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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Dive Into Your Imagination

My girls have a fascination with the ocean world. On vacation we went to the ocean and they were very intrigued with the things we found on the beach and the shallow water. They only know about the ocean depths from pictures & movies we have seen. Dive Into Diversity is the newest ocean DVD we have watched and is a great addition to our home library.
Dive Into Diversity” teaches children about all the variety of life under the sea and how animals rely upon one another for survival. Take a ride to a depth of 1500 feet in the deep sea with a submarine pilot! Find out what happens on the reef at NIGHT. Learn what eating ice cream and brushing your teeth have in common. Why do crabs have claws? What can grow three feet in just one day?

Night Diving, discover what it is like to be an animal underwater at night!

Dive Into Diversity is the 3rd DVD in a series. What Makes a Fish, A Fish? and Who Lives In The Sea? are the first two. Members of the Homeschool Crew reviewed all three of these & you can read about them at the TOS Crew Blog.

There is so much more to this series than just the 44 minute DVD. There is an Educator Guide to go with each one. We used the Dive Into Diversity guide for grades 1-3 and it teaches about invertebrates and covers crabs, octopuses, shrimp, and jellies. The guide teaches about character education, math skills, reasoning, logic, critical thinking, and reading comprehension by having the students complete journal pages, riddles, trivia questions, and vocabulary words.The objective of the study guide is:
  •  Students will use information they learn about invertebrates to create a creative writing project.
  •  Students will build literacy and analytic skills as they read written descriptions to identify shapes.
  • Students will use the scientific method to explore the properties of water & discover that water has weight.
  • Students will build vocabulary skills by identify antonyms that pertain to invertebrates.
  • Students will build reading comprehension and critical thinking skills by solving word problems.
There are 2 Educator Guides for Dive Into Diversity one of them is for pre K-K and the other is for grades 1-3. I used the guide for grades  1-3 with Alaina (age 7). There are 180 pages of worksheets and activities to help teach this guide. The Educator Guides were written for the school setting but we very easy to use at home. There are even lists of questions to ask the students to get them thinking about what is going on or what could happen. The worksheets were perfect for Alaina's grade level but all three of my girls ages 7, 10, & 11 enjoyed the DVD. They loved seeing all the different animals in the ocean and were very interested in the deep sea. There is a little bit of information about submarines and my older girls were very interested in them after viewing the DVD.

My girls watched this DVD over & over. We just started reviewing a Spanish curriculum and now they have been watching the DVD in Spanish to see what words they can understand.
Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you did not do, than the ones you did. So throw off the bow lines, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Mark Twain said that and he was right! What will you do with your moment in time? You get to create your life! Who are you and what dreams do you have stirring inside of you? It is time to explore and discover who you are!” Annie Crawley

 Annie Crawley wants children to dive into their imagination and explore the ocean with her.

Annie Crawley, aka Ocean Annie found that the ocean is the most magical place on the planet. She learned to scuba dive after college and it changed her life. She went on to be a scuba diving instructor, boat captain, underwater photographer, and cinematographer before starting Dive Into Your Imagination. She received a grant from the Save Our Seas Foundation to create a series of children's ocean books, DVD's and lesson plans.

All three DVD titles are $19.95 each. The print edition of the Educator Guides are $299. for the whole set of them or individual PDF form for $69.95. During May and June you will recieve FREE shipping on all orders.

As a special for the Homeschool Crew Annie Crawley will give you the PDF educator guides FREE with the purchase of the DVDs. When you place your order let her know that you are a homeschool parent.

Sail over to the Homeschool Crew blog and read about the other titles from Dive Into Your Imagination.
Disclaimer: As a member of the TOS Homeschool Crew I received Dive Into Diversity free of charge to use with my children in exchange for my honest review.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

2011-2012 TOS Homeschool Crew Blue Ribbon Awards

I can't believe another school year is already over, this year went by so fast. That also means the 2011-2012 TOS Homeschool Crew year has also come to an end. We will be continuing on through the summer with reviews & will take November & December off instead of the summer months. I have reviewed for the Crew for 2 years and just posted my 101 review this morning. The end of the year also means the Crew voted on the best review products of the school year.

