Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Daily Journal Prompts for January!

Writing is an area that we are ready to place more focus on, starting this January!  Although we have done a bit of writing here and there, I am super excited about our Daily Journal Prompts for January!  These Daily Journal Prompts are a great way to give students an opportunity to write in a daily response journal or even a more guided and structured setting.

These daily Journal Prompts for January are designed to work for K-2 students and can be used to meet many Common Core Standards for writing!  I love these journal prompts because that students can really create ownership of their own writing and feel successful.  The Daily Journal Prompts can be used as:
*A Daily Response Journal
*More structured and guided journal writing

If you have beginning writers who are still working on proper letter formation and spacing, the handwriting pages are perfect!  This packet also include lined pages for students who more skilled with letter formation and spacing.  

I had our journal pages spiral bound and now Audrey is super excited about having her "own" January Journal book.  It only cost a couple of dollars to have it done and so well worth it.  We will be starting our Daily Journal Prompts in January!
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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

From our house to yours, we want to wish you a very Merry Christmas!

The Moffatt Man had to quickly jump into the picture to rescue Sophia from Santa!  She is not very fond of him.  He wasn't expecting to be in the photo, but I just love it!

"For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.  And he will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."
Isaiah 9:6

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas Learning Day #9!

Christmas is almost here and we have been enjoying our Christmas learning and our family time!  So many memories are created during Christmas and it is such a joyous time, unless you are sick like the poor Moffatt Man :(

As for the Moffatt Girls, we did finish up our 10 Christmas Math Centers...

It is all about the glitter!  I will be honest... I am not a big glitter fan!  I like glitter, but I don't like it all over my house.  Even when I see glitter I kinda cringe.  But this year I decided not to let it bother me...well, at least I tried not to let it bother me as much:)  I kept telling myself..."It's just glitter and it cleans up...eventually."  I did better and we had a lot fun with glitter:)  We totally enjoyed our glitter decorating, but I am glad it is over :)

We also have some cute and educational snowmen printables! If you need a few fun Christmas coloring pages, be sure to grab these fun sight word FREEBIES!

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 I hope you all are having fun and enjoying family and friends!  We are busy wrapping presents, baking and totally enjoying this wonderful Christmas season!  Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas Learning Day #8 with a FREEBIE!

It is an exciting time around here and the little Moffatt Girls are LOVING Christmas!  There are a ton of crafts to do and even some learning:) All was going well until the DOG ATE OUR GINGERBREAD HOUSE!

Bad dog!  Bad, bad, bad dog!
I was so mad at our dog!  Our dog, Lily, has some MAJOR eating disorders.  She constantly hounds us for food.  She sniffs the house and searches everywhere for a crumb that someone may have dropped.  Well today she was in luck because she dug open our Gingerbread house box and went to town on the front part of the house!  I still have no idea how she got the box in the first place, but her nose will find anything.  At first I was mad at her, then I just had to laugh it off because I felt so sorry for her.  I think she was mad at me when I took the cookie away from her.

We still enjoyed some fun learning despite the above incident.  Since we couldn't really enjoy our Gingerbread house, we did some Gingerbread Subtraction from our 10 Christmas Math Centers

I put our Gingerbread Subtraction cards into one of cute dollar store containers, which made math that much more exciting.  We used our Christmas decorated pocket chart to match the subtraction problems to the correct gingerbread man.  This was followed up and independent subtraction page.  So much FUN!
We also made some cute snowflake Christmas ornaments, which are also very easy and fun.  Simply glue the popsicle sticks together and add your glitter, sequences or any other pretty decorations.

Next we made some ADORABLE snowflakes!  This little winter craft is so easy, even the 3 year old had fun making these!  Since coffee filters are so cheap, we were able to make a ton of them!  This is such an easy craft and they all come out so pretty.  I took a little sewing thread and hung them up so they looked like falling snowflakes.  I found a great tutorial on how to make these on Pinterest!

Finally, we made these cute Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer from Tamara at Teaching with TLC!
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Saturday, December 15, 2012

A Day of Silence...

"How priceless is your unfailing love!  Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings." -Psalm 36:7

"Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?  Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?  No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.  For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, neither angels or demons, neither the present nor the future, not any powers, neither height or depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."  Romans 8: 35-39

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas Learning Day #7

Like most of you, we have been super busy around here and we are totally enjoying our Christmas learning days!  Today we had a lot of fun with our Santa's Base 10 gifts from our 10 Christmas Math Centers pack!

I have been putting each new set of printables into a cute jar or some sort of holder that I picked up from the Dollar Store.  This extra touch has really made the centers that much more special:)  I was so happy with Audrey's progress with this math center.  This was something that we have worked on in the past, but it really showed me that she has the concept down!

I really wanted to continue practicing this math center so I decided to make it a part of our Christmas tree!  We all LOVE it!  There are little presents on the left and base ten blocks on the right.  Audrey can practice counting a set of base ten blocks and then match it to the present with the correct number!  I really like to keep learning resources up so that we can refer back to them for extra practice!  Review is the key, especially when it is fun!

The girls enjoy coloring and I love it when it can be both fun AND educational!  Our Christmas Color by Sight Word Sentences have been a great outlet for a need to color:)  Even the littlest Moffatt Girls did a page!  I color coded it with crayons and she did the rest on her own!  She was so proud of herself:)  Of course, Audrey could color all day long and she enjoyed her page as well!

It was all about penguins today so we did a penguin page from our Winter Math Word Problems.  We are trying to completely master word problems so we can move on to the next level.  Most kids struggle with word problems, so doing these on a daily basis has really helped!  It is easy for her to finish a sheet because it involves coloring, cutting and pasting!  This printable is so hand-on that it really helps reinforce the concept.

A quick trip to the aquarium to see the penguins was also on the list of things to do today!  The girls were so excited to see the penguin exhibit!  It really added a lot of interest to our fun day of learning.  One of the perks of homeschooling is that you can take a quick trip to the Aquarium any day of the week!

The girls also had an early Christmas present from Daddy, our new bunny Brownie!  This little girl is IN LOVE with her bunny!  He nibbles a little like most bunnies do, but he is much happier since we got him a new cage.  These are such sweet days and creating memories is such an important part of our home.
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