A Passel of Past Posts #3

So by now you’ve got the drill! This is the third in this series highlighting a random number of our previous posts.  Assortment is probably the key word here because this list is in no particular order. I hope you find a gem or two that you can use in your homeschool or classroom!  ~Liesl

And now… on to the meat of this post!

Rocks, Rocks, Rocks!  We did a number of fun hands-on activities when we did our Rocks and Minerals Unit a while back! We did one sedimentary rock activity with sandand another (a couple years after that) with candy. We have quite a number of Rocks and Minerals posts. Be sure to check them out (and our free Rocks and Minerals Packet and notebook pages)

SedimentaryRocks

How long is the digestive tract?  The kids did this hands on activity (and ate it up… so to speak!)

DigestiveTract1

We have done a LOT of pin maps over the years. Here’s a pin map we made from our Africa Unit (and don’t miss our free Africa packet with basic facts about Africa)

EastAfricaPinMap

When we studied Weather and Water, we found some lovely Water Cycle resources that are free to download.

WaterCycleForKids-USGS-675x482

Critical Thinking Activities – We try to include some math circle activities periodically in our homeschool. The kids always BEG for more time with that book! :)  Love that!

MathCircles-CriticalThinkingActivities

We have a couple packets we made based on the Bob Books (for learning how to read) that are free to download. :)

BobBook2-Worksheets

We have some cute Kitty Clock printables that have gotten a lot of hits over the years. These are free. You’ll find a lot of our telling time activities at that post.

kitty-clocksCupcake Contraction Cards – I made these cards for ED for matching contractions — is not — isn’t, we are — we’re, etc.

CupcakeContractions-Worksheets-MatchingActivity

Have you seen the video we made of the girls learning to skip count by 6s?  ED knows how to count by 6s really easily because of this clapping game that I made up for them. :)

SkipCountBy6s

Civil Rights Unit – As we finished up a unit on India, we talked about Gandhi. That was the perfect segue into talking about the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S.  We have a number of wonderful packets and printables I made when we did that unit. At this point, these resources are still free! :)

Key Events of the Civil Rights Movement

 

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Well, that’s quite a random collage of posts, isn’t it?  Hopefully you found something useful and/or of interest here! :)

Before I go, I just wanted to say THANK YOU!! I really have the most amazing and supportive set of readers *ever*!! This blog initially started as a project for me. With three kids, I wanted to remember what activities I was doing with my eldest… so I’d remember the fun activities I should do with my youngest… but then readership grew & grew and I was picked up by Parents for a few years.  When the news came (from Parents) that they were letting me go last January, it was bitter-sweet. It has now been a half a year since I moved from my location at Parents.com to our new home here.  Boy, what a transition it was.  I worked 12 to 16 hours a day in December and January trying to make the transition a reasonably smooth one. (And long hours through the spring as well, though not quite that intense.)  Plus, as many of you know, I upgraded many of my printables which I now sell here in the blog.  [Plug–be sure to visit our store to see if there’s anything of use! :) ] Your support has been *amazing* and because of that I’ve been able to purchase bigger and better graphics and will be investing in some software and apps that will help me run things more efficiently behind the scenes.

I really couldn’t have (wouldn’t have) done it without all of you.  Your kind comments, emails, likes keep me motivated and keep me going when it’s late into the night and I’m still at the computer tap, tap, tapping away!!!  So, I just wanted to take this opportunity to say how much I appreciate your support of our business… I think the move from Parents was about the most exciting thing to happen to me in a long time… even if the transition was a challenge.  Challenges just make us all stronger and better, right?!!  And that said, if there is anything you would like to see from the blog down the line, I’d really love to hear from you.  I really hope this is a useful homeschool (and teaching) resource for all of you.

Enough about that!  I’m going to bring this post to a close.  Hope you’re having a lovely summer! :)

See you again soon here or over at our Homeschool Den Facebook Page! ~Liesl

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