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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Cyber Monday Sales!!

 

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Usborne Books and More - Free standard (8%) shipping at $100! {aff}

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For the first time ever, Close To My Heart is offering a Cyber Monday Sale on Monday, December 1, 2014. There has never been a better time to buy Close To My Heart’s exclusive Cricut® Collections for 20% off the retail price. Whether you love scrapbooking, cardmaking, or creating 3-D projects, our four exclusive Cricut® collections make the perfect addition to any craft room! Sale starts at midnight (MST) on December 1 and ends at 11:59 pm Monday night.

Hands of a Child

All thematic ebooks are $1 each!!   We LOVE these lapbooks!!

 
EDUCENTS:  The Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale Starts Now!
Get FREE SHIPPING on your ENTIRE ORDER & an EXTRA 10% OFF by using code: EDUCENTS10FREE. {aff}

 Rosetta Stone
Rosetta Stone Language Learning




Unit Studies by Amanda Bennett {aff}

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Confessions of a Homeschooler

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Enter code CYBERDEAL at checkout to save 30% on any single nonsale item.
Lake Shore Learning Enter code CYBERDEAL at checkout.
Offer valid 12/1/14 only. Online purchases only. Limit one coupon use per customer. Not valid on sale items.


Geo Matters

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Times Tales

Fitness 4 Homescchool - Black Friday Sale
3 year access for $27 {aff}

Little Passports
Save 40% on the 1st month of any Monthly Plan with code BLACK40. Offer ends Tuesday! {aff}

Fire HD 7, Only $109
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Lots of FREE and Discount Apps

MAESTRO CLASSICS CYBER MONDAY SALE

BUY 1 GET 1 FREE!

PURCHASE ANY MP3 GIFT CARD AND GET ONE FREE + FREE SHIPPING ON ALL GIFT CARDS!

ONE DAY ONLY!!!

Follow these steps to take advantage of our Cyber Monday sale

1) Go To www.maestroclassicsdirect.com

2) Select two or more MP3 Gift Cards and any other products you wish to                 purchase

3) Enter & apply the coupon code CYBERSALE

4) Place your order!

I’ll update as I find more deals!!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Week 15 in Review

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Finally everyone got over their colds!!  (for the most part!)

Monday we started the day with a check up for c (4yo) and baby K (1yo).  The older two were back to martial arts and art class, finally! 

Tuesday was a double header at gymnastics for c, (to make up for missed classes).  Then we watched Garfield’s Thanksgiving on Hulu for a fun afternoon activity.  We had a bit of a rough morning b/c I found out that C (8yo) had not been being honest about some of his computer work.  I obviously need to check up on him more.  :/  So frustrating! 

Wednesday it snowed!!  We had a short day and the kids played outside late morning.  Then the hubby got home early and we hit the road for Thanksgiving!!  Thankful for back routes, we were able to avoid the holiday traffic on the main highways!  First time my family has been all together since before I moved to Hawaii, almost 4yrs ago!! 

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Thursday – Thanksgiving!!!  We ate A LOT!!  The boys each made a pie earlier in the week for dessert.  They were well received!

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Friday – The older two boys went shooting with their dad, grandpa and uncles.  Us girls and the younger boys went to Target…nothing spectacular!  But I did get a few stocking stuffers.  Then we celebrated c’s 4th birthday and K’s 1st birthday with the family!  c wanted his presents to be hidden (“like an Easter egg hunt”),   He also helped decorate his cake!

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Saturday – we got everyone together for family photos…that’s always fun!  HA!  Can’t wait to see how they turned out, I know it made my mom happy to get photos together!  Last time I only had 2 kids (now there are four) and my nephew had just been born (he is 4.5yrs old now).  Long overdue!  It’s so nice to be near family again!!  We headed back home after lunch. 

Now it’s time to get ready to get back to normal school week starting Monday!  We have been doing computer school classes mostly b/c of vacation and shortened weeks…now it’s time to get back into the swing of things!   I love that we can be so flexible though!  Even though we have done short days, my kids are still doing learning!  I like to be more involved in their learning though and not just do all computer stuff, so we mix I up! 

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!! 

Link Ups this week -

Workbox Wednesday
Field Trip Friday
Share it Saturday

Reviews this week -

More reviews coming soon!!

