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February 28, 2013

Calling all teachers, homeschoolers, parents, educators, this is for YOU! 83000+ FREE teaching printables

Calling all teachers, homeschooling families, parents and educators, this is for YOU!

Join me on Teachers Pay Teachers and download over 83000 – yes, 83000, free teaching reproducibles.

Lesson Plans, teaching materials and thousands of other original teacher/author created resources, for use in the classroom or homeschool environment.   All grades, right from Grade RR (In South Africa those are the tiny tots 2-3 years too early to be received into Grade R)

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“An education isn’t how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It’s being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don’t”.

 

First Phonics for elementary school pdf download

The Christmas Story as Told in the Bible

and hundreds more to preview……….

April 24, 2012

Teachers Pay Teachers – 27830 Free Educational Downloads

 

From Paul Edelman, founder of TPT

 

This is our 100th 10 Free Downloads newsletter which means we’ve highlighted 1,000 great free downloads to help make your teaching life easier every week. To celebrate, I came up with a contest with $1,000 in prizes plus a $1,000 bonus for your favorite plus another $1,000 for our favorite. I guess that makes it $3,000 total!

The contest is to redesign our ‘It’s About Time’ banner, the one you see where we used to show ads. Here it is:

Your job is to make it even better. You can keep the same copy or create your own while maintaining the same or similar idea. The only acceptable size is 300×250 and you can post up to 3. Voting will end next Saturday, April 28th at Midnight PST. Submissions and voting happen on our Facebook Fan Page starting today. Here’s how:

The 10 banners who get the most LIKES on our Fan Page win $100 each and the one who gets the most LIKES wins a $1,000 bonus. We’ll then choose our favorite to place on the site and award that creator $1,000. We’ll reach out to all winners via FB to organize prize payouts. Spread the word on your blogs and have fun!

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January 20, 2012

January 23 is International Handwriting Day, Download Loads of Free eBooks for Your Homeschool Education

January 23 is International Handwriting Day.

 

January 23 is International Handwriting Day

The purpose of National Handwriting Day is to alert the public to the importance of handwriting and gives everyone a chance to re-explore the purity and power of handwriting. This lens will focus on handwriting exercises for little people, and where they can download specially created ebooks for free to practice their handwriting and have a lot of fun at the same time.

As well as beautiful free journals you can access handwriting ebooks, early readers and more…  Celebrate Your Child’s Creativity…   With our compliments…

December 3, 2011

Download “Christmas for Kids”, Educational and Fun Activities Mega-Packet

Christmas Activities Mega-Packet

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Christmas Activities Mega-Packet
From St Aiden’s Homeschool
$6.99 $3.99
PDF
This ebook is divided in various categories covering a wide range of subject areas including phonics, math, motor skills and critical thinking skills – all in all over 320 pages of fun and educational activities!

An eclectic mix of stunningly illustrated activities, from basic Christmas Picture and Christmas Animal Dictionaries; The Christmas Alphabet, Christmas Phonics, Snowman Activities, Christmas Numbers and Counting, Santa-themed activities, Flash Cards, Spot the difference! and an assortment of gift tags and label crafts.

Also included are handwriting and tracing exercises, along with picture/word association puzzles, Word Order! and Word Unscramble!
This unit is easily adaptable to a wider range of ages from very little people upwards.

Christmas Bingo, Printable Christmas Games for Kids

Christmas Bingo

via Christmas Bingo.

Bingo is an easy game to play and also easy to teach.  A popular choice when teaching phonics and numbers, Bingo is also often used for picture/word association in early learning.

While away a chilly Sunday afternoon, or use this game as a party activity building up to the excitement that fulfills our homes at Christmas.

This Packet contains 2 versions of Bingo; one version is a “picture match” version using picture calling cards, while the other uses word calling cards while the Bingo Mats are pictures.

With a total of 28 different Bingo Mats, 6 sheets of printable counters and 2 sets of calling cards this game is sure to keep little ones (and their adults) occupied for hours.  $2.99

printable christmas bingo, printable christmas games

Christmas Scrabble Word Game, Printable Christmas Games for Kids #Education #Homeschool

Christmas Scrabble Word Game

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Printable Christmas Games, Christmas Scrabble Word Game

Children Learn by Play, and what better time than at Christmas when everything is madly exciting!  This game gives a whole new twist on the traditional board game of Scrabble.

 

Teaching your child phonics and phonemic awareness needn’t be dull and uninteresting. From a very early age your child will begin to recognise the shape and sound of letters, and be able to sound and associate the correct words to pictures shown. Once your child has learnt the alphabet a whole new world of fun learning experiences opens up to him or her.

