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    April 2015 Monthly Meal Plan

    Hi everyone! I can’t even tell you how excited I am for spring and summer! We’ve had a crazy mix of weather this month going from 70 one day, to snow the next. I have set my Uggs and Flip-flops by the door so I can decide which ones to wear on my way out the door. Anyway, I have some fun meals this … [Read More...]

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    April 2015 Holidays & Fun Days

    Did you know that April is national humor month? Yep that’s right, all month long we get to be funny! Sounds like a good time to me! And April is full of interesting days, so let’s get started shall we? Holidays: April 1 – April Fool’s Day. April 5 – Easter Sunday. Weekly … [Read More...]

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    Spring Cleaning!!

    Good morning readers! You may have noticed a slight…okay drastic…change over here at the Confessions website! I don’t know about you, but I always get a hankering for some good old fashioned spring cleaning this time of year. And my blog is no different! I’ve been wanting to update it for a while … [Read More...]

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    Kindergarten Worksheets and Phonics Activities

    good morning readers! It’s been a little while since I did an update on what the Teeny Tot is doing. We just got back from spring break and she’s been working diligently on her kindergarten year. She’s reading well now, and still having fun doing all of the K4 Kindergarten activities along with … [Read More...]

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    Create Your Own Bundle Discount!

    Good morning fellow educators! I know it’s getting to be that time of year again. The one where you’re not quite finished with the current school year, but are starting to research, gather curriculum, and plan for next year.    Today I have a special treat for you all, and it’s … [Read More...]

MAY
04
2010

Color Mixing 102: Color Cards & Lots of H2O

We did some measuring and color mixing today for Art. I found this Liquid Measuring Kit from Lakeshore Learning. We used it along with my color mixing cards to measure and mix new colors. First we filled each container with it’s designated color using water and food coloring. Next we poured, mixed and measured our way to secondary colors and ultimately, icky brown water. I don’t think anyone cared though, well except me, its hard for me to step out of my box and *gasp* …mix! Oh the horror! But, alas, it was a great math and art activity all rolled in to one. And let’s face it, anything involving water pouring is a hit over here! … [Read more...]

MAY
03
2010

A-Z Review

We’ve made it! Since we finished our Letter of the Week curriculum To review all of the letters we learned as we went through , I made some alphabet fun games!If you didn’t already download them, here are the A-Z collage worksheets, they come with collage ideas for each letter. Here’s a sample of the letter M with marshmallows glued to them. A-Z Collage Sheets (Capital) a-z Collage Sheets (Lowercase) Clothespin Match Up: Write upper or lowercase letters on small clothes pins and clip them to the corresponding uppercase letters, lowercase letters or picture! (The download includes all 3 games.)A-Z Letter Match Cards: These cards actually go from A-Z and 1-10. We’re using our plastic magnetic letters to match to each card. We matched upper and lowercase letters to each box. A-Z Beginning Sounds Game: This download includes letter disks. Your child then matches the correct letter disk to each picture, for example the “A” goes next to the “Ant” picture. If they need a little help, the … [Read more...]

MAY
02
2010

Teeny Tiny Tot hard at work

Tip for the day: Never, EVER, under any circumstances, leave your Teeny Tiny Tot alone within the general vicinity of your beloved laptop. ‘Nuff said. … [Read more...]

MAY
01
2010

Fall Kit – Digital Scrapbooking Freebie

Welcome to National Scrapbooking Day 2010!In order to celebrate, I’m giving away my very first digital scrapbooking mini-kit FREE! This mini-kit includes: 8 Patterned Papers 2 messy stitched tabs 2 scallop circle frames white stitches 2 flowers 1 ribbon 1 journal spot3 large bradsDownload Fall PapersDownload Fall ElementsHope you have a great National Scrapping Day full of digi-goodness! … [Read more...]

