Happy Monday and Happy Homeschooling!
The end of “Entrepreneurship Week” (February 20 – 25) seems like the perfect time for me to take the opportunity to tell you about my daughter, Emily, and Em’s Treasures! She has had an interest in crafting since she was a little girl. We would include crafts and art projects with our homeschooling work, but that wasn’t enough for her. She spent hours of her spare time creating and making. By the time she was a teenager, she was getting comments such as, “You should sell that!”, and “Would you make one of those for me?” After her graduation in 2014, Em enrolled in the certificate entrepreneurship courses through Coursera. Her plan was to make a business out of what she loved doing, and on a time scale that would allow her to continue studying for her Christian Leadership degree, providing childcare a couple of days a week, coach Silver Lining Homeschool Colorguard, and read avidly. She not only earned the certificates but earned them with honors. She immediately went to work applying what she had learned about entrepreneurship to her crafting, and began attending craft shows and vendor events .
She sold some of everything and earned more than enough money to cover supply expenses. After a couple of other vendor events she realized the hair bows generated the most interest and that bows were not offered by the other vendors. The hair bows continued to be her best sellers in the events that followed.
She’s even made bows exclusively for homeschoolers!
Though it’s the hair bows that have the majority of her focus and attention, Emily still takes requests for gifts, cards, and decorations.
Em’s Treasures is gaining repeat customers and has accepted a few custom bow orders. Recently, she had the opportunity to create an original design for a local school’s cheer squad. This is the largest order she has been offered so far. and the first of her designs to be exactly duplicated. Also, this was the first order to be shared with another vendor who specializes in monogramming.
Currently, Emily is preparing for the upcoming spring vendor events in our area. She’s planning to take her collection to some local boutiques to sell on commission . Here’s a little of what Emily has started for her spring lineup.
Em’s Treasures now has a Facebook business page and can accept payment through Paypal to accommodate out of town orders. Emily could use your help with growing her business. If you would be so kind as to give her Facebook page a “like”, it would be much appreciated. An order would be most appreciated, too! https://www.facebook.com/Ems-Treasures-477293785798737/
Thanks from a proud mama!
March is full of holidays, observances, food themes, awareness days , historic figures and authors birthdays, science and historic based anniversaries, and more! Whether you’re looking for seasonal studies, trivia, a day to celebrate, or a food to add to the menu, this list of special days for March, 2017 gives you plenty to choose from!
March Themes, Awareness, and Observances
Dolphin Awareness Ethics Awareness
Expanding Girls’ Horizons in Science and Engineering
Irish American Heritage
March Into Literacy
Music In Our Schools
Play the Recorder
Poison Prevention Awareness
Red Cross Save Your Vision
Sing With Your Child
March Food Themes
Exotic Winter Fruits
March’s Daily Specials (the * after the daily special means it does not always fall on the same date each year)
Holiday Lesson Plans and Daily Resources for any month https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2016/07/31/learning-resources-for-special-days/
I make my monthly special days lists by using several sources including old calendars, holiday books, newspapers, and the web. If you know of a special day that I do not have listed, please comment and let me know what it is so I can add it in. Below are the links to my favorite online calendars.
According to our “Special Days in February” list, February 15 is Galileo’s birthday (1564). I’ve checked and updated our resource list from our study 4 years ago. I’m excited to do another study on this incredible scientist with the boys today!
As we continue our homeschooling Middle Ages/Renaissance unit studies, we will be adding Galileo to our lessons. Not only will we be focusing on his inventions and discoveries, but also his character. He showed great respect for those he disagreed with. His willingness to speak out for his beliefs when such beliefs were considered heresy, is inspiring. It’s going to be an interesting study. I found fantastic links and want to share them with you.
Short Biography, quiz, and printables (for younger students) – http://www.gardenofpraise.com/ibdgalil.htm
Galileo Biography, Discoveries, and Inventions (for older students) [Parental Warning! There was an inappropriate ad in the middle of the biography! I was able to close it. It may…
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