A Beka Book Reading Review – K5


Good morning everyone! Since we’ve completed my K4 Kindergarten program last year. However since the Teeny Tot isn’t old enough for first grade yet, I decided to do the ABeka K5 reading program with her this year for review, and to enhance her reading. Here are the products that I use, and what I think is necessary out of all of their options for kindergarten. I did want to mention that I’ve had these products since Strawberry Shortcake was in kindergarten. ABeka has since upgraded some of their items, and so they might look a bit different now. Just wanted to give you a heads up! Click the play button below, or click here to see my ABeka K5 Reading Review video: Here is a list of products that I recommend getting if you plan to use the K5 reading program. 198021 Homeschool K5 Phonics, Reading, Writing and Numbers Curriculum 99201 Letters and Sounds K5 101109 Basic Phonics Readers 182389 Basic Phonics Flashcards 102083 One-vowel word cards 102784 … [Read more...]


Create Your Own Bundle Discount!


Good morning fellow educators! I know it’s getting to be that time of year again. The one where you’re not quite finished with the current school year, but are starting to research, gather curriculum, and plan for next year.    Today I have a special treat for you all, and it’s something that’s been long requested. I get several emails asking if people can create their own combination of products and receive a discount. Previously I had listed some pre-combined combo packs to help out, but we wanted you to be able to make your own combination of products. So my brilliant husband has come to the rescue again and done just that! My store now has the capability to let you buy whatever combination of products you want and receive a discount! That means you can combine your favorite literature units, scientist studies, etc. and still get a discount. Now you can create your own bundle based on the needs of your family! Yipee! How does it work? It’s simple. Just buy 2 or … [Read more...]


What’s in the Workbox Wednesday 3rd Grade


Good morning! I’ve been posting our workboxes again, and now it’s time for a 3rd grade What’s in the Workbox Wednesday post! For those of you who missed it, you can check out my 2014 Curriculum post to see more details. Today we’re taking a quick look at Tinker Bell’s workboxes today, and as I said above she’s a 3rd grader this year. What? When did that happen? I remember when she went in to 1st grade and I thought to myself…she’s waaaaay tooooo little to be going into 1st grade! Sigh…       Drawer #1: Supplies, Daily Schedule, & Bible 1) Like everyone else, her top drawer houses our expandable drawer organizer and it holds all of the pencils, glue, erasers, scissors, and things she uses on a daily basis. It hangs on the drawer sides, so it can slide back and forth out of the way which is a nice feature. It also expands/contracts to fit most drawer sizes. 2) This drawer also holds our Picture Smart Bible student notebook, which is going … [Read more...]


Our Curriculum Choices: 2014-2015


Hi everyone, it’s that time of year again! And I’ve been getting tons of emails asking what we’ll be using for our 2014-2015 school year! So without further ado, here are our curriculum choices for the 2014-2015 school year.   Teeny Tot: Kindergarten Daily Learning Notebook: I'm mixing pages from my elementary and preschool notebook this year so she can write her own calendar numbers. Art: World’s Greatest Artists 2 and See the Light Art DVDs Phonics/Reading:  K4 Curriculum, Abeka K5 Letters & Sounds, Phonics Road Level 1 (A new product we’re reviewing!) Logical Thinking: Abeka K5 Think and Learn Math: Math U See Primer & Spielgaben Bible: Picture Smart Bible (Trying new this year), Grapevine Traceable Units P.E.: Family Time Fitness Other: We will be doing The Middle Ages by Homeschool in the Woods this year, and the Teeny Tot will be participating in the fun crafts and activities that go along with that, though she won’t be expected to do any … [Read more...]


Bi-Annual 30% OFF Homeschool Curriculum Sale!


Good morning readers! Looking for a good deal on some awesome homeschool curriculum? Look no further! I’ve had so many requests to do another sale that I couldn’t say no. And June just seemed like a great time to do it, so lets get on with some serious savings! For ONE WEEK ONLY I’m giving my readers 30% OFF my products!!** (**Please note: Sale does not apply to my combo packs or to the iBlog and iBlog Pro books.)     WHY A SALE? I don’t know about you, but right about now is when I start looking for new curriculum and getting prepared for our upcoming year. And as a thank you to my most awesome and faithful readers I really want to try and bless your family and help you get your hands on some great curriculum! For all of my new readers, I’ll be featuring my products so you can see everything and get a better idea of what all I have in the store!   PSST…GIVEAWAY! As an added bonus, I’ll be running a giveaway each day, so make sure … [Read more...]


