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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Bat & Spider Freebies!



Facts about the only mammals able to fly... and the arachnid that you're usually never more than 10 feet away from!



 

Economics Grdes 5 & Up - Volume 2

"Economics - Grades 5 & Up" 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.

Very flexible for lower or higher grade levels.

This unit was created to teach economics concepts in a way that will be fun and not overwhelming. Volume 2 is an introduction to some concepts taught in the later elementary and middle grades. Many of these concepts will be taught in more detail throughout future volumes in this series. Economics Grades 5 & Up has been presented in a way that will appeal to older children.

In this volume:

DIVISION OF LABOR
PRODUCERS & CONSUMERS
INTERDEPENDENCE
SPECIALIZATION
PRODUCTIVE RESOURCES
MARKETS

Monday, October 18, 2010

Economics Grades 5 & Up - Volume 1

Economics - Grades 5 & Up 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.
Economics - Grades 5 & Up.

Very flexible for lower or higher grade levels.

This unit was created to teach economics concepts in a way that will be fun and not overwhelming. Volume 1 is a review of some concepts taught in the elementary grades, but has been presented in a way that will appeal to older children.

In this volume:

NEEDS & WANTS
SCARCITY & CHOICE
GOODS & SERVICES
OPPORTUNITY COST
TRADE & BARTER
MONEY (Medium of Exchange)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

How You Teach Science...

This week marks the 131st anniversary of Thomas Edison's invention of the light bulb...

AND...

Currclick is having a blog hop and giveaway! Everyone who submits a related post will be entered. If you don't want to write a blog post but still want to be entered, just leave a comment on their blog.

Thomas Edison was a brilliant scientist, inventor, and businessman. Do you have a budding scientist living in your house who would gladly take apart a light bulb (or a computer or TV) to see how it works? Do you enjoy teaching this sometimes messy subject? Do you use a curriculum or just learn science through everyday experiments? Blog about this, then drop by the Currclick blog, leave a comment or a link to your blog post.

:-)

I have three boys and three girls. I would have to say that my three boys DO like taking apart anything. My oldest boy sometimes takes things apart to study how it was made, then he makes his own out of things he finds around the house. He's made his own crossbows, catapults, etc. If a game controller breaks, he takes it apart and fixes it. I find it pretty amazing since he was never taught to do it, and it is quite a tedious process.

When I teach science, I always try to include a project of some kind. We've made cells out of clay, paperclips, cotton, and other household items. We've made catapults, compasses, rainbows, clouds in a jar, and some of the other typical home science experiments. Although, there are times when we just do a few worksheets relating to science, or watch a video. Almost all life science didn't have to be 'taught' to my children. We live in the country, and life science seems to be everywhere here. We grow a huge vegetable garden every year, along with hunting, fishing, etc.

I teach science as we go. Right now, we don't use any one curriculum. In the past, I've tried almost every science curriculum out there. Most were pretty good, but we soon grew tired of it, and would move on to something else. That's ok though. In the process of switching curriculum, there was still learning going on.

Don't forget to stop by Currclick's blog, and give some of your thoughts on how you teach science. You might win one of the great prizes they are offering!

:-)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Timeline Add-Ons: Wars

Timeline Add-Ons: Wars

Click HERE to see the full preview on Currclick.

I hope you enjoy Timeline Add-Ons: Wars. It can be used by itself, or along with our My History Timeline Journal - Volume 1. This add-on includes 90 wars, starting with The Trojan War, Troy (1194 BC - 1184 BC) to the Iraq War (2003)


Instructions for History Timeline...

We now have a set of instructions for putting together My History Timeline Journal Volume 1 by homeschool bits.

You can get the instructions free of charge HERE on Currclick!


October Daily Assignments Freebie!

A homeschool bits Freebie!


I hope you enjoy this October 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.


Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Fifty States Copywork & Fun! Volume 4

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In The Fifty States Copywork & Fun! Volume 4 you can copy & learn a little bit about five different states.

These are the five included in this unit:

Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland

This is much more than just a copywork unit!

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, DN Manuscript, and Cursive pages included. Suggested for grades K-5 but is very flexible for higher grades. 82 pages.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Zappos

This is way off topic, nothing to do with homeschool... but... I can't help it. :-)

I found a place called Zappos.com last month. This place just amazes me. They carry some very expensive brands, and a ton of stuff that I personally would never buy. But, they carry a bunch of stuff I would buy... and they carry Levis. We don't have any stores in our town that carry the Levis brand, so until now, hubby has been settling for jeans from Walmart. At Zappos, I can order his Levis for $34.99. That's it. There's NO shipping charges, no other additional charges, and THEY SHIP OVERNIGHT! I receive my package the next day. I've placed several orders, and the package arrived the next day, every time. I haven't had to return anything, but they also provide a FREE return label the minute you place your order, just in case. You also have 365 days to return any item!?!? Geez.

I will absolutely be shopping for Christmas and birthdays on Zappos.com. I love knowing what my cost will be, without having to calculate additional charges. The whole shopping experience on this website is easy & fun. This company deserves more praise than I can give them. If you get a chance, check them out! :-)

(Oh, and they don't just sell clothing... there's housewares, gifts, sporting goods, etc too!)

(They even accept Paypal.)

:-)