• 40% OFF Homeschool Curriculum Sale Day 4!

    Welcome to day 4 of my 40% off sale! Just in case you’ve missed the last two days, I’m doing a ton of giveaways this week, and offering a massive sale in my store, so if you’ve been waiting to get your curriculum for next year, the time is now! I hope you’re all enjoying the giveaways and grabbing … [Read More...]

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    Homeschool Curriculum 40% OFF Sale Day 3!

    Welcome to day 3 of my 40% off sale! Just in case you’ve missed the last two days, I’m doing a ton of giveaways this week, and offering a massive sale in my store, so if you’ve been waiting to get your curriculum for next year, the time is now! I hope you’re all enjoying the giveaways and grabbing … [Read More...]

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    Homeschool Curriculum 40% OFF Sale Day 2!!

    Welcome to day 2 of my 40% off sale! I’m doing a ton of giveaways this week, and offering a massive sale in my store, so if you’ve been waiting to get your curriculum for next year, the time is now! I only do these sales about twice a year, so don’t wait! For ONE WEEK ONLY everything in my … [Read More...]

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    Back-To-School 40% OFF Homeschool Curriculum Sale!

    Hey guys, it’s about that time again, time to start looking for new curriculum! Our year just ended, but I’m already planning ahead for next year and gathering curriculum, planning, and getting things ready to go for our 10th year of homeschooling! Whaaaat?! And just to say a big thank you to all … [Read More...]

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    Expedition Earth: Netherlands Unit Study

    Good morning friends! And welcome to our Expedition Earth week on the Netherlands! Of course we started off our week finding Netherland on the map and stamping our passports with their flag. Our flags are taking over our wall map! But it’s fun to see how much land we’ve … [Read More...]

AUG
20
2015

Friends & Heroes Homeschool Curriculum Giveaway

Hi everyone! I hope you’re school year is getting off to a good start. Unless you’re year round homeschoolers, in which case I hope it’s going well too! Today I have a fun giveaway for you all, it’s from the Friends & Heroes Bible Curriculum. They wanted to do a fun promotion to kick off the year, and so today I have a free copy of their Homeschool Unit Study #1 for you!   We’ve enjoyed the Friends and Heroes DVDs in the past and have used their unit study as well. Here are some of the things included in the curriculum. Homeschool Unit Study 1 Includes: Each DVD features two themed Bible stories (usually one Old and New Testament). CD-ROM printables that can be used with multiple children. Parent’s/Teacher’s Lesson Guide including answer keys and certificates of completion. Student Workbook of activities Friends and Heroes DVD containing a full length adventure episode. Each unit study contains a lesson pack with hands-on, fun worksheets to go … [Read more...]

AUG
18
2015

10 Back-To-School Sanity Saver Tips

Hey everyone! It's all about back-to-school time over here at the Confessions Household. And for me that means that I need to get all of my ducks in a row and spring back into action from my otherwise lazy routine we've lulled into over the course of the summer.   Here are some tips I use to get myself back in gear! 1. Monthly Meal Plans: I tend to fall off of my monthly meal plan wagon over the summer, but it's time to print this baby out, head to the store, and get myself prepared so we're not eating crumbs from the bottom of cereal boxes. 2. Big grocery store trip: This might not sound too exciting, but usually by end of summer I'm slacking and we're almost out of milk, people are scraping up the last bits of cereal, or fighting over the last cheese stick. So I like to make a big grocery haul right before school starts. That way I know we're covered for my meal plan, and we have a lot of goodies to eat at home. That also keeps me from being tempted to head out to eat … [Read more...]

AUG
16
2015

2015 6th Grade Homeschool Schedule

Good morning! I’m back today with our 2015 6th grade daily schedule. It’s nice that Turbo and Strawberry Shortcake are only one year apart, it makes doing group subjects much easier. I’ll post Strawberry Shortcake’s schedule soon, but you’ll notice they’re fairly similar. Turbo is currently 11 years old, and will turn 12 next June. He’s starting sixth grade this year and here’s his line up: Download a copy: 6th Grade Daily Schedule – PDF 6th Grade Daily Schedule – Word Doc (Editable)   Here’s our Basic 6th Grade Schedule: 8:30am – Breakfast / Family Devotion Time 9:00am – Calendar Time & Pledge of Allegiance 9:15am – Bible 9:30am – Math 10:15am – English 10:40pm – Spelling 11:00am – Handwriting 11:20am – Vocabulary 11:40am – Literature 12:15pm – Lunch 1:00pm – History (M/T), Science (W,TH) 2:00pm – Typing (Mon), Art (Tues), Music (Wed), Literature (M,W,TH) 2:30pm – Writing (M/W) 5:00pm – Sports start! Tinker Bell plays inline … [Read more...]

AUG
13
2015

Laminating Tips & Tricks

Good morning all of you amazing teachers out there! Today I have a post that I’ve literally been meaning to do forever now. I get so many questions on how I laminate, which laminator I use, and if I have any tips or tricks to save money when laminating. Plus there’s an amazing video and awesome giveaway at the end of this post, so make sure to read all the way through! So let’s start with the Q&A! 1. Do you laminate all of your preschool and K4/5 products? No. I only laminate that which I  know that we will need to reuse later on. Laminating products makes them more durable so they last longer. I do recommend laminating my lacing cards simply because they might tear when your student is lacing the yarn, shoe laces, or  string through the holes. Otherwise, you don’t really have to laminate the rest of the stuff if you don’t want to. 2. Do you print everything on cardstock? No. I used to print on cardstock, but I’ve found that regular ole’ copy paper does just fine … [Read more...]

