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Human Body Unit Study Resources


Human Body Resources

 

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We did a study unit on the human body about 3 years ago. The kids had a blast with it!!

 

Human Body

Here is the finished human body sticker poster from the Magic School Bus Human Body Science Kit.

 

 

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This is the cover of Cailey’s lapbook. She filled in the organs and some of the muscles and bones.

I wish I had taken more pictures of our activities but this was before I started blogging.

 

I found a TON of great resources, even more than I found 3 years ago!

 

 

As always, I try to include resources for a variety of ages. All books can be found at your local library, on Amazon or Paperback Swap (you should really check out this link).

All printable resources are free unless marked with $$$$.

 

 

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Activities, Handouts and Teaching Aids – Exploring Nature  (click on the Human Body tab for more)

Coloring Pages – Examiner.com

Coloring Pages – POW Science

Coloring Pages and Activities – Crayola

Coloring Pages and Worksheets – School Express

Coloring Pages, Activities, Games and More – Ask a Biologist

Crafts and More – The Crafty Classroom

First Grade Unit – Another Day in First Grade

Heart Coloring Pages – Children’s Heart Institute

Infographics – Kids Discover

Lapbook – Homeschool Share

Lapbook 2 – Homeschool Share

Lapbook – Homeschooling in Heels

Life Size Body – The Home Teacher

Life Size Body Puzzle – Confessions of a Homeschooler

Mini Books, Puzzles and Cards – A to Z Teacher’s Stuff

Montessori 3 Part Cards – Simply Montessori

Montessori Circulatory System Unit – Living Montessori Now

Montessori Skeleton Unit – Living Montessori Now

Notebooking Pages – Homeschool Helper Online

Pre K Pack – 2 Teaching Mommies

Printables and Lesson Plans – The Science Spot

Skeleton Flashcards – My Free Flashcards

Worksheets – Activity Village

Worksheets – Homeschool Helper Online

Worksheets – Parents.com

Worksheets – Soft Schools

Worksheets, Activities and More – Education.com

Worksheets, Lesson Plans and More – Teaching Ideas

Worksheets, Posters and More – Sparkle Box

X-rays – Tried and True Blog

 

 

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Teachers Pay Teachers – Some FREE!!!!

 

 

 

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Activities – Adventures in Mommydom

Activities – All Things Beautiful

Activities – Highhill Homeschool  (scroll down)

Activities- Homeschool Escapade

Activities – Homeschool Share

Activities – Journey 2 Excellence

Activities – Science Matters

Brain Fluid Activity – Life with My Giggly Girls

Crafts – Martha Stewart

Complete Anatomy Course – Biology Corner

Games – BBC

Games 2 – BBC

Games – Surgery Games

Games, Lessons and Videos – Neo K12

Info – Kids Discover

Info – Kids Konnect

Info – National Geographic

Info – Soft Schools

Info and Videos – Learn Bones

Info, Games and More – Cells Alive

Info, Games, Quizzes, Videos and More – Science Kids

Interactive Info – Inner Body

Interactive Info – Kids Biology

Interactive Info – MEDtropolis

Unit Study – Guest Hollow

Unit Study – Spell Outloud

Unit Study – Squidoo

Video – The Magic School Bus – Bus for Lunch – YouTube

Video – The Magic School Bus – Inside Ralphie – YouTube

Videos – Highhill Homeschool

Videos – Game Aquarium

Videos by Make Me Genius – YouTube

Virtual Surgeries – Ed Heads

 

 

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SmartLab – Squishy Human Body

SmartLab Squishy Brain

The Magic School Bus Human Body Science Kit

 

At one point we owned all 3 but with all the moves a lot of pieces went missing. :(

 

 

 

 

OMG!! This unit took me 3 hours to type up!! YILES!!! All in all, I worked over 6 hours on this unit alone. Good grief!! LOL

 

 

Don’t forget to check out all of my Homeschooling Units and Ideas page!!!

 

 

HAVE FUN LEARNING!!!!!!!!

 

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Sewing Machine Cover Tutorial


Sewing Machine Cover Tutorial

 

I got a new sewing machine for my Birthday!!! YIPPPEEE!! It was KILLING me to not be sewing!!! I managed to finagle some room in this teeny tiny house to put some of fabric and supplies!

