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Mini Magnet Books: A product review

It's Monday which means I am sharing with you a review of a fun teaching product from Creative Teaching Press.  
If you missed our review of last week you can see all about  at Making Cents of Money

This week, I have another exciting review. 

Just a short list of some other exciting Mini Magnet Books:
Multiplication Rainy Day Recess Games Sponge Activities The Alphabet  Travel Games
I am excited to say that these Mini Magnet Books are on sale over at Creative Teaching Pressfrom $ 4.99 to $ 2.00 (for a limited time)!  That's over half off!   
Grab them all - make excellent fillers for Easter Baskets!  I like to keep things like these handy for car rides, trips to grandmas and when we are waiting at doctor appointments.  Also fun for dinner out while you are waiting for your meal!

Collage Friday and a Video

We have had a good week here in NY. The snow is melting and the signs of spring are everywhere!  I am ready for the light coat and to put away my Uggs for the season.  

Looking forward to Molly's 7th Birthday this weekend!  Enjoy your weekend and dont forget to come and link up with me at Homegrown Learners - Collage Friday!
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Tasty Thursday with Raddish: Science in the Kitchen

Oh what a Tasty Thursday it is today! 

I am so excited to tell you more about Raddish!  I invite you to check out my post from earlier telling you more about this fabulous product for your homeschool. 
Chocolate Volcano Cake
Of course the girls chose the Chocolate Volcano Cake to make from our Raddishbox.  (kinda glad they did...)

We started with our recipe card and all our ingredients. The girls had a great time learning how to whisk using our whisking card.  Lots of measuring going on and everyone helped with the cracking of the eggs. Great skills going on! 

Ready to go into the oven....longest 11 minutes of our day waiting for these lovelies to cook 8) How cute is that apron!  Included with a monthly subscription. Each month you get another patch to iron on also!  

Can you smell them now...Oh My Gosh - one of the best desserts I have had in a very LONG TIME!  

If you love to cook in the kitchen with your children and are looking for a wonderful way to bond and learn all about Kitchen Scie…

Making Cents out of Money: Product Review

Creative Teaching Press

(In their own words:)  Creative Teaching Press (CTP) is a family-owned and teacher-managed supplemental educational publisher for children ages 3–14, grades PreK–8. CTP is a recognized leader in the educational industry and offers a wide variety of classroom learning d├ęcor and research-based, teacher-tested products. CTP offers an assortment of learning resources for parents and teachers in a variety of subject areas including phonics, reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. CTP celebrates more than four decades of providing parents and teachers from around the world with high-quality, easy-to-use learning materials
Does anyone (going old school) remember these?

One of my favorite rewards to receive from a teacher!  Guess what?  That is when Creative Teaching Press got their big break in 1977 with the introduction of the Scratch 'n Sniff reward sticker!  (Oh thank you CTP) Who knew I would be using their products with my own children so many yea…

More in March with Mom Mentor

In case you missed last month's Mom Mentor with Graham Blanchard, you can see it at THIS post.  

In March, the Mom Mentor team was given this question to answer: 
Q. What do you wish you’d known about God when you were a child?
You will have to go on over and find out how I answered this question. 
I love all the open hearts and sharing going on with this monthly series. 
I encourage you to click on over to Graham Blanchard and join in the discussion. I really do want to hear what you have to say!
Until next time - Be Blessed!

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Collage Friday

TGIF - has never sounded so good to my ears.
To put into words the last 10 days would take too long. So many emotions.

Not sure if everyone was aware that you can find more resources for The Joys of Home Educating on Facebook HERE

Raddish - bringing families together

One of my fondness memories growing up was the fellowship at the dinner table.  It was a place where I knew we would recap the thoughts and events of day with the entire family. 

This tradition has been carried on in my own home. Whenever possible, we eat as a family at our big farm table discussing the day.  

What is that old saying....

Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; show him how to catch fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.
This is how I feel about cooking and kitchen science.  If the children understand how and why it all comes together each night, then they will be ahead of game when they have to cook for themselves.

I am uber excited to share a new product with you.  Have you heard of Raddish?

Raddish is a monthly subscription box that gets delivered right to your door. What's in it?  It is filled with culinary adventures and family fun!  Each monthly box is themed and has everything except the ingredients. 

Here is what is included:
- 3 family friendly recipe guide…

wordless wednesday

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Just like the leaves on each Shamrock I see, there are three parts to the Holy Trinity. First is God the Father, then Jesus his son, and the Holy Spirit together as one.

He has been called home.....

My father has been called home to the streets of gold. 
No more pain
No more worry
Jesus has prepared a special place for believers in heaven and my father is there with others who welcome him. 

Psalm 23:4
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 

Wordless Wednesday

Mini Easter Baskets - DIY

I am always thinking on ways to recycle and reuse items that would otherwise be sitting in our landfills for years and years.  We do recycle plastic, glass, tin,aluminum and cardboard in our community, but I also think we can resuse some of these items for fun crafty goodness!
Today, I am sharing a cute tutorial over at Catch My Party using plastic bottles and some pretty Spring Washi Tape. 

To see the entire tutorial you can Catch it over at Catch My Party Blog.  These are an easy DIY that the children can make with you. 
Until next time - Be Blessed 

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A NYC Trip, Dr. Seuss, Feelings and Collage Friday


WOW it's been a real busy week.   I will let the pictures do most of the talking...
Saturday my mother and I took Molly and Zachary, by train, into NYC to see STOMP. It was my third time seeing this FABULOUS show. Molly and Zachary LOVED IT! 
It was the 20th Anniversary of the show this past weekend.  STOMP is a unique combination of percussion, movement and visual comedy. Watch this to see!

 We had the perfect day - out to lunch and dinner. A much needed break from the day to day thoughts.  Two of the performers even let us snap a quick picture. 

All things SEUSS this week. Art...LEGOs...reading...studies and more!

Our Wednesday library discovery class was all about "Feelings" this week. The children had a great time. 

We also learned about the Iditarod which started this past weekend. We loved learning about how and what they put into their sled for this 1029 mile trek across the Alaskan tundra.  When my hubby and I were in Alaska …