MAY
27
2015

School’s Out For Summer!!

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Good morning everyone! If you follow me in Instagram, you probably already know that we’re officially out of school for the summer! And thank goodness because this mama is in serious need of a B R E A K!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! At the start of the year I’m always energized, excited, and ready to rock-n-roll. Then I slowly start to fizzle out as the year progresses. I don’t know what it is about the end of the year. It’s like the culmination of all of the school days, sports, and other activities have all piled on top of me and I can barely keep my head above water! So when the sweet relief of the end of the year rolls around I seriously REJOICE! Then I let out a big sigh…. Then I stare at a blank wall for about 10 minutes… Then…   Then I go to the pool… And that’s where we’re headed right now! I plan to spend most of the summer relaxing and having fun with my family. My husband has taken some time off this summer as well, so we might just hop in the car and head … [Read more...]

MAY
26
2015

Preschool Daily Learning Notebook 2015-2016

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Good morning everyone! I’ve had so many requests for this, and here it is! The 2015-2016 Preschool Daily Learning Notebook!   This one of course has the updated traceable calendars for August 2015 – July 2016, as well as all of the other goodies! And it has a fun new cover too! –> Download the 2015-2016 Preschool Daily Learning Notebook <–   New! For my Southern Hemisphere friends, I’ve also included non-seasonal calendar pages for you since I know your seasons are opposite of mine! You can download the Southern Hemisphere version here: –> Download the 2015-2016 Preschool Southern Hemisphere Daily Learning Notebook <–   The Preschool Daily Learning Notebook includes: What day is it? Find today’s number Write today’s number Write today’s number word (I don’t always require her to write the number word, but usually add it for days 1-10) I made a printable for each weekday, Monday through Friday, with traceable days on it for … [Read more...]

MAY
24
2015

Taking Charge of Your Child’s Education Book Giveaway

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Hola! Last week I gave away a copy of my Homeschooling 101 book, and this week I promised another giveaway for my newest book, Taking Charge of Your Child’s Education.     So let’s talk about today’s giveaway… Taking Charge of Your Child’s Education We start from day one feeding them, bathing them, and loving them. And as our children grow, we begin to teach them how to do things on their own. Then along comes the discussion of their future. Do you want to give your child the best start in life possible? Do you want to get more involved in their educational process? Would you like to become the primary influence in your child’s life? Taking charge of your child’s education isn’t just about academics. The real lessons that will influence your child start right there in your own home. This book is a must read for any parent dedicated to giving their child the best future possible! Taking Charge of Your Child’s Education is really all about building … [Read more...]

MAY
20
2015

30% off Fan Appreciation Sale Day 4

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Good morning! We only have 2 days left of our 30% off Fan Appreciation Sale. The sale will expire at May 22, 2015 midnight EST, so make sure to get your orders in! For ONE WEEK ONLY everything in my store will be 20% OFF, plus my 2 or more 10% discount still applies for a total of 30% off!!** (**Please note: Sale does not apply to the Big Book of Homeschool Ideas, iBlog, or iBlog Pro books as they are affiliate products.)   Today’s Featured Curriculum: Each day I’m featuring, and giving away, some great curriculum as a big thank you for supporting my blog! Today I’m highlighting my scientist units as well as my literature units.   World’s Greatest Scientists Vol 1 This series is all about famous Scientists & Inventors! As usual each study includes fun hands-on activities to go along with the unit to help students remember what they’ve learned, and also provide them with a fun reference too to review and recall each person they’ve learned about. Each of my … [Read more...]

MAY
19
2015

30% Off Fan Appreciation Sale Day 3

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Good morning! I hope you’re enjoying my week long sale, and today I have another fun giveaway for you! If you missed Monday and Tuesday posts, make sure to go back and enter to win the goodies on those days too! And as an added bonus, if you can’t wait to win it, you can always purchase now, and I’ll refund your cost if you win the giveaway.   For ONE WEEK ONLY everything in my store will be 20% OFF, plus my 2 or more 10% discount still applies for a total of 30% off!!** (**Please note: Sale does not apply to the Big Book of Homeschool Ideas, iBlog, or iBlog Pro books as they are affiliate products.) FEATURED PRODUCTS: As I mentioned, each day I’ll be featuring some of my most popular homeschool curriculum so you can see what’s available! I created my curriculum as a way of making homeschooling more exciting, hands-on, and multi-sensory. Since I’m a homeschooling mama, I also tried to make it affordable so others may be blessed as well!   World’s Greatest Artists … [Read more...]

MAY
18
2015

30% off Curriculum Sale Day 2!

