Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Wonderful Wednesday #OMHGWW Link Up Party


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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Social Butterfly Sunday #52


Social Butterfly Sunday 

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Hi, friends and Happy Memorial Day weekend to you all! I am so grateful for the brave men and women who fight for our freedom. I love that there is a day to honor and remember these amazing people. Both my husband and I had grandfathers who served, and also my husband's older brother Chris.

I wanted to share a bit of a dilemma I am having. I know that many people have other parties that they visit, and it is hard to comment or click on every single post. (There were 63 posts linked up at last week's party!) I spend a lot of time commenting and pinning every single post here each week, and I have noticed lately that there is hardly anyone visiting others posts, let alone leaving a comment. (For the people that are commenting, you are awesome and I thank you for that!) I'm thinking about either getting co-hosts for #SocialButterflySunday, or possibly just featuring 3-5 posts per week. I enjoy commenting and reading each of your encouraging articles, but it's becoming harder for me to comment and pin every article. This breaks my heart, as I have grown to know many of you through your articles. If you could, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think and if you would consider being a co-host with me. Thanks! I appreciate you all so much :)       

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Homeschool Week 35



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Hi, friends! It was a crazy week last week. Many things to do, but through the insanity of it all, I thank God that we were able to get our homeschool time in. My oldest had his homeschool evaluation last Monday, and it didn't go as well as I expected. You can read about what happened here, but the positives I took out of this unpleasant situation is he is on par with his peers as far as learning goes, and I am just so proud of him. Technically, I could stop for the summer at this point since he has qualified to go onto the next grade level, but I think we are going to do a lighter summer schedule. The library has amazing events going on all summer for learning, our swim club opens in less than two weeks, and I am excited to continue our lessons so we are more ready for the start of the next homeschool year. Do you homeschool during the summer? 

Bible:
Monday - Today, we finished the New Testament portion of Chapter 16 in Believe Storybook. We learned the importance of fellowship and being a part of a community.

Believe Storybook

Thursday - We helped Daddy today with some of his college homework by reading Matthew 7 and Matthew 8 with him. It was amazing the timeliness of these passages from what we encountered earlier in the week at my son's homeschool evaluation.

Matthew 7

Math:
Tuesday - B's lessons in ABCmouse had him adding and subtracting by tens, and also he did a paint by number sheet with subtraction equations on them.

Wednesday - Today, B did more paint by number subtraction in ABCmouse, but it was with double digit numbers! This has been an ingenious way of having him learn his subtraction, and he is loving getting the correct answer! He also did a lesson that two right triangles make 1 rectangle, 2 half circles make a full circle and tangrams, so an intro to fractions! He also did subtraction using a Hundreds Chart. G did a lesson on identifying numbers 1-5.


Thursday - B did some more practice today subtracting with two digit numbers.

Social Studies:
Monday - We started our lesson for Greek Mythology today in D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths (check out my review here) It was very interesting on the introduction of the Greek gods, and I had to omit some of it as I thought it might scare the boys but they are excited for the next chapter, which is on Zeus!

Greek Myths

Wednesday - G's lessons in ABCmouse today had him learn about the world around us and some of the occupations, such as fire fighters and teachers.

Science:
Monday - We had fun today making a weather vane from the Magic School Bus Science Club. We even went outside to test it! We also did another experiment from this kit on soaking a sponge slowly with water, to simulate rain clouds and what happens. G also had a lesson in ABCmouse on elephants, herds, and ostriches.

Magic School Bus Science Club


Magic School Bus Science Club

Magic School Bus Science Club 

Magic School Bus Science Club

Tuesday - G worked on lessons on the human body in ABCmouse today. I love how both the boys work interactively in both of their lessons on the computer. They both went over the parts of the face and body part names. B also did a lesson, where he learned about the Prairie environment.


Wednesday - Today, G learned about some animals such as kittens, puppies, hamsters, and camels in his lesson in ABCmouse.

Thursday - G did Lesson 48 in ABCmouse and learned all about cows.
Language Arts:
Monday - B's lessons in ABCmouse discussed about adjectives (describing words about nouns) and adverbs (words used to describe what is happening, also known as "action words." His sight word was very and he worked on letter blends and words with str, scr, spr, and spl. G also did a lesson on working with identifying and reviewing the letters of the alphabet.

Tuesday - Today's lessons in ABCmouse had B working on nk, st, and es words. He also worked on adding ing and ed to the end of words. G's lessons had him identifying lowercase and uppercase letters.

Wednesday - B worked on adding es to words today in ABCmouse, such as boxes, wrenches, buses, and brushes. He also had to learn which words needed endings with either ies, es, or s. His sight word today was were, and his letter blend words were words with ft and nt.

B has been watching his toy review videos, with a new product we are getting ready to review called Forbrain. (review to come soon!) He pretends he is the announcer for the wrestling matches from the toy review videos, and this product helps to have him hear what he sounds like and works on his annunciation. 

Forbrain


Thursday -  Lesson 11 of Level 8 in ABCmouse today, had B learning about sk and lk words.   

Electives:
Monday - The boys had fun dancing and singing to the song, Five Little Monkeys today.

Tuesday - We listened to these songs in ABCmouse today: Home on the Range; If' You're Happy and You Know It; and Itsy Bitsy Spider.

