Expedition Earth – China


Ni Hao! We had so much fun with our Geography Curriculum last week learning about China! Here are some of the fun activities we did for the week: We started off filling in our passport and putting on our flag sticker for China: We learned: Where China is on the world map & located Beijing, Huang He River and the…

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Mutiny!


I recently had a reader ask if my kids always have great attitudes and participate in everything I try. And in an attempt to keep it real and hopefully encourage other mom’s out there, I have to answer with a resounding “NO!” (Yes they were posing for this picture, but really, it does happen!) There are definitely days when no…

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What’s the Teeny Tot been up to lately?


Don’t worry, I know I haven’t posted much about the Teeny Tiny Tot this summer, but she’s definitely still going strong! She’s still up to her usual antics, and this year I’m hoping to add her into our school day in a smooth and calm manner. Yep, that’s my plan and I’m sticking to it! So here she is helping…

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Intro to Geography ~ Earth Craft


For our introduction to Geography lesson this week, we made a paper Mache’ globe. Just to keep it real, this craft was VERY MESSY! I highly recommend doing this outside if you can! Notice how we did it inside…now stop and pray for me that we’ll make it through this years arts and crafts without me losing my mind or…

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TOS Review ~ Pyramath


This week I reviewed Pyramath by I See Cards for the TOS Homeschool Crew. What is Pyramath? It’s a card game geared towards helping students learn their math facts. It comes with an instruction booklet that includes tips and rules. I played this with my first grader. The rules of the game were a tad complicated, but we managed to…

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2010 Homeschool Blog Awards


Hi everyone! I’m excited to see that the 2010 Homeschool Blog Awards are coming soon!   Here’s the schedule: SEPT 17 – Prize page up (but we’ll be adding to it as they come in!) OCT 15 – Nominations begin OCT 30 – Nominations end NOV 6 – Voting begins NOV 17 – Voting ends NOV 19 – Winners announced…

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Introduction to Geography


We had a great introduction to Geography week! Some of the things we learned about: Hello to All The Children of the World song Prayed for lost souls of the world Read: Maps and Globes by Jack Knowllton Learned about the earth, animals, and cycles of nature Made a paper Mache’ globe Memorized the continents and oceans Issued Passports for…

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Letter M for Monkey


I’ve had several requests to issue an alternative to my Letter M for m&m;’s activities due to dietary restrictions, so with that, I present to you the Letter M for Monkeys! Currently, I do not plan to change this in my Letter of the Week curriculum unless there’s an uproar and everyone would prefer monkey’s to m&m;’s. So for now…

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Expedition Earth Update!


We are having such an awesome time going through our Expedition Earth Geography Curriculum! And after going through a few weeks, I’ve found a bunch of additional fun crafts and information that I wanted to add in to make it even more exciting! So…if you have purchased Expedition Earth ON or BEFORE 9/7/2010 and would like an updated copy that…

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Nest Floor Numbers 11-20


A reader asked me to expand my Nest Floor Numbers to include numbers 11-20 so I thought I’d share them with you all as well. I’ll probably be adding things here and there as we go this year to kick up the preschool to the next level and this is one of them. Download Nest Floor Numbers 1-20 Have fun…

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Magnetic Color Cubes


I just found these super fun Orb Factory Magnetic Color Cubes at my local teacher supply store today and had to get them! While they come with fun design ideas, unfortunately they do NOT come with cards for say, my preschooler, to copy. Since I didn’t think she could handle looking at an image and re-producing it quite yet, I…

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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom


  As we go through our Letter of the Week Curriculum, we always refer back to the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom book at the end of each letter we learn. My daughter still loves this book no matter how many times we read it! Once we’re done learning each letter we add it to our Chicka Boom Palm tree to…

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