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Hodge Podge

Posted by on 28 March 2009

Today has been a most interesting day.  We woke up to a light dusting of snow on the ground.  It wasn’t as bad as it could have been, but we sure don’t need this cold weather!!  I had to haul my winter coat back out of the closet.  I thought it was put up for awhile!!

Today’s entry is about a little bit of everything.  Thus the title!! 

I’ve been feeling creative lately, but I haven’t had any good or new ideas for Christian ffg or materials.  I decided that I’d start making more educational games because I know that those are needed almost as much as Christian ones are.  I’ve really had fun with this too!!  Everything new has been uploaded to my 4Shared and the links with brief descriptions are below.

NOTE:  My games and materials are for personal use only.  Please do NOT share my games and materials with anyone.  If you think someone might be interested in them, please send them to my site.  My games and materials may NOT be altered in any manner.  Be sure to get all pages and pieces to any game or other material that you download.

Annie’s Alphabet Match is a clothespin card game where kids match the lower case letter to the upper case letter on the card.  Paperclips or even dry erase markers can be used.  I recommend printing on card stock and laminating with clear contact paper.

Doggy & Kitty Color Match is a clothespin card game where kids match a color circle to the color word printed on the card.  See above for suggestions.

Recycled Blends is an Earth Day themed clothespin card set where kids match the beginning or ending blend sound with the picture on the card.  See above for suggestions.

Babies, Bubbles, Quacks, and Shapes ffg is a file folder game (ffg) where kids match the shape on the bubble babies tub with the shape word on the their rubber ducky.

Baby Bubble Shapes ffg is a file folder game (ffg) where players match a shape to the missing shape space on the game board. 

Little Boy, Little Girl….What Do You See?? mini-book is a mini-book where kids read and paste the object that the school children see in the location that the school children see it.

Let’s Count From 1 to 10 ffg is a file folder game (ffg) where players match the number of pencils and the number word to the number on the student’s desk on the game board.

Our library held their book sale this weekend.  I went when it opened on Friday and bought a few books, but I waited for The Man to get off work and went again with him.  I thought he was going to lose his mind with all those books!!  Paperbacks were 25 cents each, hardbacks were 50 cents each and other “special” books were priced as marked.  I didn’t see anything over $5.00 though.  We walked out with so many books.  On top of that, we went back on Saturday because they were still putting books out Friday evening when we were there.  We bought more books!!  In all, we probably spent $50 for all of us.  Our homeschool was the main beneficiary though!!

That required that we rearrange all the bookcases and we realized that we needed another one.  Oh that turned into such a disaster.  We got one at Wal-Mart because I’d bought 3 there previously and they were really good bookcases.  This one was a piece of trash!!  We were so mad that we went back out to Lowe’s, Home Depot and K-Mart and not a single one of them sold bookcases.  We were stuck with the POS!!  We made the best of it and gave it to Miss K because she’s got the least amount of books and also uses it for small toy storage.  All the Schoolhouse books are in the hall and it looks so awesome.  We have materials for years for any topic needed!!  I’m thrilled!!

The final event was for “Earth Hour”.  It meant so much to kiddo to turn our lights off, so we did.  We turned them off at 8:30 and kept them off the full hour.  She made sure of that!!  The Man and I weren’t thrilled about it, but it meant so much to her.  In the end, we were really glad that we did.  It turned out to be a nice family moment for us.  We just sat and talked and enjoyed absolutely ZERO interruptions!!

So that’s the end of our day.  How was your week??  What did you do Saturday??


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3 Responses to Hodge Podge

  1. Rosemary

    A good book sale is a dangerous place for me and my husband as well. You can’t beat the prices and well, books are a good vice to have!

    Sorry about the bookcase, I hate when you spend money on something and it just fails to live up to minimal expectations…grrrr….

    • Elaine

      I found out they’re dangerous for us too!! The bookcase was so frustrating, but maybe one day I’ll find what we need. ARG!!

  2. Debbie

    Gosh, what did I do? I guess I’ll have to blog about it. Ha ha!! Books on another genre.

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