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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Groundhog Now Available!

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In Groundhog Copywork & Fun! you can copy & learn about the animal that snoozes until spring. Learn amazing facts and information about the only animal that has its own national holiday! A few fun activities, and website links to learn more about groundhogs are also included.

These could be used to start off the school day, or to fill the time while the parent/teacher is busy with something else.

Suggested for grades K-5 but is very flexible for lower & higher grades.


And also, we have a freebie! I hope you enjoy this February 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.


Vocabulary - Science, Social Studies, History Now Available!

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My Science Vocabulary Journal - Volume 1


My Social Studies Vocabulary Journal - Volume 1


My History Vocabulary Journal - Volume 1


Friday, January 22, 2010

Looking Back... Fingerprinting

Over the years, I have included tons of lapbooks into our homeschool. My kids always find them to be so exciting, and I think they will continue to enjoy them in the upcoming years. One of my favorite lapbooks was the one I am going to post about now, which we completed in April of '09.

I first have to say that I LOVE crime scene and CSI type shows. In all the years that I have watched these shows, I never realized that there were still some basic things about crime investigation that I didn't know about. Until... I forced asked my son to work on this one :o) He ended up really enjoying it, and even I learned so much about the types of fingerprints, Dactyloscopy, the different fingerprint patterns, facts about fingerprints, and he also did the activities on taking visible and latent prints. The only supplies needed were general items we already had at home. My son got to learn how to 'lift' a fingerprint, and also why people in certain branches of law enforcement need to know how to do it, and how forensic scientists study fingerprints. He also made a fingerprint file, and studied some new vocabulary words (they chose some extra words too :-) The lesson was packed with all kinds of learning.

The unit came from Currclick and is called "Science Sizzles: Fingerprinting" by Teacher Book Bag and The Heart of a Child.
Here are some various pics I took during and after :-) As you can see it was a terrific lesson.











Cave Paintings...

At the beginning of January, I started using SOTW (Story of the World) for World History, and I have to say it's the best ever resource in the world :o) I love it, love it, LOVE IT! I haven't got to take many pics yet, but I did manage to click a few of the cave paintings we completed to accompany chapter one titled "The Earliest People." -The first Nomads become farmers, what they grew and what they ate, The Fertile Crescent, and why was it so fertile? along with a short study about Mesopotamia, the meaning of history, archaeology, historians, and so on...


It's just a terrific series! So, with that said... you know you'll be hearing more about it from me, lol.

Here's the cave paintings craft a couple of my kiddos did...



Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Winter, Valentine Now Available!

Whew! I fell behind in my posting. So, here goes...

My newest unit is All Winter! A Fun Study! We had to sort of hurry through putting this one together (yes, sad I know) because of other pressing homeschool subjects (we can't do it all, can we?) Here are a few pics of this lapbook :o)
















when is winter, evergreens, animals in winter, adaptation, hibernation, snowshoe hare, predators, Wilson A. Bentley, the Earth's hemispheres, and more

Also included are coloring pages, vocabulary, word search, comprehension worksheet, calendar activity, matching game, handwriting pages, winter lapbook folds & flaps, a lapbook cover page for creating a simple lapbook.

Also, don't forget to head on over to Currclick if you haven't yet, and grab the Valentine Mini Helper... a homeschool bits freebie!


Sunday, January 10, 2010

Whales, Giraffes Now Available!

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In Giraffe Copywork & Fun! you can copy & learn about the tallest of all land animals. A few fun activities, and website links to learn more about giraffes are also included. These could be used to start off the school day, or to fill the time while the parent/teacher is busy with something else.