Five in a Row · Kindergarten · Preschool

Mike Mulligan & His Steam Shovel – Five in a Row Preschool & Kindergarten

Do you ever have moments when you are overwhelmed with gratitude?  I had one earlier as I watched baby Q take a few crawls forward.  I am blessed to be able to stay home and be here for all the little moments but even more than that, I felt so grateful as I watched M… Continue reading Mike Mulligan & His Steam Shovel – Five in a Row Preschool & Kindergarten

Five in a Row · Kindergarten · Preschool

The Rag Coat – Five in a Row Preschool & Kindergarten

I like most of the books we’ve read with Five in a Row this year but our latest is definitely my favorite – The Rag Coat by Lauren Mills.  The Amazon description sums it up pretty well, “With paintings that capture all the beauty of Appalachia in authentic detail, this tender story about a resourceful… Continue reading The Rag Coat – Five in a Row Preschool & Kindergarten

Homeschool · Kindergarten

Bananagrams for Practicing Sight Words and Other Ideas

Since M is learning to read, I have sight words on the brain a lot these days!  I’ve noticed that M second guesses herself quite often when practicing sight words or when she comes across them in a book, even if they are ones she knows.  To help her build confidence, I have been trying… Continue reading Bananagrams for Practicing Sight Words and Other Ideas

Five in a Row · Kindergarten

Very Last First Time – Five in a Row Preschool & Kindergarten

We’re back in the swing of things so I wanted to share another Five in a Row book we completed before the holidays.  Very Last First Time by Jan Andrews was a great book for a week of fun activities.  Here’s a peak… *This post contains affiliate links, through which I may receive a small… Continue reading Very Last First Time – Five in a Row Preschool & Kindergarten

Kindergarten · Learning Ideas

Freddie and His Ocean Friends – Science for Preschool & Kindergarten with Be Naturally Curious

We recently finished up our next Be Naturally Curious science mini-unit and it was a great topic for kids of a wide age range.  This unit, called Freddie and his Ocean Friends, kept the kids engaged and led to some really fun activities.  Be Naturally Curious has designed a dozen different science and nature mini-courses… Continue reading Freddie and His Ocean Friends – Science for Preschool & Kindergarten with Be Naturally Curious