Feb 17

Homeschool Update | Week 24

 

If you read our week 23 update, you know that it was a rough week. That’s life and there isn’t much we can do about it. Homeschooling isn’t perfect and we all have our fair share of good weeks and bad weeks. Luckily, our bad streak didn’t last for long, and I’m happy to report that week 24 went pretty good. Maybe it was because the boys were excited to do their school work, or maybe it was because I promised I would take them to see the LEGO Batman Movie if they were good. Nevertheless, they did their work as expected and in the end I did take them to the movies. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 16

Book Haul | What We’re Reading This Week

It’s that time again. Time for us to share a few of our favorite reads for the week! Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 16

NOPE! A Tale of First Flight

Title: NOPE! A Tale of First Flight
Author: Drew Sheneman
Illustrator: Drew Sheneman
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 17, 2017
Genre/Format: Picture Book
Ages: 3-5

Synopsis:

The time has come for Little Bird to take flight. What could be waiting for him out in the world? A snarling wildcat? Vicious wolves? Hungry crocodiles?! “Nope!” he proclaims. Leaving the nest is not an option. But Mama Bird’s kisses and cuddles—and a swift but encouraging kick out of the nest—help the tiny bird soar.

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Feb 15

Soldier Song: A True Story of the Civil War

Title: Soldier Song: A True Story of the Civil War
Author:  Debbie Levy
Illustrator: Gilbert Ford
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Publication Date: February 7, 2017
Genre/Format: Picture Book
Ages: 9-12

Synopsis:

Amid the fearsome battles of the Civil War, both Union and Confederate soldiers were urged onward by son.


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Feb 14

That’s Me Loving You By Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Title: That’s Me Loving You
Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Illustrator: Teagan White
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: December 27, 2017
Genre/Format: Picture Book
Ages: 3-7

Synopsis:

From the author of the New York Times bestseller I Wish You More comes a book that promises continuous love and makes the perfect gift for fans of Emily Winfield Martin’s The Wonderful Things You Will Be and those looking for something new to add to their shelves next to the classic The Runaway Bunny.

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Feb 13

Learning Resources Gears! Robot Factory Building Set

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One of our favorite parts when it comes to homeschool is having an abundance of S.T.E.M toys that we can utilize throughout the day.  Open-ended toys are one of my favorites to have for the boys and that’s why the Learning Resources Gears! Robot Factory Building Set made it on the list of our Top February Picks.
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Feb 13

Let’s Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout; Dance, Spin & Turn It Out!

Title: Let’s Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout
Author:  Patricia C. McKissack
Illustrator: Brian Pinkney
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Books
Publication Date: January 10, 2017
Genre/Format: Children’s Book/Folk Tales
Ages: All Ages

Synopsis:

Parents and grandparents will delight in sharing this exuberant book with the children in their lives. Here is a songbook, a storybook, a poetry collection, and much more, all rolled into one.  
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Feb 10

Homeschool Update: Week 23

It’s hard to believe that we are already on week 23 of our homeschool. This past week was one of those week. The ones where you find yourself praying for strength more than ever and questioning why you even homeschool in the first place. I felt like I was drowning and Friday wasn’t coming fast enough, but that’s life and those are obstacles that we face from time to time. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 09

Sick Day Survival Kit With Pfizer Pediatrics #SickJustGotReal

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It’s that time of year when we start seeing more colds, coughs, and sniffles going around. Here in North Carolina our weather is all over the place, which doesn’t help when it comes to trying to keep the kiddos healthy. Recently all this crazy got the best of my little guy and he wasn’t feeling very good at all. Luckily I have our Sick Just Got Real™ “Sick Day Survival Kit” up to date thanks to Target and Pfizer Pediatrics. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 09

Homeschool Favorites | February 2017

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It’s time again for the list of our Homeschool Favorites!! These are our most used/loved products for the month. After much thought, I decided to only highlight 3-4 items every month. These are the products that we pulled and used more than others throughout the month. Let’s get started!! Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 08

Play With Me!

Title: Play With Me
Author:  Michelle Lee
Illustrator: Michelle Lee
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 24, 2017
Genre/Format: Picture Book
Ages: 3-5

Synopsis:

Pip likes to play.  Actually, he LOVES to play. Especially with his best friend, Nico. Pip has lots of ideas: they can play ball, play hopscotch, play explorers – the possibilities are endless. Nico likes to play too – his cello, that is. 
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Feb 08

LEGO Batman Movie In Theaters January 10!

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Who is excited about the release of the new LEGO Batman Movie this weekend? I have two little boys that are beyond excited and are currently counting down the days until it hits the theaters on January 10. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 07

Our Top 10 Books For Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is around the corner which means the time has come to pull out our beloved Valentine books.  We have so many favorites we have collected over the years, but always look forward to adding new releases as well.  Here is a list of some of our favorite Valentine themed books.
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Feb 06

MasterChef Junior Season 5 Premieres February 9 on Fox.

Not only do my boys love helping in the kitchen, but they also really enjoy watching cooking competitions, which is why they are counting down the days until the next MasterChef Junior airs. I’m always blown away by the young talen on this show, and have our DVR set to record the premiere on Fox at 8/7c on February 9. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 03

Week 22 Homeschool Update: Homeschool Happenings


Good morning everyone! First off, I want to apologize for not getting a post up on our week 21 update. Life happened and I just simply didn’t have the time. With that being said, this post is going to cover what we did in those two weeks. Let’s get started…… Read the rest of this entry »

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