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    Expedition Earth Brazil Unit Study

    Oi! And welcome to our Expedition Earth World Geography Brazil unit study! I think out of all of the countries this is one of our favorites because we get to learn all about the rainforest and the cool animals that are found there. We also get to do a fun craft which you’ll see … [Read More...]

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    Tip Tuesday: World’s Greatest Composers Review

    Hi everyone! Today I'm going to show you what my World’s Greatest Composers Study Volume 1 curriculum looks like up close in a fun video review! For more information on World’s Greatest Composers curriculum, click below! World’s Greatest Composers Vol. 1 World’s Greatest Composers … [Read More...]

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    Sewing 101: How to Clean Your Iron

    Good morning! Do you get nasty brown gunk on the bottom of your iron? Worried it might come off and stain your fabric? Before you toss out that old iron and buy a new one, I wanted to share a quick and easy method for cleaning your iron and making it look new again!   You will … [Read More...]

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    Fix It! Grammar Review

    Hi everyone! As most of you know we are trying out a new English/Grammar curriculum this year and I’ve had several requests to do a review of that for you. We’ve been using Fix It! Grammar now for about 6 weeks and so far I really like it. I also have a giveaway for you so make sure to read all the … [Read More...]

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    Expedition Earth: Mexico World Geography Unit

    Did you know that Mexico has the second largest land border in the world? Do you know which border that is? If you guessed the Mexico/United States border then you are correct! The Mexico/U.S. border is 3,141 km (1,951 mi) long! Give yourself an extra point! There are over 100,000,000 people … [Read More...]

APR
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...]

APR
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...]

APR
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...]

APR
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...]

APR
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...]

APR
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...]

APR
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...]

APR
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...]

APR
14
2011

Easter Lapbook and Game Printables

Since Easter is just around the corner, I wanted to make sure everyone saw my Easter Activities! These items could easily be made into an Easter Lapbook so I also included a Lapbook Cover Page and Game Piece Pockets if you want them. Enjoy! Lapbook Cover Page and Lapbook Pockets Easter Number Matching: Cut out each egg, then cut in half along the dotted line. Match the number on top with the correct amount of dots on the bottom to complete the puzzles! (Numbers 1-10 included in download) Roll an Easter Egg: Roll the dice and put together the egg puzzle depending on the number you roll! Counting Eggs: These are fun to put in numerical order! I also these with either mini-clothes pins, colored paper clips, or put a hole in them and have her attach chain links to them. Whatever you use, just have them put on the correct amount for the number on the card. This would be cute to use with little Jelly Beans as counters! (Numbers 1-10 included in download) Easter Coloring: We color … [Read more...]

APR
13
2011

There’s No Place Like Space

I’m a contributor over at the Totally Tots Blog, and this month’s post was on space themed activities. For ours we read There’s No Place Like Space There’s No Place Like Space By Tish Rabe, Cat in the Hat Books There’s No Place Like Space is one of the Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library books. It is a cute rhyming story introducing children to the solar system! It takes them on a fun journey through all of the planets, stars and eventually lands on the moon! For our Bible Verse, we learned Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” We made a 7 Days of Creation display: We made this fun display on the 7 days of God ‘s creation! We used Creation Printables from Christian Preshcool Printables to show the days of creation. I also printed this twice, cut them up and made them into a file folder game for my preschooler. Next, we made a solar system set using Styrofoam balls, tempura paint and wooden skewers. -->Click here to read the full post over at … [Read more...]