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December 28, 2009

Great Homeschool and Educational Freebies from Currclick

Filed under: Uncategorized — Donnette E Davis @ 7:29 pm

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Snow Mini Helper
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A homeschool bits Freebie!

I hope you enjoy this Snow Mini Helper. This mini helper is suggested for grades K-2 but is very flexible for lower & higher grades.

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Animal Children ~ Poetry & Copyworkby St Aiden’s Homeschool, South Africa

When God made the world He planted the flowers and the grass and the trees to make things beautiful to look upon; He swung the sun and the moon and the stars in the sky to make things bright; He put the birds in the trees to fill the air with music, and when He made the animals we believe that he intended them to be the friends of man.

Why, isn’t the dog the best playmate that a boy can have? Did any one ever hear of Towser or Gyp being false friends? And the soft, dainty, cunning bit of a fluffy ball of a kitten who comes rubbing its downy sides against the tiny girl’s skirts begging for a return caress, is there a play-fellow more lovable? And the squirrel who comes begging at the window for nuts; the bunny rabbit who snuggles its delicate nose, trustingly, under the little boy’s chin; the horse who has been man’s friend in times of trouble and of peace, bearing his burdens or scampering with him over the fields and roads in play; the cow who has sent her good milk to the babies of all time; the sheep and the goats who have given of their wool to keep us warm,—we love them all dearly.
This delightful book contains poems for all the animals listed in the Index. For each poem there are pages for Tracing and Copywork, training lines for very young learners and for the enthusiastic learner I have included Cursive Copywork Pages at the end of the book.

The truly exquisite illustrations were created by by M.T. Ross.

Retail Price: $4.95 Our Price: $2.50

1st Step Elementary New Year’s Unit Course
by 1st Step

A History/Creative Writing unit course, 10 lessons all about New Year’s from 1st Step.

This course delves into Vocabulary and Geography while teaching the student the history of our yearly celebration of a new start, showing the student selected videos from around the world. Then the course guides the student through the creation of his or her own New Year’s short story, while teaching some of the essentials of story writing. Finally, the course helps the student use New Years as a tool to plan future endeavors.

A fun, chanllenging course that can be done in about two weeks, for students ages 6-8.

Retail Price: $15.00 Our Price: $7.00

How To Homeschool if Mommy- Wasn’t Good in School!

I knew this wasn’t going to be good.. Mrs. Treyton has coming over to my desk. Oh No! All the other kids were turning to see what would happen. “Come with me,” she said. With desk under strong arms we marched into the elementary school hallway. And without a warning, DUMP! All the mess of papers, and books, and odds and ends were strewn all over the floor of my Elementary school, and I was left to pick it up, and make it “in order.”

Oh how humiliating those days were, I can still feel the sting in my eyes and heart from feeling like “I just didn’t do ANYTHING right!”

Unfortunately that wasn’t all- throughout my school years I had trouble studying, and hence received bad grades on tests. Finally I was barely making it to school at all. My kinder teachers always told my parents and I, “Your daughter has so much POTENTIAL.” But, you can live on potential for only so long, before folks start to expect some results.

So, as you can imagine, when my family heard that I (of all people) wanted to homeschool- the questions came! “Are you going to be able to homeschool, you don’t seem able to be a self starter.” “You don’t want your children going to school in a mess!” “You never learned how to do your chores right, how are going to teach them to your kids?”

With all these strikes against me, I was wondering the same thing! Yet, I know the Lord called ME to homeschool. I love the sheltering influence homeschool has on a child. I love the hands-on fun that that you can giggle over for hours. I love the family bonding that nothing out there seems to match- not even family vacations or nights out at the ice cream parlor. I love the rooting out of discipline issues that happens during a typical homeschool day. “Old blue eyes” sang about my home state New York, “If you can make it there, you’ll make it anywhere.” It is the same with homeschool! If your family can make it- being together in often stressful situations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week- than I with my green eyes I say “You’ll make it ANYWHERE!”

There was one time when my childhood schooling went successfully. During a move I was forced to homeschool with professional teachers in my home for approximately 2 months. In that short amount of time, my whole world was changed. I wasn’t an idiot, a mess, or a failure after all! I received “As” on my work, and had a happy heart (as I call it with my kids) towards school. My teachers liked me and I liked them. Math was (all of sudden) both easy and fun!

