The Joy of Teaching – An Evan-Moor Blog

Sharing creative ideas and lessons to help children learn

Halloween pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns

September 20, 2017
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Halloween Lessons and Activities for the Classroom

October is a wonderful time to incorporate Halloween lessons and activities. Check out these free Halloween reading, language, and science lessons to create the perfect Halloween project for your classroom. Easy Hanging Spider Craft for Halloween These dangling spiders from … Continue reading

September 14, 2017
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DIY Pocket Protector Whiteboards

Whiteboards are an essential component of any classroom or homeschool. They offer a variety of methods and modalities for teaching, practicing, and assessing skills without using reams of paper. Whiteboards in the classroom are also highly regarded by students of … Continue reading

Little boy writing at a table.

September 11, 2017
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Language Arts: Grammar & Punctuation Homeschool Curriculum Guide

Click here to download Evan-Moor’s Grammar and Punctuation Homeschool Curriculum Guide. Most homeschoolers are looking for ways to make learning grammar and punctuation interesting for kids. Evan-Moor has found a way to make teaching grammar fun and focused in your … Continue reading

August 31, 2017
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Does Tech Time Make You Cringe? Technology Organization 101

Once of the biggest hurdles for classroom teachers and technology is the wasted instructional time they encounter while training their students. Here are some strategies to minimize wasted time and get the most out of your classroom technology lessons. Instructions: … Continue reading

July 17, 2017
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DIY Paper Bookmarks

These paper corner bookmarks are simple and easy to make in the classroom or at home – and perfect for a summer reading activity, icebreakers during the first week of school, or a fun classroom activity break. All you need … Continue reading

July 11, 2017
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Building a Homeschool Math Curriculum

At the end of this post, you will find a link to our homeschool math curriculum guide for you to download and print. Building a homeschool curriculum for math can be quick and easy with Evan-Moor, so let’s explore some … Continue reading

July 5, 2017
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Different Children = Different Learners

Differentiated learning is a phrase that classroom teachers use to describe how they modify their teaching to accommodate students’ learning needs. In homeschooling, we all modify our curriculum and lessons daily to fit our children’s learning styles. As a homeschooler, … Continue reading

May 23, 2017
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Finding Safe Apps: A Great Drawing and Writing Educational App for Young Kids!

One of my friends this week got a new iPhone. She was excited that she finally had room for Target’s Cartwheel app. But, her next comment to me was that her kids want her to install some apps for them. … Continue reading

May 11, 2017
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Homeschooling Overseas: How I Built My Curriculum

Ten years ago, I began homeschooling my daughter by accident. She is now a beautiful, clever, imperfect, and soulful human being, and I am proud to have her as a citizen of our beautiful planet. I began homeschooling my daughter … Continue reading

April 27, 2017
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Kindergarten Readiness Checklist: What Does My Child Need to Know for Kindergarten?

Preparing your child for kindergarten can be a stressful experience. With new learning standards, children are expected to enter kindergarten with a higher skill set than previous years. Set your child up for success and start practicing some basic kindergarten … Continue reading