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    World Geography: Kenya Unit Study

    Jambo everyone, and welcome to our Expedition Earth World Geography week in Kenya! Here are Some Things We Learned: Where Kenya is on the world map & located Nairobi Learned a song in Swahili How to say “Hello” in Swahili Prayed for the people of … [Read More...]

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    iBlog & iBlog Pro Bundle Sale!

    Hi everyone, are you thinking about starting a blog? Do you wonder how to make some extra income for your family at the same time? Well, we have iBlog and iBlog Pro bundled for you at a discount yipee! But you’ll have to hurry the sale ends April 20th at midnight!   Disclosure: I am a … [Read More...]

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    Hands on Easter Activities for Kids

    Bunnies, chicks, eggs…oh my! All of those things are fun, but I really want my kiddos to get the real meaning of Easter as well! So here are a few of my favorite ideas to help make this Easter special! Since Easter is quickly approaching I’m in the mood for Easter Activities! Yesterday I shared … [Read More...]

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    FREE Parenting Webinar with Amy McCready!

    Good morning parents! Are you wondering how to get your kids to listen without nagging, reminding, or yelling? Look no further! I’m partnering with Amy McCready in another great FREE parenting webinar for you! Amy is founder of Positive Parenting Solutions & TODAY Show contributor. Together … [Read More...]

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    The Time Machine Literature Unit

    Hi everyone! Today I have another fun literature classic for you, The Time Machine Unit Study! Hope you enjoy! Story Summary: The Time Machine tells the story of an anxious scientist who discovers how to travel through time. He starts in London in 1895 and travels all the way to the year … [Read More...]

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27
2010

Recommended Reading W – Z

Letter W: Letter X: Letter Y: Letter Z: … [Read more...]

FEB
27
2010

Recommended Reading S – V

Letter S: Letter T: Letter U: Letter V: … [Read more...]

FEB
26
2010

ABC Memory Verses

I like to have our My ABC Bible Verses somewhere I can see them for easy reference each week. With that in mind I created this simple printable for my wall: Click here to download the A-Z Memory Verses I also post the weekly verse on my white board in larger letters for my children to read, but this way I don’t have to go get my book or lesson plans each day to find the correct verse.I also have printable 3x5 memory verse cards that are part of my Letter of the Week Curriculum! More memory verse ideas and activities: http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fconfofahome-20%2F8010%2F91c21cfb-3b28-4ae4-b24b-c824a199b3c9&Operation=GetDisplayTemplate … [Read more...]

FEB
25
2010

Ear Protection for Peace!

In a house with 4 young children all trying to learn simultaneously, I’ve found that focusing can be an issue. My son, is the one who usually suffers most. Being a man, he’s not great at multi-tasking, unlike my daughter who can do her worksheet, while bouncing the baby on her knee, and helping our preschooler learn her letters (not that I make her do this ever…I’m just sayin’, she could if she wanted to.) Anyway, the other day he said he couldn’t focus and that he had an idea. Being the open minded mom I am, I said “Oh yeah? What’s that?” He ran out of the room and came back in with his Dad’s hunting ear protection headphones. (They protect your ears from being damaged from the loud noise of gun-fire.) Now, I’m not sayin’ anyone is shooting anyone in our homeschool, but I figure if it can keep out that loud sound, surely it can at least muffle the squeals of the Teeny Tot stealing snacks from the workboxes in the background. Since then, the hunting muffs have become a permanent … [Read more...]

FEB
24
2010

Horses Lapbook

This was one of our first lapbooks, so it wasn’t too exciting. Plus I had a hard time finding Horse information to download! Most of the printables for this lapbook came from AngelFire. It is a simple 1 folder lapbook and includes: What Horses Eat Horse Breeds How to measure horses Horse Colors Horse Gaits Horse Markings mini-book Horse Anatomy More horse lapbook ideas from Homeschool Share … [Read more...]

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23
2010

Letter Collage Worksheets

I use these for almost every letter, so I finally made them in a download for you too! The download includes letters A-Z as well as a collage idea sheet. We use these items as objects to decorate our letters for an alphabet book. Since we use both upper and lowercase, I have provided both for you! Click here to download the Letter Collages: Uppercase A-Z Worksheets Lowercase a-z Worksheets Enjoy! … [Read more...]

FEB
20
2010

Letter Of The Week

Download my ENTIRE preschool Letter of the Week set now! Buy Now NOTE: After completing payment click 'Return to Merchant' to get to the download link. If you don't get it, please email me at erica {at} confessionsofahomeschooler dot com. 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 $15 for a CD! There are approximately 1500 printable pages of games, ideas and activities included in this curriculum! WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE: A- Z Weekly Lesson Plans A-Z Printable Activities A-Z Recommended Reading List A-Z Letter Collage Worksheets Shape & Color Flashcards Daily Weather Chart & Weather Graph A-Z and 123 Review Games NEW!! Spanish Word Flashcards for … [Read more...]

FEB
19
2010

“One Another” Bible Study:

After repeated attempts at telling my children to share, be kind, forgive, apologize, and on and on…I decided we needed to do a little study on how God says we are to treat each other. So I created our “One Another” wall. Each day we found a verse where Jesus tells us how we are to treat one another. We put the words up on the wall for everyone to see, that way when we aren’t acting as we should, we can refer to it as reminder of how we should be treating each other. Here’s the list of verses we used if you are interested. (There are so many to choose from in the Bible. I just found some that fit our needs and we’ll add to our wall as we go) … [Read more...]

FEB
18
2010

Dolphin and Whales Lapbook

My daugher’s first lapbook was on dolphin and whales. I downloaded all the content for this lapbook from Homeschool Share. It is a simple single file folder lapbook, here is the inside of the book: This lapbook contains: Toothed vs Baleen Whale Anatomy How long are they? Dolphin or Porpoise? Whale Vocabulary Dolphin Anatomy How deep do they dive graphing Here’s the back of the folder where she graphed the dive depths. Dolphin and Whale books to aid in your study: http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fconfofahome-20%2F8010%2Fa0787a0d-6bbb-418f-9256-630a5f22551a&Operation=GetDisplayTemplate … [Read more...]

FEB
17
2010

Presentation Day and Valentines Party

Every month our local homeschool group has “Kid’s Presentation Day”. It’s a chance for them to get up in front of a group and give a short presentation on what they’ve been working on in school. Since it was also the Valentine’s Day party, my 2nd grader did a presentation on her Jesus Loves Me Lapbook. Afterwards we had the Valentine’s party, they all decorated bags, then swapped Valentines, followed by snacks and a fun Valentine’s Day Bingo game. Happy Valentine’s Day! … [Read more...]