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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Insects Volume 2 Now Available!

Insects Copywork &Fun!

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Insects 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. There will be many volumes to follow, but the price for Copywork & Fun volumes will stay the same, even once they are bundled together.

In Insects Copywork & Fun! Volume 2 you can copy & learn a little bit about five different Insects. These are the five included in this unit:

Walking Stick

Dragonfly

Stinkbug

Mosquito

Bumblebee

This copywork was created to be simple, fun, and not overwhelming. THIS IS NOT JUST A COPYWORK UNIT! It includes information about each topic being copied, along with activity pages, links to accompanying videos, and more. 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 higher grades. 98 pages.

Timeline Add-Ons: Transportation Now Available!

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I hope you enjoy Timeline Add-Ons: Transportation. It can be used by itself, or along with our My History Timeline Journal - Volume 1. If you haven't had a chance to purchase this timeline yet, you can find it HERE on Currclick. This add-on includes some of the major transportation breakthroughs in history.


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

We Started Our Timelines...

We started our history timeline journals today. So far, only one entry has been made, but I can see that these are going to turn out great. :-) My son entered the sinking of the Titanic on his timeline, because he had just finished reading the book. We put our timeline pages in a regular binder. I would have liked to use a presentation binder, but being the cheap thrifty person that I am, I couldn't see spending the extra money when we have a shelf crammed full of bland boring regular ones. (We might transfer them to a presentation binder later on ;-)

I thought I would share a few pics in case some of you were wondering what these timelines look like. I will post some more once we add some more entries.You can check out the resources from my previous two posts. (And... yes, he choose the skinny Egyptian dog! lol)


Timeline Add-Ons: U.S. Presidents Now Available!

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I hope you enjoy Timeline Add-Ons: U.S. Presidents. It can be used by itself, or along with our My History Timeline Journal - Volume 1. If you haven't had a chance to purchase this timeline yet, you can find it HERE on Currclick. This add-on includes all of the U.S. presidents from history to current, along with names and the dates for the term or terms they served.


History Timeline Now Available!

My History Timeline Journal - Volume 1

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I hope you enjoy these history timeline journal pages. They are all based on a very simple and basic design. A few blank timeline templates have been included in case more space is needed. This timeline is dated for you. There is adequate space along the left side of each page for holes to be punched, so these can be placed into a binder if desired. The time periods included are:

Ancient History

Medieval History

Early Modern Period

Modern Era

A divider page has been included for each. Various figures have been included at the beginning of this unit, along with a few different cover pages for your timeline journal. 102 pages.

*Note: The various little pictures included are not labeled with any title or caption. If you are studying a certain topic, you might be able to find a matching picture for that time period or topic. These are just a quick mix to get a start on 'dressing up' your timeline. Please be on the lookout for our new labeled Timeline Add-Ons series. These will be labeled with the appropriate captions and time periods, and available for your convienence. Some of these will be free of charge!

Cockroach Mini Helper Now Available!

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As gross and creepy as these insects may seem... well, they are! This is just an off-the-wall, quick mini helper to learn a few facts about these insects. Enjoy! 7 pages.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Insects Now Available!

Insects Copywork & Fun!

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Insects 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. There will be many volumes to follow, but the price for Copywork & Fun volumes will stay the same, even once they are bundled together.

In Insects Copywork & Fun! Volume 1 you can copy & learn a little bit about five different Insects. These are the five included in this unit:

Ladybug

Fire Ant

Horse Fly

Sphinx Moth

Stag Beetle

This copywork was created to be simple, fun, and not overwhelming. THIS IS NOT JUST A COPYWORK UNIT! It includes information about each topic being copied, along with activity pages, links to accompanying videos, and more. 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 higher grades. 102 pages.

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Friday, April 9, 2010

Hummingbird Now Available!

Hummingbird Copywork & Fun!

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Elephants Now Available!

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Looking Back... Nature Journal

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.

In April of 2008, I started a Nature Journal with my son (I think he was about 6 years old at the time.) We used a simple report cover with prongs on the inside. The pages are journal pages I printed from pdf I had on my pc. I had to go back and try to figure out where I got it, so I think it was from a freebie from Notebooking Nook.com offered HERE on Currclick. We basically just went outside and walked around looking for anything interesting to write about. We also took pictures, and did drawings. It was a great start. It gave some individual time and will also help with writing, spelling, vocabulary, art, and science. We will pull this out periodically on the weekends and add to it. Here are a few pics.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Looking Back... Math Mini Office

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.

In April 2008, I whipped up my first Mini Office. Unfortunately, now, I have no idea where I found all of the resources (back then I was just starting out with internet resources.) But, I know it was from a bunch of different websites. I made it with file folders, glue, and the printed resources. I used packing tape to laminate it, which was difficult, but cheap :-) I decided to make a Math Mini Office, since it was the most needed in my homeschool during that time. I had a few different ages of children that would be using it, so I tried to put a lot of things from various levels. I included the following:

- Shapes Chart
- Right Hand, Left Hand
- Penny, Penny Poem
- 1 through 10 Number and Tally Mark Chart
- Number Words (one through one million :-)
- Small Place Value Chart
- Number Line
- Ordinal Numbers
- Roman Numerals
- 12" Ruler
- Measuring (cups, pints, quarts, 1/2 gallon)
- Count to 100 Chart with Skip Counting
- Math Symbols and Words
- Temperature Chart
- Basic Fractions
- How to Tell Time & Time Words
- Money Chart
- Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division Charts
- Addition Family Fact Chart
- Multiplication Table

Hopefully I didn't leave anything out :-( I was very happy that it turned out two-sided. It can be set up using the back side or the front. We have used this a lot since then. It has been a great resource, and also a great 'blind' when one of the kids wanted some privacy while doing his or her schoolwork. Here are some pics.

April Daily Assignments Mini Helper is Available!

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