Favorite Reading Instruction Product: Reading Eggs
Favorite Writing Product: Write Shop
Favorite Language Arts Product: Progeny Press
Favorite Social Studies Product: TruthQuest History
Favorite Science Product: Amazing Science
Favorite Math Product: Math Mammoth
Favorite Online Math Product: Math Rider
Favorite Foreign Language Product: Visual Latin
Favorite Fine Arts Product: Artistic Pursuits
Favorite Christian Education Product: Apologia: Who Am I?
Favorite Preschool Product: Before Five in a Row
Favorite Elementary Product: All About Reading
Favorite Middle School Product: Write with WORLD
Favorite High School Product: Excellence in Literature
Favorite College or College-Prep Product: Excellence in Literature
Best Online Resource: Reading Eggs
Best e-Product: Heritage History
Best Homeschool Resource: Apologia: Educating the Wholehearted Child
Best Book, Novel, or Magazine: Apologia: How to Have a HEART for Your Kids
Best Children's Book: Amazing Animals by Design
Best Game or Toy: Northstar Games: Wits and Wagers and Say Anything
Best Hands-On Resource: Pitsco Education
Best Resource I Didn't Know I Needed: eMeals
Best Customer Service: K5 Learning
Most Adaptable Resource: Creek Edge Press
Most Family-Oriented Resource: Northstar Games: Wits and Wagers and Say Anything

Kids' Choice (favorite of CHILDREN ages 0-12): Reading Eggs
Teens' Choice (favorite per the TEENAGERS): Pitsco Education
All Around Crew Favorite: Visual Latin

Each winning vendor has received this wonderful award to display with pride:

Congratulations to our winning vendors! We hope you will sail with us again!
Many Crew Members are blogging about these awards as well. 

Heritage History

Recently I ran into a homeschool mom who wanted to change the way they learned History. I was telling her about learning with living books & notebooking but she felt overwhelmed with finding the books that covered different time periods. Heritage-History immediately came to my mind because it comes with the electronic books that are recommended in this curriculum.

Heritage-History is classical curriculum that uses living books that were originally published over a century ago. This program was designed to be a self-paced "living book" study program but it can be used to supplement any other history curriculum. The Curriculum CDs include study aids, timelines, historical maps, and era summaries. The book titles include biographies, legends, hero stories, historical literature, and comprehensive histories.
Members of the Homeschool Crew were offered Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, British-Middle Ages, British Empire -Modern, and Young Readers. We all received a CD with all the books and a Study Guide. Each curriculum CD from Heritage-History is $24.99 or you can purchase all 5 titles for $99.00.

We received the British Empire collection and it covers the history of the British Empire, from the earliest days of the Hanoverian dynasty to the turmoil of the First World War. It tells stories of the rise of British rule in Indian and Asia, the conflict with the French in America, the exploration and colonization of Africa, the opening of trade with China and Japan, and the discovery and settlement of Australia and New Zealand. Most regional histories cover pre-colonial history as well as history under British rule, so the collection provides a fairly thorough overview of world history with an emphasis on the colonial era.
The British Empire Curriculum CD comes with 57 books, over 50 maps, timelines, battle dictionaries, reading recommendations, geography terms, short biographies, historical era summaries, and a Study Guide.
The study guide starts out with an overview of what is going on in a specific time in history. Next there is a timeline of people and events, and a chronological lists of characters & wars. The recommended reading list gives you the title, author, the number & title of chapters that go with the time frame being studied. Colored and blank maps are also included. There are accountability forms so you & your child can keep track of the reading assignments. This curriculum works great with notebook & lapbook style learning.
The living books that are included with the Heritage-History Curriculum are all older books and they are color coded on the back of the CD & on the website to distinguish between beginning, intermediate, and advanced  reading levels. This makes it very easy to choose what books your child should read.

I used this with our regular style of notebooking and with all three of the girls ages 7, 10, & 11. I loaded the electronic books onto our Kindles & they look great on both the Kindle Fire & the original Kindle. My girls also have a Kindle app on their iPods and the books look great there too although we prefer to use the Kindles because they are bigger. We love the quality of books that are included so much that we purchased the Young Readers & Early America CDs. I am thinking about ordering some more during their spring sale.

Heritage-History is having a Spring Sale right now. You can purchase any 2 curriculum CDs and get the 3rd on FREE!

