MAY
19
2013

30% off my ENTIRE STORE!!

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Hi everyone! I know you are diligently gathering curriculum for next year, so I thought I’d help you out and put my whole store on sale! Yep, you heard me for one week only, everything at Confessions of a Homeschooler is 30% off!   I’ve never really done a store wide sale before, so I hope it blesses you all in your hunt for curriculum!   NEW!! Homeschool Lesson Planners! Along with my sale, I’m releasing 3 new homeschool lesson planners! I will have giveaways coming up for each of them in the following weeks, but wanted you to be able to get a discount on them this week as well! Click below to see my new homeschool lesson planners!     I’m also going to be featuring my curriculum this week for anyone new to Confessions to help answer some frequently asked questions regarding each one. Today I’m featuring both the Letter of the Week and K4 Kindergarten Curriculum. The Letter of the Week is a full 26 week preschool course designed … [Read more...]

DEC
03
2012

Kindergarten (Primer) Sight Word Sentences

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Hi everyone! As promised, I have some more sight word sentence printables for you! Today I am sharing Kindergarten (Primer)  Kindergarten Sight Word Sentence worksheets. Each one 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 and spell the word correctly to complete their sentence, 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 40 Primer level sight words from the Dolch sight word list. --> Download the Kindergarten Primer Sight Word Sentences ! <--   More Sight Word fun! Kinder (Pre-Primer) Sight Word Sentences Sight Word Search Sight … [Read more...]

NOV
26
2012

Kindergarten (Pre-Primer) Sight Word Sentences

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Hi everyone! I wanted Tinker Bell to do a little more work on her sight words, so I made these Pre-Primer Kindergarten Sight Word Sentence worksheets. Each one has the word along with a funny sentence. Students will practice tracing the word, reading the word, then writing it on their own.       They’ll also cut out the letters and spell the word correctly to complete their sentence, 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 40 Pre-Primer level sight words from the Dolch sight word list. --> Download the Kindergarten Pre-Primer Sight Word Sentences ! <-- More Sight Word fun! Sight Word Search Sight Word Writing & Spelling Practice … [Read more...]

OCT
24
2012

A-Z Cursive Handwriting Worksheets

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Hi everyone! After publishing my K4 Handwriting Worksheets (manuscript) I had a ton of requests for Cursive Handwriting Worksheets. It took me a bit to get them completed, but here they are!   As usual, you can print on copy paper and have students write with pencil on the sheets, or you can also print on copy paper, then laminate or stick inside a page protector and allow them to use them with Expo Dry-Erase markers! That way they’re re-usable and you can practice your sheets as many times as needed!   --> Download the Cursive Handwriting Sheets <-- The line spacing for these sheets should be appropriate for kindergarten, first , or second graders who are just starting with cursive handwriting skills. Each letter includes capital and lowercase letter practice. The first letter has arrows to help students properly form the letters, and the rest are simply dashed font for them to trace. Then the bottom line is blank with only the starting dot so they can … [Read more...]

AUG
12
2012

K4 Kindergarten Curriculum Giveaway!

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Is my Letter of the Week Preschool Curriculum a little too easy for your preschooler? Are you ready for something a little more challenging? Then the K4 Kindergarten Curriculum is for you! The K4 Curriculum is geared towards kids ages 4-5 who are looking for a fun hands on kindergarten curriculum.     The K4 Curriculum is great for kids age 4-5 who are Kindergarten ready. The curriculum introduces beginning reading, math and handwriting skills that will give your student a huge advantage to those who haven’t completed a preschool or K4 level course prior to kindergarten. Upon completion of this program, students will have a basic understanding of simple addition and subtraction, place value, basic 1 and 2 vowel words, and beginning reading skills, logical thinking and much more! What’s Included? 34 Weekly LESSON PLANS! Bible Math Reading Writing Art Music Movement Motor Skills Logical Thinking Sight Words Vowel Sounds/Blends and … [Read more...]

