Monday, January 18, 2016

Unit Studies by Amanda Bennett Sale.. $3!!




If you are long time reader you know we love unit studies and Unit Studies by Amanda Bennett are top on our list since there is NO teacher prep!  Just load it on the IPad or Kindle Fire and go to town!  If you need to write you can mark it up on the tablet or print out the page you need OR just use a spiral notebook (you know the cheapie ones that are .10 at the back to school sales!)  


So..do you need a fresh new change for history or maybe just homeschool in general?  Check out TODAY only Amanda Bennett has Abraham Lincoln Unit Study on sale for $3!!!  February is Presidents day so why not take a break from the grind of textbooks and try this for fun?







Monday, January 4, 2016

Re-Rowing Katy and The Big Snow 2016 Edition!


Character Trait:  Dependable    You can be counted on!

If you don't have the book or would enjoy 
watching here ya go:  Katy and the Big Snow
                                       Katy and the Big Snow



Social Studies  



  • Running A City
  • Relationships - Responsibilities
  • Street Signs - make a city with street signs for matchbox or in our case ..the wood town 
  • Snowplows!!
                 Snowplows
              Railroad Snowplow
              Snowplow in DEEP snow
                Snowplows on Patrol - from library


**** Beefing Up:





        


LA 


***Beef Up:


  •   Research either Snowplows or Running a City and write 1-3 paragraphs about it.
  • Write a short story about what would happen if a city doesn't have street signs or rules
  • Play Grammar Gorillas - Make sure you have Adblocker Plus installed!!!
        ****Bonus:  Watch Auto B Good:  Land of Odds    - we have this





Art 



  • Details!
  • Snowplows- Look up in Book of Knowledge Encyclopedia or google pics
  • Copy a picture from Katy!



Math 



  • My kids know this but....addition, subtraction, multiplication, division using the pics 

****Beefing Up:





Science



  • Weather 
         Difference in Weather and Climate



         What Will the Weather Be? by Lynda Dewitt - We have this




Read Alouds





Thursday, November 19, 2015

Cranberry Thanksgiving - Thanksgiving Unit




Here's a repost of Cranberry Thanksgiving ...Just in time for Thanksgiving!


***If you can't get the book you can watch it being read here:




Bible

  • Memory Verse  Psalm 100:4


Social Studies  

  • Geography - New England
                             Map of New England
                             National Geographics New England
                             What's the Time and Weather in Cape Cod   - put it on the thermometer

                             13 Colonies
                             Thirteen Colonies  - **in depth for beefing up

***Beefing Up


  • Research the Thirteen Colonies or Cape Cod or New England and write a report or do an oral presentation.
                          



LA 


  • Repetition
  • Vocabulary
               Make a Word Search from Vocab words

  • Simile
               Simile game    

  
Beefing It UP!



  •   Grammar-  Noun - watch Schoolhouse Rock - Noun  Using one of the sentences in the book circle or color the nouns in School Journal (composition book) or Worksheet Works (you can do this with verbs, adjectives or adverbs also)
  • Play the Nouns and Verbs  - Make sure you have an Ad blocker program!! 
  • Write a sentence using a similie
  • Write a paragraph (or sentence) using some of the vocabulary words

    Art 


    • Warm Palette
                Warm Colors
                Warm Colored Pics

    ***Beefing Up


    • Draw a picture using the warm color palette
                    

    Math 


    • Measuring Skills

    *****Beefing it Up!

    Science


    • Starch
             Testing for Starch
    • Leavening Agents
              Leavening
    • Cranberries
               How Does It Grow? Cranberries

    ****Beefing Up


    • Research and write an essay (report) on Cranberries or give an oral presentation.



    Extras


    Thanksgiving CrosswordMake sure you have an Ad blocker program!!




    Go Along:

    The Very First Thanksgiving

    Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving  ** Excellent but long...shows the providence of GOD


    Thanksgiving:

    William Bradford Biography Nest Entertainment

    Plymouth Plantation Virtual Tour

    Virtual Tour of the Mayflower II

    The Real Thanksgiving Story - (The Story of Liberty)


    Charlie Brown Thanksgiving 

    Charlie Brown Mayflower Voyage

    The Thanksgiving That Almost Wasn't

    The Mouse On The Mayflower





    Read Alouds:


    Pilgrim Stories
    The Story Of The Pilgrims For Children

    Audios:

    Your Story Hour - Persecuted and Betrayed      Part 1 & 2
    Your Story Hour - The First Thanksgiving          Part 3 & 4




    Link to a playlist on youtube:

    Thanksgiving - haven't viewed all these but on first glance they look okay..probably more for older kids

    Thanksgiving Hymns:

    We Gather Together (Perry Como) - my son picked this...who knew??  This is the hymn they sing in the book.

    Thanksgiving Hymns  Playlist - just like being in a cathedral!

    Thanksgiving  Playlist - this has some classic moderns in it


    And For Mom:

    The Thanksgiving Promise

    An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving




    Saturday, August 1, 2015

    The Duchess Bakes A Cake Links!!



    If You Cant Get This


    Bible


    • Read Galatians 6:7 


    Social Studies  

    • Feudal Society - Middle Age
    The Middle Ages in 3 1/2 Minutes - Nice for older kids


                                
    • Color Disk
    • Read about Medieval period in Golden Book Encyclopedias or online encyclopedia
    • Make A Castle!