Sail over to the TOS Crew Blog to read about other time period curriculum from Heritage History. 
Disclaimer: As a member of the TOS Crew, I received Heritage History Curriculum, free of charge, to use with my children in exchange for my honest review.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

WriteShop B

As soon as I told Alaina about WriteShop she couldn't wait for it to get here. Every day she would ask me if they had emailed yet. I'm not sure if she was more excited because she loves to write & this review item was all hers, or if she liked the cover & she knew since it was an e-book it would probably have the cover in black & white so she could color it.

WriteShop offered Homeschool Crew members WriteShop Primary Book A, B, C, & Junior D. I chose Primary Book B to use with Alaina since she is in the second grade. Make sure you stop by the Homeschool Crew Blog to read about all 4 books. If you would like to know which book to choose for you child you can get placement help here.

WriteShop Primary is designed for the parent to work closely with their K-3 grade child. It is not meant to be a rigorous writing program, it is an introduction to writing skills using activities, crafts, & picture books.

I received WriteShop Primary Book B Teacher's Guide and the Activity Set Worksheet Pack as an e-book.

The Activity Set Worksheet Pack e-book has 20 worksheets that correspond with each lesson. You will need to purchase this to teach the program. Along with the activity sheets there are pages to practice handwriting & spelling. There is also 2 Evaluation Charts to track you child's progress.

The Teacher's Guide e-book contains an introduction, 10 lessons, answer key, and a resource section. All of these sections are in their own sub book within the same pdf file. The introduction talks about WriteShop, gives sample lesson plans using just one level of WriteShop or multiple levels with more children. It discusses how each lesson is designed to work with the brainstorming, pre-writing activities, writing activities, worksheets & hands-on projects. A sample of chapter 2 can bee seen here.

  • Lesson 1: Writing a Letter ~Theme: Grandparents
  • Lesson 2: Standard Spelling ~Theme: Planets and Space
  • Lesson 3: Acrostics ~Theme: Holidays
  • Lesson 4: Poems and Nursery Rhymes ~Theme: Nursery Rhymes
  • Lesson 5: Fairy Tales ~Theme: Fairy Tales
  • Lesson 6: In the News~ Theme: Neighborhood and Community
  • Lesson 7: Humor ~Theme: Dinosaurs
  • Lesson 8: Problem Solving ~ Theme: Ocean Animals
  • Lesson 9: Character and Setting ~ Theme: Animal Homes
  • Lesson 10: Story Organizers ~Theme: Community Helpers
Within the teacher guide there are suggested topics to get your child thinking and even an example of how your conversation might go. Ideas to help reluctant and advanced learners are included. Each lesson has the same basic plan.
  • Activity Set 1: Guided Writing Practice only
  • Activity Set 2: Pre-writing Activities and Picture Book
  • Activity Set 3: Brainstorming
  • Activity Set 4: The Writing Project
  • Activity Set 5: Editing and Revising
  • Activity Set 6: Activity Set Worksheet
  • Activity Set 7: Publishing the Project
  • Activity Set 8: Want To Do More?
The appendix is a great resource that includes age appropriate picture book lists, format for a writing a friendly letter, lap book ideas, tools & supplies needed for each lesson.

The first thing I did was print off the cover of the book for Alaina. She colored it while I was looking over the teacher's manual. At first I was a little confused with the Teacher's Guide and I almost printed it out. Once I understood how it was set up I liked having it on my laptop & it can be used with an iPad. I really like that each section is individual, it was easier to remember what page we were on & if I needed to reread anything in the introduction I could find it easily.

Alaina loves this program. She loves to color and she has been writing neater on the worksheets that have a picture on the top because she wants it to all look nice. The activities make it very clear how the writing process is taking place. The star below has helped put & keep her thoughts in order. She would put her topic in the center & then she would write details on the star points. She really enjoys writing but before we started this program her mind would go faster then her writing so her story would become off topic or jumbled.

Alaina's favorite part of WriteShop is creating a rhyming word garden. She needs to work on her spelling but she gets the idea that rhyme belongs on this flower.
(I'm not sure why my picture is sideways!)
This writing program takes a little bit of teacher prep time but I think it could benefit any child. It makes learning the writing process enjoyable.

