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    Happy Memorial Day 2016!

    Hi friends! I hope you all enjoyed last week’s sale and were able to get some great deals! Since today is a holiday I will be spending time with my family and hopefully enjoying some nice weather. They’re calling for rain so we’ll have to see. I think someone forgot to remind Colorado that it’s … [Read More...]

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    LAST DAY!! 40% Off Homeschool Curriculum Sale!

    Hey guys! Today is the LAST day for my 40% off sale! Unfortunately sale prices will not be honored after tonight at midnight EST, so make sure to get your orders in before then! I hope you’re all enjoying the giveaways and grabbing some great stuff for next year! (**Please note: Sale does … [Read More...]

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    40% OFF Homeschool Curriculum Sale Day 4!

    Welcome to day 4 of my 40% off sale! Just in case you’ve missed the last two days, I’m doing a ton of giveaways this week, and offering a massive sale in my store, so if you’ve been waiting to get your curriculum for next year, the time is now! I hope you’re all enjoying the giveaways and grabbing … [Read More...]

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    Homeschool Curriculum 40% OFF Sale Day 3!

    Welcome to day 3 of my 40% off sale! Just in case you’ve missed the last two days, I’m doing a ton of giveaways this week, and offering a massive sale in my store, so if you’ve been waiting to get your curriculum for next year, the time is now! I hope you’re all enjoying the giveaways and grabbing … [Read More...]

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    Homeschool Curriculum 40% OFF Sale Day 2!!

    Welcome to day 2 of my 40% off sale! I’m doing a ton of giveaways this week, and offering a massive sale in my store, so if you’ve been waiting to get your curriculum for next year, the time is now! I only do these sales about twice a year, so don’t wait! For ONE WEEK ONLY everything in my … [Read More...]

MAR
30
2016

Expedition Earth Italy World Geography Unit

Buon giorno and welcome to our Expedition Earth week on Italy! As a country near and dear to my heart, we enjoyed learning about our heritage,  and I even learned some new things about Italy too! Psst….everything you see below can be found in my Expedition Earth World Geography curriculum.   Here are some of the things we covered: Located Italy on the map and completed our mapping worksheet Learned about the Italian flag How to say “Hello” & “Thank you” in Italian – Ciao, Grazie Prayed for the Italian people Learned a song in Italian Completed a lapbook activity Learned Roman Numerals Learned about and classified 6 animals of Italy Learn a little about Italian Opera Vocabulary: Volcano Learned about volcanoes, including Mt Vesuvius and made a volcano Learn about the 5th Wonder of the World: The Roman Colosseum and made a model out of Foam Bricks. Learn about the Leaning Tower of Piza and made a model Learned about Michelangelo and … [Read more...]

MAR
28
2016

Tip Tuesday: Creating a Homeschool Schedule

Good morning everyone! Today I have another Tip Tuesday post to share with you. I always get a lot of questions about our daily routine and how I set it up. So today I’m sharing how we set up our basic daily schedule/routine. And how we get through each week with homeschooling, chores, sports, blogging, etc. Keep in mind this is just a basic overall routine that we’ve been following for a while now. It has changed over the years based on our families needs, so your schedule will probably look different from ours. But hopefully this will at least give you a guideline to get started, and a few tips from me on why creating an overall routine can be helpful for your homeschool!     While each day can bring on a chaos of its own, we do have a basic routine that we try to stick to. Obviously things don’t always run smoothly around here, and some days are crazier than others. But I like to at least have a general guideline to get me through the day. Check out … [Read more...]

MAR
27
2016

3rd Grade Sight Word Search Worksheets

Hey everyone! Today I have another fun freebie for you. It’s the Third Grade Sight Word Search worksheets. I’ve had so many requests for more sight word practice worksheets that I decided to make these for third grade too! These activities are just another fun way to help your student identify and read each sight word.  Keep reading to download this freebie, and see how we use these worksheets in our homeschool!       –> Download the Third Grade Sight Word Search Worksheets <– (Downloading: If you have troubles downloading, RIGHT click on the download link and select “SAVE LINK AS”. You will then be prompted to save the file to your computer. If you are using a MAC, please make sure that Adobe Reader is your default PDF reader. Otherwise safari will open it in preview mode and the document will not print properly.)   What’s Included in the 3rd Grade Sight Word List? Included in this download are 41 third grade level Dolche sight … [Read more...]

MAR
26
2016

Happy Easter 2016

Good morning and Happy Easter! I hope you are enjoying the beauty that God has provided us with today, and celebrating the Risen Christ! We are heading to church, then to spend the day with family. It’s always a fun and relaxing day and we’re usually excited for lovely spring weather. But this year is bringing us snow LOL! But the water will be a blessing to all of the plants starting to bloom, so we’ll look at it as a good thing   The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.” So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. … [Read more...]

