Homeschooling: ABC Cookies

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This was a total accident. My daughter wanted a chicken nugget lunchable for her lunch and I decided to create our own by making some chicken nuggets and picking up some snacks to go along with it. This bag of cookies came in a pack with a couple other varieties of cookies. She came over to me with these cookies in her hand and said, “what does this spell?” In excited I said, “DOG!” and she giggled.

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That’s when we began to play with them and after I did this…..she said, “that looks like words with friends.” LOL Her dad’s favorite game. I will be picking up more of these cookies from Dollar Tree. It added another level of excitement to learning.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Homeschooling: Motivational Tattoos

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This morning I stopped at another one of my favorite stores, Dollar Tree. After dropping my son off at school I decided to run in and see if they had anything I needed or new. Realizing there wasn’t anything I needed I picked up a couple homeschooling things for my daughter. I was looking for something to use as a reward system to give her after she completes her school work.  A chart or board we can use to put stickers on or smiley faces.  That’s when I came across these Motivational Tattoos. What child doesn’t like stickers and what child wouldn’t be motivated to get a tattoo for a reward?

One of the things I like about them is that they don’t necessarily have to be used for completing school work only.  They can also be used after she has completed her chores.  Like this morning…before starting her lessons in the morning I have her go in her room while I do my morning routine (keep her out of my way).  Before we were able to start her lesson she had to make sure everything was put back in it’s rightful place before starting.  When she was done she was able to pick out a tattoo of choice.

Do you use a reward system with your children for doing chores, good deeds etc?  If so, what reward system do you use and why?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Homeschooling Tools I’m Using: Site Word & US Presidents Flash Cards

While up late one night preparing for the next day, I caught hold of some crafting energy out of nowhere.  Instead of using index cards to write site words & the US Presidents on ( my original plan), I took out some card stock and jazzed them up a bit.  Typing the words & Presidents in a table on a word document and using the card stock as a backing, a midnight project had me patting myself on the back and I gave myself an “A” for effort.

 

 

To finish them off I used some embellishments and Mod Podge to coat and seal them.  That’s what we’re using for homeschooling.

 

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Homeschooling Tools I’m Using: Dollar Store Finds

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Reproducibles

I’m so glad I picked these up at the Dollar Tree, along with a few more tools I’ll share with you in a bit. What I like about them most, is the fact I’m able to copy the sheets and reuse them at a later date because the books haven’t been wrote in.

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Here’s another great find. Learn to paste and learn to cut, both are great to help my daughter strengthen her fine motor skills.

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Another great motor skill strengthener. This set comes with 2 strings and different shapes to string. Like this rocket, there’s also a train and a few other shapes.

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Flash cards!!!! A daily routine of ours is quizzing her on her alphabets. It’s amazing sometimes….how much she has forgotten after a long weekend :-/

Nicole

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Homeschooling Tools I’m Using: Agenda Book

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My son is in the 6th grade and every year the school gives him an agenda book to write down his homework assignments. While going through his book I thought…this would be a great way for me to plan out my daughter’s weekly lessons. I looked on the planner for the brand name and there was the website to order. The bummer was you had to order 50 planners in order to make a purchase.

So, I called his school and asked did they have extra agenda books for sale and sure enough they had them in stock to purchase for $5.

How I use it: Since the book is created to record homework assignments, I use it to record her lessons for the subjects we work on for the day and I schedule them for the entire week a week ahead of time.  I always give myself room for change of plans because life happens.  Also, if she’s doing really well on a specific letter or numbers, I move along in order to avoid boring her.

For instance…subjects listed are:

Reading and Writing:  Practice writing letter C, Create the letter C out of fruit loops or pom poms, Work with alphabet flashcards, Practice 10 site words.

Math: #Study numbers 1-5, continue practice writing #2, work with number flashcards.

Social Studies: Study US Presidents 1-5

Other Subjects: Ballet today at 5:30

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The planner is also a great resource because of the map, U.S Presidents listed, Solar System, Multiplication & Division Table and so much more right at my finger tips. Of course some of the things may be a bit advanced, however introducing her to them never hurts.

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Those of you know about my planner addiction this planner is nothing, but another fix for me.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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