Encouraging Hearts and Home Blog Hop #142

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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!

Featured blogger with the most clicks last week ~ 10 Bible Verses to Share With Someone Who’s Celebrating (or Struggling) (Guilty Chocoholic Mama)
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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.

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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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Hearts for Home Blog Hop #114 ~ Story Time

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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 ~ When the church hurts it’s members (Children are a Blessing)
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Top Bedtime Books for Little Ones (Syncopated Mama)
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Disney’s Jungle Book Activity Sheets (Summer Scraps)
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Charlotte’s Web Literature Study (A Moment in Our World)
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Shakespeare for Little Kids (Unit Study) (Kid Minds)
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LLLiterary Devices in Ray Bradbury’s “The Veldt” (Campfires and Cleats)
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Earth Day Activities (Our Home of Many Blessings)
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Some Free Resources for You! (Desperate Homeschoolers)
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The Remarkable Journey of Charlie Price – by Jennifer Maschari (Pages and Margins)
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Holy Lil’ Bear Book Club, Batman! (Lit Mama)
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I Can Learn to Pray by Holly Hawkins Shivers, Illustrated by Becka Moor (A New Life Overnight)
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Award Winning Author Carole P. Roman releases 2 new books: “Can A Princess Be A Firefighter?” and “Rocket-Bye” [Review & Giveaway] (Chat with Vera)
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WOULD A WORM GO ON A WALK? by Hannah C. Hall & illustrated by Bill Bolton [Review & Giveaway] (Chat with Vera)
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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.

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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Curriculum Review ~ Reading the Easy Way 1st Grade by 123 Homeschool for Me

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123Homeschool4MeReading the Easy way 1st Grade

This curriculum comes a variety of fun activities to engage the child during reading lessons. I love that Koko doesn’t even realise that he is learning while having fun. The download consists of 13 files that covers 8 weeks worth of work.

Its a perfect add on to any reading curriculum and can be used as a revision aid (which is what we used it for). Each week has its own reader and a specific lesson plan (all inclusive in the purchase). I love that its laid out for me so that I don’t have to spend too much time each week in prep. Prep is a once off occurrence with printing, laminating, cutting and gluing which took me 1 full day (with allot of interruptions, LOL). I love that it comes with a Certificate of Completion which is presented to the child. Koko is looking forward to this, we are currently working on week 5.

The only con I can see in this curriculum is that you are required to purchase picture dice, for the Roll & Read Game, and alphabet stamps, for the Trace! Read! Stamp! worksheets, neither of which we have. However, both products are a great addition to the school room and the education experience.

I like this curriculum and I think we are going to add it to our workload for the girls once they reach grade 1, to be used in conjunction with their Grade 1 Curriculum.

Reading Easy Way 1st Grade whats inside Target Group: 5-7 year olds

 What’s Included:
8 Week Lesson Plan (little prep with clearly labelled sheets!)
Roll & Read Game / Flashcards
Trace! Read! Stamp! – 1st grade worksheets
Sight Word Colouring – 1st grade worksheets
Word Search – 1st grade worksheets
Trade’m Cars – first grade reading game
Chugga Chugga Sentences – building sentences game
Dino Feet – first grade reading
Safari Train Words – Game
Sight Word Bingo (2 versions) – Game
8 [1st Grade] Readers – first grade reading

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I’m a planner, or I try to be at least, and in saying so, I like to have lists and check lists for just about everything. With 3 children, I need to plan, or I’ll never get to everything. I think that’s probably why I love the workboxes so much.

I, once again, downloaded some lovely organisational lists and Tot School Assesment’s from Carissa’s 1+1+1=1 Tot School site.

Noo is almost finished with his Teach You Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons and we will then start on his curriculum readers. I’m hoping we will get through one a week at least. I also downloaded some new readers from Hubbard’s Cupboard for Noo’s free reading time. I’m going to bind these into a nice book for him. I want to nurture Noo’s love for reading.

PhotobucketI’ve been very busy the last few days creating new types of learning tools for Noo. I came across the “Word Wich” and modified it a tiny bit into a downloadable file available here. I downloaded the template from abcteach.

Because Teach You Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons hasn’t touched on the use of capital letters yet, I’ve decided to create a game using lower case and capital letters. I downloaded a set of each from Kizclub. I’ve cut the lower case letters out and he needs to put the letters on the correct capital letter. This will help him learn the names of the capital letters a fun way. I’ll make a most of this activity as soon as we use it.

PhotobucketI’m in the process of finalising our craft box, so I put a list together and I’m happy to announce that I have 90 % of the supplies that we need. I’ll be going shopping for the balance of the craft supplies we need tomorrow.

Click on the image to download our Craft Box Check List.

The craft box list was typed out on paper from Graphic Garden

And somewhere between this, I’m arranging our wedding, which is going to be in just 15 days time. I’m finally going to marry the man of my dreams.