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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...]

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    Back-To-School 40% OFF Homeschool Curriculum Sale!

    Hey guys, it’s about that time again, time to start looking for new curriculum! Our year just ended, but I’m already planning ahead for next year and gathering curriculum, planning, and getting things ready to go for our 10th year of homeschooling! Whaaaat?! And just to say a big thank you to all … [Read More...]

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    Expedition Earth: Netherlands Unit Study

    Good morning friends! And welcome to our Expedition Earth week on the Netherlands! Of course we started off our week finding Netherland on the map and stamping our passports with their flag. Our flags are taking over our wall map! But it’s fun to see how much land we’ve … [Read More...]

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    Tip Tuesday: Running a Homeschool Household

    I get a ton of questions about how I keep our basic household running. Homeschooling certainly takes up quite a bit of time and so that means that we need a good schedule to keep  up with our crazy schedule! So make sure to stop by today’s Tip Tuesday video to see how I organize our day and get … [Read More...]

MAY
24
2016

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 some great stuff for next year!

 

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For ONE WEEK ONLY everything in my store will be 30% OFF, plus by 2 or more qualifying products and get an additional 10% discount for a total of 40% off!!** (**Please note: Sale does not apply to the Big Book of Homeschool Ideas, iBlog, or iBlog Pro books as they are affiliate products.)

 

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!

 

How it works:

Just to keep things simple and easy, there is no need for a coupon code this time around. Instead, I’ve just marked everything in my store on sale for 30% OFF, plus you’ll get an additional 10% OFF if you purchase 2 or more items totaling 40% off.

(Please NOTE: The Literature Mega Packs and Scientist Mega Packs do not count towards the multiple item discount because are already discounted as a bundle.)

 

TODAY’S FEATURED PRODUCTS:

 

World’s Greatest Artists Vol 1 & Vol 2: Come along on our quest to learn about some of the world’s greatest artists with my World’s Greatest Artists Vol. 1 & World’s Greatest Artists Vol. 2! Grab some art supplies and get ready to explore, create, and learn!

In this series of artist studies, we will be learning about 8 of the world’s greatest artists. We will immerse ourselves in the work of each artist so we become well familiar with their style, methods, and images.

 

Who is this for?

I designed the artist units for elementary aged students, typically K-5, but I’ve had several people say that they’ve been used for older students with great success as well.

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Each study includes:

  • Lesson plans for each week
  • Lap Book printables
  • Artist Notebooking page
  • Art Puzzles
  • Artist Flashcards

What Artists are included in Vol 1?

What artists are included in Vol. 2?

 

 

World’s Greatest Composers Vol. 1 & Vol. 2: The World’s Greatest Composers series teaches students about 8 of the world’s greatest composers. The goal behind the World’s Greatest Composers curriculum is to immerse students in the work of each composer so that they are well familiar with their style, methods and music. Much of your time studying will be through open discussion with students and listening to compositions. Upon completion of this curriculum, your student should be able to easily recognize the pieces from each composer studied. They will also have learned several different styles of music, vocabulary, as well as have gained an appreciation for music in general.

For each day of listening there is an activity for students to complete while listening. This will help them focus on the music, and think critically about what they are hearing. By the end of the study, your student will have a completed composers notebook along with an orchestra and music lap book.

Each composer unit has 10 lessons, I suggest scheduling 2-3 days per week for the composers study. The curriculum will take 1 full year to complete at this pace. However, the lessons can be easily adapted to fit your schedule as well.

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What is included in Volume 1?

  • Introduction to Orchestra
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
  • George Handel
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Ludwig Van Beethoven
  • Frederic Chopin
  • Peter Tchaikovsky
  • Igor Stravinsky
  • George Gershwin
  • Composer Reports
  • Instrument Word Scrambles
  • Music Bingo Cards

 

 

 

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What’s included in Volume 2?

  • Introduction to Orchestra
  • Johannes Brahms
  • John Philip Sousa
  • Duke Ellington
  • Aaron Copland
  • Leonard Bernstein
  • Composer Reports
  • Instrument Word Scrambles
  • Music Bingo Cards

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Visit the Confessions Store to see all the goodies on sale!

