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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Magic School Bus Live Webcast!

This looks too great... so I had to sign up!

Click HERE to go check it out :)


Thursday, March 25, 2010

2010 Monthly Book Bags are Available!

The new April Book Bags by Teacher Book Bag are now available on Currclick. I love every issue this publisher ever created, and highly recommend these to every homeschooler or teacher!
(going to go check mine out now :)

*Click HERE to go to check them out on Currclick*

:-)


New SAMPLE FREEBIE Mount Rushmore Copywork & Fun!



A homeschool bits Freebie!

I hope you enjoy this

 

Check out our COMPLETE series of Copywork & Fun units on Currclick.

America's Monuments, Symbols, & National Parks - Volume 5

America's Monuments, Symbols, & National Parks

Copywork & Fun! Volume 5

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In America's Monuments, Symbols, & National Parks Copywork & Fun! Volume 5 you can copy & learn a little bit about five different monuments, symbols, or national parks. These are the five included in this unit:

Lincoln Memorial

Washington Moument

The Founding Fathers
Thomas Jefferson Memorial

Saratoga National Historical Park

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. 75 pages.


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

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America's Monuments, Symbols, & National Parks - Volume 4

America's Monuments, Symbols, & National Parks

Copywork & Fun! Volume 4

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In America's Monuments, Symbols, & National Parks Copywork & Fun! Volume 4 you can copy & learn a little bit about five different monuments, symbols, or national parks. These are the five included in this unit:

World War II Memorial

The Great Seal

Supreme Court

Acadia National Park

Valley Forge National Historic Park

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. 80 pages.


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Egg Match - Mini Helper

A homeschool bits Freebie!

I hope you enjoy this Egg Match Mini Helper.

*Click HERE to get it FREE on Currclick*

Included are two different styles of egg matching games. One is intended for Easter, and the other can be used anytime throughout the year. Print as many pages of each egg set as you would like. The more pages you print, the more difficult the game will be! You can even include both sets in the same game.

Eggs Now Available!

This new unit is part of my "Two-Day Study Series."

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America's Monuments, Symbols, & National Parks - Volume 3

America's Monuments, Symbols, & National Parks

Copywork & Fun! Volume 3

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In America's Monuments, Symbols, & National Parks Copywork & Fun! Volume 3 you can copy & learn a little bit about five different monuments, symbols, or national parks. These are the five included in this unit:

Arlington National Cemetery

Independence Hall

National Flower - Rose

U.S. Capitol

Yosemite National Park

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. 80 pages.


Friday, March 19, 2010

America's Monuments, Symbols, & National Parks - Volume 2

America's Monuments, Symbols, & National Parks

Copywork & Fun! Volume 2

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In America's Monuments, Symbols, & National Parks Copywork & Fun! Volume 2 you can copy & learn a little bit about five different monuments, symbols, or national parks. These are the five included in this unit:

The Liberty Bell

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Grand Canyon National Park

Uncle Sam

The White House

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. 80 pages.


We Tried SpellQuizzer!

I had an educational software spelling program stashed away in my "One day I'll get to it..." folder. I was thinking my homeschool things through (I find myself doing this like... all the time) and decided to give SpellQuizzer a whirl a few days ago, and... wow! The main purpose of this program is to record your child's spelling lists. The program also has some sample lists included which I didn't try out. Using my microphone, (a cheap $10 one from Walmart) I said each word, then gave a phrase that used the word. I even used my child's name within the sentences. Setting up the list up was a breeze. I've never used an easier program in my life! (... yes really!)

The greatest part is when my son was ready for his spelling test. I didn't tell him that it was my voice, and that I used his name in some of the sentences, and that I mentioned favorite hobbies, and so on. He loved it, and was laughing at many of the sentences. I'm going to sum this up by saying this program is AWESOME! It could also be used with any spelling program, and even for vocabulary words. The price of the program is more than fair (I've paid more for a single educational ebook.) I am glad to have the program, and will be using it for any and all spelling lists. If you are homeschooler like me, you probably like things that are simple, quick, and easy to follow. This program is, and I think it serves a great purpose!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Favorite of Mine...

Teacher Book Bag is one of my favorite Currclick publishers for supplemental homeschool materials. Their monthly Book Bags are just amazing, and always loaded with a variety of materials. Best of all, they are super-affordable! This publisher has a Yahoo group that use to be available to past purchasers only, but they recently opened this group up for anyone that wants to join. Here's a little info:

~By joining, you receive the opportunity to communicate with other homeschooling families. You get to be a part of the exchange of ideas and materials. Teacher Book Bag will provide information about all of our new uploads at CurrClick.com as well as discounts and freebies that you can find there. You will find smaller collections of free material posted at the Yahoo Group. Teacher Book Baggers Yahoo Group provides you with an opportunity to talk to our talented writers, and request assistance through ideas or materials.~

You can find more information about this group on the

Monday, March 15, 2010

Currclick Earth Day Science Fair!


