Happy Valentine’s Day 2014!


Hi everyone! I hope you’ve enjoyed my Valentine’s Day Craft Extravaganza!   And just for fun, here is a last minute Valentine’s Day Gift Tag  printable for you!   I hope everyone has a wonderful day and enjoys some sweet time with family and friends!     And don’t forget about my fun Preschool Letter V for Valentines activities.   These are all part of my Letter of the Week preschool curriculum.   Happy Valentine’s Day! … [Read more...]


Give the Gift of Literacy Giveaway


Hi everyone! I’m so excited for today’s post! Mainly because I’m partnering with one of my favorite ministries, Samaritan’s purse. And also because I have a fun FREEBIE for you today AND a giveaway! The bloggers of iHomeschool Network have come together to help support the Samaritan’s Purse Literacy Campaign. We’re sharing our favorite books, along with some fun family activities, as well as giveaways! The Jesse Tree The past couple years we’ve been putting up a Jesse Tree in our home to help remind us of the true meaning of Christmas. The Jesse Tree gets it’s name from Isaiah 11:1-2 “A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. The Spirit of the Lord will rest upon Him.” The main Branch is a Biblical sign of the expected coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ and the faithfulness of God. The other branches of the tree represent a piece of the stories that make up the whole story of God’s relationship with His people. As we read through … [Read more...]


Weekly Blog Planner – FREE


Hello everyone! Last week I released my new  2014 Colorful Blog Planner! And as promised, today I have the Weekly Blog Planner. This was a specific requests from a few readers who really prefer to plan their blogs on a weekly basis instead of seeing a whole month at a time. --> Click here to download the Weekly Blog Planner FREE! <-- As you can see I went with a weekly layout for this planner and added some extra info on the opposing page. It includes blog statistics, websites and inspiration, post ideas and notes, tweets, pinterest pins, and additional notes. Although this planner does have a 2014 year at a glance, it doesn’t have any dates so you can print and use as needed no matter what year it is! Print & Assemble: After downloading, print the planner by printing the odd pages starting with page 1. Then flip the pages and print the even pages on the backs. Next take the document to the Office Supply store and have them spiral bind it. I spent $3.50 … [Read more...]


2014 Monthly Blog Planner – FREE


Hello everyone! Okay, so I know that all of you bloggers out there have eagerly been awaiting the 2014 Colorful Blog Planner!  And today is finally the day! Whoo hoo! Okay, maybe I’m more excited than some of you, but I am really enjoying this colorful planner laying around on my desk. it actually inspires me to blog just because I like to write in my planner! The only thing I haven’t quite perfected is that I love these Foray Colored pens, this on is the perfect green color. Unfortunately I tend to move posts around quite a bit since I blog in advance. So…use pretty colorful pen…or use ugly pencil so I can move posts…ugh. And yes I’ve tried colored pencils. But they don’t write as nicely. And don’t come in this green that I’m loving. What a dilemma. Okay, moving on! --> Click here to download the 2014 Colorful Blog Planner FREE! <-- As you can see I went with the calendar layout for this planner and added some extra info on the opposing page. It includes … [Read more...]


FREE My Journaling Printables


Now that we’re getting into the heart of summer, I wanted to encourage my kiddos to do a little bit of summer journaling. So I made these cute pages to help inspire them!   --> Download My Journal here FREE! <-- Directions for use: Print pages back to back, then cut down the center to create a 5x8 journaling booklet. You can print as many copies of each page as you like, it’s totally up to you. Stack the pages together and have them coil bound at an office supply store. Encourage your students to journal about their experiences this summer! I hope you enjoy this set of journaling pages. And hopefully it makes your summer a little more enjoyable too! Keep reading for some fun journaling ideas… Here are some journaling prompts to help get you started: What is your favorite summer thing to do and why? What is your favorite summer food and why? If you could cook your favorite meal, what would you cook? Describe how you would make and … [Read more...]


