The Joy of Teaching – An Evan-Moor Blog

Sharing creative ideas and lessons to help children learn

January 31, 2017
by Evan-Moor
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How to Use Math Fundamentals in Homeschooling

As homeschoolers, teaching our children math fundamentals is a priority, but it can be overwhelming. And even though I taught elementary school for 11 years before I started homeschooling, I still wanted a checklist of math fundamental skills to cover … Continue reading

June 16, 2016
by Evan-Moor
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Five Resources that Can Simplify Your School Year

Welcome to summer break! Are you enjoying summertime BBQs, vacations, and lingering over lemonade with a good book? I hope so. As a teacher, I also know that you are already thinking and planning for the coming school year! I … Continue reading

June 3, 2016
by Evan-Moor
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How to Create Meaningful Workbox Activities

Do you ever wish for a magic wand that would help your kids remember everything the FIRST time you told them? That would certainly save a lot of chocolate consumption at my house. Maybe at your house, too? However, our … Continue reading

February 25, 2016
by Evan-Moor
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Hands-on Thinking Activities: Find the Flower

As soon as the first wildflowers start to bloom, there is one game that appears in our homeschool room each year. My kids really enjoy solving the logic puzzles (their exact quote was “This is SO fun! I really like … Continue reading

October 16, 2015
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3 Easy Ways to Compare Fiction and Non-fiction Books

Comparing fiction and non-fiction books is a great way to get your child thinking about books in a new way. Here are 3 activities that you can try with your child: 1) When reading fiction and non-fiction books on a … Continue reading