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Andrea Thorpe
Works at Home: Wife. Homeschool mom. Owner of Embracing Him, a blog for Christian women and Homeschool moms
Attended BA in English, MA in Student Personnel Services
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+Andrea Thorpe  That looks so yummy!
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Need ideas for planning content for upcoming homeschool year? Part 2 of my series, The Organized Homeschool, offers easy and practical ideas for planning. 
Welcome to week two of my series, The Organized Homeschool. The goal of this series is to encourage homeschool moms to prepare for the upcoming school year by completing a few organizational tasks over the summer. Last week I showed you how I created a DIY Homeschool Planning Binder.
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A fun and awesome idea!
 
A fun and easy way to paint fireworks with your kids (includes a short video tutorial with botched attempts): #fireworks #fourthofjuly #ihsnet http://susanevans.org/blog/painting-fireworks-with-kids/
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Great activity!
 
A fun way to gain wisdom is drawing Proverbs. These illustrations can be really fun, since many Proverbs contain pithy statements that have two opposites. #proverbs #homeschooling #ihsnet
http://susanevans.org/blog/drawing-proverbs/
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Very cool!
 
Happy Mother Day...
AND GOD BLESS YOU :)

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If all your children are the same gender: All Girls and No Boys...No Problem http://embracinghim.com/2014/05/05/girls-boys/
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Who wants to look and feel great this spring? Check out these 7 Simple Beauty Tips for Spring.
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This is a fabulous post! I learned quite a bit.
 
Many people don’t know how to approach a family of a child with special needs. As a result, some choose to back off and not say or interact with us at all. Some people, however, make the attempt but the words just come out wrong.

We know that you mean well, but what you say is sometimes hurtful, even if you didn’t intend it to be.

This post is meant to help you navigate the special needs conversation so that you don’t put your foot in your mouth. It was also written to encourage those of you who are too afraid to approach us by using the conversation openers I share.

Read the 5 questions to avoid asking here: http://www.gabriellavolpe.com/5-questions-never-to-ask-a-parent-of-a-child-with-special-needs-what-to-ask-instead/

#homeschooling #homeschoolingspecialneeds #specialneeds
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Can you ever have too many homeschooling freebies? I think not! Enjoy:)
 
Incredible Homeschool Printable Rescources
Free Printables for you to Download

From Bible Study to Science Study this list of resources is full of fabulous finds. 

Read Now:
http://www.greatpeaceacademy.com/2014/05/Incredible-printable-resources.html
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A Pool Garden! How cool is this?!
 
Kiddie Pool Garden
If you live in an apartment or have limited yard space or just want to create a small garden just for kids, here's a quick and easy way to start one! We filled a small kiddie pool with soil and planted some herb seeds to grow an "edible forest" for small world play! We look forward to learning about each herb, caring for them, and playing in a small world of their own making!

Read it: http://munchkinandbean.blogspot.com/2014/05/kiddie-pool-garden.html
Pin it: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/290341507200251607/

#gardeningforkids #diygarden #kidsactivities
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An awesome Earth study!
 
Week 1 in Earth Science Unit This fun, hands on unit is free and perfect for a mini unit for the summer or to supplement your regular science curriculum.

♥ Inside Out Playdough Earth
♥ Taking a Core Sample with Cupcakes
♥ Great Resources
♥ and more!

http://www.123homeschool4me.com/2014/05/earth-science-experiments-for-kids-1.html
#ihsnet   #scienceforkids   #homeschool   #kbn   #handsonscience  
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Ready! Set! Draw!
 
Another great drawing exercise for kids from +Rob Jensen !
#art   #drawing   #homeschool  
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Christian, Life long Jersey Girl, Satisfied Wife, Homeschool Mom, Enthusiastic Blogger
Introduction

I’m Andrea, a life long Jersey girl, blessed wife, mom of three spirited daughters (ages 9,7, and 2), enthusiastic blogger at Embracing Him, former public school teacher, and passionate home educator. Most importantly, I’m a follower of Jesus Christ, the King of Kings!

For nine years, I enjoyed a fantastic career as a classroom teacher in grades 2, 5, and 6. In 2002, I married the great guy I met on a blind date. When we started our family two years later, I became a stay at home mom and happily dove into all things domestic!

When I'm not blogging about my domestic doings (the good, the bad, and the ugly!), my Christian walk, and homeschool happenings, you can find me…

  • hanging out with friends and family,
  • kissing boo-boos and giving hugs,
  • planning family gatherings
  • tending our little backyard garden,
  • cheering loudly at track meets and soccer games,
  • serving in Children’s Ministry at my church, and
  • zipping down the highway in our well loved minivan.
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  • BA in English, MA in Student Personnel Services
  • Teaching Certification: Grades K-8