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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...]

JAN
06
2010

Felt Strawberries Tutorial

I really can’t say enough for my dear mom, who has been making all these beautiful felt food creations for us. Here’s her latest: felt strawberries! Click here for the Felt Strawberry Tutorial from Mr. Monkey Suit. Not only did my Mom make a whole basket of them, she even made two sizes for us! Click here to see our other Felt Food Creations!Here are some more fun felt tutorials to aid in your newly found obsession: Felt Food Round up at Crafty CornerFelt Pizza Tutorial by Lilly Bean Chocolate Cake White 3 Tier Cake Sandwich and chips Ravioli Farfalle Strawberries Avocado sushi Fortune cookies Brown paper bag Chinese takeout boxSugar Cookie Dough Cutouts and Cookies … [Read more...]

JAN
06
2010

The Love Dare: Day 4 – Thoughtfulness

Day 4: Love is Thoughtful How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand…Psalm 139:17-18TODAY’S DARE Contact your spouse sometime during the business of the day. Have no agenda other than asking how he or she is doing and if there is anything you could do for them.The Love Dare is a 40-day challenge for husbands and wives to understand and practice unconditional love. You can do it as a couple, or if your marriage is in trouble, do it as an individual, for your marriage, out of obedience to Christ. Each day has a challenging lesson on love, followed by a ‘dare’ for the day, and space to journal how it went. For more information visit Fireproof My MarriageI would ask for you all to pray for us as we embark on this journey, and let me know if I can pray for you as well. Click here to start from Day 1!If you're participating in The Love Dare, I would love to hear from you! Add your link to our … [Read more...]

JAN
05
2010

Up For A Challenge: Build a Bridge!

So we’re totally behind on this, but I finally got around to participating in the Instant Challenge hosted by Michelle @ Delightful Learning. It’s called "Up for a Challenge?" and it is a weekly meme geared towards encouraging students to participate in teamwork, critical thinking and creative problem solving by working on a challenge. We started with the first challenge: Build a Bridge! As you can see my son wasn’t too into this project, but he did eventually build his own bridge…unfortunately a 0/50 for teamwork for this guy today. After several attempts from my 3yr old to ‘help’ her sister, she finally gave up as well. My 6yr old ended up finishing the project by herself: Our score: 10/10 points for a finished bridge 20/50 points for 4 weights held by bridge before collapsing! 20/20 points for creativity, (this was hard to judge, I mean she’s 6 and did it, so I think that’s pretty creative!) 5/20 points for teamwork, though it wasn’t her fault the team bailed! 20/20 points … [Read more...]

JAN
05
2010

The Love Dare: Day 3 – Not Selfish

Day 3: Love is Not Selfish Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another. Romans 12:10TODAY’S DARE Whatever you put your time, energy, and money into will become more important to you. It’s hard to care for something you are not investing in. Along with restraining from negative comments, buy your spouse something that says, “I was thinking of you today.”The Love Dare is a 40-day challenge for husbands and wives to understand and practice unconditional love. You can do it as a couple, or if your marriage is in trouble, do it as an individual, for your marriage, out of obedience to Christ. Each day has a challenging lesson on love, followed by a ‘dare’ for the day, and space to journal how it went. For more information visit Fireproof My MarriageI would ask for you all to pray for us as we embark on this journey, and let me know if I can pray for you as well. Click here to start from Day 1!If you're participating in The Love Dare, … [Read more...]

JAN
04
2010

Prek Letter H

Welcome to Letter H! We are having fun with Hippos this week! Hope you enjoy! (Scroll down for the large floor number cards!) Letter H Memory Verse: "Honor one another above yourselves." Romans 12:10 "Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with a promise" Ephesians 6:2 Click here to download the H verse puzzles 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 H 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 Letter H Tracing: I laminate this and use with Expo Dry Erase Markers for pre-writing practice skills. Hh Do-A-Dot Page: We use Do-a-Dot Art Markers with this! Hippo Scissor Skills! A new one, I've been wanting to do more scissor skills, so decided to add an activity for my alphabet packs! Just print and cut … [Read more...]

JAN
04
2010

The Love Dare: Day 2 – Kindness

Day 2: Love is kind And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:32 (Psst…this is a good verse to have your kids memorize! We know it by heart over here.)TODAY’S DARE In addition to saying nothing negative to your spouse again today, do at least one unexpected gesture as an act of kindness.Edited: Note to those participating, whatever you do, DO NOT complain about your husband's random act of kindness for today. For example, DO NOT say "That was your act of kindness?" with a weird look on your face. For the record, his act of kindness was totally a nice thing, I'd just built it up in my head all day and no one could've lived up to it. That's where the "don't say anything negative" rule should have kicked in. Sorry honey...I'd like to make a public apology.The Love Dare is a 40-day challenge for husbands and wives to understand and practice unconditional love. You can do it as a couple, or if your marriage is in … [Read more...]

JAN
03
2010

Love Dare: Day 1 – Patience

I got my husband, well, my marriage really, The Love Dare for Christmas. If you haven’t heard of it, go rent Fireproof and then pick up a copy of the book for yourself! The Love Dare is a 40-day challenge for husbands and wives to understand and practice unconditional love. You can do it as a couple, or if your marriage is in trouble, do it as an individual, for your marriage, out of obedience to Christ. Each day has a challenging lesson on love, followed by a ‘dare’ for the day, and space to journal how it went. For more information visit Fireproof My MarriageDay 1: Love is patient Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned,but have … [Read more...]

JAN
03
2010

What’s in the box Wednesday – Prek

Since we took December off, we’re just now starting our letter J for Jesus week. So what’s in our prek boxes to start us off? Day/Date for calendar Letter J intro and tracing Letter J color cubes Jesus lacing card Jesus size sorting Jesus letter matching upper and lowercase Jesus writing practice Sign Language Letter J Click here to see the rest of our letter J prek curriculum!Click here for more information on the Workbox System! … [Read more...]

JAN
01
2010

Happy New Year 2010!

Wishing everyone a blessed New Year!I pray that your year would be filled with motivated, eager young learners,who marvel at your every idea and beg for more,and mostly, that your focus for the year be glorifying to God!These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.Deuteronomy 6:4-9 … [Read more...]

DEC
31
2009

Felt Gingerbread Man Cookies!

I wish I could take credit for these sweet little guys (and if you know me at all, you know I am going to attempt my own!) But I found them on Oh So Happy Together!They're a perfect addition to our Felt Doughnuts, Felt Pizza and Felt Sandwiches, most importantly, they look easy enough for me to attempt even with my poor sewing skills! For more of our felt food creations click here!Supplies:Brown felt (I made 4 cookies out of 2 8.5 x 10 pieces of felt)Gingerbread cookie cutter or object (for tracing shape)White and black embroidery floss, and needleColored felt circles or plastic buttonsFabric Glue if you use felt for buttonsInstructions:Trace your gingerbread man shape on to felt (you need 2 pieces per cookie)Using black floss, stitch on eyes and mouth onto one of the brown cookie shapesSew or glue on buttonsStack this piece onto another brown cookie shape and stitch together around edges using white flossServe on cute cookie tray!Here's what mine turned out to look like. Not too … [Read more...]