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Weather Unit Study


Weather Unit Study

I know, I know, another unit study. I promise that by Friday I will have my next sewing project up! It will my pattern remix of Me Sew Crazy’s Spring Fever Pattern for Project Run & Play’s Pattern Remix Party.

There are tons and tons of resources out there for weather units. It’s almost overwhelming! Here are the ones I plan to chose from when we do our weather unit study.

Everything we use for our units can be found either FREE or cheap. 😉

SCIENCE KITS

When it comes to science kits my favorites always come from The Young Scientist Club or Magic School Bus.

Young Scientist Club kits 4 – 6 (you can opt for the monthly club but it is cheaper to buy 3 kits in one set on Amazon)

or

Adventure Science Series – Wacky Weather (Young Scientists Club)

 

 

BOOKS –

 

 

There are quite a few Magic School Bus books on weather. We will definitely be using more than one! 😉

 

 

Twister on Tuesday (Magic Tree House, No. 23)

Magic Tree House – Twister on Tuesday

 

 

Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #8: Twisters and Other Terrible Storms: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #23: Twister on Tuesday

Magic Tree House Fact Tracker – Twisters and Other Terrible Storms

 

 

Tornadoes!  (Scholastic Reader, Level 4)

Tornadoes! Scholastic Level 4 Reader

 

 

DK Eyewitness Books: Weather

DK Eyewitness Weather

 

 

Storms and Hurricanes (Usborne Understanding Geography)

Storms and Hurricanes 

 

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

 

 

Oh Say Can You Say What's the Weather Today?: All About Weather (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library)

Oh Say Can You Say What’s the Weather Today?

 

 

 

KINDLE BOOKS – 

 

What's the Weather Like Today?

What’s the Weather Like Today? – FREE for Prime members

 

 

Hurricanes & Storms Unit Study

Hurricanes and Storms Unit Study – FREE for Prime members

 

 

National Geographic Readers: Storms!

National Geographic Kids Readers – Storms – this one is toss up of which would be cheaper, the Kindle edition or a used paperback

 

 

Weather Detectives, The

The Weather Detectives – $3.99

 

 

Clouds

Clouds – FREE for Prime members – 99 cents

 

 

What Happens When it Snows: Three Snowy Stories for Kids

What Happens When It Snows – FREE for Prime members

 

 

Alert! Wild Weather (Spectrum® Readers)

Alert! Wild Weather – $1.99

 

 

FREE on We Give Books

 

DK Eye Wonder Weather

The Snowy Day

DK Readers Twisters!

Groundhog Weather School

 

 

PRINTABLES – 

 

Here is where the list can get reallllllllly long!

 

Weather Words Lapbook – Homeschool Share

Tornado Lapbook – Homeschool Share

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Lapbook – Homeschool Share

Hurricanes Unit Study and Lapbook – Homeschool Share

Weather Lapbook – Homeschool Helper Online

Weather Lapbooks – Weather, Tornadoes, and Hurricanes – Squidoo

Magic School Bus Based Weather Lapbooks – Yee Shall Know

Weather Project Pack – Hands of a Child – $7

Extreme Weather Project Pack – Hands of a Child – $9

Weather Unit – Living Life Intentionally

Weather Printables – Education.com

Weather Printables and Crafts – DLTK-Kids

Weather Printables – Scholastic

Weather Pages – School Express

Weather Theme – Make Learning Fun

Weather Printables – About.com

Weather Printables – Busy Bee Kids Printables

Weather Tracking Cards – Montessori Print Shop – FREE

Whatever the Weather – Teacher’s Book Bag – Currclick – FREE

My Weather Journal – Teacher’s Book Bag – Currclick – FREE

Science Scribe Weather – Currclick – 96 cents

Weather Folklore – Happy Scribe Copybook – Currclick – 96 cents

All About Weather – Simple Schooling – Currclick – 99 cents

Tornadoes & Thunderstorms – Simple Schooling – Currclick – $1.99

 

 

ONLINE RESOURCES –

 

