train week – homeschool preschool | personal iphoneography

preschool train weekMy kids had a blast during train week.  Hands down, their favorite thing, was using trains to paint.  We put paint on our paper and then used the wheels of the trains to run it across the paper.  The paintings were all so different and the kids had a blast with it.  They also loved their conductor uniforms and the ride in to Austin on the metro.  Definitely a fun week for us!  Even Ty joined in by setting up different train track areas in the house for the little kids.

Daily Devotional Jesus Calling / 365
Bible Verse 3 John 1:8
Character Cooperation
Letter of the Week Hh
Number of the Week 8
Shape Circle
Color Orange
Theme / Science Trains
Physical Education Skipping
Health / Food Oranges / Vit C
Sensory Train Table Fun
Art Name Trains
Music Working on the Railroad
Story Time The Goodnight Train
Play / Game Number Train Puzzle
Field Trip Ride the Metro
Additional Resources:
Riding on a Train Song
Paint a Train
M & D Train Sticker Pad
Giant ABC 123 Puzzles
Train Do A Dot Printables (free)
Shape Train Craft
Early Learning Train Pack
T is for Train Printables (free)
Train Track Painting
Train Coloring Pages
IKEA Train Tracks
Nat Geo Trains
Train Stickers
Freight Train Board Book
Curious George Takes the Train
Train Stencils
Fruit Train
Engineer Hat
Train Whistle
Train Lacing Beads

homeschool ocean week | personal

ocean homeschool preschool

This week was all about fish and oceans.  We did a lot of art projects, personal water bottle aquariums, paper bag jelly fish and the Austin Aquarium with homeschool friends.  About 30 seconds after we walked in the aquarium Taryn puts her hand in the water (allowed and encouraged), a blowfish bites her finger! She pulls her hand out,the fish didn’t let go and comes flying out of the water and hits the ground. Taryn is crying hysterically because her finger hurts and it scared her, the fish is flopping all around on the floor, crazy! A worker walks over, scoops up the fish and plops it back in the water and walks off, didn’t even ask if T was ok. Very bizarre. She shook it off and had a great time with friends otherwise. Especially in the bird exhibit when the birds landed on her. I’d have freaked out because birds are my own personal version of hell, but she loved that part.


Daily Devotional Jesus Calling / 365
Bible Verse 1 Corinthians 15:33
Character Table Manners
Letter of the Week Ff
Number of the Week 6
Shape Square
Color Blue
Theme / Science Fish / Oceans
Physical Education Pretend Swimming
Health / Food Vit K / Blueberry
Sensory Ocean Bottles
Art Paper bowl crab
Music Animals in the Ocean
Story Time Down by Sea Mr. Magee
Play / Game Jonah, Go Fish
Field Trip Aquarium
Additional Resources:
Paper bag jellyfish
Ocean Themed Crafts
F is Fun Song
Square Song
Number 6 Song
Sky is Blue Song
Let’s Go Fishing Game
MD Magnet Fishing Game
Coral Reef Toob
Ocean Do A Dot Printables
2015-04-03T21:59:23-05:00April 3rd, 2015|Homeschool, iphoneography, My Family|

homeschool preschool farm unit | iphoneography


farm homeschool preschool

Farm week was a big one for us.  For some reason I have a lot of farm stuff in my homeschool stash.  Plus the crafts and the field trip to Pioneer Farms, we had a blast!  I struggled with items to put in our E letter box, but a quick post on Instagram and followers came to my rescue with a few suggestions!  I added an envelope and an eraser after I took the pic.  We really enjoyed our field trip, but it was COLD.  We only made it about 1/2 around the farm in over an hour but I was impressed the kids lasted as long as they did.  We will definitely go back now that it’s warmed up and will take Jason with us.