    ****Beefing It Up

    • Research a King or Queen and write a paragraph about what you've learned.
    • Research Medieval period and write a paragraph about what you've learned
                                

       Language Arts 

    • Alliteration
    Word World: Pig's Perfect Pizza -  Make sure you have an Ad blocker program!!
    Dr Seuss' ABC is ALL Alliteration

    • Rhyme Scheme
    • Synonyms 
    Synonym Game Make sure you have an Ad blocker program!!
    Word Frog Make sure you have an Ad blocker program!!

    ****Beefing It UP

    • Write a sentence (or two) using the vocabulary words.
    • Put Vocabulary Words in Alphabetical Order
    • Write a poem using the Rhyme Scheme  AABBCC
    • Copywork - make copywork from the book or a bible selection
    • Write a sentence using Alliteration
    • Write a sentence using one or two of the Vocabulary words.
    Grammar-  Verbs

    • Watch Schoolhouse Rock - Verbs
    • Using one of the sentences in the book as copywork,  circle or color the verbs in School Journal     (composition book) or Worksheet Works
    • Play Ice Cream Talk - Choose verbs Make sure you have an Ad blocker program!!
    •  Learn the State of Being Verbs:  is, am, are, was, were, be, being, been
    • Learn about Contractions - Watch first with sound then turn off sound so they can read it.

    Play Contraction Memory  Make sure you have an Ad blocker program!!




                         

      Art 


      • Type Style Old English
      • Foreshadowing - Catching The Clues
      • Activities with a Medieval Theme
                      

      Math 


      • Number 13
      • Measuring  - Liguid and Dry Ingredients
                  Liquid Measurement Game - Make sure you have an Ad blocker program
      OJ Game- Make sure you have an Ad blocker program
      measure some flour!

      ***Beefing It Up!

           Count The Money Make sure you have an Ad blocker program!!
                      Cash Out!  Make sure you have an Ad blocker program!!

      Science


      • Nutrition
      Plan a Meal!




      ****Beefing Up
              

       Research Nutrition and write a 3 paragraph report.  


      Bonus!

      Life of The King In The Middle Ages - Fun for Mom and older kids
      Secrets of The Castle - GREAT docu for mom & olders
      Bugs Bunny In King Arthur's Court - funny but can be rude
      Leaky Faucet, Katrina's Birthday Cake - Oswald - super cute for the little crowd

      If you can find Bing Crosby's  -A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court - that might be fun for mom  **I haven't seen this in a LONG time so you're warned
      Danny Kaye's  - Court Jester   - might be fun  ***has sorcery so you're warned 


      Read Aloud









      Monday, July 27, 2015

      Henry The Castaway!!







      Bible

      • Read Numbers 13 - Exploring the Land


      Social Studies  

      • Explorers 
                                  Explorers of North America
                                   Explorers of the New World  - May be tiresome for the smallest so do in parts
                                  
      • Color Disk
      • Read About explorers in Golden Book Encyclopedias or online encyclopedia
      • Map Skills - make a map of the house (or yard)

      ****Beefing It Up

      Research an explorer and write a paragraph about what you've learned.
                                  


         Language Arts 

      • Vocabulary:  Orinoco River, Crocodile, Yellow Fever
      • Allusion

      ****Beefing It UP

      Write a sentence (or two) using the vocabulary words.
      Put vocabulary in alphabetical order
      Copywork - make copywork from the book or a bible selection

      Grammar-  Adjectives

      • Watch Schoolhouse Rock - Adjectives
      • Using one of the sentences in the book as copywork,  circle or color the adjectives in School Journal     (composition book) or Worksheet Works

                              -Quotes   "   "

      •                  Learn about quotes and then do the practice.  Write a sentence using quotes.  
                            - Commas

      •                 Download and do this practice sheet

        Art 


        • Expression
                                    Draw a picture in the style of the artist using expressions
        • Mixed Medium
                        

        Math 


        •  Tallying  
        Tally ChartMake sure you have an Ad blocker program!!
        Tally GameMake sure you have an Ad blocker program!!

        ***Beefing It Up!

              Deep Dive - Multiplication Game Make sure you have an Ad blocker program!!
                         Estimation Game - Make sure you have an Ad blocker program!!
        Estimation Game 2 - Make sure you have an Ad blocker program!!
        Place Value Fun Game - Make sure you have an Ad blocker program!!
        Place Value Hockey - Make sure you have an Ad blocker program!!

        Science


        • Survival Skills


        • River Currents

         National Geographic Currents
        National Geographic Orinoco River - ***tribal nudity (far away though...)


        Bonus

        Your Story Hour - Yellowjack    ***about yellow fever, could be a bit much for the younger crowd



        ****Beefing Up
                 Research River Currents, Orinoco, Crocodiles, Kingfisher or Scottish Terrier and write a 3 paragraph report.  


        Read Aloud

        Robinson Crusoe or Listen



        The House at Pooh Corner (Winnie-the-Pooh)

         Winnie-the-Pooh, the Original Version
         The One In Which Christopher Robin Leads an Expotition To The North Pole  **if you can only read one chapter this one is great

        Please do NOT get the Disney version!  The original has wonderful illustrations that all children should see and love!

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