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SOLAR SYSTEM 🪐 Study the Solar System with handpainted watercolor illustrations of the sun, moon and planets — plus Pluto (because who doesn’t love a demoted astronomical sphere? ) 🪐 Includes Collage Poster & Montessori style 3 Part Cards 🪐 Check out our Link In Bio to Learn More!
Oh hiii, I'm back 😘 Spent the week talking people into going to the gym with me so I didn't have a complete freak out over people 😳 Only a few small minorish ones. 🙈😬 Turns out when the gyms bigger then my normal gym I don't completely freak out. I just find areas away from the people & as always avoid eye contact. 👀 🙈 The boys like to make it known they play with fire. They took their hoodies off to workout only to be matching in fire shirts again 😂 Lucas killed school this week & has been incredibly loving! They taught them how to hold a book.... Like a monster! They have him folding over pages. Nooo 😢 😭 yes I'm that book freak that wants the book to remain in perfect condition! Normally a picture from my massage appears in my story when I go because I love her & she's amazing. But since I was off for the week. I still took the picture to share once I returned. If you need a girl, I know a girl 😘 . . #firefighters #imback #playwithfire #homeschooling #planetfitness #gymtimebaby #gymtime #firefighterlife #firefighter #tookabreak #homeschoolmom #fireshirt #boymom #imbackatit #boymomlife #imbackbaby #homeschool #planetfitnessflow #tookabreakbutimback #firefighterfamily #homeschoollife
Let’s go old school with a #introductionfriday 7 facts about me! . #1 I’m an enneagram 4, I’m romantic and love making things beautiful, even the ugly in life. I love deeply, dream wild and love feeling all the emotions. I’m balanced by my husband who has never taken the test, but it’s okay because I did it for him and know he’s a 1! He’s my clean cut pilot and I’m his tree hugging hippie. . . #2 I got married a month after turning 23 and my daughter Poppy was born 8 days before our wedding. But we had to wait 5 years to meet her #themartinsfosterjourney . . #3 My dad is one of 9 kids, I used to tell my grandparents I was going to be like them one day and have a bunch of kids!! I guess my younger self knew! Baby #5 on the way, but the big question is will we stop here? 🤷♀️ . . #4 I’m the biggest prankster and Jason hates it! I have had to tone it down a little bit, but when I’m stressed it’s my favorite form of stress relief 😬 . . #5 Two days before Christmas I almost went to jail 🤭 for driving and not having my ID on me! I need to share the details in my IG story soon! But for now that’s all you get. . . #6 I was convinced we were going to be pregnant with a boy and I really wanted a girl, but I didn’t even tell Jason until after we found out it was a girl! I can be a little superstitious. . . #7 Twelve years ago I flipped my car into a ditch. My life crumbled around me, but it was the best thing that ever happened. That’s when I was truly saved and understood that Jesus was real and I needed him. I purchased my replacement car off of craigslist from a sweet older man who reminded me to test drive it before I handed him a wad of cash! Later I would find out that every radio station in that old white Explore was programmed to the local christian radio station. I never reprogrammed the buttons for the years that I owned it. Just one of the many sweet story of Gods pursuit of my heart 🤍.
We made it through another week of at-home education -- our 5th year -- and I was happy to see this book about a homeschooling family at one of the @yakimavalleylibraries . Have you read it?
Exploring nature or learning from the outdoors does not only have to be in complete nature. Today we spent the whole day in the city. Went to city park, rode the streetcar, saw the collapsed hard rock hotel, walked to the French Quarter, saw street performers, ate beignets, and went to the aquarium. We learned a lot today. A major one being to care and feel humbled by seeing the homeless. We also had to learn to be aware of our surroundings, the importance of time, and distance between things. We saw people speaking other languages and wearing different cultural clothing, we saw strange performances, watched the mighty Mississippi River... exploring our cities I think is important as well as nature itself. And worth our outdoor time. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #1000hoursoutside #learningoutside #outdoorlearning #wildandfreechildren #learningthroughplay #homeschoollife #homeschoolmom #homeschoolcommunity #homeschoolpreschool #homeschooling
They go to sleep and mama keeps on working. Wouldn’t change a thing! Happy weekend ♥️_____________________________________________________________ #homeschool #homeschoolmom #homeschoollife #homeschoolcommunity #librarylife #homeschoolrocks #tpt #tptteachers #iteachtoo #disney #ilovedisney
Practicing tracing lines with @habitatschoolhouse ! 😁
Alright fellow @thegoodandthebeautiful homeschoolers, where should we go next with science? We recently finished our botany unit & are taking a little detour in a health study before venturing into a new unit. What have you loved (or not loved )?