Daily Devotional Jesus Calling / 365
Bible Verse Hebrew 13:18
Character Honesty
Letter of the Week Ee
Number of the Week 5
Shape Oval
Color Purple
Theme / Science Farm Animals
Physical Education Trotting
Health / Food Fiber / Eggplant
Sensory Farm Animal Box
Art Paper Plate Sheep
Music Old McDonald
Story Time Little Blue Truck
Play / Game Farm Beed Set
Field Trip Pioneer Farms
Additional Resources:
Count Number Farm
Footprint Horse
String a Farm
Open The Barn Door
Mr. Brown Can Moo
Paper Plate Pig
Handprint Chickens
Everybody Has An E Song
Uno Moo Matching Game
Farm Animal Block Puzzle
Around the Farm Sound Book
Giggle Giggle Quack
Click Clack Moo
Fold & Go Wooden Barn
Farm Animal Toob
Farm Felt Set
Letter E Storybots Song
5 Song Storybots
5 Little Monkeys
Farmland Math Bundle
Farm Animal Match Up
Farm Print Pack
2015-03-19T21:11:15-05:00March 19th, 2015|Homeschool, iphoneography|

homeschool preschool nature unit | iphoneography

nature unit homeschool

This week was all about nature, trees, the earth, recycling and more.  We read a lot of books, explored nature and talked a lot about this beautiful world we live in.

Daily Devotional Jesus Calling / 365
Bible Verse Leviticus 17:16
Character Responsibility
Letter of the Week Dd
Number of the Week 4
Shape Rectangle
Color Green
Theme / Science Trees
Physical Education Climbing
Health / Food Molybdenum / Cucumber
Sensory Nature Box
Art Handprint Tree
Music The Earth Song
Story Time The Giving Tree
Play / Game Hiking treasure hunt
Field Trip Nature & Science Center
Additional Resources:
A Tree is a Plant
The Alphabet Tree
D Doodley Do Song
That’s a Rectangle Song
Trees Toob
Spot It Jr.
Earth Day Printables
What if everybody did that?
Our House is Round
Adventures of an Aluminum Can
Adventures of a Plastic Bottle
Michael Recycle
Why should I recycle?
I can save the earth
2015-03-19T22:36:29-05:00March 18th, 2015|Homeschool, iphoneography|

homeschool preschool valentines day | iphoneography

homeschool valentines day

This week was all about love.  We made valentines day mailboxes from Michael’s and the kids loved filling them with little love notes to each other all week.  I also put together a ring of paint chips to help teach Jonah his colors each week.  I love this project, it was FREE!  Free paint chips and a binder ring from the junk drawer…viole!

Daily Devotional Jesus Calling / 365
Bible Verse Matthew 22:37
Character Love
Letter of the Week Cc
Number of the Week 3
Shape Heart
Color Pink
Theme / Science Bugs
Physical Education Yoga
Health / Food Manganese/Berry
Sensory Valentine Box
Art Heart Caterpillar
Music Jesus Hokie Pokie
Story Time Guess How Much I Love You
Play / Game Heart Bean Bag Toss
Field Trip V-Day Dance
Additional Resources:
Heart Ladybug Craft
Where is Baby’s Valentine?
Happy Valentines Day Mouse
Curious George Valentines Day
Pete The Cat
Crazy for C
Love coloring page
2015-03-17T21:45:52-05:00March 17th, 2015|Homeschool, iphoneography|

homeschool preschool fire safety week | iphoneography


This week was all about fire trucks and fire safety.  Taryn and Jude completed the fire safety books and really enjoyed it.  I’m also including photos of our letter boxes that I forgot to include with last weeks post.  They have been a huge hit so far this year.  Since then I’ve added in color boxes and he loves those too.  Our trip to the fire station was a bust due to the station’s scheduling issues….but we will finally get to go on Monday with a big homeschool group!

Daily Devotional Jesus Calling / 365
Bible Verse 1 Peter 3:15
Character Respect
Letter of the Week Bb
Number of the Week 2
Shape Triangle
Color Red
Theme / Science Fire
Physical Education Stop Drop Roll
Health / Food Oranges / Folate
Sensory Fire Sensory Box
Art Fire Dog Puppet
Music Fire Safety Song
Story Time Big Franks Fire Truck
Play / Game Pretend Campfire
Field Trip Fire Station Visit
Additional Resources:
My Mouth is a Volcano
What if everyone did that?
Respect and Take Care of Things
Hey, Little Ant
Sparky The Fire Dog
No Dragons For Tea
Clifford The Firehouse Dog
Fire Safety Booklet
Alternate Fire Safety Booklet
Call 911
DIY Campfire
B is For Boogie Song
Triangle Song
Respect coloring page
Firefighter Do A Dot Printables

2015-03-17T21:42:22-05:00March 17th, 2015|Homeschool, iphoneography|
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