Freebie Friday 8-26

In case you missed some, here are the FREEBIES that posted on my Facebook page today. My all time favorite freebie is Swagbucks. Use the swagbar to search the web and earn swagbucks. There are also other ways to earn swagbucks by doing surveys and searching for codes but if you don’t want to do those, just […]

Flower Pots

This week we are taking a little break from our normal curriculum and learning about gardening.   Today we painted flower pots which we will use to plant seeds in and watch them grow into flowers. When we finish the whole unit, I will post the list of books & websites we used  but until […]

Leonardo Davinci Lesson

We are using Illuminations from Bright Ideas Press this year to help tie subjects in with our core which is The Mystery of History. I just wanted to share with you one of the things the kids did as a project while we were studying Leonardo Davinci this week. This was part of the literature […]

Fruit of the Spirit

In our lesson from The Mystery of History today, we talked about Girolamo Savonarola.  One of the activities for younger children mentioned the Fruit of the Spirit. I don’t have any children in that category but the activity was interesting so I read it to my kids. They couldn’t remember all of the fruits so […]

Week in Review

Last Sunday was my middle child’s 14th birthday so I had asked a girl we go to church with to make him a cake to surprise him with before Sunday School.  She came up with this really cool camouflage design. After church we went to eat (he chose Burger King) and then to the movies to […]

Google Doodle Contest

You all know how much I love Google Doodles right? Well, Google has a contest called Doodle 4 Google where students in K-12 can use their talent to design a logo for the company for everyone to see! The theme for this year is “What I’d like to do someday…” The winning artist will receive […]

Preschool Winter Theme

Click on the image to see my preschool lesson plans for our Winter Theme Week.  If you have other ideas you would like to share, please leave a comment.  I would love to see your blog posts and photos of your children doing these activities. I will be posting my pics after we do these […]

Black Friday

I haven’t done the “Door Buster” sales on Black Friday in about 10 years.  There usually isn’t anything I just have to have that I want to fight for so I just wait until later in the day.  Most of the time I can get something that I do want at a great price even […]

Thankful Tree

We made Thankful Trees today.  One each leaf, I wrote what they child said they were thankful for. The things kids are thankful for are so cute.  These are from ages 3, 4 and 10. (The 10 year old wrote on his own leaves.) Mommy Daddy Sissy Brother Cake & Ice Cream Macaroni & Cheese Toys […]

Fall Art

Inspired by Erica at Heart of the Matter, we decided to go outside and collect leaves and make artwork out of them.  I knew the little girls would enjoy this but I didn’t realize how much the big kids would too. They got pretty creative! Of course I wanted to make it into more […]