Dino and I are ready for the Year of the Rat. @the_esl_boutique @thevipkidlife #vipkid #vipkidlife #esl #eslteacher #teachgloballyworklocally #teacher #homeschool #homeschoolmom #vipkidjourney #vipkidteacher #homeschoolingmom #stayathomemom #sahm #wahm #vipkidclassroom #eslteachers #lovewhatyoudo #tesol #china #chinese #english #instagramteachers #cny #chinesenewyear #yearoftherat
Another flower template that can be used to help students expand on their descriptive language and have fun colouring in afterwards 💕
Flash back to Chicago, so so fun!!! What I wouldn’t give to go back. Love these people more than I could have known was possible! • • • • • #justdobeyou #chicago #homeschool #bestlife #fifthwheel #roadschool #familylife #roadschool #homeschoolmom #homeschoollife #homeschooling #roadschooling #takemeback
Let's talk about MATH! ➖➕➗ ___ Math is the language of nature and the organizer of our universe. Math speaks to my soul and my brain. I am a former math teacher 👩🏫and a math nerd to the core🤓. ___ I just finished writing Monday's blog post and it is so fun! I can't wait for you to read it. I spent lots of time talking about how #thegoodandthebeautiful math works and how #aoneroomschoolhouse 🏫will "do" math. ___ What is your favorite nature and math connection? I'm a big fan of the Fibonacci Sequence myself 🐚. How about you? #homeschool #hybridschool #hybridhomeschool #homeschoolmom #mathnerd #mathteacher #mathinnature
What are your favorite free or budget friendly homeschooling / educational tools? We are a family of 6 with two dogs and a cat on 1 income. Not only that, but we are trying to focus on becoming debt free and it’s TOUGH. There are so many things to do and see, but how can we make it happen while sticking to a strict allocation? Planning. Strategy. Determination. Creativity. Contribution. In fulltime travel, community is important. It’s how we plan our trips, draw our route, explore hidden adventures. It’s also how we teach our children and help them (and ourselves ) become the best that we can be. So here’s a list of our favorite FREE or BUDGET FRIENDLY tools we’ve found so far and we’d love to hear what yours are as well. SCRATCH — https://scratch.mit.edu/parents SCIENCE 360 — https://www.science360.gov/ SHEPPARD SOFTWARE — http://www.sheppardsoftware.com TYPING CLUB — https://www.typingclub.com COOL MATH — https://www.coolmathgames.com MAKER SPACES — https://www.makerspaces.com/ Easy Peasy Homeschooling — https://allinonehomeschool.com LYNDA — http://Lynda.com SKILL SHARE — https://www.skillshare.com
When Joey first mentioned he hoped our kids would be homeschooled I totally scoffed at the idea. I'm not organized or creative enough to manage homeschooling kids. Plus...I didn't want my kids to be weird 😂 He was homeschooled all the way through and LOVED it. He and his siblings didn't turn out any weirder than the rest of us. But the way schools are going -- indoctrinating our kids with a revised history, inappropriate sex education, appalling sexual identity courses I knew there's no way. Not to mention studies show homeschooled kids actually do better in the workforce because they're used to conversing with adults and people older than them. I had to ask myself -- do I want my kids learning from their peers and teacher the majority of their growing years or would I rather have Joey and I be there ones speaking into their lives the most. I don't say this to guilt any parents who choose not to homeschool. I say this because this for the moms who feel "they aren't right for homeschooling". . Really, none of us are, we have good days and bad days. There are SO many different types of curriculum out there to find the one perfect for you. There's no "right way" to homeschool. Emmy and I bust through her schoolwork in an hour...I have a feeling the boys won't stay so focused when it's their turn. It's difficult. But it's 100% worth it.
