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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Chocolate Now Available!

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And also, we have a freebie! I hope you enjoy this December Daily Assignments Mini Helper. I use these assignment sheets to give my children a starting point each day. I attach them with a paper clip to their notebook or folder.


Sunday, December 20, 2009

All Chocolate! A Fun Study!

This was pretty neat. My kids were amazed to find out that chocolate comes from seeds, and that at one time, you had to be rich to get it!

This chocolate unit has information and activities about the cacao tree, pods & seeds, where cacao trees grow, pollination, the midge fly, types of chocolate, cocoa beans, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, cocoa powder, chocolate history, and cocoa farming today. Also included are word searches, comprehension worksheets, coloring pages, facts cards, game cards, and lapbook folds and flaps for creating a simple lapbook. Here are some pics of the lapbook we created from this unit.

*This is the unedited version of the unit. I have my own children complete each unit that I create before making it available for purchase. This way I am able to add more or change parts where I feel it is needed. Then, after I take some time to fix it up, the unit will be made into a final copy available for purchase on Currclick.













Tuesday, December 15, 2009

We Tried Something New...

I've seen the live classes on Currclick now for quite awhile. I've always avoided them because I assumed they would be boring. My kids don't have the greatest attention span when it comes to having to sit in one place and watch a video unless it's Spongebob :o(

I stumbled onto a live class being offered on Currclick free of charge, titled "Astonishing Atoms" by Science Jim. I decided to give it a shot because who can turn down FREE? The class turned out great. The kids learned so much more from it than I could have taught them, especially in 45 minutes. I was very pleased with the whole process. Signing up and logging in was simple. The teacher answered everyone's questions. My kids thought it was so cool to be able to ask a question, and the teacher would answer it. (Go figure... what about when I do this for them each and every day???)

Bottom line is, after purchasing another class today, I highly recommend these classes! It's lots of fun for the kids, extremely educational, and makes them feel like they are a part of a 'classroom' setting. I plan to purchase more of these classes in the future, and also plan to check out some of the other publishers offering these live classes. You can find the classes that my kids took part in HERE.

Christmas Now Available!

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And also, we have a freebie! I hope you enjoy this December Daily Assignments Mini Helper. I use these assignment sheets to give my children a starting point each day. I attach them with a paper clip to their notebook or folder.



Sunday, December 13, 2009

All Christmas! A Fun Study!

Christmas has been a little different for us this year. Our family is taking a sightly different approach to the whole 'gift giving' part of Christmas, in an effort to not spend as much money, but still have fun. My kids were happy with our decision to bring them on a 'shopping spree' with a set amount of spending money, rather than the usual wrap and surprise gifts. This may seem different, or might even seem like it's taking the fun out of the holiday. But, it saved us a lot of money, we avoided the crowds, and the things the kids wanted were still available and not out of stock. It also inadvertently taught them a very good lesson on how far money doesn't go in this day in time :o\ Now, we have the next 12 days to do some crafts, bake lots of sweets, and visit outside family and friends. There's lots of fun in that :o)

I just finished up my next unit "All Christmas! A Fun Study!". It should be available for sale later today today on Currclick. This unit leans more towards the secular events of Christmas. The unit has information and activities about the Christmas holiday, Christmas symbols, the Christmas tree, varieties of trees, decorating the tree, Santa Claus, gifts, being thankful, family & friends, Christmas dinner, reindeer, poinsettia, animal crackers (yep, animal crackers!), and more. Also included are word searches, comprehension worksheets, coloring pages, facts cards, game cards, and lapbook folds and flaps for creating a simple lapbook. Here are some pics of the lapbook we created from this unit.

*This is the unedited version of the unit. I have my own children complete each unit that I create before making it available for purchase. This way I am able to add more or change parts where I feel it is needed. Then, after I take some time to fix it up, the unit will be made into a final copy available for purchase on Currclick.