To be quite honest I am not sure what it was that made the difference so dramatically during those two months of homeschooling. Was it having kind teachers, having a one on one tutor, were they teaching to my learning style? I don’t know. All I know is that I could do it! And with that knowledge I know that ANYONE could do it. It just took the right kind of teaching. If I can learn, than by golly, I can teach. It might take exploring curriculum that helps me keep organized. Or it might mean using curriculum that keeps things fun and hands-on. If you are someone out there who can relate to this story I want to tell you that thanks to the Lord “YOU HAVE POTENTIAL! AND..YOU HAVE THE CAPALITIES TO HOMESCHOOL!”

Evonne Mandella is married and homeschools her 2 children in Alabama. She is the Founder of the “Read Hebrew Today” Publishing Company and the School of “Wholesome Learning.” She is a frequent Speaker at Homeschool Conferences. She can be found at http://www.wholesomelearning.com

Pick of the Week

Pick of the Week

Artistic Nature Unit Studies: Sea Mammals (CHK Magazine: Aug-Sep 2009)
by LightHome Publications

The theme for this unit study is Sea Mammals.

This issue of the popular Creative Homeschooled Kids Magazine (in PDF format) contains 76 pages of delightful pictures, poems, articles, and art lessons about dolphins, porpoises, whales, and seals—from the up-to-110 foot blue whale that can hold an entire football field on its tongue, to the cute little 5 foot long ringed seal that can dive down 1,640 feet deep. We have included fun tables for your kids to compare the sizes of whales, speeds and leap heights of dolphins, and deep diving records of seals.

Your kids will read about dolphin intelligence, whale watching, and our editor’s experiences petting a baby killer whale. They will learn about pinnipeds and cetaceans, including deep ocean cachalot whales, singing humpback whales and a man who composes cello music to go with their songs, delightful white beluga whales, and even a little whale with a long horn reminiscent of unicorns!

They will learn about 3-ton (6,000-pound) elephant seals, trick-performing sea lions, cute little furry harp seals, and walruses feeling their way around in the dark depths of the Arctic Ocean, eating over 6,000 mollusks from the ocean bottom each day. How are they able to dive down so far and stay down so long without running out of breath? At each turn we share with your kids the understanding that these incredible feats of nature can only happen through design by an intelligent Creator, God.

In this issue we have included more than 20 coloring pages, beautifully done, in most cases with our colored picture examples for your kids to learn from. They will definitely improve their art abilities as they learn about color gradations, as the light aqua water at the ocean’s surface fades gradually into darker shades of turquoise and darker and darker blues. We show them how to portray the ocean’s sunshine surface as a sea mammal looks u pward from beneath the water. And they’ll learn about reflecting sunset skies in the water, too.

This issue contains more than a dozen paintings of the sea (including sailboats) by famous artists for your kids to enjoy, discuss, and in some cases seek to replicate, in order to learn the simple art principles that they convey. We feature artist Winslow Homer and discuss how he creates cheerful or anxious moods depending on the colors he uses. And we share our own family drawings of dugongs, beluga whales and seals (drawn by our kids at ages 13 and 15.) We also teach children how to draw sweet eyes on animals.

In addition to all this, you get 4 different word search puzzles that include all species of whales, dolphins, and seals, word games, dot-to-dots, mazes, and words to unscramble. Plus we include math, music, health, P.E., history and geography lessons that fit our sea mammals theme.

Best of all, we give you an exciting 2-page article about archeological discoveries that may confirm the crossing of the Red Sea by Moses and the Children of Israel by God’s incredible miracles. We also share many other Bible verses placed among our art and nature illustrations.

So get ready to be inspired! Buy this issue only, or save over 60% on the cost of 6 issues by buying an annual subscription to this bimonthly magazine, and download your August-September issue of Creative Homeschooled Kids Magazine today. Our Price: $4.50

New at CurrClick.com

All About the Winter Olympics: Grades 2-3 (Enhanced eBook)
by S&S Learning Materials

Celebrate the Winter Olympics in your classroom. Stimulate interest and awareness of the history of the games; traditions carried out prior to the games and during the Opening and Closing Ceremonies; types of sporting events; your countries athletes; sporting equipment used; its location and sportsmanship.

This enhanced eBook gives you the freedom to copy and paste the content of each page into the format that fits your needs. You can post lessons on your class website, make student copies, extract or rotate pages, and edit the contents of the file.

Our Price: $20.99

Also available: The Winter Olympics: Grades 4-8 (Enhanced eBook)

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