Monthly Archives: March 2011

Easter Egg Phonics for Beginning Readers with Printables

My preschooler knows all the sounds of her letters and has long had an obsession with the beginning sounds of words.  Lately, I’ve been looking for fun ways to help her focus on the middle and ending sounds of words, … Continue reading

Posted in holidays, homeschooling, kindergarten, learning to read, preschool, Printables | 16 Comments

Seed Packet Garden Markers

The Creek Kids and I have been planting seeds for our new garden plot that The Husband is building for us. Yay! It makes me soooo happy when The Husband does a home improvement project. But anyway… I made these … Continue reading

Posted in homeschooling, kindergarten, preschool, science, Spring crafts | 2 Comments

Our Workbox System

I’ve decided to try workboxes again.  We haven’t been homeschooling long, still in our first year, but I keep thinking there has to be a better way to get organized.  I feel like I’m all over the place, looking for … Continue reading

Posted in Home Organization, homeschooling, keeping toddlers busy so you can actually educate your older children, workboxes | 23 Comments

Spring Tree Crafts, Part 2: Flowering Cherry Trees

While we await the beautiful blossoms of the flowering cherry trees in our yard and neighborhood, we made our own version. Materials: paper towel roll, brown paint, small pink and white silk flowers snipped from a branch of silk flowers … Continue reading

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Spring Tree Crafts, Part 1: Forsythia

Forsythia Trees Every Spring I look forward to watching the forsythia bloom.  At least I did in our old neighborhood, because there, everyone had forsythia bushes.  It was an older, established neighborhood and maybe forsythia was all the rage when … Continue reading

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Spring is Almost Here! Time for Creek Play!

Of course my kids and I often do play in creeks. It’s one of our favorite things, hence the name of the blog.  But if you don’t normally do this, consider the ways your kids could benefit.  Find a shallow … Continue reading

Posted in creative play, homeschooling, nature | 5 Comments

F.I.A.R. Who Owns The Sun?

We’ve been rowing Who Own The Sun? by Stacey Chbosky last week and this week, which is about a young boy who realizes his father is a slave, owned by a master, and that he, himself is also owned.  His … Continue reading

Posted in American History, Early Elementary Years, F.I.A.R., homeschooling | 2 Comments