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    2014 Holiday Gift Guide

    Good morning readers! It’s about time to start thinking about gifts for all of those special people in your life. and today I have a holiday gift guide to help make your shopping a bit easier. I like to share both educational and fun items that we’re either looking forward to receiving or giving. … [Read More...]

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    Chocolate Caramel Cake

    Strawberry Shortcake made this delicious dessert for her co-op baking contest, and I wanted to share the recipe with you! It’s super moist and yummy, and easy to make. Like the title says it includes chocolate and caramel and you can’t go wrong with that! This recipe is great for kids too since … [Read More...]

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    DIY: Pumpkin Pie Soap Tutorial

    Hello readers! Since we’re well into fall I thought it would be fun to share this simple and easy DIY pumpkin pie soap tutorial. This stuff smells so yummy, and it literally takes about 10 minutes to prepare!     So let’s get on with the video shall we? Click here for the Pumpkin Pie … [Read More...]

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    Teeny Tot Tuesday: Kindergarten!

    I know, I know, she’s not exactly a Teeny Tot anymore! And she’s been begging me to change her blog name for awhile now, but she’s come up with some seriously crazy names and I just don’t want to commit to those yet, so for now… It’s time for another Teeny Tot Tuesday post! Except that she’s not … [Read More...]

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    2015 Blog Planner–FREE!

    Good morning fellow bloggers!  If you’re looking for a colorful, and complete blog planner, look no further. It’s that time of year again… and the new 2015 Blog Planner has arrived! YAY! And it’s FREE! Double YAY! And also, what the heck? Where did 2014 go? Has anyone seen it? I must’ve … [Read More...]

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25
2010

Ear Protection for Peace!

In a house with 4 young children all trying to learn simultaneously, I’ve found that focusing can be an issue. My son, is the one who usually suffers most. Being a man, he’s not great at multi-tasking, unlike my daughter who can do her worksheet, while bouncing the baby on her knee, and helping our preschooler learn her letters (not that I make her do this ever…I’m just sayin’, she could if she wanted to.) Anyway, the other day he said he couldn’t focus and that he had an idea. Being the open minded mom I am, I said “Oh yeah? What’s that?” He ran out of the room and came back in with his Dad’s hunting ear protection headphones. (They protect your ears from being damaged from the loud noise of gun-fire.) Now, I’m not sayin’ anyone is shooting anyone in our homeschool, but I figure if it can keep out that loud sound, surely it can at least muffle the squeals of the Teeny Tot stealing snacks from the workboxes in the background. Since then, the hunting muffs have become a permanent … [Read more...]

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24
2010

Horses Lapbook

This was one of our first lapbooks, so it wasn’t too exciting. Plus I had a hard time finding Horse information to download! Most of the printables for this lapbook came from AngelFire. It is a simple 1 folder lapbook and includes: What Horses Eat Horse Breeds How to measure horses Horse Colors Horse Gaits Horse Markings mini-book Horse Anatomy More horse lapbook ideas from Homeschool Share … [Read more...]

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23
2010

Letter Collage Worksheets

I use these for almost every letter, so I finally made them in a download for you too! The download includes letters A-Z as well as a collage idea sheet. We use these items as objects to decorate our letters for an alphabet book. Since we use both upper and lowercase, I have provided both for you! Click here to download the Letter Collages: Uppercase A-Z Worksheets Lowercase a-z Worksheets Enjoy! … [Read more...]

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20
2010

Letter Of The Week

Download my ENTIRE preschool Letter of the Week set now! Buy Now NOTE: After completing payment click 'Return to Merchant' to get to the download link. If you don't get it, please email me at erica {at} confessionsofahomeschooler dot com. So what’s in the Letter of the Week curriculum? Click here to see a typical week of activities While I provide many of my printables for free on my blog, you currently have to download each item individually. For those who prefer multi-file downloading, I am now providing the complete curriculum PLUS BONUSES for ONLY $10 downloadable version and $15 for a CD! There are approximately 1500 printable pages of games, ideas and activities included in this curriculum! WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE: A- Z Weekly Lesson Plans A-Z Printable Activities A-Z Recommended Reading List A-Z Letter Collage Worksheets Shape & Color Flashcards Daily Weather Chart & Weather Graph A-Z and 123 Review Games NEW!! Spanish Word Flashcards for … [Read more...]

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19
2010

“One Another” Bible Study:

After repeated attempts at telling my children to share, be kind, forgive, apologize, and on and on…I decided we needed to do a little study on how God says we are to treat each other. So I created our “One Another” wall. Each day we found a verse where Jesus tells us how we are to treat one another. We put the words up on the wall for everyone to see, that way when we aren’t acting as we should, we can refer to it as reminder of how we should be treating each other. Here’s the list of verses we used if you are interested. (There are so many to choose from in the Bible. I just found some that fit our needs and we’ll add to our wall as we go) … [Read more...]

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18
2010

Dolphin and Whales Lapbook

My daugher’s first lapbook was on dolphin and whales. I downloaded all the content for this lapbook from Homeschool Share. It is a simple single file folder lapbook, here is the inside of the book: This lapbook contains: Toothed vs Baleen Whale Anatomy How long are they? Dolphin or Porpoise? Whale Vocabulary Dolphin Anatomy How deep do they dive graphing Here’s the back of the folder where she graphed the dive depths. Dolphin and Whale books to aid in your study: http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fconfofahome-20%2F8010%2Fa0787a0d-6bbb-418f-9256-630a5f22551a&Operation=GetDisplayTemplate … [Read more...]

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17
2010

Presentation Day and Valentines Party

Every month our local homeschool group has “Kid’s Presentation Day”. It’s a chance for them to get up in front of a group and give a short presentation on what they’ve been working on in school. Since it was also the Valentine’s Day party, my 2nd grader did a presentation on her Jesus Loves Me Lapbook. Afterwards we had the Valentine’s party, they all decorated bags, then swapped Valentines, followed by snacks and a fun Valentine’s Day Bingo game. Happy Valentine’s Day! … [Read more...]

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17
2010

What’s in the box Wednesday: Preschool

We did Letter R for Rainbow this week, and here is her first day of workbox activities! 1. Number date for calendar, colored chain links, and counting pointer2. Rainbow Size sorting game 3. Letter R with color cubes4. Rainbow Letter Matching Cards and letter disks 5. Roll a Rainbow game6. Letter R tracing practice 7. Rainbow Puzzle8. Making Rainbow Crayons Click here to see how to make these! Click here for the rest of my Letter R activities! … [Read more...]

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16
2010

Valentines Day Heart Craft

This was a craft gone awry, I had planned on painting over doilies with a sponge like stenciling, but it didn’t work, so we just ended up painting the hearts instead! oh well, sometimes crafts don’t quite go as planned!     In the end everyone had a good time, so I’ll call that a success! … [Read more...]

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16
2010

Super Mom vs Abiding Mom

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Today I want to share with you the difference between an Abiding Mom and a Super Mom. It was written by my good friend Renee a few years ago, and with her blessing, I created this printable to share with you all! I am daily convicted by this chart, and use it as a reminder to keep my priorities in line with God’s priorities. I pray it will bless you as well! Click here for a printable version I pray you all have a blessed day as you seek to abide in Him! … [Read more...]