November 29, 2010
November 27, 2010
Can't wait to start this as our morning devotions with the boys. It includes topics such as "who owns everything", saving, spending, giving, tithing, honesty, sharing, diligence and more. I'm hoping to blog about it here as time permits. :)
You can visit Crown's website to learn more about this curriculum.
We have been battling a lot sickness in our home but managed to still have a blessed dinner on Thursday.
This past week was also my wedding anniversay! Brad and I married 11 years ago! So thankful for our lives together. He really is an amazing husband and it's been so amazing to see how the Lord has worked in both of our lives, changing us and giving us more love and love for Him and each other.
The next few weeks are very busy for us in preparation for our...wait for it....vacation to Puerto Rico! Yeah! Last time we were there to see my family, our boys were 4 and 2 years old. Now they are 5 and 7 and of course we have little Sarah who have not met her grandpa and great grandma yet.
Back to blogging here....
November 19, 2010
KB Teachers is an online tool for educators and parents that includes an extensive collection of worksheets and printable pages. Many of the sheets are available free of charge. But to have full access to the site you must have a paid membership.
- Customizable sign language and morse code sheets
- Seasonal printables with new ones being added periodically
- Math worksheets generator (different math sheets are automatically generated! That's a huge time saver for teachers)
- Free cliparts to use on your own printouts
- Webquest section (where student follow direct internet links about a topic and then answer question on a worksheet to assess their learning)
Who would benefit the most from KB Teachers?
- Traditional school teachers
- Homeschool parents with children who love worksheets or need additional review on a particular subjects.
- Homeschool parents that use the workbox system.
- Parents who would like to have additional review done at home during school break but don't want to purchase a lot of workbooks.
- Coop teachers and directors who are looking for free printouts for their classes.
- Parents with older children who can use the internet by themselves and are fluent reading and writing.
What did you think about KB Teachers?
Many topics covered on this site, I teach at home without having the need of worksheets so in that sense I didn't find it to be as resourceful for our family. But I can definitely see myself using the math sheet generator as a review tool. As I mentioned above I see how this site can beneficial to many educators.
The quality of the worksheets is great. Well written, good clipart, well spaced so that's definitely a plus too.
Also having one place with printouts for so many different subjects is a huge help for teachers and parents. We all know what it is to search online for hours trying to find the right sheet or coloring page.
What is the cost to join and how do I learn more about KB Teachers?
The cost to join is $29 for one year and $49 for two years.
I think that is a great and a fair fee for the amount of material available to you.
The company also offers a 10 day unlimited free trial, where you have access to everything. They also offer a 30 day money back guarantee.
Visit KB Teachers to see and print free worksheets and to join.
To read what other crew members thought of KB Teachers visit the TOS Homeschool Crew Blog.
Disclaimer: I received free full access to this site for the purpose of writing an honest review. No other compensation was given.
November 15, 2010
Here are the boys at work on their designs. It was fun to see how they thought of a different way to decorate them. The rod is made of wood and the "blade" and cord are leather. When it was time to attach the blade both of my boys needed help. I would say an 8 year old and up could work this kit completely on their own.
And here is the final project!!!
Disclaimer: I received this kit free of charge for the purpose of trying and writing an honest review. No other compensation was given.
November 14, 2010
Time for some cute fall weather clothes.
Here's my cutie modeling her new boots...wish I had a close up...they are super cute and cost me $0.00!
Gotta love friends who are always giving us clothes for our kids....what a blessing!
Daddy was behind the camera so he got all great smiles from his princess.
November 08, 2010
Here are some pics of the kids having fun...
November 07, 2010
Time for another review for the Download N Go's Review Team. And make sure you read through because DNG and The Old Schoolhouse are having a great giveaway and sale going on right now!
Expedition Australia is one of the unit studies part of Download N Go, a new educational resource created by Amanda Bennett and The Old Schoolhouse.
On a simple and easy to use e-book format, the unit includes a five day schedule full of hands-on learning for grades K to 4th grade. Download N Go units are always enjoyable for both parent and student.
All you need for a fun filled learning experience is included:
- beautiful text with lots of interesting facts and questions
- direct internet links to pictures, videos, worksheets, crafts, recipes, family fun ideas and facts-information all age related.
- written activities in two formats: notebook pages and lapbook booklets
Your student (and you!) will learn about this beautiful country's heritage, their people's history, aborigines groups, marsupials, famous landmarks and diverse climates. You will also learn new Australian words every day and really neat geography facts and even study the stars!
You will get to watch a day in the outback and go under the sea into the Great Barrier Reef.
The unit has an introduction to the continents of the world. Noah (our 5 year old) loved this section. He enjoyed learning to identify the continents in different maps and marking them on his own world map.
Caleb worked on making his very own map of Australia that included some of the landmarks and regions we learned about.
Speaking of maps....DNG is having a fun giveaway going on this weekend . Visit the DNG blog and enter to win two political maps of Australia by National Geographic. The giveaway closes at 9PM eastern!
Here's the link to enter the contest.
And if you have not tried a Download N Go unit yet, this is your chance!
Expedition Australia is ON SALE for only $5.95!!! That is a great deal. But you need to hurry...the sale ends Monday night!
Visit the Old Schoolhouse Store to purchase.
You can also preview Expedition Australia and read more about it at the DNG site. Other "expeditions" available at their site include China, Ireland and Mexico.
And finally don't forget to check out the DNG blog tour to read what other families thought of Expedition Australia.
November 04, 2010
- He knows me and I am His- Isaiah 43:1
- He is always with me- Joshua 1:9
- He will never leave me- Deuteronomy 31:6
- He is always good- Romans 8:28
- He is my strength- Philippians 4:13
- His power has no limits- Ephesians 3:20
- He is in control- Proverbs 3:5-6
- His love never ends and His mercies are always new- Lamentations 3:22
- He protects me- Isaiah 54:17
- He gives me victory over sin- 1 Corinthians 10:13
- He is always watching- Psalm 121:3-4
- He helps me persevere- 2 Timothy 1:12
- His discipline will make me more like Him- Hebrews 12:11
- His blood has covered ALL my sin- Hebrews 9:14
- His grace is ALL I need- 2 Corinthians 12:9
November 01, 2010
And now for the winner.....hand in the bag....
and the winner is........