St. Patrick’s Day Bible Activity Pack

Where did the time go?  It’s almost March and you know what that means…….St. Patrick’s Day!!

St. Patrick’s Day is a great time to teach children about the Holy Trinity and we’ve added our own spin on things by touching on the Beatitudes and storing our treasures in heaven.

Our Holiday Packs are some of our most popular teaching resources because they are NO-PREP, available in an instant download and include TONS of hands on activities, games, crafts, printables and teaching resoruces for K-5 students.  Each set comes with special take home activities too, making them perfect for Children’s Ministry and Outreach.

You can purchase any or all of these sets in our Teachers Pay Teachers store here.

 

Here is a sneak peek inside our St. Patrick’s Day Activity Pack:

St. Patrick’s Day Bible  Worksheets

This set features the eight beatitudes and includes crossword, word search and word scramble.

St. Patrick’s Day Bible Bingo

This set includes six different bingo cards featuring the beatitudes, scriptures and different colored shamrocks.

Shamrock & Rainbows Bible Verse Coloring

Each coloring page features a key scripture reminding children of God’s wisdom

St. Patrick’s Day Mazes

A collection of FUN St. Patricks Day Mazes with Bible verses.

St. Patrick’s Day Bookmarks & Tic-Tac-Toe

Print up these colorful bookmarks for take home treats.  Play Tic-Tac-Toe with Chocolate Coins.

Beatitudes Game

A fun and easy multiplayer game. Be the first to collect all 8 beatitudes to win!

Cut & Paste Trinity Shamrock  (Younger Kiddos)

A simple Cut and Paste Bible Craft for children to make a  Trinity Shamrock

Cut & Paste Trinity Shamrock (Older Kiddos)

This trinity shamrock is perfect for older kiddos and involved a little bit of art.  Children uses colored pencils or markers to design a plaid pattern across the shamrock.

Beatitude Scripture Coins

Colorful, printable coins you can print each featuring a different Beatitude.  These are great for memorizing and can be sent home with children in a small envelope.

Treasures in Heaven Bible Craft

This is a simple craft that produces a colorful result.  Provide children with strips of colored construction paper or colored streamers.  Cut out and assemble together.  You might even punch a hole in the top and hang them from your classroom ceiling.

St. Patrick’s Day Songs & Chants

These simple tunes are great for early morning circle time and children love to sing along.

This pack is filled with multi-age resources which are sure to be a hit in your homeschool or Sunday School classroom.

St. Patrick’s Day Activity Pack

$5.00

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Easter Bible Printables

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Easter is right around the corner and I wanted to share some newly updated resources with you!

On our sister site Christian Preschool Printables you’ll find a great collection of printable coloring pages, games, worksheets, and crafts you can use to teach your children about the true meaning of Easter.   New this year, we’ve added in a a Resurrection BINGO game as well as some colorful Easter Matching Cards you can use to play table games.  You’ll also find a great collection of Jelly Bean Prayer printables if you want to send children home with a special treat.


 

If you’re looking for an easy solution for teaching your Easter lessons this year, be sure to check out our Christian Easter Activity Pack:

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Easter Activity Pack

Over 80 pages of printable resources at your fingertips this Easter season!  This Bible Easter Activity Pack is filled with Bible games, worksheets, crafts and activity pages you can use to teach your little ones the story of Easter. This set is designed for the K-5 teacher or homeschool family and includes multi age resources to connect with different ages and abilities.  Look Inside

 


EasterPin2More Christian Easter Teaching Resources:

New Easter Resources:
Easter Coloring Pages (above)
Color Your Own Bookmarks (above)
Easter Cross Bookmarks
Editable Easter Verse Cards
Most Popular Easter Resources
Resurrection Egg Printables
Resurrection Lapbook
Easter Story Coloring Pages
Easter Story Folder Game
Easter Spin to Win Game
Bible Verse Printables for Easter
verse 1    verse 2    verse 3
Resurrection Crafts & Activities
Easter File Folder Games (Bible)
Easter File Folder Games (Eggs)
Jelly Bean Prayer Printables
Naturally Dyed Easter Egg Tips

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Valentine’s Day Preschool Game

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It’s Valentine’s Day Week!

