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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Lego Homeschooling with Free Printables

Do you use Lego's to teach? I love to incorporate them into our learning at home. They are fun, colorful, creative, mathematical, and cute of course.





If you want to use the LEGO coloring pages to supplement your learning, be sure to check out the other Free LEGO Printables since they coordinate. Homeschool encouragement blog has has a large and growing collection!



Wednesday, August 13, 2014

All Day Energy?... Don't We All Want More?....... Try This!


I know that I need all the energy boosting I can get every single day, as a busy mom, nurse, blogger and all the other jobs I have. I am one tired momma at the end of the day, not to mention working night shift every weekend. When I was asked to review this Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder at first I thought, ewww, its green....but then I tried it and I have really liked it! It is a pleasure to review a product that does a momma good. I love this stuff, it is good and has given me the energy that it says it would.....kudos to you KissMe Organics
I mix it with my hot green tea every morning, put it in my smoothies and have even made muffins with the powder added in. The free recipe book is awesome! As a mom that is trying to get healthier, stopped drinking soda all together and is trying to encourage her family to do the same, I can do nothing but sing the praises of Matcha powder.
As a night nurse, it is amazing antioxidant stuff! keeping me awake on those night shifts, keeps me focused so I can deliver the care to my patients they deserve.  

 Get your energy booster in the green, organic green that is! 





Just what can Matcha Green Tea Powder do for you?

  • All day energy with increased focus
  • Metabolism boost
  • 137 x the antioxidants of brewed green tea
  • Improved skin health- protects from uv rays 
  • Calorie burner
  • EGCG has been proven effective in the fight against many forms of cancer, HIV, heart disease and a host of other illnesses and diseases
  • Provides a more "clean energy" without the crash of sugar or to much caffeine 
  • Contains amino acid L-theanine that helps with anxiety and insomnia, to effectively calm you.
  • Easy to add to recipes, mixes easily 


What can you use Matcha Green Tea Powder for?

  • Hot Tea
  • Smoothies
  • Baking
  • Drinks
  • Cocktails
  • Waffles
  • Muffins
  • Pancakes
  • Frosting's
  • Brownies
  • Truffles
  • Cookies
  • Sorbets
  • Cheesecakes
  • Biscuits
  • Dips
  • Cornbread
Included with your order via the Amazon link HERE is a fabulous recipe e-book 




KissMe Matcha Green Tea Latte


Ingredients
1 tsp. Matcha powder
¾ cup almond milk (or soy or cow or goat milk)
¼ cup boiling water
1 tsp. agave syrup
Instructions
1. Place matcha in the bottom of a coffee mug or other heat-proof cup.
2. Bring almond milk to a simmer in a small pot.
3. Whisk boiling water slowly with the matcha powder in the mug, then pour in almond milk.
Tip the cup to up the foam factor.
4. Sweeten with agave syrup if desired. (sometimes I use honey or stevia instead)
Enjoy your latte....yummy! 


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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Letting Go Of Your "Life Stuff" or "Junk In Your Trunk"

Just how much extra junk do you have in your "life" trunk? I am not talking about those extra pounds you are always dieting to get rid of either! I am talking about the crap that we see as important in our life, that really is not! The stuff that is always holding us back and making us feel miserable or less than worthwhile. My junk causes me more stress and anxiety it seems, how about you?

We all have junk... Yes I have been learning a hard lesson that some of this junk of mine needs to go, so the true woman in me can shine. The woman that God made to glorify Him and not myself or worldly possessions.

Here is a list of some Junk In The Trunk items for anybody to pray about and begin to work on...... one at a time:

  • Need to be perfect
  • Fear and worry
  • Comparing myself to others
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Trying to do it all
  • Multitasking and getting nothing done
  • Not saying No!
  • Saving everything "just in case I might need it"
  • Actual possessions that are just clutter
  • Lack of real organization in your home
  • Not Letting others be right (spouse)
  • Not Letting others help you
  • Constant thoughts of sadness since death of a loved one (for me my mom just passed away in Feb 2014)

There are many more I am sure, but I think you are catching my drift.

