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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bilingual English and Spanish Unit Study on George Washington for President’s Day Dual Language

  This week we studied George Washington, the first President of the United States. While studying his life, we have also covered a few other subjects to create a bilingual – Dual Language unit in English and Spanish. George Washington was a brave man and a leader. These are two qualities that our students can […]

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 […]

Resources to Teach and Learn about the Human Body in Homeschool inspired by Charlotte Mason, Classical Education, Montessori. Spanish Materials included.

    This post contains affiliate links.  The human body is a very common topic of discussion around our dinner table. We like to discuss where the foods we eat come from and how they can HELP our bodies. Because of this, we often end up talking about the digestive system, bones, joints, brain, etc.  […]

Literature Unit Study for Owl Moon by Jane Yolen- Spanish Books And FREE Printables

Owl Moon Author:  Jane Yolen Grades: Pre-K – 3rd grade This book is excellent for introducing the concepts of figurative language in English or in ESL. Beautifully written story of a girl going owling with her Pa one night. The text describes the entire setting, the time spent between the girl and her Dad. It […]

How to Sew Pumpkins the Easy Way – Sewing and a Handicraft Project for Children per Charlotte Mason

Charlotte Mason’s teaching methodologies resonate with me in more ways than I can count. One of those ways is her idea of teaching children a handicraft from a young age. It enriches them and opens the door for them to become more creative, skilled, and confident.   *** Some points to acknowledge about handicrafts per […]

What we read this week and Reviews- April Week 3

In April we focused on reading books related to nutrition and eating healthily.  Below are some of our favorites this month. Read Aloud: The Complete Tales & Poems of Winnie the PoohThe Complete Tales & Poems of Winnie the Pooh: We read several stories from this book, the Heffalump one was a favorite. It also […]