Back to School Poetry Pack {FREE printable pack}

FREE Back to School Poetry Pack - This Reading Mama

I don’t know about you, but we’re back to school {well, part time any way}. This year, I have a new project up my sleeve that I’m excited to share with you. This is the first of many FREE Poetry Packs to come. My hope is to create a Poetry Pack a month, based on […]

Self Portrait Writing Activity for Back to School

Self Portrait Writing Activity for Back to School - This Reading Mama

This year, I searched high and low for a fun back to school activity we could do on our first day of school. I took an idea I saw on the web and asked my kids to use mirrors and draw a self portrait of themselves on their first day of school. We took a step […]

Our Homeschool Room {a photo tour for 2014-2015}

Our Homeschool Room - a photo tour

It’s finished…finally. Our Homeschool Room for 2014-2015. If you’ve been following on Instagram, you know we’ve been working hard this summer to tear down a wall, repaint wall and trim, and buy new furniture to be prepared for our new school year. Whew. It’s been A LOT of work {a BIG THANK YOU to my […]

Lesson Plans and Outlines for BOB Books Set 4

FREE Lesson Plans and Outlines for BOB Books Set 4 - This Reading Mama

Today, I am sharing my Lesson Outlines for BOB Books Set 4. Please remember that I am not scripting out lesson plans for this, but sharing outlines of how you can use the FREE BOB Books printables from 3 Dinosaurs, Royal Baloo, and myself. You can visit our specific printable pages and posts to get […]

I Bet You Can’t Read Them All {The Omnibus}

Omnibus-Resources (1)

*This post contains affiliate links. There are 105 resources in The Omnibus Sale of 2014 with iHomeschool Network…I bet you can’t read them all. And guess what? Neither can I! Well, technically no one can because some of them are MP3 downloads. Hehe. Seriously though. There just isn’t enough time to read them all, is […]

Literacy Favorites from the After School Link Up


Here are 5 of my literacy favorites from the After School Link Up! Be sure to visit these blogs to see full details for each activity.   The Measured Mom shares a Beginning Sound BLACKOUT game pack that looks amazing! I can’t wait to use it with my daughter!     Creative Family Fun shares […]

Phonics Pack Giveaway {THREE Winners}

Phonics Pack Giveaway - Aug17-23

Today marks week THREE of giveaways on This Reading Mama… with MORE to come!  It’s my desire to bless you by giving away products that will help prepare you for the school year. Today, I’m giving away both of my phonics packs to THREE winners! That’s nearly 90 pages of hands-on phonics activities for Pre-K […]

Lesson Plans and Outlines for BOB Books Set 3

FREE Lesson Plans and Outlines for BOB Books Set 3

*This post contains affiliate links. Today, I’m sharing Lesson Plans & Outlines for Set 3 of the BOB Books. Please note that these are lesson outlines, not step-by-step, scripted lesson plans. Most of the printables themselves contain directions on how to use them, so be sure to check them out if you have questions.   Purchase […]

TypeKids – An Online Typing Course {Review}

TypeKids - an Online Typing Course {Review}

I received a free online course from and was compensated for my time. All opinions expressed are my own.  I vividly remember taking a typing class (on an actual typewriter, mind you) in elementary school. I loved it. And I have loved typing ever since. Seriously. When I began introducing it to my oldest son (little […]

Back to School Word Bump – a FREE Printable Spelling Game

Back to School Word Bump - a free printable spelling game

We’re back to school…well, really we aren’t quite yet. But we have been doing a few activities here and there to get me the kids warmed up to the idea. This week, we played our FREE Back to School Word Bump! If you’re not familiar with Word Bump!, it’s a free printable spelling game that is […]