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    April 2015 Holidays & Fun Days

    Did you know that April is national humor month? Yep that’s right, all month long we get to be funny! Sounds like a good time to me! And April is full of interesting days, so let’s get started shall we? Holidays: April 1 – April Fool’s Day. April 5 – Easter Sunday. Weekly Celebrations: … [Read More...]

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    Spring Cleaning!!

    Good morning readers! You may have noticed a slight…okay drastic…change over here at the Confessions website! I don’t know about you, but I always get a hankering for some good old fashioned spring cleaning this time of year. And my blog is no different! I’ve been wanting to update it for a while … [Read More...]

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    Kindergarten Worksheets and Phonics Activities

    good morning readers! It’s been a little while since I did an update on what the Teeny Tot is doing. We just got back from spring break and she’s been working diligently on her kindergarten year. She’s reading well now, and still having fun doing all of the K4 Kindergarten activities along with … [Read More...]

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    Create Your Own Bundle Discount!

    Good morning fellow educators! I know it’s getting to be that time of year again. The one where you’re not quite finished with the current school year, but are starting to research, gather curriculum, and plan for next year.    Today I have a special treat for you all, and it’s … [Read More...]

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    Taking Charge of Your Child’s Education

    We start from day one feeding them, bathing them, and loving them. And as our children grow, we begin to teach them how to do things on their own. Then along comes the discussion of their future. Do you want to give your child the best start in life possible? Do you want to get more involved in … [Read More...]

NOV
27
2010

ADVENTure of Christmas Winner

Thanks to everyone who entered to win The ADVENTure of Christmas from Lisa Whelchel! We have our winner, congratulations to Chris from The Mommy Journey! But don’t worry, there’s still time if you didn’t win a copy, I highly recommend getting one, you won’t regret it!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and stay tuned Monday for The King is Born DVD Giveaway from Nest Learning! … [Read more...]

NOV
27
2010

Expedition Earth France Activity: Eiffel Tower

So what’s a trip to France without the Eiffel Tower!?! Of course for this week we learned about the Eiffel Tower and made a small scale replica of the Eiffel Tower using a 3D Puzzle we found. This puzzle was fairly easy to put together. I know people who have done the popsicle stick towers but it just seemed like too much work to me, so we did this one instead! Since I only purchased one puzzle, we separated it into “floors” so everyone could have a turn. This one is a foam puzzle so you do have to be somewhat careful not to bend the pieces, but all in all it was fairly easy to complete. For now, our Eiffel Tower is proudly displayed in our homeschool room, and may become part of a geography fair display, we’ll have to see. Click here to see all of our activities from France! Click here if you’d like to follow along with our Expedition Earth Geography Curriculum Journey! … [Read more...]

NOV
27
2010

Expedition Earth France Activity: Handmade Soap

Did you know that it wasn’t until a French scientist discovered how to make soap inexpensively that everyone began to buy it and use it? Me neither, don’t you just love homeschooling! It gives me a chance to learn all that stuff I didn’t pay attention to when I was a kid. The French are famous for soap that is made into pretty fancy shapes scented with lovely fragrances. This craft was one of the easier one’s we’ve done, so easy in fact that our soap may become Christmas presents for family! So what do you need? Some soap shavings (We purchased a block of soap from Michael’s craft store) Soap coloring (Also found at most hobby stores) Soap Fragrance (Also found at most hobby stores) Some sort of soap mold (I bought one at Michael’s, but you can also spread it on a cookie sheet and use cookie cutters to shape it) Bowl to melt soap in. (I used an old tupperware bowl that I tossed after, but actually the soap cleans out really easily, I mean it IS … [Read more...]

NOV
26
2010

Letter H for Hippo

Welcome to Letter H! We are having fun with Hippos this week! Hope you enjoy! (Scroll down for the large floor number cards!) Letter H Memory Verse: "Honor one another above yourselves." Romans 12:10 "Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with a promise" Ephesians 6:2 For our verses and accompanying games/stories we use the following books: ABC Memory Verses & My ABC Bible Verses Read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and put up the letter H on our Alphabet Tree! You can download my small alphabet letters here. Song time: Hide 'Em in Your Heart Vol 1 Hide 'Em In Your Heart Songs - Vol 2 Letter H Writing Practice: Blend Ladder reading practice: Letter H sign language: Letter H Tracing: I laminate this and use with Expo Dry Erase Markers for pre-writing practice skills. Hh Do-A-Dot Page: We use Do-a-Dot Art Markers with this! Hippo Scissor Skills! A new one, I've been wanting to do more scissor skills, so decided to … [Read more...]