MAR
24
2016

Easter Activities for Kids 2016

Good morning everyone! I posted some fun easter flower cookies yesterday, but I also wanted to share some of the fun Easter themed crafts and recipes that we’ve done in years past as well!  So here are a few of my favorite ideas to help make this Easter special! Here we go, I hope you enjoy them and Happy Easter! Easter Garden If you missed yesterday’s post, creating a mini resurrection Easter Garden is a wonderful idea to remind your family of Jesus this season! Click here for detailed instructions on creating your own mini resurrection Easter garden. “Life of Jesus” Bracelet This is a great Easter craft for kids as well as a wonderful gift! Here is the story: One night there was a bright start, which guided three wise men. They carried three gifts to give to the King of the earth upon His birth. He grew up to become a carpenter, and a fisher of men and souls. He had twelve apostles, who spread the Word of Christ. Because of our sins He was crucified, shedding … [Read more...]

MAR
23
2016

Easy No Bake Easter Flower Cookies

Hi everyone! We had a major blizzard today, and so I thought it would be the perfect time to make some fun Easter treats since it’s this weekend! Hopefully the snow will subside by then so we can actually go outside and enjoy it!   So just in case you’re stuck inside like we are I wanted to share these fun no bake cookies with you. They’re super easy and your kiddos can make them virtually unassisted with the exception of a little bit of microwaving!   Ingredients: Candy Melts (We used white and pink ones, but I think green would be lovely too!) Pastel colored M&Ms Square Pretzel Snaps (The lattice looking ones)     Directions: First spread some of the pretzels on a paper plate, then top each pretzel with one candy melt.   Next pop them in the microwave on high for about 1  minute or until candy melt is nice and soft but not completely melted.   Once the melts are softened, place one M&M … [Read more...]

MAR
21
2016

Tip Tuesday: When to Start Homeschool

Good morning everyone! I’m back with another Tip Tuesday video for you and we’ll be talking about when to start homeschooling. One of the most frequently asked questions regarding homeschooling is when to start. A few states require you start keeping records for schooling at the age of 5 but most start at the age of 6. Aside from state requirements, doing school with children younger than the state specified start age is entirely up to you.   Check out today’s Tip Tuesday: When to Start Homeschooling video where I talk all about how to know when to start your homeschooling journey!   Try to keep in mind the “big picture”when starting to introduce more formal educational activities with your students . If it’s not your goal to graduate your child early, then there’s really no reason to push school on them too soon. If you think your child is ready and you are eager to start, there’s no harm in starting to initiate more structured activities with a … [Read more...]

MAR
20
2016

Second Grade Sight Word Search Worksheets

Welcome back to my site! Today I have another fun freebie for you. Since everyone liked my First Grade Sight Word Search worksheets, I made some more!  so today I have a fun new freebie for you! It’s the Second Grade Sight Word Search worksheets. These activities are just another fun way to help your student identify and read each sight word.  Keep reading to download this freebie, and see how we use these worksheets in our homeschool! –> Download the Second Grade Sight Word Search Worksheets <– (Downloading: If you have troubles downloading, RIGHT click on the download link and select “SAVE LINK AS”. You will then be prompted to save the file to your computer. If you are using a MAC, please make sure that Adobe Reader is your default PDF reader. Otherwise safari will open it in preview mode and the document will not print properly.)   What’s Included in the Second Grade Sight Word List? Included in this download are 46 second grade level Dolche sight … [Read more...]

MAR
17
2016

Expedition Earth France Unit Study

Bon jour! Welcome to our Expedition Earth week on France!   Here are some of the things we covered this week: Located France on the map, and found the Bay of Biscay How to say “Hello” in French – Bonjour! Prayed for the French people Learned a French Song Completed a lapbook activity Learned about and classified 6 animals of France Learned about the Eiffel Tower and made a small scale replica of the Eiffel Tower using a 3D Puzzle we found. Read: Geography from A-Z Pg 12 Cliff, Cave, Pg 40 Sea Cave/Arch Visited The White Cliffs of Normandy France Learned about Children in France Made homemade soap!   We started off our week by locating France on our wall map and we also added a laminated French flag as well to show that we’ve been there! We also add our flag and entry date to our passport.   Next we learned a few facts about France, including it’s capital city, language, currency, government, and major … [Read more...]

MAR
15
2016

Tip Tuesday: Get a Vision!

Hey guys! Today I’m back with another fun Tip Tuesday post for you all! We’re going to be going through some of my tips for getting started homeschooling in video format! Hopefully they will help some of you get going, and even help encourage some of you veteran homeshcoolers as well! Today’s tip is all about getting a vision for your homeschool. --> Download my Homeschooling Vision Worksheet here! <--   Watch my Tip Tuesday: Get a Vision video here! The best way to begin your homeschooling journey is to start with the basics. First I suggest that you start off by creating a vision statement for your homeschooling journey. I think you will find you have all of the tools necessary to guide you through this journey if you seek God’s will for your homeschool, and take some time to pray for direction. By creating a vision statement for why you are homeschooling, you’ll have a backbone to fall upon when doubt and indecision creep in. In the … [Read more...]