Below is a wonderful list from writer / speaker Brene Brown, if you have not heard her TED talks or read any of her books I strongly encourage looking her up.

This speaks mountains to me, I pray it will touch you today also.


Be blessed today!

Next time let's talk about that list and how we can work thru it, one day at a time.

 

 

 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Minecraft Learning Free Geometry Printables #math #minecraft






Math-Craft Geometry- Types of angles - Link found HERE   Free for only 2 days, so hurry!

This elementary mathematics unit incorporates activities and images to engage your child in the study of geometry. Colorful original graphics add interest that makes it easy to learn the basics of different types of basic angles. Applications to the popular video game Minecraft™ are included to extend learning beyond the unit. In addition, tasks are assigned to use real world objects to practice their new skills and demonstrate mastery. A parent instruction sheet and an answer sheet are included for parent/teacher use. (8 pages counting cover, appropriate for ages 8-12)

Enjoy yours, downloading mine right now.... my girls love Minecraft!! 


Monday, July 28, 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Thinking About Homeschooling This Year? Stop And Listen To That Small Voice....















Advice is very easy to give out, seems like everybody has an answer for your journey in life. What does your heart tell you? That nagging, tugging feeling in your gut comes from.......God, and you know it. Listen to that still small voice, he is talking to you. The answer might not be what you want to hear. But it is the right answer, He will lead your way, guide you and give you strength.

For several years when my kids were young I fought God's call to homeschool. I kept telling myself and Him.....nah, I can't homeschool, are you crazy??  I found our family in a situation that financially required us to make some hard choices, one of those choices was yes.......to homeschool. Yes in the end God's never ending call won. We have homeschooled ever since, for nearly 8 or 9 years now. I have no regrets for that single step we made, it was the best step for our family.

Are you having a tough time making that decision? feel free to leave a comment or email me. Are you a homeschool mom like myself that took a leap of faith also, help me encourage other moms by leaving a comment about your journey.






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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

What A Clever Concept! Planning For This Year's Curriculum.....#Homeschoolproducts

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This is one of the bundles that I just ordered, I am super excited to get all this awesome stuff for 82% off the regular price!! Can you believe it, I still can't. Plus all the extra's that come free with your order, tons of extras I am telling you. I have used several of the books and programs already and love them, we use NotebookingPages all the time for science, history and copy work. I am excited to try Math Mammoth again, we have only done some samples before and really liked them. Many of these bundles have books that are great for all ages, since I have a 14 and 10 year old daughters, we are incorporating some of these together.

Below is a highlight of the 4-6 grade bundle I bought:


The "Build Your Bundle" - Homeschool Edition sale is going on for one week only (July 21-28)! There are so many wonderful products and amazing deals! We are highlighting the Elementary Bundle below.

Take a look at the Elementary
4th - 6th Grade Bundle:


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Your 4th-6th graders will develop foundational skills and gain insight into the ancient world using the comprehensive collection of resources found in our 4th-6th Grade Bundle. This bundle features science curriculum and a creative writing course from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 picks, Mapping the World with Art - a blend of history, geography, and art, math, Bible, handwriting and copywork resources, writing guides, timeline cards, ancient history notebooking pages, creative writing for both boys and girls, and an editable weekly homeschool planner for Mom!

There are 2 products in Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Pics in this bundle!

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Checkout the items in the 4-6 bundle:

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Wordsmith Apprentice - Retail $16.00

This Cathy Duffy Top 100 curriculum is a creative writing course for grade 4 through 6. All the practicality, humor and fun of Wordsmith, but written for the younger student, ages 9-12. An easy to use writing course encouraging students to develop their writing skills as they participate in every role on a newspaper staff: editor, reporter, writer, etc.

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Creation Geology: A Study Guide to Fossils, Formations and the Flood - Retail $18.95

Flood geology comes alive with the 57-page teaching outline included. This study includes easy to follow lesson plans for K-12, over 300 activities and experiments, information about radiometric dating, oil and coal formation and Geologic formations and fossils occurred during the time of Noah's Flood, vocabulary list, recommended reading (not necessary to complete this study), math activities, book reviews, reproducible sheets and much more!