Montessori Inspired Weather Unit  – Living Montessori NOW

Weather Crafts and Lesson Plans – Crayola

The Weather Channel Kids

How Clouds Work

Pine Cone Weather Station

Weather Related Science Projects – Squidoo

Weather Wiz Kids

Fun Weather Facts for Kids – over on the right side you will find more weather facts links

Discovery Kids – Weather

Weather for Kids! – NOAA

Weather Experiments – Steve Spangler

Books About Weather – No Time for Flash Cards

Weather Crafts – No Time for Flash Cards

 

 

 

Schoolhouse Rock – Greatest Show on Earth

 

 

 

Weather for Kids – Part 1

 

 

 

The Magic School Bus Kicks Up a Storm

 

There are other Magic School Bus Videos, just do a search! 😉

 

As always, Discovery Streaming has tons of videos for weather. Just search for it! 😉

 

Hope you enjoy the weather resources! 😀

 

 

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Ancient China Unit Study


Well, I ALMOST missed this section of history. LOL We were going to do vikings then Marco Polo (which does include ancient China). NOW we are going to do vikings, ancient China, and  THEN Marco Polo. Makes much more sense that way. LOL

I’m trying to type this all up while waiting for my nail polish to completely dry. Glitter nail polish is evil but it’s also pretty… LOL

 

 

BOOKS –

You Wouldn’t Want to Work on the Great Wall of China

 

 

 

You Wouldn’t Want to Be in the Forbidden City

 

 

 

We still need to get that one.

DK Eyewitness Ancient China

 

 

 

The Great Wall of China

 

 

Ms Frizzle’s Adventures – Imperial China

 

 

Time Warp Trio – You Can’t, But Genghis Khan

Still need this one, too!

 

 

 

Magic Tree House – Day of the Dragon King

 

 

 

The Value of Honesty – Confucius

 

 

 

Great Ancient China Projects You Can Build Yourself

And I REALLLLLY want to get that one! LOL Hoping the library here has it!

 

 

 

 

KINDLE BOOKS –

If I Were a Kid in Ancient China –  $2.99

 

 

The Monkey King – FREE

 

 

Strange Stories from Ancient China – $2.99 (FREE for Prime members)

 

 

 

 

PRINTABLES – 

Ancient China Lapbook – Homeschool Share

Ancient Civilizations – Dynamic 2 Moms (scroll down for China)

Ancient China Lapbook – Hands of a Child – $7 (sale)

Ancient China: A Homeschool Study Unit – Squidoo

Ancient China – crafts, games, printables –  Activity Village

China Coloring Pages – Coloring.ws

Ancient China worksheets, notebooking, etc. – abcteach

Ancient China, Japan and India Notebooking Pages – Currclick – $3.95

Ancient China Notebook Pages – Currclick – 50 cents

Ancient China Unit Study – Currclick – $3.50

History Scribe – Ancient China – Currclick – 96 cents

 

 

 

 

ONLINE RESOURCES –

Ancient China – Cyber Sleuth Kids

Ancient China Unit Study – Easy Fun School

Ancient China Unit Study – New 2 Homeschooling

China’s Crouching Dragon Craft – Crayola

China – A to Z Kids Stuff

China Resources – The Homeschool Mom

History of China – Historyforkids.org

Ancient China For Kids – MrDonn.org

History of China – neoK12

History of China and Its People – Kid Info

 

 

Ancient Chinese Inventions

 

 

 

Engineering an Empire – 1 of 3

 

 

 

Time Warp Trio – You Can’t, but Genghis Khan Part 1

 

 

 

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SEW Excited! Another Pattern Remix and Other Cool Stuff!


Project Run & Play is doing another pattern remix challenge!! YIPPPEE!! The pattern is from Me Sew Crazy.

 

 

I can’t wait to get started on it!!! I have so many ideas floating around in my head!! I was thinking that I wouldn’t have time to try it out but I just got confirmation YESTERDAY from Joann’s about the fabric I ordered. GRRRR! I ordered it LAST WEEK!! It’s for the outfit my cousin Sandra (Rivas & Co.) hired me to make.

ANYWAY, I have tons of ideas for this remix!! Now, I just have to get started! 😉

 

In other “exciting” news, our owl pellets arrived yesterday! YAY!!!!

