SEP
30
2014

What’s in the Workbox Wednesday 3rd Grade

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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...]

JUL
28
2014

Our Curriculum Choices: 2014-2015

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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...]

JUN
01
2014

Bi-Annual 30% OFF Homeschool Curriculum Sale!

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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...]

JAN
19
2014

World’s Greatest Composers Volume 2

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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...]

DEC
01
2013

Cyber Monday 40% off SALE!!

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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...]

AUG
06
2013

Our Curriculum 2013-2014

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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...]

MAY
22
2013

Classical Literature Units & Homeschooling 101 Sale!

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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...]

MAY
21
2013

Artist, Composer, & Scientist Unit Studies

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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...]

MAY
20
2013

United States & World Geography Curriculum Sale!

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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 both the Road Trip USA and Expedition Earth Geography Curriculum. Come along with us on an exciting journey learning about the U.S.A! From the signing of the Declaration of Independence, to the wild west, you’ll uncover all the secrets this Nation has to offer! Within this curriculum you’ll discover the sights and sounds of all 50 states, including state symbols, U.S. Presidents, famous people, landmarks, historical events, and much more! –>Click here to download a sample<– For you history buffs, this is a great introduction for young learners! You will start out learning about the Constitution, Declaration of Independence and Revolutionary War. Then you’ll move south to learn more about the Civil War and Underground Railroad. From … [Read more...]

APR
08
2013

Homeschool Art Curriculum Forum

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Hi fellow homeschoolers! Since I know a lot of you are out there contemplating your curriculum for next year, I thought it would be fun to do a curriculum series where we can all talk about our favorites. My “plan” is to discuss one subject per day with you all. I’ll of course share my picks for the subject, and then you will all be free to leave a comment on this post regarding your favorites as well!   So today I wanted to talk about your favorite art program, curriculum, unit study, website, or resource. Feel free to leave a comment below with your top art picks and why so we can all share our wisdom with one another! One of my favorite art curriculum is the See The Light Art DVDs. Not only do I NOT have to teach the actual lesson, but I can participate! And the kids love the lessons and we have been really impressed with their finished products as well. Pros: The art project DVDs include wonderful art techniques and instruction via video … [Read more...]