Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Littles Learning Link Up: May 21, 2019


Each month you will find:
  • A seasonal round-up (usually toward the beginning of the month)
  • Posts where I share what I have been up to with my early elementary children and the preschoolers I work with at our homeschool co-op (including occasional highlight posts where I share how we used ideas that have been linked up here on Littles Learning Link Up).
Each week, I will host a link up, where you can share either what you have been up to recently, or old posts that may go with the theme.  Feel free to link up more than one post.

Each week I will continue to feature a couple of posts from those that have been linked up. 

I hope you will continue to share your wonderful posts, and I hope you will find something new to try with your child(ren).

It would be great for everyone to stop by and visit the other linked-up posts as well. Check them out, leave some comments, pin those that interest you. Let's make this a real party and socialize with each other.

Well, co-op is over for the year, so I won't have any preschool posts until October. That means I get to go back to sharing what the children and I are doing in our homeschool. So, of course, last week was a no-school week. We are on our final stretch of this school year, four more weeks until we are "done." We always make sure to be done with the current school year prior to Amelia's birthday on June 18th. Then, in July and August at some point there will be a summer session, which counts towards our days for next school year.

Even though we had last week off, the children still found ways to be learning. They love to play Minecraft, and the children are still working on those Roman Coliseums, though they have other files where they are working on other things. They also played board games at times during the week.

On Friday there was a live online science class on Chemistry from Supercharged Science, a curriculum we are currently reviewing. The children got to make glow-in-the-dark slime. There were a couple of other experiments we couldn't do during the class, but we have the link to the videos so we can watch it again and do it when we have all the supplies. It was quite a fun lesson.










They've been working on typing and math with EdAlive. I happened to get some pictures of Harold yesterday.



And with our My Father's World curriculum, which we have picked back up after having taken a break to review Ancient Rome with the Online Unit Study from Techie Homeschool Mom, and having used Pathway to Liberty for several weeks, the children started designing some coats of arms.

This is Hannah's


This is Amelia's


Let's take a look at that review schedule real quick:

Two weeks ago, I shared my reviews for Pathway to Liberty and Elementary Math Games from The Critical Thinking Co.. And last week I shared my review for the picture book titled Nothing by Natalee Creech from Worthy Kids.

This week I will share my reviews of the book God is Better Than Trucks from Christian Focus,  and a couple of online subscriptions from EdAlive. And next week you will be able to read my review of  Supercharged Science.

In June I will share reviews for the movie Life With Dog from Mill Creek EntertainmentSimply Classical Writing from Memoria Press, Lightning Lit Grade 2 from Hewitt Homeschooling Resources, and Matific Galaxy

Phew, yes we are still busy with quite a few review products.

Littles Learning Link Up Features

On my last Littles Learning Link Up post, there were 8 wonderful posts linked up. I will be sharing 2 randomly selected posts this week.

Please, don't forget to stop by other posts that are linked up. See what catches your eye, stop by, pin the post to a relevant board, and perhaps leave a comment to let the author of the blog know you have been by for a visit. I know I appreciate others commenting and letting me know they have read my posts, so I am sure others do too.

This week's randomly selected post is:


Kristen from A Mom's Quest to Teach shared Studying Science Using a K-12 Unit Study - Natural Disasters.

This week's most clicked on posts are:


Kelli from 3 Boys and A Dog shared Jellyfish Books for Kids {Ocean Animals Unit Study}


Brandy from The Barefoot Mom shared Seed Investigation.

Join the Party!

I would love to have you join in this week! What sort of activities do you do with your young children? Do you have some favorite activities you would like to share? I invite you to link up below. I will be pinning posts on one of my relevant boards, and I would love to feature some of the activities each week from what is linked up.

Please know I may share a picture from your post and link back to it, along with sharing how we used your idea in our school time. By linking up you are giving me permission to use a picture from your post. I will ALWAYS give credit and link back. Additionally, if you choose to try out any of the ideas with your child, please make sure you give credit where credit is due.

Linky will be open through Monday night, to give me time to check out all the posts and get the Features organized. Please take the time to visit some of the other wonderful posts linked up.

