Summer is the perfect time for reading games to help your kids practice tricky words, especially homophones. "What the heck is a homophone, you might be wondering. They are words that sound the same but are spelled differently and have different meanings. Think to, two, and too. Starting in second grade, your child will be learning about these words. And they'll likely need a little help ... Read More about How Do You Teach Homophones in a Fun Way?
Have you visited a loved one's gravesite recently and felt you might like to spruce it up? Many of us feel it's important to decorate or maintain the site. It's our way of honoring ancestors and feeling an earthly connection to them. Visiting loved ones' graves is something our family often does during Memorial Weekend. It's a big tradition in parts of Idaho and Utah. In addition to honoring our ... Read More about How to Decorate and Maintain Your Loved One’s Gravesite: Free Printables
Don't just sit inside and read this summer! Enjoy your books in a variety of settings with these free bingo printables. Choose a Variety of Fun Places to Read Have you ever read by the light of a flashlight or a lantern? How about reading by a campfire? Or maybe you have a favorite tree in the backyard. Pull up a chair or set up a hammock and read under its leafy branches. I recently ... Read More about Summer Books Bingo!
There are two sides to every story, and yet there can still be few answers to discern the truth. Many of us have read Educated, a memoir by Tara Westover, published by Random House. As of February 2020, it's been on the New York Times best-seller list for two years and has been translated into 45 languages. It's labeled as a memoir, a story of childhood abuse and the author's remarkable rise in ... Read More about Educating, A New Memoir by the Mother of Tara Westover
We all know the tradition of singing Auld Lang Syne to ring in the New Year, but do we know the lyrics? Most of us can't get past the first line or two without needing a little help. That's where this cute printable comes to the rescue. Recently, our family gathered on New Year's Eve, and I decided to invite the neighbors to a sing-along of Auld Lang Syne at an appointed time. A kind gentleman ... Read More about Auld Lang Syne Printable Lyrics