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    10 Do’s and Don’ts of Homeschooling

    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, what … [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...]

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    I’m Quilting. Say What? WIP

    What’s WIP you ask? It stands for “work in progress”. And I suspect you’ll be seeing a lot of WIP posts from me in the future. I know I haven’t posted much on my quilting projects, but that is because I’m kind of a new addict. So today marks my first, and hopefully not last, WIP post! I started … [Read More...]

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    A Day in the Life of a Kindergartener

    Happy new year everyone! School is officially back in session and we’re all rip-roaring ready to go! Well, kind of. Mostly we’re still mentally on vacation. But… We have to start sometime or we’ll be doing school over the summer, and no one wants that! So I thought I’d take time today to do a … [Read More...]

MAR
02
2010

Thank You!

Thank you for your purchase!You will receive an email shortly with your order and download information. If you do not receive an email, please contact me directly at erica {at} confessionsofahomeschooler {dot} com.Hope you have a great day! … [Read more...]

MAR
02
2010

Alphabet Activity Storage

If you downloaded my Letter Of The Week curriculum, you're probably asking yourself what the heck to do with it all now...so, I'm not sayin' this is the best answer, but its what I do for storage: I already had these plastic bins from Lakeshore, so I used them. I think that hanging file folders would be good, or even a large Rubbermaid bin. You could also use Manilla Envelopes instead of file folders. For the individual letter games, I use ziplock sandwich bags to keep all the game pieces separate. Then I put all the activities for one letter into a file folder, label it with the letter, and store all of the letter folders in a plastic bin. I also take out the rings I use to bind the little pre-writing books etc, so I can re-use them on other letters. Plus they're bulky to store. That way when we get to a letter, I just pull out that folder and all the activities are right there. All these containers are stored nicely in my homeschool room armoire for easy access. I've had … [Read more...]

MAR
01
2010

Prek Letter K

Welcome to the Letter K. We’ll be having fun with Kites this week! Letter K Memory Verse: “Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies." Psalm 34:13 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 K on our Alphabet Tree! You can download my small alphabet letters here. Calendar Time: Put up the number, correct colored chain link to complete the pattern and count the calendar! Then say the full date ie: Friday, March 5th 2010. Discuss Yesterday and Tomorrow too! Song time: Hide 'Em in Your Heart Vol 1 Hide 'Em In Your Heart Songs - Vol 2 Outside Activity: Go fly a kite! Literally :o) I waited to post this until weather was nicer, so hopefully you'll all be able to go out and fly a kite. My husband got some from Wal-mart for … [Read more...]

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27
2010

Recommended Reading A – D

Letter A: Letter B: Letter C: Letter D: … [Read more...]

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27
2010

Recommended Reading E – I

Letter E: Letter F: Letter G: Letter H: Letter I: … [Read more...]

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27
2010

Recommended Reading J – M

Letter J: Letter K: Letter L: Letter M: … [Read more...]

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27
2010

Recommended Reading N – R

Letter N: Letter O: Letter P: Letter Q: Letter R: … [Read more...]

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27
2010

Recommended Reading W – Z

Letter W: Letter X: Letter Y: Letter Z: … [Read more...]

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27
2010

Recommended Reading S – V

Letter S: Letter T: Letter U: Letter V: … [Read more...]

FEB
26
2010

ABC Memory Verses

I like to have our My ABC Bible Verses somewhere I can see them for easy reference each week. With that in mind I created this simple printable for my wall: Click here to download the A-Z Memory Verses I also post the weekly verse on my white board in larger letters for my children to read, but this way I don’t have to go get my book or lesson plans each day to find the correct verse.I also have printable 3x5 memory verse cards that are part of my Letter of the Week Curriculum! More memory verse ideas and activities: http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fconfofahome-20%2F8010%2F91c21cfb-3b28-4ae4-b24b-c824a199b3c9&Operation=GetDisplayTemplate … [Read more...]