Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Saying goodbye to the Year...and the clutter!

Well I don't know about you, but I am kind of glad that this year is almost over :D

Time for sun, holidays, and freedom from reports!!

But most-of-all time to just be more teacher role...just mommy.

I'll-be-it, we still teach and there is many teaching moments throughout the day even. But, just time to laugh, cuddles and no reminding them to do their homework. Ahhhh! Lemonade stands here we come!!

If you are the mom who schools throughout the year...I am very proud of you! You are a one-of-a-kind trooper. For me though, I am longing this break. It has been a bumpy year. Better than last year though. So, I need a bit of a break and I think the kids do too.

In light of all that, I have been doing a major over-haul on the curriculum and clutter of non-used books or outdated curriculum that we no longer will need for the next year. It was hard at first because you are always thinking, "Oh, well I may need this for next year (even though you have actually kept it for two years now and still haven't used it) or, the kids might get around to completing that, etc." This time I was like, "NO! it is going!" It felt sooo good. It was like Spring Cleaning for the school room!

When do you do your Homeschool Spring Cleaning?

Is it as hard for you as it is me?

What kinds of things are you still holding onto that you know has got to go??

I would love to hear about it! Until then...

Happy Learning!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Summer Fun!!

Outdoor Play

from: JM Cremp's Adventure Store for Boys

Paso Boys Cowboy Hat

Cowboy Vest and Chap Set 

Will James' Book of Cowboy Stories - $29.50
Will James’ Book of Cowboy Stories is a gathering of some of the most entertaining illustrated stories of cowboy life from the Will James Collection. This long-awaited reprinting of the last Will James book will satisfy readers’ nostalgic longing for the freedom, adventure, and danger of life on the wide-open range. So sit back on your spurs, pour yourself a cup of thick, black camp coffee, and let Will James transport you to bygone days of cowpunching, cattle rustling, bronc busting, and drifting in the American West. Includes 53 black-and-white drawings.

Military Surplus Tents - $24.00

from: JM Cremp's Adventure Store for Boys

Deluxe Military Belt Kit

from: JM Cremp's Adventure Store for Boys
Military Falcon Jet (150 Piece)

from: JM Cremp's Adventure Store for Boys
Hand Made Boys Leather Journal - $46.50
Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and, of course, you. You're all great thinkers and grand adventurers, and each of us benefit from the thoughts, ideas and journeys you describe in your journals. For me, I gave each of my boys one of these leather-bound books when they turned twelve, and the pages just keep filling.

Shakespeare Complete Fishing Kit - $19.99

Spy Science Secret Message Kit 

from: JM Cremp's Adventure Store for Boys

15% off Primary Science

Books for Kids: Golden Books

Books for Kids: Dr. Seuss

Books for Kids: Magic Tree House

You GOTTA have some learning ;D

Learning Resources®Giant Magnetic Base Ten Set - $21.99

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Learning Resources®Spill Your Guts Human Body Game - $26.99

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Learning Resources®Pupil Clock Dials Set of 10

Learning Resources®Shapes Sand Molds - $8.99

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Learning Resources®Numbers & Operations Molds

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  Learning Resources Deal of the Week! Smart Snacks Toys only $14.99 - Save 25%

Video's For Dyslexics!

Learning through Videos is key for a Dyslexic learner. Here are some great Video's to help foster a love of learning and joy in being Dyslexic and perfectly made :D


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Monday, May 12, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!!

Just had to share this unique and precious event today in the light of Mother's Day.
To all the mom's out there...Happy Mother's Day!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

I Am Diving In and Embracing Dyslexia

I have encountered many challenging things due to our families Dyslexia in the last few years. But, that is not where I have left it, nor where I stand today. I am a firm believer in a good challenge. But, what happens when that challenge has been shot down without even the chance to try it from the start? You can feel humiliated and defeated before it could have even begun. 

This video was a great inspiration for me as a reflection from our school year. I worked so hard to try and fit us into the school system, meeting PLO's and doing everything possible to keep the fire burning for the passion of learning in my children. But it is just not happening. 

Maybe I should just let go and start swimming :D


Sunday, May 4, 2014

New See The Light News!

I am so excitted to tell you guys about See the Light's new Project!

NEW SEE THE LIGHT UNIT STUDIES!!! Here you get an awesome program that incorporates sooo many subjects and outcomes just in one Unit and only for $9.99!!!

Biblically based and focused with outcomes that cover beginning second language, latin roots, history, language arts etc; that all tie in to one beautifully packaged deal. I am excited about this and really...How can you pass that price up??

Check out some of the videos below and head over to the website with the links above to order :D

Here is what some Homeschooling Moms had to say about it!

Happy Learning :D

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