New Sewing Machine

This is my new machine and I LOVE IT SOOOOOO MUCH!!! It’s so easy to use! I would recommend it for beginner and intermediate sewists alike. It has so many functions. I’ve been having a blast playing around with it and seeing what it can do.

It’s also much quieter than my old one. That is a major plus! I can set my playlist on YouTube and listen to music while I sew, never missing a note.

OK, enough gushing over this miraculous machine!

I decided that it would be really nice to make a cover for it. Y’know, keep it from getting dusty (like I’ll let it sit idle long enough for THAT).

 

WHAT I USED

 

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Then I took a large sheet of paper and marked the height and width of my machine, turning it into a pattern of sorts for the sides.

 

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Next, I cut the fat quarter in half for the front and back.

 

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Then I cut the fat quarter for the top.

 

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Next I cut the pieces for the border on the front and back.

 

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The last pieces I cut were the sides.

 

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Then I pinned the top to the front (or back).

Sew the seam together.

Then do the other side (front or back) the same way.

Next sew the border pieces to the front and back.

 

 

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Press your seams. Not only does it look better but it helps the seams to set.

 

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Next, pin the sides to the front/back. Only pin the top and one side.

Sew the seam.

 

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Then you can pin the other side.

Sew the seam making sure to not leave an opening!

 

Do the other side.

 

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Next, fold over the bottom by 1/2″ and press.

Fold over another 1/2″, press and pin.

Sew your hem!

I used the decorative clover one mine. ;)

 

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This is how it looks on my machine.

BUT I wasn’t thrilled with the results.

 

Sooooooo…………….

 

 

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I pinched the edges and sewed! Now it stands so nice and pretty! :D

 

I hope you enjoyed this!!

Let me know if you try it out!!

 

HAVE FUN SEWING!!!

 

Gosh, it feels SOOOOOOOO good to be sewing again!!!

 

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Horses: Unit Study Resources


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The next in line for our animal studies will be horses!

As always, I try to include resources for a variety of ages. All books can be found at your local library, on Amazon or Paperback Swap (you should really check out this link).

All printable resources are free unless marked with $$$$.

 

 

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Activities, Coloring Pages and Worksheets – Education.com

Activity Sheets – Barbara Smith Occupational Therapist

Activity Sheets – Blaze Kids

Activity Sheets – The Kentucky Horse Council

Activity Sheets and Online Activities – Horse Wyse

Book and Copywork – Homeschool Commons

Coloring Pages – Animal Jr.

Coloring Pages – Coloring-Page.net

Coloring Pages and Crafts – DLTK-Kids

Coloring Pages and Puzzles – School Express

Coloring Pages, Crafts, Lesson Plans – Crayola

Coloring Pages, Crafts, Notebooking Pages and Worksheets – Activity Village

Coloring Pages, Puzzles and More – Print Activities

Coloring Pages, Worksheets, Games, Videos – Cyber Sleuth Kids

Crafts – Learn Create Love (scroll down)

Lapbook – Homeschool Helper Online

Lapbook – Homeschooling in Heels

Literature Based Lapbooks and Unit Studies – Homeschool Share

Montessori Cards – Professor Poppins

Notebooking Page – HSLaunch

Notebooking Pages – Marine Corps Nomads

Paper Cut-Outs and Info – AMNH

Printable Horses – Spoonful

Research Pages – The Curriculum Corner

 

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Teachers Pay Teachers  (Some FREE!!!!)

 

 

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Activities and Videos – Adventures in Mommydom

Anatomy Info – Circle R Ranch

Anatomy Info – Think Like a Horse

Anatomy Video – Painted Horse – YouTube

Crafts – Crafts by Amanda

Crafts – Danielle’s Place

Crafts – Family Crafts About.com

Crafts – Pony Club

Crafts – Squidoo

Footprint Craft – All Kids Network

Game – A Virtual Horse

Games – Bella Sara

Games – Horse-Games

Info – Discover Horses

Info – Horses with Aimee

Info – How Stuff Works

Info – Tahoe Meadows

Info and Free Magazine – Learn About Horses

Info and Video – Animals Time

Info and Video – Squidoo

Info, Games and More – Horse 4 Kids

No Sew Puppet – Red Ted Art

Virtual Field Trip – 4-H Horse Farm

 

 

 

 

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***TOYS***

Melissa and Doug Pasture Pals

TOOB – Horses

Horse Figures

 

 

**MOVIES and VIDEOS**

Netflix has MANY, MANY family horse movies. Just type horses into the search bar.