 

Owl Pellets (Set of 5)

You get 5 for $9.95 and they come with a little pamphlet about barn owls. The pamphlet shows the different types of animals that barn owls eat and what those animals’ bones look like. Not bad for $10.  Our fake pellets from Hobby Lobby were more than that and we only got 2 (maybe 3).

 

We have A LOT of hands on stuff going on this week. We started owls, Spain, vikings AND rocks and minerals yesterday.

 

Young Scientist Series - Set 3:   Minerals (Kit 7) -  Crystal (Kit 8) - Fossils (Kit 9)

We will be using the minerals (kit 7) and the crystals (kit 8) from The Young Scientist Club.  We USED to get the monthly subscription until I realized that buying them from Amazon was MUCH cheaper. The monthly subscription is about $17 a month and you only get 1 kit where as at Amazon you can get 3 kits in one set for $24.97. Doesn’t take rocket science to figure that one out!

 

Yesterday Cailey was sick ( fever, sore throat and a headache) so we took it easy. She basically just watched videos on Discovery Streaming.  Speaking of Discovery Streaming, some states provide free access for homeschoolers!! It is SOOOOOOO very awesome! Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina are the 3 I heard about. In Georgia, we access it through our PBS website.  You e-mail the education department and provide your DOI (Declaration of Intent). They will then email you with your user name and password. I have to say, if we ever move to a state where it isn’t free, I might just have to suck it up and pay for it. It is SUCH an awesome resource. Cailey watched Jeff Corwin in Spain, a video introducing the rock cycle, a video about vikings AND one about owls! On YouTube she watched Schoolhouse Rock Multiplication and Schoolhouse Rock Grammar. After that she read a couple chapters in The Hundred Dresses, copied her spelling words and called it a day. 😉

BUT today I promised that we would dive into the owl pellets and science kits. Colin was begging to get into them last night! LOL

 

It just occurred to me that I never write about what the big kids do for school. I guess because I no longer create the units for them. :/ I will start adding their stuff, too! Homeschooling high school can be so intimidating but it isn’t really much different than the younger years. 😉

 

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Ireland and St Patrick Unit Study


I plan on starting an Ireland/St. Patrick unit the week before St. Patrick’s Day and continuing the week after.

All the resources I use are either free or cheap. The books can be found at your local library, on Paperback Swap or on Amazon (some free).

The one thing I use for country studies that isn’t free or very cheap is Little Passports. Also, when we lived in Virginia I would run out to World Market and grab things from the country we were going to study next. I MISS THAT!!!!

BOOKS – 

Magic Tree House Research Guide – Leprechauns and Irish Folklore (I like these even more than the regular Magic Tree House books! LOL)

Magic Tree House – Leprechauns in Late Winter

Tim O’Toole and the Wee Folk 

Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato

Tales From Celtic Lands Hc W 2 Cds

Tales from Celtic Lands

Patrick Patron Saint of Ireland

St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day in the Morning

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover

This Is Ireland

Maps to Color and Learn - Europe

Maps to Color & Learn – Europe

EYEWITNESS ATLAS OF THE WORLD

The Eyewitness Atlas of the World

The Kingfisher Young People's Atlas of the World

The Kingfisher Young People’s Atlas of the World

Kindle and Online Books – 

8 Fun St. Patrick’s Day Stories for 4 – 8 Year Olds – Free for Prime members

Bella Sue and the St. Patrick’s Day Hullabaloo – 99 cents or free for Prime members

