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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

14 Easy Ways to Learn Times Tables

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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

Math Games for Kids {Making Homeschool Fun}

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This is our first year homeschooling. It’s only been two weeks and I’ve already thrown out all the grand plans I had for our homeschool. I had these big ideas, and they all looked a lot like school. After a first week of an insane emotional roller coaster, I decided to try a different route. I … Continue reading