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    Homeschooling 101: Switching Curriculum Mid-Year

    Hi everyone! I’m back today with another Homeschooling 101 post.  Today we’re talking about switching curriculum mid-year.   Occasionally it happens that we find ourselves needing to switch one of our curriculum choices mid-year. For me it was about three months into our 3rd year of … [Read More...]

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    Kindergarten Cursive Bible Verse Handwriting

    After publishing my Kindergarten Bible Verse Handwriting Worksheets, I had several requests for Cursive Bible Verse worksheets, so that’s what I have for you today! many of you know already, there is a weekly bible memory verse in the K4 Kindergarten curriculum, and so I’ve also added in some fun … [Read More...]

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    Sashay Scarf for kids

    Hi all! I don’t know what it is about fall, but it definitely brings out the inner crafter in me! And today I tried one of these super cute, and might I add extremely EASY, sashay scarves!   Supplies are simple: 1 ball Sashay Yarn: I used Red Heart Boutique Sashay mini since it was for … [Read More...]

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    Paper Pumpkin Fall Craft Idea

    Hi everyone! Fall is here, and I absolutely L.O.V.E. the beautiful colors, crisp air, cozy sweaters, and all of the fun crafts that go along with this time of year! Now I know this isn’t a new idea, but honestly we haven’t made the paper pumpkins before. I know, crazy right? Anyhoo, the Teeny … [Read More...]

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    5×7 Student Lesson Planner Pages

    Hi everyone! I’ve had so many requests for a 5x7 homeschool lesson planner, and it’s finally done! What’s included? This planner includes colorful weekly planner pages for the 2014-2015 school year 2014-2015 year at a glance pages Monthly overview pages Weekly planning pages Notes … [Read More...]

FEB
03
2010

What’s in the box Wednesday: Kindergarten

Welcome to my weekly mime: What’s in the box Wednesday! I’ll alternate between prek, kindergarten and 2nd grade just for fun :) Hope you enjoy! Make sure to sign up on the McLinky at the bottom to share your boxes with everyone!Math U See Primer video and workbook Hot Dot Blend Cards and pen : See bottom of post for more Hot Dot info! Abeka Handwriting practice Abeka – addition flashcard practice Abeka  Reading Practice Abeka – Numbers writing practice Dry Erase writing practice Telling Time practice Abeka – Addition problem writing practice Wall-E I Spy Book Click here for more information on the Workbox System! More info on Educational Insights  Hot Dots: http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fconfofahome-20%2F8010%2Fd3c20ef4-268f-4f95-8b19-91505e4f5fa7&Operation=GetDisplayTemplate I purchased some 'make your own hot dots' from Lakeshore Learning. You can print your own cards, these are phonics … [Read more...]

FEB
03
2010

What’s faster than calling 911?

Answer: Two kids with a love for band-aids. I cut my finger today putting together some of my prek activities. Did I forget to mention that prek can be dangerous? So I calmly say “Ugh, I cut my finger!” And without a word, both kids raced out of the school room. I thought nothing of it, until they showed back up in about 2 seconds. My son had a damp towel and promptly began applying pressure to the cut, while my daughter carefully unwrapped a band-aid. My son then ‘dabbed’ my finger dry, and my daughter placed the band-aid over the wound. Now, I have to say that during this process not a word was spoken, not even by me. They were “in action” and I was just sitting back observing the process of it all, sort of in awe at their speed and skill level. Apparently they’ve been paying attention all those times they got hurt! (There’s the culprit in the lower right corner of the photo, no offense Fiskars Trimmer, I still love you!) And here they are the two heroes…whose response time is … [Read more...]

FEB
03
2010

The Love Dare Day 32: Love meets sexual needs

The husband must fulfill his duty to his wife, and likewise also the wife to her husband. 1 Corinthians 7:3 TODAY’S DARE If at all possible, try to initiate sex with your husband or wife today. Do this in a way that honors what your spouse has told you (or implied to you) about what they need from you sexually. Ask God to make this enjoyable for both of you as well as a path to greater intimacy.Obviously we'll need to adjust this for the children today, I think we will have them initiate a random act of kindness towards a sibling, such as helping them with a chore.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 … [Read more...]

