Saturday, August 4, 2012

Discounts, perks, and Freebies for Teachers & Homeschoolers!

Discounts, perks, and Freebies for Teachers & Homeschoolers!

All you hve to  do is go  to the link, fill  out the form and submit. You will be given a prntable car until your perment card and kit is mailed to you.

I did this as a homeschooler (with my homeschooling name) and there  was no problems.

MaxPerks Rewards for Teachers

Bring hands-on, minds-on Deep Earth Academy materials into your classroom today! Activities and lesson plans based upon authentic scientific ocean drilling data are available for a wide range of learning audiences including grades K-4, 5-8, 9-12, and post-secondary geosciences. They have free pencils, posters, models, books, videos, and more.  I filled out the form and they will  mail out the stuf in 4 weeks.  All of our resources are downloadable or available free of charge by completing our Deep Earth Academy Order Form.

Clorox Classroom

Lesson Plans, Whiteboard Activities and Take-Home Activities   Elementry Grades K-5

Here you’ll find in-depth and fun lesson plans, whiteboard activities and take-home activities that meet educational standards to help you teach your students about stopping the spread of germs, good hygiene and the importance of keeping classrooms clean. Search by grade or lesson type below. Also access additional resources for promoting a healthy classroom, tips from other teachers, and more. Students play detective to uncover the mystery of hidden germs, learn how germs spread, compare the cleanliness of different surfaces and more. Once your students complete a lesson or activity, deem them members of The Clean Club, a fun way to reward good behavior.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Hoppin' Along with our study of Frogs


They are jumping all over the house!

inside of the lapbook

front: colored frog & glued frogs
back cover: dot to to numbers 0-30
 We spent the month of March studying frogs. We studied about the metamorphosis of a frog, compared toads and frogs, why they sing, forms of defenses, where they live, and then we counted frogs for math, read the 5 speckled frogs, saw videos on frogs. We also watched a video on the 5 speckled frogs where the kids had fun singing, counting, and dancing to the music.
how they get bugs

We also put together a lapbook of various printouts that I had accumulated. I know of a couple sites where I got the information from. I would like to personally thank Home school Creations, 1+1+1=1, Raising Rock Stars Preschool & Kindergarten, Webkinz, and a few other minor sites. My sons enjoyed learning all about frogs. My daughter enjoyed the pictures of the frogs.

I had printed out a  poster of the frog's life cycle
and a math worksheet for him.

I had  laminated the poster to be able to reuse, but ll of the other stuff he enjoyed  cutting an gluing it all  together.

My sons and daughter had fun learning about frogs, counting frogs, coloring frogs, watching the videos, and even dancing to the song and video of "The 5 speckled Frogs".

Monday, April 23, 2012

Progressive Phonics all-in-one reading program

boy and dog reading
But don't judge a book by it's home page.
Read one of our books with a child and see for yourself.

Progressive Phonics is an all-in-one reading program that is easy, fun, and totally FREE---that's right, totally and completely free!

And with Progressive Phonics, ANYONE can teach a child to read and write in just a few minutes a day, which makes it ideal for parents, teachers, tutors, volunteers and home-schoolers. Our books can be read on-screen or printed on your color printer. Each book takes 4--8 minutes to print and uses as little ink and paper as possible

No experience necessary. Just pick a book and start reading it with your child/students.

Matching handwriting worksheets and activity sheets for each book -- when children write what they learn, they learn it better.

Also teaches the essential sight-words (and phonics rule-breakers) that most phonics programs fail to teach.

Instant access -- download and use today. (Free registration required, but there are sample books you can look at before registering.)

This site incorporates the alphabet, phonics, dolch site words, and writing all into one wonderful site that is totally free. M children have enjoyed and has learned a lot too. I have used this site for my younger three children. I also have a slow learning child that is in the advanced level books and has improved on his reading.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Homeschool Day Book Program

Quick and easy homeschool record keeping and time tracking

I recently got a chance to review and download a Homeschool Day Book to help keep track of their daily attenence and what the did their assignments. This day book is good for keeping track of the attendance and what the did, unfortunately no pictures can be added to the entries for a visual proof.
this is where ou can add the daily attendance by adding book entries on each subject and child to keep logs. As ou can see from the entr, I have recorded for m 3 yr old son's prewriting assignment.

I see this program is great for any form of homeschooling, even with the use of an online virtual school, this program is nice to keep track of any supplaments that you may add to their regular assignments. I can print off a printout of what they did and then send it into their teacher for credit since I use K12 for my children's main schooling. I can also add field trips to this log to help keep track of places we go for school.
this is the moonthly view of the attendance. As you see on the 20, I have  recored atendance for three of my children.
It first shows up to allow 7 children in the beginning steps, but after I finished the two steps, I was able to add more children to the manage Kids section, 

I have added my 7 children to this program, but it will allow me to add more. I have added my daughter into the log (she is 2 yrs old).

I was able to add to the subjects after I accepted the general list of subjects. I was also able to add special subjects for my toddler/preschooler so I can keep track of what the do along with their siblings. I like being able to record what the younger ones are doing so that it gives me a visual log of their progress. I can also add Unit studies to the subjects too.

THis is the subject area. As you can see in the list, I have added letters and coloring for my younger two children.I will also add Occupational Therapy for them where they will be learning cutting, beading, sizing, etc.

The last part of this program is the printing capabilities. With this program, I can printout a specific day or period to show proof of their attendance. I can choose either all of the kids or just 1 child and then I choose either one subject or a particular subject..

I have found this program to be useful and it also tames the paper tiger with not having to print out a new log sheet. I like the fact that I can keep logs of their attendance in one place and not worr about printing out sheets daily.

I would recomend this program for anone who is homeshooling any type of schooling. I feel that its beneficial to everyone. If ou are a homeschooling parent, you too can download this programm and try it out. If you like it and give it a review on your blog, they will give you the permenat code to allow to use it forever.


Friday, December 30, 2011

Totally Tots: Simply Made ~ Felt Board

I love this SO SIMPLE and CHEAP felt board made out of a bulletin board. You could also use an old bulletin board or windo frame. With the window frame you could ue spray adhesive to make it adhere to the window.
Totally Tots: Simply Made ~ Felt Board: I made a felt board for my children awhile back and completely forgot about it. A few weeks ago I remembered it and the kids have been enjo...

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Sew Many Ways...: Tool Time Tuesday...Recycled Food Containers

What a cute way to give a homemade baked good to a friend or aquaintance for a gift. It's so easy to do and cheap too. You can use scraps or remmants of cloth for this project. VERY LOW IN COST!
Sew Many Ways...: Tool Time Tuesday...Recycled Food Containers

Sew Many Ways...: Tool Time Tuesday...Recycled Office Chair

THis lady's blog has gotten my creative juices rolling. with us being on VERY tight budgets ( and I know I am not alone out in this world), she uses EVERYTHING and has ideas to use unconventional things to turn into reusable household item.

Sew Many Ways...: Tool Time Tuesday...Recycled Office Chair