Tuesday, April 15, 2014

School Room Decor: A review

Today is my final review in a four week series for Creative Teaching Press.



In case you missed the other three you can still check them out:










Besides excellent teaching products they also have fun school room decor!   I love to decorate our school room (aka our dining room) in different themes depending on the holiday, season or events happening in our teachings.  Creative Teaching Press has plenty of eye candy to spruce up your room. 


I LOVE the Mustache decor and supplies that they are offering right now. Staying on trend with what is popular with celebrations and the children.  

They have an entire line of these mustache products:

Mustache Mania Border for your bulletin boards.
Mustache Reward Stickers (we are currently using these for spelling rewards)
Mustache Cut Outs



It's not only mustache decor that they are offering - there is an entire line of It's Spring collection to decorate and brighten up the room.

The quality and colors of their room decor is exceptional.  I normally would buy things like these products at a local dollar store and they would only last that one time use (what do you want for a buck) but for a few extra bucks I will have these products for years to reuse time after time. Well worth it! 

It's been a great time testing out these products for real in our classroom.  Thanks to Creative Teaching Press for allowing us to review these products.



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Monday, April 07, 2014

Reading and Math: A Workbook Review


It's Monday which means I am sharing with you a review of a fun teaching product from

If you missed our review of last week you can see all about  at Mini Magnet Books. 



This week, I have another exciting review. 



These workbooks are great. The pictures are big, the colors are bright and they appeal to the youngings. 
There is so much content in these books, you will have lessons for weeks on end!



I LOVE CTP approach to the 3 easy steps to learning!
  1. Achieve reading success through expertly written stories designed to support beginning readers.
  2. Build thinking skills with questions that boost vocabulary and develop comprehension.
  3. Practice skills smartly through engaging activities devised to help children extend their mastery of the skills covered in each story.
We love the stories from the Learn to Read series and the skills worksheets that go along with it. The girls are able to read this with me and answer the questions on each page.  There are also stickers included along with an incentive chart.  Along the way you will find tips for parents. 
The following skills are covered in the Kindergarten Reading & Math Jumbo Workbook:
  • Phonics
  • Sight words
  • Sequencing
  • Homophones
  • Pronouns
  • Opposites
  • Numbers
  • Counting
  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Measurement
  • And more!
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CTP Does offer these workbooks in a variety of Grade Levels. 

In addition, they offer several of them as E-Books too so you can download right to your computer and start using them today!



Thanks Creative Teaching Press for some great affordable products!

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Friday, April 04, 2014

Collage Friday - Birthday Edition


Tomorrow is our middle child's birthday..
(last weekend was her "kids" party - tomorrow is our family gathering)

MOLLY ELIZABETH

"born to do great things"

artist, dancer, shy, drama, actress, lover of animals, gymnast



Walking at 8 months old....never been able to stop her since...


Her First Birthday celebration - Strawberry Shortcake





Today is our "birthday day" where we go to Toys R Us and she gets her crown and balloon, spend some gift cards and go out to lunch. I have been doing this with our children since they were old enough to know what a birthday is.


SCHOOL - we were busy this week although I did not take many pictures.....

The weather was so nice most of the week we took advantage of it and went outside as much as possible.  Here are some pictures from a visit to a little "trailside zoo" that we go to...
So much learning going on....we were the only ones there!




I hope you get a chance to link up over at Mary's Homegrown Learners - Collage Friday - where homeschoolers share what is going on in their home that week!  

Don't forget to enter this great giveaway going on over at Kiwi Crate!

 


Be Blessed!

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Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Kiwi Crate - SALE!

If you are a follower of our blog you will know that we are HUGE Fans of Kiwi Crate.  

Our girls are hooked and so am I!

There is a great sale going on for a few more days!




These crates would make a wonderful Easter gift for any young child! 

Better than candy! 


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Monday, March 31, 2014

Mini Magnet Books: A product review

It's Monday which means I am sharing with you a review of a fun teaching product from

If you missed our review of last week you can see all about  at Making Cents of Money



This week, I have another exciting review. 


These Mini Magnet Books are the coolest things.  They are great for traveling also.   Today Zachary used the Measurements and Conversions Mini Magnet Book to assist him with a few worksheets converting inches to feet and vice versa.  Also ounces to pounds and vice versa. 
What I LOVE about these cuties is that the text is not too small and everything is all in one place.  These charts come in real handy.  It is easy to look it all up on the internet, but I want our children to still use reference materials like I used years ago. 




In Zachary's own words "these are cool, tiny and compact.  Very helpful."

Lets take a peek of what's Inside
  • Length, capacity, weight, temperature and time
  • U.S. Standard and metric units
  • Measurement abbreviations
  • Measurement conversions
All in one handy reference guide!


Just a short list of some other exciting Mini Magnet Books:


I am excited to say that these Mini Magnet Books are on sale over at Creative Teaching Press from $ 4.99 to $ 2.00 (for a limited time)!  That's over half off!   

Grab them all - make excellent fillers for Easter Baskets!  I like to keep things like these handy for car rides, trips to grandmas and when we are waiting at doctor appointments.  Also fun for dinner out while you are waiting for your meal!

Thanks Creative Teaching Press for some great affordable products!

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Collage Friday and a Video


We have had a good week here in NY. The snow is melting and the signs of spring are everywhere!  I am ready for the light coat and to put away my Uggs for the season.  

Zachary worked on the Women and Children of the Revolutionary War - and some fun Scholastic - Super Science!  He is always working on his IPAD playing Scrabble, Words with Friends, Monopoly, Stack the States and Stack the Countries.

The girls and I talked about what is happening outside with the plants and animals. Waking up!  Sammie also enjoyed this Sofia the First Unit.


We had so much fun making our Chocolate Volcano Cakes from our Raddish box this week.  

Of course some Spring crafting was in order. We made these easy cupcake paper and button flowers pictures.

Also using some kitchen sponges
(for stamping)  from dollar store to make these beautiful spring cards. 

Thursday Science - again going to our Raddish box and finding a cool experiment.  This experiment has been done for years in Science classes around the world.  It's an oldie but goodie! Vinegar Volcano Molly even did her 1st Video telling you all about it!







Looking forward to Molly's 7th Birthday this weekend!  Enjoy your weekend and dont forget to come and link up with me at Homegrown Learners - Collage Friday!

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Tasty Thursday with Raddish: Science in the Kitchen

Oh what a Tasty Thursday it is today! 



I am so excited to tell you more about Raddish!  I invite you to check out my post from earlier telling you more about this fabulous product for your homeschool. 

Chocolate Volcano Cake

Of course the girls chose the Chocolate Volcano Cake to make from our Raddish box.  (kinda glad they did...)





We started with our recipe card and all our ingredients. The girls had a great time learning how to whisk using our whisking card.  Lots of measuring going on and everyone helped with the cracking of the eggs. Great skills going on! 





Ready to go into the oven....longest 11 minutes of our day waiting for these lovelies to cook 8) How cute is that apron!  Included with a monthly subscription. Each month you get another patch to iron on also!  






Can you smell them now...Oh My Gosh - one of the best desserts I have had in a very LONG TIME!  





If you love to cook in the kitchen with your children and are looking for a wonderful way to bond and learn all about Kitchen Science, then Raddish is for you!  I encourage you to like them on Facebook and check out their monthly Raddish Boxes.   

You can also find them on Pinterest.


Thanks to Raddish for our box to experiment with.  No other compensation was given. All opinions and words are my own.  

We are always looking for new products to try and get the word out.  You can contact me at mnewell0293@gmail.com for more information. 


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