NOV
06
2012

Homeschool Reading Incentives!

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I found this super cute idea to help with motivating students to read more on the Teacher Wife’s blog which lead me down a bunny trail of great ideas to help motivate students to read! I know homeschoolers are supposed to be book worms, but my kiddos aren’t always that interested in reading outside of class time. But with these cute reading incentive brag tags and some cheap beads…problem solved at the Confessions home!   I immediately visited ImageStuff and ordered a variety of reading incentive brag tags! (Select “reading” from the drop down menu.) I set up our bulletin board right away, and shared all of our new exciting reading rewards with the kiddos! By the way, I emailed them and they’re working on a more homeschooling friendly packet of tags! Yipee!! And don’t tell anyone, but I’m pretty sure we’ll be doing a giveaway for these later on too!   For every 20 minutes of reading time, my children earn 1 bead. For every 10 beads they earn, then can … [Read more...]

JUL
02
2012

Kindergarten Number Order Puzzles

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Welcome! I have another fun Kindergarten Printable for you today.  I had a request to take my Number Order Puzzles and kick them up a notch, so I did! Introducing the new and improved Kindergarten Number Order Puzzles!   --> Download the Kindergarten Number Order Puzzles  <-- (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 in the download? These puzzles practice number order, counting, and recognition skills for numbers 1-100. I also added in puzzles to help work on skip counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s. The puzzles include counting 2-50, 5-50, and 10-200. How do you use these fun puzzles? I suggest printing them on cardstock, then laminating for durability. Next cut out each number strip vertically along the lines to separate the numbers strips. Next mix up the number strips and have your student practice putting the … [Read more...]

APR
30
2012

World’s Greatest Composers ~ Johannes Brahms

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Hi everyone! I’m so excited to be taking part in the iHomeschool Network “Birthday Lessons in May” blog hop! This month we teamed up and are all sharing a mini-unit study for a famous historical figure. I have the pleasure of posting on the brilliant composer Johannes Brahms!  I created a fun download in honor of Johannes Brahms that I’m please to share with you all today! It is meant to go with my World’s Greatest Composers study, but can stand alone as well. (EDITED: This lesson is now part of my World's Greatest Composers Volume 2 Unit!) Johannes Brahms was born in Hamburg, Germany on May 7, 1833. He was a composer and pianist and is regarded as one of the leading musicians of the Romantic period. He composted for piano, chamber ensembles, symphony orchestra, voice, and chorus. He is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the “Three Bs”. While Brahms premiered many of his own works, he also worked with some of the leading … [Read more...]

NOV
21
2011

Thanksgiving Preschool FREE Printables

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Hi everyone! Looking for some fun Thanksgiving related preschool activities for your kids? I’ve had so many requests to do a Thanksgiving Preschool Printable pack, that I did! YAY!     Download the Thanksgiving Preschool Printables  (DOWNLOAD TIP: If your browser does not open the printable, RIGHT click on the above link then select "SAVE LINK AS" and you will be prompted to SAVE it to your hard drive! Hope that helps!) What’s Included in the FREE download? Large Floor Numbers Pre-writing Practice Letter T Tracing Letter T Poking Page Pumpkin Pie Color Puzzles “Thanks” Letter Matching Pattern Activity Building Activity Counting Practice Number Cards Thanksgiving Coloring Page Size Sorting Number Order puzzle Do-A-Dot Page “Thanks” Bean Bag Toss Thanksgiving Graphing Activity What is the Difference Activity Cutting Practice   Large Floor Numbers: Lay cards out on the floor and have your child hop to the number … [Read more...]

AUG
17
2011

Preschool Pond Theme Free Printables

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  Hi everyone! I wanted to share a fun Preschool Pond Pack that I made for a post over at Totally Tots Blog. I just realized that I never shared it over here, and I didn’t want anyone to miss out, so here it is! The focus was really for our Teeny Tot and I have to say that she absolutely LOVED being involved in school time! Duck Mosaic: I recently received the Picture Perfect game from Educational Insights. It’s a great mosaic tile game for younger children. It comes with 16 picture cards, and one just happened to be a duck! We also did the fish and a few others as it is a favorite game of ours. A little tough for the Teeny Tot, but I would tell her to find a yellow tile and then when she did I helped her place it in the correct spot.   Bible Verse: Genesis 1:20-23 Then God said, “Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens.” So God created great sea creatures … [Read more...]

AUG
08
2011

Letter B for Ballerina: Free Preschool Printables

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I created this cute Ballerina Preschool Pack for my Once Upon A Book series over at Totally Tots! This month’s theme is sports, and for a girl I thought Angelina Ballerina “A Dance of Friendship” (ballet) was perfect! A Dance of Friendship by Katharine Holabird Summary: A Dance of Friendship is about a sweet pair of mice who are in ballet class together. Their friendship hits a rocky path due to some jealousy, but of course Angelina makes things right again and finds the perfect way to apologize to her best friend. Verse: I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14 Do-A-Dot activity: This has to be one of my Teeny Tot’s favorite things to do! She loves the dotters and did a remarkable job dotting in the little circles. (Download for entire tot pack at bottom of post) Ballerina Cutting Practice: Cutting is such great practice for fine motor skills and hand – eye coordination. The Teeny Tot loves to … [Read more...]

JUL
12
2010

Letter of the Week Curriculum

This curriculum is a full 26 week core program for preschool students (ages 3-4). Included are weekly lesson plans that cover all the subjects a preschooler needs and more! Download my ENTIRE preschool Letter of the Week set now! $10 - Download version $16 - CD Version {Please allow 7-10 business days for shipping} $20 - CO-OP Version So what’s in the Letter of the Week curriculum? Click here to see a typical week of activities While I provide many of my printables for free on my blog, you currently have to download each item individually. For those who prefer multi-file downloading, I am now providing the complete curriculum PLUS BONUSES for ONLY $10 downloadable version and $16 for a CD! There are approximately 1500 printable pages of games, ideas and activities included in this curriculum! What's included? As an added BONUS, you will receive Weekly LESSON PLANS! Click here to see a SAMPLE LESSON PLAN   A-Z ACTIVITIES … [Read more...]

NOV
13
2009

My Printables

Welcome to Printables byConfessions Of A Homeschooler!If you are having troubles, click here for download troubleshooting You are free to print any of the downloads, I offer almost everything on my blog for FREE, I only ask that you comply with my Terms Of Use. Thanks and happy downloading! Animals:Expedition Earth: Discovering God’s AnimalsExpedition Earth: Discovering God's Animals (Blank Lines) Art/Misc/PE: Mouse Paint Color MixingPE Activity CardsPE RecordsSanta TemplateWorld's Greatest Artists Vol 1 Bible: A-Z Memory VersesAbiding Mom vs Super MomFruit of the Spirit Bean Bag TossOne Another Bible VersesTen Plagues of Egypt SongBible Character Studies: ArguingDiligenceGentlenessGood StewardHonestyHumilityObediencePatiencePeacemakingSelflessness Calendar Time: Address/Phone Numbers Make the DateWeather ChartWeather GraphingYesterday, Today, TomorrowWhat Season is it?Colors/Shapes:Color Mixing CardsColor PuzzlesColor WordsColor Word Letter Tiles B&W; (goes with Color Words … [Read more...]