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Afghanistan Unit Study: Culture of Afghanistan

One Week Afghanistan Culture Unit Study

It all started with The Great 5th Grade Picture Book experiment. 🙂 I created a multitude of lists of picture books in my bullet journal, each list, a different topic. There are lists for ELA, Math, Mindset, Social Justice, Art, Literature, History, Geography, and of course Science and Stem. (Did I mention just how much … Continue reading

The Great 5th Grade Picture Book Experiment

5th grade picture book experiment

As a first year homeschooling mom, I had done a ton of research, had big plans, and was really excited about a lot of things we could do. (I’m looking at you Build Your Library!) However, it didn’t take long (literally… one day) to realize it didn’t matter how much I loved something… if my … Continue reading

Who Invented Chocolate Chip Cookies?


In an effort to help my reluctant reader enjoy reading more we’ve embarked on what I like to call the Picture Book challenge. Before we go to the library I research some picture books that are geared toward older elementary readers. We now base our language arts program on picture books. It’s helping make reading … Continue reading

Cajun Catfish Stew Recipe


As a homeschooling family, it’s not just my daughter who does the learning. We all have projects we’re working on. This Summer my husband dug deep into learning how to catch catfish, not just one catfish a night, but how to go out, and catch your limit daily. It’s been quite a Summer… but he’s … Continue reading

14 Easy Ways to Learn Times Tables

learn times table

I remember trying to learn the multiplication tables. It was a nightmare. I struggled with math. I didn’t enjoy it, and really didn’t want to spend time on it, but my mom was persistent. She would follow me everywhere I went yelling out flashcards and expecting an answer, and when I say everywhere, I mean … Continue reading

Learn Presidential Facts the Easy Way

Learn Presidential facts the easy and fun way! ItsaWahmLife.com

As a deschooling family, with a kiddo who is resistant to just about anything that looks like “school” we had to figure out a different, more fun way to learn presidential facts. A big fat list of facts to memorize just wasn’t going to cut it. So… we enlisted the help of a couple of election … Continue reading

Surprise Ride Review

Surprise Ride Review by ItsaWahmLife.com

This is our first year homeschooling. We’ve been at it a almost 3 weeks now. As we sat down the first week, Unit Studies in hand, I quickly realized we were going to need a little more deschooling time. I made the decision to try a bunch of different things to see what sparked interest, … Continue reading