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My March Clicks

We went to the homeschool convention this month.

While I did not attend any lectures or hear any guest speakers, I did visit the exhibit hall.  I must say that I was really disappointed.  It may be a little harsh to say this, but it was not what I had expected.  I felt that with the wide variety of resources and tools available to those of us that homeschooled, that there should have been more booths dedicated to these resources.  Most of us are not looking for colleges yet, and most of us were not looking to enrich our Christian ideals or fellowship.  We were there solely for the educational tools and resources that would help us to be better educators. Continue reading

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My January Clicks

I find neat links and tools for education every now and then.  I typically do pretty extensive searches during the month.  I thought I best share them!

Manipulatives:

My favorite is the Multiplication-Skip-Counting-Ring found here.  This was such a wonderful idea!

Quiet Time Activities – This is worth replicating in a similar fashion or purchasing.  I will let you know what I do.  I am thinking that I saved shoe boxes for a very good reason other than hoarding.

Life-Sized Felt Anatomy Model (DIY)  What better way to teach?  They can stick the pieces to their bodies.

I want to use this Plush Cell Model to create pillows for learning.  This is a great project to incorporate many life skills as well as creating the models of animal and plant cells for hands-on visual learning.

Hand Kite – this is great for play.

Organizing homeschool supplies and planning:

Homeschool Workbox, Lapbook Organizing, and Planning

Winning at Planning

Etsy.com – Chair organizers.  These are fabulous.

Resources:

I was browsing Wikispaces too and found this space, which included K-12 teacher resources.  I like the list of objectives and resource links.

teachinghistory.org

TeachingAmericanHistory.org

Free stories and e-books for the beginning reader

Internet4Classrooms has standards, printables, and online stories for reading.  This is only a smidge of what is there.  It is worth the browse.

Cool Math 4 Kids

In general, an idea that evolved from searching for Dolche words and phonetic families was the “World Wall” folder.  I love that these can be portable and that they are very hands-on.  I will post our Valentine and -ack word folders soon.  I found the greatest resource from Scholastic for word families.  Look for it during the dollar-deals days too.

 

I hope you had fun this month and  that these resources will help you create your own trunks for learning.

 

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