Get Science Experiments Done! Have you ever struggled to actually get science experiments done? If you are like me, the answer is a big resounding YES. Every year I have big plans to do many science experiments. But I fail. I know I am not alone when it comes to this. Whenever I talk with… Read More Plant and Animal Cell Experiment
After many months of researching and planning, I am finally able to share what my girls are learning during the 2019 – 2020 school year. This year I have an 8th grader, 5th grader, and super excited 3rd grader. The information is broken down into individual grade-level classes and then our group classes. Check out… Read More What My 8th, 5th & 3rd Graders Are Learning
Ok, I know 25 may be a bit much but I just sat down and begin ordering and 25 is the number of things in my cart! One of my favorite things to do is shop for school supplies. I have always loved the smell and feel of new sharpened pencils and folders as a… Read More My Top 25 Must Have Back to School Supplies
When I first started thinking about home schooling my sister put this book in my hands and I read it cover-to-cover at least three times. This book has influenced not only how I approach my home school, but also the resources and curriculum I use. It is full of very tangible – how -to information… Read More Video Book Review: The Well-Trained Mind
Lela was away at her very first youth retreat and that meant little sisters were left behind. So every day big sister was away I planned a fun activity the girls could look forward to. They called it Little Sister Camp. On day three we invited MeeMaw over for an art party. My mom loves… Read More Owl Art Project with MeeMaw…Free & Fabulous!
If you are a home schooling Mom, you are probably asked a lot why you homeschool. Truth is, there are a lot of reasons why Khari and I homeschool our girls. Yet, oftentimes when I struggle with answering the question fully…maybe because it is an ever evolving answer. So I thought I would start capturing… Read More Reason #1 – Morning Hugs
NPR’s Podcast, 1A is one of my favorite things to listen to as I am driving from here to there. I truly appreciate discussions that grapple with some of today’s and Yesterday’s toughest topics in a civil and honest way. Recently they aired a podcast about how schools should teach slavery to students and featured… Read More Teaching About Slavery
Last week I took the kids to Toolfest, a Construction Career Exposure Event, located at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery in downtown, DC. Niara is our resident Tinkerbell, and when I saw an ad for this free event I knew I had to take her. But she wasn’t the only Grant girl out their having… Read More On Your Mark, Get Ready, DRILL!
I am so grateful when some of the work has been done for me! I love using YouTube to help come alongside what I am teaching my kids. Unfortunately, I always remember YouTube as I am in the middle of a lesson. Often I am like, “Wait a minute, let me see it YouTube has… Read More Best Educational YouTube Channels for Kids — Bilingual Mami
Lourdes is learning how to read! I can remember vividly when her sisters were learning letter sounds, blend families and sounding out words. Such a magical time. This week we are focusing on sight words. Sight words, often also called high frequency sight words, are commonly used words that young children are encouraged to memorize as a whole by sight,… Read More An Easy & Affordable Way to Teach Sight Words