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    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 … [Read More...]

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    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 … [Read More...]

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    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 … [Read More...]

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    How to stop procrastination in your homeschool

    Do you find your kids procrastinating instead of doing their schoolwork in a diligent and timely fashion?  Do your kids dawdle, sharpen pencils, get water, then go to the bathroom and eventually get to their work only after chasing them down? Don’t worry your not alone! I’d venture to bet … [Read More...]

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    2015-2016 Homeschool Lesson Planner

    Hi everyone! I have had a ton of requests for an 2015-2016 8x10 Homeschool Lesson Planner that similar to my 5x7 lesson planner, so that’s what we’re doing today!   You can use this for your own teacher lesson planning, or for your students to help keep track of assignments, grades, … [Read More...]

AUG
02
2010

Expedition Earth: A Journey Through God’s World

As promised in my 2010-2011 Curriculum post, I have finally completed my Geography Curriculum! After much research and prayer, I believe I have come up with a solid and hopefully fun geography study for us this year and of course I wanted to share it with all of you who are interested as well! It’s called: Expedition Earth: A Journey Through God’s World: Expedition Earth: A Journey Through God’s World $ 15 ~ Instant Download - No Waiting! $28.00 Classroom/Co-op License $20 ~ CD {Please allow 7-10 business days for shipping} Due to the amount of time it took to complete, I am charging a fee for the curriculum, however I will also be sharing our journey on this blog as we travel through each country. But if any of you are like me, you’ll want it before you start the year so you can prepare, so without further ado….here’s the details! So what is Expedition Earth: A Journey Through God’s World? Expedition Earth is a geography unit study that covers 31 countries across the … [Read more...]

AUG
01
2010

Jumpstart Wii Family Fitness Winner!

Thank you to everyone who entered to win the JumpStart Wii Family Fitness game! As promised, here is this week’s winner! Congratulations to the Fryman Four Family, hope you have a great time with your new Wii Family Fitness game! … [Read more...]

JUL
30
2010

Sumatra Digital Scrapbook Kit

Here’s a preview of my newest kit called Sumatra! My favorite part of this kit are the stitches, I did a border stitching as well as a zigzag stitch. I also love the metal embellishments! Hope you like it! Get the Sumatra kit for just $3.00! (All images are 300dpi, papers are .jpg and elements are .png. Drop shadows are not included unless otherwise specified below.) What’s included? Metal Alphabet 2 Metal Bookplates 2 Metal Photo Corners 2 Metal Eyelets 2 Metal Brads 2 Metal Photo Turns 2 Metal Book Tabs 2 Photo Cluster Frames (with and without drop shadows) 4 Word Stickers 3 Glass Pebbles 2 Stitches (border stitches and zigzag) 3 Stapled Ribbon Tabs 4 Tied Ribbons 3 Flowers 23 12x12 Papers (Not all papers are shown) (Photo Cluster Frames are not all shown) Get the full Sumatra Kit for just $3.00! Click here to visit my Digital Scrapbooking store! … [Read more...]

JUL
29
2010

Coconut Chicken

I found a great recipe for Coconut Chicken that I wanted to share with everyone today. Its really easy and yummy and was a hit with everyone. I served it with sweet potatoes and corn on the cob, but it goes with just about anything. Ready? Ingredients: 4-6 chicken thighs 1/3 cup dry plain breadcrumbs 1/3 cup flaked coconut 1/4 cup butter, melted (can substitute olive oil) Salt & Pepper (to taste) Cooking Spray Optional: tin foil Directions: STEP 1: Season chicken with salt & pepper to taste. STEP 2: In plate mix breadcrumbs and coconut together, and roll chicken thighs in breadcrumb mixture 1 at a time to coat well. STEP 3: Place coated chicken in lightly sprayed baking dish and drizzle lightly with butter or olive oil. STEP 4: Bake at 350 for 45-55 minutes until chicken is done. Serve with baked potato and your favorite veggie! TIP: Place foil over the chicken for the first half of baking just to keep the coconut from browning too much. Enjoy! … [Read more...]

