Kim Staten

Kim Staten

United States

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My name is Kim Staten and I am a 8-year homeschooling mom to 4 awesome daughters. I’ve traveled with my husband & children to 44 states, 3 Canadian provinces, and 7 countries & lived to tell the stories!
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  • Who's up for a giveaway of a GREAT book?!?!? Head over to lifeovercs.com and search 'giveaway' and enter to win a copy of "The Best Preschool Learning Activities" by my amazing teacher friend and a...
    5 months ago
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  • Alphabet activities for days... of course in preschool and kindergarten that is exactly what you need. We have over 50 FREE alphabet activities to share with you. Including our new alphabet worksh...
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  • Scarecrow craft template on Lifeovercs.com
    5 months ago
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  • Dreaming of fall today… this little scarecrow template has been a favorite of thousands of teachers over the last five years. Grab yours on Lifeovercs.com today. Search: scarecrow #fall2022 #ite...
    5 months ago
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  • Having homeschooled in 46 out of 50 states, 4 Canadian provinces, and 7 different countries my kids have gotten a lot of views of the world. Now that we have settled down in Iowa, they are getting...
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  • It may be BTS already, but I am mostly in denial… here are some fun ocean activities that have been keeping us busy while we ignore the calendar #bts22 #homeschool #iteachtoo #oceantheme #presch...
    5 months ago
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  • It's only the 11th of January and already we're being reminded how hectic a 'new' school year is.... 🤪🤪 So right now, we are offering our Preschool Activity Plans bundle for only $19. That's...
    on 1/11/2022
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  • Fall is a great time to learn about weather... according to our weather report we're supposed to have spring, fall and winter all in the next 5 days, so.... grab our favorite 20 weather activities ...
    on 10/27/2021
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  • Filling up on art projects while you are stuck at home? Baking racks are a perfect place to let painting projects dry without taking up all the space in the kitchen. We had a lot of fun with this i...
    on 3/18/2020
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  • These shelves are one of my favorite things in our learning space. Shiloh loves exploring all the different things that I put on them, like rearranging our 🌈rainbow 🌈cubes! They are also perf...
    on 2/3/2020
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  • #sponsored Heading back to school at the beginning of a new year is so rough. Especially with a special needs kiddo. 🤪 Routines.are.everything. That’s why I created this free printable visual...
    on 1/28/2020
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  • There is nothing that I love more during Christmastime than making decorations. We add new Christmas decorations to our🎄every year because I love being able to remember past Christmases by the c...
    on 12/22/2019
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  • When it comes to kids, Christmas is so full of 😀😜😡😬😭🙂😮🙃emotions... I love to use this time to talk about emotions: what they look like, what they feel like, good ways to sho...
    on 12/22/2019
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  • Who else ❤dollartree ?!?!? I love stopping in to see what treasures we can find for kid crafts and school supplies!!⁣ ⁣ These fine motor pumpkins are a perfect craft for preschoolers and kind...
    on 10/9/2019
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  • Learning that uppercase and lowercase letters are the 'same' even though they don't look the same has been something that she really struggles with. ⁣ ⁣ I'd love to hear how you reinforce that ...
    on 10/9/2019
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  • Spiders!! 🕷🕸🕷 While I would definitely smash a real, live spider on sight... I totally love that these spider counting cards work with our plastic spider rings (love the purple & orange si...
    on 10/7/2019
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  • Happy,happy, happy!!!! Target finally had all of the erasers! Now I’m planning and plotting all the awesome activities we’re going to do! What is your favorite thing to do with mini erasers?? ...
    on 7/31/2019
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  • She felt the need to express her dislike for the ‘bad’ spelling 😂🤣 she despises all things punny because her sarcastic preteen mind does not think they are ‘cool’ 😎 #homeschool #p...
    on 7/1/2019
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  • I have just been in awe of this girl lately. When we were given the diagnosis of Rett Syndrome we basically given a life sentence....she wasn’t supposed to talk or walk or really do anything. Bu...
    on 6/29/2019
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  • Did a little happy dance at Burlington yesterday when I spotted THREE vossworld water bottles! Y’all, I confess I wasn’t even thinking about the water (it’s pretty good 😉) I just want to ...
    on 6/28/2019
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  • Normally, I would totally skip posting this cliche pic of me getting ready to pick up kids from school and grabbing a coffee. It’s a pretty lame pic. 🙄 But this coffee made me smile. You see,...
    on 5/17/2019
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  • I know this looks like an ordinary pile of rocks and it is😂 But it symbolizes a great morning. “Mom, can I go outside and find some ‘woks’?” Shiloh’s incessant request for the morning ...
