FREE! 2015 Cornerstone Confessions Planner Printables

140+ Free 2015 #Planner #Printables

This year instead of creating an entirely new planner, I decided to modify the one I created last year for 2015 with a few exciting new additions (like a car care chart, notes page, etc.).  Why? Because I want to offer it to my readers(aka YOU) this year for FREE!  Yes, you read that right, FREE. […]

Homeschool Happenings–October 2014

What We've Been Up to in October--Our #Homeschool in Review

This month marked the beginning of our second nine weeks.  I can’t believe we are almost halfway finished with this school year.  That is unbelievable! Last month I promised to share an update regarding our modified workboxes, and so far it’s going great.  Instead of using workbox towers we created just one box for each […]

Top 100 Musical Movies I Want My Children to See by Their 18th Birthday

The Top 100 Musical Movies I Want My Children to See by Their 18th Birthday

I love musicals.  I admit it.  I can’t help it.  This music teacher gets downright sappy with a good musical.  That is why I decided to make a musicals bucket list for my girls.  I consider it part of their “music appreciation” school work.  Every year our goal is to watch a few musicals so […]

Ultimate Guide to 5-Star Books for 1st and 2nd Grade Students by Reading Level

The Ultimate Guide to 5 Star Books for 1st and 2nd Graders by Reading Level

Last year I shared with you an Ultimate Guide to 5 Star Books for Kindergartners by Reading Level as I prepared for Peanut’s Kindergarten/First Grade year.  This year, as I now prepare for her First/Second grade year (I’m always preparing for the next year while teaching the current so I can enjoy my summer) I am […]

How We Use Phonics Pathways to Teach Reading and Spelling

How to Use Phonics Pathways to Teach #Reading and #Spelling--Includes 180 days of FREE Lesson Plans!

A Little Background Last year we began using Phonics Pathways by Dolores G. Hiskes to teach Peanut how to read since Cathy Duffy’s review spoke so highly of the program, especially for someone wanting a complete phonics program on a budget.  However, it quickly became apparent that Phonics Pathways was NOT a good fit for her at the […]