Wednesday - G went over some items in ABCmouse today that were black, white and brown for art. The boys also had choir practice tonight.

Thursday - We had some fun today when one of the neighborhood friends came by and got introduced to how to play Bocce Ball. B also made a book for his favorite WWE wrestlers, his own WWE trading cards he drew, and he even made a game for WWE with a piece of cardboard! The boys have had fun playing with these, and I love their imaginations!

Bocce Ball



Blessings,

Kelly

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Science Shepherd (Introductory Science Review)


Science Shepherd Review
Disclosure: I was given complimentary products from Science Shepherd through Schoolhouse Review Crew in exchange for an honest review.

Science Shepherd

We've learning so much with our new homeschool science curriculum, Introductory Science from Science ShepherdIntroductory Science is intended to be used five days a week for 35 weeks, with fairly short daily lessons. There is a student workbook for Introductory Science with a corresponding Answer Key available, as well as 12 month access to the videos online.   The student workbooks are intended for use with one student, and there are actually two to choose from. The Introductory Science videos are for ages 6-11, but there is Level A workbook for children ages 6-8, and Level B workbook is for children ages 9-11. (For this review, I will be discussing Student Workbook A, which we received) Subjects covered in this course are Earth, Life, and Physical Sciences such as Geology, Biology, Astronomy, Oceanography and Meteorology. It is also from a Creationist Science perspective, so there is also scripture referenced through the lessons as well.

Science Shepherd

Each lesson has a specific piece of scripture that corresponds to what your child will be learning. The video lessons are relatively short, with each daily video being about 2-5 minutes. The man in the video explains the concepts extremely well, and does a great job of keeping the attention of the children. After the video, your child is asked to answer some short questions where they may have to fill in the blank or circle the correct answer in the workbook. Each week, the lessons are broken down by day so you have Days 1-5. Some of the daily lessons include activities as well such as a word search puzzle, a matching game, or ideas for craft projects that emphasis the lesson more.

Science Shepherd

My sons and I very much enjoyed this science curriculum. I think it is wonderful that there is online videos and also a physical workbook. I believe this brings the best of both worlds when you have the technology of the videos, with also the physical workbook ready to go for learning. The lessons are already prepared from the video so it makes it easy for the homeschool parent or teacher. I also love that it is from a Creationist Science perspective, that there is scripture referenced and that God is given credit for all. I had my sons learn each of the scriptures each day, so this helped with scripture memorization and also reading.

Science Shepherd

My sons thought the videos were full of valuable information, as well as beautiful photos on what their lesson was going to be on. My oldest son who is almost 7, was able to read most of the questions in the workbook with just a little bit of help from me on some words he has not learned yet. Both of my sons enjoyed the activities included in the lessons. One of the lessons, had us make our favorite animals out of modeling clay!

Science Shepherd

This is a wonderful science curriculum, and I would highly recommend to any homeschool parent or classroom teacher. I'm excited that it can cover such a vast majority of ages, and you can really go at your own pace. Some days, we did one to three lessons in one sitting, because the lessons were short enough to allow us to do so and because we were having such a fun time learning! The Level A workbook is truly age appropriate for ages 6-8, but was something my 5 year old was able to understand and enjoy also. To find out which workbook might be a good fit for your child, check out a free sample of a video, a sample lesson from Workbook A, or sample lesson from Workbook B here.    

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Blessings,

Kelly

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Wonderful Wednesday #OMHGWW Linky Party


Hi, friends! Thanks for joining us for another amazing party at Wonderful Wednesday!

"Welcome to Oh My Heartsie Girls "Wonderful" Wednesday's Linky Party #103!


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Karren Haller | Oh My Heartsie Girl | Tw | BL | G+ | FB | Pin | In

Christine Mello | Must Love Home | Tw | Bl | In | FB | Pin

Evija Roberts | From Evija With Love | Tw | Bl | G+ | Fb | Pin | In

Donna Wirthlin | Two Chicks And A Mom | Tw | Bl | Fb | Pin | In

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Kelly LaFollette | Raising Samuel's Home-School | Tw | Fb | In | Pin

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Amy Lyon | Country Mouse City Spouse |Tw | Bl | In | FB | Pin

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Sponsored: Luvs #SharetheLuv Coupon Savings!

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Hi, friends! It is hard to believe that my youngest just turned five years old recently! I can't believe how fast time goes by, but I do remember a time when both my boys were in diapers (yes, at the same time!) My sister is pregnant now with her second child, and she will be experiencing two in diapers at the same time soon! Her and I are both coupon savvy and we always share great deals or coupons we find. Today, I wanted to share those same blessings with all of you!


In this Sunday's newspaper (May 29, 2016), there will be a high-value coupon from P&G of $2 off any one Luvs Diaper Pack! (expires 6/25/16) This coupon is good at any mass, discount or grocery stores where Luvs Diapers are sold. Did you know that Luvs is the official diaper of experience Moms? With large stretch tabs, ultra-leakage protection, a money-back guarantee and multiple high-value coupon offers, Luvs with NightLock provides high-quality features for less cost than premium brands. You can also save an additional $3 with a limited time rebate from Ibotta, on any boxed variety of Luvs diapers in a 54 count box or larger.    

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