Friday, September 30, 2011

Curriculum Clean-Out Giveaway Winner!!

Thank you to everyone who entered the 
Curriculum Clean-Out Giveaway.
Congratulations to Leah from A Little of This...A Little of That for leaving comment #10, which was chosen by  She has won the:

Buzzin' With Buzzy
An Educator's Resource and Student Fun Book.... 


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Buzzin' With Buzzy Free Giveaway

See all the available giveaways here!

Homeschool Creations is hosting a Curriculum Clean-Out event. These giveaways feature stuff that we've gathered or hung on to over the years but never used, or used lightly, and are willing to pass along to someone else that might be able to use it.

I'm so excited to offer my give-away:

Buzzin' With Buzzy
An Educator's Resource and Student Fun Book
 My giveaway is for a brand new teacher resource book.  Inside you'll find a monthly classroom and craft ideas along with songs, poems, finger plays, rhymes and book lists for each letter of the alphabet.  Also included is a Buzzy Bee finger puppet. For more information about the book visit Buzzin' With Buzzy.

Enter to win by simply leaving a comment, including your email address so I can contact the winner. Giveaway will close on September 29th at 8pm and winner will be chosen using This giveaway is open to US residents (or those with a US mailing address) only.
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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

White Board Exercises

The girls love doing their white board exercises.

Memorizing the Books of the Bible

God has put it on my  heart to teach the books of the bible.  I'm not sure if anyone else has suggestions for a good teaching song, but I found this one online.
Today Sarah took a tally of our pets.

Here's the results:

Friday, September 9, 2011

Academy Field Trip to the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library

All the children listened very well as our Librarian showed them how to use the computers.  When they were done with their tour and scavenger hunt the children got to chose a prize, either a book, a t-shirt or certificate to eat at IHOP.  Sarah chose the certificate.

The Grouchy Ladybug Lapbook

This week we are doing a unit study on ladybugs and other insects.  Sarah's working on the Grouchy Ladybug Lapbook.  I love using the resources found on the Internet.  This time I'm using printouts from these websites:
Lapbook Lessons
Homeschool Share
 Jessica helped Sarah make her ladybug.  I love it when Big Sis helps out!
We found this craft from Enchanted Learning

Thursday, September 8, 2011

HuckleBerry Center for Creative Learning

Sarah had her first day of Huck classes today and loved every minute.

Monday, August 1, 2011


I've been invited to try Time4Learning for one month in exchange for a candid review. Time4Learning can be used for homeschool, afterschool and summer skill sharpening. Be sure to come back and read about my experience.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Costco Gas

Today's trip to Costco didn't include gas, but I wanted to post the gas prices anyway.

Monday, March 21, 2011

My Little Parrot

Every day in our house is always so busy, busy, busy!  Emma is learning so much by watching her older sisters and brother.  I was going to start blogging her new words each day and then realized that she's repeating everything we say.  So unless I want to recite the dictionary I'm outta luck.  However, today she did say "Mommy" for the first time.  I've been Ma-ma-ma-ma-ma for the longest time, that it's sounds so sweet to me to hear her say my name... "Mommy". 

Friday, March 18, 2011

Muffins for Mom's at Jessie's School

We woke up extra early this morning to join Jessie at school for 'Muffins for Moms'.  It was well worth it, we got to see some of our friends and their moms.
Ok, so it's a little blurry... but I wanted to post a picture of me and my girls.  I adore them all so much!
Jessie is student council representative for her class.  Here she is helping to hand out muffins, actually she's supervising with baby in hand.  Jessie is a good 'mommy' to her little sisters.
Sarah was enjoying looking for chocolate treasures in her muffin.  It was sad when she munched on her finger thinking it was a chocolate chunk.

Today's Trip to the Library


The girls and I went to the library today to pick up a few books.  In preparation of our upcoming field trip to Travel Town, I was looking for a book about trains.  Also, I wanted to get a book about Spring. 

Emma found a book to read.
Sharing ... or not!

Here's what we ended up getting, Henny Penny was for Sarah who kept talking about the sky falling... I thought she'd enjoy this story:

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Busy Bees Book Club

Once a month we meet with our Beatrix Potter book club.  Ms. Hosanna always has lots of fun activities for the kids.  This week they made mouse masks, climbed through mouse tunnels and had a mouse snack.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Today's Gas Price

OUCH!!! $3.85 a gallon.  Time to tune up the bicycles.

My Freecycle Find

I was so excited today get these Nestle Toll House chocolate chips free from the Freecycle.  It's an unopened bag, and I received them from a trusted source, otherwise I wouldn't have wanted them.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Our Newest Addition to the Family

This weekend we adopted two Netherland Dwarf Bunnies. Sarah named one Sparklez and Jessica named the other Thumper.  Here they are hanging out in the kitchen with Kitters looking on.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Garden tags

I figured I'd better label our vegetables  so that we know what it is that we're growing.  Sarah drew a picture of each vegetable, we laminated them and then hot glued them to large Popsicle sticks.  I'm not sure how long they'll last outside, but hopefully they'll at least last through the harvest.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Today's Gas Price

Happy Birthday to Me

Jessie told me she was going to make me a birthday cake for my birthday, and she did...

 This is her first ever cake that she made all by herself, a red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting.  Of coarse she had a little help from her sister, Sarah.  I can't wait to eat it!!!

Monday, March 7, 2011

All About Me Lapbooks

This week in our Co-Op Preschool Class we'll be using the resources on the Homeschool Share website to create the All About Me Lapbook. These are the pages I plan on using for Sarah to create her lapbook:

My House Flap Book
When I Grow Up Arrow
My Signature, My Heart, & Family Picture
Paper Doll Template
Favorite Things Staggered Book
Favorite Things Cards
Favorite Things Pocket
Mirror Shape Book
Birthday Cake with Candles
Interview Clipboards
What Would I Buy if I Had...
My Weekly Schedule Flap
Me, Myself, and I Graduated Book