Word of the Day Mug

I love mugs. My 2 favorite mugs are an oversized Winnie the Pooh mug and a Star Trek transporter mug that “magically” transports the crew members when you pour in a hot liquid. When I bought my Silhouette CAMEO, one of the first things I did was run out to Old Time Pottery and stock up on mugs and glassware. This mug belongs to my son. It is his word-of-the-day mug. It is a delicious way to introduce new vocabulary words!  The little book is cut from black vinyl. Did you know that vinyl is very similar to a chalkboard.…

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Greek, Egyptian and More

That above is my name in Greek. I took a picture of the black piece of paper after I removed the letters, because I wanted you to see an up-close picture of how crisp and clean the CAMEO cuts. Here are the punched out letters. We have made dozens of Greek letters in all different sizes and colors. This has not only helped us learn the actual letters, but we create fun games with them like spelling entire sentences, and recreating English words in Greek to see if we can pronounce them. Since we are deep into studying ancient Greece…

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DIY Dry Erase Map

I LOVE maps. I think this stems from the genealogist in me. Township, city, county, state, country maps…they all fascinate me. I look at a map and start to wonder about the deep history of the land, how it once looked, and why the original settlers chose to live in the exact spots they settled in. The United Kingdom especially fascinates me, primarily because most of my heritage is Irish, Scottish and English. When I started to teach my son all about our heritage, we had to un-jumble several terms that are often mixed up and bumbled about. You’ve probably…

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Educational Crafts with the Silhouette CAMEO

*I used Grammarly to grammar check this post, because even homeschool moms need help with grammar occasionally. If you are not a very crafty person and do not subscribe to the popular craft blogs, like I do, you may have NO idea what a Silhouette CAMEO is or why I am dedicating an entire series to it. People, this machine is crazy. Crazy awesome, I mean. This machine is a die-cutter, with a teeny tiny blade that can make very intricate cuts in paper, vinyl and even fabric.  Unlike other machines, this one does not require you to purchase cartridges,…

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Boring Words

I would love to hear from you! To leave a comment, click the number above. Do you ever get tired of reading books that have a never-ending he said this, she said that, they said what. Yeah, me too. Teaching strong verbal and communication skills is very important to my husband and I. The more words a child is taught, the greater their reading comprehension will be. The more they are able to comprehend, the more they will be able to take that information and apply it to other aspects of their life. One of the best methods of teaching…

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Pi Day = March 14 = 3.14

That picture above cracks me up. Gotta love what you find on Pinterest! March 14th is Pi Day. Not Pie Day, but Pi Day. Why is Pi Day celebrated around the world on March 14th? March 14…3/14…3.14…get it?  Pretty neat huh! If you would like to learn more about Pi you should visit the official website for Pi Day at PiDay.org. We are geeks, we celebrate Pi Day every year. I hope you will join us this year and let your inner math nerd out. Below are a handful of some fun pi ideas that we have done in the past.…

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