This was our Tuesday! It’s been so helpful to find sensory play that my toddler can do independently for a little bit while I get a chore done or work with one of my kids school. Tip: put down a plastic table cloth for easy clean up! Then for every sensory activity, they learn to sit and play in that spot! I still have a lot to learn about homeschooling with littles. It’s definitely a handful! Keep sharing your wisdom and tips! Keep your joy Momma! Keep your why! There’s miracles in little moments. #toddlerlife #sensoryplay #sensorybin #boymom #momofboys #homeschoolmom #homeschoolingwithtoddlers
Thankful for this girl and another year with her. Her love is as big as her smile and as endless as her joy. She rarely has a negative comment, and is always looking for ways to help others. She ended her day on a sweet note in the form of Natalie's epic oreo creation, which apparently fulfilled all her oreo dreams ❤
Some of our favorite little humans! We couldn’t love them more!!😘❤️
Are you looking to meet more homeschoolers? Join in on the fun & make new friends! . Here's how ↓ 1. Go to → @homeschoolhop 2. Follow everyone @homeschoolhop is following. 3. Like the live post & comment "Hop to it", and everyone will follow you back. . . . . . #homeschoolhop #hopskiploop #homeschoolmom #homeschoolingmom #homeschoolmama #homeschoolingmama #homeschoolersofinstagram #homeed #homeschool #homeschooling #makenewfriends #homeschoolersbelike
Last night, I had the privilege of speaking to a group of homeschool moms about my books and how I managed to write while teaching my four kids. I was so happy to champion these courageous women who selflessly and diligently teach their children day after day, and year after year amid busy lives and struggles of their own. They are a massive inspiration! 👏 TO ALL MOMS: don’t give up on your dreams. One day, these little humans you’ve been entrusted with will grow up and launch. It will happen sooner than you can imagine. The days are long, but the years are short. Treasure these sweet days with these sweet souls. Give it all you have because, let’s face it, there are no do-overs. But practice your own interests—those things that produce joy—because one day will suddenly become this day, and you’ll not only have grown and guided those young lives, you’ll have preserved ‘you’ along the way. ❤️ #homeschoolmom #homeschoolers #homeschoolersofinstagram #mom #moms #momsofinstagram #raisingkids #onemoretomorrow #soulfocus #author
People were never meant to lurk in the darkness like bats; we are always looking for sunshine. Only so many cloudy days can pass without somebody in our house wishing that the sun would show its face. So when that wandering sunbeam chances to peer through our old window, we all flock to it. Warm golden light flows across the pages of books as the children finish their afternoon school; I guess you could say that they are being enlightened. There was never a cozier scene than a family learning together, would you agree? . . . . . #wintersteadfarm #familytime #familylife #homeschoolmom homeschooling #homeschoolfamily #sunshinedays #happyday #simplelife #quiettime #learningathome #farmlife #farmhouse #farmhouselife #farmhouseliving #momoffive #countrylife #momentslikethese #homesteadinglife #farmhouselivingroom
Vision Boards are important for kids to set goals and actually see where they want to go! Sometimes we just need to see it and have a constant reminder. ▪️ We definitely had fun with the activity! ▪️ And yes my buddy was having a time with the scissors but he didn’t want my help at first 😂 he said he will definitely figure it out!! ▪️ #time4homeschool #homeschoolblog #homeschooling #homeschoolmom #gahomeschool #atlhomeschoolgroup #homeschoolmom #momlife #atlmom #dopemom #momofboys #momof4 #momofteens #gahomeschoolcoop #atlhomeschoolcoop #douglascounty #homeschoolgroups #visionboardparty #happynewyear2020
Friday Night Experiment: Bubbling Lava Lamp 1/8th full of water. Food coloring until darkish. Fill up with vegetable oil. Darken room. Add lamp. Add alka-seltzer. Observe!
ABC's of the Names of God cards from @tinytheologians have taken the place of our holiday banner and it looks so beautiful strung up! The house seems so bare after the holiday decorations are packed away and these have really brightened up our school space! We will focus on one name card each week as part of our morning basket time.
