Friday, December 14, 2018

Reading - Better Late Than Early

picture from Today's Parent

In case you're child isn't reading yet....consider this quote:


It is true that some children can learn to read remarkably early.  But the fact that they can does not mean they should.  Should is another question.  One school district set up an experiment to help decide this question.  Some kindergarteners in the district received extensive instruction in reading.  Others spent the same amount of time learning science.  They melted ice.  They observed thermometers in hot and cold places.  They played with magnets, grew plants, learned about animal life, and so on.  Books and pictures were available for these children if they wanted them, but no formal lessons in reading were held.

And what did the school district learn?  By third grade the "science" children were far ahead of the "reading" children in their reading scores.  The reason?  Their vocabularies and thinking skills were more advanced.  They could read on more topics and understand higher level materials.  The "reading" children, by starting earlier, used up a lot learning time on the skills of reading, while the "science" children spent the time learning real stuff.  And when they did begin reading, they were older and knew more and learned in a fraction of the time that the others took.

Quote by Ruth Beechick- The Three R's pg 6



Monday, December 3, 2018

December Activity Calendar!








The air is chilly and it's HOLIDAY SEASON!.....welcome winter with activities for everyday!

Ever need to come up with something fun to do with the kids but don't have a clue what??  Did you know that Enchanted Learning has a monthly calendar of activities??  You could even use this for a jumping off point to study instead of doing unit studies or workbooks!  FUN!  If you unschool you could strew this site and see what interests the kids and let them have at it.  Or if your more traditional homeschooler, just plan your week based on the activities

Here's the calendar for December 2018 Enjoy!




Monday, November 26, 2018

FREE - 470 Crockpot Recipes - 2018



***Update:  I no longer can host this file so here's a link to it.


Well I don't know where I got this so I can't credit it but I know I got it for free so I thought I would pass along a great little recipe book I got like...13 years ago.

It has a lot of can of____  and cream of ______  but you can make that stuff homemade and make things even cheaper.  Since we're heading toward the holidays, I thought it would be nice to just stick stuff in the crockpot (slow cooker) in the morning and be done with dinner!


Monday, November 19, 2018

Homemade Cold Syrup!


Okay I'll give ya this...the ingredients sound gross but it works.

1 Raw White Onion
*Raw Honey - Must be RAW! check as most store bought honey is pasteurized.


Take the onion and cut into parts. Now stab it a couple of times with a fork so the quarters have a little bit of holes. It doesn't have to be perfect so don't worry about not stabbing it the right amount of times. Place onion in a quart mason jar and fill with raw honey so that the onion is just covered. Screw lid on and leave on the back part of your stove for at least a day but probably a couple of days. You'll notice that the onion imparts it's juice into the honey. Using a strainer pour liquid into a pint mason jar and store in the fridge. To take you want to take a teaspoon 3 to 4 times a day when you're battling a cold or cough.

*NOTE:

****Please remember not to give honey to children under 1*****


Monday, November 12, 2018

Inquisikids! & Mathtacular




A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away....I wrote a post about the Inquisikids DVDs, which is now called Discover & Do, and mentioned how much my kids love MathTacular! DVD's.

Well I was just thinking that since the holidays are coming up you might want to get a couple of these to pop in the car's DVD player.. for those long holiday trips.



Homeschool Win!



and you didn't even have to do anything for them to be learning ;)







Saturday, November 10, 2018

Cranberry Thanksgiving - 2018 Edition!


***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

                             No More Kings - Schoolhouse Rock
                             13 Colonies
                             Thirteen Colonies  - **in depth for beefing up
                             Thirteen Colonies Documentary  - **very in depth 1 hr video 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:

    The Story Of The Pilgrims For Children

    Your Story Hour - Persecuted and Betrayed & The First Thanksgiving




    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

    Thanksgiving Relaxing Dinner Music -  8 hrs of BEAUTIFUL relaxing music...Fall Foliage, etc.    It's nice even to watch through out the week leading up to Thanksgiving!


    And For Mom:

    The Thanksgiving Promise





    Friday, November 2, 2018

    November Activity Calendar!




    The air is chilly now and Thanksgiving is coming!.....welcome autumn with activities for everyday!

    Ever need to come up with something fun to do with the kids but don't have a clue what??  Did you know that Enchanted Learning has a monthly calendar of activities??  You could even use this for a jumping off point to study instead of doing unit studies or workbooks!  FUN!  If you unschool you could strew this site and see what interests the kids and let them have at it.  Or if your more traditional homeschooler, just plan your week based on the activities

    Here's the calendar for November 2018 Enjoy!



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