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Mapping the World with Art - Retail $14.95

"Mapping the World with Art" is a blend of history, geography, and art for ages 10 and up. This curriculum is actually three books in one. The first section is a history text history lessons that tell the story of cartography from ancient Mesopotamia up through the discovery of Antarctica in the late 1800s. The second section of the book provides step-by-step drawing lessons for each of the history lessons.

After you learn some history, you draw the primary place you read about.

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Bible Road Trip - Year One: The Books of the Law and History - Retail $20.00

The Bible Road Trip Year One Curriculum is a 480-page digital PDF download of the full Bible Road Trip Year One curriculum for all five levels, preschool through high school. The Bible Road Trip Year One Curriculum includes the Parent / Teacher Guide and 32 weeks of curriculum schedules for all grades.

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Keyboarding for the Christian School Elementary (KJV available in options) - Retail $12.95

Do you anticipate your student using computers in the future? Is your student going into a technological field? How far your student will go will be determined by their proficiency in computers. Give them the edge in computer applications by purchasing curriculum that really works.

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Weekly Homeschool Planner - Retail $20.00

Tired of looking for a brand-new homeschool planner each year? What if you could buy ONE planner, type in your plans, save them and use the same planner year after year? The Weekly Homeschool Planner will help you organize your school day and record your daily learning. Additional forms help you keep track of testing results, evaluations and special events.

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Ancient Times Notebooking Pages - Retail $19.95

This is the entire collection of Ancient Times notebooking pages. This COMPLETE package contains notebooking pages for:
- Ancient Africa & Egypt
- Ancient Americas
- Ancient China, Japan, & India
- Ancient Greeks, Minoans, & Mycenaeans
- Ancient Mesopotamia
- Ancient Romans, the Early Christian Church, & Other European Cultures

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Timeline Cards - Creation-Early Greeks - Retail $5.00

136 timeline cards covering Ancient History: Creation to Early Greeks. Includes: 2 sets of cards: 1 with dates and 1 without dates / Memory Work & Copywork pages / Blank Timeline Cards / Blank lines & generic design to print on backside of cards / 3 different style timelines.

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Math Mammoth Bundle - Introduction to Fractions & Fractions 1 - $8.80 Retail

Math Mammoth Introduction to Fractions contains lessons for fraction arithmetic for grades 1-4. The topics covered are on a simple level, constantly illustrated with visual models, and with small denominators.

Fractions 1 covers the concepts of fraction and mixed numbers, equivalent fractions, adding and subtracting like and unlike fractions, adding and subtracting mixed numbers, and comparing fractions.

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Writing Guides for Children - Retail $14.00

These Writing Guides are for beginning and reluctant writers. Each set can be used with children as young as Grade 1, starting with Writing Instructions, and Writing Poetry, and children in Grade 2 for Writing a Biography and Writing a Research Paper.

Includes: Writing a Biography, Writing Poetry, Writing Instructions, and Writing a Research Paper

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Creative Writing Made Easy Bundle- Retail $25.90

Your students will be guided step by step in creating an adventure where both the student and her characters grow in faith towards God. Each of the 12 lessons will teach the basics of creative writing such as: creating the princess character, developing a faith filled plot, using your senses in a setting, and spicing up your dialogue.

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Spies of the Revolutionary War Creative Writing Unit and Lapbook - Retail $10.95

Creative Writing has never been easier! Eighty pages of lessons and lapbook fun- it's a wonderful way to engage boys to write! Create a secret code, make a battle drum, become a spy and write about it! Kids can't wait for school time!

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Homeschool Copywork Membership - Retail $24.95

Homeschool Copywork is a brand new membership site with a Charlotte mason flare. There are currently 18 different copywork ebooks and 1 artist study available in the Homeschool Copywork Full Membership Area. By purchasing this bundle, you will be given a full membership for one year.

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Dragons of the Bible Copywork - Retail $7.95

Did you know that dragons are mentioned in the Bible 22 times? Dragons of the Bible contains each of the 22 verses for copywork in lined manuscript, regular cursive, and regular print PLUS notebooking pages and coloring pages for each featured dragon graphic. The beautiful line art graphics are perfect for coloring as a reward for a job well done.

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