NOV
25
2010

December 2010 Meal Plan

Happy Thanksgiving! What better day to talk about food? I love the holidays, because it means that I’ll be eating spaghetti, meatballs, garlic bread, turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes and pie, most of which I didn’t have to cook ;o) And knowing that December is right around the corner, I wanted to get my meal plan out for you all asap! So here it is… December 2010 Meal Plan Download the meal plan here: December 2010 Meal Plan WORD December 2010 Meal Plan PDF I always get a few of the same questions when I post this, so here are some answers to those FAQ questions: 1. Do you really cook at home this often? A: No, I do TRY to follow my plan as best I can to save my sanity, however we do eat out and weekends are really up in the air. I find that having a schedule takes a LOT of stress off of me. I know that I don’t have to worry about what to make, it’s already planned for me. It’s much easier to change up the menu or eat out spur of the moment than it is to come up with a meal off the … [Read more...]

NOV
24
2010

Expedition Earth ~ France

Bon jour and welcome to our week on France! We always start off by stamping our passports and locating our new country on the World Map. Here are some of the things we covered this week: Located France on the map, and found the Bay of Biscay How to say “Hello” in French – Bonjour! Prayed for the French people Learned a French Song Completed a lapbook activity Learned about and classified 6 animals of France Learned about the Eiffel Tower and made a small scale replica of the Eiffel Tower using a 3D Puzzle we found. Read: Geography from A-Z Pg 12 Cliff, Cave, Pg 40 Sea Cave/Arch Visited The White Cliffs of Normandy France Learned about Children in France Made homemade soap! Here are some of the highlights of the week: Well, it just wouldn’t be a trip to France without the Eiffel Tower, so we took a fun virtual tour online then made our own replica using this fairly easy 3D Puzzle. We made homemade soap which was fun and the kids can’t wait to try it out! Of course … [Read more...]

NOV
23
2010

I won HSBA 6th Annual Homeschool Blog Awards!

YAY! I’m so honored and excited to have won the Best Homeschool Mom blog for the 6th Annual HSBA Homeschool Blog Awards! Another blog I contribute to, Heart of the Matter also won for Best Family or Group Blog! Thank you all so much for voting and for reading my crazy blog! I really never expected it to win, but I do love to see how God has used this blog to bless so many of you out there! I pray that it will continue to encourage and inspire you and want to thank you from the bottom of my heart! It means so much to know that this blog is a blessing to you all! … [Read more...]

NOV
22
2010

2010 Christmas Gift List for Kids

I’ve had a few people ask for me to share some Kids Christmas gift ideas for this year. This is a compilation of fun stuff and educational stuff. WARNING: Beware, this post is full of eye-candy, so try to contain yourself, and just to help out, you should be able to click on any of the images below and get to them online… ;o) Tot School: Alphabet Lacing Beads / How to build an A Color Sorting Bears / Magnetic Fishing Game Stacking Cups / VTech Touch & Teach Turtle VTech Write & Learn Letter Book Preschool: Magnetic Color Cubes / Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Lakeshore Color Sorting Baskets / Do A Dot Markers Wikki Stix Alphabet Cards / Color Cube Activity Cards & Color Blocks Magnetic Pattern Blocks / VTech V.Reader Monkeying Around / My First Sticky Mosaics Letter of the Week Curriculum 1st & 2nd Grade: Magnetic Mosaics / Qwirkle / Pick and Draw Intermed. Pattern Block … [Read more...]

NOV
21
2010

The ADVENTure of Christmas Giveaway

I’m sooo excited to be able to offer this giveaway to you today! Lisa Whelchel is one of my favorite childhood stars and authors! As you’ve probably read before, we absolutely LOVE her book The ADVENTure of Christmas! This book is so much fun! It contains 25 activities that bring our holiday back to its true meaning: Jesus! It’s perfect for Advent, or as fun activities during the Christmas season! Here’s what Lisa says about her book… “Redeeming the Meaning of Christmas... Have you discovered that Jesus sometimes gets lost in the middle of the hustle and bustle of His birthday party? Would you like to be able keep your children’s focus on Jesus and be able to join them in the wonder of the celebration?” The ADVENTure of Christmas recaptures the delightful essence of this beloved season, giving reasons to joyfully celebrate for years to come. Just so you know what you're getting, here are some activities covered in the book: Advent Wreath The Christmas Tree Lights on the Tree … [Read more...]

NOV
21
2010

Inspiration Everywhere: Free Class!

Jessica Sprague is offering a free class and if you’ve never taken a class from her before, I can assure you that they’re wonderful. And what better way to see for yourself than with a FREE class!?! This is 10-day class runs November 29- December 8. It will cover five different paths to inspiration: Words Music Art Tools Play For each of the themes you’ll have a project to make, and different techniques to call your creative muse. What a great way to get your creative juices flowing just in time for the holiday season! Click the image above to register! … [Read more...]