Our educational unit studies, lapbooks, and lessons are created to be fun, inexpensive, and not overwhelming. You can find our materials available exclusively on Currclick. "Like" us on facebook and twitter to hear about upcoming freebies!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Turtles Now Available!

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This unit is suggested for grades K-5 but is very flexible for lower & higher grades. All Turtles! A Fun Study! is intended 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 turtles. Some of the topics covered include a little of each:

types of turtles, sea turtles, freshwater turtles, tortoises, turtle armor, beak, sounds, turtle babies and eggs, and more

Also included are fact and information pages, turtle vocabulary, diagrams, coloring pages, quiz, turtle cards, suggested websites, turtle lapbook folds & flaps, a lapbook cover page, and clipart for creating a simple lapbook. 41 pages.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sayings, Phrases, & Freebies Now Available!

This is a fun mini lesson teaching five different sayings and phrases and their meanings, along with some simple writing prompts, copywork, and handwriting sections.

This mini lesson is suggested for grades K-5 but is very flexible for higher grades. What Did You Say? A Fun Mini Lesson! #1 is intended 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 five different sayings and phrases including:


Turn over a new leaf.
Where there's a will, there's a way.
Get up on the wrong side of the bed.
Back to the drawing board.
Two heads are better than one.

We will be creating more sayings and phrases mini lessons in the future. These make a great quick lesson to start off the school day!

Volumes #2 and #3 are also available!


The early bird gets the worm.

Look before you leap.
The more the merrier.
Hit the nail on the head.
Don't cry over spilled milk.


April showers bring May flowers.
A dog is a man's best friend.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
Land of Nod.
Cold feet.

Also, we have FREE bookmarks to accompany each mini lesson, be sure to check them out!



Timeline Add-Ons: Candy Now Available!

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I hope you enjoy Timeline Add-Ons: Candy. 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 popular candy inventions.


Friday, May 14, 2010

facebook and twitter

Just a quick not to say...


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I'll be posting about upcoming units and freebies too ;-)

THANKS!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Our Copywork Books...

I thought I would share the way that I put together a copywork unit for my kids. I print the pages that are suited for him or her, and bind them together with a Comb Binding Machine that I purchased awhile back ($40 shipped.) I've been doing it this way for several months now, and it seems to be working for us so far. My kids like having their own copywork notebook, and sometimes just pick it up while passing by my desk.



This Week Color & Light

This week for science we are studying a little bit about color and light. We plan to make a sundial, but, today it is so cloudy outside, I decided we will wait until later in the week. I found a cute little color wheel on Enchanted Learning, which I printed and laminated for easy reference. The majority or our resources have come from Teacher Book Bag's April Book Bag 2010. This had some terrific information, worksheets, and activities (including the sundial that we haven't got to do yet.) So far, we've covered light, the color of light, Sir Isaac Newton, refraction, reflection, light transmission, and shadows.

This was a great video teaching the basic primary and secondary colors: http://www.ehow.com/video_2381649_primary-secondary-color-lesson-kids.html

Also, this video teaches how to draw a quick color wheel. Fun for kids like mine who love drawing, coloring, and painting. :o) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quEI2wDaPPE

I'm also using a few of the suggested activities and websites from Lesson Pathways, which I just found out today is now totally free!

I'll try to get some pics posted of our sundial when we get it started. :o)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

May Daily Assignments Mini Helper...

A homeschool bits Freebie!


I hope you enjoy this May 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.

Timeline Add-Ons: Toys Now Available!

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I hope you enjoy Timeline Add-Ons: Toys. 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 popular toys in history.