I hope you already have a ton of fun hands on activities planned for your children, but here is one more you can add to your teacher toolbox.

Love Match Math Game is a a free file folder game you can use for learning number bonds.

Children find the correct heart to make a love match for each animal.

There is a Make 10 number chart and a follow up worksheet for children to show what they know.

This Valentine’s Game is available free on our sister site Preschool Mom.

Find More Valentine’s Day Preschool Printables Here

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Valentine’s Day Preschool Printables

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Valentine’s Day is just a month away and I’ve got some fantastic new preschool printables you can use with your students this year!  On Preschool Mom you’ll find Valentine’s Day matching games, graphing worksheets, bump, coloring pages for boys, and so much more!  Be sure to check our Valentine’s Day Archives for TONS of free printables and resources.

 

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Periodic Table Printables

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If you’ve been following me on facebook you know I’ve been working on this project for past couple of weeks.  It’s taken HOURS upon HOURS but I’m finally ready to share this printable with you!

I created this Periodic Table Chart because I wanted something colorful and EASY to read after printing. For some reason everything I printed out online either came out blurry or the letters were too small for my old eyes to read….even with glasses.

So this chart is print friendly and FREE for a limited time!

 

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BuyNowPeriodic Table of the Elements Activity Pack

I was so inspired by how this turned out, I went ahead and created a handful of games and resources that could be used alongside this colorful chart.

 

Here’s a sneak peek inside:

Charts

I’ve included a handful of reproducible charts:

  • Full Color Periodic Table Chart (8.5 x 11)
  • B&W Periodic Table Chart (8.5 x 11)
  • A3 Size Color Periodic Table Chart (11 x 17)
  • A3 Size BW Periodic Table Chart (11 x 17)

 

Worksheets

Symbols

There are a few worksheets and Fill in Charts:

  • Fill in the Blank Symbols Worksheet
  • Fill in the Name /Atomic Mass/Number Worksheet
  • Blank Periodic Table in Color
  • Blank Periodic Table in B&W
  • Symbol Stumper Worksheet

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Flashcards

Boggle

 

And of course I made a variety of  Cards and Games:

  • Element Letter Tiles
  • Element Fact Cards
  • Element Boggle Gameboard
  • 8 different Element Bingo Cards
  • 8 Element Bingo Cards with Symbols Only

 

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One of my most favorite parts of this activity pack are the Element Tiles……all 118 of them!

They are just under 1″ square and can coordinate with the Bingo and Boggle games shown above but they can also be used to encourage students to make words:

ElementTiles

 

Or you could creatively cut them into cute bookmarks

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Or children could use them to reassemble the periodic table, or…….play I have who has…..or……

The possibilities are really endless with these once you start thinking creatively!

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You can purchase Periodic Table of the Elements Activity Pack  in our eStore for only $5.

I’ve priced it this low because I too have a homeschool budget and I know how hard it can be to squeeze eveything into it :)

In fact, most of the items in our eStore are $5 and under for this reason!

 

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If you use our chart in your homeschool or classroom please let us know below!  We love to hear from our visitors and how our resources are being put to use.

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Make 10 Printable Game

Make10GameMaking ten games are always a great way to build key math skills for your Kindergarten and First Grade kiddos.  Children can easily memorize which numbers can be joined together to make 10, and it’s a skill that will be important through out their entire lives!
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Ten Frame Boards are simple boards with ten squares.

Usually a portion of the squares are filled in with marker (7 are filled above) and it’s the child’s job to figure out how many more need to be added to make 10.

Children can visually see that three more are needed so they can place the markers accordingly.

MathCounters

(btw……we love these counters here)

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Anyway, I wanted to create a game that included the actual numbers on the Make 10 boards.

Can you tell that I really want my boys to do some quick memorizing of these number bonds?

I’m hoping that soon they will start to identify the missing number without counting.

This is also a great early introduction to algebra, you could say something like “Oooh, we have a mystery number!!  7 plus what = 10?”

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Print Make 10 Game Free at File Folder Fun

The set includes 10 different number bonds, you simply cut them out as shown above and let children match them back up again.   I thought perhaps the numbers might be a bit confusing, which is why I colored the markers orange and purple, so I would encourage children to make sure each number bond has different colors.

