JUN
04
2014

Scientists & Literature Units SALE!

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Hey everyone! Today’s another day of my fabulous sale, and today I’m featuring my World’s Greatest Artists & Composers unit studies! Just incase you’ve been bad and not checked my blog all week, I’m offering my curriculum at 30% OFF this week ONLY! Whoo hoo! 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.)         PSST…GIVEAWAY! As an added bonus, I’ll be running a giveaway each day, so make sure to read all the way to the bottom of the post to enter!     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 … [Read more...]

JUN
03
2014

Greatest Artists & Composers SALE!

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Hey everyone! Today’s another day of my fabulous sale, and today I’m featuring my World’s Greatest Artists & Composers unit studies! Just incase you’ve been bad and not checked my blog all week, I’m offering my curriculum at 30% OFF this week ONLY! Whoo hoo! 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.) PSST…GIVEAWAY! As an added bonus, I’ll be running a giveaway each day, so make sure to read all the way to the bottom of the post to enter!   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 Vol 1 & Vol 2 Come along on … [Read more...]

JUN
02
2014

Book and Geography Curriculum Sale!

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Hello! I hope you’re taking advantage of my annual homeschool curriculum sale! Just incase you missed yesterday’s post, for one week only I’m offering my curriculum at 30% OFF! Whoo hoo! 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.) PSST…GIVEAWAY! As an added bonus, I’ll be running a giveaway each day, so make sure to read all the way to the bottom of the post to enter! 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 AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK!! PDF DOWNLOAD – $9.99 (Available for 30% off) PAPERBACK –$12.95 (Not available for the 30% … [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...]

MAY
27
2014

K4 Kindergarten Activities

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Good morning everyone! I thought I’d share some more of what the Teeny Tot (yes, we’re looking for a new name for her) has been doing this week! She’s finally in my K4 Kindergarten Curriculum now and doing well. Here’s a little glimpse into what she’s working on these days. Missing Numbers: This kindergarten math worksheet is a great way to help with number recognition, counting skills, and number order. The worksheet comes with missing numbers  and number tiles. She’s cut the number tiles and glued them to the appropriate apple to complete the numerical sequence.   Uppercase Beginning Sounds: Here she’s working with beginning sounds. So we sound out the letter to the left of each column. Then we say the name of each of the items in that row. She then circles the one that begins with the same sound as the letter shown. This might take your student a little bit of time to get, but just stick with it and help them sound out each one putting emphasis on the beginning … [Read more...]

MAY
26
2014

Homeschooling 101: Babies & Toddlers

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I’m back today with another Homeschooling 101 post for you! Today we’re talking about homeschooling with babies and toddlers in tow. I know this can be a challenging time, and I encourage you to set a schedule that works for your family during this time. Don’t worry about what other families might be doing!   Homeschooling with babies and toddlers in tow is a common occurrence for homeschoolers. And while it can be slightly daunting trying to teach math while nursing a baby, and trying to occupy a busy toddler, I can assure you it can be done. As mentioned previously, flexibility is a key point in homeschooling. Depending on the year, school might need to be arranged to fit the needs of the younger ones in your home. Here are some tips and tricks to homeschooling with younger children in your midst. Include your toddler I know it might sound crazy, but my number one tip to homeschooling with toddlers is to include them in your lessons whenever possible. Even … [Read more...]

MAY
21
2014

Vanilla Bean Frappuccino Recipe

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Do your kids beg for a Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino every time you go like mine do? Ugh. And those things are like $4/each! Being a homeschooler I quickly figured out that $4.00 x 4 kids = way more than I want to spend on drinks! Since I’m a softy and have a hard time saying no, we decided to come up with our own recipe so we could make them at home and save about a zillion dollars.   Ingredients: 1 cup of ice 1 1/2 cups of milk (You can use non-fat, 2%, or whole) 1 T. Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup (You can add another tablespoon if you like, but we thought it was a little too much.) 1 t. vanilla extract Optional: Whipped Cream topping   Directions: Blend and top with whipped Cream!   BAM! Just like that I saved myself about $16 by making them myself! Yipee! If it’s still not sweet enough you can add in a tablespoon of sugar, but we didn’t think it needed it. You can also add in a scoop of vanilla ice cream, but again, the flavoring … [Read more...]

MAY
20
2014

Preschool and Kindergarten Activities!

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Good morning readers! I thought I’d do another update for our prek/kindergarten activities today! We’re still plugging along with our combined preschool and kindergarten activities for my 5 year old and she’s doing great. She’s reviewing the Letter F and has a few added kindergarten level activities to help challenge her and get her ready for full kindergarten in August. Scissor Skills: She loves to cut and it’s great exercise for those fine-motor skills too! Here she’s carefully cutting along the dotted lines on my Letter F for Fish Scissor Skills worksheet. b   She has also moved on to more formal kindergarten handwriting worksheets as well. These include some warm-up shapes, then the actual upper and lowercase letters as well.     I always like to throw in some logical thinking and spatial relationship type of activities. And the Imaginets from MindWare is a great way to do that. It is a set of colorful magnetic wooden shapes that kids can use to create … [Read more...]

MAY
19
2014

Homeschooling 101: Standardized Testing

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It’s that time of the year again! Time for the dreaded  T E S T I N G. So for today’s Homeschooling 101 post, we’re going to dig into the details of standardized testing and homeschooling! Are you excited? You should be because I’m here to encourage homeschoolers everywhere! Testing isn’t as bad as you think, and YES YOU CAN DO IT!   As with everything, you’ll want to start by checking your state requirements to determine if standardized testing is required. Some states offer testing or yearly assessments which are less stressful for the student, so it is good to know what your requirements are. I prefer to test regardless of my state requirements because I use the tests to gauge how well my students are doing. We choose to test annually starting in 2nd grade. In my state testing is required starting in 3rd grades and every odd grade after that. I begin in 2nd grade to give my students a “trial run” test. This allows them to get used to the test itself as … [Read more...]

MAY
18
2014

Call of the Wild Literature Unit Study & Lapbook

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Hi everyone! I have another fun Literature Unit Study and Lapbook for you today. This one is on The Call of the Wild. Hope you enjoy! Story Summary: The Call of the Wild tells the tale of an extraordinary Yukon sled dog. Buck was always a peaceful animal, but one day he is kidnapped and made to work as a sled dog. Can Buck find a way to trust men again? Or will he eventually succumb to his instincts that the wild has awaken in him? This accompanying unit study is meant to be used with the Call of the Wild Classic Starts version as retold from the Jack London 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 to complete the units using any version you choose. Watch The Call of the Wild Lapbook Video to see more … [Read more...]