A List of All of Our Videos

1.       Xoe’s Place  https://youtu.be/Qr05RVVctZo

2.       Xoe’s Place, Xoe Skating and Reciting the ABC’s  https://youtu.be/FlZnObYZ8wo

3.       Xoe’s Place, Strawberries, Blueberries, and Grapefruit, Oh My!  https://youtu.be/fzw4Q8JdveI

4.       Xoe’s Place, Xoe Practices Teaching Sight Words  https://youtu.be/olVR8VZJzyg

5.       Xoe’s Place, Xoe wants to sleep in 10 more minutes  https://youtu.be/Zk9cfZV8yHg

6.       Xoe’s Place, Playing with the Puppy  https://youtu.be/Fr6w5Se11dw

7.       Xoe’s Place, Xoe Giving Bailey & Gracie Snacks  https://youtu.be/twheqOVihk8

8.       How to fix a keyboard that won’t type in Windows 10  https://youtu.be/0kui7apfnbk

9.       Xoe’s Place, Capoeira Class  https://youtu.be/MQpBHP69VCQ

10.   Xoe’s Place, Capoeira the Basic Form  https://youtu.be/w4kvhhkS16s

11.   Xoe’s Place, Capoeira Lesson  https://youtu.be/L22TfGQz7DM

12.   Xoe’s Place, Xoe’s Karate Class  https://youtu.be/zXZ27VT-1iU

13.   Xoe’s Place, 1st Karate Class Video #2  https://youtu.be/-P1Cd04VFdU

14.   How to Make a Magic Knot for Crochet and Knitting  https://youtu.be/XHTXLNcQiVk

15.   Xoe’s Place LOL Doll Toy Review FAIL  https://youtu.be/UwYnCfQcbb8

16.   Bay Area Kids Activities – Introduction  https://youtu.be/3bfV7yWt_QM

17.   Xoe’s Place, Homeschool Summer School, 2nd Grade, Book Review  https://youtu.be/2VP0EGel9m8

18.   Bay Area Kids Activities – Indoor Activities  https://youtu.be/106vJgh75EY

19.   Sight Words for Kindergarten #1, Words 1-10  https://youtu.be/OS2OzEUf3wc

20.   Kindergarten Sight Words #1, 1-10, Repeats 3 Times  https://youtu.be/6W13i3Vmijc

21.   Sight Words for Kindergarten #2, Words 11-20  https://youtu.be/m70lwxMLZaM

22.   Kindergarten Sight Words #2, 11-20, Repeats 3 Times  https://youtu.be/iW9Lm36_sGs

23.   Bay Area Kids Activities – Xoe & Me, Blog  https://youtu.be/soJJeosfNPo

24.   Sight Words for Kindergarten #3, Words 21-30  https://youtu.be/TwjBXLDAQ-w

25.   Kindergarten Sight Words #3, 21-30, Repeats 3 Times  https://youtu.be/bqqG8d3h7xY

26.   Sight Words for Kindergarten #4, Words 31-40  https://youtu.be/Uo1gfUTh2zQ

27.   Kindergarten Sight Words #4, 31-40, Repeats 3 Times  https://youtu.be/9tRDG0Nv4rw

28.   Sight Words for Kindergarten #5, Words 41-50  https://youtu.be/z5di6YW3Q3k

29.   Kindergarten Sight Words #5, 41-50, Repeats 3 Times  https://youtu.be/7XZDUQZPfOg

30.   Sight Words for Kindergarten #6, Words 51-60  https://youtu.be/eX_EjzP7sC0

31.   Kindergarten Sight Words #6, 51-60, Repeats 3 Times  https://youtu.be/BIa9WOHds8k

32.   Sight Words for Kindergarten #7, Words 61-70  https://youtu.be/5K3N4S0oiss

33.   Kindergarten Sight Words #7, 61-70, Repeats 3 Times  https://youtu.be/eoK7DlCTg_U

34.   Sight Words for Kindergarten #8, Words 71-80  https://youtu.be/zST8fDDJb5A

35.   Kindergarten Sight Words #8, 71-80, Repeats 3 Times  https://youtu.be/w2p1LnzGA4Y

36.   Xoe’s Place, Xoe Makes Snow Cones, Part 1  https://youtu.be/hYe6YOhhDwI

37.   Xoe’s Place, Xoe Makes Snow Cones Part 2  https://youtu.be/eOn4nEuXquM

38.   How to Fix a Monitor When the Screen Rotates or Flips  https://youtu.be/RJIvRDdzK5w

39.   Sight Words for Kindergarten #9, Words 81-90  https://youtu.be/t9ZEp7Ng0Ws

40.   Kindergarten Sight Words #9, 81-90, Repeats 3 Times  https://youtu.be/b4dgcpAZQHg

41.   Sight Words for Kindergarten #10, Words 91-101  https://youtu.be/08FWcx4TIQM

42.   Kindergarten Sight Words #10, 91-101, Repeats 3 Times https://youtu.be/_A1mf9Q_GRk

43.   Kindergarten Sight Words. Videos 1-10. Complete Set of 101 Sight Words  https://youtu.be/jTJPfIDI2Ao

44.  Xoe’s Place, Xoe’s 1st Gaming Video – Roblox  https://youtu.be/zLTRwrRPN6A

45. Xoe’s Place, Gaming Video – Roblox  https://youtu.be/eSy7uAKWG0M





Xoe Makes Snow Cones

Xoe is 7 years old here, it’s June 25, 2017, and Xoe is teaching us how to make snow cones in these videos, Xoe Makes Snowcones Part 1 & Xoe Makes Snowcones Part 2

A couple of great little video short of Xoe, making a tutorial video.  She loves making videos for youtube, and she loves having lots of subscribers, so remember to LIKE, COMMENT, and SUBSCRIBE to Xoe’s Place YouTube Channel.