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Find More Make 10 Learning Games Here

 

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Want to Make your own Make 10 Game?

HomeschoolClipart.com has free ten frame graphics in black and white or color so you can design your own worksheets and games.

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Sight Word File Folder Game

Sight Word Game

My kindergartner has been making so much progress with his reading!  We’ve worked our way through many word families and it’s time to start getting serious about sight words.  I decided to make him a simple game he can play to slowly build up his sight word reading skills in a fun way.  This game features 54 different sight words from the Dolch 220 PrePrimer list and is a fantastic starting point for young children learning to read.

To play,  children roll a die and move their guy, reading the word they land on as they go.  There are detours, crosswalks, and other traffic related hazards along the way to the Candy Shop, making this a fun game that builds a bit on sportsmanship as well.

Sight Word Gameboard


 

FirstLittleReadersScholastic First Little Readers

25 book set

We personally own and cherish these little books.  I must have spent an hour in the bookstore examining all the different early reader book sets they had to offer and this series was the one that stuck out the most.  Both my preschool and kindergarten aged boys love this set, we own set A, B, and C and they offer my kiddos a chance to experience success at reading which is worth it’s weight in gold. Most pages of these full-color storybooks feature just one line of simple, repetitive text to help children learn to read with ease and confidence. Click Here for Sample Pages

 


 

Find More Free Sight Word Resources Here:

Sight Word Worksheets

Sight Word Bingo

Fishing for SightWords

Word Family Printables

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Wise Men Bible Lesson

If you’re teaching about the Three Wise Men this week, here are some helpful resources to plan your Sunday school lesson:

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Gift of the Maji with real samples for kids!

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Wise Men Bible Coloring Pages

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Wise Men Bible Verse Printables

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Wise Men Bible Craft

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Three Kings Story Telling Figures

Wise Men Game

Three Wise Men File Folder Game

Looking for more?

We have a great list of suggested websites and resources you can use for planning your Three Kings Bible Lesson Here

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Christmas Preschool Printables

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We’ve just released a new set of Nativity printables you can use with your children or students this Christmas season.

 

Nativity Printable Pack Easy Download

 (login or create a free account)

 

 If you have slower internet speeds you can also download as individual components here:
Nativity Printable Pack Individual Downloads

 

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More Christmas Printables and Resources:
Bible Lesson Plan Links:

Journey to Bethlehem Bible Lesson Links
Birth of Jesus Bible Lessons
Wise Men Bible Lesson
Scripture Memorization:
Christmas Bible Verse Cards for Kids
Christmas Bible Verse Printable Packs
HappyBirthdayJeusCardGame
Crafts & Activities:
Names of Jesus Ornaments
Pop Up Nativity Craft
Christmas Bookmarks
Christmas Story Coloring Pages
Christmas Cards from Kids
Handprint Angel Craft with VerseBaby in a Manger Craft

Printable Games:

Christmas File Folder Games
Christmas Bible Games

Happy Birthday Jesus Card Game

 

 

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Preschool Packs:
12 Days of Christmas Preschool Printables
Nutcracker Christmas Preschool Printables
Ornament Preschool Printables
Symbols of Christmas Printables

 

Hope that get’s you off to a good start!

 

Siggy

 

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Math Fact Monkey on my Back

Oh Golly.

You know.

I think this is probably one of THE MOST talked about subject in homeschool circles.

Or maybe it’s just me….
running around in circles
asking the question:

HOW do you get your kids to memorize those math facts?

What works with one of my kids, doesn’t even sink in with the other.

And everytime I DECLARE that we have learned our math facts,
I soon find out that, “OOPS! We didn’t learn our 8’s as good as we could have”

Tell me please that I’m not the only one.

This is the point in which you would inturrupt me
with a big, “I KNOW! Mine TOO! I tried this,
and that and the other thing but we still haven’t got them all down.”

Then we would laugh and hug and say,
“Oh I’m so glad your kid doesn’t know his 8’s either.”

Happy Happy Day.

Or
Something like that.

But you see,
over these past zillion days we’ve been struggling with math,
I’ve realized that there isn’t a MAGIC anything that is going to make
it sink in.

The only formula that seems (to me) to REALLY works is repetition and time.

