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Homeschool Blog Sponsors

We are so thankful for our blog sponsors and want to share them with you each month!  Read below to see what reviews & giveaways we have coming soon, and about any special discounts our sponsors are offering right now.

Educents is the trusted resource for every child’s education. Whether you’re looking for curricula and science experiments, or tips and ideas, we hope we can help you discover new ways to make learning fun!

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We recently reviewed Maestro Classics here!


Have you tried Lessontrek yet? See our video walkthrough here and see more about why we love it.


See how my oldest son is now using it to write his own lesson plans!


Spielgaben is a long time blog sponsor and we are still enjoying our Spielgaben set!  Our monthly posts share what we have been up to with our set! See our recent post here!


Ivy Kids is simply awesome!  They sent us kits for review and we LOVE them!  Use code IVY20 to get 20% off of your first kit!


See our recent review of Gotta Go! Gotta Go! here! We are currently reviewing Over in the Ocean and will have that review up for you soon!


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Exploring Addition with Regrouping With Spielgaben

Playful Learning with Spielgaben is our monthly post sharing Spielgaben in action!  If you missed the introduction to this series, you can see it here. We were given the Spielgaben set to review and are honored to have them as a blog sponsor.

Exploring Addition with Spielgaben


Exploring Addition

We have been using our Spielgaben set to explore addition and addition with re-grouping this month.

Math Manual, Part 1, Chapter 2 ~ Play 9: Addition Matrix

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I love a good Spielgaben math game and so does Ladybug! First I prepared the triangles and the cube.

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This game reviewed facts equaling 7-12.  Each time we rolled the cube we created an index card with all of the facts that totaled that number.

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Then she found the matching numbers to create the fact, like Dominoes.

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As we went on it became more challenging but she really enjoyed this simple way of reviewing facts.

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Math Manual, Part 1 Chapter 2 ~ Play 10: Monsters That Re-Group

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I love exploring math concepts in a hands on low-pressure way before a child is expected to master the skill on paper.  This lesson on addition with re-grouping was perfect! We began with a pile of small dots and she estimated how many she thought there were.  She then divided them into groups of ten into the rings and we counted.

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To make things more interesting, we added a set of green dots and then grouped those to add the two numbers together!  I modeled the equation for her on a card just so she could see it but the main purpose of this lesson was to just get the feel for grouping and regrouping.

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We did one example with re-grouping as shown below. I started by giving her 14 greens and 8 blacks and then she divided them into groups of ten, and got the answer.

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See more math fun we have had with Spielgaben!

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See version 4.0 here!


Spielgaben offers a special discount to my readers, just send an email to [email protected] mentioning 1+1+1=1 and you will be provided with a discount coupon!

Just Color! Ocean Animals

Ocean Animals Coloring Pages

Recently we shared a new Ocean Animals Preschool Pack, Ocean Animals Color by Number, Ocean Animals Q-Tip Painting, Ocean Animals Dot Fun and today we have a new Ocean Animals Coloring set for you!

The idea behind “Just Color!” is simple ~ theme packs all focused around coloring. The coloring pages are all in one download to make it easier to download and print all at once, in case you have coloring monsters like I do!

If you want to make a mini coloring book, you can scale down PDF files.

The following ocean animals are featured in this coloring pack: crab, dolphin, fish,  jellyfish, octopus, oyster, squid, starfish, stingray, shark, seahorse, turtle, swordfish and whale.

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Download your free ocean animals coloring pages here on our Just Color! Webpage!

Ocean Animals Coloring Pages

More Ocean Fun!

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9th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices

9th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices

My oldest son is 14 and going into 9th grade this year – his first official year of high school!!  Below are the 9th grade homeschool curriculum choices we have made!

Curious to see what he did in the past {since I’ve been blogging}?

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9th Grade Subjects

The Visual Version…

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Figuring high school credits – some of the credits are straight forward and some can count as different things in the end when his final transcript is developed for college. His 9th grade English credit will come from a combo of his work with his IEW writing course, the books he will read as an extension of Notgrass World History, his SAT Vocabulary work, and his extensive book list. His Geography will actually be a history credit. His Finance course will be an elective counting as a 1/2 credit. The plan is that he will end 9th grade with 6.5 high school credits combined with the 2 he came in with from 8th grade {Algebra 1 and Physical Science}. For Spanish he will be doing the 60 classes spread out over the entire year for a foreign language credit.

There may be more to come, or some changes, but this is our list for now and all of this has been purchased! We will see what the year holds!

See our 2nd Grade Choices here and our 5th Grade Choices here!

2nd Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices 5th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices

Stick around and see our homeschool year unfold!

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