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Our Girls are Laying!!

Just before we left for vacation, a few of our ‘girls’ started laying their first eggs.


We also added a few new friends to our flock too {which were not very well received, ahem}. Once they settle in a bit more, I’ll have to share our completed coop and pictures.

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Why Spelling is Important

I know this is just a silly post, but had to share this fun picture from our vacation. This sign was sitting on a table at a coffee shop that we stopped at in hopes of getting internet service.


Amazing how misplacing a few vowels can make all the difference in the world, isn’t it?

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Top Ten Posts of 2010

For fun, I went into my Google Analytics for the past year to see the posts that were most visited during the 2010 year. I think it’s so interesting to see what other people are interested in ~ sometimes it’s what I expected, and other times not at all.

Curious to see the top ten visited posts? Some of them were related so they are grouped together, but here is the overall list:

10. Preschool Playdough Mats

9.  What’s in My Homeschool Binder

8.  Chore System and Chore Chart Printables {along with Preschool Chore Charts}

7.  Printable Number Matching Cards

6.  Handwriting Without Tears Worksheets

5.  Preschool Alphabet Worksheets

4.  Weekly Homeschool Planner

3.  Preschool Three Letter Word Cards

2.  Homeschool Calendar Morning Board

1.  How We’re Using Workboxes {along with Our New Workbox System, Updated Workbox Activity Tags, and Workbox Tags & Cards}

Just thought it was fun to look back at the past year!

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The 14 Days of Homeschool

Thought you all might get a good laugh out of this. :)

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Learning About the Ins and Outs of Government

Laurianna handed us a sheet of paper last night titled “My Declaration of Independence.” Can you tell we’ve been talking about government lately?

On the bright side, she’s obviously listening and picking up on the ins and outs of government. On the down side {for her}, she’ll be learning more today about the difference between a democracy and a dictatorship…or monarchy…whatever the case may be.

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Seasonal Tic Tac Toe Board

Kaleb still hasn’t grasped the game of tic tac toe, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t enjoy trying to play it. Rather than using paper to play games, I put together a Tic Tac Toe board using a few simple items. 


Want to make your own? 

You’ll need:

  • hot glue
  • 4 popsicle sticks
  • season playing pieces

Make it: 

It’s super simple. I promise. Hot glue the popsicle sticks together to form a tic tac toe board. The end.

Right now we’re using acorns as our playing pieces and we can change out the pieces as the seasons change. You can find some inexpensive decorative pieces at a local dollar store. 

Just wanted to share something quick and easy with you!! Quick…assuming it doesn’t take you 10 minutes to find your hot glue gun {like it did me}.