Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!


Happy Thanksgiving friends. I'm so thankful for all of you. I hope you have a wonderful day. Don't forget the stretchy pants. 



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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Today is a gift


Every single day is a blessing and I believe that we should treat it as such. We live for a purpose. Our amazing God didn't create us with no purpose in mind. I could never believe that. And, so I'm prompted to ask myself...."What are you going to do today with God's gift of life?"  It's simple, yet powerful!  

Stay amazing friends! Enjoy your Thanksgiving!




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Monday, November 24, 2014

Black Friday Homeschool Deals

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It's that time of the year. Christmas is right around the corner and then the start of a new year. It's also the time of the year to find some great deals. I have complied together a list of some great deals that I have found. Enjoy! 

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(Click On Banners for Deals)


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zulily Kitchen Sale

I think you'll like zulily—they always have the best brands, at up to 70% off retail prices. There's something new to see every day, so why not take a look? Membership is free!









Need a new computer? Now is the time to take a peek. You might just find what you are looking for.



You can get this now for only $31.33! That is 61% off




Are you looking for an instrument for your child? Perhaps one for yourself. Once again, this is the perfect time to purchase one. You can't beat these deals.






This is an incredible deal! Regular price is $799.99. You can purchase it right now for only $299.99


I will be adding more deals as I come across them. Check back for updates.




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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Reindeer Study Resources & Printable Activity Pack

Christmas is right around the corner, and we are already seeing all the things that come with it. Reindeer for instance. Reindeer are too cool! I'm super excited to put together a reindeer unit study for my daughters and I just had to share some of my cool findings with you all and some cute printables I created.


Click Here to download our FREE Reindeer Study Resources & Activities 

The download above is not a complete study, but it does include some fun questions to start a study, along with some pretty fun activities, and a reindeer book list. 

Reindeer Resources:










Reindeer Books:

Reindeer Christmas (Paula Wiseman Books)

Reindeer (A Day in the Life: Polar Animals)

The Wild Christmas Reindeer

Olive, the Other Reindeer

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer) (Little Golden Book)

Santa's Reindeer


Kindle Books:
Reindeer! Learn About Reindeer and Enjoy Colorful Pictures - Look and Learn! (50+ Photos of Reindeer)

Reindeer: Amazing Photos & Fun Facts Book About Reindeer For Kids (Remember Me Series)

101 Facts... Reindeer & Deer! Reindeer Books for Kids. (101 Animal Facts Book 16)

Are Reindeer Real? 30+ Big Photos Fun Facts Silly Jokes For Kids!





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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Old Schoolhouse Blue Ribbon Awards for 2014

The Old Schoolhouse Blue Ribbon Awards for 2014



This past year my family and I have had the awesome opportunity to review many products with The Schoolhouse Review Crew. 

Schoolhouse Review Crew


These products have immensely blessed our family and have also allowed me the ability to give you a look at and an honest opinion on each. Being part of the crew has been a huge blessing! I'm sad to see this crew year go, but very excited to start a new crew year soon. Yes! I'll be back at it, reviewing more products and I'm pretty excited about it. 

Now, some more exciting news.....................

At the end of each crew year, we are given the chance to vote for our favorite products in a bunch of different categories.  It's a fun way to thank the many vendors who so graciously allowed us to review their products. This year we had 58 vendors to choose from and they all had some pretty amazing products. So who are the winners?

I'm happy to announce..........The Votes Are In!!!!! 


BLUE RIBBON AWARD 2014

We are so excited that some of our favorite products won in several categories.  We did have a ton a favorites but today I'm narrowing it down to our top 3.

~Our top 3 favorite products this year were~

ARTistic Pursuits 
Winner: Favorite Fine Arts Product/Curriculum
Winner: Favorite Christian Education Curriculum



CTC Math
Winner: Favorite Math Program




There are a ton more winners and I'd love for you to check them out. 
Click below to learn more about the wonderful products the Schoolhouse Review Crew picked as their favorites. 

The Old Schoolhouse Blue Ribbon Awards for 2014


We would love to know what products you have tried or would like to try. Leave us a comment below. 


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Friday, November 14, 2014

Homeschool Math - Blackjack


Last night I walked into dining room to see my husband teaching our daughters to play blackjack. It was such a sight. I had such a great time observing the games and watching as they counted and strategized.  I was suddenly brought back to my childhood. I have wonderful memories of sitting around with my family playing a different array of card games. I cherish those memories and realize that we too are now making memories and it's kinda educational. 

Did they even realize they were doing math? Probably not, because they were having so much fun. 

That made me smile. 


~Basic Blackjack Rules~ 

A blackjack game has a dealer and one or more players. Each player plays against the dealer. 

All players are initially dealt two cards and the dealer is dealt one card face down and one face up.

 Each player can then hit (ask for an additional card) until their total exceeds 21 (this is called busting) or they decide to stand (stop taking cards for the rest of the hand). 

Face cards count as 10 and an ace may be counted as 1 or 11. 

After all of the players have finished, the dealer reveals the face down card and plays the hand with a fixed strategy: hit on 16 or less and stand on 17 or more.

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 It’s a wonderful way to reinforce simple math skills and all you need to play is a deck of cards. 


What fun games does your family enjoy playing?


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Thursday, November 13, 2014

50 State Study ~ FREE Resources and Printables





Hello Sweet Friends, There are literally a ton of ways to learn about the 50 states and today I'm going to be sharing some of my favorite ways. 


I was so happy when I saw this idea on MrPrintables.com. I knew that it would be a big hit in my home. What better way to learn, than with a homemade United States puzzle? 

What you will need:

A big piece of cardboard
The FREE Printables
Glue


Another resource we have been using is the 50 states that rhyme song. We love it!




Okay, Now to all the other cool freebies


Follow Jennifer Silcott (Home Grown Hearts Academy)'s board 50 State Study on Pinterest.

  We hope you found something fun and interesting! Happy Studies!




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