Identifying Odd and Even Numbers (A Lesson Plan with Free Resources)

We use Time4Learning as our homeschool foundation for curriculum. It is super affordable, and easy to navigate however it is quite text heavy and has more quizzes and tests as the grades progress. I tend to pull the subject matter for each lesson and create my own that is a bit more hands on and fun! (The beauty of homeschooling, make it your own!) This blog will go on to show you how I created and set up a lesson for learning about odd and even numbers! To get started with this lesson, I introduced the story of Even Steven and Odd Todd you can click the book cover below for link to purchase this book: You can find the book read aloud for free here! After reading/listening to the story, we w

The Power of Cozy and it's Relationship to Behavior

If you follow me on Facebook, you will have noticed and may have been a participant in a series of polls asking you to choose which photo looked most cozy out of 2 photos, labeled A and B. I tried to keep the two being compared pretty close as far as colors/scheme went. The results were interesting, especially on seeing how subjective the term "cozy" is. For example, some of you noted textiles like bedding/rugs. Others honed in on things like practicality and storage. Within each set of photos there was a constant and I think a few of you noted on some but not all of the rooms. It was something many of you were likely drawn to but didn't even notice. Doing this experiment with my added hype

Fifth Grade Learning Goals

In fifth grade, students will practice more complex mathematical concepts such as exponents, decimals, fractions and more. They will read and understand new vocabulary in science and social studies as well significantly improve their grammar skills. They will expand their knowledge about the scientific method, historical events and important historical figures. Below are some of the skills and concepts a fifth grade education should include. Comparing and contrasting topics and themes Using linking words and writing a conclusion Multiplying two fractions using an area model Understanding how Earth’s four spheres interact within the water cycle Knowing and locating different climate zones aro

Fourth Grade Learning Goals

Let’s look at some of the concepts 4th graders will acquire this year: They will solve multi-step word problems using all four operations, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. They will learn how to find the perimeter and area of a shape by counting units. They will learn how to write chronological pieces, pieces focusing on cause and effect and pieces that draw from personal experience while spelling frequent words correctly. They will learn about changes in matter and energy, as well as expand their knowledge about the solar system and the universe. They will learn about the Mesopotamian, Egyptian and other ancient civilizations. 4th Grade Math Curriculum Objectives In 4th g

Third Grade Learning Goals

3rd Grade Curriculum Overview A typical third grade curriculum will promote mastery of multiplication and division as well as expand their understanding of reading and writing. Third graders will develop more complex skills as they get used to reading longer texts and read about different topics in social studies, science and language arts. When researching third grade curricula, take the following into consideration: Are the lessons fun and keep children engaged? Are the concepts included helping children truly understand and meet their learning objectives? How often are children assessed and how are they being assessed? Is there plenty of opportunities for children to practice and reinforc

Second Grade Learning Goals

2nd Grade Curriculum Overview A typical second grade curriculum will vary depending on the state you live in. In general, a second grade education should focus on helping students continue to build their reading and writing skills, as well as improve their researching and critical thinking skills. When researching a second grade homeschool curriculum, it’s important to ensure that it: Makes learning fun with interactive content that keeps your child engaged and stimulated. Teaches fundamental concepts in all the core subjects to help students meet learning objectives. Assesses students periodically to ensure mastery and understanding of content. Provides plenty of opportunities for extra pra

First Grade Learning Goals

Below are some of the skills and concepts that a first grade student will typically learn: Become an independent reader, improve their phonics, phonemic awareness, and comprehension Grammar skills including capitalization and punctuation Handwriting skills, writing their name as well as simple words and sentences Math skills such as adding and subtracting single digit or small numbers, greater than and less than concepts, identifying patterns and shapes How to make scientific observations and record these in writing, pictures and/or graphs. Symbols that represent the U.S. Important figures and events in U.S. history The difference between living and nonliving things The importance of the sun

Kindergarten Learning Goals

During their kindergarten education, students will focus on nailing down their letters, sounds, and words, which will get them started on reading sight words and writing simple sentences. Fundamental math skills will also be of major focus and include skills such as counting by 1s, 2s, 5s, 10s, basic addition and subtraction, and identifying shapes, just to name a few. A complete kindergarten curriculum will include reading, writing, and art as well as the typical science, math and language arts. Kindergarten Math Curriculum Recognize numbers up to 10 Learn how to sort objects Learn concepts of more and less Develop basic addition and subtraction skills Recognize and create basic patterns Ki

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