Encouraging Hearts & Home blog hop #138 ~ Organisation

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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 ~ Free Organization Printables (Clean & Scentsible)
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House Cleaning Schedule from Inspiration for Moms
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Organizing: Miss A’s New Closet System from The Turquoise Home
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Bathroom Organization Ideas from Chatfield Court
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Free Weekly Bible Journaling Planner from Bible Journaling Ministries
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How to Start a New Year with Purpose from Embracing Destiny
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Free Organization Printables from Clean & Scentsible
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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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Hearts for Home Blog Hop #133 ~ Organisational

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The 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 ~ 7 Perfect Gifts for Boys (The Professional Mom Project)
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Episode 069 – Time Management Strageties (Bossgirl Creative)
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Organize and Store Washi Tape (Productive and Pretty)
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DIY Printable Chore Chart (Inspiration for Moms)
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Real Organized Blog Editorial Calendar and Printable Planner (The Real Thing about the Coake Family)
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5 Ideas to Help Prepare for Thanksgiving (Sparkle)
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Thanksgiving Dinner Preparation Checklist (Nepa Mom)
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Balancing It All (Let’s Get Real)
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Let’s Get Real About Homeschooling Schedules (Let’s Get Real)
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HEARTS FOR 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 Hearts for 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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Freebie Friday Linkup: Organised Homeschool Resources

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Organised Homeschool Resources

Envision Labels from Laura Pecor on Teachers Pay Teachers
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These labels are designed for the Envision math program. They can be used to label all of the items in the Envision manipulatives packet. The labels are designed for Avery #18163 labels (template 5163).

Labels for classroom supply tubs from Mrs. C on Teachers Pay Teachers
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These 2X4 labels can be used to organize your classroom supplies. Labels include; glue sticks, pencils, scissors, highlighters, tape, ink pens, felt tip markers, permanent markers, dry erase markers, “post it” notes. Helpful if a new teacher, or an old one like me, trying to get organized as I move into a new grade level and room.

Book Basket Labels from joshlynjill on Teachers Pay Teachers
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This document has 14 different labels to place on your books baskets. The genres range from historical fiction to favorite authors (Jerry Spinelli is one of them). I made these labels using Mac’s Swift Publisher. Every label has the same font in black with a brightly colored outline. There are many free book basket labels on the web, but I am very anal and wanted all the fonts to match and the pictures to be similar. The end result looks very nice on your book baskets! These labels would work best in a 3rd – 6th grade classroom. I plan to make more labels in the future with more genres and for lower grade levels.

Classroom Labels: Boo Boo Basket and Book Doctor Basket from Goldilox Teaches on Teachers Pay Teachers
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These are two graphics to be used as basket labels in your classroom. One is for a “Boo Boo Basket” (a place for band-aids, tissues, hand sanitizer, etc.) and the other is for a “Book Doctor” basket (a place for books that need to be fixed up).

Classroom library labels from MAS829 on Teachers Pay Teachers
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This is a group of library labels, organized by genre. Includes over 50 labels and is customizable.

Bin Labels (for Homework) from Janis Noble on Teachers Pay Teachers
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These bin labels are designed to label the crates where the students hand in their homework in the morning! Check out my other postings for TONS more labels and homemade graphic uploads!

Organization Labels from Time 4 Kindergarten on Teachers Pay Teachers
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Print these labels on Avery 8163

Lesson Plan Template 2 page block from Julie Aiken on Teachers Pay Teachers
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Here is a lesson plan template that I use each week. There is an area for the date and Monday-Friday is labeled down the left column. Across the top, Reading, English, and Spelling are labeled on one page. The second page has Math, Social Studies, and Science. Each page is colored differently. I find this very easy to keep my lessons in order and organized.

Classroom Labels for supplies from Jessica Todd on Teachers Pay Teachers
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These are basic labels, all the same width. They are blue because I have a fish theme and I wanted them to match!

Classroom Supplies Labels from 2care2teach4kids on Teachers Pay Teachers
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This PDF document contains labels to use with common classroom supplies. Print them on sticker paper or cardstock and use them to label your classroom supply bins or containers. The cute Thistle Girl Designs graphics make it easy for children to identify the contents of each bin. Labels help encourage reading environmental print making your classroom more literacy rich!

BUILD Math Center Labels from Jackie Gray on Teachers Pay Teachers
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This is my FROG themed math center labels for my tubs and bulletin board. Descriptions for each tub is included.

Polka Dot Classroom Library Labels from Mrs. Teachnology on Teachers Pay Teachers
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These labels can be used in classroom library that has both picture books and chapter books. They are labeled by genre. The labels have numbers on them to help students put books back in the correct basket. Each book would have a matching number to help students out!
For easy printing, use Avery label 8163.

FREE Polka Dot Classroom Labels from Karen Cox on Teachers Pay Teachers
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A set of free printable polka dot labels for your classroom. Labels come in 10 colors plus a set of bold black dots.

