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Monday, March 31, 2014

5 Books that Will Put the Whole World in Your Child’s Hands with Giveaway

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Enchanted Homeschooling Mom ~ 3 Dinosaurs ~ To the Moon and Back ~ Planet Smarty Pants ~ Farm Fresh Adventures ~ Growing in God's Grace ~ Chestnut Grove Academy ~ Faith and Good Works ~ Learning and Growing the Piwi Way ~ The Usual Mayhem~ Preschool Powol Packets ~ Monsters Ed Homeschool Academy ~ Adventures in Mommydom ~ Teach Beside Me ~ Life with Moore Babies ~ Kathy's Cluttered Mind ~ Are We There Yet? ~ Our Crafts N Things ~ Hopkins Homeschool ~ ABC Creative Learning ~ Joy Focused Learning ~ P is for Preschooler ~ Laugh and Learn ~ A Mommy's Adventures ~ Inspiring 2 New Hampshire Children ~ World for Learning ~ The Kennedy Adventures ~ Ever After in the Woods ~ Golden Grasses ~ Our Simple Kinda Life ~ A glimpse of our life ~ Journey to Excellence ~ Happy Little Homemaker ~ Little Homeschool Blessings ~ Simplicity Breeds Happiness ~ Raventhreads ~ Water on the Floor ~ Learning Fundamentals ~ Tots and Me ~ As We Walk Along The Road ~ Stir the Wonder ~ For This Season ~ Where Imagination Grows ~ Lextin Academy ~ The Canadian Homeschooler ~ School Time Snippets ~ Peakle Pie ~ Mom's Heart ~ A Moment in our World ~ Every Bed of Roses ~ Finchnwren ~ At Home Where Life Happens ~ Suncoast Momma ~ The Library Adventure ~ Embracing Destiny ~ Day by Day in our World ~ Our Homeschool Studio ~ A "Peace" of Mind ~ Thou Shall Not Whine ~ SAHM I am ~ eLeMeNo-P Kids ~ Simple Living Mama


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Poppins Book Nook Giveaway! Every month the Poppins Book Nook group will be offering readers a chance to win a brand new storybook that ties in with our theme for the month. This month one lucky entrant will win a copy of Where in the World!  The winner must reside within the United States. This giveaway is brought to you by the company Enchanted Homeschooling Mom, who is owner and founder of the Poppins Book Nook. By entering this giveaway you are also acknowledging that you have read and agree to all of the Rafflecopter terms & conditions as well as Enchanted Homeschooling Mom's disclosures found here {http://enchantedhomeschoolingmom.org/disclosures/}.  Just enter the Rafflecopter below to win:

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Share it Saturday!

Chestnut Grove Academy Share It Saturday Blog Hop

 
new share it saturday hosts
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Karyn from Teach Beside Me
Colleen & Leann from Sugar Aunts
Mary Catherine from Fun-a-Day
Kate from Laughing Kids Learn
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Friday, March 28, 2014

Field Trip #120 Friday Blog Hop– A Day in San Francisco with Kids

Field Trip Friday!
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Lisa @ Our 4 Kiddos
 

Pier 39


Pier 39
A great place to view the Sea Lions.  They also have a Sea Lion Center with hands on exhibits and a informational presentation.  The price can’t be beat…it’s FREE!

Aquarium of the Bay


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I have been to a handful of aquariums over the years and feel that this one is a good one!  The kids had a lot of fun.  The under water feel of the walk through tanks was unique to other aquariums.  The Jellyfish exhibits were cool as well.  My kids loved the sharks and the touch tanks.  Pricing was reasonable, 2 adults and 2 children (ages 4-12) is $64.00.
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S.S. Jeremiah The O’ Brien


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This was probably the boy’s most favorite event of the day.  They could have spent hours exploring this ship.  A very hands on event!
Only $25 for a family of 6 (2 adults, 4 children), Active duty military is FREE as well as children 5 and under.  The family pass is still a  steal, since adults are $12 and kids ages 6-12 are $6 each.  They have lots of other things available, such as overnight stays!
 
We also rode the Carousel and the kids had a blast popping bubbles outside a local shop.
 
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They were so exhausted that they fell asleep before we got to the Golden Gate Bridge.  We had a great day!  Next week we hit some sites further north off the Highway 101.

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    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

    Y is for YES YOU CAN (Homeschool)!

