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    World Geography: Morocco Unit Study

      Marhaban and welcome to our Expedition Earth World Geography unit study on Morocco! So of course we started by going over all the countries we’ve learned so far, then found Morocco on the map.   Snow in Morocco? Did you know that it snows in Morocco? Contrary to popular believe, … [Read More...]

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    Ham and White Bean Soup Recipe

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    Parenting Webinar TONIGHT!!!

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    The Adventures of Robin Hood Literature Unit & Lapbook

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    World Geography: Kenya Unit Study

    Jambo everyone, and welcome to our Expedition Earth World Geography week in Kenya! Here are Some Things We Learned: Where Kenya is on the world map & located Nairobi Learned a song in Swahili How to say “Hello” in Swahili Prayed for the people of … [Read More...]

APR
23
2014

World Geography: Morocco Unit Study

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Marhaban and welcome to our Expedition Earth World Geography unit study on Morocco!

So of course we started by going over all the countries we’ve learned so far, then found Morocco on the map.

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Snow in Morocco?

Did you know that it snows in Morocco? Contrary to popular believe, Morocco receives quite a high annual snowfall and snow skiing is becoming a popular holiday activity!

There are several snow skiing resorts in Morocco found in the High Atlas Mountains where temperatures plumet! And that’s just one of the cool things we learned about this week!

 

Here are some of the things we learned on our voyage:

  • Located Morocco and The Straight of Gibraltar on the map, and completed our worksheet
  • Learned about the Moroccan Flag and colored in our worksheet
  • Learned how to say “Hello” in Arabic – مرحبا pronounced Mar-ha-ban
  • Prayed for the people of Morocco and Riffi Berbers
  • Read: Children Just Like Me Book
  • Completed our mini lap book activity 
  • Learned about and classified 6 animals of Morocco
  • Read:  Usborne Encyclopedia of World Geography
  • Learned about the  High Atlas Mountains
  • Made some faux fly whisks, which with the onset of spring actually came in handy this week!
  • Make a Moroccan Couscous recipe or visit a local Moroccan Restaurant such as “Maatam Fez”.
  • Enjoyed a traditional Moroccan dinner to complete our week!
  • Took a quick lesson in Belly Dancing, the girls did, not me!

Here are some of the highlights from our week:

Here is my whiteboard for the Morocco, please ignore the fact that I really need to clean it:

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We found the Capital city, and the Straight of Gibraltar then completed our mapping activity:

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Next we learned about the Moroccan flag and colored in our notebook page.

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We made some fly whisks using a paper towel tube and yarn.

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We learned about 6 animals found in Morocco, then added them to our animal wall. My kids are getting tired of boring smiles, and since we’re getting close to the end of the year, we’re opting for funny faces. It’ll probably only go down hill from here…

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Definitely a highlight of the week was our Moroccan dinner! The kids were happy to find out that they don’t use silverware. We ate everything with our hands from a communal plate. We tried rabbit, lamb and Cornish Hen. I wasn’t sure how I was going to like the food, but I have to say it’s been one of my favorites so far, everything was delicious! The entire meal took 3 hours which went well thanks to all the entertainment going on.

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Finally, we stamped our passports to commemorate our journey!

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And with that, I’m wrapping up our week on Morocco! Stay tuned as we head over to Nigeria next week!

Click here if you’d like to follow along with our Expedition Earth Geography Curriculum Journey!

Expedition Earth is a hands on world geography curriculum that covers 31 countries across the world. It is designed primarily for K-5th grade students. Students will learn the continents, oceans, people, cultures, animals, climates, try new foods, crafts and more, all through hands-on activities!

