Poetry Tea Time

Hey Guys!

If you are a homeschooler, then you have probably heard about Poetry Tea Time. It’s one of the latest trends in the homeschooling community, although it has been around for awhile now, it’s just now gaining a lot of popularity.

This school year we have joined the bandwagon and started having our own Poetry Tea Time once a month. So far we have only had 2 Poetry Tea Times, but i thought today i’d share with you all how its been going.

Our first Poetry Tea Time was in September and we did a Fall theme. You don’t have to do a theme for Poetry Tea Time, but i have decided for our family we will be doing themes. For our “Tea” we drank Apple Cider and we each read a Fall poem that we had found. We also had some fun snacks (apple flavored Oreo’s, Maple leave cookies, etc.). The kids really enjoyed it!

For our next Poetry Tea Time we did a Halloween theme. We drank red fruit punch for our “Tea”, we had some Halloween treats (candy corn, donuts, pudding with crushed Oreo’s and pumpkins, etc..), and read some Halloween poems.

My children and i aren’t big fans of poetry, however i feel like this little get together once a month will help broaden our horizons.

What are your thoughts on Poetry Tea Time?

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Homeschool Schedule {2020/2021}

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We’ve made it through 7 weeks of homeschooling, of our 2020/2021 school year. So, today i thought i would share our homeschool schedule for this year.

8:30 – Bible, Art, and Spanish, for 4 of my children. My oldest does English during this time.

9:00 – History (Tuesday & Thursday), Science (Wednesday & Friday) for 4 of my children.

9:30 – Handwriting, for 4 of my children. My oldest goes onto History during this time.

9:45 – Snack break

10:00 – Spelling for my 7th grader, reading lessons for my 4th and 1st graders, and my preschooler has some free play time.

10:15 – Independent 30 minute reading time for my 4th and 7th graders. During this time i work with my preschooler and 1st grader.

10:30 – My 10th grader goes onto Chemistry.

10:45 – English for my 4th and 7th graders. Math for my 1st grader. Playtime for my preschooler.

11:00 – Vocab for my 4th and 7th graders. Free time for my 1st grader and preschooler.

11:15 – Geography (Tuesday & Thursday), Literature (Wednesday & Friday) for 4 of my children.

11:30 – My oldest goes onto Spanish.

12:00 – Lunch break, at 12:30 my oldest goes on lunch break.

1:00 – Math for my oldest 3 kids (10th, 7th, and 4th grades). My 2 little’s (1st and preschool) are done with school for the day, so they spend this time playing together.

2:00 – My 4th grader goes on a break and she plays with the 2 little’s. My 7th grader goes onto typing and my 10th grader goes onto personal finance.

2:30 – P.E. for all 5 kids.

3:00 – Schools out for everyone.

So far, this schedule has been working out really well for us. You can download our current 10th, 7th, and 4th grade schedules for free below…

10th Grade Schedule

7th Grade Schedule

4th Grade Schedule

I hope these schedules help bless your homeschooling year.

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Easy Fun Lunches

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I don’t know about you, but i struggle to come up with lunches for my kids. Lunch is seriously the meal i dread most to come up with. If you are anything like me, then you are in luck, cause today i’m sharing some fun easy lunches i’ve created to help you out.

  1. Pizza Lunchable – Ritz crackers, mozzarella cheese, pizza sauce, pepperoni’s, olives, and sliced fresh nectarines and yogurt covered pretzels for dessert.

2. Summertime/Beach themed lunch – croissant turkey and cheese sandwich, graham crackers with blue frosting topped with s’mores goldfish, and blue punch with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

3. Halloween/Orange themed lunch – Sandwich cut into a pumpkin shape, mandarin oranges, carrots w/ ranch, goldfish, orange Jell-O, Oreo, and pretzel covered in orange candy melts top with green m&m.

4. Rainbow themed lunch – PB&J sandwich w/ heart shaped filled with sprinkles, skittles, color goldfish, strawberries, oranges, pineapples, grapes, and blueberries.

5. Pesto Pasta – Pasta with pesto sauce, diced tomatoes, black olives, and parmesan cheese. Raspberries, pretzels, and Nutella.

6. Orange themed lunch – Macaroni and cheese, Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies, Orange, and orange jelly beans.

7. Green/St. Patrick’s Day themed lunch – Sandwich w/ heart shaped filled with sprinkles, guacamole flavored chips, Skittles, mini marshmallows, lucky charms, sour cream and onion Pringles, and a sugar cookie.

8. Easter/Bunny themed lunch – Grilled cheese sandwich, Oreo’s, Marshmallows, Veggie Chips, and trail mix.

9. Spaghetti lunch – spaghetti pasta with sauce and cheese, steamed broccoli, breadstick, and salad.

10. Apple themed lunch – Sandwich shaped as an apple, apple sauce, apple slices, and an Oreo.

I hope you enjoy these fun and easy lunches. Which one is your favorite?

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Favorite Homeschool Supplies

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We are currently 7 weeks into our 8th year of homeschooling, and i know a lot of families are new to homeschooling this year, so i thought i would share some of my favorite homeschool supplies.

In no particular order….

Those are some of my favorite homeschooling supplies, things i couldn’t homeschool without. I hope you enjoyed my list, and let me know your favorite homeschool/school/office supply.

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October Books

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Today i’m sharing what we are reading in October.

Samuel (10th Grade)

The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner Book 2)

Dasean (7th Grade)

Back Before Dark (Code of Silence Book 2)

Karina (4th Grade)

The Never Girls Collection, book 2

Cruz & Lincoln (1st Grade & Preschool)

Fish Out of Water

Good Night Gorilla

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Ice Cream Summer

Sheep in a Jeep

Veronica (Me)

When No One Is Watching

Read Aloud

The Knight at Dawn (Magic Tree House, book 2)

That’s all we are reading this month. What are you reading?

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