• Daily Learning Notebook Australian Version

    Hi friends! I had another awesome reader send me some suggestions to help make my Daily Learning Notebook more friendly for those of you in Australia! And also my southern hemisphere friends too!   So I’ve made a few modifications, mostly changing the pages from the traditional US schedule … [Read More...]

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    Tip Tuesday: 6 Tips to Stop Procrastination

      Hey friends! Welcome back to another episode of Tip Tuesday! Today we’re talking about procrastination. It happens to all of us, especially with so today I'm sharing 6 easy tips that I’ve implemented to help stop procrastination in your homeschool! Do you find your kids procrastinating … [Read More...]

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    3rd Grade Homeschool Curriculum Top Picks

    Hi friends! Need help picking your homeschool curriculum out? Fear not, because I’m back today with another homeschool curriculum top picks! Today I’m sharing my favorites for 3rd grade. As always, each family is different, but hopefully this will give you a good place to get started researching … [Read More...]

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    2016 iHomeschool Omnibus

    Hi everyone! it’s time for the 2016 iHomeshool Network Omnibus sale! Every year the amazing iHN bloggers put together a huge sale full of awesome resources at an incredibly discounted price for all of you! It’s full of material not just on homeschooling, but parenting, relationships, … [Read More...]

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    May 2016 Monthly Meal Plan

    Hey guys! I’m so excited for May because that means we only have one more month of school left! I start getting really bad summer fever right about now and with the weather warming up I want to do just about anything else besides hang out in the kitchen cooking. So that’s where my monthly meal plans … [Read More...]

MAR
02
2011

Teeny Tot School: An update

I know I haven’t posted much on the Teeny Tot lately, so I thought I’d take a day to post on her whereabouts as of late. Fear not, for those of you missing her, she’s energetic as ever, and even more so if that’s possible! She’s really been having fun with our new Hot Dots Jr. Getting Ready for School kit. She absolutely loves the Ace Pen because he lights up and makes noises when she clicks the dots. I have these wooden lacing shapes from Holgate Toys. They’re perfect for the Teeny Tot because they’re very sturdy and easy to push the laces through. One of her favorite times of the day is reading time. Every day my 2nd grader reads her level reader to the Teeny Tot and my preschooler. They switch sitting on her lap after each page, it’s quite cute to watch. She absolutely LOVEs our Learning Resources lacing buttons! This activity will usually occupy her for at least 5-10 minutes. Lakeshore Counting Keys: Here’s another fun activity for the Teeny Tot. She doesn’t make any patterns … [Read more...]

MAR
02
2011

Downloading from 4-Shared

Hi everyone, I wanted to take a quick moment to talk about downloading my Printable Materials. I’ve had several questions and some issues from you all saying that you can’t get the files downloaded and that’s no good! First, I want to mention that you do NOT have to sign up for a paid account with 4share in order to receive my printables! Of course they’ll advertise for that and try to get you to sign up, but don’t be fooled in to that! Download instructions: When you click on one of my download links it will bring you to the www.4shared.com  site. Then you click the BIG BLUE button that says “Download Now”. You have to wait for the little countdown clock to get to zero and where the clock is it will turn into another link that says “Download file now”. Once the countdown clock is finished, the area that says “Your download link will appear after wait” will turn into a link that says “Download File Now”. Click on that link. You should get a gray pop-up window that asks if … [Read more...]

MAR
01
2011

Expedition Earth: Canada

Salut and welcome to our Expedition Earth week on Canada! We had a great time learning about this unique country and the kids loved that they are our neighbor! Of course we started off stamping our passports and finding Canada on the map (yes, that’s the Teeny Tot, she insists on doing everything the big kids do): Here are some of the activities we did this week along with things I managed to capture on film! Say “Hello” in French: salut (silent t) , “Thank You” : merci Locate Canada and capital Ottawa on the wall map Sang a Canadian song Completed mapping and flag worksheets Read Children Just Like Me Book on Canada and found where they live on the map Learn about the Inuit Community Watched some cool videos from Nunavut Canada! (Warning, some of the video is a tad graphic, they harpoon a seal and eat it.) Learn more about Canada from National Geographic Kids Learn about Niagra Falls Learned about and classified 6 animals of Canada Animals from Canada mini-book Make … [Read more...]

FEB
28
2011

March 2011 Monthly Meal Plan

Hi everyone, nothing like getting down to the wire! (Do I say that every month?) It’s been a little crazy here lately, so I only made a few changes, and added some new recipe links for you. So without further ado…here’s our Monthly Meal Plan for for March 2011. Click below to download the March 2011 Monthly Meal Plan: March 2011 PDF March 2011 WORD Doc Bon Appetite! … [Read more...]

