Thursday, August 27, 2015

Weekly Curriculum Organizatio

While my daughter attends public school (for now) I am still working with her at home on things like letter recognition, number recognition, shapes, etc. To keep things in order and make it easier for her I created folders, each a different colour, for each day, this way I can just tell her to do her "Purple folder" or "Orange folder" for the day.


A few of my favourite sites for worksheets are:

Education

Teachers Pay Teachers

k12 Reader

Teachers Notebook

Happy Learning!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Reading Tracker

My daughters school has literacy nights where they ask us to bring in a list of all the books they have read over the last month. Well anyone who knows me knows I don't like simple when I can have cute, so I made this reading tracker for her and wanted to share with everyone.


I printed the pages, punched them and placed them in a 3 ring binder. It's the perfect size to keep on the book shelf next to her books so we always remember to fill it in.

Each month has a pretty header and room for 100 books (that's over THREE each day). On the last page each month is this:



The special prize is up to you, for my daughter it's a full "Mommy/Daughter Day" where she gets to pick everything from the foods all 3 meals, to where we go and what we do.

To download the Reading Tracker click here. 

Enjoy and happy reading!!

Friday, October 18, 2013

9 Simple Steps to Organize ANYTHING

Organizing can be a daunting task. It just seems like there is so much to do and so many ways things can go wrong. I wanted to simplify it as much as possible, and this is as simple as I could think to make it. 

  1. Take your before picture.
  2. Gather your cleaning materials and 2 large bins (Keep, Donate) and a trash bag.
  3. Take everything out of your cabinet/closet/area placing it in the appropriate bin/bag.
  4. Wipe it clean! Putting things back in a dirty cabinet/closet just seems silly doesn't it?
  5. Now grab your organizing baskets/bins and start categorizing everything in your large keep bin.Leave anything that doesn't belong in the area you're organizing in the Keep bin, you can deal with that when you get to the area it belongs in.
  6. If you have a label maker, you can use it here, labeling helps keep the rest of the family aware of where things belong.
  7. Now put it all back, nice and neat.
  8. Take your after picture. 
  9. Voila! Enjoy your clean/organized space
 Just remember, with planning and organization, you CAN do it all. 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Body Part Flash Cards

As another great way to learn body parts as well as get familiar with the way they are spelled and the writing for them looks I created some flash cards. Super simple and FREE for you to download.

Tools:

Body Part Flashcards
Heat Laminating Sheets
Laminator (I use my YourStory Binder)
Binding Ring
Scissors

Instructions:

1. Download the Body Part Flashcards here.
2. Cut out along the lines.
3. Laminate for longevity.
4. Punch a small hole for a ring in the upper corner.
5. Combine and play.


Just remember, with planning and organization, you CAN do it all. 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Perfect Shredded Buffalo Chicken

Ingredients:
2 chicken breasts
1/2 small bottle of Franks hot sauce
1 tbl Ranch mix powder
1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp onion flakes

Directions:
1. Place hot sauce in crock-pot
2. Put chicken and remaining spices on top
3. Flip chicken over to coat
4. Place on low for 3 hours
5. Once chicken is fully cooked, cool slightly and put in mixer with paddle attachment to shred perfectly
6. Serve as you wish

Some ideas:
  • tortillas & cheese for buffalo chicken tacos
  • on a bun for a buffalo chicken sandwich
  • top a cheese pizza for a yummy buffalo chicken pizza
  • roll in crescent rolls with a little cheese
  • on crackers
  • on nachos
Just remember, with planning and organization, you CAN do it all.  

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Body Movement Flashcards

As another great way to learn body parts and get in a little movement I created some flash cards. Super simple and FREE for you to download.

Tools:

Body Movement Flashcards
Heat Laminating Sheets
Laminator (I use my YourStory Binder)
Binding Ring
Scissors

Instructions:

1. Download the Body Movement Flashcards here.
2. Cut out along the lines.
3. Laminate for longevity.
4. Punch a small hole for a ring in the upper corner.
5. Combine and play.



Just remember, with planning and organization, you CAN do it all. 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Christmas Management Binder

I LOVE binders, it makes organization a million times easier, keeps everything in one place and is very grab and go for when you need to take it with you. One thing for me that seems to be chaos each year is planning for Christmas and everything that comes along with it, so I sat down, did a little research and created a set of Christmas Management printables that I think will work for just about everyone. As always my printables are completely free to download, I only ask that you link directly back to my blog rather than sharing the files so that others can find all the other printables I have available as well. 

The pages in this, as in my Child Custody Court Documentation Binder, are in no particular order, they're meant for you to be able to arrange in the most logical manner to you (which is why I don't number my pages). This set also does not include a spine label since your size can depend on how many party pages, gift pages, etc that you'll need. 

There is also a calendar included to keep you on track and it includes some important dates, (i.e. International Shipping Deadline, Card mailing deadline, etc.). Each page is only in there once, so you'll have to print specific pages that you need more of (gift ideas, recipes, etc).

Here is how I built my binder with the Christmas Management Binder printables

Tools:
3 hole punch
3 Ring Zipper Pack (I got the one I used at Wal-Mart for only $0.88)
Small calculator
Pens
Highlighter

 








Instructions:
1. Print the Christmas Management Binder printables
2. Assemble your binder, divider sheets & printables
3. Punch holes in the Clasp Envelopes to be able to but them in the budget section, label them Gifts, Parties, Decorations, Misc. and keep all your receipts in them.
4. Place the zipper bag in the front of your binder to hold a small calculator, pens, and any other little things you may need. 
5. Begin your planning. 







Just remember, with planning and organization, you CAN do it all.