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Buying Used Curriculum Buying Used Curriculum You may have heard the popular expression, "Buy Used - Save the Difference" but can this apply to homeschool curriculum? I think it can! I have been fortunate in that, through a little extra effort, I have saved hundreds of dollars each year in buying gently used curriculum and other homeschooling products. I know that not everybody has the time, or energy, to scour all the used bookstores in town looking for that last elusive book but with a little bit of shopping around I have figured out how to find a pretty good deal.
Educational Freebie: Printable Beach Preschool Pack
Walk Beside Me LDS Preschool: V is for the First Vision | Confessions of a Slacker Mom Walk Beside Me LDS Preschool: V is for the First Vision | Confessions of a Slacker Mom Since we do our homeschool whenever the mood strikes, rather than waiting on some crazy lady to post them online, Nicole and I just finished with the letter Y.(You ladies must have it hard, waiting on me!) I honestly can’t believe we’re almost done with the entire Walk Beside Me LDS Preschool program!
Welcome to our Road Trip USA week on Iowa. Iowa was named the 29th state on December 28, 1846. It is nicknamed “The Hawkeye State” supposedly after the scout, Hawkeye, in James Fenimore Cooper’s “The Last of the Mohicans” published in 1826. It is the only state in the United States whose east and west borders are almost entirely formed by water; the Mississippi River runs along the east border and the Missouri River along the west border. Iowa is one of our largest producers of corn and soybeans. Here are a few things we learned about Iowa: Road Trip USA ~ Iowa Road Trip USA ~ Iowa
− TGIF -Bug Dinner <div class="greet_block wpgb_cornered"><div class="greet_text"><div class="greet_image"><a href="" rel="nofollow"><img src="" alt="WP Greet Box icon"/></a></div>Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to <a href="" rel="nofollow"><strong>subscribe to the RSS feed</strong></a> for updates on this topic.<div style="clear:both"></div></div></div> It’s Friday night, and Maddie, my youngest daughter who’s 5, and I were inspired by “Scientist in the School” bug day to create a bug themed dinner! We learned all about insect body parts, how they eat, and camouflage today at school through this great program, so at the grocery store we got to thinking it would be fun to make some buggy food for dinner. − TGIF -Bug Dinner
A Good App is Hard to Find | Pioneer Woman Homeschooling | Ree Drummond By Kristen Chase. Since so many of you asked for app recommendations in my post last week about how our family uses the iPad, I thought that I would follow up that post and share some of our favorite apps. As I’ve discovered in the almost two years I’ve been reviewing apps, there are tons of them and as parents, it’s really challenging to know what’s good and what’s not. A Good App is Hard to Find | Pioneer Woman Homeschooling | Ree Drummond
2012-2013 Homeschool Curriculum Plans | Family Your Way
My kids are out of school for the summer and I was looking for some workbooks for them to use this summer to help them retain what they have learned… thought these looked kind of good! Summer Bridge Activities: Bridging Grades Kindergarten to First $8.96 (was $14.95) Summer Bridge Activities: Bridging Grades First to Second $8.97 (was $14.95) Summer Bridge Activities ~ Work books for Kids Summer Bridge Activities ~ Work books for Kids
Teaching God’s Word Teaching God’s Word This post is a part of my 10 Day of Teaching God’s Word series At this moment I have a mental ‘to do’ list of things to share with you all for the rest of this series. More printables.
The human body, including the heart and lungs, is a fabulous topic for young children! When the weather is nice, we often spend our School Time outside. We did this Sidewalk Chalk Heart & Lungs a few weeks ago, and the kids loved it! * Sidewalk chalk * Happy, warm-weather loving kids Easy How-To: Heart & Lungs for Preschoolers Heart & Lungs for Preschoolers
Free Dinosaur Pack! | 3 Dinosaurs Free Dinosaur Pack! | 3 Dinosaurs The free Dinosaur Pack is done. My girls are VERY excited about this! A matching Kindergarten Pack was also done by Royal Baloo!
Homeschool Theme of the Week: Oceans and Beaches! We had a break recently when family came to visit us and then we traveled to visit family. But we are back in the swing of things - at least for a couple weeks until we finish the year. This week's theme was "Ocean and Beaches"... We did not have a sandbox handy for this theme, nor do I know of any great beaches nearby. Homeschool Theme of the Week: Oceans and Beaches!
