Handmade Placemats


I saw this fun idea on one of the blogs I read and now I can’t remember which one! I’m so sorry, I usually make sure to link to everyone, so if it’s yours let me know and I’ll link up! Edited: The blog I saw this on originally was Counting Coconuts! Thanks readers for having my back! So of…

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What’s in the box Wednesday: 2nd Grade


Welcome to this week’s What’s in the box Wednesday! I’m sharing my 2nd grade boxes this week. Nest Bible Video:   Math U See Abeka Language/Phonics: A Reason for Handwriting T Talking Fingers Typing, Powerspeak Spanish All About Spelling, Abeka readers Animalogic game  Draw Write Now Series: Drawing practice Have boxes to share? Link up below!

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Letter E for Elephant


Welcome to our Letter E for Elephant week! Here are some of our activities: Of course we are making our lowercase alphabet binder sheets this year. e for elephant, okay a goofy elephant, but still…it works! Followed by our Letter E K4 writing practice: We did our large floor number hopscotch game: We sorted capital E and lowercase e: Letter…

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Nest Learning Giveaway!


We use Nest Learning videos for some of our Bible Studies and the kids absolutely LOVE them! My husband bought the series at a homeschool fair last year and we’ve been going through them since then. I listed it in my 2010-2011 curriculum post and the super nice folks at Nest Family saw my post and immediately offered to do…

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Guidecraft Rainbow Blocks Winner!


Yay! I love announcing winners and today we have our winner for the set of Rainbow Blocks from Guidecraft!    The Rainbow Blocks goes to Jenny from Our Nifty Notebook! Congratulations Jenny, I’ll be emailing you shortly to get your info for your prize! All my winners are picked using www.random.org   Thanks to everyone who entered to win and…

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Fine Motor Skills


I am a contributor over at ABC & 123 and I wanted to share some of my posts from there with you all in case you missed them! This post is part 1 of 2 on incorporating Fine Motor Skills into learning, and best of all it is easy and fun! So without any further ado, here are some ideas…

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Trip to Mars and beyond


We took a day during our Geography studies to veer off course a tad and ventured to Mars for the day. We also saw the space shuttle along with an Egyptian Mummy display and the Amazon Rainforest! They were at our museum this week and even though we aren’t in Egypt or Brazil I wanted to make sure we caught…

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Letter D for Dinosaur


Welcome to our Letter D for dinosaur week! Here are some of the activities we did to learn the Letter D. Dinosaur Letter Match: Dinosaur Lacing Activity: Dinosaur puzzle: Making a letter D with our magnetic letter builders: Dinosaur Large Floor Numbers: Beginning reading with our letter D blend ladder: Dinosaur counting: Dinosaur magnet page: Dinosaur Size Sort: Capital D…

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Digi Scrap Contest Winner!


Thanks to everyone who entered to win the Scrap Scrap Scrap Blog Train kits! Here is my winner! Yay! You can still download my mini-kit Sublime for free: Click on the image above to download your FREE mini kit! If you’re interested Click here to purchase the full kit!   Thanks again, and stay tuned when we’re doing another JessicaSprague.com…

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Expedition Earth ~ Israel


Shalom! Welcome to our Geography Curriculum week on Israel! Here are some of the highlights of the week: Of course we stamped our passports and greeted each other, Shalom! We located Israel on the map. This is the smallest country we’ve done so far, so the kids really had to look to find it. We played the Israeli version of…

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Guidecraft Review & Giveaway ~ Rainbow Blocks


Yay! It’s time for another great giveaway from Guidecraft! This time it’s a fun set of Rainbow Blocks! This set was so much fun, we even doubled up blocks and used them to ‘mix’ the primary colors and create secondary colors. These Rainbow Blocks come in a set of 30 various shaped pieces. They have a hardwood frame with rounded…

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Chex Muddy Buddies


We made this yummy snack for our Keeper’s Meeting and it was such a big hit, I wanted to share it with you all as well! Not that you all haven’t made it before, but just incase (I mean the recipe IS right on the side of the Rice Chex box) Ingredients: 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/4 cup butter 1…

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