One thing were doing this year to brush up,
re-learn, and speed-up are daily math drills:


More Minute Math Drills

(yes. in addition to our daily math lessons)

We simply take 5 minutes each day and dedicate it to learning math facts.

5 little minutes gives us time for 5 speed tests.

The book is a simple progressive collection of math facts.

Here’s how we spice it up:

-We set a standard beginning goal as we start each new set of facts
-Then the goal each day based on yesterdays performance
-Kids are rewarded with a sticker for meeting the days goal.
-A Full sheet of stickers (for us about 70) equals an ice cream social

It only takes Five simple minutes a day
and Math Fact Guilt is gone out the window.

(try it….it’s cheaper then therapy)

And yes, the children are getting FASTER and more accurate,
but seriously,
I’m more excited to kick the Math Fact Monkey on my Back to the curb.

We have both Addition/Subtraction and Multiplication/Division with this series.
I would definitely recommend using this system for
Five Minutes a Day x Four Days a Week

Yes.
You read that right.
Four Days a week.

On Day Five you might want to play a simple math facts game like this one.

You might even be able to WIN one exactly like this.

Sometime.

In the near future.

HINT. HINT. AHEM. HINT.


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Patriotic Printables & Resources

Don’t you love teaching during an election year?
To be honest this is actually only my second election as a homeschooler.
But this year I’m really excited because this is the first year that I’ll have TWO students
that actually understand and grasp what I’m teaching.

So, I decided that now would be a great time to start a notebook on American Government.
I say “start” because I think this is going to be something we add to over the years.

One of my favorite things about notebooking is that you can open
up the notebook and add another sheet. It’s buildable knowlege.

The goal is that over the months and years the notebook will become familiar. Memorable even.
A visual representation for facts and truths that my children can draw upon in future years.

So to set-up the notebook I simply divided our binder into sections.

Obviously, I had to make printables….cause normal store bought dividers would NEVER do.

I also premade a few thematic minibooks for the children to fill in as we learn.

I used these resources:

Patriotic Shape Books

Let’s Learn Minibooks: Our Nation

For each section I thought I’d share some of the resources we’ll be adding in this year:

Constitution:

Printable Consitution Booklet

Amazing Constitution Printables from Joy Christian School

Founding Fathers Memory Game

Branches of Government Printable from Not So Wimpy Resources

Tons of Constitution Printables from this great Squidoo Lens

Executive Branch:

Presidential Nominee Fact Sheets

Paper White House Craft

White House Contact Information
so children can write a letter to the president.

Executive Branch Online Learning

Legislative Branch:

My Senators/My Representitives Fact Sheets

Last year we took a trip to our state capitol! I would highly recommend taking your children too!
We are including the photos, postcards, flattened pennies and other memorabilia in this section.

I hope we can expand this section when my children are older.

Judicial Branch

Hmmmm….a trip to the courthouse maybe?…

About our State:

Basic Facts about our State.

State Coloring Pages

State Flower/Bird/Animal Printables

State Coin

Mini Lapbook from Fortunately for You Books.

General Links:

Star Spangled Banner Printables

Patriotic Stationary from Busy Bee Kids Printables

Separation of Powers Flap Book

U.S. Symbols Matching Game

National Landmark File Folder Game

Fantastic List of MORE Election Resources from Spell Outloud

So that’s what we’ve got so far!
I’d love if you’d leave me any links or ideas for teaching about the Judicial branch,
that one has me creatively blocked for some reason :)


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Math Master Printable Chart

Just popping in with an easy Summer School FREEBIE for you!

My children recently finished up State testing,
and while they each passed (phew)
one of the things I noticed was the lack of SPEED
with which they attacked the math portion of the test.

And can I just say for a moment that:
It’s wonderful to be allowed to WATCH your children take a test!

btw-That is NOT my kid taking a test.
That is a picture of a kid taking a test that I found on the internet.
I certainly would not hound my children with a poloroid moment mid-test.

But there is really something to be learned about (unobtrusively) watching
the way your child processes and manages everything you’ve (hopefully) drilled
into their little brain.

So I was excited for such an opportunity, and as I saw focus and progress,
and clicking of next pages I was reassured in my ability to actually teach at home.
It was great.