WriteShop Primary Book B print edition is available for $29.95, the e-book is $26.95. The Activity Set Worksheet Pack print edition is $4.95, and the e-book is $4.50.
Promotional Code
Write Shop gave the Homeschool Crew a promotional code for 15% off any WriteShop Primary and Junior products (including e-books) in their store. Just use CREW15 during checkout by June 15, 2012.

Sail over to the Homeschool Crew Blog and read about the other levels of WriteShop.
Disclaimer: As a member of the Homeschool Crew I received the e-book WriteShop Primary B free of charge to use with my children in exchange for my honest review.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Honey Bunches of Oats Giveaway

My girls love cereal. Sometimes they will only go to the grocery with me because they can wander up and down the cereal aisle. They will stand there and ask each other, "What kind should I get today?",  "What are you going to pick?", or "Mom, what do you think I should get?" This week when we stopped at the store Delaney knew exactly what she wanted, Honey Bunches of Oats Honey Roasted.

We received a box of the Honey Roasted Honey Bunches of Oats to review. My girls loved it! They ate some straight out of the box as soon as we opened it & then they had a bowl with milk later in the day. I don't eat very much box cereal because I think they taste way to sweet, but I actually like Honey Bunches of Oats because it doesn't taste like pure sugar. It didn't take my girls long to finish the box.  
Honey Bunches of Oats is one of America's favorite cereals & now they have added more of the delicious granola bunches! The crispy flakes and crunchy granola bunches contain 4 nutritious grains (Wheat, Oat, Corn, and Rice). There is 0g of Trans Fat, 0g of Saturated Fat, and 0mg Cholesterol to help keep your heart healthy. Each serving contains 10 grams of Whole Grain and only 6 grams of sugar.

I have 5 coupons to giveaway. Each coupon is for a free box of Honey Bunches of Oats (13 oz. or larger). It can be use on any of the 10 flavors.

Honey Bunches of Oats flavors
  • Honey Roasted
  • Almonds
  • Strawberries
  • Cinnamon Bunches
  • Vanilla Bunches
  • Pecan Bunches
  • Raisin Medley
  • Fruit Blends~ Peach/Raspberry
  • Fruit Blends~ Banana/Blueberry
  • Just Bunches
  • a Rafflecopter giveaway
    Disclaimer: I was given Honey Bunches of Oats free of charge to try with my family in exchange for my honest review.

Sunday, May 20, 2012



Drilling math facts is not my girls favorite thing to do. It isn't because they have trouble with them I think it is because they are never in a big hurry and setting a timer makes them think they have to go as fast as they can, or sometimes it is because in the middle of a speed drill they will think of something that they have talk about before they forget it. The last couple of weeks we have been using CapJaxMathFax for our drills.
CapJaxMathFax is a computer program that will help your children master their math facts. The child only has to spend a few minutes a day to obtain mastery in a few months. For the last 10 years Jack Fretwell has been the head of this program. He has a masters degree in Educational Technology and has spent 30 years in education and technology.

Students can work on different levels of each set of facts (+, -, x, ÷) separately or together. The number of problems per session can be changed as well as the the Super Seconds time. There is a keyboard practice mode where you can work on how to use the keyboard, a practice mode to practice your math facts, and when your student can answer the facts in 3 seconds they can move on to play for a rating. When the problems are answered in 3 seconds or less and you get 100% Super you are ready for the next level. The Summary, & the Progress Graph will help you keep track of what your student is accomplishing.
I have been using CapJaxMathFax with Amber (age 11), Delaney (age 9), and Alaina (age 7). Amber & Alaina both didn't mind working on CapJaxMathFax but Delaney does not really like working on the computer so she didn't really care for this type of drill. All three of the girls like that after each problem you have to hit enter before you get your new math fact. They are not as familiar with using the numbers on the computer so this allowed some extra time to be ready for the next problem. I love that the problem is corrected immediately, this gives them the chance to get it right the next time it is asked. As with paper speed drills if my child didn't know the answer they would answer it wrong on the entire page.
CapJackMathFax can be used with any student learning their math facts or students that need to increase their speed. It can be purchased as a download for windows or mac for $29.95, a shipped CD can be obtained for an additional $5.95.

There is a Free Evaluation if you would like to see if this program is right for your family.


