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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...]

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    Affiliate Love…

    Hi everyone! I wanted to take some time today to share some of my favorite companies with you. These products are some that we personally endorse and use in our homeschooling.   I think you should know, that I’m fairly picky on what we use. And even more so with what I will recommend to … [Read More...]

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    Homeschooling 101: High School

    I’m back today with another Homeschooling 101 post.  Today we’re talking about homeschooling through highschool.   Homeschooling through the upper grades can be an overwhelming and intimidating thought that can create alarm in some of the most relaxed homeschooling parents. So I … [Read More...]

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    Heidi Unit Study

    Hi everyone! Looking for some fun summer reading to keep your kiddos from being bored? Heidi is a wonderful story for all to enjoy!   Story Summary: Meet Heidi, the spunky young lady who lives with her grandfather in the open air and sunshine of the Swiss Alps. But it’s not all fun … [Read More...]

JUN
18
2014

Homemade Salsa Recipe

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I don’t know about you, but summer always leaves me craving fresh snacks! And so for today, I have a very simple Pico de Gallo recipe to share with you! It’s crisp, fresh, and muy bueno!   I know you all probably have a favorite recipe for pico de gallo, but I thought I’d share mine as well. I like to keep it simple, so the less ingredients I have to deal with the better! Let’s get started chopping shall we?   Ingredients: 1-2 tomatoes, diced 1 red or white onion, diced (I prefer red, but only had white today!) 2 sprigs fresh cilantro, finely chopped 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder Splash of lime juice (Normally I would use half a lime and squeeze it in)     Directions: Chop everything up and mix it in a bowl!   Serve! Serve with tortilla chips, tacos, carnitas, and anything else you would like to add a little zing to! We like to just eat it plain with some crispy tortilla chips for a … [Read more...]

JUN
17
2014

K4 Kindergarten Activities

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Hi all! Looking for some kindergarten worksheets and activities for your 4-5 year old? Look no further! The Teeny Tot is well into our K4 Kindergarten curriculum and I wanted to share some of her day with you all!   Right now she does a mix of activities to work on a variety of skills each day. Everything you’ll see in this post comes with my K4 Kindergarten curriculum unless otherwise indicated. I also have a bunch of freebies on my Kindergarten Worksheets page too!   Beginning Sounds: In this activity she is working on her beginning sounds and lowercase letters. The curriculum comes with both upper and lowercase worksheets for her to practice. She says the sound that the letter on each line makes, then circles the pictures that also begin with that same letter sound.   Shapes: She’s also building a shapes booklet where she displays all of her shapes and traces over the written version of each shape as well. Sometimes she decorates them with crayon, marker, … [Read more...]

JUN
16
2014

Homeschooling 101: Preschool

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Hi everyone! I’m back today with another Homeschooling 101 post.  Today we’re talking about homeschooling preschool students.   Homeschooling Preschool Homeschooling a preschooler is probably one of the most exciting times. They’re excited to learn, and keeping school fun at this age is a must! While there aren’t any specific curriculum requirements for preschool, I encourage you to focus on creating a love of learning and keep your curriculum to the basics. Preschool is the perfect time to start because you and your child will have the opportunity to grow and learn together. In essence, preschool is a very forgiving year. It’s a time to try new things, enjoy time with your child, create fun art, make mistakes, change the way you do things, get a schedule figured out, and in a nutshell get acclimated to homeschooling. I like to use the preschool year to help students get used to a little more formal schedule without the pressure of having to do a certain amount of … [Read more...]

JUN
15
2014

Classic Literature Volume 2 Mega Pack

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Looking for some fun, hands-on, literature activities for your young readers? Look no further! I’ve been releasing literature units each week, and I finally have the Classic Literature Mega Pack Volume 2 ready to go!     What is a literature unit? Literature units are a great way to introduce your students to classic literature at a younger age. These units all use the “Classic Starts” version of the books so they are easier for your students to read and comprehend. The literature units come with daily chapter assignments and mini-books that students will use to create a lapbook. They also include comprehension questions and vocabulary to make sure your student understands each chapter, and to help them remember what they’ve read! These units make reading more fun, engaging, and hands-on!   Units included in this combo pack: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Call of the Wild Gulliver’s Travels The Journey to the Center of the Earth King Arthur … [Read more...]

JUN
11
2014

Keepers At Home Girls Club Ideas

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I thought it would be fun to share a post on some of our Keepers at Home meetings since it’s been awhile. For those of you who haven’t heard of this, Keepers at Home is kind of like Christian version of the Girl Scouts. It’s also a way to help spend some one on one time with your daughter as the mom’s and daughters both participate together. The group focuses on teaching girls practical life skills that they can utilize as they grow older and become women themselves. It is a Bible-based and Christ-centered program, and the parents lead the group, not an organization. What does our group look like? For our group, there are 7 families, and each mom takes a turn hosting at their home and teaching the skill for that night. It makes it much less stressful on the families when you only have to teach/host once per year.  But really you can set up your group anyway you like. Just gather some friends together with like aged girls and start up a group!   We’ve been involved in a … [Read more...]

