Television Watching Management Idea & Favor

I have a favor to ask of you.  I hate taking up a blog post just for a favor, so keep scrolling for a great management idea for keeping television watching to a minimum. Okay, so first the favor.  As you know, writing curricula provides the means for me to be able to homeschool my …

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In His Presence Friday Link Up

Once again Mentoring Moments is doing their, "In His Presence" Friday Link Up.  Please visit and add a link to your post. Here's the post I wrote for today... I was watching the Andy Griffith show the other day.  It was the one about the old tramp who was stealing cows at night by putting …

Island Hopping – Rounding to Tens

I recently found this awesome lesson plan for teaching how to round to tens!  It's called Island Hopping.  Check it out here. Basically, we went outside and used sidewalk chalk to draw a long string of islands on the driveway.  I added number lines between them (to connect them).  All the rain we've had recently …

Monster Fingers for Reading

This time of year is the perfect time to pick up some "monster fingers" to add to your reading centers!  You can find them amongst all of the costumes/party favors. I've used these year round to help students keep their places while they are reading.  They are great for beginning readers and for struggling readers!  …

In His Presence Fridays

Today's Friday, so that means Mentoring Moments is doing their weekly "In His Presence" Friday Link Up. I was the contributor for today's post, so I've pasted it below.  Be sure to visit Mentoring Moments and add your link and let us hear what the Lord is said to you during your "Quiet Time." --- …

I Made it Myself Breakfast Burrito

Some of you may have read my I Made it Myself Pie post a while back.  I have an eight year old daughter who has outgrown the Easy Bake Oven stage and is ready for some "real" cooking projects that she can do mostly all by herself. Recently, she has been making these very simple …

Free September 11 Coloring Book

September 11, 2001, will be a day that Americans will never forget.  In the midst of tragedy, we saw an amazing patriotic spirit rise up.  September 11 A Day to Remember Coloring Book is a simple way to explain this event to children.  It's also a reminder of the heroics displayed as a result. It …

“In His Presence” Fridays

I contributed an article to Mentoring Moments for today.  I thought I would re-post it today.  If you scroll to the bottom, you will also see my "In His Presence" thoughts for today.  Link up through Mentoring Moments and share what God says to you today too. Kathy:) Here is the Mentoring Moments post I …

Our Homeschool Classroom

We decided to do some updating in our homeschool classroom.  Here's a picture of what it looked like before. With a middle schooler this year, I knew it was time to make some changes.  Our old room just screamed "kindergarten."  The first thing we did was to get rid of the "teacher desk" and move …