November Books

Hey Guys!

Today i’m sharing what books we’re reading in November.

Samuel (10th Grade)

The Death Cure (Maze Runner Book 3)

Dasean (7th Grade)

Below the Surface (Code of Silence, Book 3)

Karina (4th Grade)

The Never Girls Collection, Book 3

Cruz & Lincoln (1st Grade & Preschool)

We are just going to be reading a lot of Thanksgiving books, which i will share in a separate post!

Veronica (Me)

Forgiving What You Can’t Forget – I pre-ordered this book back at the beginning of October, i can’t wait to read it!

Read Aloud

Mummies in the Morning (Magic Tree House, book 3)

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

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Homeschool First Quarter Update

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We’ve completed our first quarter of homeschool for the 2020-2021 school year, so today i thought i would give an update on how our first quarter went.

We’ve finished 2 books in literature, so far. We are doing The Waldock Way’s – Passport To Adventures, which has us reading The Magic Treehouse Series. I’m not a huge fan of this “curriculum”, i feel like for $40 you don’t get much. You get lists of extra things you should/could buy for each book (toys for sensory bins, games, puzzles, etc.), but i feel like that is something you could just come up with on your own without spending the money on it.

Spanish is going remarkably well. The kids are retaining all the new words they are learning really well. I highly recommend Flip Flop Spanish!! Even my 4 year old is speaking Spanish.

We have finished up our first unit in History, which was all about Ancient Greece & Ancient Asia. My 7th grader enjoyed learning about the caste system and my 4th grader enjoyed learning about what life was like for children in Ancient Greece.

In Science we have finished our first unit study, which was on Arthropods. The kids all loved the different experiments we did, like using our sense of smell to find our “hive” (cotton balls with essential oils on them).

Everything has been going really well. We’ve been liking our schedule and having Monday’s off has been great.

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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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