This sale is valid from May 23-27, 2016 ONLY!!

Please note: Items are marked 30% off, and my 10% multiple item discount still applies, so if you purchase 2 or more items, you’ll get the full 40% off of your final price!

I apologize to anyone who has purchased prior to today or who may miss this sale, unfortunately the sale prices are only effective for purchases made during the week of May 23-27, 2016 ONLY.

WIN IT!

Today I’m giving away 1 copy of my World’s Greatest Composers 1 & 2 curriculum, 1 copy of my World’s Greatest Artists 1 & 2 curriculum!

That’s 4 winners my friends!

Enter below to win!

CAN’T WAIT?

Feel free to purchase this product during the sale so you can get the discount, and I’ll refund your cost if you win!

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Happy Homeschooling! Stop by tomorrow for another awesome giveaway!

MAY
23
2016

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 store will be 30% OFF, plus by 2 or more qualifying products and get an additional 10% discount for a total of 40% off!!** (**Please note: Sale does not apply to the Big Book of Homeschool Ideas, iBlog, or iBlog Pro books as they are affiliate products.)   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!   How it works: Just to keep things simple and easy, there is no need for a coupon code this time around. Instead, I’ve just marked everything in my store on sale for 30% OFF, plus you’ll get an additional 10% OFF if you purchase 2 or more items totaling 40% off. (Please … [Read more...]

MAY
22
2016

Back-To-School 40% OFF Homeschool Curriculum Sale!

Hey guys, it’s about that time again, time to start looking for new curriculum! Our year just ended, but I’m already planning ahead for next year and gathering curriculum, planning, and getting things ready to go for our 10th year of homeschooling! Whaaaat?! And just to say a big thank you to all of my readers, today I’m having a 40% off everything sale in my store!   For ONE WEEK ONLY everything in my store will be 30% OFF, plus by 2 or more qualifying products and get an additional 10% discount for a total of 40% off!!** (**Please note: Sale does not apply to the Big Book of Homeschool Ideas, iBlog, or iBlog Pro books as they are affiliate products.)   WHY A SALE? I don’t know about you, but right about now is when I start looking for new curriculum and getting prepared for our upcoming year. And as a thank you to my awesome and faithful readers I really want to try and bless your family and help you get your hands on some great curriculum for a … [Read more...]

MAY
18
2016

Expedition Earth: Netherlands Unit Study

Good morning friends! And welcome to our Expedition Earth week on the Netherlands! Of course we started off our week finding Netherland on the map and stamping our passports with their flag. Our flags are taking over our wall map! But it’s fun to see how much land we’ve covered!   Here are some of the things we covered this week: Located Netherlands on the map and completed our mapping worksheet Learned about their flag How to say “Hello” in Dutch– Hoi or Hello Prayed for the Netherlands people Learned a song in Dutch Completed a lapbook activity Learned about and classified 6 animals of Netherlands Vocabulary: Geography from A-Z: Ford Learned about Windmills and made a craft Completed an Ice Skating Craft (I wasn’t brave enough to actually go ice skating!) Went Bowling Had a cheese tasting party. Cheeses from Netherlands include Gouda, Edam, Roomano, Herb Cheese, Goat’s cheese, Smoked Cheeses and more! Learned more about … [Read more...]

MAY
16
2016

Tip Tuesday: Running a Homeschool Household

I get a ton of questions about how I keep our basic household running. Homeschooling certainly takes up quite a bit of time and so that means that we need a good schedule to keep  up with our crazy schedule! So make sure to stop by today’s Tip Tuesday video to see how I organize our day and get everything else done too!   Watch today’s Tip Tuesday: Running a Homeschool Household here!     Links from the video: Our Daily Homeschool Routine Vlog Our overall daily schedule (including chores) Freezer meals are a great helper during school months! How to do it all! (a.k.a. yeah right LOL!) FREE Printable Chore Chart! Commitment Worksheet     To keep up with our shenanigans, feel free to follow me: YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/EricasHomeschool Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ConfessionsofaHomeschooler Twitter: http://twitter.com/ericahomeschool Pinterest: … [Read more...]

