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    Lakeshore Learning Real Bugs Discovery Kit

    One of our favorite outside activities to do is explore. We’ll often bring our science journals out and take nature walks making note of all of the amazing creations God has made.   And in the summer time, bugs are one of our favorites. Luckily we live by a lake, and so that means that we … [Read More...]

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    Happy 2015 4th of July!

    Good morning fellow U.S. peeps…   Thank you to all of our armed forces that ensure our safety on a daily basis, and to our founding forefathers who built this country on the values we hold dear. I pray all of you have wonderful and safe Independence Day celebrations! We’ll be heading … [Read More...]

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    2015 Rocky Mountain Airshow

      Hi everyone! This year we had the privilege of watching the 2015 Rocky Mountain Airshow from our back patio! No kidding! What a cool thing right? Plus there were a zillion people on the beach area and I heard parking was a nightmare, so we were extra thankful to be located where we were. So … [Read More...]

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    July 2015 Monthly Meal Plan

    July. Seriously? When did that happen? Last thing I knew we were finally done with school for the year and I was looking forward to enjoying some down time. And now it’s already July! Which means we only have a few more weeks before school starts back up. That also means that I need to get … [Read More...]

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    2015-2016 Student Lesson Planner

    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  … [Read More...]

JAN
12
2011

Kid’s Chore Chart Free Printable

I’d like to introduce a new idea to help organize your home: the Interactive Kid’s Chore Chart! I was previously using a handwritten chore chart, but I kept forgetting to pay my kids for their chores, and they would forget to write down when they completed one. I needed something more visual for everyone, and got this wonderful idea from a woman at my local homeschool mom’s night this month! Click here to download the Chore Chart Cards Supplies needed: Cardstock (for my printable cards, tickets, etc) Pocket Chart similar to the one in the photo. Reward Stickers Small Prize box (you can make this anything you like) NOTE: Pages 24-29 are black and white images if you prefer not to print color. Instructions for Slots: 1. Card with child’s name 2. - 6. Mon – Fri Chore cards to be completed 7. Reward tickets earned, Sticker Sheets, Best“ Bee-havior” awards 8. Extra Cards can be kept in the bottom slots Directions for Use: Put the assigned Monday – Friday task … [Read more...]

JAN
11
2011

Character Study: Gentleness

Welcome to the 7th study in the series and is based on Gentleness (No Hitting/Biting/ Kicking,etc.) Click on the image or link below to download a pdf of this study. A Character study: Gentleness Other books required for this study: The Bible (any version will do!) Each day you will learn a verse, read a story where this sin is illustrated, then discuss the consequences of this sin followed up by the blessings of obedience. I encourage discussion with your children on ways they can help one another to stay free from this sin. Putting these ideas into practice on a daily basis will help them to become habit. Our daily/weekly "Challenge" for this week: "honor one another with brotherly love". Also a well known verse in our house: Eph 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. I have a sticker sheet and anyone caught making good choices, that’s right “caught making good choices” gets a sticker. I tend to only respond when … [Read more...]

JAN
10
2011

Digital Scrapbooking Calendar Date Stamps

Here are some of my latest Digital Scrapbooking Calendar Date Stamps. I love how these look like a calendar wheel! I made some with titles for you and a blank one so you could add your own title. They’re photoshop .abr brushes as well as .png files. What’s Included? All files are 300 dpi, .png and .abr format, for Personal Use Only 12 Month Circle Stamps 7 Titled Circle Stamps 2 Accent Arrows 4 Pen Drawn Circles 7 Chipboard Disks 2 Paint Swashes Purchase the Calendar Date Stamps for ONLY $1! Visit my store to see all of my kits: Don’t know what Digital Scrapbooking is? Click here! … [Read more...]

JAN
09
2011

Education Cubes by Mama Jenn

I’m so excited for today! I have the pleasure of reviewing and doing a giveaway for a wonderful blogger buddy Mama Jenn! She’s always so brilliant so it’s no surprise that she came up with an idea called Education Cubes. Education Cubes are fun educational printable cards that are to be used with Stack-N-Smile Photo blocks. Mama Jenn has created cards for just about any subject you can ask for! What I love most about the Education Cubes is that they’re fun! All my kiddos loved these and seriously, if learning can be this much fun count me in! So far she has the following available: Early Learning: Alphabet, Calendar, Colors, (Numbers & Shapes coming soon) Language Arts: Alphabet, Dolch Site Words, Word Families (SWR Spelling coming soon) Math: Addition, Subtraction, Measurement, Numbers, Ordinal & Roman Numerals, (Multiplication, Division and Shapes are coming soon) Science: Earth Science (Biology & Chemistry coming soon) Geography: US Geography, US History (World … [Read more...]

JAN
09
2011

All About Spelling Sale!

