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    Preschool Daily Learning Notebook 2015-2016

    Good morning everyone! I’ve had so many requests for this, and here it is! The 2015-2016 Preschool Daily Learning Notebook!   This one of course has the updated traceable calendars for August 2015 – July 2016, as well as all of the other goodies! And it has a fun new cover too! –> … [Read More...]

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    Taking Charge of Your Child’s Education Book Giveaway

    Hola! Last week I gave away a copy of my Homeschooling 101 book, and this week I promised another giveaway for my newest book, Taking Charge of Your Child’s Education.     So let’s talk about today’s giveaway… Taking Charge of Your Child’s Education We start from day one … [Read More...]

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    30% off Fan Appreciation Sale Day 4

    Good morning! We only have 2 days left of our 30% off Fan Appreciation Sale. The sale will expire at May 22, 2015 midnight EST, so make sure to get your orders in! For ONE WEEK ONLY everything in my store will be 20% OFF, plus my 2 or more 10% discount still applies for a total of 30% off!!** … [Read More...]

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    30% Off Fan Appreciation Sale Day 3

    Good morning! I hope you’re enjoying my week long sale, and today I have another fun giveaway for you! If you missed Monday and Tuesday posts, make sure to go back and enter to win the goodies on those days too! And as an added bonus, if you can’t wait to win it, you can always purchase now, and … [Read More...]

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    30% off Curriculum Sale Day 2!

    Good morning everyone! I hope you’re enjoying this week’s sale, and getting lots of fun curriculum for next year. Just incase you missed yesterday’s post, for one week only I’m offering my curriculum at 30% OFF! Whoo hoo! And if you did miss yesterday’s post, make sure to go back and check it out … [Read More...]

MAY
06
2010

Lego Printables

I found some fun printables for Lego’s at Lego’s Family Time fun website! Each month they release 3 new building instructions. The thing I like is that they are step-by-step printable instructions! Perfect for workboxes! We downloaded the Dragon from February, it was a great project with easy step-by-step instructions that he did very well following! And for the finished product, we did indeed end up with a Dragon of many colors! As a side note, this is how we currently store our legos, (he has specialty sets which are usually made as soon as he opens them and kept on display in his room on a shelf), but this box is for our basic set of legos. It’s a Creative Options Grab N' Go craft case. I like that it’s portable (has a convenient carrying handle) and the front opens to reveal 3 different sorting boxes. I’d originally sorted them by color and size, but as you can see that lasted…NOT! Overall, if you don’t have billions of lego’s it’s a great storing option. We also use … [Read more...]

MAY
05
2010

What’s in the Box Wednesday: Prek A-Z Review

Welcome to “What’s in the Box Wednesday”! This week we’re doing review activities from our Letter of the Week curriculum. Date number and chain link to complete our calendar pattern. Shape puzzles Number collages Shape silhouette matching A-Z writing practice A-Z Puzzle (I printed 2 copies and cut one up for a matching game) A-Z Floor Letters (Spread on floor and call out letters then have your child hop to them, have your child say the letter/sound as they hop to it, put them in order, etc.) Pattern block pattern cards and blocks Alphabet Foam/Magnetic Builders Shape/Number puzzles (From Wal-mart) Click here for links to download all the contents of our A-Z Review games!Don't forget to link up so we can all see what's in your boxes today! … [Read more...]

MAY
04
2010

Color Mixing 102: Color Cards & Lots of H2O

We did some measuring and color mixing today for Art. I found this Liquid Measuring Kit from Lakeshore Learning. We used it along with my color mixing cards to measure and mix new colors. First we filled each container with it’s designated color using water and food coloring. Next we poured, mixed and measured our way to secondary colors and ultimately, icky brown water. I don’t think anyone cared though, well except me, its hard for me to step out of my box and *gasp* …mix! Oh the horror! But, alas, it was a great math and art activity all rolled in to one. And let’s face it, anything involving water pouring is a hit over here! … [Read more...]

MAY
03
2010

A-Z Review

We’ve made it! Since we finished our Letter of the Week curriculum To review all of the letters we learned as we went through , I made some alphabet fun games!If you didn’t already download them, here are the A-Z collage worksheets, they come with collage ideas for each letter. Here’s a sample of the letter M with marshmallows glued to them. A-Z Collage Sheets (Capital) a-z Collage Sheets (Lowercase) Clothespin Match Up: Write upper or lowercase letters on small clothes pins and clip them to the corresponding uppercase letters, lowercase letters or picture! (The download includes all 3 games.)A-Z Letter Match Cards: These cards actually go from A-Z and 1-10. We’re using our plastic magnetic letters to match to each card. We matched upper and lowercase letters to each box. A-Z Beginning Sounds Game: This download includes letter disks. Your child then matches the correct letter disk to each picture, for example the “A” goes next to the “Ant” picture. If they need a little help, the … [Read more...]

