April 2018 Sew Sampler Unboxing!

April 2018 Sew Sampler Unboxing! is a post from Confessions of a Homeschooler. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Erica on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+! Also be sure to stop by her Community to join the discussion or her Store to see her latest items!

Hi quilty friends! Today we’re unboxing the April 2018 Sew Sampler box! This month’s theme is…2nd Birthday Bash!

Watch my April 2018 Sew Sampler Un-boxing video below to see what goodies are inside this month’s box!

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April 2018 Box Contents

TOTAL BOX VALUE: $58.00

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What is the Sew Sampler Box?

The Sew Sampler box is one of my favorite monthly subscription boxes. It always has super cute and new fabric along with a bunch of sewing notions and I look forward to seeing what’s in each box.

The Sew Sampler Box is a monthly subscription quilting box that delivers surprise goodies right to your door! It’s $24.95/month and the boxes ship on the 20th of each month. There are at least 5 specially chosen items which may include fabric, notions, patterns, thread, and anything else full of quilty goodness! You’ll also receive a Block Recipe card each month with three size options. These can be put together for a super cute sampler quilt! You can purchase previous recipe cards here.

If you’re new to sewing or quilting these are a great way to build up your stash of fabrics, patterns, and notions. Especially if you’re unsure of what to get to start out. I’ve been sewing and quilting for about a year and a half now and I think the Sew Sampler boxes are really fun and have thus far been packed with super cute and helpful tools.

Interested in signing up? Click here to sign up for your Sew Sampler box here!

Check out Fat Quarter Shop’s social media to keep up with all of their fun projects!

Disclosure: Fat Quarter Shop sent me this month’s box for review. The opinions expressed in this video were my own, and were not influenced by the free product or company.

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Thoughtworthy (New Plutarch, Join Honey, New Podcast Episode, and MORE!)

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Good news this week if you are a Plutarch junkie like I am! Anne White’s new Plutarch volume (volume four, to be exact) is out! Featuring the lives of Demosthenes, Cicero, and Demetrius, I am positive this is just as wonderful as all the other volumes in the series.

I’ve been teaching Plutarch and doing Plutarch with my children for a long time now. I an honestly say I have never taught Plutarch without Anne White’s help. If you want to know how to teach Plutarch, just buy The Plutarch Primer to get started.

 

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A couple days ago, I asked those of you on Facebook to help me figure out where to shop for play clothes for late elementary aged students. I had never tried ThredUp before, but I figured this was a good excuse, especially since clothes are feeling even less affordable than normal because my Suburban is in the shop. (Again — I keep telling myself that this is what I get for driving a 20-year-old vehicle!)

We haven’t received the clothing yet, but the buying experience was great — I love the way I can separate shirts by type of sleeve, size, brand, whatever. It was quick and easy. I pretty much never go shopping, which is not necessarily a good policy, but it is reality, so this was a great solution.

What I really wanted to tell you about, though is the Honey browser extension. I’ve been enjoying it, but my experience with ThredUp takes the cake. I mean, the purchase was already affordable, and then Honey saved me almost $25 on top of that!

What Honey does is keep a record of pretty much every coupon code in existence. When you go to a site, Honey offers to try every code it knows and find you the best deal. It’s pretty amazing. I used to spend a lot of time searching for coupon codes, so this is something I find super convenient.

If you want to try out Honey, click here.

 

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There’s a new episode of Scholé Sisters out today!

Short answer: yes. It’s for kids, too. Even yours.

 

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I don’t know if you’re aware of what’s been going on here in California, but those of us who choose alternative forms of education — public charters, private schools, and homeschools — have felt under attack from every direction. I can’t tell you how encouraging it has been, however, so see so many come together:

The exciting part is that WE WON!! We really won! As a native Californian (my family has been here for many generations), it has been disheartening to feel bullied by our government over the past decade. This was SO encouraging, and a reminder that when we do something about the problems, sometimes we actually defeat them!

 

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This month in 2015:

It’s a good time to revisit this one.  It’s also an AfterCast episode, so you can even listen to it, if you like. Just click play right in the post. 🙂

 

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This week’s links collection:

 

 

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SS #36: Is Scholé for Everyone?

In today’s episode, Brandy, Pam, and Mystie raise the question of whether scholé is for everyone. Or is it just for the bookish and more academic? They had to begin by defining scholé, of course. This episode is about scholé in real life with our kids and FOR our kids. How do we help them “do scholé”? There are some big questions discussed this time!

 

 

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May 2018 Monthly Meal Plan

May 2018 Monthly Meal Plan is a post from Confessions of a Homeschooler. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Erica on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+! Also be sure to stop by her Community to join the discussion or her Store to see her latest items!

Hi friends, I can’t believe it’s already time for my May 2018 Monthly Meal Plan! My monthly meal plans include breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack ideas for every day in the month!

Spring in Colorado means crazy weather patterns. Snow one day, 75 and sunny the next! But that’s okay, spring means we only have one month of school left and then we’re on SUMMER BREAK! WHOOHOO!! It can’t come fast enough for this busy mama, I have so many side projects going that I definitely don’t have time to think about meals. So having a food plan is definitely helpful, I hope it helps you too!

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Download the May 2018 Monthly Meal Plan:

 

–>> For more fun recipes, visit my Recipes Page! If you haven’t already used this before, you can click on any of the underlined menu items to get to the recipe. I like to shop once a week, so I just make a list off of my menu plan and head to the store. I find that I spend less when I shop off of a list, then flying by the seat of my pants. I also end up with ingredients that will actually go together instead of a bunch of random items that don’t amount to anything.

Also, feel free to modify these menus to fit your needs, if you know you’ll have leftovers, than maybe skip one or two of the meals. It’ll save you time and money!

