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Use Kindle Unlimited For Some Of Your Homeschool Studies

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I have since tried the 30 day free trial for Kindle Unlimited. At first I thought the book titles available were mediocre at best. But then I started searching for children's books and found there were plenty of great book titles for the kids.

I find my children read through their books so quickly, and are left with days in between reading because I'm unable to make the trip to the library to pick out books. Kindle Unlimited is a convenient way of having stories literally at your fingertips. My kids have read a couple of books each already and feel the upcoming subscription rate is a no brainer. We still have a few days left for our trial, but so far I'm happy.

Unfortunately I owe so much to the library in fines. I don't even understand how it never seems to fail that I forget to renew on time, even with the email notices. The library is our go to source for all of our books, however for reasons stating above, I figured the trial…
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Easy Push Pin Styrofoam Ball Ornament

We recently went to a friends school gathering where they had all of us decorate ornaments using sequin pins, sequins, ribbons, pipe cleaners and pom poms. We arrived a bit late and the only supplies left on my table were the sequins and push pins. So I got to work and came up with the following. Fairly simple to make. I imagine hot gluing the sequins on would be quicker.


You can come up with different layouts and color combinations. I wanted to create a blue and silver combination, but there weren't enough colors, so I decided to just do a multi color one.

We only had an hour to make the ornaments and the school was going to use our ornaments to decorate a tree at our local zoo. So I was short on time and took some photos of a few different combos I came up with. I will definitely be buying some styrofoam balls today!



The rougher textured styrofoam balls almost have a blingy look to them which work well if you want to create a design on the ball and have some negative space like t…

How I Use Scholastic Teacher Express in Our Homeschool Studies

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As you may already know, Scholastic Teacher Express Dollar Deals
is one of my favorite homeschooling tools!
Scholastic Teacher Express is having their Dollar Deals again! In the past I have purchased and downloaded several educational ebooks on Scholastic Teacher Express. I'm able to view these ebooks on my iPad or even print out the worksheets I need at a moments notice. There are ebooks on every subject imagineable for each grade level.
This Dollar Deals event ends soon and it's the LAST CHANCE this school year! Join their mailing list to receive notification of their sales. USE COUPON CODETEAPOL5 for an additional $5 off your purchase of $10 or more. I just purchased 10 ebooks for $5!!! I'm going to look through and get some more for some summer learning.

UPDATE:DOLLAR DEALS EXTENDED UNTIL MAY 31st!

Remember to use Notability has to save on ink and paper.

Reading Eggs Sale!

There are currently two Reading Eggs sales going on and one of them ends today!

Save a MASSIVE 50% when you purchase a 12 month subscription of Reading Eggs and Reading Eggspress! Normally $69, you pay only $34.50! This sale ends today!

1. Click on ‘Redeem Promo Code’ on the right hand side and enter APR465 in the box that appears, press ‘Apply’ - then follow the prompts.

Bonus 50% Family Discount – Save 50% off the full price, paying only $34.50, when you purchase any extra 12 month Reading Eggs subscriptions for each additional child in one transaction.

If you absolutely can't purchase today, they're having an Easter Special where you receive a free Mathseeds subscription when you purchase a Reading Eggs 12 month subscription!

1.Log in to Reading Eggs
2.Select a Reading Eggs 12 month subscription.
3.Click on ‘Redeem Promo Code’ on the right hand side and enter EST345 in the box that appears, press ‘Apply’ - then follow the prompts.

PS if you have more than one child you can …

Using Scholastic Teacher Express Ebooks for Homeschooling

Scholastic Teacher Express Dollar Deals is one of my favorite homeschooling tools!
Scholastic Teacher Express is having their Dollar Deals again! In the past I have purchased and downloaded several educational ebooks on Scholastic Teacher Express. I'm able to view these ebooks on my iPad or even print out the worksheets I need at a moments notice. There are ebooks on every subject imagineable for each grade level. To save on printing, there are those worksheets that are multiple choice and I can't see printing out and wasting the ink. So I found the solution in the App store!

Notability has been a life saver. I purchased some inexpensive pack of 6 stylus pens from Amazon and downloaded the Dollar Deals ebooks onto my ipad. Then I open them using Notability.  With the stylus pens, my kids are able to write in their answers and draw right on top of the ebook page. I save on paper and ink! The Dollar Deals Sale ends on April 30th, 2014. But no worries, they have them a few times …

Repurposed Cardboard Box Kitchen

My 4 year old has been all about felt food since this past Christmas. I made her tons of felt food for her Christmas gift, but where was she going to bake her felt food? So she saw a cute mini kitchen from Plan Toys, and begged me to buy it for her. Although it was cute and we'll made, I decided to make one myself. 

I started out with a plain cardboard box. The size all depends on how big you want the kitchen. I started out with one the size of a large square box of diapers. It's best to look for one with all four flaps so that you can reinforce certain areas with the extra cardboard pieces.
Then I used modge lodge matte finish to glue on a layer of small pieces of tissue paper in different shades of blue and green. I applied several layers, making sure to let the layers dry in between applications. Once dry, I traced a small shallow bowl on the right side of the top surface of my kitchen and used a box cutter to cut about an 1/8 of an inch inside of the traced circle. I appli…