No button currently, and there won't be one until I can figure it out seeing as Photobucket has changed things. Feel free to still share the picture in place of the button. Just link it to my Littles Learning Link Up permalink please.



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Monday, May 20, 2019

Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up- May 21, 2019


Welcome to Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Karen @ Tots and Me, Emily @ Emily Reviews, Shelly @ The Attic Girl, and Rena @ An Ordinary Housewife.

So glad you could join us as we share our giveaways on  Tuesday's Giveaway Link Ups. 

This link up will be posted Monday at 7 PM est. and run all week long! Make sure you stop in as often as you can to list your latest giveaways.

Here is how to use the Giveaway Link Up

1. Post your reviews and/or giveaways, as many as you have, be sure to add the end date (family friendly please)

2. Help spread the word about the giveaway link up by grabbing our button, Tweeting or posting on Facebook. (Not mandatory- but it helps get more exposure to your giveaways as well!)

3. Take a moment to enter any giveaway that strikes an interest to you!

Featured Giveaway



Featured Reviews





If you would  like to follow the  hostesses, we will gladly follow you back! Simply leave us a message to do so.

Thank you for linking up with Karen @ Tots and Me, Emily @ Emily ReviewsShelly @ The Attic Girl, and Rena @ An Ordinary Housewife .

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Throwback Thursday Blog-Style #256: May 16, 2019

Welcome back to... 


I know, I know, Throwback Thursday seems to be all about sharing pictures from the past, great memories that mean something to you, that you would like to share with others. At least that is how it appears to me. Throwback Thursday wasn't something I was participating in, and then I came up with an idea.

I thought it would be great fun and a help to my blog to share old content, but not just any old content. Each week I will share an old blog post from a previous year, any year, BUT it has to be from the current week (for example, something I've posted around May 16th, from any previous year)  I will go in, edit the post if needed, add a pinnable image if I don't already have one, and share it on Facebook.

Would you like to join in? You do not need to edit your past post in any way, you don't need to create a pinnable image, though it couldn't hurt, in fact it will help your blog traffic to add quality pinnable images to your posts.

Just go into your archives, choose a favorite post from this current week from any previous year, and link it up below. (If you don't have anything from this current week, it is still okay to link up with a post from a previous year around this time. And if you haven't been blogging for a full year, feel free to share any earlier post.)


Please make sure to share from the past as instructed above.  The spirit of Throwback Thursday Blog-Style is to share posts from the past. Please follow the guidelines. I would hate to have to delete your link.
Thank you

I will be pinning posts to my appropriate Pinterest boards and will be randomly selecting a Featured Throwback Thursday post to share next week. Just a note, I will be sharing a picture from your post if you are selected as the featured post, but I will link back to your post. I will ALWAYS give credit and link back. By linking up you are giving me permission to use your picture in the post. 

Here are my Throwback Thursday posts:

Here is this week's randomly selected
Featured Throwback Thursday:

Gale from Texifornia shared:


To participate, link up below. It would be great if you could visit several of the other posts that have linked up. Stop by, comment, and pin images so we can help each other.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Wordless Wednesday: May 15, 2019 (w/linky) - Meet the Baby Shower Welcoming Our New Grandson

Two years ago we threw a Meet the Baby Shower for our granddaughter Annika. This past weekend we did the same thing for her little brother Philip.

My son had requested a dinosaur themed shower. So, that is what we did.

We started setting up the night before the party.




And we finished setting up a couple of hours before the party.

I decided we would make a Dinosaur Pull Apart Cake. I baked the cupcakes and found the idea here, then my daughters actually made the cake while I worked on other things.





Here are the welcome tables.

We had a "Guess the Baby's Weight" game and a sign in book.


And we had a "How many dinosaur eggs are in the container?" game


Dino-themed snacks. The ideas were found on Pinterest, except for this first one which I came up with. Then I just made some signs to go with them.








And the finished cake:


And the "Lava" punch


Here is the main game table.







Party Time






Game Time






















Present Time

















Looking forward to seeing your Wordless (or not so wordless) Wednesday posts this week.

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