Sail over to the Crew Blog and see what other homeschool families thought of CapJaxMathFax.
Disclaimer: As a member of the Homeschool Crew I received CapJaxMathFax free of charge for 8 months to use with my children in exchange for my honest review.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Day 5 of Kids in the Kitchen

Some kids like to be in the kitchen more than others. One way to get children involved is to enter a contest. My girls enjoy entering a local recipe contest every year. They love seeing their name in the paper if they are one of the finalist.

Amber who is 11 likes to be in the kitchen only when she wants to be. She likes to cook things by herself and she will kick me out of the kitchen. I figure we can eat anything once! Last year at the recipe contest she created her own recipe, made it herself, and even set up her display without help. She has followed recipes completely on her own. She has also experimented with some of my recipes to make them better.
Amber made Beef and Veggie Chow Mein by herself.
She made up this Crustless Apple Pumpkin dessert recipe for the recipe contest here in town.


Amber also has a love for cheese, she can eat cheese with anything, and she is figuring out what kind of cheese goes better with different types of food. She was in the mood for breadsticks one day & decided to make her own. So she took my breadstick recipe and jazzed it up a bit. She added Italian Seasoning, Parmesan, Romano, & Asiago cheese.

1 package of yeast
1 1/3 cups warm water
3-3 1/2 cups flour
3 Tablespoons oil
1 Tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon salt
Amber added:
1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning
1/4 cup fresh grated Asiago, Romano, & Parmesan cheese
Use Asiago, Romano, & Parmesan cheese to sprinkle breadsticks while still hot. 

Heat oven to 400°. Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add & stir together one cup of flour and the rest of the ingredients. Stir in enough flour until soft dough forms (it will be very soft). Let rise for 45 min. Turn dough on greased surface and separate into about 24 equal parts. Roll & shape each ball into a 6" stick. Place on greased cookie sheet & bake for 15 minutes. Immediately brush with butter and sprinkle with cheese.

I can't believe that the 5 Days of Blogging with the Homeschool Crew is over. This week has gone by fast & I have enjoyed reading what others had to say. There were a few other blogs who had a food related theme. Debra blogged about 5 Days of Living Out of My Pantry, Laura's was 5 Days of Frugal Eating, Ozark Ramblings blogged about 5 Days of Freezer Cooking, Our Homeschool Studio wrote about 5 Days of Eating Around the World, and if you or someone you know has food allergies you might want to check out 5 Days of Food Allergies by Cristi.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Go Science ~ Library and Educational Services

Science is a subject my girls enjoy but I'll admit when it comes to experiments they don't always get done at our house. The last couple of weeks we have been watching a lot of demonstrations with the Go Science DVDs.
The Go Science series is recommended for ages 6-14 and contains a collection of high energy science demonstrations given by Ben Roy. There are 6 volumes in the series and each physical or chemical demonstration contains a spiritual application and points to our Creator.
  • Volume 1: Motion and the Laws of Gravity
  • Volume 2: Simple Machines, Sound, Weather
  • Volume 3: Magnetism, Electricity, Engineering, and Design
  • Volume 4: Chemistry, States of Mater, Life Sciences
  • Volume 5: Air, Flight
  • Volume 6: Water, Space, Solar System
We were given our choice of 2 volumes of Go Science from Library & Educational Services. I asked my girls what they wanted & they chose Volume 2 & 3.

Volume 2: Simple Machines, Sound, & Weather
  • 1st Class Lever
  • 2nd Class Lever
  • 3rd Class Lever
  • Incline Plane
  • Pulleys
  • Trebuchet
  • Singing Glasses
  • Singing Rods
  • Sound Waves
  • Singing Pipes
  • Making a Cloud
  • Weather Balloon
  • Tornado Tube
  • Air Pressure

Volume 3: Magnetism, Electricity, Engineering, & Design
  • Monster Magnets
  • A/C Electromagnet
  • D/C Electromagnet
  • Making a Compass
  • Static Electricity
  • Light Bulb
  • Jacobs Ladder
  • Conductivity
  • Solar Energy
  • Tesla Coil
  • Color
  • Cut Paper Halves
  • Heat Engine
  • Plastic Pre Forms
Ben Roy does a great job with the demonstrations. They are explained and demonstrated in a way that all three of my girls ages 7, 9, & 11 could understand. All demonstrations are complete and there is no need to recreate them on your own to understand the concept, but my girls were very eager to complete the demonstrations on their own when we had all the equipment. Several of them use items that you don't always have around the house and don't necessarily want to purchase just to use for an one-time project. We feel that Ben is very passionate about what he does but we thought he talked babyish to the students. There were a few demonstrations that left us wanting to know more & that encouraged my daughters to do some further research.

