Behind the Scenes: October 2013







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Posted on Aug 5 2013 - 1:00am by Jill
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I would like to take a moment and share with everyone some of the themes, topics and resources that I will be using for our children for the month of October. My hope in sharing these ideas is that perhaps it can help someone else find some new resources. Please note that I will not be mentioning every item.

While I LOVE creating educational materials for my children to use, because I am also an active homeschooling Mom I only have so many hours in a day to devote to creating my educational printables and resources.  To help me economize my time I often look for the best products, shop freebies and sales, and stockpile items for future use when I find them either online or at local garage sales. This year I chose to focus on creating 3 brand new core curriculums to share with everyone rather create a bunch of little items here and there. I still have many unit studies, lapbooks, and activity packs in the works that I will be sharing throughout this upcoming school year, so be sure to keep an eye out for my new releases!

Themes: Declaration of Independence (4th grade), American Girl History Unit:  Josefina (2nd grade), The Lunar Cycle, Economics (2nd grade), Christopher Columbus Units, Halloween, Fire Safety.

Curriculum used for 4th grade: McRuffy 4th Grade Language Arts and Spelling, The Giggly Guide To Grammar, Writing With Ease, Spilling Ink, Rip The Page, A+ TutorSoft (Use coupon code “ENCHANTED” to receive 20% OFF of the lowest listed prices on all software products on this website!), Life of Fred (once a week), 4th Grade Daily Math Book (coming this summer), What Every Child Needs to Know About Western Civilization, Calendar Quest, Coloring the Western World, History Rocks, Christmas Around The U.S.A. , Road Trip U.S.A. U.S.A, Pack Your Bags (a monthly unit study series that I am creating and will share this Fall), Story of the World Volume 2, Singapore Science 4A & 4B, Weather Detective (a curriculum I have created that I will share with everyone soon), The Young Scientist Club, Harmony Fine Arts & Music Appreciation, Muzzy (Spanish), P.E.: Family Time Fitness 4 Homeschool and various yoga programs as well as their group sports they are involved in, Typing Instructor.

Curriculum used for 2nd  grade: McRuffy 2nd Grade Language Arts and Spelling, 2nd Grade Dolch Words Sight Wall Pack and Dolch Noun Words Sight Wall Pack, Writing With Ease, Disney Writing Prompts (free), Draw Write Now (we will be continuing on with books 1-8), A+ TutorSoft (Use coupon code “ENCHANTED” to receive 20% OFF of the lowest listed prices on all software products on this website!), Life of Fred (once a week), 2nd Grade Daily Math Book, What Every Child Needs to Know About Western Civilization, Calendar Quest, Coloring the Western World, History Rocks, Christmas Around The U.S.A. , Road Trip U.S.A. U.S.A, Pack Your Bags (a monthly unit study series that I am creating and will share this Fall), Story of the World Volume 2, Singapore Science 2A & 2B, Weather Detective (a curriculum I have created that I will share with everyone soon), The Young Scientist Club, Harmony Fine Arts & Music Appreciation, Muzzy (Spanish), Family Time Fitness 4 Homeschool and various yoga programs as well as their group sports they are involved in, Typing Instructor, and 2nd Grade Dolch Words Sight Wall Pack.

Paid membership links that will be used:            BrainPop (Declaration of Independence, Christopher Columbus), BrainPop Jr. (Goods and Services, Needs and Wants, Saving and Spending, Columbus Day), Discovery Education (The Journey of the One and Only Declaration of Independence, Just the Facts: American History: The Declaration of Independence, Rotations & Phases of the Moon, Animated Hero Classics: Christopher Columbus, Columbus Day, Exploring the World: Christopher Columbus and the New World, Christopher Columbus, Second Revision, Where Do You Think You’re Going, Christopher Columbus? ).

 

Links that will be used:

The Declaration of Independence Curriculum

Great Map Mysteries (I was lucky enough to pick this up during the dollar days at Scholastic)

Josefina history unit

House Hunting Around The World Math and Geography

The Lunar Cycle Unit Study

October Daily Writing Prompts

Unit States Pocket Chart Game

Hoot Novel Unit ~ Common Core Standards Aligned!

Economics Unit

Art Projects from Around the World (I was able to pick this up on the dollar sale at Scholastic and LOVE it!)

Comic-Strip Grammar (I was able to pick this up on the dollar sale at Scholastic and LOVE it!)

Paragraph Writing Made Easy (I was able to pick this up on the dollar sale at Scholastic and LOVE it!)

50 Writing Lessons that Work! (I was able to pick this up on the dollar sale at Scholastic and LOVE it!)

Columbus Day – Columbus Mini-Biography – Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus – Common Core Lesson

Christopher Columbus Lapbook and Notebook Study

Pumpkin Patch Field Trip and Home Unit Study

 

Books that will be read in addition to our free printable seasonal reading list (link here):

George vs. George

American Revolution

Revolutionary War on Wednesday with companion guide American Revolution

If You Lived At The Time Of The American Revolution

Guns for General Washington: A Story of the American Revolution

Johnny Tremain

American Girl: Josefina

The Moon Book

Phases of the Moon

The Lunar Cycle

Hoot

Everything on a Waffle

Christopher Columbus

Follow the Dream: The Story of Christopher Columbus

 

What resources do you plan to use in the month of October?

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