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    2016-2017 5th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

    Good morning! Today I’m sharing our 2016-2017 5th Grade homeschool curriculum with you. We’re making some changes around here this year, and I’ll tell you all about it in the video!   So to see what my 5th grader will be doing this year watch our 2016-2017 5th Grade Homeschool … [Read More...]

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    Percy Jackson Literature Unit

    I’m so excited to launch my first of hopefully many middle-school level literature units for you! Today’s release is the new literature unit for Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief. It comes with chapter by chapter lesson plans as well as comprehension questions for each chapter … [Read More...]

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    FQS August Sew Sampler Box Review

      What is a Sew Sampler? The Sew Sampler Box is a monthly subscription quilting box that delivers surprise goodies right to your door! It’s $24.95/month and the boxes ship on the 20th of each month. There are at least 5 specially chosen items which may include fabric, notions, … [Read More...]

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    Quilting 101: How to Wash a Quilt

    Hi friends! Today I’ll be showing you how to wash a quilt! There are several ways to go about washing your quilts, but today I’m just going to show you how I like to do it to help prevent any damage or bleeding of fabrics or thread.   Products I recommend: Dreft Detergent or … [Read More...]

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    2016-2017 7th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

    Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing our 2016-2017 7th Grade homeschool curriculum with you. We’re making some changes around here this year, and I’ll tell you all about it in the video!   This year we’re focusing on a little more independent work for my son. As they get into 6th, 7th, and … [Read More...]

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23
2011

Educational Insights: Spin USA Winner

Thanks to everyone who entered to win the Spin USA game from Educational Insights! And a big congratulations goes to Normanzoo, I hope you have a great time learning about the USA! As mentioned before, this is a great addition to my Road Trip USA curriculum! If you didn’t get your copy yet, click on the link below for more information! Make sure to stop back by on Monday for another great giveaway! … [Read more...]

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22
2011

Digital Scrapbooking: Weekday Overlays

I’ve grown quite fond of digital scrapbooking brushes and overlays. A sweet reader asked for some number disks and I just kept on creating! I ended up with these fun Weekday Overlays that can be used for documenting your weeks, or just labeling your layout. What’s Included? All files are 300 dpi, .png and .abr format. 35 Colored Weekday Overlays 1 .abr photoshop brush file 1 white background disk 5 colored line accents (if you wish to use the overlays with journaling) Purchase the Week Day Overlays 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...]

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21
2011

K4 Expansion Pack ~ Sight Words

Hi everyone, I’m excited to share my new Sight Words Practice Cards with you. They’re part of my K4 Expansion Pack! --> Click here to download the Sight Words <-- To play: Cut out the Sight Word tiles, then use them to build the words. Laminate then use dry-erase markers to write in spell the words. Play “Sight Word Bingo”. Have students put a pom-pom, or glass bead on each word card as it is called, 3 in a row wins! Use magnetic letters, or any other alphabet tiles you have to spell the words on a cookie sheet. Use tracing pages to practice sight word handwriting and spelling. Click here to see my other K4 Curriculum Activities! These activities are part of myK4 level expansion to my Letter of the Week Curriculum, click on the images below to see more activities! Hope you enjoy! … [Read more...]

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20
2011

Preschool Letter T for Turtle

I'm please to present my Letter T activities, this week we're having fun with Turtles! Enjoy! Note: As always, I print on white cardstock, laminate, cut and store in zip-lock baggies. I use sandwich and snack size to store the little pieces once they are cut, then store all the Letter T stuff in one file folder. Ready? Here we go... Letter T Memory Verse: "Thou God seest me" Genesis 16:13 "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!" 2 Cor 5:17 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 T 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 We made the letter t with our bodies: This is by far a favorite in our house, the only trouble is getting them to stop, I think they made the entire alphabet … [Read more...]

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19
2011

Guidecraft Interlox Review & Giveaway!