JUN
25
2012

Kindergarten Sight Word Search

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Whoohoo! I have some more fun kindergarten sight word activities for you all today! I wanted some more sight word practice for Tinker Bell and so I created some fun Sight Word Search worksheets to help her out. These correlate directly with my K4 Kindergarten Curriculum**, and have been included in the lessons as well! --> Download the Sight Word Search Worksheets <-- (Downloading: If you have troubles downloading, RIGHT click on the download link and select “SAVE LINK AS”. You will then be prompted to save the file to your computer.)   What’s Included? There are 45 sight word search worksheets for words: a, am, and, are, at, ate, be, big, but, can, do, eat, for, get, go, had, he, his, I , in, is, it, me, new, not, of, on, our, out, saw, say, see, she, so, sun, the, to, too, two, up, was, we, who, yes, you.     How do you use the Sight Word Search worksheets? There are several ways you can use these sheets. Here are a few ideas to help … [Read more...]

JUN
04
2012

Kindergarten Mail Carrier Unit

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Hi everyone, I have done a few Kindergarten themed units, and wanted to add in a new one today! Introducing my Mail Carrier Unit Study! This one is geared for preschool to Kindergarten and just introduces one of our very helpful community workers to younger students. --> Download the Mail Carrier Unit Study <--   Lesson 1:  Introduction: Introduce the mail carrier career to your students. Ask if they know what a mail carrier does, and how they go about doing it. Tell students that mail carriers are responsible for picking up mail to be sent, as well as delivering mail to residents in their specific area. Mail carriers work no matter what the weather, but not on national holidays. Activity: Color the Mailman worksheet (Note, even though we typically refer to mail carriers as a “mailman” they can be either women or men.)   Lesson 2:  Envelope Activity: Help students learn how to properly address the below envelope to someone they like. Have them color in a … [Read more...]

MAY
20
2012

Kindergarten Number Writing Worksheets

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Hi everyone! Instead of a giveaway this week, I wanted to do a fun freebie for all those awesome kindergarten students out there! It’s been a little while since I’ve added to my K4 curriculum, but I wanted to make a new set of Number Writing Worksheets to help Tinker Bell learn her number words, as well as practice number writing, and recognition. --> Download the Number Writing Worksheets Vol. 2 <-- (If you’re having trouble downloading, RIGHT click the download link and select “Save File As”. You will be prompted to save it to your computer.)   For the Number Writing Worksheets Vol. 2, I wanted more of a challenge for my kindergartner. The download includes worksheets for numbers 0 (zero) through 20 (twenty). Here is an up-close of one of the worksheets. Each one includes number writing practice, then writing the number on your own, practicing the number word, writing the word on your own, and finally a number hunt for that number.   How do I … [Read more...]

JAN
24
2012

2012 Mid-Year Curriculum Changes

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Hi everyone! I’ve had several questions from readers asking how our 2012 curriculum choices are going. I think one of the things I like most about homeschooling is the ability to be flexible and note when something is working well and when something isn’t working! That said in order to maintain my own sanity, and thus the sanity of those around me, I’ve decided to change the things that weren’t working. And while I hate to waste money, sanity is priceless, no?     Change Number 1: Saxon –> to Math U See I said at the start of the school year that we were trying out Saxon for the first time. Well, I have to say that Saxon just wasn’t a right fit for us!  Partly because I had a hard time adjusting to teaching it, and partly because my kids just weren’t getting how they explained certain things. I found myself pulling out our Math U See blocks and trying to re-word the Saxon lessons using the Math U See principles so it made sense. After awhile of saying … [Read more...]

DEC
11
2011

All About Reading Level 1 Giveaway!

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  All About Reading Level 1 kit is out! Yipee! We just received a copy to review and I am loving it! I have a review coming soon, but for now I was anxious to get the giveaway out to all of you since it’s such an awesome kit!   Can’t wait to get your copy? Click here to order All About Reading Level 1 Win It: In celebration of their new product, All About Learning Press is offering a set of All About Reading Level 1 Kit free to one of you! One blessed winner will receive both the All About Reading Level 1 Kit,  plus the Deluxe Interactive Reading Kit! Whoo hoo! Everything you see below is included in this giveaway!   What does the Reading Level 1 kit come with? (Regularly $107.70) Teacher's Manual Student Packet (Includes word cards, as well as Activity Book) Run, Bug, Run! reader The Runt Pig reader Cobweb the Cat reader What does the Deluxe Interactive Kit come with? (Regularly $48.95) Letter Tiles Magnets for Letter … [Read more...]