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    Kindergarten Dot-to-Dot Worksheets

    Hi everyone, I hope you’re having a wonderful day! Today I have some fun Kindergarten Dot-to-dot worksheets to share with you all! They of course go with my k4 Kindergarten curriculum, and if you’ve purchased the curriculum anytime AFTER 7/20/14 this file is included in your download! If you … [Read More...]

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    2014 August Monthly Meal Plan

    Say What!? Did you say “August”? O.M.G! Seriously? I had so many grand plans for summer. Being a dutiful homeschooler, I even got a bunch of curriculum to help keep my kids busy and educated. Which would’ve been nice if we’d been home to actually use it. Which we weren’t. So we didn’t. And … [Read More...]

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    Our Curriculum Choices: 2014-2015

    Hi everyone, it’s that time of year again! And I’ve been getting tons of emails asking what we’ll be using for our 2014-2015 school year! So without further ado, here are our curriculum choices for the 2014-2015 school year.   Teeny Tot: … [Read More...]

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    The Three Musketeers Unit Study

    Hi everyone! I have a great classic literature unit study for you today. It’s The Three Musketeers! This is an exciting tale that you won’t want to miss!   Story Summary: The Three Musketeers is full of action, intrigue, and suspense! Follow the story of D’Artagnan, a young … [Read More...]

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    One Pan Pasta Dinner

    Hi all! If you know anything about me by now, you know that I’m not a professional chef. I’m a busy mama of four and I don’t have time to dilly dally around in the kitchen everyday! That means when I hear something like “easy recipes”, “5 ingredient meal”, or ‘one pan’… well let’s just say you had … [Read More...]

APR
21
2010

What’s in the box Wednesday: 2nd Grade

Welcome to “What’s in the Box Wednesday”! I apologize for skipping a couple weeks there! Frankly, uhem…I forgot! But, better late than never right? So, getting back on track, here’s what we’re doing for 2nd grade this week.We’re nearing the end of the year Yay! I feel like I’m starting to get less creative with our boxes, so I’d love to see what you all are doing as the year winds down so don’t forget to hook up via the Linky below! Here’s what’s in our boxes for 2nd grade:Math U See Beta workbook Abeka Math (Yes, I make her do 2 math’s) Abeka – Creative Writing Subtract It! Math Game Abeka – Phonics American Pioneers & Patriots (My Father’s World) Spelling practice Sue Patrick Typing Lessons Abeka Reading PowerSpeak Spanish & Crochet Craft from Michael’s $1 section Click here for more information on the Workbox System! … [Read more...]

APR
20
2010

Subtract It! Math Game

The response to my “Add It!” game was so great, that I decided to make a “Subtract It!” Game as well. (Please ignore the ‘add it’ scoops in the pics, I’m just lazy! The Subtract It! game DOES come with “Subtract It” scoops!) Click here to download Subtract It! The rules of Subtract It! are simple: Place a subtraction flashcard onto the empty white rectangle on the game board. Using any manipulative of your choice, place the correct amount of objects into the top green box based on the top number on the subtraction flashcard. Using the “Scoop”, scoop the correct amount of objects into the recycle bin based on the bottom number on the subtraction flashcard Using the “Scoop”, scoop the remaining objects from the top green box down into the bottom yellow box for your answer. Count the objects in the bottom yellow box, and place the correct number card onto the bottom of the subtraction flashcard. Pick a new card and play again! The download includes: Subtraction … [Read more...]

APR
18
2010

Prek Letter O

Welcome to our Letter O Week! We are having fun with Octopus this week! Letter O Memory Verse: O give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good. Psalm 118:1 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 A-Z Handwriting Worksheets: These worksheets have practice lines plus upper and lowercase letter writing practice. You can also laminate or put in page protectors so they can be reused! Letter O Letter Hunt: Today we used our do-a-dot markers to highlight all of the letter O's in the story! Read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and put up the letter O on our Alphabet Tree! You can download my small alphabet letters here. Letter Oo Do-A-Dot Page: We use Do-a-Dot Art Markers with this! Number Clip Cards: The clip cards are to either put in order 1-10, or clip the correct amount of paper clips on, or … [Read more...]

