How NotebookingPages.com Revolutionized our Homeschool

I’m very pleased to be sharing with you our review of the Lifetime Membership from NotebookingPages.com. This is a great addition to any curriculum to enhance children’s learning and enable them to create beautiful portfolios showcasing what they’ve learned. (I am an affiliate of NotebookingPages.com and am including affiliate links in this post.) What is Notebooking and How Can… Continue reading How NotebookingPages.com Revolutionized our Homeschool

Our Review of Read, Write & Type from Talking Fingers Inc.

For the past few weeks, Middlenificent, Littlenificent, and I have had the pleasure of using Read, Write & Type from Talking Fingers Inc. I have been looking for a typing program that would grab the interest of my 9-year old for about two years now with no luck. She quickly became bored with everything we tried and… Continue reading Our Review of Read, Write & Type from Talking Fingers Inc.

Homeschool Link-Up – I’m a Co-Host this Week!

Good morning homeschoolers, educators, teachers, friends, and family! I am thrilled to be co-hosting the 95th week of the Homeschool Link-Up hosted by Lisa of The Squishable Baby. I’m also thrilled to have you visiting us here at Desperate Homeschoolers! I hope you’ll take a few minutes to look around here and there and get to know us… Continue reading Homeschool Link-Up – I’m a Co-Host this Week!

Reading Concurrently Rather Than Out Loud

At the end of last year, I shared with you the five books we most enjoyed reading together in 2015. My comment that we enjoy reading concurrently rather than out loud together sparked at least one reader’s interest on our facebook page, so I wanted to share a little more about that. Why We Like Reading Concurrently… Continue reading Reading Concurrently Rather Than Out Loud

Online Classes for Homeschoolers: Review of SchoolhouseTeachers.com

Have you made much use of online classes in your homeschool yet? Since we use literature-based curricula, online classes are something we have not had much experience with. I am so excited that I have been chosen to be a part of the Schoolhouse Review Crew this year. The first product I was given to review… Continue reading Online Classes for Homeschoolers: Review of SchoolhouseTeachers.com

May Printable Cut-and-Paste Calendar Pieces

Can you believe it will be May in a few days? I remember as a kid hearing the old people talking about how the years seemed to be going faster and faster. I guess I’m officially an old person now because they definitely are! There are three pages of calendar pieces. The first are just… Continue reading May Printable Cut-and-Paste Calendar Pieces

Free Printable! April Cut-and-Paste Calendar Pieces

I don’t know how many, if any of you, have been using our cut-and-paste calendar pieces, especially since I missed March! I was “gently” reminded that I needed to get the April pieces ready by Bignificent today. She made the design decisions for me and decided she wanted to do a lion and lamb pattern… Continue reading Free Printable! April Cut-and-Paste Calendar Pieces

Free Printable Cut and Paste Heart Calendar Pieces for February

Hopefully, you enjoyed the cut and paste calendar for January! This month I’ve got some heart pieces for you! Like last month, I’ve made calendar pieces with hearts and numbers for Littlenificent to use and calendar pieces with just hearts for Middle so that she can practice writing her numbers. I also made a blank… Continue reading Free Printable Cut and Paste Heart Calendar Pieces for February

What’s Your Favorite Color? First Grade Graphing Project

As many of you saw on facebook, Middlenificent had a graphing project last week in math. After learning about graphs in her first grade Singapore Math book, she was supposed to design a graphing project and do it. I was opting for a two or three-option question, but she really wanted to ask people their… Continue reading What’s Your Favorite Color? First Grade Graphing Project