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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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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Painting, Turtles & Robot Vacuums! Vlog 17

Painting, Turtles & Robot Vacuums! Vlog 17 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 hope you’re enjoying our vlogs! I don’t always post them here on the blog, but if you want to keep up with some of our antics make sure to follow me on YouTube and you won’t miss out. I’m also doing short stories daily on Instagram as well, so follow us there to see what we’re doing!

Check out VLOG 17 – Painting, Turtles & Robots!

In today’s vlog I had the pleasure of reviewing the new Deenkee robot vacuum/mop cleaner. As most of you know, I’m a busy homeschooling and working mama and I’m always up for anything that can make my life easier!

Since we’ve gotten hardwood floors, one of my main things is daily sweeping and of course lots of mopping. But who has time for that? Not me! So enter my robot vacuum cleaner!

Since it’s such a huge space I really just needed help in this area, and with Bandit dropping dog fur like a boss, daily sweeping is a must! And this Deenkee is made for pet fur which is a total bonus!

I can’t even tell you how much time this thing has saved me. I usually pick up the house in the evenings before bed, and just let her run! We’ve named her Alice (think Brady Bunch) and man am I happy she’s joined our family!

The Deenkee has a vacuum plus a mop so I was excited to see how it worked. I will say that the moping is a very light mop, so it didn’t get up anything that really needed to be scrubbed, but it does get up basic dirt. The vacuum did a great job especially on edges, and I’m super happy with the results. You can see the Deenkee in action in today’s vlog!

The Deenkee features several handy features including an auto clean button, edge cleaning (my favorite!), single room cleaning, time setting, scheduling and auto-charging.

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The mop head snaps on and off for ease of use and has a nice soft pad which won’t scratch or damage wood flooring.

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We just set it up in the kitchen so it can run, then it goes home when it’s done and is out of the way of our daily traffic.

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It comes with a remove, so you can easily start it up when ready.

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As you can see, it’s definitely doing a fairly decent job moping, but doesn’t put down too much water which is nice for the wood floors.

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You can learn more about the Deenkee Mop/Vacuum here!

Thanks for watching today’s vlogs! Make sure to follow us on YouTube and Instagram for more COAH fun!!

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Teacher File Box Review

Teacher File Box Review 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 fun website to share with you today. If you haven’t heard of Teacher File Box make sure to head over there and check it out!

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Teacher File Box by Evan-Moor provides a ton of tools and resources to help your students learn. They offer daily practice sheets, eBooks, interactive games, interactive lessons, and homeschool specific resources as well! Including instructional videos to help with a variety of subjects.

They have units and lessons from over 450 Evan-Moor titles that you get access to!

 

Here are some of my favorite titles included in the subscription:

  • History Pockets (LOVE LOVE THEM! We use these all of the time!)
  • Skill Sharpeners series – 5 titles available including the NEW Critical Thinking (I love to use these as supplements!)
  • All Daily Practice titles (Language, Reading Comprehension, Math, Word Problems, Geography, Science, Spelling, Vocabulary and the NEW Daily Fundamentals.)
  • Math Fundamentals and Basic Math Skills (One of my faves is the Daily Word Problems!)
  • Language Fundamentals
  • Nonfiction Reading Practice and Reading Paired Text
  • Seasonal Activities and How to Teach Art to Children

 

And there are many more titles, but I could never list them all here! Just know that there are a ton of resources that come with this subscription!

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TeacherFileBox  also works well as a supply of summer learning activities if you’re looking for some fun, light summer refreshers. I love their history pockets and skills sharpeners. They also have hands-on thinking skills, center activities, science experiments, pocket projects, and subject-based review activities. I’ve found these books to be a great resource for our homeschool curriculum.

 

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Make your own Unit Study!

The materials are also great for creating your own unit studies! Want to learn about something? Just look it up on TeacherFileBox and printout your worksheets to create your own unique unit study for just about any topic you’re interested in!

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Get Inspired!

They also have a really cool TeacherFileBox Inspired Facebook group that is filled with fun teaching ideas and inspiration!

Make sure to stop over to check it out, and make sure you’re subscribed to my emails, because I have a giveaway coming up soon for TeacherFileBox just for my readers!

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Friends and Heroes Series 2 Giveaway!

Friends and Heroes Series 2 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 fun review and giveaway for you today for the new Friends & Heroes Series 2 Bible Curriculum!

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We used the Friends and Heroes DVDs a few years ago, and I still love their curriculum. We’ve gone through their Homeschool Bible Study Series 1 studies and they just released the Series 2! Unit one covers episodes 1-13 and now Series 2 includes episodes 14-26. The units are geared towards students 7-11 years of age, and they blend visual learning, with hands-on activities to help cover all learning styles.

See my Friends and Heroes Bible Series 1 review here for more information.

Since my youngest is 10 this year, I think the Friends and Heroes DVD will be a fun addition to our Bible study curriculum plans for our year!

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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!

Each unit study contains a lesson pack with hands-on, fun worksheets to go along with the DVD. Students will watch a fun DVD lesson then complete the resources that accompany each unit. The units include topics such as history, geography, science (creation-based), creative writing, Bible study, crafts, and discipleship.

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What’s the cost?

Cost can vary depending on whether you purchase the entire set, or individual DVDs. Click here for more info on pricing.

Fun Features:
The friends and Heroes site also has a fun interactive children’s website at www.friendsandheroes.tv that is loaded with video clips, games, Bible stories, historical background information for the series and downloads! And the best part is it is all FREE!

SPECIAL DISCOUNT!

Friends and Heroes are offering the following discounts to my readers only! The promotion will end August 19, 2018 so make sure to get your orders in before that!

Get the COAH Friends & Heroes Discount here!

  • 10% off purchases of $50 or more
  • 20% off purchase of $125 or more.

I hope you enjoy this curriculum, we’re excited to add it to your lessons for our upcoming year!

GIVEAWAY TIME!

Enter to win a $50 Gift Card to the Friends & Heroes website below!

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