Sight Words for Kindergarten

Xoe has started a video series of her teaching sight words.  So far we have Videos #1-8 done with sight words 1-80.

I got a template for the sight words at Education.com, and then I glued them to 3×5 index cards, you can print your own cards at Education.com and follow along at home if you like.

There are 10 videos in the series, and so far we have published the first eight  The rest will be available over the next couple of days.

The Videos repeat 3 times to help your child retain the material presented.

Sight Words Video #1 Kindergarten Sight Words, #1, 1-10, Repeats 3 Times

Sight Words Video #2 Kindergarten Sight Words #2, 11-20, Repeats 3 Times

Sight Words Video #3 Kindergarten Sight Words #3, 21-30, Repeats 3 Times

Sight Words Video #4 Kindergarten Sight Words #4, 31-40, Repeats 3 Times

Sight Words Video #5 Kindergarten Sight Words #5, 41-50, Repeats 3 Times

Sight Words Video #6 Kindergarten Sight Words #6, 51-60, Repeats 3 Times

Sight Words Video #7 Kindergarten Sight Words #7, 61-70, Repeats 3 Times

Sight Words Video #8 Kindergarten Sight Words #8, 71-80, Repeats 3 Times

Sight Words Video #9  Kindergarten Sight Words #9, 81-90, Repeats 3 Times

Sight Words Video #10  Kindergarten Sight Words #10, 91-101, Repeats 3 Times

Sight Words Video Complete 10 Video Set, Repeats 3 Times




Wow, things have changed a lot since my last post

Xoe is 7 years old now, we still live in Richmond, CA, and she still goes to the same school.

What’s changed is we started a YouTube channel where we make videos and post them to YouTube.  YouTube pays you for advertising on your videos, so we make money when someone watches our videos, so by all means, please visit our YouTube channel.

Our videos start off with just regular home video clips, but our YouTube channel is evolving so now we have videos of Xoe teaching sight words to K-3rd grade, and the kids love learning from another kid.  Lots of my friend’s grandchildren and children watch the sight words series.

Board games, we teach sportsmanship while playing board games.  We have fun and our audience learns how to play a board game.

Xoe does toy reviews, she loves reviewing toys.

Remember to LIKE & SUBSCRIBE, drop us a line and we will get back with you, I hope you enjoy.



10/14/2013 Xoe and I Went to 6 Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo, CA

Yesterday we were sitting here wondering what to do because I was kind of short on cash and I really had no ideas.  We decided to surf the net and found that there is a Theme Park, 6 Flags Discovery Kingdom that is just about 30 minutes away from Richmond CA, in Vallejo, CA.  They have tickets that you can pay for by the month for about $9 plus we bought meal cards to where we could eat lunch and dinner at the park for about the same price, it was a bargain.  We only spent $3 at the park and that was for a drink refill.  I thought they would be open today but it’s a holiday and they are closed.  

Here is a picture of Xoe waiting for the bus to get into the park.  Image


And these are pictures of Xoe with some of the characters  





We had a great day!




It’s a sad day at preschool today.  I haven’t updated the blog in a while so for those of you who haven’t heard, I have enrolled Xoe into the Booker T Anderson Community Center preschool program called, Little Einstein.  This is a picture of Xoe walking into her first day of preschool, and her preschool.  Image  Image

Anyway, the school has stopped accepting 3 year olds, so Xoe is going to lose 2 classmates.  The preschool is also going to start closing at 1:30 which means it is one half hour less each day.

Xoe was sad, the mother’s were sad, the children who were under 3 were sad, and even the teacher was sad to see the changes.

It’s a terrific program, runs from 11am-1:30pm and every day the kids learn something new and exciting, and really enjoy going to class.  The class size is 5 children, so they each get a lot of individual attention.  They are working on their letters, numbers, colors, and shapes.  They have an exercise class each day, and I would recommend this program highly to anyone with small children.


08/24/2013 Rearranging my File Box, IHOP, and Swimming

I haven’t posted in a few days, I have been pretty busy doing things like clearing out my file box and other little chores that I have been putting off for years.  I decided to replace my file boxes because they broke in transit out here.  The USPS broke a lot of my stuff and tore up moving boxes when I moved out here.  Here is an example of what happened to the 14 boxes I mailed out here, and of the 14 boxes 9 were like this.  Image

I didn’t get an apology,  because the boxes were uninsured there was little I could do.

