W is for Wolf: Retelling of The Three Little Pigs

Hi! I'm Leslie- a homeschooling momma to an almost 5 year old girl and 18 month old boy.  The 2 are as different as night and day.  I share our adventures here to both inspire learning at home and chronicle our lives, because honestly, I never started the baby books and my kids will just have to look back on their childhood through this blog... ha! #keepinitrealWe have been having so...

Honey Bee Activities

We are into Bees and Butterflies around here thanks to our preschool curriculum from Mother Goose Time!If you missed my last post on Beehive Stamping, be sure to check that out.If you are looking for more bee fun, let me share what we did today!First things first... grab some bee wings you bought at Dollar Tree last Halloween and put them on.MathNumber RecognitionUsing the cards MGT sent and...

Calendar Time Routine with a Preschooler

Hey friends! If you are new to the blog, WELCOME!I am a homeschooling momma to my 4 year old preschooler and 9 month old son.We are so blessed to share our adventures using our Mother Goose Time Preschool Curriculum, which we think is downright amazing.We never have school at the same time everyday.  However each time we start school, it goes in the same rhythm, and it always...

Homeschool Preschool: Learning the Value of Money

About 2 weeks ago, my 3.5 year old and I played a game, encouraged from our Growing Gardens unit from Mother Goose Time.  It has now become a highly requested game that we play for at least 30 minutes each time we play if not longer. It's called "Penny Produce Market."All you need are some vegetables, fruit, and some pennies.  The veggies and fruit could be real,...

Live Unboxing of February’s Small World and Experience God

I decided to try to go live on Facebook this past week and show the awesomeness that is Mother Goose Time.  In the video below, I show you an up close look at the 20 daily bags that come in this February's Small World Unit.  We are jet-setters this month yall!I can't wait to dig in with my girl!Below is another video showing you the Experience God curriculum pack. During the month...

Calendar Time: Teaching Patterns

Calendar time is one of my girl's most favorite parts of the day... and it happens everyday.From my experience in public education, kids thrive in structured environments where they know what to expect, feel safe, and know where things are that they can have access to. We start our Mother Goose Time the same way everyday... with the Calendar and our brief circle time activities which could...

Watching a Child Create

Sweet Pea is a cautious observer.  Always has been.. and hopefully, always will be.I have always known this about her, but I had never seen it so prevalent in her creations as it was on the day we had an Invitation to Create a Muddy Pig.She did not pick up the picture of the pig, or study it any more than she normally looks at something.  But as I watched her place her "mud" aka brown...

Learning our Shapes

Sweet Pea is 2 years old and 2 months.  She is an only child and I am blessed to be able to stay at home with her. I say all of that because I do not have any other kids to compare her to or know at what age certain children learn certain things.  I am just doing my best to expose her to new things, be intentional about what I say to her, and teach her to the best of my ability....

Art: Process vs. Product?

I went to college to be an art teacher. In fact my degree is in Fine Arts with an emphasis in painting, and I graduated with an EC-12 Art Certification.  I was blessed to be able to teach high school Art I for 2 separate years out of my 8 years of public education (art positions are hard to find and keep with all the cuts yall). Please allow me to tell you something about my experience...

Go SPEED Racer: Exploring Speed

Last year I wrote a post called Go Speed Racer... it's all about engaging students when beginning a unit on graphing and calculating speed.    Okay, so you have their attention, but how on earth can you really explore speed...from the fast to the slow or even better... stopped.  How is that graphed?  As I did the engage and watched my students hypothesize about the hare's...