Ireland- Our Island Story – $3.99

St. Patrick’s Day (All About Holidays) – $5.69

Ireland – Planet Collection – Free for Prime – $2.99

Printables – 

Ireland Lapbook – Homeschool Share

Ireland Lapbook – Enchanted Homeschooling Mom

St. Patrick’s Day Lapbook – Squidoo

St Patrick’s Day Lapbook – Homeschool Helper Online

St. Patrick’s Day in the Morning Unit Study – Homeschool Share

St. Patrick’s Day Coloring Pages and Books – Squidoo

Celtic Design Coloring Pages and Books – Squidoo

St. Patrick’s Day Coloring Pages – 3 Boys and a Dog

Ireland Mini Report – Classroom Freebies

St. Patrick’s Day Dot Marker Pages – Free Homeschool Deals and 3 Dinosaurs

St. Patrick’s Day Pack – 3 Dinosaurs

St. Patrick’s Day Pre-K Pack – Over the Big Moon

Ireland Flag and Map Coloring Page – Crayola

Ireland and St. Patrick Printables – Education.com

Ireland and St. Patrick Printables and Activities – Activity Village

Ireland and St. Patrick’s Day Crafts and Printables – DLTK

Expedition Ireland – Amanda Bennett Download & Go – $8.95

St. Patrick’s Day Project Pack – Hands of a Child – $8

Ireland – Countries of the World Activities and Copywork – Currclick – $2

Online Resources – 

St. Patrick’s Day Activities – 3 Boys and a Dog

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts and Activities – Fern Smith’s Classroom Ideas

Potato People Craft – Buggy and Buddy

How St. Patrick’s Day Works – How Stuff Works

Blarney Castle Virtual Tour

Learn about Shamrocks 

Listen to some Celtic music – YouTube

Discover Ireland – YouTube

Story of St. Patrick – YouTube

Ireland – National Geographic Kids

Irish Recipes

SHEW!! What a list!!! LOL

I hope this helps as you study Ireland and St. Patrick! 🙂

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Tee to Short-all Refashion Tutorial


Tee to Short-all 1

 

My cousin, Sandra (Rivas & Co.) is my newest client! YAY!!! She bought a t-shirt for Liam in the smallest size available (about a child’s 6/7) but it was way too big (Liam is 15 months old)! What to do, what to do??? AH HA! Make it a short-all! So she gave me a call and asked if I could do it. SURE! 🙂

 

What I Used

t-shirt

6 size 16 snaps (7/16 “)

navy thread

 

 

 

Step 1

 

Tee to Short-all 2

Cut out a section at the bottom of the tee to make the legs.

HINT – if you want snaps in the crotch, DO NOT cut this big of a section out….. Learn from MY mistakes. 😉 I would just cut it straight and then fold and press.

Also, if you aren’t concerned about the neck and arm holes being too big, you can simply add the snaps to the crotch and be done! 😉

 

 

 

Step 2 –

 

Tee to Short-all 3

 

I took my BFF, the seam ripper, and took the binding off of the arm holes.

 

HINT- If you aren’t concerned about the arms being too big you can skip that part. Especially if you are putting the snaps in the crotch. 😉

 

 

Step 3 –

 

Tee to Short-all 4

Cut a tad off the sides to create your new arm holes.

 

 

 

 

Step 4 –

Tee to Short-all 6

Take your trusty seam ripper and pick apart the shoulders. Then fold over 1″ , press and top stitch.

Add your snaps!

This will also make the neck smaller. 😉

 

 

 

Step 5  – 

 

Tee to Short-all 8

 

Stitch the ends in place.

 

 

 

Step 6 –

 

Tee to Short-all 12

 

Pin and stitch the inseam.

 

 

Step 7 – 

 

Tee to Short-all 16

 

Pin the binding back on the arm holes and stitch in place.

 

NOTE – My machine was not being well behaved and kept chewing up the binding, so I just folded the edges of the arm holes over and stitched in place.  Ever since I had to get a new presser foot my machine has been touchy. :/

 

 

Step 8 –

 

Tee to Short-all 18

 

Pin and stitch the side seam.

 

 

You are ALLLLLL done! 😀

 

Tee to Short-all 22

 

 

Now my little cousin Liam has a new short-all with his daddy’s ship on it! YAY!!!!!

 

 

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to use the Contact Me button at the top of the page and shoot me an e-mail! 🙂

 

 

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Inspiring Blog Award


 

Inspiring Blog Award

 

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

 

 

 

OMGOSH!! An AWARD!! You like me, you realllllly like me! (Sorry, but I love Sally Field. LOL)

I great big, GINORMOUS THANK YOU to The Menopausal Mother for bestowing this award upon me! I am very honored!

