Expedition Earth Winners!


I had so many people respond to my Expedition Earth giveaway that I decided to giveaway 2 FREE copies of Expedition Earth! So, congratulations to Andrea Halstead and Angela Elliot Tomczak! They’ve both won a FREE copy of Expedition Earth! YAY! Thanks to EVERYONE for reading my blog!! :o) And stay tuned the next few weeks, I have lots of…

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Letter C for Caterpillar


What’s in the box this Wednesday? Today I’ll share some of our preschool boxes for our Letter C week, this is always one of my favorites as the little caterpillar pieces are so cute! Here was my preschooler’s line up for today: A caterpillar number order game: Letter C writing practice: Caterpillar Lacing activity: Caterpillar color matching: Caterpillar counting activity:…

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HSBA 2010 6th Annual Blog Awards!


It’s time for theHSBA 6th Annual Blog Awards! I had so much fun participating in this last year thanks to you all! I know bloggers like to see how they’ve blessed your families over the year, so make sure to head over and nominate your favorite blogs for this year’s awards! Here’s the schedule: OCT 15 – 30: Nominations Accepted…

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TOS Review ~ Map Skills


Map Skills is a 3 week unit study written by Kim Kargbo at Soli Deo Gloria Resources that teaches basic mapping and navigation skills. The unit is designed for ages K-6th grade. The students learn basic directional skills, basic map reading, appropriate language skills related to map reading and basic geography. The study also includes 4 correlated Biblical verse worksheets.…

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Welcome to the Digi Scrap Blog Train & Giveaway!


Welcome to the Scrap Scrap Scrap Blog Train! All the participating designers have recently been certified as JessicaSprague.com Certified Digital Designers and we’re ready to party! To celebrate we’re all giving away free mini-kits! Here’s what you need to know: All mini-kits will be available for download through October 18, 2010. You can also enter to win a full kit…

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Expedition Earth ~ India


Namaste! And welcome to our Expedition Earth week on India! This week we learned a lot about India’s culture and animals! Of course we started off by stamping our passports! We found India on the map, then located the capital, Mediterranean Sea an Dead Sea: We colored and learned about the flag of India. We made fun inlay jewel mosaics.…

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Letter of the Week Blend Cards


Download the Letter of the Week K4 Blend Cards As part of my K4 add on’s I am having my daughter do some beginning reading. I posted these awhile back with different animals, but here they are with my Letter of the Week themes. For each consonant we practice reading the blends with each vowel. We also add another consonant…

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TOS Review ~ Talking Fingers


This week we reviewed Read Write & Type from Talking Fingers. Their approach is based on the simple idea that text is speech made visible. Then we just use our fingers to represent those sounds on paper.   So what is Read Write & Type? It is an online learning system that includes phonics, spelling, keyboarding and word processing. It…

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Digi Scrap Blog Train


Hi everyone, I’ve hopped aboard for a fun JessicaSprague.com Certified Digital Designer blog train!  The train starts at Simply Kelly Designs , stops here 2nd then onto 8 other designers. It will run from October 14 – 18, 2010 so make sure to stop by and get your freebie! Each designer is giving away a FREE mini kit and will…

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Japan Craft ~ Karesansui Mini-Garden


We made these fun (again with the messy!) Japanese Karesansui Mini-Gardens today. The idea behind the creation of the sand garden was to symbolize nature using natural materials such as stones, sand and gravel. The gravel was raked in order to create the illusion of rippling water. The use of plants was kept to the bare minimum. I searched for…

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Japan Craft ~ Origami


We used Fun with Easy Origami for our project this week. The step by step instructions made it easy, and the book comes with 32 projects and 24 sheets of origami paper. It’s thinner than regular paper and so I think easier to fold. Here are our final creations: The blue one is a pig, the red a Carp, and…

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TOS Review ~ Digital Frog


This week we had the privilege of reviewing the Digital Field Trip Series by Digital Frog. The programs are virtual world DVD’s that guide students through various topics in a fun, interactive way. {Get a free demo} What’s the Cost? The DVD’s range from $40 – $125 depending on what you buy. Prices for Digital Frog products are below. Digital…

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