Ad you know, I LOVE LOVE LOVE All About Spelling products! I’m excited to let you know that they’re having a 2011 New Year Sale! Here is their list of new and sale products: NEW! Spelling Review Box. Store your All About Spelling flashcards in our new Spelling Review Box! By popular demand, this box is large enough to hold the flashcards from all seven levels of the program. Your cards will fit perfectly, and you won't have to run out to get multiple index card boxes. Reg $9.95 Sale Price $7.95 NEW! Divider Cards. There are 12 sturdy laminated divider cards, ready to insert in your index card box or our Spelling Review Box. No more floppy divider cards! Reg $4.95 Sale Price $2.95 NEW! Spelling Tote Bag. Store your All About Spelling books and supplies in this sturdy tote bag. It helps keep you organized! When you are ready to teach, just grab your tote bag and go. Reg $14.95 Sale Price $11.95 The Deluxe Interactive Kit now includes the letter tiles, magnets, … [Read more...]

JAN
08
2011

Learning Palette Winner

Thanks to everyone who entered to win the Learning Palette giveaway! I was really happy to be able to share those with you! They’re such a great way to add some fun into learning! As promised we have a winner, congratulations to Kelly from Learning the Wright Way! If you didn’t win, but would still like to order something you can visit Amy’s Usborne Books store until the end of January to get your order in. Amy is hosting an online show for me, so if you choose to purchase any other products from Amy’s store, I will receive hostess credit. The show will be open until the end of January 2011, please don’t feel pressured in any way, I just wanted to make it available for anyone who wanted to order. Make sure to stop back on 1/10/11 for an Education Cubes Giveaway! … [Read more...]

JAN
07
2011

Letter L for Ladybug

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Welcome to the Letter L activity page! Hope you like it! It's all about ladybugs this week: Letter L Memory Verse: Look unto Me and be saved. Isa 45:22 Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. Matt 22:37-38 For our verses and accompanying games/stories we use the following books: ABC Memory Verses & My ABC Bible Verses Song time: Hide 'Em in Your Heart Vol 1 Hide 'Em In Your Heart Songs - Vol 2 Read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and put our letter up on the alphabet tree. I found this super cute Palm Tree (link to Amazon) at a local teacher store, but you could easily make one with construction paper too! Letter L Writing Practice: For your K4 kiddos, I made these fun handwriting worksheets, click here to download the A-Z Handwriting. I made 1-20 handwriting worksheets too! Lady Bug Letter Match: These worksheets are meant to be used with the accompanying … [Read more...]

JAN
06
2011

Change of Plans Review

I want you all to know that I do my best to only review things that I think will benefit you as my readers, so I thought hard about taking on a movie, however after seeing the trailer, I wanted to give Change of Plans a chance. It’s a part of Fox’s new Family Movie Night where they are  seeking to provide meaningful entertainment for the entire family. Change of Plans airs on FOX, January 8th 8/7 central Why a Change of Plans? With so many shows focusing on  inappropriate issues, it was so refreshing to see an effort to move back towards television where we’re not worried about rushing to change the channel when inappropriate ads or other content comes on. We’re in the habit of not letting our kids watch anything past dinner time, even comedy sitcoms have poor language, suggestive clothing and inappropriate innuendos all throughout them. I’m always convicted by this, why should my husband and I even be wasting our time with something that isn’t clean enough for our kids to … [Read more...]

JAN
05
2011

Clothes Pin Number Cards: K4 & Prek

I wanted to share my latest Letter of the Week K4 addition with you all today: Clothes Pin Number Cards I made them to go with my K4 printables. Click here to download the Clothes Pin Number Cards Count the items on each card, then clip on mini-clothes pins to the correct number. (I found these cute colorful Clothes pins at Office Depot, they're also magnetic.) You can also use colorful paper clips, or put it on a cookie sheet and use magnets. You could laminate and use dry-erase to circle the numbers as well! Click here to see my other K4 Curriculum Activities!These activities are part of my K4 level expansion to my Letter of the Week Curriculum, click on the images below to see more activities. The K4 curriculum isn’t quite finished yet, so until I get it packaged all nice and purdy you can download from my posts! … [Read more...]

JAN
04
2011

Digital Scrapbooking Circled Date Stamps

I absolutely LOVE digital scrapbooking brushes. Here’s a favorite one of mine, the Circled Date Stamps. Just for fun I included 2 scalloped tags to put the stamps on, but you can put them on anything you want! What’s Included? All files are 300 dpi, both .png and .abr format, for Personal Use Only 1 weekly day circle stamp 12 abbreviated month stamps year stamps (‘07 – ‘12) 1 Paint Highlight Swash 2 Scalloped Journal spots Purchase the Circled Date Stamps for ONLY $1! Visit my store to see all of my digital scrapbooking supplies: Don’t know what Digital Scrapbooking is? Click here! … [Read more...]