Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Early Childhood Learning Resources

Since I have a Pre-K/Kindergarten dd this year I thought I would share all of my favorite links for Early Childhood Resources. I don't do a "pre-packaged" curriculum at this age, but I use my public library for books and then the following websites for ideas, activities, and worksheets for a VERY laid back(do school when she asks) type schooling with her. Most of these sites, I will tap for ideas over the next two years before I really get into teaching her to read and doing more first grade type material.


Pre-K Smarties -- a preschool education resource for parents teaching preschoolers with tips for early reading using phonics, parenting articles, family freebies, and deals on the best educational toys.

Brighter Vision – mail order kits with an activity book, storybook, craft, and much more!

Preschool Printables

Preschool Learners –provides worksheets of basic skills for the 4-6 year old age group

Preschool Rainbow

Preschool Education

Arthur Elementary School Preschool Links

Building Blocks to Reading: Activities by Letter

Billy Bear 4 Kids

Preparing for Kindergarten Worksheets --cutting, writing, name and address worksheets

do2Learn --printable picture cards of self help, safety, home & school, calendar, social, and everyday activities.

Kiddy House Worksheets

First School Preschool Activities and Crafts

TLS Books Preschool Worksheets --lots of worksheets at this site. Look over in the left hand column and you will see other grade levels...click on those links for worksheets in those grade levels.

Kindergarten Resources

Literacy Center's Color wheel Activities --online activities to recognize colors

Child Fun

Preschool Lesson Plans

I Teach 345's Early Childhood Theme Resources

Kidz Club

Mom's Minivan --travel game ideas

Nuttin' But Kids

Paula's Archives of Preschool Activities --tons of ideas, even has ziploc bag activites

Printable Alphabet Coloring Book

All about the Alphabet at the Learning Planet

ABC Teach --over 5000 free pages and worksheets....shape books to themed based material to flashcards

Alphabet Soup Coloring Book

Letter of the Week

Bible ABCs

Preschool Express--tons of themed activities and ideas

DLTK-kids tons of crafts and activities

**My Pre-K/Kindergarten Curriculum--a look into what I am going to be doing with daughter.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Menu Plan Monday


**This is just a plan and plans have the ability to change at the cook's discretion! Last week's menus seemed to go off without too much changing around! I need to get to the grocery store but I am not sure when I will have the chance this week. So this week is planned with what I have on hand, just in case I don't make it to the grocery store til late in the week. Lunches listed below are for the kids and I, dh's lunches are not included as he normally will just take what leftovers are available. A special thanks to Organizing Junkie for hosting Menu Plan Monday!**

Sunday(9-30)
Breakfast: eggs, sausage, cinnamon rolls and hashbrowns
Lunch: homemade chicken noodle soup and grilled cheese sandwiches
Dinner: McDonald's (Kids Christmas musical practice and AWANA in one night around the dinner hour tends to make it difficult to cook. Hopefully I can utilize my crockpot so that we are not eating out every Sunday night between now and Dec. 2nd!)
Snack: homemade trail mix between practice and AWANA
Monday(10-1)
Breakfast: cold cereal, donuts, milk
Lunch: sandwiches, chips, carrots or apple
Dinner: leftover pork loin with gravy, mashed potatoes, peas, salad and homemade bread
Snack: popsicles
Tuesday(10-2)
Breakfast: waffles and fruit
Lunch: pizza rolls
Dinner: Fish sandwiches or hotdogs, fries, corn
Snack: "snack basket"

Wednesday(10-3)
Breakfast: bagels, fruit
Lunch: leftovers
Dinner: Chili, rice, corn muffins
Snack: "mystery snack"(hopefully I will get some baking done so I have some different to offer for snack!)


Thursday(10-4)
Breakfast: pancakes and eggs
Lunch: hot dogs or sandwiches, chips
Dinner: cordon bleu/chicken nuggets, fries, corn
Snack: "snack basket"


Friday(10-5)
Breakfast: cereal and toast
Lunch: Lunchables, chips
Dinner: lemon pepper chicken, rice, green beans, and rolls or biscuits
Snack: homemade chocolate shakes


Saturday(10-6)
Breakfast: "Cook's Choice"
Lunch: not sure what the weekend lunch will hold! :-)
Dinner: BQ Pork/Sloppy Joe Sandwiches, pan fries, carrots
Snack: popcorn

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Singing Sunday

Everlasting God
by Chris Tomlin

Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord

Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord

Our God, You reign forever
Our hope, our Strong Deliverer

You are the everlasting God
The everlasting God
You do not faint
You won't grow weary
You're the defender of the weak
You comfort those in need
You lift us up on wings like eagles

Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord

Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord

Our God, You reign forever
Our hope, our Strong Deliverer

You are the everlasting God
The everlasting God
You do not faint
You won't grow weary
You're the defender of the weak
You comfort those in need
You lift us up on wings like eagles

Our God, You reign forever
Our hope, our Strong Deliverer

You are the everlasting God
The everlasting God
You do not faint
You won't grow weary
You're the defender of the weak
You comfort those in need
You lift us up on wings like eagles