Other Posts you might have missed -

Guest Post at Upside Down Homeschooling!
Poppins Book Nook with Giveaway – In the Kitchen – Cherry Unit Study

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Share it Saturday

A little late…

Share it Saturday- final
Please visit my co-hosts:

Karyn from Teach Beside Me
Colleen & Leann from Sugar Aunts
Mary Catherine from Fun-a-Day
Tiffany from Life & Lessons From a Country Road
and Kimberly from Natural Beach Living
 



 


 

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Field Trip Friday

Field Trip Friday!
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Blog Hop designed to share 'FIELD TRIP' related Blog Posts

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


Please stop by and visit my co-host’s blog and give them a shout out!
Lisa @ Our 4 Kiddos

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    Hope you are enjoying Thanksgiving! New Field Trip next week - next port!

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014

    Workbox Wednesday

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    Welcome to Workbox Wednesday!  If you use workboxes, tot trays, or anything similar, feel free to post a link to your blog post or a picture (pictures can be from facebook, but please make sure they are PUBLIC so we can see them, or use a host like photobucket.com to get a URL for your photo) that shows WHAT IS IN YOUR BOXES!

    Please visit my co-host at Tots and Me and Line Upon Line Learning

    Visit others that link up, leave comments, follow, etc.  The favors will be returned!  Feel free to grab a button too, so others can find the link up and join in the fun!

    Guest Post at Upside Down Homeschooling!

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    Find me today guest posting at Upside Down Homeschooling.  I’ve got 10+ ornaments you can make easily with materials you most likely already have….and if not, you can find them CHEAP!  It’s part of a great series ABCs of Homeschooling through the Holidays!  Check it out!

    Monday, November 24, 2014

    Poppins Book Nook: In the Kitchen with Giveaway!

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    Grab the code above to come and link up each month and share what YOU do with the theme!  We look forward to hearing from you!


    This Year’s Co-hosts


    Enchanted Homeschooling Mom ~ 3 Dinosaurs ~ To the Moon and Back ~ Planet Smarty Pants ~ Farm Fresh Adventures ~ Growing in God�s Grace ~ Chestnut Grove Academy ~ 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 ~ My Bright Firefly ~A Mommy�s Adventures ~ Inspiring 2 New Hampshire Children ~ World for Learning ~ Ever After in the Woods ~Golden Grasses ~ A glimpse of our life ~ Journey to Excellence ~ Happy Little Homemaker ~ Little Homeschool Blessings ~ Raventhreads ~ Tots and Me ~ As We Walk Along The Road ~ Stir the Wonder ~ For This Season ~Where Imagination Grows ~ The Canadian Homeschooler ~ School Time Snippets ~ Peakle Pie ~ A Moment in our World ~ Every Bed of Roses ~ Finchnwren ~ At Home Where Life Happens ~ 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  ~ Simple Living Mama


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    Based on:


    This is a really fun book that talks about the seasons of a Cherry Tree and ends with a Cherry Pie recipe!  The illustrations are beautiful!  My kids love this book and they love to make Cherry Pie too! 


    Here is a short clip for tips on pitting cherries.  We use the paper clip method!


    A cherry unit isn’t complete without this classic game!


    Here are some links to Cherry activities:

    Cherries and Cherry Tree Theme Digraph CH
    Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities


    Cherry Themed Art Projects, Playdough and more


    Cherry Coloring Page


    Cherry In and Out Worksheet


    Count ‘Em Up:  Cherry Addition Worksheet


    Cherry Handwriting Page


     


    Check out other Poppins Book Nook Participants or Link up a Themed Post of Your Own! 



     


    Feed Our Small World:A Cookbook for Kids Giveaway! Every month the Poppins Book Nook group will be offering readers a chance to win a brand new storybook or product that ties in with our theme for the month. This month one lucky entrant will win a copy of the book Feed Our Small World: A Cookbook for Kids for the theme of To The Kitchen!

    Entrants must be 18 years or older and reside in a country that receives U.S. Postal mail. 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.  Just enter the Rafflecopter below to win:

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    Saturday, November 22, 2014

    Share it Saturday!

    Share it Saturday- final
     
    Please visit my co-hosts:

    Karyn from Teach Beside Me
    Colleen & Leann from Sugar Aunts
    Mary Catherine from Fun-a-Day
    Tiffany from Life & Lessons From a Country Road
    and Kimberly from Natural Beach Living
     


    Highlighted Posts were randomly selected (using Random.org)

     
     
     
    holiday crafts for kids
     
     


     

    Friday, November 21, 2014

    Week 14 in Review

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    So I spent the weekend away with my mom on a scrapbooking retreat.  Saturday night the hubby called bc baby girl caught what the others have had..(cough, snotty nose).  He handled it well on his own though, and I returned home Sunday night.  So thankful to have him.

    Saturday the two oldest returned to their history classes at the Historical Society in Westminster, MD.  There was another article done on them in the local paper, you can see the back of their heads.  They enjoyed soccer, but missed the history classes for sure.  They were excited to go back! 

