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    Kindergarten Dot-to-Dot Worksheets

    Hi everyone, I hope you’re having a wonderful day! Today I have some fun Kindergarten Dot-to-dot worksheets to share with you all! They of course go with my k4 Kindergarten curriculum, and if you’ve purchased the curriculum anytime AFTER 7/20/14 this file is included in your download! If you … [Read More...]

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    2014 August Monthly Meal Plan

    Say What!? Did you say “August”? O.M.G! Seriously? I had so many grand plans for summer. Being a dutiful homeschooler, I even got a bunch of curriculum to help keep my kids busy and educated. Which would’ve been nice if we’d been home to actually use it. Which we weren’t. So we didn’t. And … [Read More...]

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    Our Curriculum Choices: 2014-2015

    Hi everyone, it’s that time of year again! And I’ve been getting tons of emails asking what we’ll be using for our 2014-2015 school year! So without further ado, here are our curriculum choices for the 2014-2015 school year.   Teeny Tot: … [Read More...]

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    The Three Musketeers Unit Study

    Hi everyone! I have a great classic literature unit study for you today. It’s The Three Musketeers! This is an exciting tale that you won’t want to miss!   Story Summary: The Three Musketeers is full of action, intrigue, and suspense! Follow the story of D’Artagnan, a young … [Read More...]

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    One Pan Pasta Dinner

    Hi all! If you know anything about me by now, you know that I’m not a professional chef. I’m a busy mama of four and I don’t have time to dilly dally around in the kitchen everyday! That means when I hear something like “easy recipes”, “5 ingredient meal”, or ‘one pan’… well let’s just say you had … [Read More...]

JAN
14
2010

Wooden Logic Puzzles

I found these fun little wooden logic puzzles at Michael’s in their $1 bin! So of course I bought a couple just to see…and without even asking this is what I walked in to find! These are a fun addition to our workboxes! P.S. They had other designs, I just grabbed a couple that looked fun. And they’re harder then they look! … [Read more...]

JAN
14
2010

The Love Dare Day 12: Love lets the other win

Day 12: Love lets the other win Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Philippians 2:4But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. James 3:17TODAY’S DARE Demonstrate love by willingly choosing to give in to an area of disagreement between you and your spouse. Tell them you are putting their preference first.Ugh, I don't know about you, but I'm scared today, its really not like me to "let the other win"...today will be a challenge!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 … [Read more...]

JAN
13
2010

What’s in the box Wednesday: Second Grade

Randomly I go back to my beginning blog days and do a “what’s in the box” post…maybe I’ll do it on Wednesdays…”What’s in the box Wednesday”…huh, has a nice ring to it, and today is Wednesday! So here goes: Math U See Beta video and workbook Abeka Spelling Abeka Language Worksheet Abeka Phonics Worksheet Spelling List Practice Sheet Abeka Phonics flashcards to practice special sounds Abeka Math 2 workbook (yes, I make her do 2 math’s) My Father’s World American Pioneers and Patriots Sue Patrick’s Typing lessons My Father’s World Art: I Can Do All Things – Paint Dabbing Underneath the art lesson in the bottom drawer is a crocheted scrunchie craft bag. I got it at Michael’s for $1. She’s learning to crochet, although so far it seems that knitting has been easier for her to pick up. We leave this in the box for her to work on as time allows until completed. Also, for homework she has a reader that she does nightly with Daddy. … [Read more...]

JAN
13
2010

The Love Dare Day 11: Love Cherishes

Day 11: Love cherishes Husbands ought also love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself; for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it. Ephesians 5:28TODAY’S DARE What need does your spouse have that you could meet today? Can you run an errand? Give a back rub or foot massage? Is there housework you could help with? Choose a gesture that says, “I cherish you” and do it with a smile.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 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 … [Read more...]

JAN
12
2010

The Love Dare: Day 10 – Unconditional

Day 10: Love is unconditional But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8TODAY’S DARE Do something out of the ordinary today for your spouse—something that proves (to you and to them) that your love is based on your choice and nothing else. Wash her car. Clean the kitchen. Buy his favorite dessert. Fold the laundry. Demonstrate love to them for the sheer joy of being their partner in marriage.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 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 … [Read more...]

JAN
12
2010

Animated Books Online!

I stumbled across some animated books on YouTube today with help from Learning Parade and had to share them! They are very well done and our kids are loving them! This one child watching lead to 3 kids watching.... And finally to all four kids watching... Here are links to some of the ones we love: Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak Rosie’s Walk by Pat Hutchins Goodnight Gorilla by Eric Carle Papa Please Get the Moon For Me by Eric Carle The Mixed Up Chameleon by Eric Carle The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle I made a fun hands on activity to go along with The Very Hungry Caterpillar Book! Here's the post with the Letter C Activities, scroll down to the bottom to see how I used the Hungry Caterpillar activity. You can download the Hungry Caterpillar cards here! The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle Owl Babies by Martin Waddell Hope you enjoy! … [Read more...]

JAN
11
2010

Prek Letter R

Welcome to the Letter R. We’ll be having fun with Rainbows this week! Hope you enjoy it! (Scroll down for this letter match printable!) Letter R Memory Verse: “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy." Exodus 20:8 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 R on our Alphabet Tree! You can download my small alphabet letters here.   Letter R Letter Hunt Worksheets: I read the story to her then she finds all of the letter R's on the page. We also use our do-a-dot markers for this activity to make it more fun! Letter R Handwriting Practice: Song time: Hide 'Em in Your Heart Vol 1 Hide 'Em In Your Heart Songs - Vol 2 Rainbow Number Pegs: We sorted these by color, but you can have them fill in the correct holes for the number on the … [Read more...]

JAN
11
2010

The Love Dare: Day 9 – Good Impressions

Day 9: Love makes good impressions Greet one another with a kiss of love. 1 Peter 5:14TODAY’S DAREThink of a specific way you’d like to greet your spouse today. Do it with a smile and with enthusiasm. Then determine to change your greeting to reflect your love for them.This one was fun with the kids, everyone had to greet each other with hugs and kisses all day long! We also met Daddy at the door when he came home for more kisses!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 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
10
2010

Rainbow Crayons

Wanna keep a couple kids busy for about 30 minutes? Give ‘em a stack of old broken crayons and have them peel and break them into tiny pieces so you can make some Rainbow Crayons for your Prek Letter R for Rainbow curriculum! Supplies: used, broken crayons no one likes to use anymore! metal muffin pan Instructions: Preheat oven to 250 degrees Fill muffin tin with chunks of peeled broken crayons (For our rainbow theme we mixed lots of colors together! They were really fun to draw with) Put muffin pan in oven for about 8-10 minutes or until crayons are melted. Once crayons are cooled, pop them out of your muffin pan for some fun rainbow coloring! Super easy and the kids love ‘em. And look how nicely they stack for storage! (ps…they came out of my muffin tin very easily…I only note this because I was slightly concerned about getting my pan cleaned…) … [Read more...]

JAN
10
2010

The Love Dare: Day 8 – Not Jealous

Day 8: Love is not jealous love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. Song of Solomon 8:6TODAY’S DARE Determine to become your spouse’s biggest fan and to reject any thoughts of jealousy. To help you set your heart on your spouse and focus on their achievements, take yesterday’s list of negative attributes and discreetly burn it. Then share with your spouse how glad you are about a success he or she recently enjoyed.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 you all to pray for us as we embark on this journey, and let me know if I can pray for you … [Read more...]