Category: 1st Grade

Homeschool activities

50+ Non-Worksheet Homeschool Activities

As homeschool moms, it is so easy to get wrapped up in the “we have to get the textbooks done!” mentality that we can forget about all the other ways to incorporate learning into our homeschool day. I decided to compile a list of “non-worksheet” homeschool activities to round out your homeschool day. This list...

Long Vowel Sounds

Activities and Ideas for Teaching Long Vowel Sounds

Long vowel sounds can be a point of struggle for many young readers. While short vowel sounds are relatively straightforward and spelled the same each time, long vowel sounds are more complex. There are several ways to make each of the long vowel sounds. For example, a long a can be spelled with: a_e, ai,...

Sort a Scene – Long Vowels and Dipthongs Practice

Mastering long vowel sounds is an important part of learning to read. There are so many vowel teams and phonics words for emerging readers to memorize and understand, that it can be daunting. Today, I’m sharing an activity an activity that I like to use with the first grader – Sort-a-Scene: Long Vowel Sounds. Related...

How to Encourage Your Reluctant Homeschool Student

Five More Ways to Motivate Your Reluctant Homeschool Student

In a previous post, I shared five easy ways you could help encourage and your reluctant homeschool student and make learning fun. Today, I’m going to share five more ideas that I have successfully used during phases when one of my kiddo was reluctant to do their schoolwork! Change Subjects Many students have a favorite...

Reluctant Writer Activities

5 Writing Activity Ideas for Reluctant Writers

Reluctant writer activities can go a long way to helping a reluctant writer get more comfortable writing and improving their skills. When students gain just a little bit of confidence in their writing abilities, it can make writing much less frustrating. Here are a few reluctant writer activities that have worked well with my reluctant...

Reluctant Writer Silly Sentence Template

The MOST CREATIVE Silly Sentences [FREE Printable]

Inside: Add some silliness to your next writing activity! WHAT A SILLY SENTENCE is a great way to increase your child’s interest in writing and have some laughs, too! Writing can be hard for early elementary kids and, as a result, it can be hard on both of you! One of the writing resources that...

St. Patrick's Day Coloring Page Color by number

St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Color By Number Freebie

St. Patrick’s Day is such a fun holiday for homeschooling. And it doesn’t involve candy!! Hooray! My girls love to color, so I decided to whip up a shamrock coloring page for them. I like to create coloring pages that make them think a little bit. So, I made this shamrock coloring page with my...

Free Domino Addition and Subtraction Printable

Free Domino Addition and Subtraction Printables

Practicing addition and subtraction facts are a fundamental part of elementary school math. But, children can often get tired of just worksheet after worksheet of practice problem. So, as homeschool moms, we’ve got to change it up to keep things interesting! Today, I’d like to share with you one way that I get my first...

Fairy Tale Counting Syllable Cards

Fairy Tale Themed Syllable Counting Cards

Counting syllables is another great tool to teach your child that can help improve their spelling and reading skills. It is also sometimes a largely overlooked skill since it doesn’t directly involve spelling or reading. Let’s talk about syllables and how to count them. And I’ve got a super cute set of Fairy Tale Themed...