All About Reading Color GIVEAWAY!!

All About Reading Color GIVEAWAY!! 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 everyone! I have a super fun giveaway for you today! As you know, we loved the All About Learning Press All About Reading program, and they’ve just released their AAR versions in COLOR!

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Check out my reviews for all of the AAR Levels here:

 

These books were some of my kids favorite all time stories. They are fun and engaging, and my kids loved to read through them, and I never got complaints when it was time for reading. I’m so excited to see that they have released this fun new full color version. Their stories were wonderful before, but I love the addition of color to the illustrations!

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The AAR levels do build on one another, so it’s helpful if you start with Level 1, but if not, you can contact AALP to get help with level placement. The program covers some spelling rules, multi-syllable words, phonograms, prefixes, abbreviations, and words with an unaccented A. They also cover phonics practice as well.

For our reading lessons, the kids also really enjoyed the fun hands-on activity book. The lessons involve cutting, pasting, coloring, etc. And they really liked to play all of the games that are included too.

“I like all of the fun activities, it doesn’t seem like school.”  ~ Tinker Bell grade 4

 

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The program also has guided hands-on lessons and activities for you to go through with your student to practice phonics sounds, and improve reading fluency.

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I don’t know what it is about the AAR story books, but my kids loved them all! They loved to read these books just for fun so that makes reading time a breeze!

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Check out All About Learning Press for more information on their levels and spelling program!

Not sure what level to start your child on? No worries! All About Learning Press has a placement test to help you figure out where to begin.

 

GIVEAWAY!!

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I’m giving away  one level of your choice for the new All About Reading Color Version! Enter to win below!

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3rd Grade Homeschool Lesson Plans

3rd Grade Homeschool Lesson Plans 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 everyone! Today I’m sharing my 3rd Grade Homeschool Lesson Plans with you all!

While some times people prefer to be spontaneous, other times I think it’s better to have a plan to follow so things don’t get missed or left behind!

Planning ahead is especially important if you’re a new homeschooling. Having a good plan will help make your days less chaotic and stressful, while giving you the comfort of knowing you’ve done everything you need to do on a daily basis. And having a good plan will also allow you to be more flexible when something fun arises!

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I always get requests for our exact lesson plans for different grade levels, and so I’m so excited to be sharing my homeschool lesson plans with you all!  And YES, I will be releasing lesson plans for more grades coming soon!

I’ve done all of the hard work of planning and organizing your day for you, all you need to do is print them out and follow along!

These plans use the exact curriculum that we’ve used for our children, and hopefully they’ll be able to help you too! Most importantly I’m hoping my pre-made homeschool lesson plans will help you save time and stress by having all of the planning done for you!

We’ve been homeschooling for over 11 years now, and as you can imagine we’ve tried just about everything. I’ve complied our favorite curriculum in these lesson plans to help make your life a little easier and enjoyable!

What is included?

My daily lesson plans include everything you need to do to complete an entire year of third grade homeschooling including daily assignments for 34 full weeks of homeschool.

The lesson plans include daily learning activities for Art, Bible, English, Handwriting, Math, Phonics, Reading, Science, History, Spelling, Typing and Writing.

I know my exact curriculum may not work for all of you, so I’m also releasing an editable version for those of you who would like to use my lesson plans as a backbone, but be able to edit them to fit your own specific needs as well.

**These plans include main subjects to complete third grade with your student. That said, you’ll want to check with your local state homeschooling requirements to make sure you are following their requirements as states can vary.

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What curriculum is used?

These lesson plans utilize the resources listed below which must be purchased separately. For your convenience I have written them out in daily lesson plan format for ease of use. You can then print the assignment booklets for you and your students to use each day, and just follow along. It’s as easy as that!

Note: You will want to keep your curriculum’s teacher’s manuals handy as a more detailed guide if there are special projects or activities included.

Tips for use:

I suggest printing the lesson plans, then having them spiral bound at an office supply store. Then students can highlight activities as they’re completed. You can also print a copy for yourself if you would like!

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–>> Get my COMPLETE 3rd GRADE HOMESCHOOL DAILY LESSON PLANS here!

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Friends & Heroes Giveaway!

Friends & Heroes Giveaway! 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 everyone! Most of us are back to school now, and I thought it would be fun to have a Friends & Heroes Homeschool Curriculum giveaway for you all, so make sure to read to the end for the giveaway info!

For anyone looking for a new Bible curriculum, now’s a great time to check out the Friends & Heroes fun and engaging bible study series!

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Click here to take advantage of their New Year’s Promotion see details below:

    • 10% off purchases of $50 or more
    • 20% off purchases of $125 or more
    • No coupon code needed
    • Promotion ends February 4, 2019

Haven’t tried this curriculum before? Check out my more detailed reviews for Friends & Heroes below!