FEB
02
2010

The Snowy Day Lapbook

I can’t do a lapbook for the others without including one for our eager little preschooler! I chose The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats since we have it and it fits in nicely with our Letter S for snowman theme! This lapbook was downloaded from Homeschool Share I particularly like the story board cards that she put up in order as we read the story. I’ve found that for my 3 year old its better to put the main lapbook together for her, then let her do any coloring/pasting involved. … [Read more...]

FEB
02
2010

The Love Dare Day 31: Love and Marriage

A man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. Genesis 2:24 TODAY’S DARE Is there a “leaving” issue you haven’t been brave enough to conquer yet? Confess it to your spouse today, and resolve to make it right. The oneness of your marriage is dependent upon it. Follow this with a commitment to your spouse and to God to make your marriage the top priority over every other human relationship. 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 … [Read more...]

FEB
01
2010

Prek Letter Q

Welcome to the Letter Q. We’ll be having fun with Quilts this week! Letter Q Memory Verse: “Quench not the Spirit." 1 Thessalonians 5:19 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 Q is for Quilt Letter Hunt Worksheet: Letter Q Handwriting Practice:   Read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and put up the letter V on our Alphabet Tree! You can download my small alphabet letters here. (Notice the outfit, she’s Queen for the day!) Song time: Hide 'Em in Your Heart Vol 1 Hide 'Em In Your Heart Songs - Vol 2 Quilt Match-Up! Print this sheet twice, leave one together as the game board, and cut up the second one into pieces so you have a matching game. Goal: Match up the identical designs! Quilt Number Cards! This game is for counting practice. Simply cut out along the lines so … [Read more...]

FEB
01
2010

Tips for Homeschooling a Houseful

I stumbled across a wonderful video from LampStand Press today and if you have an extra moment, its really worth taking a look at.She covers raising and homeschooling your children from infancy to high school from a biblical perspective. Hope you find it helpful!For more information on LampStand Press click here! … [Read more...]

FEB
01
2010

The Love Dare Day 30: Love brings unity

Father, keep them in Your name, the name which You have given Me, that they may be one even as We are. John 17:11 TODAY’S DARE Isolate one area of division in your marriage, and look on today as a fresh opportunity to pray about it. Ask the Lord to reveal anything in your own heart that is threatening oneness with your spouse. Pray that He would do the same for them. And if appropriate, discuss this matter openly, seeking God for unity.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
31
2010

No Sew Fleece Quilt

This was a total experiment, but it worked out well. We made small doll blankets since there was A LOT of knotting required here. And really its for 6yrs and up I’d say. My 3yr old couldn’t tie the knots so I ended up doing most of her blanket. However, it was excellent tying practice for my six 7 year old. Supplies: Fun colored fleece (I got 1yd per color, yield: 3 doll blankets) A cutting mat A clear ruler Scissors Instructions: Cut fleece into 14” squares (For doll blanket I only used 4 squares) Lay 2 opposite colors of felt on top of each other and cut fringe along edges: cut 3” deep into fleece every 1” along edges (a 3x3 corner piece should come off leaving you with the image below: Lay your cut pieces next to each other like you want them to be (see above right photo). Starting with 2 squares tie knots with the strips of fleece. DO NOT TIE CENTER STRIPS YET Once all 4 squares are tied together EXCEPT center strips, these will be tied diagonally to opposing … [Read more...]

JAN
31
2010

The Love Dare Day 29: Love’s Motivation

Render service with a good attitude, as to the Lord and not to men. Ephesians 6:7 TODAY’S DARE Before you see your spouse again today, pray for them by name and for their needs. Whether it comes easy for you or not, say “I love you,” then express love to them in some tangible way. Go to God in prayer again, thanking Him for giving you the privilege of loving this one special person—unconditionally, the way He loves both of you.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...]