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    Updated Preschool Daily Learning Notebook

    I have had some specific requests to update the 2014-2015 Preschool daily learning notebook .  Hopefully this will help all of you out there. And if you don’t want the updates, you’re welcome to continue using the copy you already have! Updates include: Upper/lowercase weekdays. i.e. … [Read More...]

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    Homeschooling 101: Time Management

    I’m back today with another Homeschooling 101 post.  Today we’re talking about homeschooling and Time Management!   Good time management for homeschoolers is a necessity. You’ve already seen a sample of our daily schedule. But there are a few more tips I’d like to share with you on … [Read More...]

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    September Holidays and Special Dates

    I know this post is a little late being that we’re already a week into September, but I’ve been meaning to do some fun posts on monthly activities to help make your homeschooling a little more fun and engaging! We like to find a couple of things each month that we do to make it special. It’s not … [Read More...]

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    Classic Literature Volume 3!

    Looking for some fun, hands-on, literature activities for your young readers? Look no further! I’ve been releasing literature units each week, and I finally have the Classic Literature Mega Pack Volume 3 ready to go!  What is a literature unit? Literature units are … [Read More...]

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    Easy Tacos de Carne Asada

    One of my absolute favorite meals in the world is tacos de carne asada! And since I’m a busy homeschooling mama I’ve found a quick way to make this delicious meal in a jiffy! Okay, it’s not exactly a jiffy, but still it’s pretty quick as far as meals go around here!   So I admit that I … [Read More...]

JAN
26
2010

Our Curriculum 2009-2010

I've gotten a lot of questions asking about our curriculum, and what we use. Here's a sample of some of the things we use for our curriculum.Teeny Tiny Tot School:Pretty much whatever she wants to do...click here to see a typical day in Teeny Tiny Tot School!Preschool:Letter Of The Week by meTotally Tot Tray Ideas from 1+1+1Let's Sticker & Paste!My Book of Easy MazesTangramsKumon ABCs UppercaseMelissa and Doug GamesKindergarten:Art: Draw Write Now Series, How to Teach Art to Children, I Can Do All ThingsBible: Abeka Bible SeriesFun: LapbooksMath: Math U SeePhonics, Language, Reading, Math: Abeka K52nd Grade:Art: Draw Write Now Series, How to Teach Art to Children, I Can Do All ThingsBible: Abeka Bible SeriesMath: Math U SeePhonics, Language, Reading, Math, Spelling: Abeka 2History/Geography: My Father's World AdventuresScience: Abeka 2, MFW Adventures, Exploring Creation With AstronomySome other tools we use in our homeschool:www.starfall.com (Online reading … [Read more...]

JAN
26
2010

The Love Dare Day 24: Love vs Lust

Day 24: Love vs LustThe world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever. 1 John 2:17 TODAY’S DARE End it now. Identify every object of lust in your life and remove it. Single out every lie you’ve swallowed in pursuing forbidden pleasure and reject it. Lust cannot be allowed to live in a back bedroom. It must be killed and destroyed—today—and replaced with the sure promises of God and a heart filled with His perfect love.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 Marriage I 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 … [Read more...]

JAN
25
2010

1000 Readers!

Hi everyone, I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU!! My blog hit 1000 readers today, and that just blows me away! You all are too cool, thanks so much for reading and for all of your lovely comments, they make my day! :0) … [Read more...]

JAN
25
2010

A Day in the Life of the Teeny Tiny Tot

One common question I get is “What does your Teeny Tiny Tot to do all day while you homeschool?” Well, I think its about time I address this question, and I really think you’ll be amazed at what a Tot can really accomplish in a day! Here are some practical things you can do with your Teeny Tiny Tot to give a head start to their education! Toddlers love to help out! Since we like to teach responsibility early on, our Teeny Tot starts her day off with chores. First she empties the dishwasher, whether dirty or clean, after that, she climbs on top of her sister’s beds, tossing down all the animals so I can wash the sheets. It would've been really helpful if today was actually sheet washing day. At the start of class she checks everyone’s workboxes to make sure they’re ready for the day. She’s also responsible for picking up the empty boxes once work is finished. And if you can’t reach something, she’s always there to help out. By the way, this is great for Large Muscle … [Read more...]

JAN
25
2010

Prek Letter N

Welcome to the Letter N. We’ll be having fun with Nests this week! Hope you enjoy it! Letter N Memory Verse: “No one can serve two masters." Matthew 6:24 Click here to download the verse puzzle. (Note: I use this with my 2nd grader, not prek) 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 N 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 N Letter Hunt Worksheet: We read the story then I have her circle all of the capital and lowercase N's she can find. 1-20 Clothes Pin Counting Cards: I found some fun colored clothes pins at an office supply store a few weeks back. My daughter counts the items on the card then puts a clip on the correct number. Letter N Handwriting Writing: This is my K4 Handwriting practice sheet. It includes … [Read more...]

JAN
25
2010

The Love Dare Day 23: Love always protects

Day 23: Love always protects Love always protects. 1 Corinthians 13:7 TODAY’S DARE Remove anything that is hindering your relationship, any addiction or influence that’s stealing your affections and turning your heart away from your spouse. 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 Marriage I 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 McLinky so we can all pray for each other! … [Read more...]

JAN
24
2010

The Love Dare Day 22: Love is Faithful

Day 22: Love is Faithful I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness. Then you will know the Lord. —Hosea 2:20 TODAY’S DARE Love is a choice, not a feeling. It is an initiated action, not a knee-jerk reaction. Choose today to be committed to love even if your spouse has lost most of their interest in receiving it. Say to them today in words similar to these, “I love you. Period. I choose to love you even if you don’t love me in return.” 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 Marriage I 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 … [Read more...]

JAN
23
2010

The Love Dare Day 21: Love is Satisfied in God

Day 21: Love is Satisfied in GodThe Lord will continually guide you, and satisfy your desire. Isaiah 58:11Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7I can't even begin to tell you how many times I've turned to this verse, do yourself a favor and memorize it my dear sisters.TODAY’S DARE Be intentional today about making a time to pray and read your Bible. Try reading a chapter out of Proverbs each day (there are thirty-one—a full month’s supply), or reading a chapter in the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John). As you do, immerse yourself in the love and promises God has for you. This will add to your growth as you walk with Him.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 … [Read more...]

JAN
22
2010

Edible Snowballs

I found this fun recipe on Just a moment in time and it fit in so well with our Letter S for snowman post I had to share it! Supplies: 3/4 c. peanut butter 1/2 c. honey 1 tsp. vanilla extract 3/4 c. oatmeal 1/4 c. graham cracker crumbs powdered sugar Directions: In large bowl, mix all ingredients until well blended. Form into balls. Roll in powdered sugar. (Makes about 14 balls using a medium scoop) Eat! Click here to see all of my Letter S for Snowman Activities! … [Read more...]

JAN
22
2010

The Love Dare Day 20: Love is Jesus Christ

Day 20: Love is Jesus ChristWhile we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. Romans 5:6For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. Ephesians 2:8-9TODAY’S DARE Dare to take God at His Word. Dare to trust Jesus Christ for salvation. Dare to pray, “Lord Jesus, I’m a sinner. But You have shown Your love for me by dying to forgive my sins, and You have proven Your power to save me from death by Your resurrection. Lord, change my heart, and save me by Your grace.”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 … [Read more...]