Monday, September 9

Atlanta Fall and Winter Events You Don't Want to Miss

Happy Fall everyone! I hope you enjoyed the festivals this summer had to offer. Now I would like to round up some family friendly fall and winter festivals for you to enjoy. Check them out below. 

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1. Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade - September 21, 2019. A family friendly nighttime favorite. Feel free to bring your own lantern to walk with in the parade or just enjoy watching. 

2. Old 4th Ward Fall Festival - September 21, 2019. Before watching the lantern parade, stop by the O4W fall fest to enjoy food, a kids area, music, and build your own lantern for the parade.  

3. Sandy Springs Festival - September 28-29, 2019. Pet parade, art, food, music, and a children's area with rides, games and crafts. 

4. Atlanta Streets Alive - September 29, 2019. I can't wait to hop on the train to enjoy a car free Midtown! Still deciding on if I'll bring my bike or just enjoy the walk.

5. Old 4th Ward Arts Festival - September 28-29, 2019. Food, vendors, live music, and a kids play area. 

6. Ghost Tours - October 2018. October is the start of all things spooky and my kiddo is obsessed with being spooked! We went on a ghost tour last year and had such a fun time. The ghost tours are in Lawrenceville, GA but are well worth the drive!

7. Candler Park Fall Festival - October 5-6, 2019. Food trucks, live music, and a children's area. 

8. Fall Festival On Ponce - October 12-13,, 2018. Art, food, music and a kid's zone.

9. Halloween Hikes - October 25-26, 2019. The Chattahoochee Nature Center will be hosting family not so spooky nature hikes this October. It your little one loves being outside, this would be perfect for them. 

10. Little 5 Points Halloween Parade and Festival - October 19, 2018. Perhaps the best parade of the year, Ava and I excitedly await this parade every year. There are costumes everywhere, music, food vendors, and just an all around good time! This is the one event that you shouldn't miss.

11. Dinosaur Trick Or Treat - October 26, 2019. 10am-2pm. The Fernbank Museum is hosting it's annual Halloween Party for kids. We are museum members and will be attending this event for the first time this year!

I hope you will take part in these fun activities. I'll be updating this list with more events as information becomes available. Jot them down in your planner, put them on your phone calendar, and get busy making fun memories! Until next time. 

April K.
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Monday, August 5

DIY First Grade Homeschool Curriculum

Happy New Homeschool Year everyone! I hope you had a productive year, learning goals met and fun adventures. This year is an exciting year for us as this is the year that we officially declare to the state that we are homeschoolers! In the state of Georgia, school is not required until the age of 6, so the day after Ava's 6th birthday, I will be signing a deceleration of intent with the state.

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I would like to share with you the curriculum choices that I have made for my daughter's first grade homeschool year. This year will be filled with reading and hands on activities. Check out what we are using below.

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Language Arts


We will be focusing on phonics, writing, sight words, spelling and heavily focusing on reading. I have a goal of reading 5 non school books to my daughter everyday.


I'm keeping it pretty simple with math this year. We will be focusing on addition, subtraction, counting money, and telling time. Ava loves to play pretend and sell me food from her restaurant, so will get plenty of practice counting money. 


We visit art museums pretty often and Ava wants to learn to draw. I thought it would be interesting to learn more about the art that we see at the museum and I also found a few drawing guides.



My little lady loves science! This year she will be taking a science class with our new co-op group! I'll also be subscribing to kiwi crate for her. We will be learning more about animals for this first semester and we will learn more about space for the second semester. We will also be watching animal shows on National Geographic.

History and Social Studies

I think history and social studies will be my favorite subjects to teach this year. We are learning more about our African American history and culture and well as learning more about other cultures.

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I've shared most of my recent 1st grade homeschool purchases here, however, you can always visit my Amazon Store and see every single thing that we use for school. I really think you will enjoy using the books and games that I've shared, and if you do decide to purchase something, send me a picture on my Instagram @thedailyaprilnava. Also feel free to share what curricula choices you have made in the comments. Until next time!
April K.
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