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I'm Carla,

an early childhood teacher and reading interventionist turned stay at home mama to my crew of three ages 9 and under! Every day I see evidence of His grace and it's my heart to encourage and inspire yours! We have the sweetest times of learning and playing around our kitchen table. We'd love for you to join us!
Hi I'm Carla

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Carla Snipes

Making a Change: Language Arts

It has taken me a significantly longer time to rally after finishing our school year. In years past I am almost bursting with ideas even before the school year ends. I make note of things I want to change, things I want to keep the same, and what ideas inspire me. However, at the end of this last year all I wanted to do was rest. I wanted to be with my children without a schedule dictating places to go or appointments to attend. I just needed a break- a little down time with no expectations. Over the last 6 weeks I have fully enjoyed our summer schedule. It wasn’t until this last weekend when I felt the familiar pangs of inspiration and anticipation of a new year. It wasn’t until I finally recognized what was holding me back that I felt inspired for the new year- I was overwhelmed. I was overwhelmed by the number of curriculum options I had. I also felt lost thinking I wasn’t sure what I would do for my son. This will be my first year teaching all 3 of my children full-time. We did a very, very gentle year of transitional kindergarten for my

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Carla Snipes

Learn + PLAY Club Plans 2022-2023

We welcomed a new family member into our home on Monday and I couldn’t go without saying a big THANK YOU to YOU for making it possible. Everyday Learn + PLAY is a small side business I started a few years back in the margins of my days home with my cute crew. Tremendous growth over the recent years has been a gift more meaningful that I ever could have imagined. I started writing before my son had either of his autism or T1D diagnosis’s. The Lord knew what our future held. In His goodness and providence this little business has been an avenue for providing for therapies, medications, medical devices, and more. When we weren’t sure how the ends would meet for his care there would be a big order or a surge in subscriptions. I am forever grateful to you for your support over the years and the BLESSING you have been to us! As I begin to put together a plan for our upcoming year I am thinking of you too. Making Everyday Learn + PLAY resources accessible, convenient, and truly helpful is important to me. I’m sure you’re feeling the way our family is lately with

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Carla Snipes

Discover + PLAY: Matter

Discover + PLAY: Matter is a hands on way to explore science with the whole family! This interactive notebook and inquiry based unit includes 5 lessons and 4 simple experiments. It is important to me to make resources that are accessible to families and teachers without creating a need to spend more. I want you to be able to get the download and simply use things you already have at home. Homeschooling and Teaching can get expensive. There’s no need to contribute to that. We can have meaningful experiences using what we have to make learning FUN! Here’s a quick look at what you will find in this unit! (I’ll be updating this post with photos from our activities as we do them through the month!) This jello experiment is such a fun way to explore different states of matter (solid liquid gas) Not to mention everyone is VERY happy to participate, because, hello! snack time! These term card pockets are just so fun! They are part of the whole interactive notebook idea. Your student will create these little pockets to put in their notebook to hold the term cards. (I printed mine on colored paper to make them extra

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