Printable New Year’s Eve Survey and Homemade Toasting Glasses

New Year's Eve Survey for time capsule

New Year’s Eve Survey for time capsule

I hope that you are planning an eventful night as we ring in 2013!  If you need a little inspiration, here are a couple of ideas:

Why not have a New Year’s Eve bonfire.  It can be as simple as hotdogs..chips..and s’mores.  Also, don’t forget to make a 2012 time capsule.  We did this last year and it was a lot of fun.  We each filled out the Happy New Year sheet and then put some items that reminded us of the year in a clean potato chip canister that we had covered and decorated with construction paper and markers.  Of course, we also toasted with white grape juice.  This year, we will be using glasses that I made for only $2 per glass. (directions below)

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Directions for making the glasses:

I know you’ve seen these glasses in stores.  My hats off to the inventor!   How clever!  As a homeschooler, I just couldn’t afford to buy these, so I went to our Dollar Store and bought mason jars and glass candle holders.  Next, I headed to Walmart and bought a waterproof, clear glue.  There are so many to choose from.  Don’t stress about which one…just be sure it’s waterproof and clear-that’s it!  I paid about $2.50.  I turned each glass upside down and laid the candlestick on top to see where I needed to put the ring of glue.  I applied the glue to the glass and then sat the candle stick on top and let it sit to dry (according to glue package directions).   One tip I do have that’s pretty important is that you need to be sure you get the glue all the way around evenly so that the candle stick will go on with no little spaces to let water in.  I didn’t seal one of mine evenly and a little water got in and now I can see some moisture in there after I wash it.  It’s no biggie and we still use it; and it was only $2, so I’ll eventually just make a new one.

Happy New Year!

Christmas Copywork free download – week 3

Christmas copywork 3rd week

Here’s the copywork sheet for week 3.  You should be able to click on the picture above to download.  Let me know if you have problems.

Remember to celebrate Christmas – not just the holiday! 🙂

 

 

Super Stocking Stuffer Coupons for Homeschoolers

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Need some last minute stocking stuffer ideas?  How about these Super Stocking Stuffer Coupons made especially for homeschoolers.  Whether it’s a “Get out of one assignment free” coupon or a “Reading Day” coupon, your children are sure to be excited when they find these in their stockings on Christmas morning!  There are 9 coupons with two designs each to choose from.  There are four blank coupons for you to fill in, if you choose.

Here’s the Currclick link:

http://www.currclick.com/product/76122/Super-Stocking-Stuffer-Coupons-for-Homeschoolers

Christmas copywork – free download (second week)

Christmas copywork 2nd week

Here’s the copywork for this week.  It’s Luke 2:10-12.

Just to recap…

I created a copy work poster for my children to do each week during December. Last week, we did Luke 2:7-9.  This week, Luke 2:10-12.  And the week before Christmas, we will write Luke 2:13-14. (It’s shorter since this will probably be a busy week.  Also, you may want to see if they can write the whole thing (vs. 7-14) this week from memory.)  I used KJV.

I told my children to use their best handwriting (either print or cursive) and we will hang these and work at memorizing the verses we write each week.  By Christmas, we will have written and memorized Luke 2:7-14.

Click  or on the picture above to download.  Let me know if you have any problems.

If your children write really big, then you may want to have them start on a blank handwriting sheet.  You can download that here.

Here’s the link to last week’s post with the copywork sheet.

Christmas Copywork – free download

copywork Christmas

I created a copy work poster for my children to do each week during December. This week, we will be writing Luke 2:7-9.  Next week, Luke 2:10-12.  And the week before Christmas, we will write Luke 2:13-14. (It’s shorter since this will probably be a busy week.  Also, you may want to see if they can write the whole thing (vs. 7-14) this week from memory.)  I used KJV.

I told my children to use their best handwriting (either print or cursive) and we will hang these and work at memorizing the verses we write each week.  By Christmas, we will have written and memorized Luke 2:7-14.

Here’s the one for this week.  I’ll post the other two later.

Click here or on the picture above to download.  Let me know if you have any problems downloading.

If your children write really big, then you may want to have them start on a blank handwriting sheet.  You can download that here.

copywork Christmas blank