World’s Greatest Composers Volume 2


Welcome to the World’s Greatest Composers Study Volume 2! This has been a much requested item from everyone, and I’ve finally had a chance to sit down and work on volume 2 in my World’s Greatest Composers series!   Get the World’s Greatest Composers Study for just $5.50! What’s it all about? In this series of studies, we will be taking a look at 5 of the world’s greatest composers through a study designed for elementary aged students. The goal behind the World’s Greatest Composers curriculum is to immerse students in the work of each composer so that they are well familiar with their style, methods and music. Much of your time studying will be through open discussion with students and listening to compositions. Upon completion of this curriculum, your student should be able to easily recognize the pieces from each composer studied. They will also have learned several different styles of music, vocabulary, as well as have gained an appreciation for music in general. … [Read more...]


Cyber Monday 40% off SALE!!


Good morning Christmas shoppers!   I'm so excited for December to be here! I'm a total Christmas junkie, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE this whole season! Celebrating the birth of our Savior, sparkly lights, cookie baking, decorating, caroling, shopping, you name it, I love it! (As I'm sure you can tell by my overuse of exclamation points in the last couple of sentences.) Well...I love everything except for waiting in lines at stores. ...and searching for parking spots. But everything else I LOVE! I especially enjoy sharing Christmas cheer wherever I go! And I love all of my fabulous readers! So for the whole month of December I've lined up some great giveaways to help share my Christmas joy with all of you! Whoot whoot! To kick off my Christmas Extravaganza, I thought Cyber Monday would be a great day to offer a HUGE SALE!!   So for TODAY ONLY I’m offering everything in my store at 40% off! USE Coupon Code: ILOVECOAH_40 Yep, you heard me! But act … [Read more...]


Our Curriculum 2013-2014


I’ve been getting several emails wondering what our 2013-2014 homeschool curriculum choices are! And even though I feel like our summer just started, I guess it’s about that time again! As usual during our summer break I’ve been planning like crazy, and trying to get everything in order. AND…I am trying one new thing this year thanks to my English forum, so thank you all for participating, I hope it helped you out as much as it did me!   So without further ado, here is our curriculum line up for the 2013-2014 school year!   Teeny Tot: Preschool letter of the Week with some K4 Kindergarten mixed in. I don’t want to do full Kindergarten with her just yet. She’s , so I’m going to slowly mix in K4 items as she’s ready. Art: World's Greatest Artists 2 and See the Light Art DVDs Preschool: Letter of the Week & K4 Curriculum Bible: My first hands on bible & Grapevine Traceable Units P.E.: Family Time Fitness Other: Anything fun we’re … [Read more...]


Classical Literature Units & Homeschooling 101 Sale!


Hi everyone! As I mentioned yesterday, for one week only everything in the Confessions store is on sale! Yep, you heard me for one week only, everything at Confessions of a Homeschooler is 30% off!   Today I’m featuring more of my Homeschooling 101 eBook & Classical Literature Unit Studies! So you’ve finally decided to homeschool…but have no clue where to get started? After thousands of emails asking for help getting started homeschooling, I thought a book that set it all out for you in a step-by-step format would a great benefit to new and current homeschoolers! Homeschooling 101 is a step by step practical guide that will help you to get started, and continue on in your homeschooling journey. It is designed to help guide you through all of the steps to getting started, choosing and gathering curriculum, creating effective lesson plans, scheduling your day, organizing your home, staying the course and more! It even includes a FREE LESSON PLANNER & … [Read more...]


Artist, Composer, & Scientist Unit Studies


Hi everyone! As I mentioned yesterday, for one week only everything in the Confessions store is on sale! Yep, you heard me for one week only, everything at Confessions of a Homeschooler is 30% off!   Today I’m featuring some of my unit studies. I have units to help teach students about great artists, composers, and scientists.     Come along on our quest to learn about some of the world’s greatest artists with my World’s Greatest Artists Vol. 1 & World’s Greatest Artists Vol. 2! Grab some art supplies and get ready to explore, create, and learn! In this series of artist studies, we will be learning about 8 of the world’s greatest artists. We will immerse ourselves in the work of each artist so we become well familiar with their style, methods, and images. Who is this for? I designed the artist units for elementary aged students, typically K-5, but I’ve had several people say that they’ve been used for older students with great success as … [Read more...]