YouTube also has many horse videos. I searched “horses for kids”.

List of horse movies for kids – Common Sense Media 

“Spirit: The Stallion of the Cimarron”

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAVE FUN LEARNING!!!!

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~*~Butterfly Resources~*~


Butterfly Resources

 

 

We are right in the middle of our butterfly kit!! Our caterpillars JUST forms their chrysalides this weekend! YAY!!!

 

Butterfly Kit

 

This is what our caterpillars looked like when we got them in the mail on February 28th.

 

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This is what they looked like just a day or 2 before they started making their chrysalides.

 

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Here are the chrysalides that were made over the weekend!

 

I worried that I jumped the gun on ordering the caterpillars but the kit says as long as it is above 55 degrees when you release them then they will be OK. SHEW!!!

We should have painted lady butterflies in 7 – 10 days!! YAY!!!

I purchased our kit at Toys R Us but you can get the same kit on Amazon. WOW! I should have waited and bought mine there! LOL It’s on sale right now!!!

 

As always, I try to include resources for a variety of ages. All books can be found at your local library, on Amazon or Paperback Swap (you should really check out this link).

All printable resources are free unless marked with $$$$.

 

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There are TONS of butterfly books out there. These are just a few.

 

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Butterfly and Caterpillar Themed Math Sheets – Animal Jr

Coloring Pages – ABC Teach

Coloring Pages – Animal Jr

Coloring Pages – ButterflyPictures.net

Coloring Pages and Crafts – DLTK-Kids

Coloring Pages and Crafts – Kid Zone (Scroll down)

Coloring Pages and Worksheets – Education.com

Coloring Pages, Crafts and Lesson Plans  – Crayola

Coloring Pages, Worksheets and Games – Soft Schools

Lapbook – Homeschool Helper Online

Lapbook – Homeschool Share

Lapbook – Lapbook Lessons

Lapbook for Magic School Bus Butterfly Battle – Yee Shall Know

Life Cycle Printable – School of Dragons

Montessori Printables and Activities – Living Montessori Now

Notebooking Pages – Activity Village

Notebooking Pages – The Crafty Classroom

Notebooking Pages – HSLaunch (You may have to put Butterflies in search box.)

Preschool Pack – 2 Teaching Mommies

Preschool Pack – Confessions of a Homeschooler

Preschool Unit – Spell Out Loud

Printable Book and Coloring Book – Butterfly World

Printable Games, Bookmarks, etc – Preschool Mom

Printable Journal – 123 Homeschool 4 Me

Printables, Crafts and More – Making Learning Fun

Worksheets – School Express

 

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Teachers Pay Teachers – Some FREE!!!!

 

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Activities and Crafts – Education.com

Activities and Crafts – No Time for Flashcards

Activity and Snack – First Grade Shenanigans

Activities, Games, Videos and More – Neo K12

Chalk Pastel Tutorial – Hodge Podge

Crafts – Butterfly School

Crafts – The Crafty Crow

Crafts – Danielle’s Place

Crafts – Learn Create Love

Crafts – Spoonful

Documentary – Journey of the Butterflies – PBS

Downloadable Book – Gutenberg.org

Info – The Butterfly Site

Info – Butterfly School

Info – How Stuff Works

Info – Nat Geo Kids

Info – Valdosta.edu

Info and Activities – Valdosta.edu

Info and Games – Learner.org

Life Cycle Game – Sheppard Software

Nature Study – DIY Homeschooler

Nature Study – The Homeschool Scientist

Raising Monarch Butterflies Activity – PBS Kids

Symmetry Art – Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas

Video – Butterflies: Nature’s Miracle – YouTube

Video – Flight of the Butterflies – YouTube

Video – Magic School Bus Butterfly and the Bog Beast – YouTube

Video and Lesson Plan – Education.NationalGeographic.com

 

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SNACKS

Juggling with Kids

Bake Decorate Celebrate

Perpetual Preschool

Meaningful Mama

 

MAKE BUTTERFLY WINGS

WikiHow

Crafty Moods

Real Simple

Magic Cabin

 

 

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Homeschooling High School – Part 1 – The Free Stuff


High School Part 1

 

 

 

I realized the other day that I have posted very little about homeschooling my high school kids. Most often I follow the same things I do with the younger kids BUT the lessons are MUCH more involved.

