Thursday, June 1, 2017

YWAM Publishing Review

YWAM Publishing

Vendor: YWAM Publishing
Product: Heroes of History - Benjamin Franklin
Study Guide
Price: $7.50
Age Range: 10 and above

YWAM Publishing

About: YWAM Publishing offered us several choices from their Heroes of History series of books and we chose to review Heroes of History - Benjamin Franklin. YWAM Publishing is a wonderful Christian company that makes lots of amazing activities and books for homeschoolers.

This book is paperback and 108 pages in length. The book is only $7.50 currently. YWAM Publishing also has a Study Guide that goes along with the book, if you wish to further explore the study. This guide is over 80 pages of wonderful topics to dive into. The study guide has some of the following sections:

Key Quotes
Social studies
Display options
Books and Resources
Community Link
Student exploration
As well as 6 related questions to each chapter.

Each section dives further into learning from having essay practice, art, drama, geography, and etc.

The book I read out loud to my 10 year old. She is dyslexic and has issues processing what the book is saying if she tries to read it alone. The book goes over the life of Benjamin Franklin starting from when he was a boy. Full packed with lots of amazing facts this book continues on through the death of Mr. Franklin. Though this is a study book and one packed full of all those facts, it is written in a story format. This helps engage children in the story versus just trying to just them full of a list of fact about Benjamin Franklin.

I think this was a fun and wonderful book. I really think this book and study guide would be great for someone that is going to be doing a report on Benjamin Franklin. There is so much good information in the book and there is some great starter topics in the study guide. Would work well for a homeschool student or a public school child that needed to study more on him.

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Pizza Hut Book It!

I was not homeschooled myself so I remember being in public school and having the joy of reading to get pizza!  We did not eat out a lot as a family because it was not very affordable either.  I also hated reading so it was great to finally have an incentive to actually do it.  Well after some thinking about it and looking it up I finally seen that Pizza Hut also supports homeschoolers!!  How cool is that?!  So if you have children in K-6 grade then you need to head over to http://bookitprogram.com/enrollment/homeschool.asp and sign your kids up for this wonderful program.  My packet should be here anyday and let me tell you my kids are so excited!  Kids love pizza and it is a free treat to give them for doing some school work!  Check it out and get into the program!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Binder love!

So I finally got a binder put together for us this year. I first started out with a list of our main books, even though we use many random workbooks as well. Then I put in our schedual followed by the lesson plans. Next, I put a picture of each kid with their attendance behind it. This will also be where I will put assesments and sample work. I figured that way I won't be tempted to have a huge binder of all work. I do keep most work but in seperate subject labled binders. 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Friday, May 12, 2017

Are you getting ready for a trip/vacation?

 Normally I am an OCD over packer, I always fear the worst so pack extra.  With so many people (and a furry friend) I know I can not do that.  I do not want to be squished up in my own space on a 14 hour one way journey.  I am also on a budget so I am having to take a cooler and food to save from going out to eat.  So I decided to share some of the things I have found to help me out.


Pack for children day-by-day. Use large zipper food storage bags to pack a complete outfit for a single day. At the end of the day replace the dirty clothes back in the bag. Also you can roll these and squish all of the air out so they are air tight and thinner.

Make check lists. Here is a good one that I found here. This will help from over packing as well as keeping a running toll of what you already have or need to get. Or other options:

Delegate a place for everything. When packing up the car make sure you put things where you need them.  By starting to think about where everything will go you will also learn where you will have space or no space.  Things like a cooler, you need it handy to grab snacks and drinks.  Then you have the kids activities, they need to be in their reach.

Keep lists in a binder and keep them close.  Make sure to check them as you complete them.  If you are staying in hotels print of confirmations and put those in there too.  Also have directions and maps in the binder as well.  I always like to have a hard copy even though I have a GPS, you never know when it may be wrong or it stops working.



Friday, May 5, 2017

Let's get crafty!

First fun craft is a stained glass window.

Take a 50/50 combo of water and glue.
Paint your window with the mix.
Take torn up peices of tissue paper and sick to the window.
When window is covered paint over the tissue paper covered window with your 50/50 mix.

Now you have a pretty stained glass window.  To removed just spray with water and let soak in then scrap all the paper off.  Then clean windows with vinager or windex as you would normaly.


Second fun craft is a fish bowl!

Draw a fish bowl and color it in blue.
Cut out and paste fish into the bowl, or draw them in.
Decorate your fish bowl as you like.
When done paint the water part of your picture with corn syrup.  Let dry for a bit then cover with plastic wrap to cover the sticky. 

Now you have a real looking fish bowl!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Fix that mustache!

I know we as women do not want people to know we have a mustache. You can wax it or even try to Nair it, both can be painful. To bleach the hair on your upper lip, mix 1/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide ( 6 percent) with 1 teaspoon of ammonia. Dip a cotton ball into the solution, and dab it onto the hair. Let it sit for 30 minutes, then rinse off with cool water.