Hello and welcome to Joy in the Journey! My name is Jessica Lawler and I'm an elementary teacher-turned-stay-at-home/homeschooling mama to my three young kiddos. I am passionate about integrating Bible into all areas of life and helping my children see evidence of God's handiwork everywhere. My goal with this blog is to share helpful tips, resources, and freebies with you so you feel both encouraged and ... Read More about meet jessica
Voting is an important part of being an American. It is a both a right and a privilege to vote for elected officials who will determine the policies and speak up for what we believe in. Every fall I like to do a mini-unit on elections to walk my students through the importance of voting and a basic introduction to…
I read a quote once that said, “Being rude is easy. It does not take any effort and is a sign of weakness and insecurity. Kindness shows great self-discipline and strong self-esteem. Being kind is not always easy when dealing with rude people. Kindness is a sign of strength.” (author unknown) Teachers, I know your days are tough. Whether you’re working in…
On September 11, 2001 the world changed forever. The country came together in the face of terrorism and tragedy. It is an important day in history that your students need to learn about. I wanted to teach my students about this significant day in an age-appropriate way. Each year I did a mini-unit on September 11th with my 5th graders….
In the weeks and months leading up to Kindergarten, you’ll want to assess how well your child can do each of the following things. This checklist is meant to serve as a guide for what to focus on as your family prepares for the wonderful adventure of kindergarten!
While school may not be in session during the summer, that doesn’t mean the learning has to stop. I created a fun and easy-to-use booklet to teach my kiddos about the wonderful things God gave us to enjoy during the summertime.