There are, however, lots and lots of different FREE sites that we use. Yes, FREE!!! And I am going to list all of those for you here. ;)

 

 

 

Khan Academy – Most awesome site EVER!! We would never have made it through some of the upper math without it!! They also have lower level math, as well as science, history, art, economics…..

HippoCampus – Another site with higher maths, sciences, social sciences and humanities

Coursera – I have actually taken a couple of courses on Coursera and HIGHLY recommend it. A lot of the classed will give you a certificate of accomplishment at the end of the course. These are all college level courses but my kids have been able to follow along quite well.

Saylor – This site has just added a K-12 option. Math seems to be the only course they have so far and that is 6th – advanced statistics. They do have a  variety of college courses, though.

All in One High School – This site has it all mapped out for you, day by day. It’s isn’t quite complete yet as far as I can tell, but it’s getting there. And everything is ONLINE!!!! I believe they may ask your child to read certain books that aren’t available online BUT they are always available at the library.

Ambleside Online – Another site that has everything laid out for you. BUT not quite everything is available online for free but there are options given.

An Old-Fashioned Education – Tons of free resources, almost all of them from yesteryear and for every subject.

Homeschool Share – Yes, I know, this site is geared more toward the younger set BUT you can still use  a lot of the lapbooks and unit studies to get you started. All you have to do is ask for more details and add more reading, projects, etc.

Practical Pages – Notebooking is great for ALL grades, except for the very youngest, of course. ;)

Donna Young – Printables for every occasion!! Even DIPLOMAS and forms for transcripts!!

 

So, how do WE use these sites?? Well, all 3 of my older kids use Khan Academy A LOT for math. A LOT. The other sites they use as their interests direct them or if they feel like going deeper into a topic.

We do a ton of reading. Lots and lots and lots of living books. I’ll give you some examples.

Founding Fathers

Founding Brothers

Founding Mothers

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Plutarch

Elements of Style

Lots of Isaac Asimov’s non-fiction

And pretty much anything in the non-fiction sections of the library that catches their attention.

I wish all my books were unpacked then I would have a better list for you.

Anyway, we also rely a lot on Netflix documentaries, YouTube and stuff we DVR.

Don’t forgot those field trips! Art museums, history museums, state parks, etc.

My advice? Give them a topic and set them loose to research the heck out of it. OR see what they are really interested in, then set them loose to research the heck out of it. LOL

And RELAX!!!! It’s OK!! They are learning and that’s what REALLY matters!!

 

 

HAVE FUN LEARNING!!!

 

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T-Shirt to Bag Tutorial


Tshirt to Bag

 

 

I had this really cute t-shirt that I love so much BUT it shrank to about 2 sizes too small. I sat around and thought about what I could do with it. I really wanted to still use it for myself so I went with BAG!! :D

 

 

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Here is how the shirt was before! SO CUTE!!!

 

 

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Cut off the sleeves!

 

 

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Cut off the bottom, leaving plenty of room for the bottom seam, according to how big you want your bag to be.

 

 

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Cut off the sides, going straight down from the edge of the shoulder.

 

 

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Cut off the shoulder seams.

 

 

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Take the bottom of the shirt that you cut off and cut in half. Then take each piece and cut at the seams so that you have 2 long strips. These will turn into the handle.

Actually…… You just need to cut it at the seam, now that I think about it. LOL

When I started making the bag, I wasn’t sure if I would make one handle or two. Since I just made one, cutting them in half isn’t necessary.  You will just fold in half long ways and press.

 

SO, just cut it at the seam for one long piece! ;)

 

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I cut a piece of black fleece and pinned it to the wrong side of the back piece of the shirt.

