Friday, October 9, 2009

My Prek 3/4 or Prek picks books/activities

"100 Bible Stories 100 Bible Songs" Stephen Elkins

"A is for Apple" board book take a peek slide and seek(Allied Publishing Group)[or similar]

"Flip Flap Body Book" Usborne

"A Treasury of Mother Goose" Offen

"Things People Do" Usborne

"The Year at Maple Hill Farm" Provenson

"The M&M's Counting Book" McGrath

"Child's Book of Art" Micklethwait

"First Thousand Words" Usborne

"Harper Collins Treasury of Picture Book Classics"

"20th Century Children's Book Classics" Schulman

"Beatrix Potter the Complete Tales"

Flash cards:
School zone- Picture Words Whimsy, Numbers 0-25, Phonics Made Easy, Beginning Sight Words

Lacing cards
ABC 123 tracing
Cutting with scissors
Watercolor painting
Wood Puzzles
Building Blocks
Outdoor Play-swing,slide,tricycle,etc.

Friday, September 25, 2009


My husband's sister who is a teacher shared this resource with me. It is a fun website with e-storybooks for kids to read, games, and more.

Tumblebooks library

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Finally summer!

We just finished up with 1st grade about two weeks ago. As much as we love homeschooling, it is so nice to have a break! However, we will continue to do a math sheet every few weeks and read this summer to keep little minds sharp. Now I get to do all of the things I put off during school...going through old clothes, shoes, and toys and general "dejunking",fun,fun! And the girls' summer fun has already begun...swimming, going to the movies, hanging out with friends, church camps, etc. August will come so soon, but I know we will be so excited to jump into a new year then. Wishing you a happy summer!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

I want to wish a Happy Mother's day to all of you moms who dedicate your life to your the mom's who despite public opinions, ridicule, and little support choose what your heart tells you is best for your children. You are pioneers...daring to go where few moms have been. You are confident...knowing no one knows or loves your children better than you do, and you will see the bountiful fruits of your labor. You are resourceful...seeking out whatever your children need to better their education and to foster their natural gifts for their future. You are selfless...pouring yourself into your family as a love offering made without resentment or hesitation.

May the Lord bless and keep you sweet Moms!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Free Resource for Homeschoolers!

Here is a free resource that looks like a lot of fun! It is a printable set of multiplication flash cards that your kids color. Enjoy!

Free Multiplication Flash Cards

Friday, April 3, 2009


We are getting closer to the end of our school year. We still have 8 weeks to go due to illnesses a few weeks ago. We are gearing up for ballet recitals and the remaining test (which we don't really prepare for, we just need to do it ;). My oldest took the math portion about 6 weeks ago and scored grade 2.5 which is awesome for math I think seeing as she was about 1/2 way through grade 1. She has learned so much, and I have been astonished at how well she has retained it all. She uses her vocabulary words from her books often in her common language. The other day we were at the grocery store, and the clerk greeted her and was talking with her. She remarked, "We came to get provender." LOL. The clerk just looked at her blankly, and my daughter said, "You know, food." This was her first year taking ballet, and she has really learned so much and had so much fun. I am really surprised with the ease of learning that goes on between us. There are tough days to be sure, but mostly the difficulty with us is motivation to get going in the morning and distractions (aka my 3 year old, and following "rabbit trails" looking up interesting things that go with what we're learning). We are currently studying the Greeks, Socrates/Plato/Aristotle, and Alexander the Great in History. I can't believe how much I'm learning! I definitely think it's true that you learn more as a teacher than as a student.