    on 5/16/2019
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  • Please tell me that I am not the only one who uses toys and educational activities to get my child to sit at the table long enough to actually eat 😜🤣 Honestly though, this was a great alterna...
    on 5/14/2019
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  • #FiveStarAd Have you fallen in love with Interactive Notebooks? We have! Especially with the meadfivestar Interactive Notetaking items! I love the hands-on nature of the activities that involve s...
    on 5/13/2019
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  • I’m not sure which is better, these fine motor mats for LEGO bricks or the clear base plates from strictlybriks that we found that go perfectly with the mats....😍😍🤩 We are crazy in love ...
    on 3/20/2019
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  • Cookies 🍪 🍪 (or cereal in this case) are a super motivating way to practice counting. And then you can practice subtraction as they pop the cereal in their mouth. 😉🤣 generalmillscereal ...
    on 3/6/2019
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  • Who else is obsessed with LEGO ??! These winter fine motor mats with LEGO are perfect for preschool. Grab them here: https://lifeovercs.com/winter-fine-motor-mats-with-lego-bricks/ #finemotor #occ...
    on 2/20/2019
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  • Building up those core muscles so she can focus better!! Love the “Yay!” at the end! #lifeovercs #occupationaltherapy #kidfun #iteachtoo #rettsyndrome #lifewithkids
    on 2/19/2019
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  • There is no need to spend hours scrolling Pinterest to find the perfect math & literacy centers for your fall theme. You’ll be able to spend those hours doing something that you really enjoy whe...
    on 10/26/2018
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  • Even if you aren't a fan of pumpkin spice, these free printable pumpkin counting grid games for preschool are a fun way to bring the fall season into your learning time. ⠀ ⠀ https://lifeovercs....
    on 10/9/2018
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  • Shiloh had her first day at hippo therapy and she is in love 😍 She keeps asking me if we can go ride the horses 🐎 Big change from the nervous, hand-wringing Rett girl from yesterday. #hippot...
    on 9/5/2018
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  • Apples. Apples. Apples! That time of year is coming and it’s my favorite! This apple roll and count is perfect for back to school and the few months following OR a nutrition unit! Print for FRE...
    on 8/30/2018
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  • Planning ahead for Fall? Whether we are ready or not, it will be here before we know it! ⠀ ⠀ This Fall Number Dice is not only super fun but it is super duper easy to set up!! ⠀ ⠀ Check It ...
    on 8/28/2018
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  • Where do you find mini erasers? How do you use them? They are one of my FAVORITE manipulatives!! ⠀ ⠀ #earlylearning #learningthroughplay #handsonlearning #playmatters #learningbydoing #schoolwo...
    on 8/21/2018
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  • Am I Right? Are these your favorite? What other brand do you not sway away from? ⠀ ⠀ #earlylearning #learningthroughplay #handsonlearning #playmatters #learningbydoing #schoolwork #kindergarte...
    on 8/15/2018
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  • Did you go on a beach vacation this summer? We didn't but this #rollandcount activity helps me remember our last one! ⠀ ⠀ Count those seashells!! ⠀ ⠀ Print Here: https://lifeovercs.com/free...
    on 8/14/2018
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  • Dealing With The Cray-z is not always a bad thing, isn't it? Kids are naturally crazy human beings and it is SO MUCH FUN to watch them grow and learn. So I am Ready To Get My Cray-On!! ⠀ ⠀ #ear...
    on 8/12/2018
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  • Matching games are SO MUCH FUN. This #freebie is also a fantastic way to help kids practice colors AND shapes! ⠀ ⠀ Get It Here: https://lifeovercs.com/free-printable-crayon-shape-matching-game/...
    on 8/11/2018
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  • Fruit is hands down my favorite food group. There are so many delicious, naturally sweet pieces of food that taste good on their own or in combination with something else. I love having a fruit bow...
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  • How fun does all of this look? ⠀ It may be exactly what you need for the summer!⠀ ⠀ Challenge: July 16-20⠀ ⠀ This Free 5 Day STEAM Challenge is full of ideas!! ⠀ Learn More & Join Here:...
    on 7/18/2018
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  • I spy with my little eye... teacher fun at target #dollarspot! Have you found anything fun at your store? #teachers #teacherlove #teacherlife #schoolsupplies #classroom #classroomorganization #cl...
    on 7/5/2018
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  • Happy Fourth Of July Week! This is SO much fun and so patriotic. ⠀ ⠀ http://bit.ly/2lMTnT2⠀ ⠀ #fourthofjuly #fourthofjulyactivities #handsonlearning
    on 7/5/2018
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  • -----> Brand New Counting Grids!! This set is all ocean animals! How fun is that? This is perfect to include in an ocean unit or as an individual math center. SO MUCH FUN. ⠀ ⠀ -----> Get It Her...
    on 7/2/2018
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  • Looking for a fun STEM activity? This magnet activity is sure to please. AND it has a fabulous recording sheet. ⠀ ⠀ http://bit.ly/2l5sLMN⠀ ⠀ #earlylearning #learningthroughplay #handsonlear...
    on 6/18/2018
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