Kindergarten at Home: a day in the life of us

It’s already September and we’ve been working and playing our way through Kindergarten for nearly a month now!

It’s been a while since I’ve updated on our family, so I thought this would be the perfect time to share what life is like for us this fall.

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15 Ways to Turn Around a Chaotic Homeschooling Day

The amazingly creative learning activity you planned was a total bust and ended in toddler tears. You lost your keys somewhere between changing the baby’s diaper and packing the snacks for after soccer practice. The kids’ bad attitudes are quickly growing contagious, and you have absolutely zero plan for dinner.

I’ve been here. So many days.

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Unplugged Play: 50 “I’m Bored” Activities

At 11:15 this morning, I set the baby in the pack-and-play and started to prep lunch. I asked my five year old to find something fun to do while waiting for lunch. Apparently, this was no small feat — ┬áthe whining ensued almost immediately.

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Preschool P.E. at Home

When we first started preschool activities at home, I knew physical activity and education would be important, but I wasn’t sure where to start!

As time went on, I realized that the most important part of physical education in the early childhood years is simply the enjoyment of and participation in being active! So we began doing things we loved, and our P.E. evolved from there.

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Christmas Cheer – Lifestyle Post Roundup

Between helping with (and having kids involved in) children’s choir, teaching a preschool class on Wednesday nights, teaching piano lessons 3 out of 5 evenings, and all the holiday buzz in general, my December plate is pretty full!

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12 New Ways to Celebrate Fall While Homeschooling

Looking for some fun, fall activities for your homeschool that go beyond the pumpkin patch?

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Alphabet Soup – A “Martha Speaks” Learning Activity

This little learner activity is perfect for emergent readers!

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Thrifted School Supply Hack!

This time of year my Pinterest feed seems chalk full – pun intended – with beautiful school supply storage ideas. And what self-respecting teacher nerd can resist a lovely array of freshly sharpened colored pencils in a cute container?

This week I came up with a clever and pretty solution for organizing your homeschool supplies.

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Nature Painting: An Outdoor Water Activity

Need a fun, beat-the-heat activity for those “Mom, I’m bored!” moments? This nature water painting activity will keep the kids busy and cool in the heat of the great outdoors.

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