National Donut Day 🍩

Happy National Donut Day! The following except is from, Wikipedia: National Donut Day — celebrated in the United States, is on the first Friday of June of each year, succeeding the Doughnut event created by The Salvation Armyin Chicago in 1938 to honor those of their members who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I. They fried the donuts … Continue reading National Donut Day 🍩

Summer Reading Program at the Library

Happy summer break everyone! If you don't get a "break", happy summer just the same! Some of you may already know that I'm kinda obsessed with children's literature. Books are a huge part of our homeschool. Right now, I have 2 Costco bins of books in bay 2A, an amazon box of books on the … Continue reading Summer Reading Program at the Library

Roadschooling: Homeschool on the Road in Our RV

Today, I'm excited to tell you about some of the curricula we are using for our homeschool turned RV-school. I'm not being paid or compensated for these recommendations. I just want to share what seems to be working well for us, in case you want to check it out. *If you aren't homeschooling I hope … Continue reading Roadschooling: Homeschool on the Road in Our RV

Groundhog Day – FIAR – Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

This week we rowed "Mike Mulligan and HIs Steam Shovel" we planned to read it the same week as Groundhog Day.  Did you know that a groundhog can dig up to 700 lbs of dirt in just one day!  We had planned to take a field trip to our local Waste & Recycling Center but … Continue reading Groundhog Day – FIAR – Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Martin Luther King Jr Day – FIAR – Who Owns the Sun?

We used "Who Owns The Sun?" for our FIAR book this week and planned for it to be the same week as Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Here are our favorite books about Martin Luther King Jr that we found at our local library: "I Am Martin Luther King, Jr." by Brad Meltzer, illustrated by … Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr Day – FIAR – Who Owns the Sun?

FIAR – Owl Moon

While we were reading "Owl Moon" by Jane Yolen, illustrated by John Schoenherr this week we found these supplemental books that we loved from the library: "Good-Night Owl!" by Pat Hutchins -- beautifully unique illustrations with rich detail with simple repetitive words listing other birds and the sounds they make to keep the owl awake all … Continue reading FIAR – Owl Moon

Camping Books for Kids

Here's a list of our favorite picture books about camping for kids. My kids ages 2, almost 4, and 6 love them all. Ladybug Girl and Bingo by David Soman and Jacky Davis.  The only part I don't care for, is a line about a "wizard tree casting spells".  I change the words when I … Continue reading Camping Books for Kids

Books About Moving for Kids

When we moved into our current home two years ago I searched for children's books to prepare my 3-year-old son for the adventure.  We were moving to a different house in the same town.  Many of the books that I checked out at the library were about moving far away from friends and family.  Other … Continue reading Books About Moving for Kids

Finding Books for Kids at the Library

Our local library has this genius system that I am completely in love with.  I get online, go the the library website, hit the card catalog button, and type something into the "keyword" bar, hit search, then refine my search to the "Juvenile" location. I "place a hold" on all the books that look interesting.  … Continue reading Finding Books for Kids at the Library

Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear? Play Set

We are starting home school next month and I'm really excited about the Five in a Row program by Jane Claire Lambert.  We're starting with the first book titled, "Before Five in a Row".  You can purchase these books online http://www.fiveinarow.com If you sign up for the blog you get access to lots of activities … Continue reading Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear? Play Set