 

 

As with any blog award, there comes a set of rules:
1.  Display award image on your blog page.
2.  Link back to the person who nominated you.
3.  State 7 facts about yourself.
4.  Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award.
5.  Notify the bloggers that they have been nominated and link to their posts.

 

 

7 Facts About Me –

1 – I am a bit of a goofball. Bet you didn’t guess THAT! 😉

2 – I am an EXTREMELY picky eater. I was never made to eat anything I didn’t like. I HATE it when The Hubby tries to get me to taste stuff he KNOWS I won’t like! If it smells bad I won’t go near it! LOL

3 – The only bone I have ever broken was my nose.

4 – I have had surgery 3 times.

5 – I reallllly want a tattoo, I just can’t make up my mind about exactly what I want and where. I guess you could say I want several tattoos but I’m not sure I could go through with it several times! LOL I don’t exactly like needles. BLECK!!!!

6 – I am a major chocoholic. Everything is better with chocolate. 😉

7 – I have blue eyes but they turn green when I am really tired or very sick, basically when they are very bloodshot! LOL

 

Now, to pass this on to 15 deserving bloggers! This is always a tough one for me. You see, there are actually bloggers who aren’t that crazy about receiving these awards!! CRAZZZZZZZY to the extreme!!! Not want an award?? They MUST be cracked in the head. 😉

Anyway, I’m sure all these lovely ladies are as happy to receive this award as I was!!!

 

1- Rivas & Co.

2- Eileen’s Perpetually Busy

3- Patti’s Reading Corner

4- Sew Blessed Maw

5- Sewspicious Minds

6- Cindy’s Books & Bits

7- Little Kids Grow

8- Hopeful Threads

9- SquigglyTwigs Designs

10- Sewville

11 – WTF Am I Thinking

12 – Dear Ms Migraine

13 – Stringtown Home

14 – Dresses and Me

15 – Oso Victoria Love Fashion Love Vintage

 

I really hope that you will visit all of these wonderful blogs and show them some LOVE!!!!

 

 

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Sew Quiet Lately


 

I am so sorry for not posting the last few days. I have been having a little quiet time. Well, as quiet as can be with 4 kids in the house… LOL   I have a few projects in the works that I will be sharing in the next few days. My cousin Sandra over at Rivas & Co. has hired me to refashion a t-shirt into a short-all (plus a couple of other things) and I will be sharing that tutorial with you shortly. It’s going to be SOOOO cute!! 🙂

I stopped at the tiny local fabric shop yesterday to pick up same navy thread (for the short-all) and while I was there I grabbed a couple  more than a couple of things…. LOL

They have a couple of baskets on the counter and everything in them is 50 cents!! I grabbed a bottle of Fray Check and a few appliques. YAY!

 

New Fabric - Paris

 

I bought 2 fat quarters of Paris Ville by Michael Miller. Very cute but when I got home I noticed that the grain line runs so that the print would be sideways instead of the way it is pictured now. WEIRD!!

 

New Fabric - Robert Kaufman

 

I bought  1 1/2 yards of this Robert Kaufman print. It was just SO cute!!!!! I’m thinking a spring outfit for Cailey!

 

 

New Fabric - Yellow Floral

 

This is a remnant piece, maybe 1/2 a yard. It’s nice and thick, perfect for a purse or maybe a tote.

 

 

New Fabric - Western

This is just a tiny piece, about 12″ x 43″, but I think it will make a perfect book cover for my Dad.

Speaking of my Dad, yesterday was his 60th Birthday!! YAY!! There were many times that we didn’t think he would make it to 60. He has so many health problems. He was supposed to be on his way to visit us but has been delayed by a massive migraine that has lasted 3 days so far. Keep him in your prayers, please.

 

 

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IF he can make it down here he can look forward to the cake we got for him. (If I can keep the kids out of it long enough. LOL)  I asked for a western theme and this is what they gave me. :/ Not bad but not what  I was expecting, either. That’s what happens when you only have 2 grocery stores to choose from and no real bakeries!!!  LOL

 

 

Like I said, I have some project in the works and some study units I need to get together. The posts will be coming, I promise!!  I guess I just needed a little down time after Jacob left. I miss him so much and the time just seems to fly by when he is here.

