Rock Planet Learning: Mars

This month we are on a Space Exploration with our Experience Early Learning box, and this week is all about those rocky planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars and Pluto! All the days have been so much fun, and I love how easily our little box can adapt to my 1st grader and 3 year old. As an Experience Early Learning (EEL) Blogger, I receive the EEL Preschool Curriculum in exchange for my honest...

Creating the Grand Canyon: a STEAM Lesson for Young Learners

We are having a global adventure right from the warmth of our own home thanks to our Experience Early Learning box! This week we are exploring God's beautiful Natural Wonders all over the world. We love Nature Study, and our week of studying Natural Wonders from our Global Passport box is absolutely perfect! We took our Grand Canyon STEAM lesson indoors because of the chilly temps and we had so...

Preschool Science: Root Study Experiment

In college, I majored in Art Education. I always wanted to be an art teacher, but the Lord had other plans. Six out of the eight years I spent as a public school teacher, I was a science teacher. It was a subject I learned so much about and quickly grew to love. (I blogged about it often in 2012 and 2013 right here!) As an Experience Early Learning (EEL) Blogger, I receive the EEL...

Counting Garden Interactive Board

I have to tell yall about this amazing interactive board I just put together for my 3 year old and 6 year old! Yes, they can both use it! As an Experience Early Learning (EEL) Blogger, I receive the EEL Preschool Curriculum in exchange for my honest opinions and authentic stories about our experiences using the curriculum. All opinions and thoughts are completely my own. Counting...

STEAM: Exploring Physics with Pendulums

Our learning adventures with Experience Early Learning have taken us to the Rainforest this month. Each week we are studying a different layer of the rainforest and this week is all about the Understory. As an Experience Early Learning (EEL) Blogger, I receive the EEL Preschool Curriculum in exchange for my honest opinions and authentic stories about our experiences using the curriculum. All...

Process Art: The Ins & Outs of Making Art

This post contains affiliate links. We love process art around here and we have been doing it for years thanks to Experience Preschool, our beloved monthly school bus box. As an Experience Early Learning (EEL) Blogger, I receive the EEL Preschool Curriculum in exchange for my honest opinions and authentic stories about our experiences using the curriculum. All opinions and thoughts are...

STEAM: Rain Study

It's Autumn and a cold front is blowing through here in Texas. It's the perfect time to study Seasons and Weather with your little learners! We just finished our STEAM Cloud Study from Experience Preschool and, I had to share it with yall! As an Experience Early Learning (EEL) Blogger, I receive the EEL Preschool Curriculum in exchange for my honest opinions and authentic stories about...

Wind Process Art

I write a lot about Process Art also known as Invitations to Create. There are so many benefits to process art, but one of my favorites is that the child is truly creating something of their own that is unlike any other. As an Experience Early Learning (EEL) Blogger, I receive the EEL Preschool Curriculum in exchange for my honest opinions and authentic stories about our experiences...

Integrating Spanish in our Homeschool

Before you read all this, let me preface it: I am not a native Spanish speaker. I live in Texas and wish I was bilingual. I took 4 years of Spanish over 20 years ago. Ugh, that makes me feel old. I can't roll my r's. I am just a momma trying her best to teach my littles the beauty of language and other cultures. A few months ago, when my girl was still 5, she told me, "Mom, I want to learn...

STEAM: Color Mixing Learning with Tie-Dye

About a month ago our Children's Ministry hosted a tie-dye party for kids from Kindergarten- 6th grade. It was my first tie-dying experience. I loved watching them create, but I learned a thing or two watching them. 1. Limit the color choices. There were quite a few muddy brown looking shirts because kids got too happy with using ALL the colors. 2. Use the rubber bands and only place dye in a...