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APR
22
2014

Ham and White Bean Soup Recipe

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Hi everyone! I’m back today with an easy recipe for you!   Every now and then we make a spiral sliced ham for dinner, and for a long time, I just tossed the left over bone with all of that meat on it. I never could get it all off. ugh. Anyway, I’ve finally come up with a really easy and delicious Ham and White Bean Soup recipe to use up that left over ham! Interested? Read on…     Ingredients Leftover ham bone (with ham on it) 16 oz. bag of northern white beans 1/2 sweet onion finely diced Optional: diced carrot and celery (or any other veggie you like in your soup) Optional: 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar Directions: Place ham bone and beans into a stockpot and cover with water. Simmer all day on low heat. Add your onions and other veggies about 1 hour prior to eating so they cook until soft. If you want a little fresh kick to your soup add 1 Tablespoon of apple cider vinegar right at the very end. That’s it! No kidding, just put the … [Read more...]

APR
21
2014

Parenting Webinar TONIGHT!!!

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Good morning parents! Last week I mentioned the webinar we’re doing for parenting, and it’s tonight! Are you wondering how to get your kids to listen without nagging, reminding, or yelling? Look no further! I’m partnering with Amy McCready in another great FREE parenting webinar for you! Amy is founder of Positive Parenting Solutions & TODAY Show contributor. Together we will be hosting a FREE LIVE parenting webinar TONIGHT Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 9:00 PM, EST. For those of you who don’t know, Amy is author of the awesome website, Positive Parenting Solutions, where she shares all kinds of great tips and tricks for parents! She is a regular on The Today Show and has appeared on Rachael Ray, CNN, MSNBC, in The New York Times and more.       What’s the Webinar About? Get Kids to Listen Without Nagging, Reminding or Yelling (And who couldn’t use some help in that area right!?) I’ve hosted this seminar before and had several requests to … [Read more...]

APR
20
2014

The Adventures of Robin Hood Literature Unit & Lapbook

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Hello! Today I’m releasing The Adventures of Robin Hood Literature Unit Study and Lapbook! This is a great book for young readers as not only is it an all time classic, but it includes a lot of adventure and excitement! Hope you enjoy!   Story Summary: As a young boy Robin Hood was an excellent archer. After shooting one of the sheriff’s men, Robin heads into Sherwood forest to live as an outlaw. Follow Robin and his merry men as they set out on an adventure to take from the rich, help the poor, and fight for justice! This accompanying unit study is meant to be used with the Classic Starts The Adventures of Robin Hood version as retold from the Howard Pyle original. The Classic Start versions are find them a little easier for younger readers, but you could certainly use this unit study with the original version if you have an older student. The lapbook chapters will correlate with the Classic Starts edition, but the concepts are the same, so you should be able … [Read more...]

APR
17
2014

World Geography: Kenya Unit Study

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Jambo everyone, and welcome to our Expedition Earth World Geography week in Kenya! Here are Some Things We Learned: Where Kenya is on the world map & located Nairobi Learned a song in Swahili How to say “Hello” in Swahili Prayed for the people of Kenya, and Ethiopia Learned about children in of Ethiopia Read Usborne Encyclopedia of World Geography Completed a Kenya lapbook activity Read: Living World Encyclopedia about Grasslands Completed and classified animals of Kenya Learned new Geography Vocabulary Made Decorative Necklaces Learned more about Kenya from National Geographic Kids Learned major landmarks and other fun facts about Kenya Learned about Mount Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) Learned about The Congo. And here are what I managed to take pictures of ;o) Here was my white board for the week:   … [Read more...]

APR
16
2014

iBlog & iBlog Pro Bundle Sale!

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Hi everyone, are you thinking about starting a blog? Do you wonder how to make some extra income for your family at the same time? Well, we have iBlog and iBlog Pro bundled for you at a discount yipee! But you’ll have to hurry the sale ends April 20th at midnight!   Disclosure: I am a contributing author for the iBlog ebooks. The link to purchase this eBook is an affiliate link and I will receive a percentage of the sale from purchases completed through my link. iBlog: I think the best way for me to explain the awesomeness of this book is to share our Table of Contents. There are 37 chapters with close to 400 pages full of helpful of information. I’ve teamed up with 30 other top bloggers to produce this new eBook! This resource is basically a blogger’s “how-to” manual to help you start and maintain a successful blog. It’s literally packed full of tips and advice from 30 influential and successful bloggers. We bloggers share everything we have learned along our blogging … [Read more...]