 

 

A Day at the Beach


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As most of you know, Jacob (our oldest son) is visiting from Virginia for a few days and brought his best friend, Charles, with him. We decided to take the morning and head to the beach! Our older 3 kids hadn’t been to the beach since they were VERY little and our youngest 2 had never been at all!! I LOVE the beach but, unfortunately, The Hubby does NOT, so while he was at work we took off and went! We are much closer to the beach here than when we lived in Virginia so now I can take the kids any time! YAY!!!!

 

 

 

Beach 098

 

 

 

Beach 101

 

 

 

 

Beach 104

 

 

 

 

Beach 109

 

Left to right : Joshua, Jacob and Charles.

 

 

 

Beach 115

 

It was in the 60’s yesterday, so while not exactly ideal beach weather it was still warm enough to dip our toes. 😉

Shhh!! I actually got a picture of Deanna!!!

 

 

 

Beach 118

 

We saw A LOT of sand dollars!! SOOOOOO COOL!!!!

 

 

Beach 122

 

We also saw a jelly fish that had washed up on shore.

 

 

 

Beach 154

 

Jacob found a dead horseshoe crab. He thought it was pretty awesome. LOL

 

 

 

Beach 132

 

 

 

 

 

Beach 136

 

Colin’s sandcastle.

 

 

 

Beach 143

 

 

 

 

Beach 146

 

Cailey’s sandcastle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We had a FANTASTIC day at the beach and the kids can’t wait to go back! YAY!!!

 

On a sad note, Jacob and Charles leave this evening to head back to Virginia. I hate to see them go but at least they are heading back with new experiences. I hope the train ride back is more comfortable for them!

 

 

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Rocks and Minerals Unit Study


 

Another science unit!!! I love putting these units together! It’s so much fun! And I really love putting them on here ahead of when I need them. When we are ready to study the unit I have everything I need right here a click away! 😉

 

BOOKS 

 

DK Eyewitness Rocks & Minerals 

 

 

DK Eyewitness Crystal & Gem

 

 

Rocks and Mining

 

 

Magic School Bus Inside the Earth

 

 

Magic School Bus Rocky Road Trip

 

 

 

Janice VanCleave’s Earth Science for Every Kid

 

 

Everything Rocks and Minerals

 

 

Geology Rocks! 50 Hands-on Activities to Explore the Earth

 

Kindle Books

 

DK Pocket Genius Rocks and Minerals

 

 

National Geographic Kids Rocks and Minerals Level 2 Reader

 

 

Rocks and Minerals Unit Study  (Was free, keep checking back.)

 

 

Rocktionary

 

 

Explore Rocks and Minerals 25 Great Projects, Activities and Experiments 

 

 

Rocks and Minerals book cover

DK Eye Wonder Rocks and Minerals – read for free on We Give Books

 

The First Book of Stones – Download for free from Home School Commons

 

 

Magazine

Rocks

Kids Discover – Rocks

 

 

Printables

Magic School Bus Rocky Field Trip Lapbook – Yee Shall Know

Rocks and Minerals Cards – Little Schoolhouse in the Suburbs

Rocks and Minerals – School Express – worksheets

Rocks and Minerals Notebooking Pages – The Notebooking Fairy

Rocks and Minerals Lapbook – My Homeschool Treasure Trove – free but you need to sign up for the Yahoo! Group

Rocks and Minerals – History Scribe – Currclick – 96 cents

Rocks and Minerals Copywork – Happy Scribe – Currclick – 96 cents

Rodney Rockhound’s Rocks and Minerals Lapbook – Hands of a Child – $5

Rocks & Minerals Lapbook – Hands of a Child – $7

Rocks and Minerals Unit Study – Simple Days – Currclick – $1.99

 

 

Online Resources and Activities

 

