May 21, 2013
Chuck E. Cheese – If your child brings in their most recent report card they will receive FREE tokens!
Krispy Kreme – Who doesn’t love a doughnut? Your child will get a free one for EVERY A they get – up to 6 A’s.
Chick-fil-A – If your child’s report card is all A’s and B’s bring it in and they can receive a FREE 8 piece chicken nugget.
Pizza Hut – This one is for Middle and Elementary Students and each grading period, if the student has 3 A’s they will receive one Personal Pan Pizza and a small soft drink or carton of milk by presenting his or her report card to the manager..
McDonalds – When a student has straight “A’s” they can receive a FREE Happy Meal.
Topps – Getting good grades in school is always a priority. Now there’s an extra reward for studying hard. The Topps of the Class program has been created to give you a great trading card gift when you put your mind to work. Every time you bring in a report card to this store, the manager will award you with a gift. Work hard in school, receive cards. It’s that simple.
Family Video – Offers free rentals based on how well you did on your report card.
Blockbuster - Get a free family friendly movie rental for A’s on your report card! (This might only be available at some stores if you can find one)
Cheryl’s Cookies – Get up to 3 FREE Cookies for A’s.
Also if you are a homeschooling family, check out these links for FREE report Cards J
Donna Young has a ton of useful printables for homeschoolers and her report forms are top notch in my opinion!
Just the Mommies has a couple of nice report card forms that you can choose from based on what you like.
Print your own report card -
Printable Homeschool has a very basic report card form that you may choose for younger ages.
Make it a great one!!
About Tammy: Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother of 7 (ages: G12, G11, B8, G6, B5, B2, G1). Stepmom of 2. Mother in law to two, Grandma to Peyton, Mattix and Andrew and blogger at BellaOnline & JuddzWorld!! Happy & Satisfied!!
May 19, 2013
May 14, 2013
Book it – Pizza Hut offers this great resource for encouraging children (K-6th Grade) to read. This is a link for Homeschool families to use. Enjoy!
JunieBJones – Sign up and receive a welcome packet and newsletters. All to just encourage your children to read!
KinderArt – Kinderart has Theatre and Drama Lessons. Free resources/lesson plans as well as Etsy shop purchase options. I liked the fact that it was a complete lesson plan for each lesson – as opposed to just ideas.
Homeschooling Teens – Homeschooling ideas has a wealth of resources for many age groups. They even have lots of information for the Teens. :)
Christial Homeschool Lesson Plans – When I came across this site, I had to stop and read and learn more. I was captivated by the idea that I can teach my children about the WORLD by actually studying and learning together – WHILE helping someone(s) in need. Something to think about!
Practical Pages – Lots of homeschooling tips, projects, plans and downloads. Mostly about Lapbooks and Notebooks.
Handwriting/CopyWork - I had a completely “DUH!” moment and mentally slapped my forehead when I saw this. She created pages, you print and laminate them. Give your child(ren) a dry erase marker and VOILA! you have practice for cursive and manuscript writing. AWESOME!!!.
All in One Homeschool – Easy Peasy has placed all of her children’s homeschool assignments online. Because she had multiple children she wanted to be able to use the same links/assignments with the younger children. AWESOME! Even if you don’t want to use her site, what a great way to manage our homeschooling for future use.
Solusville – The land where Chef Solus and his explorers have lots of adventures as they explore different parts of Solusville. (Mystery, farm games, arts and crafts, story time, Tiny Tot’s games, Grocery store, Meal Games.) A fun way to engage your children in nutrition and good health!
Crafts – 6 Sisters Stuff has a whole section just on crafts – some are for children and some are for the Mommy’s.
Money Saving Mom – “Helping you be a better Home Economist”. Crystal Pain provides store deals and strategies for managing money, coupons, Freebies, Recipes and more.
Make it a great one!!
About Tammy: Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother of 7 (ages: G12, G11, B8, G6, B5, B2, G1). Stepmom of 2. Mother in law to two, Grandma to Peyton, Mattix and Andrew and blogger at BellaOnline and Latter-Day Homeschool and JuddzWorld!! Happy & Satisfied!!