HOWEVER.

When the Math portion of the test came around…
I was a tad disappointed to see lots of finger counting and (gasp) calculator clicking
(which apparently they allow for some reason now? Was it always like this?)
Ack! I was cringing. It was a classic pride before the fall double whammy.

Doubts crept in.
Didn’t they already learn this?
I know I taught them this.
I thought we had it covered?
Must we go back again?

So this Summer we will AGAIN be reviewing Math facts.

I found THIS GREAT WEBSITE for printing up some drill sheets.

And I whipped up this Math Master Printable Chart.
(There is no better motivation then positive/intrinsic I say!)

We’ll be attacking this DAILY, with the goal of increasing ACCURACY & SPEED
and WE WILL PREVAIL!

And TELL me I’m not the only one here!

What have you taught your children over and over and over and….

(you know…..besides not to Hit their brothers)

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A Simple but Effective Tip!


parts of speech printables

Today I just wanted to take a quick second
to share something that has been working for us.

If you follow me on facebook you saw I posted these
Parts of Speech printables last week.

Well, here is just a QUICK little tip for how to use them.

First I simply put them back to back in a page protector,
so that my children could store them in their binders.

Then, they can pick one of their reading assignments from the day,
and go through and find two of each of the different parts of speech.

(I have them underline them in different colors and make a key at the top)

I suppose it’s pretty obvious, but I loved how simple it was,
and that by the end of the week my children didn’t need much help
looking for the different words.

(Not to mention that there is WAY LESS complaining
when my kids get even the smallest bit of choice in the matter)

Happy Teaching!


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November Plans…

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Thanks to our November Sponsors:

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Did you know that Speekee won the 2011 TOS Homeschool Crew Blue Ribbon Award.
Homeschool Mom’s simply LOVE this program.
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And I want to say a special THANK YOU to everyone for sharing a link to
The Crafty Classroom Blog!
Here are the Top Five referring websites:

Pinterest
Homeschool Creations
Confessions of a Homeschooler
Family Education
Spell Outloud

Thanks Friends!!!

And here were the Top 5 blog posts Last Month:

Nursing Cover Sewing Pattern

Science Activities: The Brain

Multiplication Pocket Folder

Our Claude Monet Craft

Landform Diorama

We are continuing our studies on Human Anatomy,
currently the Human eye so I’ll have some fun printables,
crafts and notebooking ideas for you soon!

I’ll also be working on our History Visuals
(as we roughly follow along the MOH scope & sequence)
so I’ll share those as they are ready!!

And of course, I’ll be posting two more Bible Verse Printables on Totally Tots!
We’re currently on the third CD of Seeds family worship music.

And I also have plans to sew a purse this month. This one. Wish me luck!!


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Bible Printables: Abraham


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This post has been a long time coming.

You might already know that we’re using
The Mystery of History this year,
(you might be annoyed of all my posts about the program),
but the program is amazing and has quickly become the CORE
of our homeschool days.

It’s that good.

I quickly found myself scheduling art projects, crafts, and even reading and writing assignments to surround the weekly themes that are outlined in the curriculum.

(Here’s more on that)

With the MOH program you spend one lesson on Abraham,
but we soon found that we were enthralled by his story and decided
to turn it into a month long lesson.
(Wow. The joy of homeschooling!!)

First we learned about the lineage of Christ, as mentioned in Matthew. There is also a lineage in Luke, but this one started at Abraham, and since we learned about the promise that many would be blessed through Abraham we chose the one in Matthew.

There is also a book with a CD called The Ballad of Matthew’s Begats.We listen to it all the time and just learning it helps us keep track of Who’s who! This also goes from Abraham to Jesus.

We also learned that God’s promise was to be fullfilled through his son Isaac and not his son Ishmael. So I made this visual to help explain the lineage and for my children to copy the specific promise from the bible.

We also learned about Lot, and Sodom and Gomorrah. So I made this visual to show the children what “raining sulfur” might look like.

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After reading about Abraham, we watched this great video that takes children from the first calling of Abram, to the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. I have quite a few of the videos in this series, they have been wonderful teaching tools over the years. If you have Netflix you can order them too.

