Author: Terri Wilson

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Creative Story Starter Pages

Story starters are a huge hit in our house, my daughter loves to write and just a simple sentence or two is enough to inspire her to create a new story. This PDF has 5 pages in it, each with...

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Secular Evolution Books for Kids

To go along with my earlier lapbook on evolution, I’ve put together a collection of possible books that approach the topic from a scientific and secular perspective. Teach your kids about where we all came from with fun picture books...

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Evolution Lapbook

Evolution and natural selection can be a tricky topic for secular homeschoolers because so many religious sources have material on this that doesn’t really suit our needs (like proving it’s not real). Anyway, I thought it was time for a...

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Getting Bored with Book Reports

I always loved doing book reports when I was in school. I already loved to read, and the reports were a way to show that off. But I’ve learned from my own homeschooling experience with my daughter that not every...

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Quote the Raven Nevermore

A few weeks ago, I posted a little note on Facebook about the anniversary of the poem “The Raven”, by Edgar Allan Poe and it was really popular. We did a reading here, but the language of the poem was...

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Explore Figurative Language

It can be tough to write interesting sentences when you’re just getting to know nouns, verbs and the like. Adding some elements of figurative language can be a fun way to jazz up any story or writing assignment in your...

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Presidents Notebooking Pages

I will admit that learning the presidents isn’t a big thing in our house since we are Canadian. But with the election stuff going (OMG, you guys campaign forever!), we have been talking about elections and presidents on and off....

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Growing with Grammar – A Review

Growing with Grammar is a workbook program to teach the basics of proper grammar and sentence structure. I thought I would share my opinions on this homeschool curriculum option language arts. Things I Liked: The entire program was simple and right...

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Periodic Table Crosswords

We use crossword puzzles a LOT in our house because they combine the rather boring question/answer format of worksheets with a puzzle. As more words are solved, more clues are added. They can be tough to find on scientific subjects...

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Basic Geography Map Printables

My daughter loves memorizing the locations of exotic countries around the world, and we go through a lot of map printables. It took me a long time to get a suitable collection, with the right level of detail, borders and...