Guided Reading: Connect (Carson-Dellosa) {Review}

One of the exciting things that I’m jumping for joy to participate in this year is the Carson-Dellosa Brand Ambassador program. For this fall, the first set of goodies to arrive included a book called Guided Reading: Connect for Grades 3-4. As you may recall, my oldest kiddo is working on a generally 3rd/4th grade level and the one place we are struggling the most is with reading comprehension. SO yes! Hello, this is right what we need!   I’m one of those people that doesn’t like to take apart reproducible books. I’d rather just use it as is and keep it within the binding. While this isn’t a reproducible book, it is similar in the way that I have had to remove things from the spine, gasp!, but I am learning to adapt. *grin* This Ready to Go Guided Reading book is pick up and go and go well. This. . .

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Weave Your Word in Me (Bible Study) {Review}

Overall, I am very satisfied in my curricular choices, however, I have still been on the search for an appropriate Bible Study for us and now I’m intrigued to try Kid Niche Christian Books and their book Weave Your Word in Me — Part 1 for review. From what I am told and what I can see thus far, this program is compatible with the following Bible translations:  KJV, ESV, NKJV, NIV, NASB, NABRE. From my college diploma Religious Studies I have collected quite a few translations. My daughter’s Bible is actually a HCSB, while mine is NIV and we have had no issues working through with these. This review period has been my first introduction to Kide Niche and I am intrigued to see what else they come up with in the future. What did we receive? For the purposes of this review, I received a package in the. . .

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The Raven #WIP #xstitch

Making progress. But gonna switch it up and move to another for a bit. #flosstube #xstitchersofinstagram #xstitch #crossstitch #ladda #theraven #poe #edgarallanpoe #raven #havana #weeksdyeworks #dmcfloss from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2yLmZaE Related: The Raven Queen WIP  The Raven (Start)  Halloween Project! Chart Name: The Raven Designer: La-D-Da Stitch Count: 161w X 64h Finished Design size:  approx. ~ 10 3/4 X 4 1/4 inches My fabric choice: 30-count Weeks Dye Works Havanna 100% linen – Hand Dyed Materials purchased: Stitchers Inc. Specialty bits & bobs: Hand dyed thread and fabric Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, …    And the silken, sad, uncertain rustling of each purple curtain Thrilled me—filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;     So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I stood repeating     “’Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door— Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door;—    . . .

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Keep Calm

My plans for today. Actually I was attempting to take a selfie and mention my plans to cross stitch the day away regardless thirst the shirt says quilt as it is my passion. But instead of taking a vertical photo my finger switches it to square and this is the result. I’ll take it. #craftblogger #quiltersofinstagram #quilting #xstitch #xstitchersofinstagram #flosstube from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2h3NGhA

Stitchy spot, stolen…

I set up my stitchy spot and told my girls it was time for school. The middle girl (6) has disappeared with her brother (3) and PBS on the Kindle Fire. The oldest (8) jumped in my spot with HER cross stitch and said, “it’s okay, you can read to me while I stitch. After all, that’s all sorts of educational.” #xstitch #xstitchersofinstagram #flosstube #stitchmaynia #crossstitch #homeschool #homeschooling #homeschoolingmama #bucilla #bucillakit #myfirstcrossstitch from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2gQGWDF

Movable baby!

Meanwhile… wait, you’re not where I left you… Where do you think you are going little girl? Coming to get me?? #mermaidblossom #babysister #babynumber4 #imgonnacrawl #redheadedgrandchild #fivemonthsold from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2zleQay

Pencil Grip 3 Step Training Kit {Review}

I remember teaching my girls how to form letters but I did not teach them grip. They just did it, not my son. Right now, my Rascal boy is three-years-old and this is a great introduction time for us with the The 3 Step Pencil Grip Training Kit from The Pencil Grip, Inc. as a review. We have become familiar with The Pencil Grip, Inc. in the past through our use of our beloved Thin Stix and are quite a family fan. (Stay tuned for more in the upcoming weeks about a Thin Stix Creativity Pack as well!) For the purposes of this review, we were sent a 3 Step Pencil Grip Training Kit as well as The Ultra Safe Safety Scissors. We all found the scissors to be rather awkward and I doubt we will use them. I do, however, like the concept they present and will return to encourage my. . .

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Reading Eggs {Review}

Over the years since I have started including computer schooling into our days from time to time I have often heard of the incredible skills learned with Reading Eggs, but it was not until now that I was able to discover the magic for myself with our own kiddos. For the purposes of this review, I was given a six-month access for two students. We added the access to a trial I meant to do but didn’t several years ago for my oldest AppleBlossom. So now she has until early April 2018. The Princess has until mid-April and the Rascal we had a two week trial that ended a few days ago. We currently have access to Reading Eggs Junior (ages 2-4), Reading Eggs (ages 3-7), and Reading Eggspress (ages 7-13, grades 1-6), and also to MathSeeds (ages 3-9. Speaking of which, there is a great Free 4 week trial available!. . .

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CTCMath Online Maths Tutor {Review, 4th Year}

While it is true that I was on the Math Team in my youth, mathematics is not always my favorite subject to teach. This is why CTCMath Online Maths Tutor is a real blessing to my family, we started with an Single Membership several years ago, but right now a Family Membership is exactly what we need as I have added three of my students to our account. For the purposes of this review, we received a one-year subscription added on to our account, and by the way homeschoolers can get 60% off + 6 bonus months. If you’re curious, check out the Free Trial!! (These two promotions end November 15, 2017!) What is it? CTCMath is an online membership. Our account is set to a Family Membership, and each of my three students have a unique login and dashboard. Over the past several years since I first started using. . .

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Five Months!

This little sunshine is 5 months old today! Can you believe it? Five months ago she surprised us by being five weeks early and not a false alarm. #redheadedgrandchild #mermaidblossom #babysister #babynumber4 #mamasgirl #fivemonthsold from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2g3qSkJ