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 […]

Favorite Thanksgiving Books at LifeInTheNerddom.com

Favorite Thanksgiving Books

Thanksgiving is becoming an overlooked holiday these days. Halloween gets loads of attention and then on November 1st the Christmas carols are on the radio, Christmas decorations are in the stories, and of course, the Christmas sale ads begin. Thanksgiving is difficult to make money from so the holiday gets relegated to half an aisle of cheap decorations at the […]

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 […]

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 […]

First Grade Math Free Games & Printables

Math….the nemesis of many a homeschool mom. I’m certainly no exception. I love completing 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 Nerdlet is entering first grade this year. So far math has been pretty informal but first grade will require a bit more […]

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 […]