Tuesday, September 30, 2008

New Learning Tools I created





I wanted something for my girls to use to learn the books of the bible, so I made the board with all the books. One side is old testament and the other side is the new testament. I used double stick tape and it works so good with the cheap tablecloth background. The other thing I made is a beehive and bee's, the patterns came from Danielle's site. The first four lessons are free. I paid the $12.95 for the rest of the alphabet. She has some really neat ideas for lessons. Anyway, what I did with the beehive and bee's is one side is my 2nd graders spelling words and the other side is my Kindergarteners numbers for counting. Also plan on doing some math with those. We have played many games already with it. With my oldest we added the bees to the hive as she could spell them, she loved it. My youngest loves just counting them and putting them on the hive.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Freebie at CurrClick



"B is for Beatitudes" focuses on the Beatitudes as taught by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount. Other skills covered include; responding to the mini-book, writing numbers, writing B, learning the sound b makes, creating patterns and recognizing and sorting shapes.

Here is the description!

Our Early Learning Lap-book Series alternates between Old Testament stories and New Testament teachings. Each lap-book kit includes a Biblically accurate mini book with scripture reference, instructions and diagrams to aid you in the assembly of the lap-book and various activities built off the premise of the mini-book. The lap-books are designed to strengthen Bible knowledge, language skills, math skills, social studies skills, and science knowledge through hands on activities and practice. All lap-books include an art activity, sight words and a memory verse. In addition, there is a list of extension activities to strengthen the skills presented in the lap-book. Appealing to all learning styles.

http://www.currclick.com/index.php?affiliate_id=38265

I am a TOS affiliate!

I am glad to be a affiliate for such a great magazine! The Old Schoolhouse is a wonderful asset to our homeschool family! I have been so encouraged by the wonderful articles that I have read so far and I have only received two issues so far. I personally only like to advertise for company's that I believe in! I want the people that visit my blog to know that the companies that they see on my blog are wonderful places to do business. Being a TOS affiliate let's me do that! Thanks for allowing me to be a part.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Apron Giveaway!

Just wanted to tell you about a great giveaway at Seaside Tales!

She is offering the contest till the 20th September so jump over there and sign up.

Just leave a comment and you are entered. You can win an actual apron or a pattern from Amelia's Aprons!

They are cute! So check it out!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I got it!


I got my email today telling me that I was selected to be a part of the focus group for "The Old Schoolhouse"! I didn't think I would be picked, but I was. I am still in shock! So keep checking the blog to find out what things are to come for our homeschool family!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Links for cool stuff for free

Several have ask where I got my things for our mini offices and for our portable learning center so I am going to post some sites to help you make your own.

http://www.squidoo.com/minioffice
http://www.teachingheart.net/minioffice.html
http://www.busyteacherscafe.com/teacher_resources/mini_offices.htm

This is where I got most of what I used for our mini offices and a few things on our portable learning center.

Here is a list of free worksheet sites

http://www.learningpage.com/pages/menu_basics/alpha_zaner.html
http://www.tlsbooks.com/firstgradeworksheets.htm
http://www.brobstsystems.com/kids/
http://www.handwritingforkids.com/handwrite/manuscript.htm
http://www.coloringcastle.com/alphabet_coloring_pages.html
http://www.moneyinstructor.com/recognition.asp
http://www.worksheetworks.com/ *greatest site*

Great site not necessarily worksheets though
http://www.sparklebox.co.uk/index.html
http://happyhomeschool.familyclassroom.net/Archives.shtml (a unit study site)

Lapbook sites and unit studies
www.homeschoolshare.com
http://www.handsofachild.com/

I may update this list later, but this is a good start. Hope you have a great homeschool day!

Monday, September 15, 2008

New Freebie at Hands of a Child


Hands of a Child has released a New Freebie today! This freebie will be available until December 16th! So be sure to visit their site and try it out. Click on the link on my page.

Back to School




We had taken a few days off last week to be with my family that was here visiting. So today we were back hard at work. lol Well maybe it was more fun than work. lol We love to have fun and learn too. Hannah was doing math with dice. Madison was sorting pictures into the correct letter bag. That is one thing we did today. We also did Spelling, Writing, and Reading! Lots of Reading! lol

Friends at Church




Hannah and Madison with their friends at church!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

New Homeschool Group



She is trying to get at least 6 to participate. So if you are located in the Middleton, Tennessee area and would like to be a part give her a call.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Homeschool Freebie of the day!

Check out this neat site! http://homeschoolfreebie.wholesomechildhood.com/
If you subscribe they send you an email each week with the list of freebies for each day. A great resource for homeschooling families! Go and check it out!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

CurrClick Freebie!




Reproducible Math Games PDF version!

Place value with 3 Digit Numbers
help students discover the value of numbers through play. The 5 great games in this set reinforce the relationships between digits and numbers and the way our number system works. This understanding is a basic skill and a necessary foundation for further math mathematics. Students increase their understanding of place value as they play the 5 great games included in this packet. Reproducible backlines included in this package:
•A variety of games
•Complete game boards and game cards
•Activity backline masters
•Assessment
•Activities to send home
•Easy to use teacher’s guides
•Easy game assembly

I downloaded this and it is really neat! Hope someone gets this and uses it. Have a great day!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Free Zebra Lapbook



Hands of a Child free ebook lapbook free till September 16th! Hands of a Child does one freebie each quarter and this one is getting ready to run out, so if you want it, you need to go get it. You do have to have an account to get it, but it is easy to set up. We love getting lapbooks from Hands of a Child!

Homeschool Closet Giveaway! at Littleblots!



Just thought I would share with you a place to enter a contest. She is giving away things from her homeschool closet that she cannot use any more. Some great things especially for younger children! You do have to be a member on the site to enter, as you must leave a comment and you can't do that unless you are a member. So go sign up for a FREE membership and enter the contest! Contest ends on September 15th!

http://www.littleblots.com/