JUN
10
2014

Preschool Daily Learning Notebook 2014-2015

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Hi everyone! I have the 2014-2015 Preschool daily learning notebook ready for the upcoming year! I’ve seen several versions of these on various blogs and decided to create one that fit our needs. I wanted something that allowed the Teeny Tot to work on her calendar time activities each day, and this was a perfect fit! **The updates include the monthly calendar pages where students trace what day it is, as well as the monthly weather tracking pages, so if you already have the learning notebook, you might want to just print the calendar and weather pages to save on ink!     The Preschool Daily Learning Notebook includes: What day is it? Find today’s number Write today’s number Write today’s number word (I don’t always require her to write the number word, but usually add it for days 1-10)   I made a printable for each weekday, Monday through Friday, with traceable days on it for preschoolers. On this page your preschooler will trace the … [Read more...]

JUN
08
2014

Homeschooling 101 Now in Paperback!

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New to homeschooling? Need some help getting started? Look no further! I’m excited to announce that my popular Homeschooling 101 book is now available in PAPERBACK!! Yipee!!   Homeschooling 101 is a step by step practical guide that will help you to get started, and continue on in your homeschooling journey. It is designed to help guide you through all of the steps to getting started, choosing and gathering curriculum, creating effective lesson plans, scheduling your day, organizing your home, staying the course and more! It even includes helpful homeschooling forms!   HELP I’m homeschooling and I don’t know where to start! I’m not sure about you, but just the mere thought of homeschooling sent me into panic mode! Delving into the unknown can also create an element of self-doubt that fills your mind right off the bat. That coupled with an overwhelming task of choosing and gathering curriculum, creating lesson plans, organizing supplies, and teaching multiple grade … [Read more...]

JUN
05
2014

Last Day for Sale and Giveaways!

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Looking for some great homeschool curriculum for next year? Hurry, today is the last day to get 30% OFF, and to enter to win the giveaways for my curriculum!   If you haven’t entered already, make sure to enter below to win!   GIVEAWAYS: Letter of the Week a Rafflecopter giveaway Expedition Earth and Road Trip USA a Rafflecopter giveaway Composers and Artists  a Rafflecopter giveaway Scientists and Literature Units 1,2, & 3 a Rafflecopter giveaway   Happy Friday! Winners will be contacted via email by Sunday evening. Good Luck to all! I hope you’ve enjoyed our weeklong 30% OFF event! … [Read more...]

JUN
04
2014

Scientists & Literature Units SALE!

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Hey everyone! Today’s another day of my fabulous sale, and today I’m featuring my World’s Greatest Artists & Composers unit studies! Just incase you’ve been bad and not checked my blog all week, I’m offering my curriculum at 30% OFF this week ONLY! Whoo hoo! For ONE WEEK ONLY I’m giving my readers 30% OFF my products!!** (**Please note: Sale does not apply to my combo packs or to the iBlog and iBlog Pro books.)         PSST…GIVEAWAY! As an added bonus, I’ll be running a giveaway each day, so make sure to read all the way to the bottom of the post to enter!     FEATURED PRODUCTS: As I mentioned, each day I’ll be featuring some of my most popular homeschool curriculum so you can see what’s available! I created my curriculum as a way of making homeschooling more exciting, hands-on, and multi-sensory. Since I’m a homeschooling mama, I also tried to make it affordable so others may be blessed as … [Read more...]

JUN
03
2014

Greatest Artists & Composers SALE!

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Hey everyone! Today’s another day of my fabulous sale, and today I’m featuring my World’s Greatest Artists & Composers unit studies! Just incase you’ve been bad and not checked my blog all week, I’m offering my curriculum at 30% OFF this week ONLY! Whoo hoo! For ONE WEEK ONLY I’m giving my readers 30% OFF my products!!** (**Please note: Sale does not apply to my combo packs or to the iBlog and iBlog Pro books.) PSST…GIVEAWAY! As an added bonus, I’ll be running a giveaway each day, so make sure to read all the way to the bottom of the post to enter!   FEATURED PRODUCTS: As I mentioned, each day I’ll be featuring some of my most popular homeschool curriculum so you can see what’s available! I created my curriculum as a way of making homeschooling more exciting, hands-on, and multi-sensory. Since I’m a homeschooling mama, I also tried to make it affordable so others may be blessed as well!   World’s Greatest Artists Vol 1 & Vol 2 Come along on … [Read more...]