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Tile Blocks Ideas and Giveaway Winners

imagesOh, the things you can do with wooden tiles! Young children love to play and manipulate small objects. Using 1 inch tiles can help with mathematical and other academic concepts.

Visually appealing, tile blocks can be used to help students with the following concepts:

  • sorting
  • color recognition
  • counting out the number of each color (You can decrease the amount of tiles according to the child’s ability.)
  • making designs You can make your own or download pentomino worksheets 
  • measurement (Line tiles up in various lengths and use a ruler or a tape measure to measure how long it is.)
  • demonstrate the concept of sets
  • demonstrate the concept of area
  • develop small motor skills
  • follow directions For example: Find a blue tile and stack a yellow tile on top of it. Now add a green tile on top of the yellow tile. Draw a picture of your stack.
  • independent work You can keep these tiles in a small tub and bring them out when your older children are doing school.


3 winners have been awarded a set of blocks. Please see the comments section to find out if you won. 






Thank You Giveaway

Screen Shot 2013-09-16 at 6.04.54 PMWow! I can hardly believe it; my blog  has over 20,000 views. That doesn’t even include how many times I have gone there to correct posts and check on visitors. 🙂

I feel like celebrating as I have to believe that I have helped someone along the homeschooling journey these past two years. Join me in my celebration by participating in my thank you giveaway. The prize is a $5.00 Amazon gift certificate. (You can buy several apps for your iPad or Smartphone) If you are interested in having a chance to win, here are several ways to enter. You can also read on to see how to increase your “chances”.

* Leave a comment below letting me know what you think about the blog. (positive and constructive criticism please 🙂 )

* Refer someone to my blog. Let me know you did that so I can enter you for another chance.

* Post it on your social media contacts.

* Follow my blog if you are not already.

* Post a comment about something you would like me to write about in the future.

The drawing will be next Monday, September 30 at 5:00 AM. I know, you are wondering, “Who gets up that early?!” I do. 🙂

Blessings to you and your family and thanks for being a reader.

~ Lisa


Congratulations to Angela! Please email me with your address so I can send you your gift card.

Portfolio Review Giveaway


Guess what? I am giving away a free portfolio review!($40.00 value) All you have to do is follow my blog. 🙂 If you are currently following my blog, leave me a message about what you like most about homeschooling. If you are a new follower, leave me a message too! One message entry per person.  If you’d like more chances to win, tell a friend and get them to follow! They will need to mention your name with their message. This portfolio review would be beneficial to you who live in the Cincinnati area as you will meet with me, a current Ohio certified/licensed teacher, to discuss your student’s school year.

The Giveaway ends February 25, 2013. I will announce the winner on February 26 at 5:00 AM.