Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Once Again...

I bought MORE school stuff! ha!;) I can't help myself!:) but I have to say that I got an awesome deal on these goodies and just couldn't pass them up!!

Check em out!:)

And here is a description of what all we got!!

Math Puzzles, DK Games
-math skills practice for the first 3 years of school
-for 1-6 players

Under Water Addition Mission, Rainbow Bridge Publishing
-a mathematical twist on the card game "War"

Leap Frog My Card Games: Math Rummy & Alphabet Go Fish
-ready for school skills: addition and subtraction, letter recognition, upper and lower case letters, social interaction, critical thinking skills.

Project Kit for Kids: Magnetism
-components and book for over 20 projects
-examples of projects: floating magnets, magnet racers, test magnets in water, magnetic sculpture, use a compass, levitate a train.

Pocket Pals: Creepy Crawlies, The Complete Kit
-four books
-be-a-bug ID
-wall chart
-board game
-glow-in-the-dark insect and more!

My First Amazing Game Board Book:
-More than 40 activities and games including: numbered dot-to-dot, memory match game, all about me board, hangman, I spy game, magnetic weather board, drawing board, It's about time game board, triple maze, weaving board, letter and number boards, gumball bingo math game, game of opposites, feelings board game with mirror, shoe-tying board with real laces, etc.
-easy to follow instructions included
-comes with erasable markers and built-in storage box
-every page has wipe-off surface
-play alone or with a friend while reinforcing critical thinking skills
-great for travel

Math Bingo: Addition and Subtraction
Math Bingo: Addition and Subtraction

Cookie Monster's Letter of the Day Bingo
-2 ways for all ages to play together
-match letters or match words w/ pictures

YES it has been a fun filled day in the Smith house, we so love new games!!hehe;)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

History Videos:)

I found some awesome cartoons on youtube today which the kids LOVED! We watched the whole series on Benjamin Franklin since that is who we are studying this week and plan to go back and watch more!;) Just wanted to share with you!! hope you enjoy!:)


Sunday, November 15, 2009

OH MY....

Its only been alittle over two months since we started school and I have to say our school cabinet is sure looking a lot different, yes yes my name is Amanda and I am addicted to school stuff! ha!;)

Our cabinet at the beginning of the school year( September):

AND here we are almost 2 months later....

I can't wait to post a pic of what it looks like at the end of the year! I am thinking I am going to have to get a new cabinet, or come up with a new storage idea;) haha!;)

Sunday, November 8, 2009


We shared and talked about Communion this past week and what a sweet time it was to stop and remember what all our Jesus has done for us and how truly awesome He is!!:)

* Jesus took the cup, he gave thanks. He said, "Take this cup and share it among yourselves. Luke 22:14, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood. It is poured out for you. Luke 22:20

* Then Jesus took the bread. He gave thanks and broke it. He handed it to them and said, "This is my body. It is given for you. Every time you eat it, do it in memory of me. Luke 22:19

I hear...

a in cat and man..cat and man..cat and man..a a a a... We are learning the sounds of the vowels in My Fathers World Kindergarten..and oh what fun we are having!:)

Mason has even learned this song and is always carrying the cards around singing it! I so love that!;)

Busy Bees;)

The girls have been pluggin along with their lessons:)

"Sweet" Letters;)

Maddie's Letter for this past week was U and here is her fabulous candy/goldfish U she made;)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Cartwheels and giggles;)

You know it..Cartwheels just have to be apart of our schooltime!;) hehe

Monday, November 2, 2009


We have been studying about planets, and the AWESOME universe God has created and I even read the whole book of Job during that, and lets just say all of us remained in total awe of who God truly is and what all He has created! Ahh there is none like Him!!

*Here is a few pics of the kiddos having a blast painting the planets, Cousin Kate even got to help with this fun project!!:) We all had a blast!:)

Bread of Life

Morgan's verse to memorize for this week is John 6:35

* She colored her bread with her verse on it and glued it to her names of Jesus poster;)

*Her activity was to write her verse on the dry erase board:)

Sunday, November 1, 2009


The kiddos love exploring outside and finding all kinds of cool treasures as they call them! hehe;)

*Morgan checking out something with her bicnoculars;)*

*Morgan helping Maddie across the "river";)*

*Deer tracks;*

*Mason helping Maddie out;)*

Going Shopping!:)

I thought of this idea to teach Math in a fun and hands on way! We all had a blast playing store and going shopping!:)

*Our goodies price tagged;)*

*Morgan the "cashier"

*Maddie is ready to go shopping!*

Morgan counting the correct change;)

Hands On;)

Some more goodies I found on the homeschool share site!:) These work so great with our "workpocket" system, since the kiddos can just take these to their seat and work independently while I am helping the other one with their work:)

Maddie's Set:

* Number Tree* ( I printed the page out and then laminated the sheet and the numbers, I then placed velcro in the box after Put and on the backs of the numbers, She then places a number in the box and counts out that number of apples and places them in the tree:)

*Number Wheel* ( Printed out the page, laminated it and then wrote the number and the number word on the closepins and she then matches it to the correct number of dots;)

*How Many?* (Printed out the page and laminated sheet, and numbers and number words and then put velcro on them and she is to count the number of bears and then find the correct number and number word)

Morgan's Set:
* Flower Pot Addition*

( Just printed and cut out flower pots and flowers and laminated and then added velcro, and she practices her addition facts:)

*Silly Sentences* ( Printed out, laminated and added magnet strips to the words and she usually uses the pizza pan to practice making silly sentences!:)

*Bible Sketch Artist* ( Awesome dollar store find!, she picks a card and then draws a picture of the word she choose:) fun fun!:)

Letter T

Maddie does a Letter a week and this past week was the Letter T:) We did all sorts of activities to go along with it..here are some of them:)

* Working on her T..for Turtle craft;)*

*Her "words to remember" for the week was... "I don't quit, I persevere"*

* A book we read, and our chocolate chip cookie letter T;)