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    Sunday I got home in the evening.  Z started coming down with the cold…no one went to church since the youngest two were sick anyhow. 

    Monday C woke up coughing…the last one joins the club!  We stayed home….no one really felt good.  We had computer schooling and watched some educational shows too. I made tomato soup for lunch and chicken noodle with dumplings for dinner, it was that kind of day! They missed Martial Arts and art class Sad smile

    Tuesday everyone was a bit better.  Since c had missed gymnastics two weeks in a row already, so we ventured out.  Then we went to the Dollar Tree to buy some supplies for an ornaments post I have coming up for another blog.  It was so darn cold out, like 27degrees, 9 with wind chill!  Brrr!  Had our make up field trip scheduled and had to cancel!  Boo! 

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    Wednesday we all stayed home again.  c is the only one that is really feeling better (and getting stir crazy I might add!).  I did take him to speech, but the other boys missed Martial Arts.  I’m hoping they can make up at least one missed class tomorrow night…I figure the other kids wouldn’t want them coughing in their faces :/    We finished up ornaments, did some computer schooling and my oldest used Times Tales for the first time…LOVE IT!! One time and he has already had VAST improvement!  Then we used our Hoopla App to watch a two episodes of Bill Nye the Science Guy (which they didn’t seem to impressed with, bummer!).  Though after borrowing 4 episodes I discovered 4 borrows is the monthly limit!  That stinks!  Must just be for movies though, b/c I have borrowed a few audio books this month already…or maybe you can’t have more than 4 at a time?  IDK, still figuring the app out.  You should check your local library to see if they partner with Hoopla, it’s a great resource!

    Anyhow, my voice is mostly back, but I’ve had a killer headache since I got up.  Baby girl is super fussy and clingy…so it was a pajama day for all (until we had to take c to speech in the early evening).

    Thursday we missed co-op because of the sickies!  The kids were bummed! But baby girl was up and down A LOT, I was beat and C had the major sniffles in the AM.  Everyone is getting stir crazy here!  I typically hit Costco on co-op days, and well I have to say groceries are running low…and we have company on Sunday…May have to shop on Saturday :YIKES:  We made huge strides in math though…I purchased Times Tales DVD and we used it Wednesday and today.  He already has the times tables from part one memorized….and this is after days of pulling my hair out before!  If you have a VISUAL learner, I highly recommend it!  When I saw it came as a DVD I knew it would be a good fit, this boy learned to read watching Super Why! 

    Friday I think next year for winter session…we are just going to skip it…2 weeks of swimming missed because of vacation and then c missed a week from being sick…now the other 2 are sick :/  There are only 5 weeks of class…doesn’t take a mathematician to do that problem.   We tried lessons out, but left early when my older one wasn’t feeling well.  O well!  We tried.  Hopefully this weekend will be a turn for the better!

    Link Ups this week -

    Workbox Wednesday (*FREE Thanksgiving Math Printable)
    Field Trip Friday
    Share it Saturday

    Reviews this week -

    Recent reviews

    Other Posts you might have missed -

    Guest Post at Tales of a Pee Dee Mama

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    Thursday, November 20, 2014

    Field Trip Friday #150–Nassau, Bahamas (Homeschool Cruise Port 1)

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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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      Our first stop on the cruise was Nassau, Bahamas!  This was a neat little place, really pretty and warm (which I am really missing now!).

      There was lots to see and do at this port…unfortunately we were there on a Sunday so a lot of shops were closed (which I thought was cool).  It is a really religious island. 

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    Places we visited:  from top to bottom on the right hand side – Parliament Square, Inside and Outside of Fort Fincastle, Pirate Museum.  Not pictured:  Queen’s Staircase

    It is a beautiful island, lot’s of history…and my boys favorite part the cannons and pirates!  The fort was only $1 per person and the views were beautiful! The pirate museum was more..$12 for adults, $6 for kids ages 4+.  It was a nicely done museum, had some interactive questions and answers (flip the board to get your answer).  

    The only bad part of the island was when you get off the boat, you are LITERALLY BOMBARDED with people trying to sell you things!  It was nuts, but once you push past them and say a lot of “no, thank you”, it wasn’t difficult to get around via foot.

    They try and sell Conch shells for $10 each as well…just a heads up Grand Turks was FULL OF THEM all over the beach. 

    Guest Post at Tales of a Pee Dee Mama

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    Find me today Guest Posting at Tales of a Pee Dee Mama!!  I’ve linked to lots of great inexpensive and FREE resources for supplementing or piecing your curriculum!!

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