Tagged: homeschooling

6 Apps for Middle School Mathematicians

Math pairs so well with technology, but it’s hard to know which apps will help enhance your middle school math curriculum. We’ve tried and tested them for you!  Here are 6 apps for middle school mathematicians that are sure to get an A+ in your classroom! 6 Apps for Middle...

Memorization Tips – Spelling and Multiplication Facts
Memorization Tips – Spelling and Multiplication Facts

I have been asked quite a few times to provide tips for memorization.  While it is best for kids to understand the how, some things, like spelling and multiplication facts, may take a long time to commit to memory without exercise.  There are a ton of fun games online, but if you...

12 Books to Help Teach the Six Traits of Writing

This post may contain affliate links Children books are not just for the toddler set. In fact, they are perfect tools for teaching six-trait writing to middle schoolers! From finding voice to conveying the right imagery through compelling figurative language and word choice, books that are traditionally used with Pre-K...

Does Your Little Scholar Have Trouble with Homework?

Here are 5 Tips for Creating a Productive ‘Homework Zone’ There’s a longstanding debate about homework in America’s schools. How necessary is it? How much of an impact does it have on learning and retention? How much is too much? Whether you’re a proponent of the “10-minute rule” — that’s...

Young Scientists Program at Cranbrook Institute of Science

Join other families as we partake in a weekly investigation through the wonders of the natural world with hands-on activities across different disciplines: paleontology, engineering, biology, and more! The program runs through March 30, 2017. preK 10:00 – 10:45am K – 2 4:15 – 5:00pm Fee covers admission for one...

5 Reasons To Field Trip To Battle Creek

Battle Creek, Michigan is a few hours away from Metro Detroit, but well worth a day trip for homeschool families.  With tons of great history in this community, everyone should plan a trip for the reasons listed below! 5 Reasons To Field Trip To Battle Creek Visit The Sojourner Truth...

SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium – Homeschool Week

SEA LIFE Michigan is hosting Homeschool Week February 6th through the 10th. Classroom workshops held daily at 10:30 am for prek-2 and grades 11:30 for 3-5th. This week’s focus will be Endangered Things – Sturgeon in the Classroom. Tickets are only $10 each (ages 3+) when you mention Homeschool Week...

Tips For Juggling Parenting While Homeschooling

Are you the parent, the teacher, or both?  This is something many parents struggle with when choosing to homeschool.  This list of Tips For Juggling Parenting While Homeschooling is ideal for helping you manage both at the same time.  There is no need to fear to take on the role...

Dick & Jane Educational Snacks

Metro Detroit Mommy received free samples of this product in exchange for this promotional post. This post contains affiliate links. Our family loves cookies and all things snacks.  When I came across Dick & Jane Educational Snacks I was so excited to learn that this is a Michigan based company, based...

Halloween Early Childhood & Homeschooling Lesson Plans for Toddlers, Preschool, Pre-K & Kindergarten

Halloween themed preschool lesson plans. Arts and crafts, games, math, science, group time activities, songs and snack ideas. Halloween Theme Goals: Halloween Safety Halloween is associated with spider, witches, goblins and ghosts. Halloween is a day we dress up and go trick or treating. Halloween can be scary and fun!!...

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