FEB
27
2011

Trip Clip Review & Giveaway

I recently had the privilege of reviewing a super fun idea from The Trip Clip! These cute little clipboards are so fun and handy! We keep ours in the car and the kids can play educational games every time we get in to go! Their activities include Crosswords, Coloring Pages, Hangman, Sudoku for kids, Travel Bing (this was my families favorite) and many more! There’s even a kid based shopping list so they can have something to do at the grocery store. Each clipboard comes with a fun 4-color pen that includes blue, red, green, and black ink. What’s the Cost: $19.95 and once you purchase the clipboard you’ll get full access to their downloads so you can print anything your kids like. One thing that surprised me was the size of the clipboard. It is only 6x9 so it was smaller than I’d originally thought, but since we’ve been keeping them in the car I think they’re actually the perfect size. It is made of sturdy plastic material and includes a velcro dot on the board and pen so it stays … [Read more...]

FEB
26
2011

Tommy Nelson Read and Share Bible Winner

Thanks to everyone who entered to win the Tommy Nelson Read and Share Bible ! As promised we have a winner!   Without further ado, I’d like to give congratulations to Normanzoo! You’ve won! I’ll be emailing you shortly to get your info!   If you didn’t win here are some links for you! TommyNelson.com Tommy Nelson Facebook You Tube Read and Share DVD Trailer   Stick around Monday morning for a giveaway from The Trip Clip! Visit our Sponsors! Time 4 Learning, & Pick and Draw … [Read more...]

FEB
26
2011

Digital Scrapbook Elements: Fabric Flower Pack

As a fun addition to my Bright Flower Pack and Muted Flower Pack I have a new Fabric Flower Pack to share with you today. What’s included? All files are 300 dpi .png format. For Personal Use Only 9 Colorful Paper Flowers, with and without drop shadows Purchase the Fabric Flower Pack for ONLY $1! Visit my store to see all of my digital scrapbooking supplies: Don’t know what Digital Scrapbooking is? Click here! Visit our Sponsors! Time 4 Learning,& Pick and Draw … [Read more...]

FEB
25
2011

TEACH Magazine: Newsletter Review

Hello Ladies! (And gentlemen, are there any men out there reading? I never know…) Today I have the pleasure of reviewing the Encouraging Moments newsletter. Now, first off I want to say that I try to be careful how many things I subscribe to. Since starting this blog, my email can be so out of control it makes me want to climb in a hole and pretend my powers out! So needless to say, I don’t need a lot of email cluttering up my inbox. I try to keep my emails cleaned out so I can see all the wonderful nuggets of wisdom, suggestions, and encouragement that I get from you all! Have I told you that I love you lately? I do! So what’d I think when I was asked to review a newsletter from Encouraging Moments? Sorry, but I really thought to myself, ugh…another email coming in…no time…can barely handle current email load…please...help…me. But as always I’m pleasantly surprised by this awesome ministry! Is it a ministry? If not, it should be! Last time I reviewed the True Treasures Book from … [Read more...]

FEB
24
2011

Expedition Earth: Spain

Hola and welcome to our Expedition Earth week on Spain! Of course we started off our week finding Spain on the map and stamping our passports: Here are some of the things we covered this week: Located Spain and it’s capital on the map and completed our mapping worksheet Learned about their flag How to say “Hello” in Spanish – Hola, buenos dias (good day), gracias (thanky ou) Prayed for the Spanish people Learned a song in Spanish Completed a lapbook activity Learned about and classified 6 animals of Spain Vocabulary: Geography from A-Z: Straight Learned about Christopher Columbus (Even though he was originally from Italy, he spent most of his adult life in Spain) Learned about Pablo Picasso and tried a painting inspired by Deep Space Sparkle Went out for Spanish food…okay, so here it was more like Mexican food, but still yummy! Here is our white board for the week. We review all the facts for our country each day before we review its location on the map. On Friday’s we cover … [Read more...]

FEB
23
2011

Jesse Bear Activities and Lapbook

Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear? by Nancy White Carlstrom We love Jesse Bear at our house and I wanted to share some of the activities we’ve done to go along with this sweet little book! Craft: We made a cute little dress up bear awhile back and I thought it would be perfect for this activity so we got him back out. It’s simply a bear printed out on brown cardstock then laminated. I put Velcro dots on his body then cutout clothes from colorful felt. It’s easy to dress him as you just stick them on! Here is a cute paper bear we found at Danielle’s Place (Edited: Sorry, looks like she removed the free Bear Printables!): Lapbook: We made this cute lapbook for our study this week as well. You can find all of these printables for this lapbook on Homeschool Share. Find the bear: One of our favorite games was the find the bear activity. I hid the little bears all over the room and she had to find them. Although it was too simple for her, but she really had a good time! Rhyming … [Read more...]