Sunday, July 11, 2010

Free Printable Master List

Ok, I've recieved many requests for a list of where I go to get free printables as it's a major cornerstone of my HS with the boys. Here's the main list!

This free site is great for online educational play -
Another master list -

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Easy Fun School Link

The Westward Movement - American Civ

My boys will be doing some American Civ. this year and I plan on spending about a month on the Western's some of the resources I'll be using...

Oregon/Santa Fe Trails - (this one has a lot on cowboys, Native Americans, and other Poineers as well!)

Wild West Famous Persons:

California Gold Rush -

Pony Express / Transcontinental Railroad - (pony lapbook) (trans-con railroad)

Trail of Tears/Native Americans - (as told by the Cherokee's)

Overall/Extra Westward Expansion -

Lewis & Clark -

Lapbook Resources for 2011

Here are some of the free lapbooks we'll be doing this coming year. They are in no particular order and I have them for both boys here ( Xman is 6 y/o, DJ will be 9 in a few weeks) as I post their curriculum you'll see how everything fits together. We also school year round so I plan for 52 weeks of school. Furthermore, some will be put in a 2-ring binder together as a combo book - this is how make our text books. When we do a subject they pull out the book rather than having a million file-folder lapbooks all over. There are also some info on Mini-Offices on here. ENJOY!

Squidoo, homeschool share; homeschool helper; lapbook lessons
Space Lapbook; Solar System
Mabon Lapbook - Autumn Festivals
Classical Music; M is for MelodyMozart
John James Audobon; Backyard Birds
Greek Classics ; Greece
The Maya
Ancient China
Ancient Egypt; Egypt
Ancient Rome
Hands on Fractions
K-1 Math Review - Early Math
5th Grade Mini Office -- mini-office resource -- Language Mini-office
Ice Age - research, another research
Aesops Fables
Intro To Chemistry; Intro to Chemistry 2Periodic Table
Civil War
Grocery Store
Phonics, Vowels;  Spelling/Phonics Rules ; Phonics "at"
Lapbook-a-person - Biography
  Abe Lincoln
  Geogre Washington
  Ben Franklin
  Betsy Ross
Character Study - Citizenship
Plague (Middle Ages)
Subtraction Facts
Viking Adventure
Boston Tea Party
Parts of Speach

File Folder Games for lapbooks
Multiplication; multiplication
Pumpkin patch phonics ; Shamrock Phonics; Nouns/Verbs
Character File Folder Games
Fish Fractions
Science & Roman Numerals
Skip Counting

Other Tidbits - printables, coloring pages, worksheets, etc.
Greek/Roman Myth & Heroes Coloring Pages
Egyptian Hierogryphs
Grade 5 printables; Grade 5 printables; math; printables; printables
Grade 4; Grade 4; math ; printables; printables
Grade 3; Grade 3; math; printables; printables; printables
Grade 2; Grade 2; math; printables; printables; printables
Grade 1; Grade 1; math; printables; printables; printables
History Worksheets;
English Worksheets
Music Worksheets;
Science Worksheets;
Multi-Grade Worksheets;  math; Grammar K-2; Grammar 3-5; Grammar 6-8; printables

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Preschool Foreign Language

So one of the ways we teach the boys about different languages is by teaching them familiar things in that language - like counting and songs.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star - for those who may have not noticed, the ABC song and Twinkle Twinkle have the same melody and that melody was written by Mozart!


Brille, brille, petite étoile
Dis-moi, dis-moi, qui tu es
Tout en haut du firmament
Tu as l’éclat d’un diamant.
Brille, brille, petite étoile,
Dis-moi, dis-moi, qui tu es.


Brille, brille, estrellita
Quiero verte cintilar
En el cielo sobre el mar
Un diamante de verdad
Brilla, brilla estrellita
Quiero verte cintilar.


Funkel, funkel kleiner stern
Ach wie bist du mir so fern,
Wunderschön und unbekannt,
Wie ein strahlend Diamant,
Funkel, funkel, kleiner Stern,
Ach wie bist du mir so fern.


Mica, mica, parva stella,
Miror quaenam sis tam bella.
Super terra in caelo,
Alba gemma splendido.
Mica, mica, parva stella,
Miror quaenam sis tam bella.
Or the parody in english  by Ian D. Bush writer.

Twinkle, twinkle little star
I don't wonder what you are
For the spectroscopic ken
tells me you are hydrogen