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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Workbox Wednesday with Animal Trackers Club and Free Printables

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and FREE Printables to go along with it!

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Here is how we used them in our workboxes!

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*The How Many page and number cards are from the Safari Pack which also has a coupon for Animal Trackers Club subscription! These are subscriber ONLY Freebies, you can get yours by subscribing to my newsletter.  The bottom left sheet and rhino beads are from the subscription package.

Stickers with the letter Rr box are from Eye Like Stickers: Letters

We used Educational Insights Magnetic Teaching Tiles – Lowercase on the spelling page.

For the dot pages we use Do A Dot Art Marker Rainbow, 6-pack and Officemate Magnets, Assorted Sizes and Colors, 30 per Tub (92500) and/or attach pompoms to ProMAG 3/4-Inch Diameter High Energy Flexible Magnets

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Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?: 50th Anniversary Edition
My Rhinoceros by Jon Agee
I Know a Rhino
A Rhinoceros Grows Up (Wild Animals)
Rhinoceros: Fun Facts & Pictures For Kids
Rhinoceroses (Asian Animals)
You Look Ridiculous, Said the Rhinoceros to the Hippopotamus
Preposterous Rhinoceros
A Porcupine Named Fluffy
How the Rhino Got His Skin (Rabbit Ears Storybook Classics)
Riley the Rhinoceros

Disclaimer:  I receive a discount on this product in exchange for featuring it in my post. Animal Trackers Club is also a paid sponsor of this blog.  Affiliate links are used in this post.  All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family.  I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC Regulations.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Review: Memoria Press–Christian Studies III (New Testament)

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We got to try out Memoria Press’s Christian Studies.  We used Book III Student Book and Teacher Manual for this review.  We also purchased the The Golden Children’s Bible to go with this unit for the review.  We tried to use the unit with a different picture bible, and while it was doable…we found it much easier to use the recommended text.

This curriculum is recommended for 3rd-6th graders.  It is a 4 part series, though the part IV is for 6th-8th graders.  All 4 parts of the series use The Golden Children’s Bible.  We only looked at Book III, though I assume the first 3 books are similar in format and only varying in context.

The Curriculum is designed (and outlined in the Teacher’ Manual) to do one lesson a week.  Day one is reading from The Children’s Bible, and introducing the memory verse.  Day two is discussing The Facts to Know section.  Day three is Memorizing and reciting the Memory Verse.  Day four is completing the Comprehension Questions and Day five is completing the Activities section and quizzing on the lesson of that week and previous lessons.

The Student Pages consist of The Facts to Know and Memory Verse on the left side and the Comprehension Questions and Activities section on the right side when opening the book.

How We Used It

The recommended outline did not work well for us….so, we adapted it (the beauty of homeschooling).  Day one we read the story and the Memory Verse and completed 2-3 of the questions.  Day two we discussed the Facts to Know section, read the Memory Verse and completed 2-3 questions.  Day three we did the Activities section, read the Memory Verse and completed the rest of the questions.  If we had more than 3 days of school that week we reviewed the Memory Verses and Facts to Know, as well as discussed the story and questions.

My son does not like to write a lot, so I pick and choose my battles.  Breaking the questions up over the days made it less over whelming for him to complete.  Reviewing the Memory Verse over several days helped him remember it better (though not always memorize it). 

What We Think

The Teacher Manual, though not absolutely necessary, is a great tool.  I recommend that you have it, if using this curriculum.

The New Testament lessons were very thorough, they were easy to understand for children and definitely helped provide better understanding.  There is a lot of material in the book that can be used for copywork as well, a great way to expand on the lesson.  The Books and chapters are also listed with each lesson, so an actual Bible (instead of picture Bible) could be used also, this may be good for older children, as we like to read from the King James Version in addition to a picture Bible. 

If you are looking for a Bible Curriculum for your older elementary or middle school child, check it out!

The Teacher Manual is $20.95, the Student Book is $17.95, the Lesson Plans are available for $5.00.  The Golden Children’s Bible is $17.99.  You can also purchase Study Sets I-III with the Children’s Bible for $119.95.

Disclaimer:  I received a free copy of this product in exchange for my honest review.  I was not required to write a positive review, nor was I compensated in any other way.  All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family.  I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC Regulations.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Poppins Book Nook–Weather Themed Books and Activities and #Giveaway

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20+ Weather Books and Other Resources



 



 National Geographic Kids Everything Weather: Facts, Photos, and Fun that Will Blow You Away

 Flash, Crash, Rumble, and Roll

 

 The Everything KIDS' Weather Book: From Tornadoes to Snowstorms, Puzzles, Games, and Facts That Make Weather for Kids Fun!

 Weather (Eye Wonder)

 Extreme Weather! Weather For Kids Book On Storms: Hurricanes, Tornados, Blizzards, Thunderstorms & Much More (Kid's Nature Books Series 2)

 

 Weather!

 Weather Book for Kids: Fun Facts Childrens Weather Book; Storms, The Water Cycle, Activities, Jokes, FAQ & More

 Magic School Bus Presents: Wild Weather

 Weather (Mini Encyclopedias)

 THE WEATHER - An educational weather book for kids!

 

 The Best Book of Weather (Best Books of)

 Janice VanCleave's Weather: Mind-Boggling Experiments You Can Turn Into Science Fair Projects

 Feel the Wind (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)

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You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Extreme Weather!

 What Will the Weather Be? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)

 Weather Words and What They Mean

 

 Weather Bingo Game


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 SmartLab Toys You Track It Weather Lab

 

 Thames & Kosmos Climate and Weather

 

 Tree of Knowledge Weather Science Kit


Other Activities


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Giveaway


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Kid’s Meteorologist in the Making Bundle Giveaway! Every month the Poppins Book Nook group will be offering readers a chance to win a brand new storybook or product that ties in with our theme for the month. This month one lucky entrant will win the Kid’s Meteorologist In The Making Bundle. The winner will enjoy two fun weather themed learning items. The two items that they will win is the Weather Tracker and National Geographic’s Kid’s Everything Weather (*kindly note that these are affiliate links and your purchase helps to run this book club). These two wondrous weather items can bring your children a fun weather activity or two.
Entrants must be 18 years or older and reside in a country that receives U.S. Postal mail. This giveaway is brought to you by the company Enchanted Homeschooling Mom who is owner and founder of the Poppins Book Nook. By entering this giveaway you are also acknowledging that you have read and agree to all of the Promo Simple terms & conditions as well as Enchanted Homeschooling Mom's disclosures found here {http://enchantedhomeschoolingmom.org/disclosures/}.  Just enter the Promo Simple below to win:









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