APR
15
2014

Hands on Easter Activities for Kids

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Bunnies, chicks, eggs…oh my! All of those things are fun, but I really want my kiddos to get the real meaning of Easter as well! So here are a few of my favorite ideas to help make this Easter special! Since Easter is quickly approaching I’m in the mood for Easter Activities! Yesterday I shared the mini resurrection Easter garden you, but today I wanted to share a few more fun hands on Easter ideas with you!   Easter Garden If you missed yesterday’s post, creating a mini resurrection Easter Garden is a wonderful idea to remind your family of Jesus this season! Click here for detailed instructions on creating your own mini resurrection Easter garden.   “Life of Jesus” Bracelet This is a great Easter craft for kids as well as a wonderful gift! Here is the story: One night there was a bright start, which guided three wise men. They carried three gifts to give to the King of the earth upon His birth. He grew up to become a carpenter, and a fisher of … [Read more...]

APR
14
2014

FREE Parenting Webinar with Amy McCready!

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Good morning parents! Are you wondering how to get your kids to listen without nagging, reminding, or yelling? Look no further! I’m partnering with Amy McCready in another great FREE parenting webinar for you! Amy is founder of Positive Parenting Solutions & TODAY Show contributor. Together we will be hosting a FREE LIVE parenting webinar on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 9:00 PM, EST. For those of you who don’t know, Amy is author of the awesome website, Positive Parenting Solutions, where she shares all kinds of great tips and tricks for parents! She is a regular on The Today Show and has appeared on Rachael Ray, CNN, MSNBC, in The New York Times and more.     What’s the Webinar About? Get Kids to Listen Without Nagging, Reminding or Yelling (And who couldn’t use some help in that area right!?) I’ve hosted this seminar before and had several requests to repeat it since many of you were unable to attend. And quite honestly, it’s a good refresher for … [Read more...]

APR
13
2014

The Time Machine Literature Unit

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Hi everyone! Today I have another fun literature classic for you, The Time Machine Unit Study! Hope you enjoy! Story Summary: The Time Machine tells the story of an anxious scientist who discovers how to travel through time. He starts in London in 1895 and travels all the way to the year 802701! Here he encounters quite a variety of interesting new people, places, and things that both excite and startle him. Is the new paradise of the future as good as it seems? Will he ever be able to return home? Read this exciting tale to find out the answers to these questions and more! This accompanying unit study is meant to be used with the The Time Machine Classic Starts version as retold from the H.G. Wells original. The Classic Start versions are find them a little easier for younger readers, but you could certainly use this unit study with the original version if you have an older student. The lapbook assignments will correlate with the Classic Starts edition, but the concepts … [Read more...]

APR
10
2014

Easy Chicken, Rice, and Bean Burritos

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  Hi everyone! I have another simple and fast recipe to share with all of you busy homeschoolers out there! After saying this was fast, I realized that I normally make these a few days after I’ve made my Southwestern Chicken Tacos, refried beans, and Spanish rice. That way I can just pull out the leftovers, stuff them into burritos and heat! It’s a great way to use up the leftovers but make it seem like a whole new meal! But if you need to take the long way…the directions for the insides are at the bottom of this post! Ingredients: 4-5 Cooked and shredded chicken breasts 2 cups Spanish Rice 2 cups Refried beans 1 can cream of chicken soup 1/2 c. milk Tortillas of your choice. I like the small corn tortillas, just heat in a warm skillet for about 30 seconds each side. Optional: Toppings of your choice, we use sour cream, guacamole, tomatoes, and lettuce. Maybe a little hot sauce if we’re feeling crazy ;o)   Directions: Spray a casserole dish … [Read more...]