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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Human Body Copywork & Fun! Volume 3

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This is the 3rd and final volume of Human Body Copywork & Fun! This series was created this way to help keep the cost low for each volume.

In Human Body Copywork & Fun! Volume 3 you can copy & learn a little bit about your stomach, intestines, cells, and body systems including the following systems:

circulatory
respiratory
immune
skeletal
excretory
urinary
muscular
endocrine
digestive
nervous
reproductive

Copy amazing facts and information, do a few fun activities, and visit website links to learn more about the human body. 100 pages.

This copywork was created to be simple, fun, and not overwhelming.These could be used to start off the school day, or to fill the time while the parent/teacher is busy with something else.

Print and cursive pages included. Suggested for grades K-5 but is very flexible for lower & higher grades.

AN IMPORTANT NOTE TO THE
PARENT/TEACHER:

The end of this units contains copywork & fun for the human reproductive system. As with all educational materials, you should read through first to be sure it is something that you want your child to read and/or view.


Human Body Copywork & Fun! Volume 2

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Human Body Copywork & Fun! will be released one at a time, in volumes. This is volume 2. It is being done this way to help keep the cost low for each volume.

In Human Body Copywork & Fun! Volume 2 you can copy & learn a little bit about the organs your body uses to sense things. You won't only learn about sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch, but also about each of the organs used! Copy amazing facts and information, do a few fun activities, and visit website links to learn more about your senses.

This copywork was created to be simple, fun, and not overwhelming. These could be used to start off the school day, or to fill the time while the parent/teacher is busy with something else.

Print and cursive pages included. Suggested for grades K-5 but is very flexible for lower & higher grades.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Human Body Copywork & Fun! Volume 1

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Human Body Copywork & Fun! will be released one at a time, in volumes. This is volume 1. It is being done this way to help keep the cost low for each volume.

In Human Body Copywork & Fun! Volume 1 you can copy & learn a little bit about your skeleton, joints, muscles, brain, heart, and lungs. Copy amazing facts and information, do a few fun activities, and visit website links to learn more about the human body.

This copywork was created to be simple, fun, and not overwhelming.These could be used to start off the school day, or to fill the time while the parent/teacher is busy with something else.

Print and cursive pages included. Suggested for grades K-5 but is very flexible for lower & higher grades.


Sunday, February 14, 2010

Our Valentine's Day :-)

My husband and I are not very big on all the little 'side' holidays that come throughout the year (Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, etc.) I guess our belief is that if you want to buy something for someone, we don't necessarily have to have a 'holiday' to do so. But, on the other hand, I like my kids to feel like they had something fun and memorable to take part in. So yesterday we made some homemade chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, topped with Valentine M&M's. Then, we watched a family movie (which we haven't had time to do in quite awhile) with popcorn (okay... we were waaayyy too full from tacos and cupcakes to actually eat the popcorn that we planned to make!)

So, that was the extent of our Valentine's Day. It was simple but fun. 

I'd love to hear some ideas for next Valentine's Day or other 'side' holidays, something family-oriented, that isn't too 'holiday-ish' ;o) What does your family do for these little holidays?

Frogs Now Available!

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In All Frogs! A Fun Study! you can learn about differences between a frog and a toad, amphibians, frog species, Bullfrog, Gray Tree Frog, Green Tree Frog, Northern Leopard Frog, Poison Dart Frog, frog life cycle, carnivores, herpetologists, herpetology, mating, and more

Also included are fact and information pages, mini booklet, copywork pages, coloring pages, word searches, mazes, comprehension worksheets, fact cards, frog lapbook folds & flaps, a lapbook cover page, clipart, and examples photos of a simple lapbook.

As always, remember, this unit is meant to be read by the parent/teacher. It is a lesson that speaks directly to the child. It was created to be fun and not overwhelming. The child will feel involved in the lesson, while learning about frogs.


  
  

Also available... Frog Copywork & Fun!

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In Frog Copywork & Fun! you can copy & learn about the creature with two lives. Copy amazing facts and information, do a few fun activities, and visit website links to learn more about frogs.

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

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Looking Back... Native Americans

Over the years, I have included tons of lapbooks and other activities 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. I am using my "Looking Back" posts to share on this blog some of these older activities that we completed. One of the coolest, in my opinion, was a history pockets unit that we completed back in October of '08. This is sold by Evan Moor, and is called "History Pockets Native Americans" for grades 1-3. Evan Moor is quite expensive, and the pockets take some time to finish, but I have to say, the information we covered was well worth the time and effort. We added some extras, like the artifacts, and some of the photos that I got online. Here are some various pics of the pockets completed by four of my kids :o)

If you are interested in purchasing this downloadable project, you can check it out on Currclick HERE.
Or you can purchase the book from Amazon HERE.


   


Friday, February 5, 2010

I Love You... in 182 Languages!

New Unit Now Available!
I Love You... in 182 Languages - Mini Cards

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Do something a little different this Valentine's Day, and check out how the words "I Love You" are said in 182 different languages! These mini cards could be the beginning of many other exciting lessons. The cards can be adapted for all ages, and almost any teaching style.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Physics of the Olympics!

As I have mentioned before, my kids and I absolutely LOVE Science Jim's live online classes. It's time for another, and we'll be there on February 10th, and for the following classes. He has many other times and dates available, and the price is super low for this awesome learning opportunity. So, if your interested, check these new classes out! Here's some info:

The Physics of the Olympics!

All classes are on Wednesdays 1:00 to 2:00 p.m EST

Feb 10, 17, 24 March 3, 10 and 17

The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat, and the wonder of physics! Believe it or not, the Olympics are a lot more than just amazing athletic achievements. There is a huge amount of great science going on as well. Join Science Jim for one or more of these Physics of the Olympics classes as we dive into the amazing world that lies underneath all amazing athletics. Classes are recommended for ages eight and up. Each class comes with a complete .pdf lesson plan that includes plenty of hands-on activities to try at home.

For a full list of classes and more information go here Science Jim's Web Classes.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Grading Homeschool Papers...

I have mixed feelings about "grading" in homeschool. Sometimes I do, but other times I don't. I'd also like to hear your opinions on this...

Grading papers, and giving tests is necessary in public schools because the teacher cannot possibly take the time to evaluate each child. That's really all a test is, an evaluation, right? I read a really good point today about grading homeschool papers. It said "Grades assign a number to everything. How can you put a number on effort?"

If my children get something wrong on their 'test', I make them find the right answer, and also correct it one their paper. From that point on, they usually remember that error, and continue on with getting it 'right'. So, what if I would have just slapped a "B" on the paper, when, with a little 'effort' they would get it right?

I know some states require this, and I can also see ways that it would benefit, especially for high school purposes, etc. Do you grade papers in your homeschool?