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    I often times have people tell me, “I could never do what you do”, “I could never homeschool”, etc…

    I want to tell them YES YOU CAN!  If you WANT to homeschool…YOU CAN!

    I do NOT have any magic powers.

    I am NOT super mom.

    I am NOT Miss Perfect.

    I am an ordinary stay at home mom and I homeschool. 

    Plain and simple.

    I do NOT have the patience of a saint.

    I do NOT have June Cleaver days every day.

    I am NOT as put together and organized as you think.

    My life is NOT easy all the time. 

    Yes, I do have a MA in Education, but I do NOT do anything that others could NOT do.

    What I do have is a LOVE for my children and a DESIRE to give them the best education I can.

    I WANT to homeschool them.

    I have FAITH that I know what is best for them and that I can provide it.

    I have HELP from a great husband who is understanding when the house is not spotless and willing to help me out however he can.

    Do you WANT to homeschool?  If you DO, YOU CAN TOO!

    There are so many resources available to make homeschooling a greater possibility for anyone and everyone who has a strong DESIRE to do so!

    YES YOU CAN!!

    Will it always be easy?  NO

    Will some days be better than others?  YES

    But the LOVE of my children and the DESIRE to homeschool drives me….it will drive you too!

    Me and countless other homeschool moms around the world are HERE FOR YOU!   Let me know how I can help YOU!

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    Monday, March 24, 2014

    Tips for Homeschooling with Pinterest

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    1.  Make your boards specific – The more specific, the better.  If you just use a board labeled ‘homeschooling’ (or the like) you will have a much harder time finding that really cool thing you pinned and wanted to try.   I have some general categories, and also some more specific boards.  Boards as specific as ‘birds’ or general like ‘nature study’.

    2.  Use Pinterest to search – looking for ideas?  use the Pinterest search feature and then pin it to the proper board! 

    3.  Check the links before you pin – I admit, I do not always do this.  But, too many times I wished I had!  Check the pins before you repin, sometimes they are spam, sometimes they are linked to the entire blog instead of just the post (and it can be a chore to find the actual post of interest), sometimes they are just a picture with no instructions or anything at all (and therefore useless!)

    4.  Make comments on your pins – Another one I don’t always do, but it is so helpful when I comment (for my own use) how I want to use the pin, when I plan to use it, what grade, etc…  It makes #5 a lot easier. 

    5.  Consult Pinterest when lesson planning – don’t forget to look at what you’ve pinned when you make your lesson plans.  (This is where specific boards come in handy). 

    Pinterest is a HUGE tool for me in lesson planning, especially because we take a VERY eclectic approach to learning.  It’s great organization tool, and clutter free!

    I hope you’ll follow me on Pinterest!  I plan to organize my boards a bit more in the near future (life has been so crazy!), but there is still lots there!  I’m always looking for new homeschoolers to follow as well, so feel free to leave a link to your boards below in a comment. 

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    Saturday, March 22, 2014

    Share it Saturday!

    Chestnut Grove Academy Share It Saturday Blog Hop

     
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    Karyn from Teach Beside Me
    Colleen & Leann from Sugar Aunts
    Mary Catherine from Fun-a-Day
    Kate from Laughing Kids Learn
    and Tiffany from Life & Lessons From a Country Road



     
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    Friday, March 21, 2014

    Field Trip #119 Friday Blog Hop

    Field Trip Friday!
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    (does not have to be a 'home school field trip', can be any trip to any place with your children!)


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    Lisa @ Our 4 Kiddos
     
    The hubby to the boys to a Homeschool Group fieldtrip with a Portable Planetarium Presentation from University of Hawaii.  They all said it was really neat!  
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      Wednesday, March 19, 2014

      X is for–What does the foX say?