To wrap up our study I made this Bible File Folder Game called, “God’s friend Abraham.”
Included are four sheets of questions you can use to help children review facts about Abraham and the people around him. This is a great way to quiz children on what they remember from the lessons as well.

We had a fantastic time learning about Abraham, and I ended up creating a TON more printables, crafts, and worksheets for our sister sites.

You can find the Preschool resources here on ChristianPreschoolPrintables.com

And the K-5 resources here on BibleStoryPrintables.com

I hope you find these helpful for your own bible studies!


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Not-Back-to-School: Curriculum Week


Not Back to School Blog Hop

Today I’m joining up with the Not-Back-to-School Blog Hop
in order to share what we’ll be using in our classroom for the upcoming
2011-2012 school year.

I will be homeschooling a 3rd Grader, and a First Grader next year,
and I’m going to do my best to OVERLAP learning where ever possible.

In order to prepare for our school year I’ve come up with a basic
outline of the different tasks I want my children to complete.

This here outline will pretty much serve as our
entire schedule for the WHOLE year.

Once it’s finished I’m just going to make myself
a weekly calendar and then I plan to
simply fly by the seat of my pants.
(I think that’s a type of homeschooling…right?)

Also….as a disclaimer:
This isn’t complete
Yet.
So if there are blanks or spaces in my outline it’s not a mistake
I just haven’t gotten there yet,
but I really, really wanted to join up in the blog hop,
so I’m posting now even though
there is still work to be done.

And really is a homeschool Mom’s work ever finished…?

Okay, disclaimer over
On to the fun stuff:

Bible Study


Goals:
• Identify biblical character qualities
• Memorize Scripture: 36 verses
• Memorize Entire Awana book

Resources:
• Seeds Family Worship Music w/Bible Printables
• We Choose Virtues (Review Coming Soon!)
• Awana Program
• Homeschool Creations Printables
• Printable Memory Chart
• Lessons in Righteousness

In Action: (Listen to Song each day, Virtue Stickers each day)
Day 1: Seeds Full Verse, Awana Verse, New Virtue
Day 2: Seeds Minibooks, Discuss trait/promise, Awana Verse, Virtue Game
Day 3: Seeds Copywork, Children say Awana Verse to Leader, Virtue
Day 4: New Awana Verse, Look up in Bible, Virtue
Day 5: Memory Chart Day, Sticker, bonus for last week

Reading/Language Arts


Goals:
• Expand Vocabulary
• Expand Comprehension
• Expand Spelling List
Resources:
• Christian Light Reader Grade 1 & Workbook
• Christian Light Reader Grade 3 & Workbook
• Dynamic Literacy

In Action: Children will have 1 week to complete each CL lesson. They can work at their own pace and will be responsible for making sure their work is completed by Friday.
Day 1: DL
Day 2: DL
Day 3: DL
Day 4: DL
Day 5: DL

Writing


Goals:
• Write at Third Grade Level
• Expand Vocabulary
• Learn Self-Check Methods
• Produce variety of papers
• Keep a basic daily writing journal

Resources:
• Write Source
• Writing Guides (I’ll be posting these as I make and use them)
• Hmmmm….Should I purchase an actual Writing Program?

In Action:
Each week Sissy will complete one paper, Each week Bubba will complete a writing project.
Day 1: Topic Choice, Brainstorming
Day 2: Details, Outline
Day 3: Rough Draft
Day 4: Revision
Day 5: Final Draft, Written or Typed.

Math


Goals:
• Proficiency with Multiplication & Skip Counting Facts 1-12.
• Prepare for 3rd Grade State Math Test, Meet all marks.

Resources:
• Math-U-See (Beta & Delta)
• Various Math Workbooks (Singapore Mental Math, Coordinate Graphing,
• Multiplication Pocket Folder (I might make a Division one too!)