2nd Grade Sight Word Sentences


Hi teachers! Are you looking for a fun way to have students practice their sight words? Look no further! I’ve had a ton of requests for some more of my sight word sentences, so today I’m sharing the second grade sight word sentence printables with you.   Each worksheet has the word along with a funny sentence. Students will practice tracing the word, reading the word, then writing it on their own. Students will also cut out the letters then glue them on the sheet to spell the word correctly to complete a sentence. This activity is great for fine-motor skills and spelling practice! Next they will write the word to complete the sentence. Finally they will make up their own sentence using their newly learned sight word! The repetition along with the variety of activities really helps students remember their sight words! This download includes 46 Second grade level sight words from the Dolch sight word list. –> Download the Second Grade Sight Word … [Read more...]


FREE 2013 Blog Planner


Okay, so I know I already posted a Floral 2013 Blog Planner, but I’ve had several requests for something more colorful along with a few additions to the planner that fit more specifically the needs of bloggers. So I created one for 2014 (to be released shortly), however I liked it so much that I created one for the 2013 year as well! I know we’re almost half over, but we still have half a year of colorful blog planning pages to go! So, without further ado…I introduce to you…dun-dun-dun… The 2013 Colorful Blog Planner! --> Click here to download the 2013 Colorful Blog Planner FREE! <--   As you can see I went with the calendar layout for this planner and added some extra info on the opposing page. It includes Monthly Statistics, websites and inspiration, post ideas and notes, tweets, pinterest pins, and additional notes. Print & Assemble: After downloading, print the planner by printing the odd pages starting with page 1. Then flip the pages and print the … [Read more...]


Preschool Daily Learning Notebook 2013-2014


Back by popular demand is my newly updated 2013-2014 Preschool Daily Learning Notebook! I created this last year for the Teeny Tot and since she’s not quite ready for the Elementary Level Daily Learning Notebook,  I made an updated one for the 2013-2014 school  year. **The updates are only to the calendar pages where they trace what day it is, and I added in the year at the top of the calendar as well, so if you already have this, you might want to just print the calendar pages to save on ink!   Supplies: 1” 3-ring Binder 3 divider tabs for numbers, letters, and shapes 4 page protectors Expo Dry-erase markers (variety of colors) Outdoor thermometer Directions: Print pages 4-92 on regular copy paper. Place pages 4-11 in page protectors back to back so that these pages can be used with expo dry-erase markers and re-used. Next place the remaining pages in order in your binder. Have students use crayons, pencils, or markers to complete each day as … [Read more...]


FREE! 1-20 Do-A-Dot Number Worksheets


Hi everyone! I know a lot of you have been looking for some more fun do-a-dot activities for your preschoolers! And after publishing the A-Z Do-a-Dot worksheets, I had quite a few requests for a numbers version, so here it is!   --> Download the FREE 1-20 Do-a-Dot Worksheets <--   Pairing these worksheets with colorful do-a-dot markers are a fun way to help students learn numbers 1 through 20. For those of you who don’t know, do what they are, do-a-dot markers are basically like old style bingo dabbers. But now they come in all sorts of fun colors, even glitter and pastels! I have my students place one dot in each circle to create the shape of the number. Here is the Teeny Tot using them on her Letter Q preschool activities so you can see what I’m talking about. Alternate uses: Have students place the paper on a magnetic tray, then place one magnet in each circle. Have students put one sticker in each circle. (The tiny star or happy face stickers … [Read more...]


Preschool Letter Q Activities


Hi everyone! Today I wanted to do another Teeny Tot Tuesday post for you. Today’s post is brought to you by the Letter Q! And so we’ll be having fun with quilts. Quilt Lacing Card: Above you can see our lacing practice card. I make sure to laminate this one for durability, then punch with a hole punch every inch or so for lacing practice. Teach them patterns to do with this as well, like up from the bottom each time, or in-out-in-out sewing. Whatever pattern you can think of. Letter Q Memory Verse: “Quench not the Spirit.” 1 Thessalonians 5:19 Song time: Hide ‘Em in Your Heart Vol 1 Hide ‘Em In Your Heart Songs – Vol 2 Read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and put up the letter V on our Alphabet Tree! You can download my small alphabet letters here. (This is an older picture of Tinker Bell adding the letter, I love how she was Queen for the day!)   Color Cubes: I use our Large Alphabet Lacing Cards to serve as templates for our 1″ building blocks. We pick 2 colors of … [Read more...]