APR
16
2010

Fruit of the Spirit Bean Bag Toss

For our memory verse this week, I made a fun Bean Bag Toss game! Rules: Lay out the cards on the floor and take turns tossing bean bags onto them in order of the scripture. Variations: Put fruit cards in a basket, pick one then try to hit that card. Laminate and use as hopscotch game Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Download the Fruit of the Spirit Bean Bag Toss game here! … [Read more...]

APR
15
2010

Thanks Yoplait!

Have you ever given your Teeny Tot a frozen Gogurt? Well, they’re popular around here, and so I finally bit the bullet and tossed one her way… To say it was a success would have been an understatement. And the result…drum roll please….an overwhelming “THUMBS UP” from the Teeny Tiny Tot. She cried when it was all gone and I took it away. I later caught her in the trash looking for her beloved Gogurt, and let’s just say she’s not exactly above eating something out of the trash can.Thank you Yoplait. … [Read more...]

APR
14
2010

Whole Wheat Bready Goodness!

I LOVE the smell of fresh baked bread! And after several attempts at different recipes, my husband has finally perfected it! (Yes, I said my HUSBAND).I’ve tried to make the bread, but let’s just say it doesn’t go so well and leave it at that shall we?The recipe we used is from the Urban Homemakers website, and so far has been the most consistent we’ve tried.Ingredients:2/3 C honey2/3 C oil6 C warm water3 TB Saf Instant Yeast1 1/2 - 2 TB Real Salt12-16 C fresh whole wheat flour3 TB Dough Enhancer1/3-1/2 Cup Vital GlutenDirections:Step 1: Combine the warm water, yeast, and 2 Cups of fresh whole wheat flour in a large mixing bowl or Bosch Mixer. Allow to sponge for 15 minutes. Add the honey, oil, dough enhancer, salt and 12-16 C additional flour until the dough begins to clean the sides of the mixing bowl. (We typically use around 13 -14 Cups.) Do not allow the dough to get too stiff (too dry). Dough should be smooth and elastic. It is a common mistake for the beginning bakers to add too … [Read more...]

APR
13
2010

Model’s for Little Guys

My son has been interested in building models but I always thought he was too young until I found this X-Wing Fighter! I found this one at Michael’s. They say 8+ years, so he did it together with Dad. They are no paint, no glue, snap together pieces, so they do have to be able to read the numbers to match them up. He completed his model in under an hour. We’ll be doing more of these for sure! … [Read more...]

APR
11
2010

Prek Letter E

Welcome to the Letter E where we’ll be having fun with Elephants! Letter E Memory Verse: Even a child is known by his doings. Proverbs 20:11 Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10 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 E 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 Large Floor Numbers: I place these on the floor and call out a number, my daughter hops to that number. You can also lay them out in random order and have your child hop to them in numerical order.   Letter E Do-A-Dot Page: We use Do-a-Dot Art Markers with this!   Elephant Number Matchup!This game is for counting practice. Simply cut out along … [Read more...]

APR
11
2010

Curriculum Clean-OUT!

Hi, I just wanted to share this great resource with everyone! My good friend Jolanthe over at Homeschool Creations is running the fabulous Bi-annual Curriculum Cleanout again.It’s a great way to find some new stuff, or get rid of old stuff! So make sure to head on over and link up today. There are lots of great freebies and give-aways going on with this, so make sure to check everyone’s posts as well as link up your own goodies! … [Read more...]

APR
11
2010

When I Grow Up, I Want to be a Firefighter

The Old Schoolhouse recently sent me the WannaBe™-When I Grow Up I Want to be a Firefighter unit to review. I thought this would be a great unit for my son who loves firemen! It was well written and fairly engaging for him, though he’s only 6. One thing he did ask for right off the bat was "Where are the pictures?". That was the only downfall of this study that I noticed. I'd like to have seen more pictures in the reading as my kids are young and it helps hold their attention. I also think, based on the amount of reading involved, is that he would have gotten a bit more out of it if he were 8+ years old. Otherwise, we still managed to enjoy this study, and especially enjoyed the activities that went along with it. Its a great way to introduce future occupations to your children, especially if they are showing an interest. I may look into doing the "Veterinarian" study with my daughter when we’re all done! Before we start, here is some general information about the TOS Wannabe … [Read more...]