Vision Boards are important for kids to set goals and actually see where they want to go! Sometimes we just need to see it and have a constant reminder. ▫️ We definitely had fun with the activity!! ▪️ #time4homeschool #homeschoolblog #homeschooling #homeschoolmom #gahomeschool #atlhomeschoolgroup #homeschoolmom #momlife #atlmom #dopemom #momofboys #momof4 #momofteens #gahomeschoolcoop #atlhomeschoolcoop #douglascounty #homeschoolgroups #visionboardparty #happynewyear2020
Vision Boards are important for kids to set goals and actually see where they want to go! Sometimes we just need to see it and have a constant reminder. We definitely had fun with the activity!!! • #time4homeschool #homeschoolblog #homeschooling #homeschoolmom #gahomeschool #atlhomeschoolgroup #homeschoolmom #momlife #atlmom #dopemom #momofboys #momof4 #momofteens #gahomeschoolcoop #atlhomeschoolcoop #douglascounty #homeschoolgroups #visionboardparty #happynewyear2020
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. Happy Saturday! Let’s share with others. Type the answer and ideas once you answer the question. . . Lots of 💕 . . #erminajournal #erminaactivity #erminaweeklyactivity #homeschoolmalaysia #preschool #preschoolactivity #preschoolmalaysia #makmak #makmaksangat #preschooler #preschoollife #homeschoolmom #quiz #teachermom #teachermomlife
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While crowds descend upon Rise of the Resistance at Disneyland, I'll be headed in the opposite direction to Disney California Adventure Park to experience all that is Lunar New Year! . Will you be attending? If so, I highly recommend visiting Prosperity Bao and Buns, one of four Lunar New Year Marketplaces where you can indulge upon Disney inspired Asian cuisine. It's at Prosperity Bao and Buns where you'll be able to enjoy my favorite tasting, which is the mildly spicy Char Sui Pork Bao. It's a must, especially when pairing it with the refreshing Lychee-Grapefruit Gin Spritzer...yumm!! The seasonal food is just one element to the many exciting offerings at this yearly multicultural event. I cannot wait to introduce my son to Lunar New Year next week and celebrating the Year of the Mouse with him. . I hope to see you there! . . . @disneyland #happiestplace #lunanewyear #disneylunarnewyear #disneycaliforniaadventure #dca
Current reads in our morning basket: tales, music, poetry, biography, and The Jungle Book is part of my Year One student’s Ambleside Online curriculum but we’re all enjoying it. It’s such a joy to provide a literature rich education for my kids! Slow and steady is a lesson I must preach to myself often - all these mornings of books (and crumbs and milk spills and arguments and interruptions! ) really add up. Our babies will meet many disappointments, struggles, and evil in this life but here, in their beginning and formative years, I want to fill them up with as much beauty and wonder and courage as I can! It’s just as good for me as it is them.
My 7th baby and with each one I find myself wanting to slow down these newborn days as much as possible. To soak up every bit of this sleep deprived and foggy brained season. I know that as soon as I blink he’ll be toddling around (because HOW is he already 12 days old 😭 ). Baby wearing has been my favorite way to keep my newborns close and to soak them up. I’ve found it’s soothing for my babies, but it’s also been so good for me postpartum to have them close. There is just nothing like having them close to your chest all snuggled in where you can smooch them 😍 My two favorite baby carriers are @wildbird and @sollybaby If you’re a baby wearer, what is your favorite?!