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Good morning everyone! I hope you’re enjoying this week’s sale, and getting lots of fun curriculum for next year. Just incase you missed yesterday’s post, for one week only I’m offering my curriculum at 30% OFF! Whoo hoo! And if you did miss yesterday’s post, make sure to go back and check it out because I’m giving away lots of goodies!!   For ONE WEEK ONLY everything in my store will be 20% OFF, plus my 2 or more 10% discount still applies for a total of 30% off!!** (**Please note: Sale does not apply to the Big Book of Homeschool Ideas, iBlog, or iBlog Pro books as they are affiliate products.)   FEATURED PRODUCTS: As I mentioned, each day I’ll be featuring some of my most popular homeschool curriculum so you can see what’s available! I created my curriculum as a way of making homeschooling more exciting, hands-on, and multi-sensory. Since I’m a homeschooling mama, I also tried to make it affordable so others may be blessed as well! Homeschooling 101 NOW … [Read more...]

MAY
17
2015

Annual 30% Fan Appreciation Sale!

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It’s about that time again, time to start looking for new curriculum! And just to say a big thank you to all of my readers, today I’m having a 30% off everything sale in my store! So lets get on with some serious savings! For ONE WEEK ONLY everything in my store will be 20% OFF, plus my 2 or more 10% discount still applies for a total of 30% off!!** (**Please note: Sale does not apply to the Big Book of Homeschool Ideas, iBlog, or iBlog Pro books as they are affiliate products.) 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 awesome and faithful readers I really want to try and bless your family and help you get your hands on some great curriculum for a great price. 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 … [Read more...]

MAY
13
2015

Quilted Zipper Pouch Sewing Tutorial

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Hi everyone! If you follow me on Instagram you’ve already seen this adorable little zipper pouch. It’s really easy to make, and I had a ton or requests for a tutorial! Just because pictures can be difficult to tell size, this is a smaller pouch that I use for my hand quilting supplies. It measures about 5” wide x 5” long x 4” high. I keep small thread scissors, quilting thread, needles, and a couple of Clover wonder clips in here. That way when I’m working on binding a quilt, or need to do a little hand quilting or embroidery on my projects I’m not hunting for supplies.   Ready to make one for yourself? Supplies: A zipper, I used a 22” polyester zipper mainly because that’s what size I could find in this cute green color. But just get one that’s a few inches longer than you want to make your bag. Fabric for bag: 2 pieces 10” x 20” (One for outside, and one for lining. OR 4 approx 3” x 20” long scrap strips for the outside and 1 piece for the lining.) Fabric for … [Read more...]

MAY
12
2015

K4 Kindergarten Beginning Math Subtraction Worksheets

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Good morning homeschoolers! I have a fun new addition to my K4 Kindergarten curriculum for you today! I had a request to add in some subtraction worksheets, so that’s exactly what I did! Introducing the Beginning Math Subtraction Worksheets! We cut out each card, then had our Teeny Tot use paper clips to select the correct answer based on the items on each card.   --> Download the Kindergarten Beginning Math Subtraction Worksheets here! <-- These are very basic subtraction problems to help introduce the concept. If your child is having a hard time with the subtraction process, use a manipulative to help them understand what is happening. I would choose anything that interests them such as goldfish, cheerios, matchbox cars, small animals, beads, etc. Have them count how many objects they see to start. Then have them take away the number of items subtracted on the card, then recount to see what they have left over. You can laminate these and students circle the … [Read more...]

MAY
11
2015

3rd Grade Daily Homeschool Schedule

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Hello! Today I’m sharing Tinker Bell’s 3rd grade homeschool schedule with you. Tinker Bell turned 9 in February and is doing great this year.   Here is a sample of her schedule. She often works through her assignments faster than what I scheduled. But I don’t want to over-fill her day, so I still spread it out like this so that she has plenty of time.   Download a copy: 3rd Grade Daily Schedule PDF 3rd Grade Daily Schedule Word Doc (Editable)   Here is our basic 3rd Grade Schedule: 8:30am – Breakfast / Family Devotions 9:00am – Daily Learning Notebook 9:15am – Bible 9:30am – Math 10:30am – English 11:00am – Handwriting 11:20am – Reading 11:30am – Spelling 11:45am – Vocabulary 12:00 – Lunch/PE 1:00pm – History / Science 1:30pm – Typing/Music/Art/Piano (1x per week) 2:00pm – Writing / Literature (2x per week) 4:00pm – Swimming & Inline Hockey…Yes, she plays hockey and she’s great at it! Mama was a little … [Read more...]