 

I devised this Letter Tile game which worked wonderfully for my children when they were younger, and who, after successfully “spelling” out simple Dolch words with the letter tiles, pushed their own envelopes and sounded letters and words to pictures, thereby gaining awareness of more complex words and far advancing their initial knowledge. And the kids didn’t even know they were learning!

 

I have included 215 picture cards, all with a Christmas Theme,  blank cards with instructions on how to make your own, a storage envelope and 2 sheets of letter tiles, both upper and lower case, as well as educator notes on the importance of phonics and phonemic awareness.

 

Have fun!

 

Wishing you and yours a very safe and blessed Christmas and holiday season.

 

From St Aiden’s Homeschool
$5.99 $2.99

December 2, 2011

Everything Christmas, Free PDF Activity eBook for Kids #Education #Homeschool #Christmas

Everything Christmas

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Everything Christmas free PDF ebook for kids

Songs & Games & Puzzles ‘n things… Something for everyone in the family… Spend fun-filled hours these holidays printing out as many copies of each activity as may be required; or have a sing-a-long to some really well-known and well-loved Christmas songs.

One of a host of beautifully illustrated, exciting and educational freebies

October 5, 2011

Teaching Phonics and Phonic Awareness to Early Learners

Teaching Phonics and Phonic Awareness to Early Learners.

Phonic Awareness and Teaching Guides For Young Children

In preparation of reading comprehension activity books created for children and then onward transmission/submission to various organizations or for availability as free downloads on various websites an inordinate amount of time is spent researching age-appropriate content for children. This same principle applies to the formal education system.

The public domain resources available on the internet today are an excellent source of materials with which to begin one’s research, and to source age appropriate material with which to educate young children by way of reading comprehension. One soon realizes that there is little difference between early education and that of today – schools are man-made. Home Education has been around since the beginning of time!

The words and terms utilized when compiling these books should not be outside the general vocabulary of any child in the normal environment. The content of the books that are supplied to children for educational or leisure purposes should be based on the usual experiences of childhood and prove to be full of vivid meaning for children.

Recognizing the eye as a highly important agent in the reading process, it is feasible that in view of studies and research, a plan of presentation of sentences and phrases intended to develop focal fields, wider perception plans, and eye sweeps (from left to right) and to reduce to the bare minimum eye-pauses and eye-regressions.

Much slow, hesitant and uncomprehending reading has been shown to be due to a mechanical distraction or over-emphasis on a word or words or letter units.

It has been demonstrated that these distractions therefore interfere with the formation of correct reading habits, and that they can largely be eliminated or reduced through proper presentation of new material and through carefully constructed exercises which lead the child to first recognize and read the sentence as a whole – afterwards breaking it up into its separate words.

It is suggested that each new step, i.e. learning words, making phrases and then learning the whole sentence, be developed and practiced by the educator first. Further practice may be gained from the development pages in the workbooks, prior to reading the entire “story” in which these preliminary or preparatory steps have their application.

Children should at first be exposed to the “look and say” portions of workbooks, prior to actually reading the story and the preliminary phonic work, i.e. the individual words and phrases, should be developed independently in a child’s first “look and say” primer. In this event we make extensive use of the “220 Dolch words” being the 220 most common used words learned by children from primer to Grade 3 level. Of course this varies from country to country and culture to culture, but the basics remain the same.

In all activities it is imperative that the child be allowed to develop at their own pace and that the learning activity be a fun and interactive activity. This serves to encourage a more enthusiastic approach to learning in this manner.

Donnette E Davis, single WAHM and mother to 6, passionate homeschooler and author of children’s educational ebooks. Host and webmistress of St Aiden’s Homeschool, South Africa. Our website is updated almost daily with free teacher/parent and student resources, with activities for very little people right up to adults, and includes educational resources for family health and family law. http://www.staidenshomeschool.com

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Phonic Awareness and Teaching Guides For Young Children


Footsteps on the Road to Learning
First Phonics for Early Learners

154 pages,
52 Lessons
5.88 MB
only $3.00

Footsteps on the Road to Learning ~ First Phonics Book

This book is suitable for those children who are commencing their reading and writing educational journey, ideally preschool to Grade 1, although exercises in cursive handwriting have been included for the older child. Only about six new words are to be mastered in each lesson. These new words and the new elementary sounds are always to be found in the vocabulary of the lesson in which they are first used.

The plan of the book enables the educator to pursue the Phonic Method, the Word Method, the Alphabet Method, or any combination of these methods.

