Encouraging Hearts and Home Blog Hop #141 ~ St Patrick’s Day Fun

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Encouraging Hearts and Home

The Encouraging Hearts and Home Blog Hop (previously Hearts for Home Blog Hop) is a weekly blog hop that begins every Thursday morning. The theme of this blog hop is showing that our hearts are for our homes. Post topics include: homeschooling, marriage, parenting, homemaking, faith, budgeting, crafts, DIY projects and more! We would love to see you link up your posts. We feature the most popular post and a few of our favorites every week! Will you be one of the next Featured Bloggers?

Not a blogger? That’s okay! This blog hop will be your one stop location to finding ideas and inspiration for fulfilling your role as a wife, mother and follower of Christ. We are so glad you have stopped by!

Meet my cohosts here!

Featured bloggers with the most clicks last week are The Real Thing with the Coake Family with the post Real Organized Cleaning, As We Walk Along the Road with the post Little House on the Prairie Literature Unit Study Resources: A Comprehensive Collection and The Frugal Foodie Mama with the post 35 Recipes to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day All Day Long
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St Patricks Day Printable Activity Pack for Kids (Embark on the Journey)
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32 St. Patrick’s Day Books for Kids (The Homeschool Post)
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St Patrick’s Day Kids Crafts (Nepa Mom)
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35 Recipes to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day All Day Long (The Frugal Foodie Mama)
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Learning about Ireland {Unit Study Resources} (Embracing Destiny)
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21 Amazing St. Patrick’s Day Books for Kids (Homeschool Preschool)
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21 St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids (The Homeschool Post)
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St. Patrick’s Day Marshmallow Pops (My Suburban Kitchen)
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Rainbow Vase Cover (The Scrap Shoppe Blog)
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Lime Sherbet Floats (St Patrick’s Day Floats) (Home Cooking Memories)
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St Patricks Day iPhone Wall Paper Freebie (Kandy Kreations)
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Preparing for St. Patrick’s Day (Georgie Lee)
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Story Time: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover (Lit Mama Homeschool)
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10 Free St Patricks Day Printables for Classroom and Homeschool (The Jenny Evolution)
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Printable March Writing Prompts for Elementary Students (Embark on the Journey)
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Welcome! Please make sure to link directly to your post (not your main blog page) so we can find the fabulous post you want to share. Each week we will select someone’s blog link up that our readers “clicked” with the most and share some of my favorite posts that were linked up! Thank you!

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Please make sure to display our Encouraging Hearts and Home button on your blog post, sidebar or tabs. This button can be found on the blog hop each week. Kindly make sure to visit some of the other wonderful bloggers who have linked up here. Were you featured on our Hearts for Home Blog Hop? Congratulations! Grab a Featured button to proudly display on your blog or website.

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We invite everyone to get “clicking” and have some blog hopping fun!

We have created a Pinterest Board so that we can help spread the word on the blog’s that have had featured posts on our Encouraging Hearts and Home Blog Hop. Make sure to stop by and check it out HERE.


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Freebie Friday Linkup: Star Wars Resources

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Star Wars Resources

Download these amazing and free Star Wars printables! from
Star Wars Resources
This printable set has everything you need to celebrate the release of The Force Awakens. Plus, you can download these Star Wars Printables for FREE!

Bookmarks – Bookmarks from Family Shopping Bag
Star Wars Resources
Star Wars BookMarks printable star wars printables

FREE Star Wars party printables and more from Printabelle
Star Wars Resources
Any Star Wars fans out there? My family has lots of them, not only fans of the movies, but they are also very involved in the Star Wars novels as well. Based on all that Star Wars love, I’m sharing with you a free printable Star Wars party set!

The free set comes with a sign/card, cupcake toppers, lightsaber decorations and gift tags!

Free Star Wars Themed Pre-K Learning Pack from Year Round Homeschooling
Star Wars Resources
May is just around the corner and that Star Wars day is coming right up! Get ready to celebrate the force with this brand new Free Star Wars Themed Pre-K Learning Pack!

Star Wars Kinder and 2nd Packs from Royal Baloo
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The boys are all really getting into Star Wars. They’ve found some cartoons on Netflix, and now Star Wars is one of the few things they talk about. With Star Wars Day approaching I knew I needed to do an update to the Star Wars Pack!

Free Star Wars Pack Update from 3Dinosaurs
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Star Wars Pack contains 37 pages with some of the following:
(part 4) Describe the Character, Acrostic Poem, Dot the Letter, Trace the Letter, Dot the ABCs, Dot the Numbers, Spinning Adding, counting and Tally Money, Fill in the Missing Numbers, Addition & Subtraction, Star Wars Word Problems (Part 5) Cut & Paste Counting, Mini Book, Make CVC Words, Roll & Cover, Roll & Cover Multiplication, Roll & Cover Subtraction, Making CVC Words, Making Words with Blends & Digraphs, Making Words, Measure Chewbacca.

