Behind the Scenes: February 2014







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Posted on Jan 18 2014 - 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 February. 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: Lewis and Clark (mostly 4th grade), American Girl History Unit:  Addy (2nd grade), California state study (missions), Landforms (2nd grade), President’s Day.

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, History Rocks, Christmas Around The U.S.A. , Road Trip U.S.A. U.S.A, Pack Your Bags, Story of the World Volume 2, Singapore Science 4A & 4B, Weather Detective, 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, History Rocks, Christmas Around The U.S.A. , Road Trip U.S.A. U.S.A, Pack Your Bags, Story of the World Volume 2, Singapore Science 2A & 2B, Weather Detective, 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, and Typing Instructor.

Paid membership links that will be used: BrainPop (Lewis and Clark, Hibernation), BrainPop Jr. (Landforms, Slow Landform Changes, Hibernation), Discovery Education (Time Warp Trio: Lewis and Clark…and Jodi, Freddi, and Samantha, Lewis and Clark: Tools of Survival, The Expedition of Lewis and Clark: 1804-1806, Let’s Talk Geography: Landforms, Holiday Facts and Fun: Groundhog Day ).

Links that will be used:

Lewis and Clark Unit

Go West Across America with Lewis and Clark (free game)

Lewis and Clark for Kids: Their Journey of Discovery with 21 Activities

Lewis and Clark (both of the kids will complete this unit study together)

Addy history unit

California History Unit

House Hunting Around The World Math and Geography

Reading Comprehension and projects around the storybook: Where The Mountain Meets the Moon

February Daily Writing Prompts

Unit States Pocket Chart Game

Landforms Unit

President’s Day Activities/Crafts

Presidents’ Day Matching Cards

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!)

Groundhog Day Unit

 

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

How We Crossed The West: The Adventures Of Lewis And Clark

Lewis and Clark and Me: A Dog’s Tale

The Lewis and Clark Expedition (True Books: Westward Expansion)

The Captain’s Dog: My Journey with the Lewis and Clark Tribe

American Girl: Addy

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

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

Groundhog Day Printables, Crafts, and Books!

Valentines Day Printables, Crafts, and Books!

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