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
This set of FREE Sticker Activity Pages includes 10 print-and-go activities that will engage your children and give them valuable fine motor practice (peeling the stickers off the sheet and sticking them on the page) and also addresses a variety of early math skills (counting, size comparison, patterns, shapes, etc.). There are also a couple background scenes for your child to use their imaginations and stickers to complete a scene.
Learning can be SNOW much fun! Snow is a rare occurrence here in North Carolina, so when it comes, it’s definitely a cause for celebration! My kids LOVE to play in the snow – they are often up before the sun, ready to play play play! This winter I hosted a preschool learning day to teach my little friends all…
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….