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Encouraging Hearts and Home Blog Hop #140

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Encouraging Hearts and Home

The Encouraging Hearts and Home Blog Hop (previously Hearts for Home Blog Hop) is a weekly blog hop that begins every Thursday morning. The theme of this blog hop is showing that our hearts are for our homes. Post topics include: homeschooling, marriage, parenting, homemaking, faith, budgeting, crafts, DIY projects and more! We would love to see you link up your posts. We feature the most popular post and a few of our favorites every week! Will you be one of the next Featured Bloggers?

Not a blogger? That’s okay! This blog hop will be your one stop location to finding ideas and inspiration for fulfilling your role as a wife, mother and follower of Christ. We are so glad you have stopped by!

Meet my cohosts here!

Featured blogger with the most clicks last week ~ Make Ahead Breakfast Recipes for Busy Mornings (Nepa Mom)
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ENCOURAGING HEARTS AND HOME BLOG HOP GUIDELINES

Welcome! Please make sure to link directly to your post (not your main blog page) so we can find the fabulous post you want to share. Each week we will select someone’s blog link up that our readers “clicked” with the most and share some of my favorite posts that were linked up! Thank you!

Hearts for Home @ Monsters Ed Homeschooling Academy

 

Please make sure to display our Encouraging Hearts and Home button on your blog post, sidebar or tabs. This button can be found on the blog hop each week. Kindly make sure to visit some of the other wonderful bloggers who have linked up here. Were you featured on our Hearts for Home Blog Hop? Congratulations! Grab a Featured button to proudly display on your blog or website.

Hearts for Home @ Monsters Ed Homeschooling Academy

 

We invite everyone to get “clicking” and have some blog hopping fun!

We have created a Pinterest Board so that we can help spread the word on the blog’s that have had featured posts on our Encouraging Hearts and Home Blog Hop. Make sure to stop by and check it out HERE.


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Freebie Friday Linkup: Smurf Resources

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Smurf Resources

Smurf Workbox Tags from Monsters Ed
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Koko is Smurf obsessed at the moment. He has been asking me for Smurf workbox tags to go with his workboxes for ages. I made him some yesterday and decided to make them available for download.

The Smurfs – Smurfing for (Very) Young Learners from English Exercises
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Online reading (cloze) exercise with 15 pictures targeted at (very) young learners and beginners. Vocabulary focuses mainly on action verbs and clothes. Grammar focus on present continuous. Enjoy.

FREE Printable – A smurfy good time! from Beanie N Us
Smurf Resources
For easy convenience, I have decided to upload the printable here. The pack consists of:
– Pre-writing exercises
– Mazes
– Literacy exercises – starting consonant sounds, rhyming words, antonyms, etc.
– Math – one-to-one counting, patterning, etc
– Logic activities
and finishes off with a creative thinking page

Smurfs Coloring Pages from Printables 4 Kids
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Going along the trend of remaking movies based on characters and hits from the 70s and 80s, there is a new Smurfs movie coming out this summer – July 29 to be exact. The Smurfs movie brings the little blue creatures to life in 3D when they get forced out of their “world” and find themselves right smack in the middle of New York City. It looks like a cute movie and in anticipation of new Smurfs printables, games, and goodies, here are some classic Smurfs coloring pages.

smurfs from iSLCollective
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This two-page worksheet is a story of smurfs and activities of present simple

The Smurfs from iSLCollective
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A worksheet to work the topic of Magic and Fantasy films with the focus on one episode of The Smurfs. Suitable for kids (10/12 years old) at an intermediate level.

Smurfalicious Smurfs Smurfed… from AmigurumiBB’s Blog
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For entire last week have worked on this Smurf(s) pattern and finally they are ready to be presented!

So far only three are finished.

Smurfette, Papa Smurf and Clumsy

Smurf Hat from FaveCrafts
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You’ll be singing a happy song after you make and wear this awesome Smurf Hat! Crochet hat patterns are great for beginners, so there’s no excuses! Make a Smurf Hat for you and all of your friends!

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Freebie Friday Linkup: American Sign Language Resources

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American Sign Language Resources

Uppercase Alphabet Arc Mat with American Sign Language and 3×3 Boxes from Angela Hanson
American Sign Language Resources
The Uppercase Alphabet Arc Mat with American Sign Language and 3×3 Boxes is a great tool to use for small group interventions, alphabet arc activities, centers, and/or literacy work stations. This alphabet arc mat can be used for the following skills: letter recognition, letter sequencing, letter sounds, and consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) word building. Use the mat to improve students’ literacy skills!

American Sign Language Alphabet & Puzzles from A Special Kind of Teaching
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Enjoy this freebie from “A Special Kind of Teaching”.

Easter Word scramble in Sign Language from HearMyHands
American Sign Language Resources
Practice your fingerspelling by unscramble these frequently used Easter words. This is a great way to remember your American Sign Language letters! Six words (including: Easter, eggs, April and others) are provided with a word bank.

