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Early American History: Declaration of Independence ~ Week 10 Lesson Plan For Kindergarten and First Grade

This post is part of the Early American History series. For a suggested class schedule, an overview of the entire course, and links to more lesson plans, please see the introductory post. In this lesson you will teach your students about the Revolutionary War and the Declaration of Independence. Disclosure: …

Early American History: Daniel Boone ~ Week 9 Lesson Plan For Kindergarten and First Grade

This post is part of the Early American History series. For a suggested class schedule, an overview of the entire course, and links to more lesson plans, please see the introductory post. In this lesson you will teach your students about pioneer life, Daniel Boone, and the Wilderness Road. Disclosure: …

I Will Follow Jesus ~ Children’s Book Review

I hope you have had a chance to enter the two other Tommy Nelson resource giveaways for February!  Visit these links to read the reviews and enter:  Good Night, Little Love is especially for toddlers and preschoolers (giveaway ends 2/20/2016). Jesus Today – Devotions for Kids was written for early …

Jesus Today – Devotions For Kids ~ Book Review

What do kids need today?  Love. Support. Attention. A sense of worth.  These are just a few needs which all children – and all adults – need.  How blessed we are that God has provided us with His timeless Word!  However, I know how difficult it can be to apply scriptural truth …

Grace For The Moment Devotionals by Max Lucado ~ A Review

Happy New Year!  (Almost.)  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to a brand new year.  Do you make resolutions?  I haven’t been one to make (or keep) them for several years, but I have had a desire lately to spend more time in the Word.  …

Weather Lab Science Kit by Little Passports ~ A Review

My daughter and I had the pleasure of testing one of Little Passport’s newest products – the Weather Lab Science Kit!  M loves science kits of all kinds, so this was perfect for my 6-year-old. Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, but was given a Weather Lab Science …

Animal Classification Posters and Games ~ Free Printables

Next semester in my Kindergarten/First Grade coop class I’ll be teaching Animal Science, and I’ve developed some of my own materials as well as using print and online resources.  I’ll be posting my lesson plans sometime within the next several weeks, but I was so happy with how my posters …

The NKJV Study Bible For Kids ~ Book Review

The October resources from Tommy Nelson are here!  Each month my daughter and I look forward to our book package, and this month’s books did not disappoint.  Below is my review of the NKJV Study Bible For Kids.  In October look for the reviews of Win or Lose, I Love …

God’s Good News Bible Storybook by Billy Graham ~ Children’s Book Review

I am excited to offer my readers a review and giveaway of the first Bible storybook from pastor and teacher Billy Graham.  God’s Good News Bible Storybook is a large, beautiful book with a ribbon bookmark.  This would make a wonderful gift as well as a family keepsake. Disclosure: I …

Read Me A Bible Story 365 ~ Children’s Book Review

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 commission if a link on this page is used to make a purchase. If you are interested in helping your kids develop a …

Fun & Educational in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee: Pan For Gems

We did something different this year during our annual visit to the Gatlinburg area.  We found the Pigeon Forge Gem Mine in one of the many local coupon books, and decided to try it.  We purchased one $15 bucket and allowed my daughter to do most of the “mining” – …

New Channing O’Banning Chapter Books For Early Readers ~ Review

This month Thomas Nelson is introducing a new chapter book series for early readers by Angela Spady, featuring a quirky 4th-grade girl, Channing O’Banning. 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 …

The Early Readers Bible Review

I was excited to find that one of this month’s resources from Tommy Nelson is a Bible for 7 to 10 year old kids!  Although my daughter is only 5, I’m one of those Moms who love to stash things away to use in the future (like the size 8 …

Sunflowers Lesson Plan ~ Geography, Science, Reading, and Activities For Early Learners (Plus Free Printables)

Welcome Spring!  This lesson plan was inspired by the warm weather after such a COLD winter, and by the dried sunflower head my neighbor gave to me last fall. After finding Argentina and a few other sunflower-producing countries and states on the map, my class really enjoyed hearing me read …

Brave Girls Devotional Books Review

The third Tommy Nelson review and giveaway for March is a set of the just-published Brave Girls devotionals for girls ages 7 – 11.  Don’t miss our other two review and giveaway posts for this month: Henry Hodges Needs A Friend for ages 4 – 8 (giveaway ends March 11, …

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 …