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Writing Prompts Use Digital Photos For Writing

Are you looking for new and creative ways to get you out your writing funk?

They say a picture is worth a thousand words,using digital photos can help inspire a writer with ideas. When creating something out of the ordinary by combining two or more elements.
 I have gathered a collection of some amazing examples of photos to use for writing prompts. They are wonderful  and imaginative illustrations.You can find these images on Google enjoy 


Silhouette Self-Portraits

One art project I loved as a child was Silhouette Self-Portraits. I remember my art teacher trace my Silhouette onto the black paper. And still to this day I still have it kept in my scrapbook of artwork. I decided for a  fun art project to do with my children will be a Silhouette Self-Portrait with more of a twist to it I found on Pinterest collage style silhouettes that were really intreasting. The purpose of this style is to create a collage of things to represent them at this stage in life. 

So it can range from art,sports, food,bugs,funny things things that are unique to their personalities. Here is a few samples I found online to give you a idea I will post my kids when they finish next week.

Journal Jars

Have you ever had a crazy time looking for writing ideas? If you answered yes then you can, understand how crazy my Monday was. I am the mom who will search Pinterest for hours. Searching for new and creative ideas,I just love  to pin all those wonderful ideas! And guess what idea I loved,"Journal Jars " yes that's right journal jars. I am  super excited to share this brilliant idea with all of you.

A journal jar is so creative and fun, you can use this idea for adults as well. Journal Jar is filled with kid friendly questions/ perfect for those who get writers block.
What you will do is have your children/students pick a prompt each day have them tape or glue it to their journal. And then they will write out the response to the question,and if they like  they can make some illustrations. How to Make a Journal Jar •You will need a large jar •Decorate the Jar to your liking you can use stickers,tags,paper,markers,rubber stamps etc. • write or if you choose to print out th…

Writing A Gratitude Journal

Over these last several weeks my kids and I have kept a gratitude journal. And what a blessing to express gratitude. Each day we write 10 things we are truly grateful for that day. This has become a true blessing expressing how we feel has allowed  are  family to  open up .  The journals have allowed  us to see all the postive things in the world, we are no longer focusing are time or energy,on things we don't have as well as not focusing  on the negative things going on in the world. We have tap into the source of happiness my kids are laughing more and arguing less that is definitely a blessing on its own.

Here is my list of 10 things I am truly grateful for today. 
1.) I am thankful and blessed for the Love of God and my family each and every day.
2.)I am thankful and blessed to have a voice to express how I feel.
3.) I am thankful and blessed to be able to homeschool my kids.
4.) I am thankful and blessed to have my blog to write about my adventures.
5.)I am thankful and bles…

Free Resources

This list provides links to General Resources for Teachers and Homeschoolers enjoy.  Also you might check out on my blog  under labels -links to education sites, and links to free resources,Lots of Free Stuff as well.

Certificates, Gradebooks, and Templates 
successcertificates.com- Achievement awards download certificates templates  in Word and PDF format free
dyetub.com- You can create your own certificate online.
www.thinkwave.com - Think wave educator gradebook you can download the software free.
www.certificatestreet.com- free award certificates templates created your own awards.

davisart.com -free monthly planner from Davis publication .

www.incompetech.com - free online graph paper  /grid paper  Pdf

www.tcpnow.com- free games, crafts and, books ,certificates.

www.proboards.com - Worksheet Library- free worksheets.

General Education
www.tolerance.org Teaching Tolerance free lessons and free quizzes and many more things.

www.freeology.com- Free Teaching Templates

timesaversforteahers.com -…

The Storyteller

Children are natural storytellers they learn from imagination,listening,and creativity, they  have learn by assembling facts  and finding meaning in every day events.Storytelling  requires a certain set of skills and I believe my daughter Jasmine passes those skills.
See Jaz as I like to call her is a daydreamer,I have notice how her mind will drift into story mode her thinking deepen's and once that happen she is filled with ideas, and Vivid images appear. Allowing her a deeper level of understanding stories.Telling stories have always come easy for her. Jasmine has never taken a class or lesson to teach her the art of storytelling. She has abilities to listen to a story and then tell the stories. She's able to transfer the skills into speaking and writing in meaningFul narratives. 
The stories Jasmine make are often quite imaginative she has her own way to engage you in with her words, and ideas,and pictures. I find her very fascinating to watch my daughter understands how sto…

Writing A HomeSchool Plan

Now that you've devoted the time to homeschool it is necessary to determine how you want to homeschool. Each homeschooler is unique,they all have certain homeschool styles. You will notice most homeschoolers do not follow just one method or ideas. I have found most of them ask for suggestions and different learning styles. Setting the right plan for you may take you some time to develop a routine some people prefer structure while others more flexible and relax as I said you want to find a plan for you and your families adventure.

The initial step is,perhaps,the most important step in your homeschool adventure. If you don't have a plan you have no direction and no course to follow.  By you writing a basic homeschool plan you will accomplish several important factors that are essential to homeschooling for long-term success. Having  an actual process of writing your homeschool plan this  will allow you to get all those ideas the good- ones as well as the bad -ones down on pape…

Create Your Vision Boards

What better way to start your school year than to express yourself with a vision board!

You might ask what is a vision board? And that's a good question so for those of you who don't know a vision board is a collage of pictures,phrases,words, or items that represent who you are and what you hope to achieve goal wise.your goals can either be short-term or long-term by allowing yourself to see the images on a daily basis, will help you stay motivated and help you achieve your goals.

You will want to find images that can convey  your future and your dreams cut them out,print them out and arrange on your posterboard, or whatever you decide to choose as your board.Displayed in a place you will look at during the day my kids always choose there room.
Each board is unique like each individual remember to be colorful and visual your brain loves images don't stop there thrown some words that describe your dreams you should be specific. Put what motivate you and brings you joy here&…

Over Come The Obstacles In HomeSchooling

If you bombard you're self with how to homeschool you will most likely get lost and overwhelmed with what to do. And this can lead you considering whether or not to HomeSchool. This is a very common feeling for new homeschoolers and learning how to strike a balance can be a complex dance, but the more you know, the better you will be able to time your homeschooling efforts appropriately. Here are a few things to think about and become successful at homeschooling.
1.) You will need to consider your child's learning style. It can seem a bit scary at first when you think of all the things you need to teach, you can teach your children at your own speed and not the public school schedule. Just know when it comes to certain subjects and certain curriculum  that a public school teaches does not mean you have to implement it into what you teach.Go with what you're child is comfortable with learning at that time. Remember you are instilling a love for learning that is more import…