Why I Use Abeka Phonics and Language Arts to Teach Reading K through Second Grade – An Honest Review

(This post includes affiliate links to resources that I trust and use. ) I have been using Abeka’s Language Arts program for each of my children for five years. I have been very impressed with Abeka, it is a solid curriculum! It is very complete with books, consumables, lesson plans, scope and sequence, charts, you […]

Homeschooling and Learning about the World with the World Cup

As huge soccer / futbol fans, the World Cup is quite the occasion.  I cannot pass on the opportunity to watch great games with the best players around the world while learning facts and geography of the different countries that will be represented.  Jamie Martin’s book Give Your Child the World is a wonderful resource […]

Free Addition Game for the Doubles Hands On with Free Printable

Today I am sharing a FREE Printable game I made for my Kindergartener to use.  My kids really enjoy games and puzzles and putting things together, so I created this addition printable where the bee card will have to go to the sunflower to get the pollen.  Each addition card also has a ten-frame where […]

Teaching Geography in the Bilingual Dual Language Classroom or Homeschool Plus FREE Geography Signs Printable

  We love, LOVE, Geography. As a language learner and world traveler, a world map makes my heart beat. Although these days, most of our traveling happens by looking at our world map and finding travel videos on YouTube to help us see the world. Until we travel again, we are getting to see the […]

Authentic Materials to Teach American Culture through Music

This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own and I only post about courses that I use and love.  Music is an authentic, natural way to get to know a country’s language and culture especially the music related to national holidays and special celebrations that occur throughout the year. Music is the easiest way […]

Best Educational YouTube Channels for Kids

Thanks to technology, we can learn most subjects from YouTube. Offering videos, online field trips, learning a thing or two about let’s say farm life or cooking in the 18th century or who knows what your child will want to look up tomorrow morning. YouTube has it. YouTube has pretty much everything!!! It is the […]

Free St. Patrick’s Day English Spanish ABC Printable

St. Patrick’s Day or St. Paddy’s Day this year will be on Saturday, March 17th, 2018. This is an opportunity for children to learn about Ireland, go on nature walks looking for clovers, trying out new Irish food, and so much more. In a different post, I will share what all we will be doing […]

11 Tips to Set a Homeschool Routine for Success

This post contains affiliate links.   Fact 1: homeschool provides freedom to have your own schedule… However, Fact 2: when there is no routine, everyone and everything is all over the place which may lead to chaos.  Many times friends and family ask me “how do you homeschool when you have 4 children?!?! You must […]

Homeschooling and Preparing for a Hurricane in the Same Week

Little did we know this week we would be preparing for Hurricane Irma, right after watching out and praying for our friends in Texas who endured Hurricane Harvey a week ago.  Irma looks massive. So many people have left. So many people are staying. The streets are quiet, all shelves are pretty much empty with […]

Back to School Shopping List – Homeschool Edition

This post contains affiliate links.  My favorite section to shop is school supplies. LOVE it!!! My type A personality wants to plan and make sure I have everything needed to keep things running smoothly in our homeschool. Some school supplies we have to purchase every year, sort of like consumable workbooks; other things we have […]