Archives for August 2011

Betty Lukens Learning Fun with Felt ~ Giveaway…6 sets!!!


I am thrilled to share an awesome giveaway with you!  Head on over to my review/giveaway site to read all about Betty Lukens and enter for a chance to win 6 sets…over $100 value!!!

Here are just a few of my personal favorites, the ones I I chose for my review items {click on the images to see them on the Betty Lukens website}:

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You can also see how to get a discount code to purchase your own sets in case you don’t win!    

Giveaway ends August 27, 2011

Weekly Homeschool Planner Sale!


If you’ve read my blog for even a short amount of time, you probably know I am friends with Jolanthe from Homeschool Creations.  So, yes I am a bit biased …I admit it.

She gives most of what she creates away for free, like I do.  But she does currently sell one awesome product, her Weekly Homeschool Planner!  I personally create my own planners-very similar to hers, but I have reviewed her planner extensively and know it rocks.  Here’s what’s inside…image

You can also see a sample and more on her webpage.  If you have ANY questions, scroll to the bottom and read her fine print where it says she’d be glad to answer them for you before you purchase and you can also see a sample and you can even try out a few editable pages to see if it is right for you.

Today is the last day to grab this puppy for just $12 {regularly $20}, using the code BACK2SCHOOL.

Hurry Hurry!

Read and Write the Room Printables


I wrote a post about using Read & Write the Room cards a few weeks ago.  I have since created a separate webpage to host these cards to make them easier to find!

Each set contains 5-10 word cards, most featuring photographs.  I also include recording sheets with tracing lines and blank lines.  Most of the recording sheets will have black line images to help save ink and also allow for coloring.

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I print the main cards on cardstock, laminate and cut out.  I print the recording sheets on paper using fast draft to save ink.  You could also use the Crayola Dry Erase Activity Center to reuse the recording sheets!

This is what the website looks like where you can download the free pdf files for each set…


I hope many homeschools and even classrooms enjoy using these!!

Tot School ~ Letter Oo {part 2}

~Ladybug is currently 27.5 months old~


Again, we have had a very low key school week, without any sort of schedule.  Ladybug was content playing outside mostly so we actually did very little school work! Our power was out all day yesterday and just came back on this morning so the post is late!


Tot School Printables O is for Ostrich

Letter: Oo

Object: Ostrich

Vocabulary Development Theme: African Animals

You can find the printables for this unit here on the Tot School Printables webpage.

See Part One of Letter O here!

Stamping Oo’s…IMG_0897

Coloring ostriches…IMG_0899

MUCH more interested in the kitty we had just diapered with a tissue, rather than her tracing sheet.IMG_0903

Letter Oo printables here!

Fun Books & Toys for this unit here!Tot School Printables Toys and Books Letter O


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Working on her ABC puzzle


She enjoyed “playing” the pond graphing game with the boys…IMG_0884

Matching up the pond pictures from our Pond Nomenclature set, in our mini pocket chart.  Krash matched up the words after she did the pictures.IMG_0951

She had some time with our Grasshopper Kits, especially enjoying Mr. Crunch…IMG_0963


Fishing for ABCsIMG_0972





Hidden in My Heart Scripture Lullabies ~ Giveaway!

It is not common for me to instantly fall in love with music.  It usually takes me a few listens and then I am hooked.  Not the case with Hidden in My Heart Scripture Lullabies!  I heard a sample on another blog and was mesmerized and hooked…instantly!  I emailed the company within minutes and we began a conversation over email which leads to this giveaway!  I am thrilled to share my absolute favorite quiet music with you…


Head on over to my review site…

to download a free sample song,

see a video of my favorite song,

get a 15% off coupon code,

and enter to win your own FREE CD!