How cool! A science fair for us homeschoolers :-)

Kids can join a team, get live coaching, and participate in this science fair. Participating kids will earn points individually and also for their team. 6 winners will receive a My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope!

Click HERE to join a team!

Friday, March 12, 2010

America's Monuments, Symbols, & National Parks - Volume 1

America's Monuments, Symbols, & National Parks
Copywork & Fun! Volume 1

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In America's Monuments, Symbols, & National Parks Copywork & Fun! Volume 1 you can copy & learn a little bit about five different monuments, symbols, or national parks. These are the five included in this unit:

The Statue of Liberty

Yellowstone National Park

The Bald Eagle

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

The United States Flag 

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. 80 pages.


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

American Lobsters! Now Available!

American Lobsters! A Fun Study!

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Some of the topics covered include a little of each:

lobster colors (they are not red!), where they are found, invertebrae, crustacean, species, size, predators, claws, parts of a lobster, molting, senses, antennae, mating, and more

Also included are fact and information pages, quiz pages, coloring pages, word searches, mazes, alphabetical order, fact cards, math practice pages, lobster lapbook folds & flaps, a lapbook cover page, and extra lobster images.

Lightning Hit...

These are some pics of a tree in front of our house that lightning hit a couple hours ago. It hit the top and then went all the way to the base of the tree. I guess it was a really good lesson for my kids about the power of lightning, lol. The bang was so loud, and it knocked stuff off of our walls! I'm scared to death of that stuff, but it's pretty amazing all the same...

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Monday, March 8, 2010

Plant & Animal Cells...

Last week, we created plant and animal cells. I let my kids decide which one they wanted to do. I wish we could have made edible cells, but I didn't know if I would pull my hair out could handle everyone in the kitchen at one time ;-) So, we used items that we could find around the house. The cells and labeling came out really great, and it was a very fun project! Here are a few pics :-)

  
    

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Looking Back... Journals

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.

Back in the beginning of 2009, a few of my kids started a journal. I never realized how neat they would turn out! We use the topics, ideas, and a few of the printables from the Giant Write Everyday book by Evan-Moor. The months of the year printables came from coloringbookfun. This is a great idea for kids of all ages. The idea of the journal was not really to scrutinize spelling, neatness, etc. It is aimed at helping them to be creative in their writing, and to enjoy writing. So, of course it's not all of the pages, but here are a few pics.

   
  
  
 

A Terrific Sale On Westvon Copywork!

I wanted to mention this HUGE sale that another publisher on Currclick is offering until Saturday, March 6th. Everything is 50% off! (I love when I hear that, call me the 50% off junkie, lol :o) Westvon Publishing has THE BEST (I mean it!) copywork books of this kind that I have ever used in my homeschool. If you haven't used any of their products, check them out. I guarantee you won't be disappointed. And, some of them are now as low as .75 cents! The Master Writer 19 Book Combo is only $5.00! That's a lot of books and pages. So, if you are looking for copybooks, or some excellent supplement materials for your homeschool, you can check them out HERE.

Snakes & March Freebie Now Available!


*Click HERE to go to this unit on Currclick*

Some of the topics covered include a little of each:

where snakes are found, what they need to survive, where snakes live, a snake's body, scales, skin, sidewinding, senses, fangs, venom, prey, various snake species, and more

Also included are fact and information pages, snake vocabulary, diagram, coloring pages, word searches, quiz, fact cards, snake lapbook folds & flaps, a lapbook cover page, and clipart for creating a simple lapbook. 57 pages.


Also, our new freebie for March is ready. You can download the March Daily Assignments - Mini Helper...
HERE :-)


I have also started a new series titled "Two-Day Study Series." My inspiration for this comes from topics that I or one of my children have had an interest for at some point. These topics didn't seem to have enough quality information to turn into a huge unit study, or enough fun activities to accompany a large unit. So, I created the Two-Day Study Series to offer these small, quick, but still very interesting topics :-)  

It is not necessary that you take two days to do this study. It is only a suggestion. You can easily adapt this study to last one day, or several weeks. Website links will be provided in case you decide to continue on.

Included within this unit are the following: information and facts page about the Bird of Paradise, illustration/coloring page, questions worksheet, puzzle activity page, basic copywork pages, suggested vocabulary words including definitions, blank vocabulary cards, vocabulary word search, and suggested websites.

As with all units by homeschool bits, this was created to be simple and not overwhelming. The suggested grade level is K-5, but depending on how you use the study, it could be used for higher grades.
The topics in the Two-Day Study Series are different and interesting. They could be used many ways. Here are just a few:

- start off the school day with an interesting topic

- end the school day with an interesting topic

- a supplement to your regular curriculum

- to fulfill an interest that your child/student has

- to improve skills

... and many others!


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