Browsing Category : Homeschool

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DIY: Hot Cocoa Reindeer Gifts


Good morning everyone! I have a super cute and easy gift idea for you this holiday season! These are a great project for kids to give to their friends and teachers!   Supplies: Mini Marshmallows Hot Cocoa dry mix Plastic frosting bags & baggie ties (I found these in the baking isle of Walmart.) Google eyes Red pom-poms Glue Pipe…

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Pollyanna Literature Unit Study


Hi everyone! I have a new literature unit for you all today. This one is on the popular book Pollyanna and it’s one of our favorites.   Story Summary: Poor Pollyanna is penniless, orphaned and doesn’t seem to have much to be happy about. After moving in with her harsh Aunt Polly, things start to look even worse! But none…

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Preschool and Kindergarten Thanksgiving Activities


Hi everyone! It’s that time of the year again! Holiday season is upon us and I have a few fun things we’ve done over the years to help you celebrate the season.   I have a great preschool Thanksgiving pack for those younger ones that’s not only fun, but also educational! Click here to download the Thanksgiving Preschool Pack.  …

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Xyron 9” ezLaminator Review & Giveaway!


Homeschooling and laminators go together like peanut butter and jelly! But what’s the best machine for your needs? Today I’m sharing the machine I’ve been using for nearly my entire homeschooling lifetime. It’s the Xyron 9” ezLaminator™. This machine is different from most laminators in that it is a cold laminator. That means no cords to plug in, no waiting…

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Tip Tuesday: How to Homeschool Preschool


Good morning everyone! For today’s Tip Tuesday I’m sharing my tips on what to teach when homeschooling your preschoolers! In this video I share quite a few ideas, and of course I wouldn’t recommend trying to accomplish all of the items I’ll be listing in one day! The goal for preschool is to offer your child a wide variety of…

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Kiwi Crate Review


Hi everyone! Do you have a tinkerer in your house? I do, his name is Turbo, and he loves to play around with anything that requires building stuff, tiny parts, electricity, robotics, remote controls, etc. So when we found Kiwi Crate, Inc. I was definitely interested! Disclosure: I received the Kiwi Crate for review purposes on my blog. The opinions…

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Our Homeschool Room Tour 2016


Hi everyone! As most of you know, we’ve moved our school room to the basement, and so today I’m sharing our updated homeschool room tour with you! I want to start off by saying that you by no means need to have a dedicated “classroom” in order to homeschool. You can literally homeschool anywhere you have space, or wherever you…

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Minecraft Connected Camps Review


Hi everyone! My kids all love Minecraft, and I’ve often wondered what was so interesting about a video game that looked like the old school ones from my childhood. But after talking to them, they love the fact that they can build their own worlds, be creative, play together with friends, and literally build whatever they can imagine. My son…

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How to Homeschool with Babies & Toddlers


Hi everyone! Today for Tip Tuesday I’m talking about how to homeschool with babies and toddlers! Chances are if you’re a homeschooler, and you have more than one child, you’ll be homeschooling while also trying to take care of a newborn, baby, toddler, or all of the above! I know it can seem like a daunting task, but today I’m…

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How to Teach Multiple Grade Levels


Good morning everyone! Today I’m sharing my tips for teaching/homeschooling multiple grades at the same time. Most of you know we have four children. This year I’m teaching a 2nd, 5th, 7th, and 8th grader! Just the thought can be overwhelming, but today I’m sharing some things that have worked to help me reduce my stress level and make it…

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DIY: Easy Treat Bag


Hey guys! We made a super cute and easy treat bag for my daughter today and I wanted to share it with you! It was so easy, she sewed the entire thing herself. I helped quilt it, but really she could’ve done it on her own, we were just pressed for time so I helped out.   I know I…

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Preschool–Kindergarten Color Word Cards


Hi everyone! I though it would be fun to put out a color word printable for you all today! I made color word coloring worksheets, pre-colored word flashcards, and fun colorful balloons with the color words on them as well.   –> Download the Color Word Cards printable here! <–   You can use the black and white coloring pages…

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