Types of Rocks – neoK12

Making Rock Candy – Homeschool Discoveries

The Magic School Bus Rock Shard Puzzle

Magic School Bus Inside the Earth Study – Squidoo

Crayon Rocks – Momma Owl’s Lab

Different Types of Rocks – Squidoo

Getting to Know Geology Unit Study – Squidoo

Geology Rocks – Unit Study – Squidoo

Rocks and Minerals Videos – YouTube

Rocks for Kids

Kids Love Rocks

Brainpop Jr Rocks and Minerals

Rocks and Minerals Activities, Crafts and Printables – The Crafty Classroom

Thinkquest – Rocks and Minerals

Montessori Rocks and Minerals Lesson Plan Ideas – Montessori 21st Century

Rocks and Minerals Lesson Plans and Worksheets – Mr Collinson’s Science

The Rock Cycle – Beakers and Bumblebees

 

 

Kits

Young Scientist Series – Kits 7, 8 & 9 

Rock and Crystal Excavation Kit

National Geographic Earth Science Crystals, Rocks, and Minerals

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fly on the Wall February!


Have you ever thought about what people might think if they saw what goes on behind-the-scenes at your house? Do you ever wonder what it would be like to catch a glimpse of someone else’s daily life? Here’s your chance. Today 16 bloggers are inviting you into their homes to be a fly on the wall.

 

 

Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:

 

www.BakingInATornado.com      

http://www.bigaandlittlea.com/

http://hypnoticbard.blogspot.com/

http://www.justalittlenutty.com/                          

http://sadderbutwiser.wordpress.com                 

http://followmehome.shellybean.com                

https://stacysewsandschools.wordpress.com/

http://menopausalmother.blogspot.com/

http://www.dontchewonthedinnertable.blogspot.com

http://mybrainonkids.net/     

http://www.findingfelicity.com

www.therowdybaker.com         

http://smn0409.blogspot.com/  

www.theblacksheepmom.blogspot.com

http://raising-reagan.com/

http://mooreorganizedmayhem.blogspot.com/

 

Sooo…. I…… Ummmmm…… Lost my list, again…… And here I am at the last second trying to pull something out of my ear. YILES!!!!!!!
Here is some of what I can remember.
FIRST I have BIG BIG BIG NEWS!!!! For my Valentine’s Day present, The Hubby bought Jacob train tickets to come visit this weekend!! YAY!!!! We are paying for him AND his best friend to come down! They will get in bright and early Sunday morning and will be here until late Tuesday evening! YAY!! I am SOOOOOO excited! THE BEST Valentine’s Day present EVER!!!! I can’t wait to squeeze him!
OH! For those of you that may not know, Jacob is our oldest son. He is 19 and when we moved from VA to GA he decided to stay in VA. Broke my poor heart all to pieces. This will be his second visit since we moved here at the beginning of November.
Colin lost his first tooth!!! YAY!! He was sooooo anxious about it!  He has a 2nd loose one that I imagine will be gone any day now. I can wait to see him missing his 2 bottom front teeth!!! LOL SO stinkin’ cute!
I am in the process of rereading the Harry Potter books for the I don’t know WHAT time. LOL I almost had The Hubby persuaded into buying me the entire series in the British versions but then he remembered that Jacob coming to visit was my present… Drat. Foiled again! 😉
The Hubby told me a couple of weeks ago that I had too many books. HA!! No such thing exists!! Then I pointed out to him that he has quite a large library of DVDs. That got him quiet. 😉
I am still trying to adjust to living this far south. (We are almost in Florida.) It just isn’t normal to have pollen and flowers in February. SIGH….. I want some SNOW, people!!!!!!
In Bags of Hope and Love news, I sent in ANOTHER email to the foster care system a couple of counties over (our county is TINY and has 6 kids total in the system) and I STILL haven’t heard back!! I am so upset. I am not quite sure what to do…. I think that I will sew up some bags and send them to my old church and do some sewing with Hopeful Threads.
This month I nearly burnt myself out. I just had too many balls in the air and nearly dropped them all. Sewing, blogging, homeschooling, homemaking and taking college courses…… My goodness!! I have only one week left in my Business Growth class, though! YAY!!! Oh, and the final…. YILES!! Wish me luck!!!! At the end of April I will be starting a design class but a couple of my other classes should be done by then, I think….
I can’t seem to remember any of the crazy or funny stuff!!! Figures. So to make up for that……..
Sewing, homeschooling, Harry Potter and cats. Yep, I covered all the bases. 😉
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