Guest post from Grace of Romance Never Dies: Starting with their first experience of mass media, kids are exposed to powerful advertising, much of it aimed directly at them. Advertisers spend millions on developing effective strategies for instilling the feeling of need for their product, and children may be especially vulnerable to this. The result is that kids can very early on fall victim to the want-want-want, spend-spend-spend trap that has been set for them. In this kind of atmosphere, how are parents to teach their children the value of saving? Start early Teaching Kids How to Save
Okay, I might be stretching it just a leeetle bit here to say that X is for ‘eXample’ but you know what? It’s going to be years before your kid figures out there is an e before the word ‘example,’ so I don’t think I’m confusing anyone that badly here. Plus… what was I supposed to do for the letter X? Walk Beside Me LDS Preschool: X is for Ammon’s eXample | Confessions of a Slacker Mom
Printable Kindergarten Assessments
Learning games and Manipulatives
Brian Marriott's I See Sam Homepage I am proud to introduce . . . The original 1972 I See Sam, early reader books now available online for viewing, download, and printing.(Click here for printing instructions.) Books 1-9--Books 10-19.
5 Senses With Lemons! The Five Senses is such a fun topic for preschoolers! It naturally encourages experimentation, exploration, and self-realization. This particular lesson, adapted from Lisa's at Planet Weidknecht, also reviews fraction vocabulary and colors!
You’re Doing It. | Vitafamiliae
I Take Joy | Keeping your Child’s Heart through the Teen Years–it starts when they are born!
» What I’ve Learned About Learning
4th Grade History Projects
Classical afterschooling (Curriculum Fair 2012) | Simple Homeschool
Times Tales DVD: Learn multiplication tables quickly & easily!
GMG Study ~ Proverbs 31 Woman
Of America and war (2012 curriculum fair) | Simple Homeschool
Frolic and Farce
Water Cycle Wonders | Practical Pages
Toddler Game with Felt Dot Cards – Toddler Toddler: Activities Games Arts Crafts Fun
Science Experiment: Make Colored Fire
Free Zoo Pack | 3 Dinosaurs
Hands-on Knots | Practical Pages
Reader Raid: A Happy Homeschool
Walk Beside Me LDS Preschool: U is for Utah Pioneers | Confessions of a Slacker Mom
Educational Freebie: Baby Birds Preschool Pack
Preschool Lesson Plan: Life Cycle of a Butterfly « Nurture Mama
[dandee]: Sewing Cards | A Toddler Craft.
Have you visited your state’s Capitol Building? at Mom's Travel Tales :: Sharing the adventure of family travel
Free Math Practice Problems for Tests and Contests
The Big Handbook of Nature Study (Free PDF) |
Ephesians Bible Study
Educational Freebie: Kindergarten Bird-Themed Printable Pack
“Cootie Catcher” with Letters & Numbers
Excerpts from The Charted Course of the Church in Education - Ensign Sept. 2002 - ensign
Sand Pendulum
The Book Nook
Katherine Marie – Rainbow Box
Writing a History Curriculum Guide –Resource List
Circulatory System for Kids – Lesson Plans | |
Iditarod: The Last Great Race on Earth
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Homeschool Through High School? You Really Can!
Preschool Pattern Block Activities
Adventures of our Fami-Ly: Quiet Book Tutorial and Templates
DIY Piñata
Let’s Build a Town!
Katherine Marie – Presidents
Introducing Young Readers to the Book of Mormon
More Mark Twain
Free President's Day Study
Homeschooling: Where to Start With Young Children
Free Funnix Beginning Reading Program
The Book Nook
Katherine Marie – {Fun with} Snowmen
‘Book of Mormon Stories’ Quiet Book without images — Simply Fresh Designs
ing Approaches - - The
Homeschool Views Child Learning Style Quiz
“Teachings of Christ” Quiet Book without images — Simply Fresh Designs
Grocery Shopping and Math...
‘Life of Christ’ Quiet Book without Images — Simply Fresh Designs
P is for Pilgrim (and books to read in November) « Nurture Mama
Creative Writing Day 2: A Little Alliteration
Altoids Tin Learning Boxes
Creative Writing Day 1: Paint Chip Writing
Homeschool for Public Schoolers