AUG
23
2015

2015 7th Grade Homeschool Schedule

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I don’t know about you, but 7th grade is a little bit intimidating! It just seems like things start getting more serious around now. High school is on the horizon, and this mama can’t believe that her baby girl is officially in Jr. High! If you’ve been following my daily schedules you’ll notice I’m in denial about my kids getting older! Strawberry Shortcake (who is now almost as tall as I am) is growing into an amazing young lady with talents and interests all her own so it’s a really cool time. She’s an amazing artist, and has a very creative nature which just amazes me. Strawberry Shortcake is currently 12 years old, and will turn 13 next January. 13 people! She’s starting seventh grade this year and here’s her line up: Download a copy: 7th Grade Daily Schedule – PDF 7th Grade Daily Schedule – Word Doc (Editable)   Here’s our Basic 7th Grade Schedule: 8:30am – Breakfast / Family Devotion Time 9:00am – Calendar Time & Pledge of … [Read more...]

AUG
18
2015

10 Back-To-School Sanity Saver Tips

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Hey everyone! It's all about back-to-school time over here at the Confessions Household. And for me that means that I need to get all of my ducks in a row and spring back into action from my otherwise lazy routine we've lulled into over the course of the summer.   Here are some tips I use to get myself back in gear! 1. Monthly Meal Plans: I tend to fall off of my monthly meal plan wagon over the summer, but it's time to print this baby out, head to the store, and get myself prepared so we're not eating crumbs from the bottom of cereal boxes. 2. Big grocery store trip: This might not sound too exciting, but usually by end of summer I'm slacking and we're almost out of milk, people are scraping up the last bits of cereal, or fighting over the last cheese stick. So I like to make a big grocery haul right before school starts. That way I know we're covered for my meal plan, and we have a lot of goodies to eat at home. That also keeps me from being tempted to head out to eat … [Read more...]

AUG
16
2015

2015 6th Grade Homeschool Schedule

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Good morning! I’m back today with our 2015 6th grade daily schedule. It’s nice that Turbo and Strawberry Shortcake are only one year apart, it makes doing group subjects much easier. I’ll post Strawberry Shortcake’s schedule soon, but you’ll notice they’re fairly similar. Turbo is currently 11 years old, and will turn 12 next June. He’s starting sixth grade this year and here’s his line up: Download a copy: 6th Grade Daily Schedule – PDF 6th Grade Daily Schedule – Word Doc (Editable)   Here’s our Basic 6th Grade Schedule: 8:30am – Breakfast / Family Devotion Time 9:00am – Calendar Time & Pledge of Allegiance 9:15am – Bible 9:30am – Math 10:15am – English 10:40pm – Spelling 11:00am – Handwriting 11:20am – Vocabulary 11:40am – Literature 12:15pm – Lunch 1:00pm – History (M/T), Science (W,TH) 2:00pm – Typing (Mon), Art (Tues), Music (Wed), Literature (M,W,TH) 2:30pm – Writing (M/W) 5:00pm – Sports start! Tinker Bell plays inline … [Read more...]

AUG
13
2015

Laminating Tips & Tricks

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Good morning all of you amazing teachers out there! Today I have a post that I’ve literally been meaning to do forever now. I get so many questions on how I laminate, which laminator I use, and if I have any tips or tricks to save money when laminating. Plus there’s an amazing video and awesome giveaway at the end of this post, so make sure to read all the way through! So let’s start with the Q&A! 1. Do you laminate all of your preschool and K4/5 products? No. I only laminate that which I  know that we will need to reuse later on. Laminating products makes them more durable so they last longer. I do recommend laminating my lacing cards simply because they might tear when your student is lacing the yarn, shoe laces, or  string through the holes. Otherwise, you don’t really have to laminate the rest of the stuff if you don’t want to. 2. Do you print everything on cardstock? No. I used to print on cardstock, but I’ve found that regular ole’ copy paper does just fine … [Read more...]

AUG
09
2015

2015 4th Grade Homeschool Schedule

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Hi everyone! I’m back today with our 2015 4th grade daily schedule. Honestly I can’t believe that Tinker Bell is in the 4th grade this year! She’s still a first grader in my eyes. So when I was planning her year and adding 4th grade subjects to her list I can honestly say I shed a few tears. They really do grow up so fast! But my sentimentality won’t stop time, and so I persevered and came up with a 4th grade schedule for my sweet girl. Tinker Bell is 9 years old, she’ll turn 10 in February. She’s starting fourth grade this year and here’s her line up: Download a copy: 4th Grade Daily Schedule – PDF 4th Grade Daily Schedule – Word Doc (Editable) Here’s our Basic Kindergarten Schedule: 8:30am – Breakfast / Family Devotion Time 9:00am – Calendar Time & Pledge of Allegiance 9:15am – Bible 9:30am – Math 10:30am – English 11:00am – Handwriting 11:20am – Vocabulary 11:30am – Spelling 11:45am – Reading 12:15pm – Lunch 1:00pm – … [Read more...]

