AUG
05
2014

Preschool Dot-to-Dot Worksheets

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Hi everyone, I hope you’re having a wonderful day! Today I have some fun Preschool Dot-to-dot worksheets to share with you all! They of course go with my Letter of the Week  preschool curriculum, and if you’ve purchased the curriculum anytime AFTER 7/20/14 this file is included in your download! If you purchased prior to that date, or just want to add it to whatever you’re using currently, download it here for free and add it into your daily lessons!   Number Practice: The dot-to-dot worksheets help teach students number recognition, counting, and number order. The preschool sheets have a light gray tracing line to help your student know where to go on the worksheet. I recommend doing them with your student as these sheets count a bit higher than the other Preschool level work in this curriculum. This will help challenge your students count a to a higher number as they progress through the curriculum.   Phonics Practice: Not only does each … [Read more...]

JUL
30
2014

Kindergarten Dot-to-Dot Worksheets

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Hi everyone, I hope you’re having a wonderful day! Today I have some fun Kindergarten Dot-to-dot worksheets to share with you all! They of course go with my k4 Kindergarten curriculum, and if you’ve purchased the curriculum anytime AFTER 7/20/14 this file is included in your download! If you purchased prior to that date, or just want to add it to whatever you’re using currently, download it here for free and add it into your daily lessons!   Each kindergarten dot-to-dot worksheet goes along with a letter theme from my Letter of the Week program, but it’s made a little more challenging for those awesome kindergarteners out there.   Number Practice: The dot-to-dot worksheets help teach students number recognition, counting, and number order. While at the same time correlating with a letter from the alphabet so you’re working on several skills at once.   Phonics Practice: As your student completes the dot-to-dot they can then color in the image if they like, and … [Read more...]

JUL
22
2014

Affiliate Love…

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Hi everyone! I wanted to take some time today to share some of my favorite companies with you. These products are some that we personally endorse and use in our homeschooling.   I think you should know, that I’m fairly picky on what we use. And even more so with what I will recommend to you! For that reason, I only review/giveaway products that we have enjoyed in our home and want to share with you too! So today is dedicated to the awesome companies that have supported Confessions and have a special place in our hearts!   Our Favorites:   All About Learning Press has both reading and spelling products available which we love! All About Spelling teaches encoding skills, spelling rules, and multisensory strategies to help your student become a proficient speller! All About Reading is a complete program teaching phonics, decoding, fluency, and comprehension in a fun and engaging way.       What’s in the Bible? are a series of fun DVDs that … [Read more...]

APR
08
2014

Spielgaben Play Based Learning!

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Good morning readers! Today I have a special product to share along with a discount to pass along! I’m sure most of you have heard of Spielgaben by now, but it is new to our homeschool. And I have to say that we are loving this product!     For those of you who don’t know, Spielgaben is a company that produces environmentally sustainable and non-toxic child friendly materials. The Spielgaben set comes with all of the colorful materials you see below, including the 3 wooden trays and a chessboard that store all of the materials together. The set also comes with learning resources that include learning activities, user guides, over 30 sets of interactive worksheets, 65 inspiration cards, and more! The materials are good quality, durable, colorful, and everything has a place in the storage unit which makes clean up and organizing it all a synch!   “There are 8 to 12 years worth of learning activities and lessons including full color digital format … [Read more...]

MAR
04
2014

Lakeshore Learning Count & Compare

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Hi everyone! I have a super fun review and discount coupon for you today from Lakeshore Learning! The Teeny Tot was super excited to receive the Lakeshore Learning Count & Compare game!   I mean who doesn’t love those little die poppers and baby froggies? The Teeny Tot had so much fun popping the die and moving the alligator mouth that she didn’t even realize she was learning!   The concept of this game is simple. Your child pops the die on both the right and left sides of the board. Then they place that many frogs on each lilly pad under the popper.   Next they move the alligator’s mouth so it’s open towards the side with the most frogs. Because everyone knows the alligator wants to eat as many frogs as he can!   This game is great for 1-10 number recognition, counting skills, and of course teaching greater than, less than, and equal math skills to preschoolers. For those ready to move on to larger numbers, they also … [Read more...]

JAN
13
2014

Teeny Tot Tuesday: Starting K4!