Passed the 39 1/2 mark this week and headed toward my 40th birthday with a new baby between now and then. Gradually realizing that: - In your teens you care way too much about everything. What people think, how you look, what other people are doing. - In your 20s you still care a lot but it often switches to your roles more like wife, mother, career. - In your 30s you say you don’t care but you still kind of do. - In your 40s you have no energy left to care much what everyone else is thinking and doing because there is so much life to live. I feel that this decade is going to be infinitely more productive with so much less time and energy wasted on things that don’t matter and so much more poured into simply existing and becoming who I was made to be. And I am HERE FOR IT. This (almost ) 40 year old version of me is all Quinley will know. She will get the wisdom and experience of 16+ years of parenting. She will be mothered by someone who knows so much more about what isn’t worth giving the time of day. But who also still has so much more for us to learn together. And I am HERE FOR IT. Do you feel these decade descriptions work for you too? Where are you right now? 📷: @kericsolomon
Can I get an AMEN?!🙌🏾 (Purchased from 🎯...Target just gets me!😭 It’s like having a best friend that takes all of my money in a matter of minutes BUT I just keep going back!😩 Y’all pray for me!🤣 ) #ihomeschool #homeschool #homeschoolers #inspiration #homeschoolkids #homeschoolmom #momlife #motherhood #targetdollarspot #targetdoesitagain #mybusybeesandme
THE SAD TRUTH IS....people are using my photos without my permission. PLEASE- DO NOT take my photos and use them as your own. In the past 6 months I have seen my photos used on other IG accounts without my consent OR my account being credited for the photo. These have been photos of MY children that others are using to gain followers or likes on their own page. This is wrong...on soo many levels. While I’m flattered that you may like my photos, please at least have the common courtesy to tag me in the post or ask for my permission before sharing. The truly unfortunate part is that I have no longer felt comfortable sharing photos that include any other children other then my own for fear that they may be used on other accounts. This makes me soo sad since we are with friends all week long and I love to document our journey together. As of today, I will have to start watermarking my photos which I truly hope will help with this problem in the future. While I understand this is what can happen on an open and public page, I hope that everyone can understand and respect why I feel like I have to protect myself, my kids and friends if I want to continue to post on IG. Thank you for listening and understanding-Andrea❤️
Full disclosure: the early years of marriage and babies weren’t always easy. In fact, I dare say they were the most challenging years of my life — but they also were the biggest years of growth for me. Coincidence? I think not. In fact those early years with babies involved a lot of pruning — the cutting back of the selfishness, the self centered-ness that I had no idea was so prevalent in my life. Am I still selfish — yep! But the subtle shift from “me” to “we” has taken root in my life. My greatest aspirations have shifted from “my dreams” to “our dreams” — both John’s and mine and the common dreams we share with our kids. Looking back, I think my biggest challenge in those early years was not that my dreams were too big for my life with kids — they were way too small — so small that they didn’t include the possibility of my kids being a part of them. If your kids don’t fit into your dreams, I would say you need to dream bigger — think bigger. Honestly, making room for them has actually made my dreams grow and change in beautiful ways. Way better than when it was all about me! So, let your greatest dreams include your family and let them lead you to change for the better and to discover that amazing person that God had in mind when He lovingly formed you into existence, in the first place. But be prepared for beautiful and wonderful things. It’s going to be amazing! You go, girl!👊🏼💛 . . #dreambigger #babiesanddreams #yougogirl
This begins year 5 of monthly family pics. Looking back at our first one proves that littles grow too fast, and in 5 years I think Jeff and I may have aged 10! 😂😂❤️ Every passing year the world around us seems a little out of control.. most definitely overwhelming. The things I CAN control are ... the positive energy I bring into the home, promoting creativity and problem solving, nurturing confidence and a love of learning, teaching the kids how to be frugal and repurpose/make by hand. So many things out of my control, so I’m leaving this here as a reminder to myself to focus on the little day to day things that can make a positive difference. ❤️❤️ Have a wonderful day - Love, The Chapin’s
So far, so good! 📚 > 💸
🌎LAYERS OF THE EARTH🌍 In order to understand how and why there are VOLCANIC eruptions, I felt like it was important to also study the 4 main layers of the earth...the inner core, outer core, mantle and crust. I created this swiveling earth diagram that we can practice labeling as we learn about each layer. Once we have mastered labeling our layers, I will let the girls choose a spot in the classroom to display it and use it in future studies. #earth #earthstudy #layersoftheearth #volcano #volcanoeruption #volcanology #homeschool #homeschoolroom #homeschooling #homeschooled #homeschooler #homeschoolmom #homeschoolers #homeschoolmum #homeschoolblog #homeschoolcommunity #homeschooliscool #homeschoolfamily #homeschooldays #homeschoolcollective #homeschoollife #homeschoolingmama #homeschoolingfamily #homeschoolingrocks #homeschooldays #homeschoollifestyle #homeschoolcurriculum #homeschoolmoms #homeschoolkids