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    World Geography: Morocco Unit Study

      Marhaban and welcome to our Expedition Earth World Geography unit study on Morocco! So of course we started by going over all the countries we’ve learned so far, then found Morocco on the map.   Snow in Morocco? Did you know that it snows in Morocco? Contrary to popular believe, … [Read More...]

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    Ham and White Bean Soup Recipe

    Hi everyone! I’m back today with an easy recipe for you!   Every now and then we make a spiral sliced ham for dinner, and for a long time, I just tossed the left over bone with all of that meat on it. I never could get it all off. ugh. Anyway, I’ve finally come up with a really easy and … [Read More...]

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    Parenting Webinar TONIGHT!!!

    Good morning parents! Last week I mentioned the webinar we’re doing for parenting, and it’s tonight! Are you wondering how to get your kids to listen without nagging, reminding, or yelling? Look no further! I’m partnering with Amy McCready in another great FREE parenting webinar for you! Amy … [Read More...]

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    The Adventures of Robin Hood Literature Unit & Lapbook

    Hello! Today I’m releasing The Adventures of Robin Hood Literature Unit Study and Lapbook! This is a great book for young readers as not only is it an all time classic, but it includes a lot of adventure and excitement! Hope you enjoy!   Story Summary: As a young boy Robin Hood … [Read More...]

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    World Geography: Kenya Unit Study

    Jambo everyone, and welcome to our Expedition Earth World Geography week in Kenya! Here are Some Things We Learned: Where Kenya is on the world map & located Nairobi Learned a song in Swahili How to say “Hello” in Swahili Prayed for the people of … [Read More...]

FEB
20
2010

Letter Of The Week

Download my ENTIRE preschool Letter of the Week set now! Buy Now NOTE: After completing payment click 'Return to Merchant' to get to the download link. If you don't get it, please email me at erica {at} confessionsofahomeschooler dot com. So what’s in the Letter of the Week curriculum? Click here to see a typical week of activities While I provide many of my printables for free on my blog, you currently have to download each item individually. For those who prefer multi-file downloading, I am now providing the complete curriculum PLUS BONUSES for ONLY $10 downloadable version and $15 for a CD! There are approximately 1500 printable pages of games, ideas and activities included in this curriculum! WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE: A- Z Weekly Lesson Plans A-Z Printable Activities A-Z Recommended Reading List A-Z Letter Collage Worksheets Shape & Color Flashcards Daily Weather Chart & Weather Graph A-Z and 123 Review Games NEW!! Spanish Word Flashcards for … [Read more...]

FEB
19
2010

“One Another” Bible Study:

After repeated attempts at telling my children to share, be kind, forgive, apologize, and on and on…I decided we needed to do a little study on how God says we are to treat each other. So I created our “One Another” wall. Each day we found a verse where Jesus tells us how we are to treat one another. We put the words up on the wall for everyone to see, that way when we aren’t acting as we should, we can refer to it as reminder of how we should be treating each other. Here’s the list of verses we used if you are interested. (There are so many to choose from in the Bible. I just found some that fit our needs and we’ll add to our wall as we go) … [Read more...]

FEB
18
2010

Dolphin and Whales Lapbook

My daugher’s first lapbook was on dolphin and whales. I downloaded all the content for this lapbook from Homeschool Share. It is a simple single file folder lapbook, here is the inside of the book: This lapbook contains: Toothed vs Baleen Whale Anatomy How long are they? Dolphin or Porpoise? Whale Vocabulary Dolphin Anatomy How deep do they dive graphing Here’s the back of the folder where she graphed the dive depths. Dolphin and Whale books to aid in your study: http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fconfofahome-20%2F8010%2Fa0787a0d-6bbb-418f-9256-630a5f22551a&Operation=GetDisplayTemplate … [Read more...]

FEB
17
2010

Presentation Day and Valentines Party

Every month our local homeschool group has “Kid’s Presentation Day”. It’s a chance for them to get up in front of a group and give a short presentation on what they’ve been working on in school. Since it was also the Valentine’s Day party, my 2nd grader did a presentation on her Jesus Loves Me Lapbook. Afterwards we had the Valentine’s party, they all decorated bags, then swapped Valentines, followed by snacks and a fun Valentine’s Day Bingo game. Happy Valentine’s Day! … [Read more...]

FEB
17
2010

What’s in the box Wednesday: Preschool

We did Letter R for Rainbow this week, and here is her first day of workbox activities! 1. Number date for calendar, colored chain links, and counting pointer2. Rainbow Size sorting game 3. Letter R with color cubes4. Rainbow Letter Matching Cards and letter disks 5. Roll a Rainbow game6. Letter R tracing practice 7. Rainbow Puzzle8. Making Rainbow Crayons Click here to see how to make these! Click here for the rest of my Letter R activities! … [Read more...]

FEB
16
2010

Valentines Day Heart Craft

This was a craft gone awry, I had planned on painting over doilies with a sponge like stenciling, but it didn’t work, so we just ended up painting the hearts instead! oh well, sometimes crafts don’t quite go as planned!     In the end everyone had a good time, so I’ll call that a success! … [Read more...]

FEB
16
2010

Super Mom vs Abiding Mom

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Today I want to share with you the difference between an Abiding Mom and a Super Mom. It was written by my good friend Renee a few years ago, and with her blessing, I created this printable to share with you all! I am daily convicted by this chart, and use it as a reminder to keep my priorities in line with God’s priorities. I pray it will bless you as well! Click here for a printable version I pray you all have a blessed day as you seek to abide in Him! … [Read more...]

FEB
15
2010

Lemons to Aid Haiti!

Melissa, a fellow mom blogger came up with a great way for her children to get involved in raising money for Haiti, she calls it Lemons to Aid!Watch the News Story On YouTubeMelissa says that "by challenging each child in America to turn lemons into lemonaid, we are not only sending money to earthquake relief, but we are teaching our children to get involved and help at an early age through this hands on experience. We have a map on our website that shows what cities have already participated in the Lemons to Aid campaign. I want to see which state can fill up first! I have been able to pay it forward and now I would like to give other parents and their kids the same experience."Visit Lemons to Aid for more information on how you can get involved! … [Read more...]

FEB
15
2010

Prek Letter Z

Welcome to the Letter Z. We’ll be having fun with Zebras this week! Click on the title of anything to download the printable! (Scroll down to download the Zebra floor numbers!) Letter Z Memory Verse: “Zacchaeus make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house." Luke 19:5 Click here to download the verse puzzle. (Note: I use this with my 2nd grader, not prek) 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 Z 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   Zebra Dominoes: I printed these cards in several different color combination's so you can play a fun game of domino's that’s on a prek level. Simply match up the zebra colors next to each other to play the game. Roll A Zebra! I found the idea on Play 2 Learn … [Read more...]

FEB
12
2010

PowerSpeak: Spanish Lessons

We are trying a new software called PowerSpeak for Spanish. Rosetta stone just got too hard too fast without explaining what they were doing and a friend recommended this program to me. I don’t like forking out cash when we’ve already purchased something else (praise God I got Rosetta for CHEAP!), but Spanish just wasn’t happening at this point and it was either change or quit, so… We plunged into PowerSpeak , and so far my daughter LOVES it! They have fun interactive games to play to re-enforce the vocabulary they’ve learned in each lesson. The lessons are so fun, that a crowd usually gathers to watch. When you first log-in, you create an Avatar that you get to design, then as you go through the program, you earn money that can later be spent on sprucing up your Avatar.Once lessons start there are 2 kids who tell stories, the first time is in English and as they repeat the story, they add in more words in Spanish. Each lesson is followed by various games that help to … [Read more...]