Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Genesis Science Network! - Science the EASY way

Oh my!!  What a resource this is!  If you homeschool for half a second you know that science shows on TV are NOT creation friendly...no worries now because Genesis Science Network has you covered!  Seriously this is very exciting and you can stream on most of your devices or watch on streaming TV through apps.   Or if you don't have those you can stream it on your computer!  They have 24 hour program and while there is lap over it's so refreshing to be able to click this on and not have to do the usual..."no honey we don't believe we came from apes"  or  "no honey we don't believe the universe is 60 billion years old" bit.  Click the picture or here and GO DONATE so they stay on!

We plan on using this for science this year..nice and easy for mommy ;)

Monday, August 22, 2016

Kiddie Records! Holy Hi-Fi Batman! - Replay!

Here's a post from the past (5/12/12) that would be nice to use when you feel like turning on the TV:

Well if you're feeling a need to let the kidlets relive your youth...or you need some fun entertainment go check out:

Friday, August 19, 2016

How To Use ACE Paces For More Than One Child - Redo

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I originally wrote a post about this eons ago and since then we've switched up how we do this.  I always recommend that you buy the Paces for each child but when hard times hit, here's something that can help.
First, You'll need to get some plastic pockets (see picture above for link)

Next, you'll need to get china markers.  These are sometimes called grease pencils.  I recommend blue because they erase easily. 

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Now all you have to do is fold the Pace in half and place it in the pocket.  Have the children use the china pens (which won't smudge like dry erase markers) and then check their work.  When it's time for a test, simply have them study the Pace score key (not the test key  or check up but the part they had been working on) and then give them the test or check up using the pocket again.  

These pockets are super durable and will last several months before you need to replace them.  The china markers are self sharpening and when you need to erase them simply use a paper napkin or paper towel.  If marks remain just take a tiny amount of olive oil on the paper napkin and erase the marks.

Happy Homeschooling!

She carefully watches everything in her household and suffers nothing from laziness.
Proverbs 31:27

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Uncle Arthur Bible Stories Curriculum - FREE!!

The Uncle Arthur Bible Stories books are much beloved in this house!  We even have the old cassettes made by Your Story Hour people and the kids LOVE these.  So when I discovered there is a FREE curriculum you can download for Vol. 1-6 (grades 1-4) and   here's the one for Vol. 7-10 (grades 5-8).  This is just an awesome resource and I hope it will bless many of you!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Three Names - Again!!

Three Names

Social Studies  
  • Prairie Life
  • One Room Schoolhouse
          Prairie Life Download

              Life On The Prairie  - first 10 or so minutes
              One Room Schoolhouses in America
              Turkey Creek One Room Schoolhouse
              One Room Schoolhouse Experience vs Today's School  Room
              One Room Schoolhouse In Manitoba - in perfect condition!
              Days of the One Room Schoolhouse


    • Games to Play: marbles, fox and geese, mother may I?
    • Make Lemonade and Cookies
    • Lunch of Potatoes and butter 
    • Make butter
    • Copy a picture from Three Names in the style of the artist
    • Music  - Home on the Range, Westward Ho! tape


    • Multiplication using the book


    Field Trip:  one room schoolhouse


            Beefing It UP!

                       Grammar-  Adjectives  pg. 17
                       watch Schoolhouse Rock - Adjectives
                        Using one of the sentences in the book circle 
                           or color the adjectives in School Journal (composition book) or 
                             Worksheet Works
                      Worksheet Works  - Adjectives

      Read Alouds

      Understood Betsy  Audio

      The Year of Miss Agnes

      Tuesday, May 3, 2016

      Miss Rumphius - Repost!


      Social Studies  

      • by the Sea - Maine 
      • Special Work - Gifts,What do you like to do?
      • Aging - talk about how it's a part of life and you're not able to do as much 
      • Regions of the world - Look up all the places  on a  map mentioned in the book  tropical island,  mountains, jungles & deserts. The books mentions Kangaroos (Australia) and Lotus-Eaters (Djerba and greek mythology)  
      • Tall Ships! - If Kids' are really interested Amanda Bennett has this  


      • Library Systems - play library
      • Vocab - either copywork, color a picture about one, word search


      • Details!
      • Islamic Architecture - Look up in Book of Knowledge or google pics
      • Copy a picture of Islamic Architecture


      • Bushels & Pecks - we farm so we actually have real bushel & peck baskets hanging around.    


      • Plants, Seeds - We've already grown beans in glass but do  this again.  Sow some lupines seeds we have.  
      • Telling direction by the sun - go outside and find points of a compass by where the sun is
      • Shells - Conchs and pearl diving

      Tuesday, April 26, 2016

      The Tale Of Peter Rabbit - Again!

      Read Aloud :  The Tale of Jimmy Rabbit by Arthur Scott Bailey - FREE! or any other Beatrix Potter

      Social Studies - Day 1

      • Read Eph. 6:1 Children obey your parents, what does that mean?  Copywork
      • Setting Rules
      • Obedience - Obedience by Jane Buerger (book...we have this)  & KONOS Obedience Vol 1 pgs 136-139
      • Encouragement
      • Setting - England
      • Every day this week make a recipe from Peter Rabbit's Cookery Book (we have this)
      • Watch Rick Steves' Travels  -England
      Famous Sites of London

      English Countryside

      LA - Day 2

      • Read 2 Kings 5 - Naaman
      • Onomatopoeia
      • vocab - word search or act out
      • Descriptive Language
      • Watch "The Tales of Peter Rabbit"

      Art - Day 3

      • Read the 10 Commandments.  Make  a 10 commandment stomes (rolls with scroll poking with each commandment) or make a poster of 10 Commandments
      • Act out the scenes
      • Draw a picture based on a page from the book
      • Watch "The Country  Diary of A Edwardian Lady" - we have this

      Math - Day 4

      • Read Math 7:12 & 22:23-39
      • Figuring and grouping - seed catalogs, calendars
      • Fortnight - What is it?

      Science - Day 5

      • Read Titus 3:1 Submit to Authority...who is our authority?  Copywork
      • Plan a garden - we've already done this with ours but go over again.  We use square foot gardening.
      • Introducing new species
      • Gathering food
      • Catching a cold
      Species Introduction

      Invasive Plants


      Square Foot Gardening

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