Monday, September 22, 2014

Mystery of History Timeline display

We started using MOH Vol. 1 this year and we love it so much that I went ahead and pre-order Vol. 4 here.  Which also includes 3 mp3 lecture downloads.  I already listened to them and they are very informative.  Here are some photos of how we do our timeline.
 This is just a composition book.  A regular composition book can be found at the Dollar Store.
The timeline photos was from this site
 I put the index activity cards inside the sheet protector.  These are from Close to My Heart "Flip Flap Memory Protectors" but you can just get any small size photo protector from Hobby Lobby and just add adhesive to the back of the edge.  You can flip them up or out.
 The free timeline photo was from Homeschoolprintables.  Since it's on a composition book there are plenty of lines to add more information to the events.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Embroidered Toilet paper designs

When I saw this I laughed and laughed so funny and cute.  It's certain to be a conversational gift ideas for all occasions.  Who knew that you can embroider on toilet paper.  I will provide you with tutorials on how to get it done.

  I saw this from the designer on one of my facebook group.  I asked if she made them herself and she said she did design them.  I was so tickled that you can embroider on toilet paper.  This is her etsy link there are lots more really funny saying to pick from.  Here is how I did it.  I use Charmin Ultra Strong tissue paper.  I use two sheets of tear away stabilizers that I hooped in the 4x4.  Then I just float the toilet paper over the stabilizers using my grid to know where to place it.  That's all there is to it.  Oh and just cut around the stabilizer so that it follows the perimeter of the tissue square behind the design.  Keep the stabilizers on.  I embroidered on the third sheet in the roll which works best to be able to wrap it around again, so that the design is in the middle.

Embroidered letter coconut tree finger puppets

Oh my sons love the book Chika Chicka Boom Boom.  After seeing so many of the Frozen Elsa finger puppet.  I thought what about having a Chicka Chika Boom Boom inspired tree as a finger puppet.  So I posted a question in my embroidery/sewing group and someone offer to make it for me. She digitized it and had me test it out.  Bless her heart she was under tornado warning but worked with me to make it perfect.  Here is the link.

Currently you can get this design for free off her Facebook page.

they are loving it! 

Friday, March 21, 2014

American Revolution flash cards

I decided to homeschool and was glad that there are so many resources completely free to parents.  I practically visit the local library several times a week.  There are many online links for parents to download and help supplement their children's education so teaching can be a breeze.  I saw this set of the popular "I have You have" flash cards covering the American Revolution that included the historical figures, main battles, events leading up to the revolution etc.  Before laminating the sheets to make them sturdier, I printed them out in black and white and color coordinated them from the question with the answer card.

 Along with this set I borrow from the local library the DVD series called Liberty along with the book.  I find it fascinating how they use historical letters and writings to portray the historical figures and events.

Homeschool Classroom projects

I started homeschooling in the middle of the school year and am glad that there are so many resources available to parents most are completely free.
I found this very interesting classroom board.  Here is a look at her blog  lots of information that can get you motivated.  I just love the idea of using coins to make the date since it's a great way to reinforce learning about money.  She also has great links to where you can print out Bible Verses too, like the one I have there.  I like the Date board but found that it was hard for me to hang the flip pages so I just decided to laminate blank pages for the Day, Month, Date and Year. It can be wipe off easily (I use baby wipes for this) and dry eraser markers.  I used what I had on hand which were scrapbooking refill clear page protectors.  I cut them so that they can both fit 8x10 sheet of paper but I glue the back down so that the openings face each other.  This way if I had a sheet of paper that needed to be display horizontally I can slip it into both protectors.

 nothing fancy I just glue everything down with permanent glue runner from Hobby Lobby Ad tech brand.  The Regional map of the 50 States is absolutely free to print out.