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January 3, 2014

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100+ New Year Themed Math Puzzles, Gr1-4 #Worksheets #Freebies | St Aiden’s Homeschool.

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133 Pages of 100+ math puzzles, worksheets, games and counting tables,  suited to Grades 1 to 4, but can be used for different age groups, depending on the learner’s literacy fluency.

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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 5, 2011

Christmas Trivia Challenge, Printable Game for Kiddies (And their Adults)

Christmas Trivia Challenge, Printable Game

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Printable Christmas Games, Christmas Trivia Challenge

 

How well do you ACTUALLY know Christmas around the world; in song, dance, and language?

 

This game provides a wide selection of Christmas trivia questions from general trivia to movies and music, traditions and languages. Test your knowledge of Christmas music with questions in the Music and Song Category, or see how well your dad REALLY remembers the movie or famous novel, “A Christmas Carol”. What Christmas song contains the words “And there won’t be snow in Africa this Christmas time…”? Who is Rudolph’s dad? What will probably not find under the Christmas tree? What kind of Christmas is Elvis Presley going to have?

 

Get friends and family to join in to while away a lazy holiday afternoon, or use the game as a warm-up to a fabulous and fun Christmas gathering. Play the Game! And find the answers to these questions and a whole lot more!

 

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

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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

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

Christmas Pictionary, Printable Christmas Games

Christmas Pictionary Game

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Christmas Pictionary, Printable Christmas Games

Pictionary is a fun family-oriented game with rules that are easy to follow, and are also easily adaptable. Of course if you are able to draw or sketch you’ll be zooming ahead to the finish before anyone else, but if, like me, you really aren’t very good there’ll be a lot of laughter and giggling at the attempts.

The game is almost based on a type of Charades Game, a classic game of drawing and guessing pictures. The game is ideal for groups of people, and a perfect addition to a Christmas gathering of family and friends.

Our Christmas Pictionary categories are:

• Song (or sub-categories Poem, Carol, Traditional, Modern, Funny etc)

• Book (or Story)

• Film (or sub-categories TV, Movies)

• Gift (or sub-categories Mum, Dad, Granny, Boy, Girl, Baby etc)

• Object (or sub-category Accessories, Decorations, Things)

But we have included blank cards for you to make your own categories and write your own words and titles if you choose to.

Christmas Pictionary, printable Christmas Games

This unit contains 434 individual Cards in 7 different categories, color-coded for each category, and can easily be sorted for children aged around 4 and upwards. Adults will also be drawn into the game trying to figure out names of old-time movies, characters, songs and stories.

From St Aiden’s Homeschool
$8.99 $5.99

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

September 23, 2011

Great Women in History, , Women Who Helped to Change the World, a PDF Unit Study for Elementary School

Great Women in History

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great women in history, pdf unit study for elementary schools by Donnette E Davis, st aidens homeschool

This unit studies briefly the lives of 16 extraordinary women, with extension activities to study further. The unit can be extended quite extensively as much of it is research based.

It is only over a little more than the last century that women have begun to be seen as more than “second-class citizens” – that is,being equal to men.

If you can think of a list of great people over the last 100 or 200 years, inventors, presidents, doctors, scientists, explorers and rulers of nations, most of the names on that list will be the names of men.

Women, if they do appear on that list usually had to struggle for success and to be recognized. Often the obstacles that faced them were presented by the society in which they lived and also very often by their families.

One of the major obstacles women faced in the past was a lack of education. While boys were sent to school so that they could learn to take their place in the world, women were expected to aim at making a good marriage, learning to take care of a home and having children.

As well as fighting for themselves, women have tried to change the world for others too.

Florence Nightingale set out for the Crimea to nurse wounded soldiers during the war. She ended up changing the way hospitals are run all over the world.

Former slaves Sojourner Truth and Harriet Tubman fought for the abolition of the terrible injustice of slavery.

Eleanor Roosevelt helped to forge the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Eglantyne Jebb was among those who put it into practice all over the world.

In this book you will learn about 16 determined women who finally won equal rights, and also those women who helped to change the world in some way.

From rulers, explorers, former slaves, musicians, writers – women from all walks of life – women feature among the greatest on any list.

In this book we will meet some of the greatest women of all time as we commemorate Women’s History Month during March in celebration of these outstanding people. Of course we are not able to mention every great woman so we have selected a few whose names you will already be familiar with and some who may not be that well known to you.

Each section contains reference and reading, as well as activities and review questions, and a section for your own research either in your local library or on the internet. Although aimed at middle elementary school, this unit can be adapted to either younger or older learners with the inclusion of additional activities and lessons.

Labelled and blank Index Cards have been included for research on other women who have helped to change the world.

GET IT NOW FOR THE LOW PRICE OF $1.99!

 

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