MAY
02
2010

Teeny Tiny Tot hard at work

Tip for the day: Never, EVER, under any circumstances, leave your Teeny Tiny Tot alone within the general vicinity of your beloved laptop. ‘Nuff said. … [Read more...]

MAY
01
2010

Fall Kit – Digital Scrapbooking Freebie

Welcome to National Scrapbooking Day 2010!In order to celebrate, I’m giving away my very first digital scrapbooking mini-kit FREE! This mini-kit includes: 8 Patterned Papers 2 messy stitched tabs 2 scallop circle frames white stitches 2 flowers 1 ribbon 1 journal spot3 large bradsDownload Fall PapersDownload Fall ElementsHope you have a great National Scrapping Day full of digi-goodness! … [Read more...]

APR
30
2010

Jean Welles Worship Guitar Lessons

I was contacted by Jean Welles to review her Worship Guitar Lessons DVD . Since I already play guitar, I am having my husband take the lessons, and I’ll be including his input as well as mine. Volume 1 Contents:  Introduction Parts of the Guitar Tuning the Guitar Lessons 1-7 Practice Sessions for lessons 1-7 Language Selection (English or Spanish Subtitles) Each Lesson teaches chords needed as well as a song, here are the songs you will learn from the first DVD: "He's Got The Whole World" "My All In All" "More Precious Than Silver" "Lord, I Lift Your Name On High" "This Is The Day" "I Love You Lord" In Volume 1 you will learn these chords: A, Am, A7 E7, Em D, Dsus, G C D9/F# You can play the video below to see what her lessons are like: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWBtBojuTnk] Cost for Worship Guitar Classes on DVD: $24.95   each DVD $99.80 for the set of four DVD's. ($40 … [Read more...]

APR
29
2010

Paint Brush Color Matching

One of our fun file folder games is the Paint Brush Color Match game. Everyone plays with this, even the older kids play with this. Must be the cute little paint brushes :o) (Note: the download contains jars for all the colors, our yellow one ripped and I just haven't reprinted cuz' I'm lazy!) The download includes:File Folder Game Cover Page8 Color Jars (Green, Pink, Yellow, Orange, Blue, Purple, Red, Brown)32 Colored Paint Brushes (4 of each color)Click here to download the Paint Brush Color Match! … [Read more...]

APR
28
2010

Teeny Tiny Tot School: Part Deux

Welcome to "What's in the Box Wednesday" where we're featuring the Teeny Tiny Tot's boxes! And since she has been in everything lately I decided to give in and let her get down and dirty with all the prek stuff she’s been trying to steal anyway. So here's what she found in her boxes this week...We started off with these Power Magnets and a cookie sheet. She loved this and it actually occupied her for awhile taking on and off the magnets, sticking them together, putting them back in the box. I did sit with her for this though as a few tried to find their way into her mouth.Since we had eggs left over from Easter, I gave her a jar filled with them for her to sort through. She loved pulling them out, putting them back, opening them up and trying to get the lid on the jar. She loves this Fisher-Price: Doodle Pro drawing board, she’s getting better at wielding the pen and just figured out those little shapes draw as well.Next we used the Letter Disks for our Prek letter matching games. She … [Read more...]

APR
27
2010

Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

A friend made this for us at a scrapbooking retreat once, and I LOVE LOVE LOVED it! I made some this week and decided to share it with you all, luckily I took a picture first because as soon as I walked away it was gone!IngredientsSalsa: Really you can use any fruit you like, this is what I use…2 kiwis, peeled and diced 2 apples - peeled, cored and diced – (I like Pink Ladies or Lady Alice)8 ounces raspberries 1 pound strawberries 1/2 cantaloupe diced1 tablespoon white sugar (Can be omitted)1 tablespoon brown sugar (Can substitute with sucanat)3 tablespoons fruit preserves, any flavor Tip: I use my Pampered Chef chopper to dice all the fruit, makes it much more ‘salsa-ish’ …if that’s a word, and yes, I do homeschool.Tortilla Chips:10 (10 inch) flour tortillas butter flavored cooking spray (Can spray with water, but not as yummy!)1/2 cup cinnamon sugar (Amount is flexible, I just sprinkle it over the chips)Directions:Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a large bowl, … [Read more...]