Classroom Supplies List 2 from 2care2teach4kids on Teachers Pay Teachers
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This PDF document contains labels to use with more common classroom supplies. Print them on sticker paper or cardstock and use them to label your classroom supply bins or containers. The simple graphics make it easy for children to identify the contents of each bin. Labels help encourage reading environmental print making your classroom more literacy-rich!

Labels from Katie Moore on Teachers Pay Teachers
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Over 30 excellent labels to use in your classroom!

Cute FREE Classroom Library Labels from Missy Gibbs on Teachers Pay Teachers
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Cute classroom library labels!

Literacy Workstation Labels from Missy Gibbs on Teachers Pay Teachers
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Literacy Workstation Labels
Word Study
Writing
Read To Self
Listening
Computer
Buddy Reading
Guided Reading
Pocket Chart
Big Books

Now Added-
ABC Work
Active Board
Sight Words
Poetry Station
Library
Browsing Box
Word Families
Games

Primary Classroom Library Labels from Miss Frizz on Teachers Pay Teachers
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9 pages of classroom library labels made with mostly Thistlegirl Designs. These can be printed on labels if desired. Just under 90 labels in all.

Monster Name Badges/Labels from Faith Siegrist on Teachers Pay Teachers
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Every student would love to have monsters on their name badges!! You can also use these for inside books as a gift label or for the teacher to identify which books belong to them. You could also use these for book bins! Used with Avery labels 5384, 5393, 74459, 74536, 74540, 74541, 78617, 78619

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Hearts for Home Blog Hop #85 ~ Planning and Organisation

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The 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 ~ Disney’s Descendants Movie Review (Monsters Ed Homeschooling Academy)
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One Tip to Organize Your Prayer Life (A Little R & R)
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Going to war on chaos by organizing the work room (Day to Day Adventures)
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Our Homeschool Essentials (Faithful with the Little)
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Top 10 Back To Homeschool Prep Ideas (A Work of Grace)
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School Shopping With Ease: Three Easy Tips (Worshipful Living)
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Schoolroom Organizing (Learning Table)
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A New School Year, A New Beginning (Wildflower Four)
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Back to School Tips- 4 Ways to Prepare for School (Learning 2 Walk)
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Homeschool Planning, Organizing, and Choosing Curriculum (Embracing Destiny)
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When your homeschool plans are bigger than your budget . . . (Embracing Destiny)
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HEARTS FOR 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!

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Please make sure to display our Hearts for 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 Hearts for Home Blog Hop. Make sure to stop by and check it out HERE.


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Monster Munchies: Organising snacks for snack breaks in a “Snack Station”

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I have been struggling of late to stay organised and having our day run smoothly. Its been a challenge to say the least.

I had been on my daily Pinterest pinning marathon (there really isn’t another word for it, LOL) when I came across this pin and thought I would give it a bash, I couldn’t hurt right?

For the last 2 days (starting on yesterday) I packed the kidlets’ snacks and got their daily juice allowance ready in the mornings and popped the Tupperware container in the refrigerator. We have 2 designated times for snacks, 10am and 3pm. When the snack times arrived I, or Noo, get the snacks out. It works well for all and I’m much less flustered now 🙂 Lunch is the next obstacle I’m going to tackle, but that will only happen in the new week once my new snack making routine has become a habit. No point in overwhelming myself with to many new routines all at once.

This is what our new “snack station” looks like
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Each child has a designated colour. This works well for us. Noo is green, Koko is blue, Fifi is pink and Pixie is yellow. These match their workboxes.
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Morning snack: Orange wedges
Afternoon snack: Savory biscuits and droë wors (dried sausage – kinda like beef jerky, only better)

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Morning snack: Vanilla flavoured custard with star sprinkles and vegetable/legume rice rusk
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Afternoon sweet snack: Savoury biscuits, secret message sweets, jawbreakers for the boys and chocolate covered marshmallows for the girls

The snacks are packed into little Disney Princess/Tinkerbelle/Toy Story snack bags, I bought these at Dischem

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Totschool ~ Fifi’s Tot Spot

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Tot SchoolTiny Tag Alongs
~Fifi is 18 months old~

Since Fifi is getting more and more difficult to keep entertained during our school day and I’ve rearranged and moved our school area, I decided to follow Carissa’s example and make a designated area for her to play and learn during the boys’ lessons.

Welcome to Fifi’s Tot Spot

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This is the bottom shelf of the big book shelf in the school area. This bookshelf is also home to the story books, puzzles and board games. I don’t have nearly enough educational activities for her, I need to start building up her tot stash up quicker.

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Here are a few of the goodies I’ve taken out for her to play with for the next week:

Peg puzzles

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Mickey Mouse beads in an ice tray with a tweezers (tea bag strainer)

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Nuts and Bolts

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Connectors

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The ever present Jumbo peg board, her favourite toy right now

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A few of her favourite books (There are more, I’m still working on a reading area for her)

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While I was busy sorting out her goodies for her Tot Spot, she decided to use the shelf as a bed ♥

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Once I had started packing the shelf, she grabbed the peg board and entertained herself while watching a show on TV *giggle*

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