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 with32projects 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 the green…

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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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Guidecraft Doll Furniture (Review)


These adorable Doll Bunkbeds are part of the new doll furniture collection that Guidecraft is now offering and it’s just in time for Christmas! (Ironically we are reviewing it so I had to let the girls have it before Christmas…but clearly they had no complaints.) The furniture arrives unassembled, but if you happen to have a handy 6 year old…

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Confessions is now on Facebook!


Hi! After getting several requests I’ve finally created a facebook page for Confessions of a Homeschooler! Just to kick off the festivities I’ll be giving away a free copy of Expedition Earth to 1 lucky follower! How can you win? Leave a comment here letting me know you’d like to win! Optional: Click the image above and “like” Confessions of…

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What’s in the Box Wednesday: Prek


This week I’m sharing what’s in our boxes for preschool. We’re on the letter B this week, so that means Butterflies! Click here to see all of our Letter B for Butterfly Activities Click here to get the entire Letter of the Week Curriculum! 1. Calendar date and day of the week, the pointer stick is for counting the days…

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Expedition Earth – Japan


Konnichiwa! We had a great adventure in Japan this week as we went through our Geography Curriculum! I’m so glad I took the time to get it all together, it’s really paying off and the kids are having a great time learning about our world! Here are some of the highlights of the week: Of course we stamped our passports…

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Letter B for Butterfly


Welcome to our Letter B for Butterfly week! This was my favorite week from last year, and this year I meant to get the butterfly kits and actually release butterflies, but I slacked and didn’t do it, so maybe next time around LOL! Our Letter B binder page idea came from my good friend and co-writer at Totally Tots, Jolanthe!…

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South Korea ~ Jeweled Crown


We made Jeweled Crowns for our South Korea craft this week. The Koreans were known for their metal-craft skills. They created these elaborately decorated metal crowns for their royalty’s attire. Each crown contained countless jewels and precious stones! This fun craft is from our Global Art book. Supplies: Construction paper or Foam crowns (I got mine at Michael’s Hobby Store)…

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October 2010 Meal Plan


I know I’m cutting it close this month, but I’ve been swamped! So better late than never is apparently my motto these days! Anyhoo, here’s my October Meal Plan. It’s not too much different than the September 2010 plan but I did swap out some meals that my family didn’t like as much for new ones. Otherwise I kept to…

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What’s in the Box Wednesday: Teeny Tot


What’s the Teeny Tiny Tot been up to these days? Workboxes of course! Here’s her line up and some in action: 1. Her new Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Piggy Bank Numbers Puzzle 2. Bead sorting. I found this tiny ice cube tray at Wal-mart and couldn’t resist getting it for school! It’s the perfect size for sorting little beads into:…

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Expedition Earth ~ South Korea


Ahn-yong-ha-seh-yo! We had a great week learning about South Korea, my preschooler especially liked the song this week, the vibrato was right up her alley! I apologize for the lack of pictures for this week, but the unthinkable happened on day 3…that’s right…I dropped my camera on the hard wood floor and well…let’s just say it’s apparently not okay to…

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Letter A for Apple


Since we did upper case letters last year, I thought it would be fun to go back through and do lowercase letters this year! Our first week was the Letter A! Where can you find all my Letter A activities? Download the Letter A for Apple activities! Download the entire Letter of the Week curriculum at once! We put all…

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