There are 52 phonics lessons with a number of fun activities in each lesson. That is one lesson for every week of the year. At the end of the book are handwriting exercises in both tracing and cursive handwriting for more common three letter words. The cursive Alphabet in lower and upper case can be found towards the end of the book, as well as 3 pages of handwriting lines : tracing, cursive and standard lines.

Colourful illustrations have been used throughout, and the skilled teacher will be able to use them to great advantage. Printable Flash Cards and Sight Word cards are included for most of the lessons.

The script exercises throughout the book and the writing exercises at the end have been specially written and carefully prepared for this book; they may be used to teach the reading of cursive, and as exercises in learning to write.

I have no doubt that you will find this book a fun, useful and necessary addition to your educational material.

Blessings to you and your little one on your educational journey.
Footsteps on the Road to Learning ~ First Phonics Book

September 27, 2011

Ghoulish Halloween Party Treats

Ghoulish Halloween Party Treats.

Ghoulish Halloween Party Treats

Make Your House The Coolest House In The Neighborhood With These Great Halloween Recipes And Crafts…!

Halloween.. Boring? NEVER AGAIN!

Find all the tips and techniques necessary to make a great Halloween craft party for your child. (Or yourself) you WILL want to Preview Halloween Recipes and Crafts

This 296 page book (ridiculously low price of $9.95) provides a unique selection of extremely edible and totally delicious and ghastly recipes suitable for kids parties, themed parties, adults only parties…

Try your hand at:

Edible Spiders
Eerie Eyeballs
Creepy Witches’ Fingers
Jack-O-Lantern Cheese and Crackers
Spooky Sandwiches
Creepy Crispy Crunchies
Devilled Eggs
Decayed Corpse Chips with Entrail Salsa
Witches’ Brew
Bleeding Human Heart
Halloween Sandwich Figures
Jack-O-Lantern Burgers
Creepy Cheese Fries
Eyeball Tacos
Gooey Pasta with Cheese
Bat Wings
Pumpkin Face Cookies
Spider Cookies
Ice Cream Filled Witches’ Hats
Alien Pops
Monster Fingers
Spooky Spider Treats
Spider Web Cupcakes

and loads more…

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296 Pages of freakish fun, as well as

a Free ebook of Halloween Jokes
a Free ebook containing 19 Ghost Stories
2 free ebooks, one for Pumpkin Seed recipes and another for pumpkin recipes,
a free ebook of pumpkin patterns
6 Halloween Coloring and Crafts eBooks for kids

Preview all of these Halloween Crafts, Activities and Recipes

All the little extras you’ll get…

PUMPKIN CARVING PATTERNS

HALLOWEEN CRAFTS AND RECIPES

AND NOW FOR ALL THE EXTRAS YOU’LL GET! (11 additional FULL eBooks)

PUMPKIN CARVING PATTERNS FULL EBOOK

19 CLASSIC GHOST STORIES

PUMPKIN RECIPES

PUMPKIN SEED RECIPES

6 HALLOWEEN COLORING AND ACTIVITY BOOKS FOR KIDS

HALLOWEEN CRAFTS AND RECIPES

Here’s a sample of the ghastly and delicious menu:

Brittle Meringue Bones

Makes 4 to 5 dozen small bones.


3 large egg whites
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
1/8 tsp. salt
2/3 cup white sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla

What to do:

Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Line A cookie sheet with brown paper bag or parchment.

In a medium sized bowl at high speed, beat egg whites, cream of tartar and salt till fluffy. Gradually beat in sugar. Add vanilla. Place in pastry bag fitted with a medium plain piping tip.

Pipe 3″ bone shapes onto parchment or brown paper bag. Bake for 1 hour until set.

Turn off oven, dry in the oven for 1 hour.

SOURCE: http://www.squidoo.com/ghoulish-halloween-party-treats

July 28, 2011

Fighting Pollution From Outer Space – Free Printables for Teachers/Parents

Fighting Pollution From Outer Space.

 

 

I’m going to present the information I have researched in fairly simple and child-friendly terms, since my aim will be to provide teacher/parent resources at the bottom of this lens page for parents or educators who would perhaps like to share the information with their students/children.

You will have seen by the title that this lens is about pollution – and trying to combat the problem -> from outer space!

Not all types of pollution are easily seen. For example invisible plumes of gas may drift over our towns and cities; they can cause asthma and a variety of other chest and respiratory problems.

Pollution can kill trees.

Pollution can kill animals.

Pollution can damage the air that we breathe.

Pollution can damage the very earth on which we live, the very earth that without which, we will not be able to survive..

loads of free printables on this page!

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