Free Snowman Printable Mad Lib

Friday, February 14, 2014

We are trying to break up the monotony of our winter school hours with something a bit different. The kids all worked together to come up with a snowman story. After we all edited it a bit, they went back through and found all the parts of speech they could. (My oldest student and I had to help with the story editing to make sure we could get a good variety of parts of speech.) Then I took the story to the computer and put it together as a Mad Lib. Wooowho! They've had fun and learned things! We hope you enjoy this little Mad Lib game as much as we do!

Next time I will have my older students transfer it to the computer instead of me doing all that work. This has been a fun project! I am not the best at grammar/parts of speech so I hope it is okay. Parts of the story are funny to us because of who added the sentence but I hope it makes sense for everyone else too.

Free Valentine Copy Work Printable

Friday, January 31, 2014

I put together some copy work sheets for a few of my kiddos so we could break away from the handwriting book for a bit. Sometimes something new can be fun... even if it is the same work. We will tie these in with looking up verses in the Bible and maybe use them as journal prompts too.

There are two different sets of worksheets. One is for K-2 and the other 3-5, but it really depends on your student as to which one you want to use.

2013 - 2014 Free Lesson Planner!

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

I have updated my Lesson Planner... actually it has been updated for quite a long time now. I am just now getting around to putting it HERE for everyone else! Ha! I'm so organized. (rolls eyes)

I love my lesson planner. I have it setup to record 3 students now! It has everything that I need to keep on track for the school year. There are planning sheets, areas to keep various records of progress or where improvement is needed, pages for reading lists, etc. I keep it all in a 3 ring binder. The kids know how to use it too so they can get started on a school day without me, if needed.

At any rate, here's the freebie version of the lesson planner. 
Nice and simple! Love simple!
It does not contain all the great planning sheets the full version does, but it's still a really great tool.

FREE Homeschool Lesson Planner 2013-2014

Lost Focus

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Well hello! I bet you didn't think you would see me here now did you? I didn't think I would see me here either. But here I am! I am amongst the living. If you want to keep up with me more, I suggest you follow my twitter account. Tweets are easy. I am going to be removing the facebook account for this blog soon though. I am just not a facebook fan for many reasons and I am so ready to move on.

Where am I moving to? Ahhh... well... for those who really want to know I am stepping away from the blog world. Not entirely. Not that I was ever "in" the blog world. Hehehee...

Blogging is hard to give up. Once you start it, it's in your blood. I will pop over here every now and again but over the past few months I began to realize what my struggle has been with blogging. Blogging isn't easy and the stand I have made with being as anonymous as possible with blogging only makes it more difficult. It was difficult to find time to blog and to figure out topics to blog. Since I have stepped back I have a LOT more free time. Amazing... what is this free time?

Any way... I should never have been blogging for the reasons I was in the first place. I was using blogging as a place to vent. I was writing for you and I was (mostly) writing for me. Neither of those are really good reasons in my book for what I have been writing. (Not that anything I have written has been monumental or anything...) I was writing to be known. I was writing to fit in.

Guess what I found out....

I AM known! I HAVE a place!

God knows me! I have missed this point. Drastically missed it....

I have now gone back to journalling and it's all between me and God. It is freeing! It is moving.... It is moving me in directions I never expected.

So I will continue to write every now and again. Nothing crazy... nothing exceptional either. Nobody may even be reading this now and I am totally okay with that. (Pst! The numbers don't matter! Stop checking your stats!!!) Hehehee... I do want to cover a few topics though and if I ever get the time, I will. For now... my time is precious and I am holding it close to my family.

Take care!
Have a great week!!

Hmm... I think I need to make a new label: Why I DON'T Blog.... ah well...

I thought I broke me...

Sunday, September 01, 2013

First off, let me just say... Today hurt!

I have not been resting well due to 3 sick kiddos and all the sudden I decide that I need to get out and do some training for Race for Peace. Not just any training either, I have to step it up a notch. What?! So the remainder of the evening found me huddled on the sofa under blankets, cuddling ice packs. Ha! Great training right? I am not ready for this race. I will complete it though. I am just not physically ready.

Something that has been weighing on me is that physically ready or not, this race is coming and I will be in it. I stumbled across a verse earlier about finishing the race that you start. It was an amazing slap in the face and boot in the rump to get going. I think it was why I felt I really needed to get going?
"Now finish the work, so that your eager willingness to do it may be matched by your completion of it, according to your means."2 Cor 8:11
There's more BEFORE this verse too. A lot more than I cared to read at the time but it's true. I started this, I must and will finish it. Not for me though. I do not like walking just to walk and after today I really, REALLY don't like running. I will finish this race for peace.

We are still raising funds to reach our goal as well. The kids are amazing! They are creating things left and right to be sold, auctioned, etc to reach our goal. I am so proud of these kids! You can see more information about our fundraising, goals and donation gifts on our Fundeasy Page.

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