May 13, 2013
May 12, 2013
I received a Mother's Day gift today (from my mom, ironically enough) that I have been thoroughly enjoying and wanted to recommend to all of you. It is a book called, Choosing Motherhood. It is a collection of essays from young mothers who were attending Yale, or supporting spouses attending Yale, and their experiences becoming mothers. The messages are short, varied, and lovely. The intro from Patricia Holland is worth the book cost alone. Highly recommend!
------------------------------------ Jana is feeling particularly blessed today to have five little crazies who call her, "Mom." She thinks there is no better job in all the world than mother.-------------------------
May 7, 2013
For the Kiddies:
AdaptedMind – AdaptedMind is this amazing resources for Math and Reading. Right now we are doing Math with it. I love it because the children are able to work on math at their own pace and as they get better the program accelerates with them. I get daily progress emails for each of my 5 children using it and it tells me how they are doing in the percentage of the grade they are working on. The cost is minimal ($9.99/month) and covered all 5 of my school aged children. We have found it to be one of our best investments - I love it! I definitely recommend to other parents for their children. It would be great as extra practice and also as a teaching tool. They have videos the children can watch so they can understand principles better, too. Also, worksheets you can print that can reinforce what they are learning - LOVE IT!!
Learn History – DVD’s to help your children learn history. They also provide live streaming from the web, smartphone, etc. They provide study guides as well.
All About Learning Press – Spelling and Reading FREE downloads. They also have curriculum that they sell.
Daily Messages - I having these to forward on to my email savvy children. Sometimes I send it to them and ask them to reply with how that particular spiritual thought made them feel, or what they can do to be better at that or to learn from it. Sometimes I just send it to them and say “Enjoy!” I like keeping it random for them!
Luminosity – Here are a collection of original poems that are fairly simple that you can integrate with your childrens Literature knowledge. Teaching them about poetry appreciation can be valuable time that you spend with them!
Kids Farm – Games and tools for reading, math and fun.
For the Parents:
Raising Homemakers – a great blog. They share book reviews, parenting, tips, and so much more!! All about helping US help our daughters to learn to be prepared for their futures!
The Homeschool Classroom - Writing Prompts by Becky@This ReadingMama. She shares LOTS of great ideas and there are also many other things on this blog. Recipes, ideas, crafts, hope and encouragement, reviews on books, curriculum, etc. and more!!
Homemaking Mentor – A beautiful blog, soft music and bible-based scriptures – things to inspire us to be better Homemakers and possibly mentor someone else along the way!
I love finding things on the Web that I can incorporate into my children’s repertoire of schooling without having to throw a great deal of money at it. This way I can spend our money on field trips and things to accent what we are learning. Most of my children’s schooling is online – not a school or a curriculum – but things that I research and put together so they get a ‘whole picture’ about something. I love to use Merriam Webster's Word of the Day. Each day they read those and send me an email (or post to their blog which goes to my email ) a sentence using that word. It helps all of us learn new words and also keeps them practicing writing sentences. What are some ways you do your Home School? I like to learn about how every one does it. I love how we are all so different and unique in our approaches.
Make it a great one!!
About Tammy: Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother of 7 (ages: G12, G11, B8, G6, B5, B2, G1). Stepmom of 2. Mother in law to two, Grandma to Peyton, Mattix and Andrew and blogger at BellaOnline and JuddzWorld!! Happy & Satisfied!!
May 2, 2013
- "Trusting my nose firmly between his teeth, I threw him heavily to the ground on top of me."
- "George Washington, as a boy, was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth. He could not even lie."
- "Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."
- "Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she has laid an asteroid."
- "Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society."
- "Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered - either by themselves or by others."
Jaime lives on a couple acres in the middle of nowhere in Southern Alberta, Canada. She has been homeschooling her 3 boys for almost 5 years and loves it almost all the time. Each month brings as new adventure as she tries to adjust her 5 year plan according to the Lord's timetable, but she is learning. She blogs sporadically at her family blog at Welcome to the Madness.