Monday, July 18, 2016

DIY Homeschool Planner Videos and downloadable page links

I haven't done the download thing in some time, so if it is not working, please be patient with me...just leave a comment and I will see if I can figure it out.  But I went thru Google Docs and these should work.

When I saved them to PDF the font/look remained the same but when I uploaded the docx it changed them.  GO figure.  So I only have the PDF listed right now because that has the same font/pic layout as my planner pages.

Please keep in mind-there are no washi tape (images) at the top of  the papers b/cuz I don't have the copyrights to that.  You can simply download a copy, put your own washi across the top and then scan/print what you need.  The book washi tape  I have on many of my sheets is from Washi Wednesday's site or you can purchase thru their etsy shop. If you order thru them (I only went thru their website so I don't know if the Etsy orders take the same amt of time or not), it takes a few weeks to arrive because it's shipped from overseas. Check them out tho-they have some adorable products! Be sure to look at the MT encyclopedia sea and MT birds tapes, the MT moon and MT planet too.  Very neat!

Videos showcasing the planner pages:
I am refilming th DIY cover pages video, once that
is complete I will get that up here as well.

**In the video description boxes are links to the
 various pages that I found for free on line.
Please click those to download thru those sites.

Pages to Print:
The pages I created via MS Word.

(near bottom so you can print off a calendar above it)

Friday, May 27, 2016

Virtual Homeschool Co-op Intro Video plus a whole lot more!

I have been working hard to get caught up on the Virtual Homeschool Co-op channel assignments. I have #5 and #8 to complete for this year's duties. Trish will be starting a new school year VHC series next September but will have tag alongs this summer for the 2015-16 VHC series. Take a look peeps! There are some awesome ladies with all varying types of school methods, kid counts, styles and more! Join too! It is not too terribly hard (just getting over being in front of the camera that is) and it's fun to partake in. I have all sorts of videos up and many other ones planned, including ones on workboxing. So please subscribe! And if you do-you can enter the give away I will have going from June 1-15, 2016. Yup! Lots of fun going on. Til then, take a look see at my terrible-terrible intro (I will def. be reshooting a new one for next year) and subscribe! Thanks-

Sunday, May 1, 2016

New header and background to freshen up the old blog

I figured it was time to update a bit.  It's the best I could come up with for now.  Not exactly what I wanted but different and a bit more subdued.

And since I am talking refreshing here-I am trying to do more on this blog.  I guess since we don't use them like we used to-at least to the previous capacity, I just have not had enough to post about.  But hopefully here, I will get into the habit of using them more which will lead to more posts. Actually, our lack of not using them is a two-fold issue. The first being that my son is older and I tend to go to a planner or check list and not so much the boxes for high school. Secondly, I have just been doing what I can to get things done-I am feeling better but I am still in that foggy area on the outskirts of grief.  It's been a true struggle getting back into life after suffering such a loss (of my brother last year) so keeping things non-complicated is about all I can do at this point.  But I have tried a lot of ways to implement them and have seen how well they can streamline your day.

So if you have some workbox questions, ask away.  Maybe I can do some more "Ask Sheri" posts for you.  I know many are new to workboxing, or are perhaps not quite getting the idea behind it or struggling to make it work for them.  Maybe I know a few tricks (maybe-lol) or have a few ideas that may help you out.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

OY VEY moment with Amazon-

I have noted this on my Hsing on a Wing and a Prayer blog, but wanted to mention it here....all my Amazon Affiliate links are outdated because for some reason they closed the account. Well, I know why.  Last fall they asked me to update a few broken links and update my data-which I did.  For some reason tho-it must not have all registered.  So I had to reapply and now have to literally go thru every. single. post. with. links. to update them all.  So if you see something you may want to purchase a want us to earn the (wee bit) associate fee, please let me know and I can give you the new link.  I am slowly working thru the first blog to then get over here.

Also, the Pear Educational store link is janked.  I have to contact my pal and see if she is aware of this-so please avoid it.  It goes to some foreign site-yikes.

OK once I start updating I will post updates.  Thanks for understanding.

Friday, November 13, 2015

New post up on my Homeschooling Blog

Just wanted to share...I have a new update post on my blog.  Be sure to check it out.  I haven't been able to do much posting lately, and def. not anything here.  Again-life right now is on basic mode.  So be sure to visit the Hsing on a Wing and a Prayer blog for new info.  My goal is to start using our workboxes more sometime here this new year, so I would have a relevant post to go along with it-LOL.  Until then, keep on workboxing and visiting my main blog.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

I have two new posts on our Technology/Engineering/STEM activities

I know some of you don't follow both blogs-so I thought I would link in the two posts here for you. My son has been working on the AmeriKit European Siren and the Elenco FM radio kit.  These are really fun for kids who like this sort of thing and it also counts as hands-on experience that you can tie into the final grade/transcript for your class.

I also did a quick Q and A Show and Tell video of his project as well.  Be sure to visit my Homeschooling on a Wing and a Prayer blog often as I don't post pert near as often here.

Soldering post with European Siren

FM radio mini post on the FM radio with a video

Friday, September 11, 2015

Video Tours of our curriculum for 2015-16

OK, here are the video tours of the curriculum we will use this year. 
It's not all of it but the main stuff. I plan on making one for the 
artist study with more details.  Anyhoo-enjoy!
And please be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel. That way
you will get notifications on any new videos! Thanks!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Just in case you missed this! I have my entire classroom area on video

OK, so if you haven't heard -I am a YouTuber now.  I have several uploaded videos and most are all on my classroom area. Take a look see!  And be sure to subscribe. I hope to continue using this format to showcase what we have (for homeschooling) about our home, how we use the stuff, and other homseschool/life/couponing/grocery haul type of videos.

I have direct video links on this post over on my main blog!  Enjoy!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Hi Everyone! IF you don't follow my main blog-you are missing out on some great new posts

I have been YouTubing it and I have about 9 videos posted so far. I have almost completed the classroom tour. Just two more to go.

So to just save time-please click here to go to my channel. Be sure to subscribe too! I will continue to add when I can. I have lots of ideas, it's just been a busy summer, so it's taking me longer than I had hoped.

Anyhoo-thought I would post that update. I hope your summer is going great!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Nature Study Tote Box

Not sure if you visited my Homeschooling on a Wing and a Prayer blog lately, but I have a detailed post highlighting all the things we keep in our Nature Study Tote (portable one for taking out into the field for study) with links too.  Be sure to check that out.

The tote could be put into the workbox (if deep enough to hold it) with a notebook page on a particular area to study, some field guides and a little note with the projected time of your little excursion.  Or one could simply put a cute card in the box with details of your outdoor study, a snack/water and so forth.  Since the weather is so much more inviting, it's time to embrace the nature study activities as often as possible. Having that tote to go is a great way to be ready in an instant.

**I try to cross post as often as I can because I know folks don't always remember I have two active I wanted to mention the post over there.  I have lots and lots of things I cover but do not repost here.  Wanted to give you a reminder of that-HTH.