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Review: Primary Science Kit by Learning Resources

This science kit is really cute! The perfect size for little hands and very well made. The 10 experiments do require items not given in the kit to complete but for the most part they are household items that you probably already have. The googles are really cute and the part that goes over your ears is adjustable. However, my daughter is small for her age so the googles are way to big for her. In fact, they actually fit me. She’s had a ton of fun with this kit and doesn’t want to stop using it. You get a flask and stopper with the kit but none of the experiments call for it. The test tubes have lids and holders which is great your little beginner scientists. I love that it has a funnel for when you pour stuff from the beaker; helps keeps the mess down. I didn’t like that the eye dropper doesn’t come apart. I can never get it fully dry  and I imagine mold will eventually form as a result. Definitely, would recommend this kit to anyone though.

Cross Stitch: Christmas Stockings

I am happy to announce that a new product is here. Holiday stockings! They are hand stitched (takes about 200 hours) and can be personalized with a name. Price:       150$ + shipping if shipped Available & Ready for Personalization:   SOLD OUT Working on more. email for inquiring and reservation daisy.oneluckeywife@gmail.com Previously Made:

Review: Peek-a-Boo-Bunny by Smart Games

My sister was nice enough to get my daughter the Peek-a-Boo-Bunny by Smart Games. She bought it off of my Timberdoodle wishlist. The reason I wanted it for her was because she has never had a game where she has to make something based off a picture. Since she’ll be starting on Timberdoodle pre-K kit it was something that she wouldn’t get. I really like this game. The pieces are big and sturdy for a toddler to easily handle. The cards are sturdy but I still wouldn’t trust my daughter to use them without tearing or bending them. They have 4 levels of difficulty. And they include a booklet of the cards in the event you lose a card. I did have trouble opening the box, and the box is huge, so I am storing the pieces in a ziplock bag which works out better for travel purposes. I plan on using this for both preschool and prek. My daughter really enjoyed these. She didn’t want to stop playing with them. She used her creative skills and built things of her own with them. The bes

Tips & Tricks: Grading

When grading first thing you need to do is check your state laws on homeschool. Some states require you to keep record of your curriculum and and grading while some don’t. I do not have to keep any records or grading. Since I use Timberdoodle they have an awesome online scheduler that I use. You don’t have to use Timberdoodle to use their scheduler. It has all the curriculum that we use and in the check boxes I put the grades. At the end of each year I keep the scheduler pages so I have records. Below is how I grade things. I also do not show our daughter the grades or tell her them. I don’t want her to worry about getting a bad grade. When she’s in middle school and high school grades that’s when I’ll start letting her know about grade.  My grading system: Pre-K - 2 Grade: she will not see the grade E: excellent; no extra work needed; 100-90% S: satisfactory; give a little extra work; 89-80% N: needs improvement; give a lot of extra work; 79-0% 3 - 5 Grade: she will only