 

Busy Mom’s Guide to Home-cooked Meals Do you wish there was something that included monthly meal plans, recipes, grocery shopping lists, as well as a customizable meal plan to fit your families needs? Look no further! Check out my Busy Mom’s Guide to Home-cooked Meals! Details: This book is available as an 8.5×11 PDF download that you can print and have spiral bound. As well as a Paperback full color hard copy on Amazon. This book has 99 pages. I suggest printing in color, then spiral binding it at a local office supply store.

 

Click below to get your copy today!

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How to Teach Reading eCourse

How to Teach Reading eCourse is a post from Confessions of a Homeschooler. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Erica on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+! Also be sure to stop by her Community to join the discussion or her Store to see her latest items!

Learn How To Teach READING in your Homeschool!

In this eCourse I’ll be sharing my tips to help you teach your children to read! Learning to read is so important that we can often feel overwhelmed! But with my tips you’ll be able to successfully teach your children to read as well as reduce frustration, make reading fun and inspiring, help struggling readers, and encourage good reading habits and help students increase comprehension and fluency!

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Need Help Teaching Reading to Your Students?

Here are some of the most common frustrations when teaching reading…

  • Help! I’m not sure where to begin!
  • My student gets so frustrated during reading sessions
  • I’m feeling frustrated and impatient with their progress
  • Am I doing enough?
  • How can I encourage my good reader to become even better?
  • How can I encourage struggling readers?
  • You are not sure how or where to get help
  • My student is having troubles with comprehension

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Teaching reading is NOT always easy, and as a matter of fact it can become quite frustrating for both you and your student.

But I am here to help show you how to reduce the frustration for you and your student and help encourage them to become more fluent, increase comprehension, and enjoy reading!

Don’t let your curriculum control you, instead let your unique needs direct your curriculum!

 

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I have designed this course to help you reduce frustration levels, make reading fun and meaningful to your students lives, and help you create your best homeschool year yet!

Through this eCourse I’ll be there to share my tips on making reading fun, engaging, and stress free!

Together we’ll make your homeschooling journey fun and inspiring!


Introducing a new class in my new How to Teach series…

*** How to Teach READING***

Learn Helpful Strategies For Making Learning to Read Fun, Engaging, and Inspiring!

This is a self-paced video eCourse that includes several video lessons along with multiple BONUS downloads to help you make reading less stressful and reduce frustration for you and your student! Once you join the course you’re welcome to download the materials and view the video lessons at your leisure making it super flexible to fit your schedule!

You can also pause the video and take a break! When you return your video will be right where you left off! You can also re-watch the video as many times as you need, it won’t expire!

  • I’ll tell you the steps you need to know to teach your child to read.
  • I’ll show you how you can improve your child’s comprehension.
  • I’ll be showing you how to improve their fluency while at the same time encouraging a desire to read!
  • I’ll give tips on how you can reduce frustration for you and your student!
  • I’ll share tips so you know what to teach, how, and when based on your child’s unique needs.
  • I’ll show you how to encourage good readers to become even better!
  • I’ll show you how you can encourage struggling readers!

It’s easy to enjoy the course online via your computer and your mobile devices!

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Here are just some of the things you’ll get with my EXCLUSIVE

How to Teach Reading eCourse

  • Helpful Reading PDF bundle with tons of ideas to help make teaching reading a breeze!
  • Discover how to encourage your students (No matter which curriculum you’re using)
  • Learn the steps you need to know to teach your child to read.
  • I’ll show you how you can improve your child’s comprehension.
  • Learn how to reduce frustration levels!
  • Learn how to improve their fluency while at the same time encouraging a desire to read!
  • I’ll share tips so you know what to teach, how, and when based on your child’s unique needs.
  • I’ll show you how to encourage good readers to become even better!
  • I’ll show you how you can encourage struggling readers!
  • Work together as a family to make reading easy and fun!
  • Get ONLINE support and encouragement!

 BONUS!! Get my Sight Word Bundle FREE!

($9.95 Value)

I’ve added an EXCLUSIVE Reading Bundle into this course as a freebie for you all to help make learning how to read more fun and engaging!

  • BONUS #1 – Course Exclusive: Sight Word Bundle (See below)
  • BONUS #24 Video eCourse sharing my personal tips to help you make reading easy and fun!
  • BONUS #3 – Exclusive Community Forum where you can ask me questions!

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Bonus Sight Word Bundle Includes: This bonus bundle includes 22 sight word activities to help build your students sight word fluency. They are labeled with the standard grade level, however if your child is younger and ready to move on, feel free to move to the next level of sigh word activities to keep them challenged:

  • K4 Sight Word Sentences
  • K4 Sight Word Caterpillar
  • K4 Sight Words Build and Trace
  • K4 Sight Word Search
  • Kindergarten Sight Word Search
  • Kindergarten Sigh Word Caterpillar
  • Kindergarten Sight Word Sentences Vol. 1
  • Kindergarten Sight Word Sentences Vol. 2
  • 1st Grade Sight Word Search
  • 1st Grade Sight Word Caterpillar
  • 1st Grade Sight Word Sentences
  • 2nd Grade Sight Word Search
  • 2nd Grade Sight Word Caterpillar
  • 2nd Grade Sight Word Sentences
  • 3rd Grade Sight Word Caterpillar
  • 3rd Grade Sight Word Search
  • 3rd Grade Sight Words Manuscript
  • 3rd Grade Sight Word Sentences
  • Blank Sight Word Sheet
  • Pumpkin Themed Sight Words
  • See It – Build It – Write It!
  • Alphabet Letter Tiles with vowels in red and consonants in blue!

 

Join me TODAY… And start enjoying your homeschooling journey!

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