JUL
28
2010

Reading For All Letters

Since I know people are getting geared up for a new school year, I thought I'd share a list of our favorite books/CD's that we use for every letter as we're going through our Letter of the Week Curriculum!Favorite Books:Eric Carle’s ABC’s by Eric Carle Alphabet Art by Judy Press Dr. Seuss’s ABC by Dr. Seuss Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. Chicka Chicka 123 by Bill Martin Jr. I spy Little Letters by Jean Marzollo How to Build an A by Sara Midda My ABC Bible Verses by Susan HuntSong Time:Kids in Motion by Greg & SteveKids In Actionby Greg & SteveHide 'Em in Your Heart Vol. 1 by Steve Green Hide 'Em In Your Heart Songs - Vol 2by Steve GreenWe love all of these books and have used them repeatedly throughout the year. I hope you all enjoy them as well! … [Read more...]

JUL
27
2010

Scavenger Hunt Find It!

So about 2 seconds into my beloved “school’s out for summer” much needed break, the kids started getting bored. Thankfully I stumbled upon this post from Muffin Tin Mom and got right to work! Click here to download “Find It!” I handed each child a clipboard with the Find It worksheet clipped to it and instructed them to find each item and draw a picture of it in the box provided. I was amazed at how quickly they all jumped at the chance to do an activity! Here they are gathering and recording their finds: So if you’re already feeling a little summer boredom, go ahead and download our Find It Worksheet and get their brains back to work! (P.S. I left the downloaded copy blank so you could write in your own items!) … [Read more...]

JUL
26
2010

JumpStart Get Moving: Wii Family Fitness Giveaway

I recently had the privilege of reviewing JumpStart’s new Get Moving Family Fitness for the Wii! I have to say we LOVE this! With the Get Moving Family Fitness games JumpStart is making fitness fun! It’s hosted by fitness expert and mom of 4, Brooke Burke. The CD has more than 15 sports challenges in 11 exotic arenas, Get Moving is a great, new way to keep your family active, especially during the cold months! Some of the games you get with the Wii Get Moving: Balancing Baseball Basketball Boxing Football Racing Vollyball Features of the Game: You can design your own character to race and play, build customized routines for extra challenge, compete head to head or play solo, play underwater, on a farm, in Egypt of 8 other exotic locations, and access expert tips for more ways to stay healthy! What did the kids think? The JumpStart Get Moving Family Fitness Wii game was a huge hit in our house. My son LOVED the boxing, unfortunately we only have 1 Nunchuk controller right now, so … [Read more...]

JUL
25
2010

CSN Giveaway Winner!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the CSN giveaway! Without further ado, here is our winner: Congratulations to Kelly at The Tillotson Family! Stay tuned tomorrow for another fun giveaway! … [Read more...]

JUL
23
2010

Mint Chocolate Digital Scrapbook Kit

I’m so excited to release my next digital scrapbooking kit for you today! It’s called Mint Chocolate and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! (I swear it didn’t have anything to do with the fact that I kept thinking about mint chocolate ice cream the whole time I was making it.) This kit includes: (All items are 300 dpi, drop shadows are for preview only) 19 12x12 Papers Chocolate Alpha with Numbers, #, & Circle Date stamp with paint swash (.abr & .png files included) 3 buttons with Cross Stitch & Straight Stitch 3 circle tags 4 Epoxy Stickers (one clear) 1 Green Flower (with and w/o shadow) Large Brown Brackets { } 3 - 12” ribbons 2 Tiny Tags 1 Stitched Paper Strip 2 Stapled Twill Strips 3 Postage Stamp Frames 1 Twine 3 Scalloped Journal Spots (Not all papers shown)   Get the Mint Chocolate Kit Just $3.00! Note: You will receive links to download via email immediately following your purchase. Click here to visit my Digital … [Read more...]

JUL
22
2010

Travel Kit Review

My first review for TOS Homeschool Crew is a new e- Book called Travel Kits by The old Schoolhouse. The Travel Kits book is a wonderful resource for families that travel often. It contains 93 pages of fun filled ideas complete with colorful pictures to help you create your own super fun, creative travel kits all for just $12.45! So What is a Travel Kit? A Travel Kit is a collection of items geared to entertain your tiny passengers, thus making the trip more pleasant for everyone. The items are chosen, purchased (or baked, rented, checked out of the library, or crafted), and then wrapped individually. The components of your travel kit are assembled in an appealing, creative, hardy “container” that will easily fit in your vehicle, within easy reach of the passengers (or Mom’s reach, if you have very young children). Travel Kits are also a great way to bless friends, relatives and neighbors! What’s Included? Small cars, Big Cars Small Price, Big Price Packs for … [Read more...]