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Good morning everyone! I thought you might like to catch up with the Teeny Tot since it’s been awhile. First off she’s not so “teeny” anymore. Nor is she a “tot”. But I’m refusing to change her name just yet because it makes me cry. Sigh. Moving on. She finished my Letter of the Week curriculum and is moving on to the K4 Kindergarten curriculum. but since she’s not fully ready to move into reading we’re taking it slow. I’m mixing in some of the LOTW activities to keep working on motor skills, and then she’s also starting in on some of the K4 activities that she IS ready for. I did the same thing with Tinker Bell and she did great, so I’m hoping the same technique will work for the Teeny Tot. We shall see… We started off by reviewing our letters, sounds, numbers, colors, shapes, etc. Everything she learned last year. Since we take summers off, I find it best to spend a little time reviewing before moving on. Here she’s working on my A-Z and 123 Tracing Worksheets. You can see … [Read more...]

DEC
09
2013

Christmas Extravaganza Day 7: Math U See

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Hello everyone! I hope you’re having a great time with all of my exciting Christmas giveaways. I love doing giveaways for you all because it’s my way of giving back to all of you who support my blog! You know I couldn’t do a giveaway without something from my favorite math curriculum vendor, Math U See! We’ve used Math U See since the beginning of our homeschooling journey and we still love it! About 3 years in to our homeschooling season I got a little stir-crazy and tried something else. Why? Who knows, I probably thought the grass was greener or something. I quickly realized that using MUS was keeping me from wanting to poke my eyes out on any given homeschooling day. So we quickly switched back to MUS and haven’t ventured away since. I can also attest to the fact that they have excellent customer service, and are dedicated to supporting the homeschooling community! And they’ve offered an awesome giveaway for my Christmas Extravaganza! Thanks to the generous … [Read more...]

SEP
15
2013

Math-U-See Giveaway!

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Hi everyone! It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Math-U-See! And thanks to their awesome staff, they’ve offered a great giveaway for my readers today. One thing I love about Math-U-See is that they teach to mastery, and that means your student might not learn a certain skill right off the bat. They build on concepts so that the math skills actually make sense for your student. Students also use the MUS visual manipulatives to help further understand whatever skill they are working at the time. However to my surprise the students do not become depending on the manipulatives to solve problems. They’re simply hands on training tools to use until a concept is mastered. This is what the Math-U-See looks like in our workboxes. I pull out their worksheet each day and keep the video DVD and our little plastic storage container.     I also have a couple fun organization ideas for all of those blocks for you! For our large set of blocks I purchased the Small Craft … [Read more...]

JUL
15
2013

1-20 FREE B/W Pattern Block Cards

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Good morning everyone! As promised I have another fabulous freebie for you today. Last week I put up my full color Pattern Block Number cards and today I have the black and white version for all of you out there waiting! These are great for adding a little more challenge to your student’s day as well as saving on color printer ink. Just like the colored version, since this is a preschool activity I stuck with numbers 1-20. You can use these fun cards with any Wooden Pattern Blocks. (That is a link to find them on Amazon, but they should all be similar in size to other pattern blocks so you can use any brand you prefer.)   --> Click here to download the 1-20 B/W Pattern Block Cards <-- TO USE: I normally print these pages on cardstock then laminate them just so they last longer, but you certainly don’t have to do that. Here’s a close up of one of the pages. Your student will simply match the pattern block cards onto each sheet to re-create the number. I also added a … [Read more...]

JUL
08
2013

FREE 1-20 Pattern Block Cards

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Good morning everyone! I have a fabulous freebie for you today! Since had such a great response to my Alphabet Pattern Block Cards, I thought it would be fun to do a set of Pattern Block Number cards too! Since this is a preschool activity I stuck with numbers 1-20. You can use these fun cards with any Wooden Pattern Blocks. (That is a link to find them on Amazon, but they should all be similar in size to other pattern blocks so you can use any brand you prefer.) --> Click here to download the 1-20 Color Pattern Block Cards <--   TO USE: I normally print these pages on cardstock then laminate them just so they last longer, but you certainly don’t have to do that. Here’s a close up of one of the pages. Your student will simply match the pattern block cards onto each sheet to re-create the number. I also added a dashed font written version of each number so your student can trace and read the number as well just for a little added practice.   MORE PATTERN … [Read more...]