AUG
11
2015

All About Spelling Video Review

Good morning readers! Today I have a much requested All About Spelling video review for you! Psst…there’s a giveaway at the bottom of this post, so keep reading! As most of you know, we’ve used this program for several years now, and we still love it! But I do get a lot of questions about what you need to order, and how we use the program so I thought a video would be a great way to share more information with you and hopefully help you learn a little bit more about this curriculum. --> Watch my All About Spelling Video Review here!     What do you need to purchase?   Every time I post on this product, I get questions like “Do I really need the teacher’s manual?” or “What do I need to purchase?”. In order to complete this program successfully, you will definitely NEED the Teacher’s Manual. The student packet is basically  a list of word cards and a few other special items needed for the unit, however without the TM you won’t have any … [Read more...]

AUG
09
2015

2015 4th Grade Homeschool Schedule

Hi everyone! I’m back today with our 2015 4th grade daily schedule. Honestly I can’t believe that Tinker Bell is in the 4th grade this year! She’s still a first grader in my eyes. So when I was planning her year and adding 4th grade subjects to her list I can honestly say I shed a few tears. They really do grow up so fast! But my sentimentality won’t stop time, and so I persevered and came up with a 4th grade schedule for my sweet girl. Tinker Bell is 9 years old, she’ll turn 10 in February. She’s starting fourth grade this year and here’s her line up: Download a copy: 4th Grade Daily Schedule – PDF 4th Grade Daily Schedule – Word Doc (Editable) Here’s our Basic Kindergarten Schedule: 8:30am – Breakfast / Family Devotion Time 9:00am – Calendar Time & Pledge of Allegiance 9:15am – Bible 9:30am – Math 10:30am – English 11:00am – Handwriting 11:20am – Vocabulary 11:30am – Spelling 11:45am – Reading 12:15pm – Lunch 1:00pm – … [Read more...]

AUG
05
2015

Daily Learning Notebook ~ SPANISH Version

Hi everyone! I have a fun freebie for you today! I’ve had so many requests to do a Spanish version of my Daily Learning notebook, and since I’m not fluent I wasn’t comfortable doing that up until now. Because I have an amazing and lovely friend who offered to translate my daily learning notebook for me! Yipee!! I think this will be great for both Spanish speaking students, as well as students who would like to learn Spanish too! I am using my Elementary Daily Learning Notebook as the guide for this one. So there aren’t any traceable numbers like in the Preschool Daily Learning Notebook. If you want to include the 0-100 number pages and the A-Z alphabet pages you can always print them from the Kindergarten Daily Learning Notebook and then just add them into this one.   --> Download the Daily Learning Notebook ~ Spanish Version here! <--   The first page talks about today’s date, days of the week, and numbers: What day is it? What was yesterday? What … [Read more...]

AUG
03
2015

2015 Omnibus Bundle!

Good morning everyone! As many of you prepare to head back to school, I have an amazing resource to help you. But it’s not just for homeschooling. This bundle is more like a life bundle! And you’ve probably guessed by the title of this post that I’m talking about the 2015 Omnibus which is now available! ~ SALE EXPIRED SORRY! Check back next year for a whole new set of goodies! ~   The bundle will be available this week ONLY from Aug. 3- Aug. 9th, 2015 so make sure to order now if you’re interested! ~ SALE EXPIRED SORRY! Check back next year for a whole new set of goodies! ~   What is the Omnibus? Once a year iHomeschoolNetwork puts together a special package from all of our favorite bloggers and authors. The package is basically a digital stockpile of amazing information to help you on not only your homeschooling journey, but also your parenting journey! There are a ton of helpful resources for homeschooling, organization, meal planning, life … [Read more...]

AUG
02
2015

2015 – 1st Grade Homeschool Schedule

I spent the weekend planning with some friends, and I think we’re ready to go! Each year I do an overview of our basic daily schedule by grade level. Hopefully this will help those of you who wonder how many times per week we do certain subjects, and how long we spend on each one as well. In our state we’re required to do 172 days per year averaging 4 hours per day for any students 6 years or older. And this year that applies to all of my kiddos! I’m expecting it to be a crazy year, but hopefully with everything planned out it won’t be too bad. I’m going to start off sharing Miss Lady Bug’s schedule today. She’s currently 6 years old, she’ll turn 7 in November! Eeek! She’s starting first grade this year and here’s her line up: Download a copy: 1st Grade Daily Schedule – PDF 1st Grade Daily Schedule  – Word Doc (Editable) Here’s our Basic Kindergarten Schedule: 8:30am   – Breakfast / Family Devotion Time 9:00am   – Calendar Time & … [Read more...]

JUL
30
2015

August 2015 Monthly Meal Plan

Good morning! Well, I don’t know about you, but August means back-to-school for us! Which comes with some mixed feelings of excitement over new curriculum and fresh new school supplies, whoot whoot! And a little bit of anxiety over the chaos that I know is coming our way. It seems like everything starts up at once, school, sports, extra activities, and before I can even blink it’s almost Christmas! That said, my monthly meal plan has been a huge blessing when our schedule starts to get crazy. I have to confess that over the summer I’m not so great at following my plan. Things are nice and relaxed and we kind of just do whatever we feel like that day for food. But man when school starts it seriously aids in my sanity levels to have a meal plan. It’s just one less thing I have to think about and keep track of. So here we go! Download the 2015 August Monthly Meal Plan: 2015 August Monthly Meal Plan PDF 2015 Auust Monthly Meal Plan Word Doc (Editable) If you haven’t already … [Read more...]