AUG
02
2015

2015 – 1st Grade Homeschool Schedule

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I spent the weekend planning with some friends, and I think we’re ready to go! Each year I do an overview of our basic daily schedule by grade level. Hopefully this will help those of you who wonder how many times per week we do certain subjects, and how long we spend on each one as well. In our state we’re required to do 172 days per year averaging 4 hours per day for any students 6 years or older. And this year that applies to all of my kiddos! I’m expecting it to be a crazy year, but hopefully with everything planned out it won’t be too bad. I’m going to start off sharing Miss Lady Bug’s schedule today. She’s currently 6 years old, she’ll turn 7 in November! Eeek! She’s starting first grade this year and here’s her line up: Download a copy: 1st Grade Daily Schedule – PDF 1st Grade Daily Schedule  – Word Doc (Editable) Here’s our Basic Kindergarten Schedule: 8:30am   – Breakfast / Family Devotion Time 9:00am   – Calendar Time & … [Read more...]

JUL
28
2015

How to stop procrastination in your homeschool

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Do you find your kids procrastinating instead of doing their schoolwork in a diligent and timely fashion?  Do your kids dawdle, sharpen pencils, get water, then go to the bathroom and eventually get to their work only after chasing them down? Don’t worry your not alone! I’d venture to bet that procrastination is probably found in most homes. And it can definitely become a problem for a homeschooling mama with more than one child to teach. Like if you hypothetically have four children for example. Fine, it’s not a hypothetical for me. I do have four children. And procrastination isn’t a hypothetical for us either! It was like an everyday occurrence back in the day. Why children procrastinate. Honestly I think that when talking about procrastination and homeschooling it has a bit to do with just getting used to a more formal schedule. And getting used to mom as your teacher. And figuring out that there are assignments that you actually do need to accomplish. Sometimes … [Read more...]

JUL
26
2015

2015-2016 Homeschool Lesson Planner

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Hi everyone! I have had a ton of requests for an 2015-2016 8x10 Homeschool Lesson Planner that similar to my 5x7 lesson planner, so that’s what we’re doing today!   You can use this for your own teacher lesson planning, or for your students to help keep track of assignments, grades, reading, and any appointments or activities that you might need!   What’s included? This planner includes colorful weekly planner pages for the August 2015 – July 2016 school year. This planner is portrait format for easier printing and binding. Planner runs from August 2015 - July 2016 2015-2016 & 2016-2017 year-at-a-glance pages Monthly overview pages Weekly planning pages Notes pages A reading logs for each month Grade book to help keep track of grades for the year Attendance tracking   Homeschool Extra Forms This planner also comes with a variety of forms to help you with your planning and record keeping. If there’s a form I forgot, … [Read more...]

JUL
21
2015

Our Curriculum 2015-2016

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Oh my goodness, I can’t believe another year has gone by, and it’s time to start planning for the 2015-16 school year! I’ve had so many requests for our curriculum choices, so I thought I better put up a post with our choices for next year. Group and Independent work I’m listing the full curriculum per grade level below, and anything you see in orange is a group activity. This means that we do it together with all of kiddos combined. I like to choose a variety of both teacher led, independent, and group curriculum so that I’m not too overwhelmed with teaching 4 students at different levels all at the same time. Group activities are done together, and I just expect a little different level of work out of my children depending on their grade and skill level. Announcing… But first I’d like to announce the Teeny Tot’s new blog name! Since I’ve started blogging back in 2008, you’ll see that the teeny tot has gotten just a wee big bigger. And since she really isn’t a teeny tot … [Read more...]

JUN
23
2015

2015-2016 Student Lesson Planner

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Hi everyone! It’s about that time again! Time to get planning for the 2015-2016 school year. And to help you out, I have a colorful planner that you can use for your own planning, or for your students to help keep track of assignments, grades, reading, and any appointments or activities that you  might need!   --> Get your 2015-2016 5x7 Homeschool Planner Here!! <--   What’s included? This planner includes colorful weekly planner pages for the 2014-2015 school year Planner runs from August 2015 - July 2016 2015-2016 year at a glance pages Monthly overview pages Weekly planning pages Notes pages A reading logs for each month Grade book to help keep track of grades for the year Goals and To Do list   The planner prints 5×7, so half sheet size. That makes it much easier to tote around in a backpack, purse, or in your car! And there are plenty of places to write in daily activities, notes, and assignments for you or your … [Read more...]