Behind the Scenes: April 2014







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Posted on Mar 8 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 April. 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 curriculum’s 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 school year, so be sure to keep an eye out for my new releases!

Themes: Pioneers (4th grade), American Girl History Unit:  Rebecca (2nd grade), California state study (missions), Plants, Cinderella Stories from Around the World.

Curriculum used for 4th grade: McRuffy 4th Grade Language Arts and SpellingThe Giggly Guide To GrammarWriting With EaseSpilling InkRip The PageA+ 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 BookHistory RocksChristmas Around The U.S.A. , Road Trip U.S.A. U.S.APack Your BagsStory of the World Volume 2Singapore Science 4A & 4BWeather DetectiveThe Young Scientist ClubHarmony Fine Arts & Music AppreciationMuzzy (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 Spelling2nd Grade Dolch Words Sight Wall Pack and Dolch Noun Words Sight Wall PackWriting With EaseDisney 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 BookHistory RocksChristmas Around The U.S.A. , Road Trip U.S.A. U.S.APack Your BagsStory of the World Volume 2Singapore Science 2A & 2BWeather DetectiveThe Young Scientist ClubHarmony Fine Arts & Music AppreciationMuzzy (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 (Westward Expansion, Pioneers: The American Frontier, Just the Facts: American History: America’s Explorers and Pioneers, Westward Expansion for Students: Daniel Boone and the First American Pioneers).

Links that will be used:

Pioneer Unit

Make a covered wagon

Hands-On History: Pioneers (I was lucky enough to find this on the dollar days sale at Scholastic)

Oregon Trail (Wii Game)

Pioneer Days: Discover the Past with Fun Projects, Games, Activities, and Recipes

Owl Study

Owl art project

House Hunting Around The World Math and Geography

Rebecca history unit

California History Unit

April Daily Writing Prompts

Unit States Pocket Chart Game

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Book Study & Activity Packet

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!)

My Plant Journal

Cinderella Stories from Around the World (Korea, Southwestern United States) (I was able to pick this up on the dollar sale at Scholastic and LOVE it!)

 

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

A Pioneer Sampler: The Daily Life of a Pioneer Family in 1840

Your Life as a Pioneer on the Oregon Trail

Daily Life in a Covered Wagon

If You Traveled West In A Covered Wagon

American Girl: Rebecca

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Dear Mr. Henshaw

Plant Adaptations

From Seed to Plant

The Vegetables We Eat

Secrets of the Garden: Food Chains and the Food Web in Our Backyard

Kongi and Potgi

The Turkey Girl

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

Easter Printables, Crafts, and Books!

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