Hi everyone! Can anyone guess what today is? You got it, it’s Guidecraft review and giveaway day, yipee! I have to say the Interlox might be one of my favorites! Do I say that every time? Okay, well, whatever! I love these things and so do the kids! They’re great for inspiring creativity, and super easy to use! My son was happy to have some ‘boy’ stuff this time too! He immediately grabbed these and started building. I love how they even stand up on carpet! It was great to watch him learn to build something that needed to balance too. They come in a set of 96 colorful transparent plastic pieces that lock together easily and enable some great building projects! They’re easy enough for the Teeny Tot to stick together too, though my son wouldn’t let her have a turn until his project was complete. He was building the leaning tower of Pisa. (From our week on Italy) Wanna hear the best part? Guidecraft is of course offering a giveaway for our mom blog readers YAY! Click on the image … [Read more...]

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18
2011

Expedition Earth: Argentina

Buen Dia’ and welcome to our Expedition Earth week on Argentina! Did you know the Iguazu Falls are a series of falls on the Iguacu River that stretch a distance of over two miles. Their name comes from an Indian word meaning great water.  That’s just one of the cool things we learned about this week! So of course we started by going over all the countries we’ve learned so far, then found Argentina on the map. Here are some more of the things we covered this week: We stamped our passports and took off on our journey! Here are some of the things we learned on our voyage: Located Argentina and The Pampas on the map, and completed our worksheet Learned about the Argentina Flag and colored in our worksheet Learned how to say “Hello” in Spanish – Hola (Hello) Buen Dia’ (Good Day)! Prayed for the people of Argentina and Uruguay Learned an Argentinian Song Read: Children Just Like Me Book Completed our mini lap book activity  Geography from A-Z: arsh, Meander Learned … [Read more...]

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17
2011

Educational Insights: Spin USA Giveaway

With the launch of my Road Trip USA curriculum, I found this wonderful game from Educational Insights called Spin USA. Spin USA is a fast-paced, fun way to sharpen your geography skills. It comes with a spinner, 100 state and capital cards, 4 USA map game boards, and game pegs for each player. One player pushes the spinner, then everyone sees which card their pointer is facing. Then they have until the timer runs out to find the state on their game board. The first one to get all their pegs to the finish line wins! It will be a great review game for my Road Trip USA curriculum. You can easily pull out the cards that you’ve learned as you go and play with those. Plus everyone loves to press the spinner, even the Teeny Tot got involved. Although she was really more of a hindrance at this juncture. Spinning before were ready, tossing her pegs around, mixing up the cards, that type of thing. Even with all the craziness we had a good time. I love that the cards have the state … [Read more...]

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16
2011

Digital Scrapbooking Monograms No 2

I have another set of monograms for you this week. These colorful stamps are called Monograms No 2, they’re great for birthday invitations, months, and fit in on just about any scrapbook layout. What’s Included? All files are 300 dpi, .png format, for Personal Use Only 26 Colorful Monograms (A-Z) 1 White Background Disk .abr Photoshop Brush Click below to purchase Monograms No 2 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...]

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16
2011

K4 Expansion Pack Winner

Thanks to everyone who entered to win the K4 LOTW Expansion Pack! As promised, we have a winner, and the freebie goes to….da-ta-da: Congratulations Dasha at Beautiful Bows! Your free curriculum has been emailed to you! Hope you enjoy it! If you didn’t win, don’t worry! Click here to get your own copy for just $5! … [Read more...]

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15
2011

Truth Be Told Review

You have to check out Truth Be Told, the new premiere tonight on Family Movie Night! It airs tonight, (Saturday 4/16/11), on Fox at 8/7 C.  This sweet show stars Candace Cameron Bure (I was totally a Full House fan!), Ronny Cox, and David James Elliott. Truth Be Told is a lighthearted and entertaining story about the pitfalls of compromising your integrity to achieve your goals. It highlights how being honest builds character and earns the trust of others. The story touches on ambition, personal achievement, integrity, and moral courage. Elements greatly lacking in most of today’s TV viewing. --> Click here to see a Preview of Truth Be Told <-- It’s refreshing to see a something that is just good clean viewing. My husband and I really enjoyed the show.  It was a really clean movie, and frankly better than most cartoons and “kid” movies we’ve seen. It’s also being promoted by Moms 4 Family TV, a national group that supports and encourages companies creating … [Read more...]