What is a Jesse Tree? FREE Printables!

Many people ask this time of year, “What is a Jesse Tree?”   The Jesse Tree gets its name from the verses in Isaiah 11: 1. There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, And a Branch shall grow out of his roots. The Jesse Tree is a FUN way to explain the story of Jesus’ genealogy and the history of God’s plan of salvation. It starts with creation to the birth of Jesus, concentrating on the {Read More}

DIY Plastic Easter Egg – Digraph Activity!

I used to love playing with plastic Easter eggs as a child. I instilled one of my childhood passions into my kids. I also love the fact that you can purchase those colorful plastic eggs so cheaply. In fact, I saw them at the dollar store yesterday. They had some really cute ones. The princess is still working on her number recognition during our homeschool days with the plastic Easter eggs I made last week for her. What you Need {Read More}

The 5 Most Underrated Christmas Movies

When Christmas draws near, and it’s cold and soggy outside, there’s nothing more fun than popping in a DVD or firing up Netflix and watching a Christmas movie together. But it’s easy to get tired of the old standards – Miracle on 34th Street and It’s a Wonderful Life seem like they are always on cable, and then there’s that 24-hour marathon of A Christmas Story that keeps drawing you in on Christmas Eve. But if you limit yourself to {Read More}

FREE Multiplication Grid Practice Worksheets – Christmas edition

    My third grader is working on his multiplication facts this year.  He loves singing a skip counting song that helps tremendously in memorizing the multiplication facts. He concentrates on one table at a time. FREE Multiplication Grid Practice Worksheets I created these multiplication worksheets for my own children, but would love to share them with you. The worksheets go to up to the 12’s table.  Take a peek!   These worksheets are available for my email subscribers. Fill out the form below and {Read More}

FREE Roll the Sight Word Game – Christmas Edition

Learning sight words takes practice and drilling. So why not make if fun for your student this holiday season? I actually created this sight word game for my kindergartener and 2nd grader. They both need some extra practice in this area. My kindergartener is learning to read the sight words, so I just have her roll the dice, and she reads the word. She tallies off the words that she read on the chart. My 2nd grader rolls the dice {Read More}