This set of DVDs would make a great addition to any homeschool library, but especially those homeshools that don't get science projects completed on a regular basis.

Library & Educational Services is an online wholesale supplier of educational books, DVDs, CDs, and more. They have been committed to excellence in their products and customer service for over thirty years. Their products are 30%-70% off retail price and wholesale customers include resellers, educators, libraries, churches, schools, and homeschools.

The 6 Volume set of Go Science retails at $79.95 but Library & Educational Services offers it for $47.95. Each title can be purchased separately for $8.97 from Library & Educational Services or retail for $14.95.

Sail over to the Schoolhouse Crew blog to read what other crew members thought of Go Science, & Library & Educational Service.
Disclaimer: I received 2 Go Science DVD's from Library and Educational Services, free of charge to use with my children, in exchange for my honest review.

Heath Bar Pudding Dessert

 I can't believe this is already day 4 of the Homeschool Crew Blog Hop. If you haven't read many of the blogs you should hop on over and read some. They are very informative in so many different areas.

Kids like dessert & I think any kid would like to help in the kitchen if they knew they were going to make a special treat that they love. One of my girls favorites is the Heath Bar Pudding Dessert. This recipe is so easy & very adaptable. You could change the pudding flavor or use a different candy bar to change it up. If you have small children you can prepare the brownies, pudding, and whipped cream. Then let even the littlest kids layer their own dish.

  • Brownies, crumbled
  • Chocolate pudding mix
  • Whipped Cream or Cool Whip
  • Heath Bar, broken

 Prepare your brownies first. You can use a box mix or your favorite recipe. Here is the Brownie recipe we use.
  • 1 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/3 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Melt butter and add in sugar, water, eggs, and vanilla. In a separate bowl combine the rest of the ingredients. Combine wet & dry ingredients and bake in a greased 9 X 13 pan at 350° for 18-25 minutes.
Crumble half the pan of brownies and put 1/2 of them in the bottom of an 8X8 pan or individual dishes. You will repeat each layer twice, so don't get to much the first time.
 Scoop enough prepared pudding to cover the brownie.
 Sprinkle crushed Heath Bar over pudding. It is better to break the candy bar up in the package. If your child can not break the candy with their hands they can use a small hammer to pound on it.
 After the Heath Bar spoon enough whipped cream to cover the top of the dessert. You will now repeat each layer. Crumbled brownies, pudding, whipped cream, and Heath Bar.

Whipped Cream:
  • 2 cups of heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
Beat whipping cream on high for several minutes. Sprinkle sugar into cream and beat until it gets thick.

 Chill and enjoy!

We have made this several times for potluck dinners. To use a 9X13 pan you will need:
  • 9X13 pan of brownies 
  • 2 boxes of chocolate pudding
  • large container of cool whip or whipped cream
  • about 4 heath bars
I think kids would have fun making their own dessert for a party. You could have several different candy bars already crushed & a couple of different flavors of pudding. YUM! Maybe I'll have to talk to my kids about this.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Tater Tot Casserole

When I first started talking to my girls about what we should make for Kids in the Kitchen everything they wanted to make was breads or sweets. So I made them decide on some actual food that a kid can make. Delaney decided she wanted to make Tater Tot Casserole. My girls have tried other Tater Tot Casseroles at potlucks and stuff but they only like this one.

You will need:
  • 1 lb. hamburger
  • 2 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 can of milk
  • 1 frozen package of chopped broccoli
Cook your hamburger until it is done. If you have younger children you can cook the hamburger & let them mix the other ingredients.
While it is cooking you can mix the soup with the milk.
Dump package of broccoli & cooked hamburger into the soup mixture.
Cover top of casserole with tater tots. Kids love spreading the tater tots out.
Bake 425° for 45 minutes.
Remove from oven when the tater tots are browned & heated through.

Hop on over & read what the other 64 bloggers from the Homeschool Crew are talking about today.
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