In Action: Hmmm….better get to planning!
Day 1:
Day 2:
Day 3:
Day 4:
Day 5:

Foreign Language


Goals:
• Successfully complete 1 year in Spanish

Resources:
• Speekee Spanish w/Homeschool Curriculum
• Spanish Co-op 1x/week
• Spanish Workbook Level 1 & Level 2
• Library w/Spanish reading material

In Action:
Day 1: Speekee, Workbook
Day 2: Workbook
Day 3: Speekee, Workbook
Day 4: Workbook
Day 5: Co-op

Geography


Goals:
• 50 States w/Capitals and Locations
• Oregon State History, Industry, General Statistics

Resources:
• States Song (Both my children have almost got this song down!!)
• Sequence States & Capitols
• Scrambled States Game (LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this game!)
• Road Trip USA from Confessions of a Homeschooler
• USA File Folder Game
• USA Atlas
• USA Map
• Stack the States iPhone Ap
• Oregon State Mini-Lapbook

In Action: (New State every week)
Day 1: Song, Map State, Nickname
Day 2: Song, State Flashcard, State Facts
Day 3: Song, Coloring Page, State Abbreviation
Day 4: Song, Map State on own, w/Capitol
Day 5: Song, State Flag added to “Passport”

Technology


Goals:
• Increase WPM typing skills
• Learn basics of MS Word, Type up Writing Project
• Learn basics of Power Point, Create Presentation
• Learn basics of Photoshop, Create Custom Graphic
• Demonstrate Online Skills in Researching Topics
• Navigate Online Library
• Use CPU for Reference tools (dictionary, calculator)
• Understand Online safety rules.

Resources:
• Typing Instructor for Kids
• Photoshop
• Power Point/MS Word & Online Tutorials for Kids
• Library

In Action:
Day 1: Typing
Day 2: Software (PP, Word, PS, or….)
Day 3: Typing
Day 4: Software (PP, Word, PS, or….)
Day 5: Typing

History


Goals:
• Begin to Learn Biblical History
• Create Visual Timeline book
• Expand American History (Unit Study Native Americans)
• Learn State History
Resources:
• Mystery of History (36 weeks)
• Blank Timeline Printables
• Library System

In Action:
Day 1: Lesson & Activity
Day 2: Lesson & Activity
Day 3: Lesson & Activity
Day 4: Review & Timeline
Day 5: Review & Quiz

Science


Goals:
• Learn the scientific method
• Complete Science Projects (Hands on)
• End Year with Science Presentation w/Oral Report

Resources:
• Hmmmm….You’re thoughts? I’m trying to decide between Truth in Science & Apologia!

In Action:
Day 1:
Day 2:
Day 3:
Day 4:
Day 5:

Physical Education / Health


Goals:
• Play one team sport per season.
• Show and understand sportsmanship

Resources
• P.E. Co-Op
• Community Sports
• P.E. Co-Op

In Action:
Day 1: Nutrition Lesson, Team Sport Activity
Day 2: P.E. Co-op
Day 3: Nutrition Lesson, Team Sport Activity
Day 4: P.E Co-op
Day 5: Free Play

Homemaking for Sissy


Goals:
• Learn to cook 3 different meals
• Learn 5 different embroidery stitches
• Expand knitting, sewing, skills (Sissy)
• Earn 5 badges in Club

Resources:
• Club
• Sewing for Kids
• Recipes for Kids

In Action:
Day 1:
Day 2:
Day 3:
Day 4:
Day 5: Project Free Time

Leadership for Bubba


Goals:
• Learn to cook 3 different meals
• Identify 10 different tools and their use
• Learn to hammer, screw, sand, and bond wood.
• Complete Little Contenders of the Faith Workbook

Resources:
• Little Contenders of Faith

In Action:
Day 1:
Day 2:
Day 3: Contender Project
Day 4:
Day 5: Skills Project followed by Free Time

Okay, so there it all is!
Now I’m off to explore all the other great Week One entries at the blog hop,
I’m sure I’ll have my blanks filled in in no time!

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Buggy Boards: Fun Printable Math Mats!

Got Boys?

Do they Like Bugs?
(nevermind. Silly question)

Need to work on Math?

Check out these Super Buggy Boards!

buggy boards

And these Super Buggy Number Cards!

math printables

Designed to appeal to your little men, while sneaking in a bit of math
like vegetables in a ice cold smoothie.

printable math mats

They’ll be rolling and counting, and checking out all the different bugs
that they’ll never know what hit them.

printable bug

Poor, unsuspecting little men.

These are pretty versatile, Check out all the Game Ideas I posted too!

Okay, ya got me.

I only posted like three ideas….
How would you use these with your little ones?

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