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2019 Feels Like Home Reading Challenge

Free 2019 reading challenge for adults - Great list of book ideas and tips for reading more. Includes free printable chart and bookmarks. Perfect for a month or for 52 weeks of the year.

Last Friday, I shared a huge list of 50+ fiction and non-fiction books that I hope to read in 2019. Maybe I won’t read them all (um… I definitely won’t read them all!) but I want to make a concerted effort to read as many as possible – as long as the reading stays fun and interesting. 2019 Feels Like Home Reading Challenge Because I have such a long list of books to read, I created a fun way to track what I’ve read and encourage myself to read more: the 2019 Feels Like Home Reading Challenge resource pack. This fun … Read more

Pumpkin Science & Math – A Printable Lesson Plan for the Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary Classroom or Homeschool

Fun pumpkin lesson plans for kids - Awesome unit plans for teaching about the math and science of pumpkins in preschool, kindergarten, or even 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade. Includes a book list, experiment, investigation, and activities for math, science, literacy, and other connections. Perfect for fall unit study or theme.

    Last week, Strite’s Farm Store (the local orchard and farm market that we frequent, year round) had about twenty different kinds of pumpkins, gourds, and squash. I had to pace myself not to buy one of every single variety, just for fun. I was thinking that pumpkins would make great, seasonally appropriate science lessons and that Grace would enjoy investigating all different kinds of pumpkins to see how they’re alike and different. I purchased a Hubbard squash, a neck pumpkin, 2 big old jack-o-lantern pumpkins (because Grace wanted one for carving and I wanted one for investigating), a … Read more