Friday, February 12, 2016

Valentine's Day Printables

Did you know i have a lot of Valentine's Day printables?! In fact i think i have more Valentine's Day themed printables than any other theme.

Here is a list of all my Valentine's Day printables.

  1. Valentine's Day Pack
  2. Valentine's Day Pack Part 2
  3. Valentine's Day Cards
  4. Conversation Hearts Graphing
  5. Conversation Hearts Science Experiments 
  6. Love Bundle 

Here is just a small list of things included in the above printables:

  • Bingo
  • Puzzles
  • Do-A-Dot
  • Color By Code
  • Color to match
  • Coloring pages
  • Graphing
  • At-Home date ideas
  • Sweet Treat recipes
  • and much more...


And because i love making bookmarks so much lately, i had to make some for Valentine's Day!

Here are my Free Valentine's Day Bookmarks available for downloading, HERE, or in my TpT Store.


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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

5th Grade Update

Hi Everyone!!

I thought since we are halfway through our school year, now would be a good time to share some updates on how the kiddos are doing. Today i'm starting with Super Guy, who is in 5th Grade. I still can't believe he is already in 5th grade.

Here is how the school year has been going for him.

This was our first year of trying out A Beka Book's Read & Comprehend Skills Sheets 5. It's timed reading exercises followed by a comprehension quiz. I have to say that i really liked this for him. I think it helped a lot to improve his reading skills.

I didn't test him at the beginning of the year to see his reading level and i really wish i would have. However, i did just test him the other day and he is reading at a 6th grade level!! :)

We are still using Math-U-See for our math curriculum, which i absolutely love. It makes teaching math so much easier, especially when you have several children at different grade levels. Super Guy however does not love it, but he really struggles with math so i don't think he would like any math curriculum.

This year we have really gotten into using the Rosetta Stone Language curriculum i purchased a few years ago.

He has been doing great on it! His Spanish vocabulary has definitely increased.

Everything else has been going pretty great too; Science, History, Handwriting, Vocab, Bible, Art. He is excelling in them all. :)

As far as things he is struggling with, i would say the main thing would be writing. He doesn't like to do any writing at all.

Coming up with what to write and how to write it, is a big fight with him. Mostly when it comes to English assignments (book reports, letters, etc.)

And although he doesn't like math, because he hasn't totally mastered his multiplication facts and so it takes him awhile to finish math assignments, he still does really well.

So that's how our school year has been going so far, it's shaping up to be one of our best years yet! :)

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Happy Chinese New Year 2016!!

Gung Hay Fat Choy!! {Happy New Year}

We love celebrating Chinese New Year. It's so much fun!

We started our morning out by reading two books about Chinese New Year:

Then, after we did some of our regular school work, we did some of the printables from my Chinese New Year Pack and they also colored in their own Chinese zodiac animal bookmark, from my Chinese New Year Bookmarks.

Here are a few pictures of the kiddos using my Chinese New Year Pack last year.

Super Guy working on a coloring page, he is coloring the Rooster (which is his Chinese Zodiac animal).

Jelly Bean coloring her Chinese Zodiac animal, the rabbit.

Boogie Man's drawing page, for what he would do with a red envelope filled with money.

After a lunch break, we painted paper plate monkey's. I got the idea for that from The Pinterested Parent.

That was about it for our Chinese New Year celebration, i definitely did a lot more last year for the kids. This year Chinese New Year kinda sneaked up on me.

Anyways, i hope you all a very happy Chinese New Year! :)

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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Chinese New Year Bookmarks {freebie}

Hi Everyone!!

Monday is Chinese New Year, and 2016 is the year of the Monkey!

 Lately i've really been in a bookmark making mood. I made some for Groundhog Day and i think they turned out so cute i decided to make some for Chinese New Year!!

Aren't they adorable?! You can download them for yourself, HERE, or in my TpT Store.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Groundhog Day 2016

Happy Groundhog Day!! :)

As you've probably heard by now, the Groundhog didn't see his shadow, Yay!! Spring is coming early!

Groundhog Day is just one of the many special holidays in February. Here are some ideas for how to celebrate this awesome holiday!!


  1. Create a Groundhog out of paper - This Groundhog Day template from All Kids Network is perfect for this craft.
  2. Groundhog Paper Plate - This little Groundhog, from Crafty Morning, looks so cute!
  3. Groundhog Pop Up Cup - Just follow the steps for this craft at, Preschool Alphabet.


  1. Pudding Cups - The ones from We Made That look the easiest to make. 
  2. Shadow & Not Cookies - Lizard & Ladybug has a cute idea for this one. 
  3. Groundhog Day Pancakes - The Joys of Boys makes up this super cute breakfast.

Books - Here are just a few we have and read on Groundhog Day:

  1. Groundhog Weather School by Joan Holub
  2. Robin Hill School Groundhog Day by Margaret McNamara
  3. Ten Grouchy Groundhogs by Kathryn Heling
  4. Groundhog Day From The Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
  5. Groundhog Day by Gail Gibbons
  6. Who Will See Their Shadows This Year? by Jerry Pallota


  1. Go outside to see if you can see your shadow.
  2. Shadow Tracing.
  3. Play Bingo - I have one included in my Groundhog Day Pack.


  1. Groundhog Day Pack by Veronica @ OurFamilysDailyLife
  2. Groundhog Day Pack by Cassie @
  3. Groundhog Day Party Pack by Jill @ Enchantedhomeschoolingmom
          ****Bonus Printable:
     I've created some Groundhog Day Bookmarks, which you can download for yourself, HERE or in my TpT Store.

Hope you all have a great Groundhog Day!!!

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Love Bundle {Freebie}

Last year i did a Health and Fitness Bundle for January, well my original plan was to do a special Bundle each month, but i never got around to it. So this year i'm starting back up again and hopefully i'll make it through each month! :)

To start out i'm doing a Love Bundle for February...

Included in this bundle is:

  • At Home Date Ideas
  • Love Notes
  • Valentine's Day Cards for your kids
  • Sweet Treat recipes.
  • And more...

And the best part is you can download it for yourself, for free, HERE!!!


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February Menu Plan {Freebie}

Hi Everyone!!

Can you believe it's February already?! January just seemed to fly by for me.

February is one of the busiest months for us, just because there are so many holidays/fun days and also one of my son's has a birthday in February.

So i thought one way to make this month go a lot smoother, would be to make a menu plan.

You'll notice i only put dinners on my menu plan, because for Breakfast and Lunch i usually buy what's on sale that week and use it for those meals.

You can download my February Menu Plan for yourself, HERE!!


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