MAY
15
2016

5th Grade Top Homeschool Curriculum Picks

Hi everyone! I’m seeing a lot of activity in the COAH Community so I know you are all starting to plan ahead for next year! So today I’m sharing our top 5th grade homeschool curriculum picks! We’ve gotten to the point where we’re pretty pleased with our line up of curriculum. While I like to do a variety of student independent as well as teacher led activities I like to start introducing a little more independent work at this grade level. I think it helps make the transition to 6th grade and above where a lot of their work becomes more independent a bit easier.   I also like to add in something fun and hands-on since this is their last year in elementary school and things get a bit more serious as they continue up the grade levels. I usually try to pick something more engaging for science and history at this stage. It’s the perfect excuse to do fun experiments, and build cool things. It’s also a fun grade to do robotics and electronic lessons.   So let’s get … [Read more...]

MAY
11
2016

Expedition Earth: USA World Geography Unit

Hi friends! Want to learn all about the United States in a fun hands-on way? Look no further! As promised, I have our Expedition Earth World Geography study on the United States of America for you today.     Here are some more of the fun things we learned about on our expedition this week: Recited the Pledge of Allegiance (we do this daily anyway) Sang the USA National Anthem Located the USA and Washington D.C. on the world map Learned about the USA Flag American Flag Graham Cracker Snacks: (recipe below) Learn about the Statue of Liberty Sang an American Classic Song Vocabulary: Butte, Canyon, Geyser, Rapids, Gulch Learned about Mount Rushmore Watched a video of Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park Learned about the Great Lakes Learned about USA animals and classified them on our wall Animals from USA mini-book Learned about the Washington Monument Learned about the Navajo People Made a Navajo Sand … [Read more...]

MAY
09
2016

Tip Tuesday: Overcoming Your Doubts & Fears

Good morning friends! Have you ever doubted your ability to homeschool? Do you think it might be the right choice for your family but you’re not sure if you’re even qualified to teach your kids?   Have you asked yourself any of these questions? Do I have to have a teaching degree? How much time does homeschooling take? What if I’m not a patient person? What if I work outside the home? I’m not sure if I can do it! What if I’m not a very organized person? What about socialization? What are the homeschooling options? Am I alone in my journey? If you have, you’re not alone! We’ve all had similar doubts and fears about homeschooling. In today’s Tip Tuesday I’m hopefully going to help alleviate some of your questions, fears, and concerns! I’ll also be sharing some of my own fears as well as tips and ideas to help encourage you in your homeschooling journey. Check out today’s Tip Tuesday: Overcoming Your Doubts & Fears!   Here … [Read more...]

MAY
08
2016

4th Grade Homeschool Top Curriculum Picks

Hi friends! I always look forward to a new homeschooling year. It’s like a fresh start and I love picking new curriculum, and changing up things to give everyone a little bit of a change. Do you need help picking your homeschool curriculum out? Fear not, because I’m back today with another homeschool curriculum top picks post! Today I’m sharing my favorites for 4th grade. As always, each family is different, but hopefully this will give you a good place to get started researching 4th grade curriculum for your homeschool.   Here are the basic subjects that I suggest you cover for 4th grade. Of course you’ll want to make sure to check with your state requirements to make sure you’re including anything specifically required by your district. The * indicates subjects that are usually optional. NOTE: Most states require that students do a state specific unit study in 4th grade. If you live in Colorado, I have a free Colorado State Unit Study you can download and … [Read more...]

MAY
04
2016

Daily Learning Notebook Australian Version

Hi friends! I had another awesome reader send me some suggestions to help make my Daily Learning Notebook more friendly for those of you in Australia! And also my southern hemisphere friends too!   So I’ve made a few modifications, mostly changing the pages from the traditional US schedule going August-July has been updated to run January – December. I’ve also removed the seasonal clipart from the calendars since it’s opposite down under.         –> Download the Australian Daily Learning Notebook  Here<–   The first page talks about today’s date, days of the week, and numbers: What day is it? What was yesterday? What will it be tomorrow be? Write the date Color in the day number Is today’s number ODD or EVEN? Write today’s number Write the number that comes before and after today’s number   The next page covers money and time: What time is it? What time was it 1 hour … [Read more...]