Anyway, I bought notebooks and plastic sheet protectors to hold my important papers and keep them clean.  The notebooks have zippers on them, a handle to carry them and a shoulder strap if needed.  I love these notebooks as file boxes.  My papers are very easy to find and file.   Image Image  They are called Case It File Folders and the website to buy is either at Target where I got mine, or the Case It website at http://www.caseit.com

While we were at Target Xoe played in the Target circle outside Target. Image  Xoe loves to play on the big red balls and the circle sculpture at Target.

After Target and rearranging my file box, we went to lunch at IHOP with Xoe’s doll Jack.  Yep, she named her baby girl Jack.  We went to the IHOP on San Pablo Road, in El Cerrito, CA, the food there is fantastic.  Xoe always orders the French Toast and Sausage, and I have been ordering the Country Fried Steak and Eggs.  Here are a couple of pictures of Xoe and Jack while we were waiting on the food.




After Lunch Xoe had a swim lesson, her second to last swim lesson.  She is swimming much better than when she started the class.  This is a picture of Xoe practicing her kicking at the wall of the pool.  Image


08/11/2113 Xoe’s 4th Birthday Party

Yesterday was Xoe’s fourth birthday and we had a party for her at Miller Knox Park, in Richmond, California.  We kept the party small, there were only three girls invited, and one couldn’t make it.

Xoe and the girl across the street, one of the girls who was invited to the party, made cupcakes for the party.  The Theme was Butterflies and the colors were mainly pink.Image

Here is a video of Xoe blowing out the candles.

VIDEO Xoe Blowing Out The Candles  *Note* If you want to see the video of Xoe blowing out the candles, or any other video on this blog you have to be my Facebook friend.  See the About Me section to the right, last paragraph, on how to become a Facebook friend.

After we ate cake, it was time for Xoe to open her presents

VIDEO Xoe Opening Her Presents

Xoe gave each of her guests gift bags to take home.  The gift bags were filled with all kinds of goodies; a coloring book, crayons, paints, color wonder kits, a slinky, a Tiara, a whistle, a microphone, note pads, lip gloss, a puzzle, a lighted magic wand, and some other fun stuff that little girls like.  Each gift bag had 8 balloons attached to it.


We had a butterfly Pinata, and I took lots of videos, this is a picture taken by Nana with me shooting video of Xoe opening her presents. I am the one wearing green.  1011230_10152162545779896_639919761_n

Here is some vidoe of the girls hitting the pinata, in this video the pinata has not broken yet.

VIDEO  Hitting the Pinata

In this video of of the children’s parent’s finally cracks the pinata, lol.  It was just too well made for the kids to break on their own.

VIDEO Breaking the Pinata

All in all, it was a great little birthday party, Xoe enjoyed herself and so did her guests.  We had cheese and crackers as a snack, and Nana made that platter, and the cheeses were so good.  Xoe has been talking about her birthday party all day today and she already is looking forward to her 5th birthday party.


08/03/2013 Xoe’s First Diploma

Yesterday, was Xoe’s last swimming lesson.  She was awarded her first diploma after swim class.  She can’t quite swim on her own yet, but she made great progress.  This class was intended to make her more comfortable in the water, and to teach her the basics of swimming, kicking, and floating.Image

Xoe loves the water, I have taken her to the pool since she was about 6 months old, she has always loved the pool, and before the pool, it was the tub.


The swimming pool here is the perfect pool to teach young children, how to swim.  It starts off at about 2′ 3″, and slowly tapers up to about 3′ and after that it gets deeper up to about 8-10′ deep.  The pools stays shallow for a good distance too, the younger kids get about 20 feet of pool to swim in, so they have plenty of space.

I am excited about Xoe’s first diploma, and hope to see many more.


07/31/2013 Xoe Rides a Horse

Sunday Xoe and I went with grandpa and Nana to see their horses Toffee and Duchess at the stable.  Xoe got to watch grandpa and Nana brush and groom the horses in preparation for riding them.  She also got to watch them feed peppermint candy to the horses.  Xoe was terrified of the horses at first but slowly warmed up to them after she watched Nana and grandpa with the horses.

Nana and Grandpa rode the horses around the stable for about 30 minutes each.  After Nana finished her ride, she asked Xoe if she wanted to ride Toffee.  Xoe seemed to lose all fear and got up and rode the horse like she had been around horses all her life.

The first ride was with Nana riding with Xoe, and grandpa walking the horse Toffee.  Nana has been around horses all her life and does Dressage riding. Nana helped Xoe feel comfortable around the horses, so Xoe’s first ride was a lot of fun.

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VIDEO Xoe’s First Horseback Ride  This is a video of Xoe riding the horse on her own.

After the ride, Nana cleaned Toffee, and brushed out his mane and tail.  Then she feed Toffee some carrots and peppermints.

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VIDEO Xoe Feeding Toffee Some Carrots and Peppermints

Xoe’s first experience with the horses was a success. She started off terrified but by the end of the day she was riding on her own and feeding Toffee all by herself.  Xoe is lucky to have her grandparents who take her to the stable and let her ride the horse.  I think she learned a lot about horses that day and I look forward to going there again some day.