Life Underground: A Child-Led Book Study for Preschool

E loves animals, just like always!  When I ask her what kind of book she’d like to read, she answers, one about animals!  Yesterday we read La vida bajo la tierra (Life Underground) by María Ruís and Josep María Parramón.  It’s a simple book that introduces what is below the grass we walk on, following a family of rabbits. After …

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Beginning Montessori in Our Homeschool

You’ll notice that we’re starting to follow the Montessori method in our learning; it’s perfect for us.  We were already starting to use this method unknowingly!  I’m learning more through training at Keys of the Universe.  I’ll share some of what I learn, and what we do.  For now, this is what I’ve learned, and what I like most about …

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Alphabet Sensory Box

Here´s a simple but fun activity for working with the alphabet. You can download that alphabet sheet free via TpT!

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January Calendar Song in Spanish

I realized today that I’d forgotten to share our January calendar song with you.  It’s one of our favorites so far, so I want you to have it as well.  You can save it for next year at least, right?  Here it is, for whenever you would like it.  Just click on the link below the picture to download it …

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Cancion de diciembre y otras novedades / December Calendar Song and other news

It’s time to share another song!  This one is sung to the tune of “Jingle Bells”!  There are two versions, one Christian and one non-religious, and each one has color and black/white versions.  Click any picture at the bottom of the post to download it (FREE) at TpT, or click the link below the pictures to download the pdf here!  …

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TpT Winter Holidays Book – Un regalo para usted!

Announcing…The Winter Holidays Book from sellers at Teachers pay Teachers!!!!  And do you know who was selected to contribute?  Me!  It’s really an honor.  You can download this book FREE; it has ideas and advice to use with your students during this holiday season, and links to a ton of activities (all FREE!) that you can use right now! I’m …

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Wizard's Adventures: Getting a Reluctant Writer to do Creative Writing

We have a new member of the family!  Meet Wizard! He’s a little tiny hamster.  G saved his money for two months and did extra work raking leaves to buy him.  And now he has a very thorough understanding of the word “nocturnal”. Being small, however, doesn’t prevent his having epic adventures!  I noticed that G was resisting any writing …

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What I most like to see…

Two little heads bent over a good book. It makes my heart rejoice! They are reading, learning, and letting their imaginations roam all over the earth, and beyond….a good day. If they love reading, we are successful!  

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Fall Tree Handprint Art

  This is G’s, who is 6 years old.  I painted his hand and forearm brown with washable tempera paint, and he made the print on the paper.  Then I gave him an unsharpened pencil, and a bit of red, orange and yellow paint on a paper plate.  He used the eraser end to make the leaves, dipping it into …

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Meet Sergio the Squirrel!

Meet Sergio the Squirrel!  He’s a very hard-working squirrel, but he’s also very mischievous!  We’ve done several activities with Sergio this week, and I’m ready to share one today – free!  In this worksheet he needs your students’ help to decide which acorns he can eat; the ones with capital letters are okay, but the ones with lowercase letters make …

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