alphabet

summertime learning eBook: free and filled with fun ideas!
June 2, 2011 14 comments

summertime learning eBook: free and filled with fun ideas!

I am beyond excited to share the news of a project that’s been consuming my life for the last two weeks (hence, the few blog posts over here. . . ...

a game for practicing spelling, sight words, or letters: WORDO!
May 26, 2011 15 comments

a game for practicing spelling, sight words, or letters: WORDO!

With the end of the school year quickly approaching, we’re all getting antsy for summer. So I’ve had to be super crafty during our work time in order to keep ...

building words outside, on the fly, WordWorld-style
April 26, 2011 2 comments

building words outside, on the fly, WordWorld-style

Cora and I were just hanging around out front last night, relaxing in the breeze and getting some fresh air while Maddy, Owen, and my husband hit the driving range. ...

sight word games to prepare for kindergarten: go fish!
April 19, 2011 16 comments

sight word games to prepare for kindergarten: go fish!

Owen has been really interested in reading lately, so I’m trying to roll with it without pushing him or having him lose interest–so games have been my go-to. He’s trying ...

letter and word learning: cora's word search puzzles
February 15, 2011 13 comments

letter and word learning: cora’s word search puzzles

  One more way we’re making Maddy’s homework time work for everyone is with Word Searches. You know those sheets of paper with big blocks of letters all scrambled up ...

getting kids to write: write around the room
January 26, 2011 17 comments

getting kids to write: write around the room

Finding interesting and meaningful activities for Owen and Cora during Maddy’s homework time has kept me busy lately, but I’ve found tons of great things for these two to do.  ...

alphabingo: playing with lowercase letters
January 4, 2011 16 comments

alphabingo: playing with lowercase letters

An oldie but goodie, we brought out Alphabingo before rest time on Monday, before I was hit hard with what seems like the flu and before our lives got really ...

quick trick: magnetic letters (how to use them with your kids!)
December 1, 2010 25 comments

quick trick: magnetic letters (how to use them with your kids!)

Holiday time is here, and things are sure to be nutty around our house–and everyone else’s–for the next few weeks. Although I know it’s going to be hard to sneak ...

new for us friday: magnetic poetry (and giveaway!)
November 26, 2010 65 comments

new for us friday: magnetic poetry (and giveaway!)

I have been a huge fan of magnetic poetry, ever since my college pals and I had a set on the fridge of our off-campus house a lifetime ago. Our ...

clothespin number and letter match-up game
October 13, 2010 8 comments

clothespin number and letter match-up game

Always on the hunt for cool ways of sneaking in a little bit of learning for my kiddos, early this summer I found these cool Clothespin Number and Letter Match-Up ...

lowercase letter hunt and sort
September 23, 2010 3 comments

lowercase letter hunt and sort

Our first super crazy fall week has hit us. Hard. With double Back-to-School Nights, double tutoring, and meetings, on top of a mid-week trip to the Newseum to learn about ...