APR
30
2010

Jean Welles Worship Guitar Lessons

I was contacted by Jean Welles to review her Worship Guitar Lessons DVD . Since I already play guitar, I am having my husband take the lessons, and I’ll be including his input as well as mine. Volume 1 Contents:  Introduction Parts of the Guitar Tuning the Guitar Lessons 1-7 Practice Sessions for lessons 1-7 Language Selection (English or Spanish Subtitles) Each Lesson teaches chords needed as well as a song, here are the songs you will learn from the first DVD: "He's Got The Whole World" "My All In All" "More Precious Than Silver" "Lord, I Lift Your Name On High" "This Is The Day" "I Love You Lord" In Volume 1 you will learn these chords: A, Am, A7 E7, Em D, Dsus, G C D9/F# You can play the video below to see what her lessons are like: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWBtBojuTnk] Cost for Worship Guitar Classes on DVD: $24.95   each DVD $99.80 for the set of four DVD's. ($40 … [Read more...]

APR
29
2010

Paint Brush Color Matching

One of our fun file folder games is the Paint Brush Color Match game. Everyone plays with this, even the older kids play with this. Must be the cute little paint brushes :o) (Note: the download contains jars for all the colors, our yellow one ripped and I just haven't reprinted cuz' I'm lazy!) The download includes:File Folder Game Cover Page8 Color Jars (Green, Pink, Yellow, Orange, Blue, Purple, Red, Brown)32 Colored Paint Brushes (4 of each color)Click here to download the Paint Brush Color Match! … [Read more...]

APR
28
2010

Teeny Tiny Tot School: Part Deux

Welcome to "What's in the Box Wednesday" where we're featuring the Teeny Tiny Tot's boxes! And since she has been in everything lately I decided to give in and let her get down and dirty with all the prek stuff she’s been trying to steal anyway. So here's what she found in her boxes this week...We started off with these Power Magnets and a cookie sheet. She loved this and it actually occupied her for awhile taking on and off the magnets, sticking them together, putting them back in the box. I did sit with her for this though as a few tried to find their way into her mouth.Since we had eggs left over from Easter, I gave her a jar filled with them for her to sort through. She loved pulling them out, putting them back, opening them up and trying to get the lid on the jar. She loves this Fisher-Price: Doodle Pro drawing board, she’s getting better at wielding the pen and just figured out those little shapes draw as well.Next we used the Letter Disks for our Prek letter matching games. She … [Read more...]

APR
27
2010

Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

A friend made this for us at a scrapbooking retreat once, and I LOVE LOVE LOVED it! I made some this week and decided to share it with you all, luckily I took a picture first because as soon as I walked away it was gone!IngredientsSalsa: Really you can use any fruit you like, this is what I use…2 kiwis, peeled and diced 2 apples - peeled, cored and diced – (I like Pink Ladies or Lady Alice)8 ounces raspberries 1 pound strawberries 1/2 cantaloupe diced1 tablespoon white sugar (Can be omitted)1 tablespoon brown sugar (Can substitute with sucanat)3 tablespoons fruit preserves, any flavor Tip: I use my Pampered Chef chopper to dice all the fruit, makes it much more ‘salsa-ish’ …if that’s a word, and yes, I do homeschool.Tortilla Chips:10 (10 inch) flour tortillas butter flavored cooking spray (Can spray with water, but not as yummy!)1/2 cup cinnamon sugar (Amount is flexible, I just sprinkle it over the chips)Directions:Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a large bowl, … [Read more...]

APR
24
2010

Tiffany’s Summer Templates Giveaway

Tiffany at “Simply Tiffany” is offering a giveaway to her Summer Templates Digital Scrapbooking class! Hurry today is the last day to enter! Good luck! … [Read more...]

APR
23
2010

Up for a Challenge #7: Mouse House

We love participating in the Up for a Challenge Series from Delightful learning! I'm just a tad behind on keeping up with them, but we squeeze these in whenever we have time. If you haven't heard of it, click the button below to check it out! Sadly, I was out of some of the needed supplies for this one, so we had to improvise. After making them try to use the small paper cups, I let them go ahead and chop up a rigatoni box for the house. They worked extremely well together on this project. Scores: 10/10 room purpose 20/30 creative use of materials 30/30 performance 10/10 persuasive performance 20/20 teamwork! Overall: 90/100 They had a great time doing the project, were wonderful sharing, and working together to create a home, and were very funny to listen to while discussing the house. If you’re interested in participating in Up for a Challenge visit Delightful Learning! … [Read more...]