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Henry Hodges Needs A Friend ~ Book Review

Henry Hodges Needs A Friend My daughter always enjoys the arrival of the Tommy Nelson resource pack, and this month was no exception. Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, but was given a free book to review. I am an affiliate of Amazon, and will receive a small …

Kindergarteners Go Around The World: Week 22 ~ Ireland (St. Patrick’s Day Lesson)

This post is part of the series “Around the World in 28 Weeks: Art, Literature & Geography Lessons for Kindergarten.” For an introduction, overview of the entire course, and links to more lesson plans, please click here. Thank you for visiting Cotton Ridge Homeschool! Introduction to Week 22 This week …

Kindergarteners Go Around The World: Week 21 ~ Australia

This post is part of the series “Around the World in 28 Weeks: Art, Literature & Geography Lessons for Kindergarten.” For an introduction, overview of the entire course, and links to more lesson plans, please click here. Thank you for visiting Cotton Ridge Homeschool! Introduction to Week 21 This week …

Make A Winter-Themed Paper Bag Book ~ Free Instructions and Printables

Mini-Books From Lunch Sacks! My daughter and I are enjoying making these little paper bag books!  It’s so COLD outside and this project is a great indoor activity.  This is the third in a series of posts containing free instructions and printable pages to make your own paper bag books …

Kindergarteners Go Around The World: Week 20 ~ Bolivia

This post is part of the series “Around the World in 28 Weeks: Art, Literature & Geography Lessons for Kindergarten.” For an introduction, overview of the entire course, and links to more lesson plans, please click here. Thank you for visiting Cotton Ridge Homeschool! Introduction to Week 20 This week …

Kindergarteners Go Around The World: Week 19 ~ Puerto Rico

This post is part of the series “Around the World in 28 Weeks: Art, Literature & Geography Lessons for Kindergarten.” For an introduction, overview of the entire course, and links to more lesson plans, please click here. Thank you for visiting Cotton Ridge Homeschool! Introduction to Week 19 This week …

Kindergarteners Go Around The World: Week 18 ~ United States (Abraham Lincoln)

This post is part of the series “Around the World in 28 Weeks: Art, Literature & Geography Lessons for Kindergarten.” For an introduction, overview of the entire course, and links to more lesson plans, please click here. Thank you for visiting Cotton Ridge Homeschool! Introduction to Week 18 This week …

Kindergarteners Go Around The World: Week 17 ~ Canada

This post is part of the series “Around the World in 28 Weeks: Art, Literature & Geography Lessons for Kindergarten.” For an introduction, overview of the entire course, and links to more lesson plans, please click here. Thank you for visiting Cotton Ridge Homeschool! Introduction to Week 17 This week …

Kindergarteners Go Around The World: Week 16 ~ Ukraine

We are more than half-way through our Around the World Series! I hope you have enjoyed the posts so far. Please let me know if the series has been helpful to you – and any comments or suggestions are welcome! This post is part of the series “Around the World …

Make a Paper Bag Book For The Mitten by Jan Brett ~ Instructions and Free Printable Pages

Mini-Books From Lunch Sacks! One of our favorite books is The Mitten by Jan Brett.  Animals…mittens…snow…kids love it!  I read it the other day to my homeschool coop class, then we made a paper bag book for our project.  All the kids really enjoyed the craft, and it was fun …

You Can’t Sit With Us: Mean Girl Makeover ~ Tween Book Review

The topic of bullying has received much attention in the media lately, unfortunately for good reason. Although many voices have contributed to the discussion of solutions, one out of every four students have been bullied, and 85% do not receive help (according to the Ambassadors 4 Kids Club). Disclosure: I …

Words To Dream On ~ Book Review and Free Coloring Sheets

This month, Tommy Nelson is featuring two beautiful bedtime books for little ones ages 4 – 8. Scroll down for the Words To Dream On: Bedtime Stories and Prayers review and giveaway!  Then, read the review and enter the giveaway for the Lucado Treasury of Bedtime Prayers at this link. …

Mouse Lit ~ Story and Craft Ideas, Plus Free Printables

Mouse Lit ~ Story and Craft Ideas, Plus Free Printables

Snuggle! My daughter and I love to read together, and now that the weather has turned cold we are snuggling on the couch with our noses in a book more than usual. M loves audiobooks, too, which is nice because it gives my voice a rest now and then. I …

Around The World In 28 Weeks: Art, Literature, and Geography Lesson Plans For Children Ages 4 to 7

Updated March 17, 2015 Art, Literature & Geography Lessons I thought this would be a good time to post again the links to the lesson plans for the countries we have visited so far. My class has really enjoyed the stories and the projects for each country.  These lesson plans …

Building God’s Kingdom Books For Children ~ Review

“They’re here! They’re here!” Our big book package from Tommy Nelson arrived the other day, and as I opened it, M pointed excitedly and exclaimed “they’re here, they’re here!”  (She had seen the preview email with the pictures.)  Even though I have a girly girl, she enjoys building toys, and …

God Bless Our Christmas ~ Children’s Book Review

Looking for a sweet Christmas book for your toddler or preschooler?  God Bless Our Christmas is a lovely, gift-quality padded board book written by Hannah C. Hall and illustrated by Steve Whitlow. Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, but was given a free book to review. I am …