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    February 2015 Monthly Meal Plan

    Hi everyone! Guess what time it is? Yep, you got it right, it’s time for another monthly meal plan! And we have a fun holiday during February so make sure to check out some of my Valentine’s Day activities, recipes, and I have a whole week of new ideas coming up next week too!   Download … [Read More...]

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    Sight Word Printable Worksheets

    Welcome back lovely readers! Since my sight word activities are one of my most searched pages, I thought it would be a good idea to put them all in one place for you to see!  So here they are, all of my free sight word flashcards, worksheets, and activities! Check back for updates … [Read More...]

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    Homeschooling Do’s & Don’ts!

    Have you ever wished there were a list of things you should do or definitely not do when beginning homeschooling? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Even veteran homeschool mom’s are doubt themselves at times. When I first started homeschooling I asked everyone I knew which curriculum to use, … [Read More...]

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    3rd Grade Sight Word Sentences–Manuscript

    Are you looking for a fun way to have your 3rd grade students practice their sight words? Look no further! I’ve had a ton of requests for a manuscript version of my 3rd grade sight word sentences, so today I’m sharing the 3rd grade sight word manuscript sentence printables with you. (I have 3rd … [Read More...]

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    Beachy Waves Hair Tutorial

    Hi everyone! After I put up my video on a day in our lives I’ve had several requests for a hair tutorial video. I thought it sounded like a fun idea, so here we go. Check out the video below to see how I create these loose curls!   While I take a shower daily, my hairdresser advised … [Read More...]

MAR
25
2010

Felt Food: Tea Set, Grill, Cookies, Valentines

My mom went a little crazy this round with the felty goodness!She purchased a Tea Set pattern from Gulf Coast Cottage and my daughter LOVES it. The little tea bags and lemon slices are to die for, and the sugar cubes are so sweet! The set includes patterns for: Tea cups/saucers Serving Tray Tea pot Napkins Lemon wedges/slices Sugar cubes Tea bags For my son, she made a super cute grilling set from Gulf Coast Cottage that includes: Grill Spatula and tongs Hot dogs and buns Hamburger buns with burgers, cheese, onion, tomato and lettuce For my other daughter she made a cookie baking set from Gulf Coast Cottage that includes: Cookie Jar (She suggests yellow for the jar, but I’d do a different color) Peanut Butter Cookies Hershey’s Kiss Cookies Sugar Cookie dough with cutouts Rolling Pin Frosted Sugar Cookies (except the heart cookies, she made those on her own) Gulf Coast Baker’s Set that includes: A chef hat Mixing bowl Measuring cup & spoons … [Read more...]

MAR
24
2010

Breakfast In Bed!

I'm happy to introduce our newest felt food pattern, Breakfast in Bed! This cute little pattern includes full scale patterns, step by step instructions along with colorful pictures! It includes: Sunny Side Up Eggs Bacon Slices Sausage Links Pancakes Syrup Butter pats Orange Slices Banana Slices Buy the Breakfast in Bed Pattern now for only $3!   ★This pattern includes easy step by step instructions along with colorful photos! ★Pattern comes complete with full Scale Patterns for each piece. ★You will be directed to the download page upon completion of payment. If for some reason you are not re-directed, please email me and I will be happy to email the link to you. ★Patterns are in PDF format on 8 1/2 x 11 size paper. A PDF viewer is required to open the files. Adobe Reader is a great PDF viewer that can be downloaded to your computer for free at www.adobe.com. ★All patterns are copyright protected. Not to be distributed, transferred, or sold in … [Read more...]

MAR
24
2010

What’s In The Box Wednesday: 2nd Grade

Math U See Beta video and workbook Abeka Math (Yes, I make her do 2 math’s) Abeka Spelling Spelling practice “Word – Build – Write” from Home Grown Hearts Abeka – Creative Writing Abeka – Phonics Exploring American History (My Father’s World) Geography (My Father’s World) Draw Write Now, Book 7 Crochet Craft from Michael’s $1 section Click here for more information on the Workbox System! … [Read more...]

MAR
22
2010

JumpStart Review & Give Away!