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      Picture of Fox

      FREE for Kindle (at the time of posting, please double check price before purchasing)
      What sound does a fox really make?  by Popular Science – includes music video of song, and several videos of real foxes and the noises they really make.
      Red Fox Coloring Sheet from education.com
      Fox Notebooking Page from homeschool helper online
      Cursive Handwriting F is for Fox page from education.com
      Fox Color by Sight Word page from education.com
      Fox dot-to-dot from connect the dots 101
      F is for Fox craft from Totally Tots
      More fox crafts from activity village (finger puppet, origami, etc)
      Fox printables from activity village (acrostic poem, notebooking pages, etc)
      F is for Fox from first-school.ws (handwriting page, color page, etc)
      F is for Fox dot page from the measured mom
      Unit Study from Homeschooling in the Rose Garden
      Printable Pack from Mud Pies and Make Up
      Wild Dogs: Red Foxes
      Wild Dogs:  Red Foxes unit at Currclick
      Watch:  The Fox and the Hound (available streaming on Netflix)

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      Tuesday, March 18, 2014

      Preschool Earth Science & Astronomy (Prek-3rd)

      Like Life Science this program has been made to coincide with Early Elementary Earth Science & Astronomy.  This program will work with either R.E.A.L. Science by Pandia Press or Elemental Science.  Of course, it can stand alone as well for a Preschool or Kindergarten program.space3
      I will link each topic with the activities as we complete them.  We may spend more than one week on each topic, and they will be unit studies (all subjects included).

      1.  Our Place in Space – Earth  (posts includes what we did for Early Ele too)!
      2.  Day and Night
      3.  Seasons – Spring
      4.  Seasons – Summer
      5.  Seasons - Fall
      6.  Seasons – Winter
      *Early Ele Seasons and Water Cycle
      7.  Weather - Rain/Wind/Storms
      *Early Ele Hurricanes and Storms
      8.. Weather – Earthquakes/Tornados/Volcanoes
      9.  Habitats/Landforms – Mountains
      10.  Deserts
      11.  Rainforests
      12.  Underground
      13.  Grassy Plains
      14.  Rivers & Oceans
      15.  Arctic
      16.  Rocks
      17.  Fossils & Dinosaurs
      18.  Trash/Recycling
      19. The Solar System
      20.  Sun (including shadows)
      21.  Moon
      22.  Other Planets
      23.  Stars/Constellations
      24.  Astronauts

      *we will officially start this curriculum mid-April….life was pretty busy with a new baby and a cross country move.  We should be settled mid-April. 
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      Sunday, March 16, 2014

      LDS Homeschool Conventions (2014) and Resources

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      Latter Day Saints Home Educators – Home Education Conference in Virginia Beach:  May 22-23, 2014

      LDS Homeschool Conference in Provo, Utah:  August 8-9, 2014

      National LDS Home School Association

      Support Groups – State-wide

      Liahona Homeschool Support Group – California
      Started in 1988 by Diane Hopkins to provide an organized opportunity for LDS homeschooling families in Orange County, California, to meet together.

      LDS Homeschooling in California
      Site includes a number of ways to communicate, including an email list and list of support groups. A conference is also planned.

      Latter-Day Saint Oregon Home Educators Assocation
      Serving Mormon families in Oregon and Washington.

      Washington State Latter-day Saint Family Educators
      We are a non-profit organization set up to help parents educate their children according to the desires and wishes of their heart.

      LDS Homeschoolers in Maryland - This group is for members and friends of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who homeschool their children (or are considering homeschooling) in Maryland (or adjoining states).

      S.H.A.R.E. of Southern Nevada
      Email Loop: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sharehs
      Networking LDS and like-minded homeschoolers in Southern Nevada, with area groups in Moapa, Henderson, East Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, West Las Vegas and a Teen group.

      LDS Pahrump Homeschoolers – Nevada
      This group is for those homeschoolers in the Pahrump, Nevada area who have chosen to raise and teach their children in the home. LDS and like-minded families are welcome to share in our passion for teaching our children. This group hosts weekly co-op which can include social activities, idea sharing, classes, field trips, regular Mom Meetings to lend support, brainstorm ideas for future co-ops, make decisions that involve the group etc. We will share local resources with one another as well as be a support to one another in our shared passion for educating our children.

      Beehive Academy – New Mexico
      Latter Day Saints (LDS). Serving Albuquerque and surrounding area. Twice monthly meetings for group activities, including service projects, holiday activities, field trips, presentations, and social activities. Visit http://www.lds-nha.org/support.html#nm.

      Love-At-Home, NOVA LDS Home Educators – Virginia/Maryland
      Loudoun County | Fairfax County | Prince William County | Fauquier County | Frederick County (MD) |
      A group of Latter-Day Saint Home Educators. They coordinate and share ideas and events. This includes such things as social events; field trips; and unit studies.

      Know of any other LDS groups or resources?  Comment below and I’ll add them to the list!

      Homeschool Conventions

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