Monday, March 30, 2015

Easter Pack {Freebie}

Hey Everyone! I finally completed my Easter Pack and thought it would be fun to share it with you all!

Easter Pack 1

Included in this over 45 page printable pack:
  • Color By Number
  • Word Endings
  • Coloring Pages
  • Matching
  • Do-A-Dot
  • and more!
Here is a small sample of what's inside this pack:

Easter Pack 2

Easter Pack 3

Easter Pack 4

You can download it for yourself on my TpT Store, or HERE.

Enjoy!! :)

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Easter Memories {and Giveaway!!}

Easter has always been one of my favorite holidays! I have such great memories of dying Easter eggs and waking up super early Easter morning to see what the Easter Bunny had left for me! I try to recreate some of those same great memories of Easter for my own kiddos. It can be difficult sometimes though, as i always seem to forget something OR i have kiddos around so going shopping isn't an option.

That's why i wanted to do this Easter Giveaway, to help a few Mama's/Papa's out this Easter.

Easter Giveaway

Two (Yep, you read that right, 2!) lucky winners will EACH win a $25 Amazon emailed gift card! 

amazon Easter gf card

Enter to Win -------> HERE <------ enter="" strong="" to="" win="">

This giveaway is going to end quickly, that way the winners will be able to use their GiftCards in time for Easter, so don't wait to enter!!! Below are all the details, Good Luck!! :)

**Rules: Giveaway ends March 29, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST. Open to Legal Residents (18 years of age or older) of the US only. Winner will be selected by and be notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. Winner will not receive an actual physical product, just an emailed gift card directly from Amazon. Facebook, Pinterest and Amazon are in no way associated with this giveaway. By providing your information in this form, you are providing your information to me and me alone. I do not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner.** (Disclosure: All items in this giveaway were purchased by myself.)
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Quick Update

We did it, we finally have completely moved into our new house. Have i told you all before how much i hate moving?! It is such a pain, especially with children, add homeschooling on top of that and it is almost impossible.

We ended up taking the week off to move, which i called our Spring Break, even though my 9 year old disagrees with me on that and he said "We didn't do anything fun, i don't want that to be our Spring Break!!". Trust me son, i wish we were laying on a beach somewhere and not loading and unloading boxes in the snow too!!

Anyways, i should be back to blogging full time starting tomorrow! I hope. ;-) In the meantime, i just wanted to share with you all that i have lot's of fun stuff and giveaways planned for the next several months, so be sure to check back often!!

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day 2015

Hi Everyone!!

Sorry i haven't posted much lately, life for Our Family has been crazy lately. We are in the middle of moving, again. Although i'm happy with the new house we are moving to,and i know it will be good for Our Family, i'm just so sick of moving around. I can't wait for us to have our Forever Home. Someday, right?

Anyways, i hope you are all doing well and i wanted to wish you all a very Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

Need some ideas for St. Patrick's Day, check out what we did last year, in this post. Also you can check out my St. Patrick's Day Pinterest Board.

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Friday, March 6, 2015

Tot School/ Preschool Update

Hey Everyone!!

I thought it would be fun to give a little update on what my 3 year old daughter has been up to in Tot School/ Preschool.

She really loves this morning calendar area I've made for her.


I made this using mostly all printables from COAH.

We start our day out by going to our calendar area and switching around what day it is; today, tomorrow & yesterday. Then we add the weather for the day. We also talk about what letter we are studying that week and what shape.

Then she does her daily learning notebook (also from COAH).


After that she will usually work on some different worksheets, based on whatever letter she is learning that week. Or she'll do fun stuff if there is a holiday that week. Here are a few pictures showing some of the "work" she does...

Putting cereal on the letter C.


Matching up same color letter A's.


Showing off her "I Just Voted" sticker on election day, after she had just voted on dessert!


Played with play-doh.


Finding all the letter J's, with a letter J stamp.


Decoding hieroglyphics in her own special 3 year old way! :-)


Wearing her "Ten Apples Up On Top" inspired hat!


Using a thumb tack, to poke holes in the letter B.


Creating the letter C out of pattern blocks.


I do encourage her to do some learning each day, however i don't force it seeing as she is just 3 years old. Usually she loves doing her work though, and is always asking me for more! She was even asking for school work the day after she got out of the hospital!!

Then after she is done with her worksheets, either her brothers or I will read to her. Sometimes she picks to "read" to herself.

She then spends the rest of the day playing!
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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Let's Talk... History Curriculum

Today is my last day of my Let's Talk Curriculum posts, and today i'm talking about History Curriculum...

History Curriculum

We've been using A Beka Book since we started homeschooling. Here are my thoughts on it.

A Beka Book History

I like the material, and especially it being a christian curriculum. I don't like how many different products you have to buy. For each grade level (starting with, i think 2nd grade), you have to buy the; Student Book, Teacher Book, Tests/Quizzes , Test/Quiz Key, Text Question Answers. It can kinda get confusing.

My oldest son (who is 9 years old) really finds the whole thing boring, and most days it's a fight to get him to do the work.

Starting next year i think i'm going to switch it up and buy a new history curriculum. I leaning towards, The Mystery of History. However, i've also heard good things about The Story of The World.

Now, it's YOUR turn. What's your favorite History Curriculum?

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Let's Talk... Spanish Curriculum

Today is day 5 of my Let's Talk Curriculum posts, and today i'm talking about Spanish Curriculum...

Spanish Curriculum

For my Hubby, having the kids learn Spanish is super important. That is why we shelled out the extra money to buy Rosetta Stone, which is super pricey. Here are my thoughts on it.

Rosetta Stone Spanish (Latin America) 

rosetta stone spanish curriculum

  • I love that focuses on pronunciation. You hear them say the word and then you have to repeat it back into this special microphone.
  • Able to set up several accounts, so i can use it with each of my kids. Great for keeping track of each of their progress.
  • Price - like i said it is a lot of money.
  • Not very customizable - Even though, to set up an account for each kid you have to enter in their age, they start them out all with learning the same words. Which i'm sure they have a reason for, but i wish for like a kindergartner age they would start with simple words.

We have also used COAH Spanish Vocabulary Flashcards, which is a free printable!

Now it's your turn, what's your favorite Spanish (or other foreign language) Curriculum?

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Let's Talk... Spelling Curriculum

Today is Day 4 of my Let's Talk Curriculum posts and today i'm talking about Spelling Curriculum...

Spelling Curriculum

I started out using All About Spelling with my kids, but this year i changed it up and ordered Spelling You See. Here are my thoughts on both of these products.

All About Spelling

all about spelling curriculum

  • Teaches you how to spell, versus just a list of words to memorize.
  •  Lessons are scripted.
  • Hands on learning.
  • There are so many different parts to it, that it was kinda confusing for me to teach.

Spelling You See

spelling you see curriculum

  • Fun stories and nursery rhymes used to teach spelling skills.
  • Lots of copywork, which also helps with handwriting. (killing 2 birds with 1 stone, love that!)
  • The teacher handbook is like pamphlet size, so you are really on your own as to how to go about teaching the lessons.

I'm going to finish up the year using both of these products, but as far as next year is concerned i'm not sure what i'm going to do yet.

Now it's your turn, what's your favorite spelling curriculum?

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