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, […]

Spiders Unit Study

Spiders! Love them or hate them, they are an integral part of God’s great creation. Here are a few resources to use for your spider unit study.   This post may contain some affiliate links for your convenience, which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission. This helps me keep my […]

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 […]

Yes You Can Have An Organized Homeschool Life!

One of my goals for this year is to have a more organized homeschool, which naturally requires that every part of my life become more organized. Seems a lofty goal and honestly felt so overwhelming that it’s the only goal I made for the year! Then I was given a copy of Dr. Melanie Wilson’s Organized Homeschool Life: A Week-by-Week […]

Printable Christmas List at LifeInTheNerddom.com

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 […]

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 […]

First Grade Math Free Games & Printables

Math….the nemesis of many a homeschool mom. I’m certainly no exception. I actually love doing math, I just don’t love teaching it! It’s frustrating and seriously tries my patience. I’ve found that keeping math fun is a must!Save Save This post may contain some affiliate links for your convenience, which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link […]

Grasshoppers and Crickets Study at LifeInTheNerddom.com

Grasshoppers and Crickets Study

We like to delve into a few delight directed studies throughout our year. It’s an easy way to dig a little deeper into things that we might read about in books, as is the case with this Grasshoppers and Crickets study. We’ve been listening to the audio book of On the Banks of Plum Creek. All throughout the book it […]

Free Piano Lessons for Kids at LifeInTheNerddom.com

Free Piano Lessons for Kids

Note & Disclaimer: Free piano lessons online are never a substitute for private lessons with a live teacher, especially if your child plans to pursue piano playing beyond the basics. They are, however, perfect for those children (and adults!) who would simply like to try the piano to see if it’s an instrument they are truly interested in playing before […]