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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...]

APR
22
2010

Calendar Time

We start each day with group time which includes our calendar activities. Several of the printouts you see here are part of my Letter of the Week curriculum. Here is what our "calendar area" looks like and some of our activities:(Calendar and numbers are from Lakeshore Learning, I can't find it on their site, but found it at Teacher Storehouse) Pledge of AllegianceMemory Verse Review: Click here for my A-Z memory versesABC SongDays of the Week song: (To the tune of Adam's Family") Days of the week (clap clap) Days of the week (clap clap) Days of the week (clap clap) Days of the week, Days of the week, Days of the week There’s Sunday and there’s Monday, there’s Tuesday & there’s Wednesday, there’s Thursday & there’s Friday and then there’s Saturday! Days of the week (clap, clap) Month’s of the Year song: (To the Macarena) January (Right hand out) February (Left hand out) March (Right hand palm up) And April (Left hand palm up) May (Right hand on left shoulder) … [Read more...]

APR
22
2010

Quote of the day:

Today's quote comes from my 3 1/2 year old daughter while sitting in time out:Me: You can get out of your time out when you’re done being angryHer: Well, my anger’s just getting bigger and biggerMe: You know the Bible says ‘A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.’ (Proverbs 29:10-12) Do you want to be foolish or wise?Her: Well apparently I’m a fool because I’m still sitting here!Me: Touche'Her: Huh? … [Read more...]

APR
21
2010

What’s in the box Wednesday: 2nd Grade

Welcome to “What’s in the Box Wednesday”! I apologize for skipping a couple weeks there! Frankly, uhem…I forgot! But, better late than never right? So, getting back on track, here’s what we’re doing for 2nd grade this week.We’re nearing the end of the year Yay! I feel like I’m starting to get less creative with our boxes, so I’d love to see what you all are doing as the year winds down so don’t forget to hook up via the Linky below! Here’s what’s in our boxes for 2nd grade:Math U See Beta workbook Abeka Math (Yes, I make her do 2 math’s) Abeka – Creative Writing Subtract It! Math Game Abeka – Phonics American Pioneers & Patriots (My Father’s World) Spelling practice Sue Patrick Typing Lessons Abeka Reading PowerSpeak Spanish & Crochet Craft from Michael’s $1 section Click here for more information on the Workbox System! … [Read more...]

APR
20
2010

Subtract It! Math Game

The response to my “Add It!” game was so great, that I decided to make a “Subtract It!” Game as well. (Please ignore the ‘add it’ scoops in the pics, I’m just lazy! The Subtract It! game DOES come with “Subtract It” scoops!) Click here to download Subtract It! The rules of Subtract It! are simple: Place a subtraction flashcard onto the empty white rectangle on the game board. Using any manipulative of your choice, place the correct amount of objects into the top green box based on the top number on the subtraction flashcard. Using the “Scoop”, scoop the correct amount of objects into the recycle bin based on the bottom number on the subtraction flashcard Using the “Scoop”, scoop the remaining objects from the top green box down into the bottom yellow box for your answer. Count the objects in the bottom yellow box, and place the correct number card onto the bottom of the subtraction flashcard. Pick a new card and play again! The download includes: Subtraction … [Read more...]

APR
18
2010

Prek Letter O

Welcome to our Letter O Week! We are having fun with Octopus this week! Letter O Memory Verse: O give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good. Psalm 118:1 For our verses and accompanying games/stories we use the following books: ABC Memory Verses & My ABC Bible Verses Song time: Hide 'Em in Your Heart Vol 1 Hide 'Em In Your Heart Songs - Vol 2 A-Z Handwriting Worksheets: These worksheets have practice lines plus upper and lowercase letter writing practice. You can also laminate or put in page protectors so they can be reused! Letter O Letter Hunt: Today we used our do-a-dot markers to highlight all of the letter O's in the story! Read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and put up the letter O on our Alphabet Tree! You can download my small alphabet letters here. Letter Oo Do-A-Dot Page: We use Do-a-Dot Art Markers with this! Number Clip Cards: The clip cards are to either put in order 1-10, or clip the correct amount of paper clips on, or … [Read more...]

APR
16
2010

Fruit of the Spirit Bean Bag Toss

For our memory verse this week, I made a fun Bean Bag Toss game! Rules: Lay out the cards on the floor and take turns tossing bean bags onto them in order of the scripture. Variations: Put fruit cards in a basket, pick one then try to hit that card. Laminate and use as hopscotch game Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Download the Fruit of the Spirit Bean Bag Toss game here! … [Read more...]

APR
15
2010

Thanks Yoplait!

Have you ever given your Teeny Tot a frozen Gogurt? Well, they’re popular around here, and so I finally bit the bullet and tossed one her way… To say it was a success would have been an understatement. And the result…drum roll please….an overwhelming “THUMBS UP” from the Teeny Tiny Tot. She cried when it was all gone and I took it away. I later caught her in the trash looking for her beloved Gogurt, and let’s just say she’s not exactly above eating something out of the trash can.Thank you Yoplait. … [Read more...]

APR
14
2010

Whole Wheat Bready Goodness!

I LOVE the smell of fresh baked bread! And after several attempts at different recipes, my husband has finally perfected it! (Yes, I said my HUSBAND).I’ve tried to make the bread, but let’s just say it doesn’t go so well and leave it at that shall we?The recipe we used is from the Urban Homemakers website, and so far has been the most consistent we’ve tried.Ingredients:2/3 C honey2/3 C oil6 C warm water3 TB Saf Instant Yeast1 1/2 - 2 TB Real Salt12-16 C fresh whole wheat flour3 TB Dough Enhancer1/3-1/2 Cup Vital GlutenDirections:Step 1: Combine the warm water, yeast, and 2 Cups of fresh whole wheat flour in a large mixing bowl or Bosch Mixer. Allow to sponge for 15 minutes. Add the honey, oil, dough enhancer, salt and 12-16 C additional flour until the dough begins to clean the sides of the mixing bowl. (We typically use around 13 -14 Cups.) Do not allow the dough to get too stiff (too dry). Dough should be smooth and elastic. It is a common mistake for the beginning bakers to add too … [Read more...]

APR
13
2010

Model’s for Little Guys

My son has been interested in building models but I always thought he was too young until I found this X-Wing Fighter! I found this one at Michael’s. They say 8+ years, so he did it together with Dad. They are no paint, no glue, snap together pieces, so they do have to be able to read the numbers to match them up. He completed his model in under an hour. We’ll be doing more of these for sure! … [Read more...]

APR
11
2010

Prek Letter E

Welcome to the Letter E where we’ll be having fun with Elephants! Letter E Memory Verse: Even a child is known by his doings. Proverbs 20:11 Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10 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 E 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 Large Floor Numbers: I place these on the floor and call out a number, my daughter hops to that number. You can also lay them out in random order and have your child hop to them in numerical order.   Letter E Do-A-Dot Page: We use Do-a-Dot Art Markers with this!   Elephant Number Matchup!This game is for counting practice. Simply cut out along … [Read more...]