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Homeschooling Articles

Our Plans for the 2023-2024 School Year
Well, I've begun planning for the new school year for my 4 kiddos. This will be the first year I'll be teaching all four of them at the same time. For the most part, we will be continuing where we left off in the language arts, spelling, sc...
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Our Reading Curriculum
 Our Reading CurriculumThis year, we began a new reading and language arts curriculum. I felt we needed more structure in this area, especially with my struggling reader. I opted for The Good and the Beautiful (TGTB) for all my kids. I loved the fact...
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Our Spelling Curriculum
 I spent the first 6 years of homeschooling preparing most of our curriculum myself from a mixture of things I created or things I found for free. That worked really well for us for the most part until my daughter began to struggle. I tried many thin...
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Why Do We Homeschool?
As was said in my previous post, I began homeschooling my daughter when she turned 3. We did preschool at home 2 or 3 days a week, as she showed interest. I enjoyed teaching her, and she enjoyed her school time, so we decided to just keep going as lo...
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Language Arts Articles

Birthday Seek and Find Preschool Freebie
Seek and Find Activities for Preschool
My kids have all loved activities where they have to go on a hunt to find what they are looking for. I used this love of finding things to inspire the creation of these activities for them to practice alphabet and number recognition.These seek and f...
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What are Affixes, Prefixes and Suffixes?
 An important aspect of learning to read and to comprehend what is being read is to know affixes. Knowing and understanding the meaning of affixes will help students become more fluent with reading and to understand what they are reading.What are aff...
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Math Articles

Our Math Curriculum for Middle School
 So, last year I started a new curriculum with my oldest. Our previous, free, curriculum just wasn’t going to cut it for the start of our middle school journey.My oldest is great at math. It is her strongest subject, and the one she excels in th...
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All Other Articles

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Boom Cards: New Technology for the Digital Classroom
In the classroom, digital learning has become a huge part of everyday learning. Even when students are in the classroom they have access to more technology then we could have ever dreamed of when we were in school. I remember in 4th grade, I went t...
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Meet Us
 As I mentioned before, we have 4 kids. All are homeschooled. We have a 5th grader, a 2nd grader, a kindergartner and a preschooler.Our 5th grader, our oldest daughter, is our perfectionist. She is an exceptional artist, a math whiz, but a strug...
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Learn about The Connett Connection and how we got started.
What is The Connett Connection?
 Hello! My name is Jennifer and I am the founder of The Connett Connection.I began teaching in 2006, right after graduating college and getting married. I was taught at my local elementary school as the sole Pre-K teacher for 20 students. I had ...
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The Connett Connection

I am a former Pre-K teacher, now homeschooling momma of 4. I love to share the resources I have made that have helped my kids succeed and have fun with school!