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The Series 1 Homeschool Bible Study Includes:

    • Episodes 1-13 on six multi-language DVDs
    • 36 weeks of homeschool Bible study curriculum
    • Plus bonus material which includes family activities for Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Easter.

Features of the curriculum:

    • Each week includes a bible study which are approximately 30 minutes to an hour depending on whether or not you are viewing the video that day.
    • A 10 minute devotional.
    • A memory verse
    • Optional activities including fun interactive games and puzzles.
    • A teachers guide
    • Printable pdf files that you can use with multiple students.
    • This curriculum is geared towards students 7-11 years in age.

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The Series 2 Bible Curriculum includes:

    • 36 weeks of homeschool Bible Curriculum
    • Each week includes 30 minute to an hour of video viewing (approximately)
    • Fun interactive lessons that dig deeper into many of the Bibles most important stories
    • Approximately 10 minute devotional to help apply the themes of the week’s Bible study.
    • Memory Verses
    • Optional interactive games, puzzles to reinforce each weeks lessons.
    • CD-ROM printables that can be used with multiple children
    • Parent’s/Teacher’s Lesson Guide including answer keys and certificates of completion
    • Student Workbook of activities
    • Friends and Heroes DVD containing full length adventure episodes
    • Multi-Language Version including 10 different languages and subtitles!

GIVEAWAY!!

Enter below to win a $50 gift card to the Friends & Heroes website!!

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2019 January Homeschool Blahs

2019 January Homeschool Blahs 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 everyone! It’s January and no one here wants to go back to school! That means it’s time for my annual January Homeschool Blahs post! Honestly I do this annually now, not only to motivate me, but hopefully also motivate some of you as well!

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I figured if we’re having a hard time getting back into the swing of things some of you might be as well,  so if you are, don’t worry friends, you are NOT alone! We’ve been homeschooling for about 11 years now, and honestly the new year is always kind of a let down after the fun holiday break. Everyone is tired, and no one really wants to do school, including me!

So today I’m sharing our tips on getting back into the homeschooling groove after the holidays.

Check out my Beating the January Homeschool Blahs video below for some helpful tips and tricks to get your students motivated to get back into learning!

Click here if you’d like to see more ideas for beating the January Homeschool Blahs!!

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2nd Grade Homeschool Lesson Plans

2nd Grade Homeschool Lesson Plans 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!

Good morning! Today I’m releasing my Second Grade Daily Homeschool Lesson Plans!

While some times people prefer to be spontaneous, other times I think it’s better to have a plan to follow so things don’t get missed or left behind!

Planning ahead is especially important if you’re a new homeschooling. Having a good plan will help make your days less chaotic and stressful, while giving you the comfort of knowing you’ve done everything you need to do on a daily basis. And having a good plan will also allow you to be more flexible when something fun arises!

It’s my opinion that if we can conquer each day, then we’ll conquer each week. If we conquer each week, then we can make it through the month without getting off track. And eventually, by making it through each day, week, and month, we can finish the year strong knowing we’ve completed everything we need to do to move our child on to the next grade level with confidence!

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I always get requests for our exact lesson plans for different grade levels, and so I’m so excited to be sharing my homeschool lesson plans with you all!  And YES, I will be releasing lesson plans for more grades coming soon!

I’ve done all of the hard work of planning and organizing your day for you, all you need to do is print them out and follow along!

These plans use the exact curriculum that we’ve used for our children, and hopefully they’ll be able to help you too! Most importantly I’m hoping my pre-made homeschool lesson plans will help you save time and stress by having all of the planning done for you!

We’ve been homeschooling for over 11 years now, and as you can imagine we’ve tried just about everything. I’ve complied our favorite curriculum in these lesson plans to help make your life a little easier and enjoyable!

What is included?

My daily lesson plans include everything you need to do to complete an entire year of 1st grade homeschooling including daily assignments for 34 full weeks of homeschool. They include daily learning activities, Art, Music, Bible, English, Handwriting, Math, Phonics, Reading, Science/History, and spelling activities.

I know my exact curriculum may not work for all of you, so I’m also releasing an editable version for those of you who would like to use my lesson plans as a backbone, but be able to edit them to fit your own specific needs as well.

**These plans include main subjects to complete second grade level work with your student. That said, you’ll want to check with your local state homeschooling requirements to make sure you are following their requirements as states can vary.

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What curriculum is used?

These lesson plans utilize the resources listed below which must be purchased separately. For your convenience I have written them out in daily lesson plan format for ease of use. You can then print the assignment booklets for you and your students to use each day, and just follow along. It’s as easy as that!

Note: You will want to keep your curriculum’s teacher’s manuals handy as a more detailed guide if there are special projects or activities included.

Tips for use:

I suggest printing the lesson plans, then having them spiral bound at an office supply store. Then students can highlight activities as they’re completed. You can also print a copy for yourself if you would like!

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–>> Get my COMPLETE HOMESCHOOL DAILY LESSON PLANS for 2nd Grade here!

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