Then I zigzag stitched it on making an inside pocket.

 

 

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Take the long piece for the handle, fold it in half and press.  Next, pin it and sew just the long side seam, making a long open ended tube.

Turn it right side out and press.

 

 

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Place the handle on the RIGHT side of the back piece and pin the ends to the shoulders.

Now, pin the rest of the handle out of the way of all the edges.

 

 

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Take the front of the bag and place it face down over the other parts. Line it up and pin.

Now, sew all along the edges, leaving the neck part open.

Turn it all right side out and press!!!

 

 

 

Now you have a great bag and you didn’t have to give away your cute tee!!! :D

 

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I found that the handle was a little too long for my liking so I just tied a knot in it. ;)

 

Let me know what you think!

Was this easy to follow???

If you have any questions, just leave a comment here, on Facebook or Twitter OR use the Contact Me button at the top the of the page to shoot me an email! :D

 

HAVE FUN SEWING!!!!

 

 

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Italy Country Study w/FREE Notebooking Pages


Italy Country Study

We are one week into our school year! YAY!!!! It’s going as smoothly as it could, I guess… LOL

The next country we’ve decided to study is Italy! For some reason we have been on an I kick…. Ireland, Israel, India and now Italy! LOL

As always, I try to include resources for a variety of ages. I have 4 different grades going at the same time! ;)

The books should be easily found at your local library, on Amazon or Paperback Swap.

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All printable resources are free unless noted with $$$.

Lapbook – Homeschool Share

Worksheets   – Education.com 

Coloring Pages, Crafts and Lesson Plans – Crayola

Ancient Rome Coloring Pages – Coloring.ws

Bookmarks, Notebooking and Coloring Pages – Activity Village

Coloring Pages – Scholastic

Puzzles, booklets, maps, etc – Ed Helper

Posters – Sparklebox

Long Bridge Publishing

Coloring Pages – Edupics

Worksheets, map, coloring pages – Italian Folk Art Federation

Some free – abc teach

$$$Italy Nomenclature Cards – Montessori Materials

$$$ – Passport  Italy – Amanda Bennett

$$$ – Currclick

Italy Unit Study

Notebooking Pages

World Expedition WebQuest – Italy

 

 

 

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Mama Lisa’s World – Songs, Nursery Rhymes and Music from Italy

Crafts for Kids- Italy

National Geographic Kids (also a small printable)

Time for Kids

Mr. Donn – Lesson Plans, Games, Activities

Busy Bee Kids Crafts

eHow – Crafts (I especially like the paint like Michelangelo!!!!

Info Please

Ducksters

Making Friends – Crafts

Think Quest

Fun Learning Activities for Kids 

Wikipedia – List of Famous Italians

YouTube – a list of videos about Italy

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Little Passports

Kitchen Daily – Kid Friendly Italian Recipes

 

 

HAVE FUN HOMESCHOOLING!!!!

 

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Volcano Unit Study w/FREE Notebooking Pages


Volcano Unit Study

The next unit up, VOLCANOES!!! Lots and lots of fun!!!

Here is pic of Deanna’s salt dough and papier mache  volcano that she made a couple of years ago.

Deanna's Volcano

Deanna had a lot of fun making that! She created the the lava from red food coloring, vinegar and baking soda.

 

 

As always, the links, printables, books and resources can be used with a variety of ages.

All the books should be easily found at your local library, on Amazon or Paperback Swap.

If you have any questions, just leave a comment, use the Contact Me button at the top of the page to shoot me an email or find me on Facebook or Twitter! :D

 

 

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Krafty Kids – V is for Volcano

Homeschool Share – Unit Study and Lapbook

Homeschool Helper Online – Unit Study

HS Launch – Mini book and Notebooking page 

abc Teach – worksheets

Homeschooling About.com – worksheets

The Helpful Garden – volcano cards  and nomenclature cards

First-School – V is for Volcano

Sparklebox – banners and posters

Crayola – coloring pages, lesson plans, crafts

Twisty Noodle – handwriting sheets and coloring pages

Teach-nology – printable lessons

Hands on Homeschooler – counting cards

Enchanted Learning – printables and activities

School Express – activity sheets

Super Coloring Pages

ESL Printables – worksheets

Education.com – worksheets

Scholastic – exploding volcano mini book

$$$ – Hands of a Child – the site was down while I was making this post.  You can find the Volcanoes Notepack on Currclick  and the Volcanoes Lapbook but they are usually cheaper on the Hands of a Child site.

$$$ – Currclick

Types of Volcanoes

Volcanoes Unit Study  or on Kindle

Simple Schooling All About Volcanoes (I love their units and I have this one.)