I was recently contacted by JumpStart to try out their new 3D virtual world, write a review, and offer you a great giveaway for our 1500 Subscriber Celebration! JumpStart is a 3-D virtual world is focused on developing academic and logic skills. The online environment is safe and secure for kids as they interact, learn, and enjoy! Each child gets to personalize their own “Jumpee” (avatar). They get to pick hair, eyes, clothes, shoes, etc. They even get to pick a fun goofy name to identify their “Jumpee”. As they play through the games, they earn Jump Stars which they can spend in the JumpStart store to decorate their own rooms. Once the game starts there are different levels to explore based on your child’s age. (Though you can enter any of the areas you choose). 3-5 year olds: StoryLand Kindergarten to 2nd grade: AdventureLand MarineLand (an underwater adventure) Kids from 3rd to 5th grade: FutureLand Our experience playing the game: My 7yr old: She loved the games! … [Read more...]

MAR
21
2010

Prek Letter X

Welcome to the Letter X. We’ll be having fun with Xylophones this week! Letter X Memory Verse: “eXceeding great and precious promises are given unto us” 2 Peter 1:4 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 X 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 Roll A Xylophone! I found this idea on Play 2 Learn Printables, and had to make one for my alphabet collection! The game is simple, cut out the pieces (they’re on pg2 not shown here). Roll the die and place the piece of the puzzle indicated by the number rolled. Its a fun way to practice number recognition skills! I like these fun Giant Soft Dice Letter X Shape Puzzles:Cut out each … [Read more...]

MAR
21
2010

Pick and Draw Winner!

Hi everyone! We have a winner for our Pick and Draw Give Away! And the winner is….Michelle over at A Mommy’s Adventures, if you haven’t checked out her blog go see it, she has some fabulous ideas! Thank you all for participating in the Pick and Draw Giveaway! The next 1500 Subscriber give away will start March 23rd! … [Read more...]

MAR
19
2010

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

One of our favorite books to read is The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I made a fun graphing sheet to go along with the story that kids can fill out as you read the story, you can download the graph sheet here.I also made lacing cards for the story as well. After cutting out the pieces, I punched a hole in each one then tied a piece of yarn to the caterpillar. As you read the story they lace on the items he eats. At the end they lace on the cocoon.I then had them put the whole thing in a bag, like a cocoon. While we are reading the final page and discussing what happens to the caterpillar, I put that bag behind my back and switch it out with another one containing the butterflies. Then I give them back their bag and let them reach inside and pull out the butterfly. They LOVED it!You can download the Hungry Caterpillar cards here!More Hungry Caterpillar … [Read more...]

MAR
18
2010

Letter of the Week Game Instructions!

I’ve been asked by several people for instructions to all of my games, and realized with all the new readers, you may have not seen my older posts with all the games "in action" so to speak.So, if you have been using my Letter of the Week games, and need instructions for them, please click on the image below to download! If you purchase the Entire Letter of the Week Curriculum from this date forward, these instructions will be included in the “Extras” portion of the download! Thanks to everyone for your suggestions! … [Read more...]

MAR
17
2010

What’s In The Box Wednesday: Teeny Tot

I’ve had some questions on how we keep the Teeny Tot busy during school. The answer for us as been to give her a desk with her own workboxes and start “Teeny Tot School”! Okay, so its more like, “Make a gigantic mess all over School”, but it affords us some valuable teaching time that’s worth the clean up! I just keep these activities in the boxes until she stops getting into them, then I swap ‘em out with new activities. I also recruit my other kids to help fill her boxes, they come up with some excellent ideas! Stacking cups Sorting Keys Discovery Toys locking blocks Paper cups, pom-poms, PF Chang’s kids chopsticks (My prek filled this box) Magnetic Fish Puzzle Leapfrog Fridge Phonics Old phone graveyard Measuring cups, bowls, pom-poms Tape, stickers and paper (looks harmless right? ;o) ) Felt Strawberries and bowl for transferring If all else fails…we send her out of the room with our preschooler ‘til we’re done! Results are in and its a….drum … [Read more...]

MAR
16
2010

ABC and 123 Give Away!

As part of their Birthday Celebration, ABC and 123 is offering a giveaway for my Letter of the Week Preschool Curriculum! Head over to ABC and 123 for a chance to win! … [Read more...]