Free Guitar Lessons for Beginners and Kids

Over the years my kids have expressed an interest in learning several different instruments – guitar, piano, ukelele, recorder, violin…just to name a few! I quickly found that private lessons can get very expensive! It’s frustrating to hand over so much money only to have your kid come to you weeks later and announce they are no longer interested in […]

The World of Roald Dahl Unit Study

Roald Dahl was more than just a children’s book author, though he was arguably one of the best that ever laid pen to paper. But did you know that he was also an ace fighter pilot, adventurous backpacker, art collector, and medical inventor? This post contains referral links for your convenience. For more information, please see my policies page. Thanks! […]

Our Favorites for Teaching Science with YouTube

Teaching science with YouTube is a great way to make science both interesting and entertaining, especially for kids who are a bit reluctant to believe that science can actually be fun!   Teaching Science with YouTube We love supplementing our science units with videos and YouTube has an abundant selection of quality content to choose from. We’ve used many over […]

FREE Journal All Year Writing Prompts

Writing is not a favorite subject in the Nerddom. In fact, we loathe it. We have more stress over writing than we do math! That’s why I’m glad there are some awesome resources out there to help with our writing dilemma, like this fabulous FREE writing prompt package from WriteShop. This post may contain some affiliate links for your convenience, […]

Ant Unit Study

You can find ants basically anywhere, which makes them a great animal to begin nature study with. They are fascinating little creatures that my children just couldn’t get enough of watching and learning about. Here are some ideas for your ant unit study!   This post may contain some affiliate links for your convenience, which means if you make a […]

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Free Printable Christmas List for Kids

Here in The Nerddom, we try very hard to teach our kids that Christmas is about more than “stuff” and “getting.” I created this printable Christmas list to help them focus less on the stuff and more on the true spirit and meaning of Christmas. This post may contain some affiliate links for your convenience, which means if you make […]

Woodworking Projects for Kids

When I first searched for woodworking projects it didn’t take long to realize that there’s an abundance of projects available. The difficult part is figuring out how to put it all together in an order that teaches rather than overwhelms!  We have been implementing Charlotte Mason’s philosophies in our homeschool this year. Part of that method encourages working with handicrafts […]

Free Language Arts Curriculum

I will admit, I don’t love teaching Language Arts. While I can easily put together my own curriculum in literally any other subject, Language Arts baffles me. I have no idea why. Perhaps because I really, really hated it in school, I don’t know.At any rate, every year I have to find a Language Arts program that is already put […]

Teaching Kids the True meaning of Memorial Day at LifeInTheNerddom.com

Teaching My Kids the True Meaning of Memorial Day

Memorial Day – it seems such an odd day to “celebrate.” The parties and barbecues and games are a stark contrast to the somber remembrance of lives lost.Over the years the true meaning of Memorial Day has been lost in the excitement of a 3 day weekend and the celebration of the beginning of summer.I want my children to understand […]

Free Science Curriculum for All Grades

Science curriculum doesn’t have to be expensive. A good portion of what we’ve used for science over the years has been free resources!I remember science being incredibly dry and boring in school and I want my children’s science experience to be anything but boring. Because of that, I seek out resources that offer learning through living books and lots and lots […]