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Hope For Each Day Children’s Devotional by Billy Graham ~ Review and Giveaway (U.S. – 7/9)

As a mom, I’m always pleased to see my almost-second-grader sit down with a book without any prompting from me. A couple of days ago I found her curled up with a new book from my “to review” pile – a new devotional from Billy Graham. I was thrilled to …

Same Kind Of Different As Me ~ Children’s Book Review, Free Printables and Giveaway (U.S.-7/6)

I live in a bubble. I’m able to shop for groceries, buy gas for my car, sign up my child for camp and art lessons. I have a decent home in a nice neighborhood. Although there is hunger and homelessness in my city,  I rarely see it; it rarely affects …

Brave Girls 365-Day Devotional ~ Review

Have you heard of the Brave Girls?  My daughter gets excited whenever one of these books shows up on our doorstep! 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 …

Look, I’m Reading! Bible Storybook ~ Review

Happy New Year!  We are relaxing this morning because the powers that be say it is a “snow” day!  So far we just have a little sprinkling on our deck.  We’ll see what happens later this afternoon! Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, but was given a free …

Airship Genesis Kids Study Bible ~ Review

With a new generation rising up, we have the chance to leave a legacy of great inheritance. The Airship Genesis: Legendary Bible Adventure gives children the solid truth of God’s Word with the creative content and quality they deserve. —Dr. David Jeremiah Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, …

One Small Donkey ~ Children’s Christmas Book Review

Are you ready for Christmas?  This year, I’m actually getting ready earlier than usual – I’ve already wrapped a few presents!  One of my favorite things about unpacking the Christmas storage boxes is rediscovering our Christmas books.  Tommy Nelson has sent a new release for our review – and our …

Good Good Father ~ Children’s Book Review and Free Printables

Good Good Father is a praise song that is performed regularly by our praise and worship team on Sundays – I enjoy it not only because the words point us to Him and His love for us, but it is also easy to sing along to!  My daughter loves to sing along …

Introduction to Zoology for Early Elementary Students ~ Week 5: Whales and Dolphins

This post is part of the Introduction to Zoology 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 Whales and Dolphins. Disclosure: I was not compensated for …

The Color Code Bible For Kids ~ Book Review

A New Way To Study When I first opened the new Bible in the Tommy Nelson August Resources package, I was intrigued – what an interesting new way to study the Bible! Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, but was given a free book to review. I am …

U.S. Coins Review ~ A Free Math Printable

The new school year has begun – at least here in Madison County, Alabama, and in our homeschool! I created these U.S. Coins Review pages to help ease my daughter out of summer break and into our school routine. There are 5 pages in this document; the first three pages …

Introduction to Zoology for Early Elementary Students ~ Week 4: Seals & Penguins

This post is part of the Introduction to Zoology 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 Seals (which include Sea Lions and Walruses) and Penguins. …

Introduction to Zoology for Early Elementary Students ~ Week 3: Fish & Mollusks

This post is part of the Introduction to Zoology 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 Fish and Mollusks. Disclosure: I was not compensated for …

Introduction to Zoology for Early Elementary Students ~ Week 2: Animal Habitats

This post is part of the Introduction to Zoology 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 Animal Habitats. Disclosure: I was not compensated for this …

Introduction to Zoology for Early Elementary Students ~ Week 1: Classification of Animals

This post is part of the Introduction to Zoology 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 Classifying Animals. Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. …

Introduction to Zoology ~ Assembling the Student Science Notebooks

This post describes how to assemble the Student Science Notebooks for the Introduction to Zoology lesson plans. For an introduction to this series please read the introductory post.  If you plan on following my 12 lesson plans, you may want to assemble your journals before the first class. Alternatively, you can hand out the …

Introduction to Zoology for Early Elementary Students ~ 12 Lesson Plans and Printables

Introduction I hope you are having a wonderful summer!  I’m excited to share what my homeschool coop class learned last semester about animals.  I’ll be writing a detailed blog post for each week’s class, which will include a Lesson Plan, Printables, Project Instructions, Resource List, and more.  Ideas for additional art and …