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Tips & Tricks: Attention Span

I have seen people ask about their child's attention span. Other will get people telling them that they do not do school for long enough, blah, blah, blah. Here is my take on it. You do not need to do school as long as public school does. Do you know why it takes them so long? Because they have 25-36 kids to teach at a time! That will definitely take longer than teaching 1-5+ kids. There is no reason your child needs to sit doing school at home for 8 hours a day when they finish the lesson for the day in half an hour. The attention span is different. Each child will have a different length they are able to actively focus on things. Some children can focus for hours and others only a little bit. This is fine. Your child will build up their attention span a long the way.  Just like how popcorn pops at different times but they are all in the same bag; every child will pop when they are ready. What I do is when I see our daughter is at her limit I stop the lesson. This is especially do

Flash Cards & Games

 I am very excited to announce that I am now offering flash card and game printables! Each set it 3$. You will be able to print them as often as you like. Just send an email to and let me know which ones you’d like. If you’d like me to make flash cards for you they start at 10$.  Here are the available flash cards: Japanese Hiragana (regular or colorful) Japanese Katakana (regular or colorful) Japanese Numbers (cards (regular or colorful) or game) Japanese Colors (cards or game) Japanese Months (cards or game) Japanese Shapes (cards or game) Spanish Colors (cards or game) Spanish Numbers (cards game) Spanish Months/Days of the Week (cards or game)

Tips & Tricks: Making Learning Fun

IF your child says they are bored or that they do not like school there are lots of ways to make school more fun for them. Here are a few ways that I make school more fun for our daughters: we use a lot of games that are educational most of them are critical thinking games you can use games that work on math as well like monopoly sometimes I let our daughter pick what class we do next for classes she is not as fond of I turn them into a game she does not like English class so I spread out all her reading cards and have her find them or she is an animal and has to catch the words by reading them properly using something other an a pencil to write with can make it more fun crayons, colored pencils, etc. for older kids you could let them type their notes talk in a funny voice this probably only works for younger kids become a new person you could have a different persona when you teach certain classes do more experiments with your science lessons take a class outside if you have to read a

Tips & Tricks: How to Study

Why did I not make a good great? I studied, what went wrong? Studying starts with proper note taking. If you are studying for a class that has equations you will want to memorize these and do practice problems so that you know how to use them properly. Maybe make a chart on the equations you have learned. If the class has a textbook you can reread sections or look over any handouts you complete or where given. Reread your notes many times. Do not just have one cram session the night before. Instead take an hour or so each day to go over the important things for that class. If anything is confusing then ask your teacher, use Google, reread your notes or textbooks to see if you can understand them. Sometimes it will take a few times of reading something to fully grasp the concept being presented.  Public school teachers often have open class hours either before or after school go to these if you, too. If you are homeschooled you can ask your teacher anytime and I am sure they will be wil

Review: All About Spelling Level 2

I love, love, love All About Learning Press! So with that of course we have kept with All About Spelling after finishing level 1. Just like before I have organized it by getting the teacher manual's spine cut and the pages spiral bound. It is so much easier to go through the book that way. The student pack comes with the cards (phonogram, sound, key and word), syllable tags, syllable rules, word banks, jail for words that break the rules when spelling, the progress chart with stickers for it and the certificate. You will need the tiles but if you have used either All About Reading or Spelling before than the tiles are the same. We got the app (for tablet only) instead so that there is no chance of losing the tiles. In level 1 there were tokens to help with making sure your child sounds out each sound in a word and then writes it. Level 2 does not come with any tokens but you can really use anything as a token. Our daughter likes to use Hot Wheels if she is missing sounds in a word


I got a lot of people asking for my reviews/tests I give my kids. If you would like one let me know by emailing me at Each grade’s review cost 1$/subject. So far we have completed kinder and first. We are halfway through 2nd grade but if you would like 2nd grade I can put you on a mailing list for when the new reviews come out. Below is part of our review, however you will receive a typed version in the form of a PDF. Payment in the form of PayPal or Zelle. Please keep in mind the reviews are based off our curriculum. By no means does it mean you are not doing enough if your child doesn’t know the answers or y’all haven’t gone over what we have. Our curriculum of choice is Timberdoodle. You’ll find everything we use here .  Pre-K Subjects:      Math      Geography/Social Studies      Thinking Skills      Science      English (reading)      Social/Emotional Skills (emotions to know) Kinder Subjects:      Math      History      Thinking Skills      Science  

Review: All About Reading Level 3

This is the second to last level of reading! All About Reading  has been an amazing curriculum for it. Everything is laid out so nicely. The thing I love best about this curriculum is that even as a dyslexic parent I have been able to effectively teach our daughter to read all on my own! If you have read our previous reviews you know I organize this curriculum very particularly. the teacher manual gets spiral bound by Staples. The student book get the pages torn out and sheet protected. The cut outs get laminated and put into a zip lock with an index card to know what level and lesson they go with. The phonogram cards and word cards get laminated as well. This level has two books with many stories in them for your child to read when they pop up in the curriculum. My daughter loves the stories and likes to read the title for the next story before she learns the new lesson that will be in them.  I love that there is plenty of work so that the child can practice the new concept being taug