Easter Bunny American Sign Language coloring page from HearMyHands
American Sign Language Resources
learn sign language the fun way – coloring!
Easter bunny coloring page with the signs underneath from HearMyHands

ASL: Introduction to American Sign Language FREE SAMPLE from Monday Yummy
American Sign Language Resources
Introduction to American Sign Language [ASL] is a 10 lesson course designed especially for very young learners. This free sample is the student worksheet for lesson 1.

ASL Handshape puzzle from Heidi Givens
American Sign Language Resources
Practicing letter recognition is a critical skill for reading readiness. The same is true for deaf children learning American Sign Language. They need to practice recognizing the handshapes of ASL. This fun hidden puzzle is free for you to use with your students.

ASL Alphabet Freeze from Barnard Island
American Sign Language Resources
In my classroom it is so importnat to use an alphabet freeze that includes sign language pictures. This type of alphabet supports many different types of learners, especially your kinesthetic learners, because they can sign words as they spell them. Enjoy this item for FREE!

American Sign Language Alphabet from Ms. Greer
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This is a handout I give my students when we are learning about Helen Keller. It is the American Sign Language Alphabet. My students enjoy learning the alphabet in sign. I have them spell with partners. One of their favorite activities is to spell a spelling word to their partner and have them figure out what word they are signing.

Applications for Learning/Using Sign Language from Consonantly Speaking
American Sign Language Resources
This application list showcases applications for learning and using sign language. Applications included are not solely for American Sign Language, but also for British Sign Language, Japanese Sign Language, Thai Sign Language, Spanish Sign Language, and more. It includes the current app icon, current application name, a short description of each application, and the current price at the time this list was released/updated. Applications on this list are for the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, and Nook as listed below each application name.

Word Wall Letters & Numerals – American Sign Language from Sped-Ventures
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This is a set of word wall posters (half sheet size) featuring the American Sign Language symbols for each letter, as well as numerals 0-9. Great for back to school in special education or inclusion classrooms, or for anyone using sign language/fingerspelling to incorporate the kinesthetic learning style into alphabet and numeral learning. Features letters A-Z and numerals 0-9.

Dolch Pre Primer Sight Words Using American Sign Language (ASL) Video from Tawanda Braswell
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Dolch sight words using American Sign Language video. The video contains 40 pre-primer sight words with audio and American Sign Language (ASL) signs. Video length is 7 minutes 2 seconds. The video is a training tool for teachers, parents, and children alike. Research shows that learning sight words or high-frequency words using ASL increased a childs ability to learn the sight word faster than merely visualizing the written word.

Sign Language Numbers Poster from Lauren Reichenbach
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This poster demonstrates numbers 1-10 in American Sign Language.

American Sign Language Colours from Yahoo Images
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American Sign Language Videos for Homeschoolers from Year Round Homeschooling
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We’ve been using American Sign Language in our family for years. I learned ASL as a child and I worked as an interpreter during my late teens, which helped me to build a deep appreciation for the unique beauty of sign language. I’ve since found it to be a wonderful tool for helping kids (both deaf and hearing) to communicate

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Freebie Friday Linkup: Shape Resources

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Shape Resources

New Shape Coloring Pages! from 3Dinosaurs
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Since the ABC Color Pages came out I’ve had several requests for other coloring pages. That is how these came about! I hope that you enjoy them. We will be using these like the ABC Coloring Pages and putting them in a sheet protectors in a binder. My youngest loves to use them this way so she do them over and over.

*FREE* Marshmallow Shapes! {Shape Building} from Rachelle Rosenblit
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This pack includes a sweet little activity I did as part of my annual evaluation this year. After learning about 2D and 3D shapes, we build them using toothpicks and marshmallows! Each student was given a plate, toothpicks and marshmallows and allowed to let their creativity flow! This lesson allows students to think critically and covers several common core Geometry standards. I’ve also included some shape building cards that I used as needed with some of my struggling students who needed more support. The student can look at the shape first, then build it.

Sorting 3D Shapes Worksheet from Kinder Learning Garden
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Students sort the 3D shapes from the 2D shapes by cutting and gluing in the correct box.

Keeping My Little Butterfly Busy from Frog Spot
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And just in case you would like to work on a caterpillar theme one day – download this FREE ‘Trace, Shade & Graph’ worksheet. I whipped it up ready for our lessons tomorrow!

Geometry Posters- Freebie! from Teacher’s Take-Out
 Shape Resources
Spruce up your Geometry Unit with Geometry Centers and Activities Pack This pack is loaded with fun math centers for K-2 Classrooms.

It includes the shapes of: squares, rectangles, triangles, circle, trapezoid, hexagon, cone, cube, sphere, half-circle, quarter circle, triangular prism, rectangular prism, and cylinder.

3-D Shapes Book with Real World Objects from Learning with a Happy Heart
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Hi Friends! Here is my 3-D shapes freebie number 2.

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