What We Use

Here's a little peek at some of the resources you'll find us using.
Some links will take you to original creations, some are ideas inspired by others and some are affiliate links.
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Touch Math Template

Use this template to create touch (dot) math cards. These are helpful visuals for addition or subtraction equations. 

Dino Unit Study Lesson Plan

Looking for some fun dinosaur activities? Use this unit study plan as inspiration! 

Reading Materials

In our house, you'll never be more than an arm's lengthy away from a stack of books. We love these series as inspiration for our unit studies!

The Magic Tree House
by Mary Pope Osborne

Who doesn't love a great tree house?! Especially when it is filled with books that can send you on amazing adventures in locations all over the world! 

The Magic School Bus
by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen

I love these books as a less intense option for my youngest son who is easily spooked and sometimes finds the Magic Tree House books to be a little overwhelming. 

The Boxcar Children
by Gertrude Chandler Warner

What can I say about these books other than they are some of my childhood favorites and I absolutely love revisiting them with my boys!

Projects & Tutorials

Fun, hands-on activities we love!

Steamboat materials

Candle Steamboat

Steamboat Natchez is one of only two operational steamboats in the US and our ride on it along the Mississippi was my inspiration for this project. It was an epic fail, but so fun to attempt. Here's the link to the YouTube video of what was supposed to happen.

bottle rocket

Bottle Rocket

With a plastic water bottle, a cork, some popsicle sticks, vinegar and baking soda we literally had a blast with this one

Solar System Thermometer

Solar System Thermometer

Max loved every part of making this visual which shows the temperatures on the planets in our solar system. Click here for a link to the planet template we used!

Gameschooling Favorites

You won't find many worksheets at this school! We enjoy playing games to reinforce math and reading skills and encourage critical thinking. These are some of our favorites. 


Colors, Counting, Cooperation, Critical Thinking

Pop For Letters

Alphabet Recognition (upper and lowercase),
Letter Sounds

Sum Swamp

Addition, Subtraction