Volcanoes Lapbook

Make a 3 D Layered Volcano

 

 

 

 

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Volcano World

USGS – info and teacher resources

Just Montessori – activity ideas

No Time for Flash Cards – activities and craft

PBS – Volcano’s Deadly Warning

Earth’s Active Volcanoes 

Quia – vocabulary game

Brain Pop – game

Education.com – make a volcano

neo K 12 – videos, activities

National Geographic

Scholastic – info

Discovery Kids– info

Kids Geo– info

A to Z Home’s Cool Homeschooling – videos, links and activities

wiki How – 3 ways to make a volcano

Squidoo – Volcanoes for Kids

Plate Tectonics and Volcano Lesson

Volcano Videos for Kids

Kids Investigate Volcanoes

 

 

 

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Volcano cakes – Refashionista    and  Celebrations at Home

Volcano snacks – Craft Interrupted  and   Parents Connect

Volcano science kits – we currently have the Smithsonian and the Young Scientist Club kits, but I have loved every Magic School Bus kit that we have done.

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Smithsonian

Young Scientist Club

 

 

HAVE FUN HOMESCHOOLING!!!!

 

 

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Native American Unit Study (with free notebooking pages)


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The next in line that I’m planning for is Native Americans. We *might* diverge from our path and study this around Thanksgiving. Maybe….

Our study will focus on BEFORE the discovery of America and just after. Later on when we study the westward expansion, we will study more about Native Americans.

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As always, I try to add things for a variety of ages.

All the books should be easily found at your local library, on Amazon or Paperback Swap.

All the printables I list are free unless marked with $$$ (and then they should be CHEAP).

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The pictures are clickable links to Amazon.

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Charles Rivers Editors – Native Americans – a BIG list

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Homeschool Share – Connections – Lapbooks, Units, etc.

DLTK-Kids – Printables and Crafts

Coloring.ws 

Activity Village – Printables and Crafts

Dynamic 2 Moms – Lapbook and Lapbook

Craft Jr. – Printable Mask

Susan Kae – Printable Native American Homes

Squidoo – Lapbook

PatrioticColoringPages.com

Cynce’s Place – Squanto Lapbook

Scholastic – Printables, Lessons, Crafts

Apples 4 the Teacher – Printables, Lessons, Ideas, etc.

About.com Homeschooling – Worksheets

Teacher Vision

 First Palette – Printable Crafts

Life’s Little Adventures – Notebooking and more

PaperTotemPoles.com – Printable Crafts

School Express – Activity Sheets

Plimoth – Coloring Pages and Activities

Noah’s Ark Homeschool Academy – Printables and Unit Study

Education.com – Worksheets

$$$ – Currclick

Native Americans Unit Study Part 1  and   Part 2

Native Americans Unit Study

 

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Mr Donn – lessons

Crayola – lessons, crafts, ideas

Squidoo – 4 Part Hands on Lesson 

Squidoo – Unit

Squidoo – Unit Study

A to Z Teachers Stuff – Lessons, Crafts

Artists Helping Children – Crafts

Enchanted Learning – Crafts

Teacher’s First – Crafts

Loving 2 Learn – videos 

A to Z Home’s Cool Homeschooling

No Time for Flash Cards – crafts

Adventures in Mommydom – crafts and activities

Busy Bee Kids Crafts

Deep Space Sparkle – Art Lesson Plans

Mr. Nussbaum – interactive map

Native Languages – Info for Kids

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Tutorial ~ Make a Chair Buddy


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This year Colin will be doing full time Kindergarten. He isn’t all that thrilled about it to tell the truth. So, I decided to make him something to help get him into the spirit! A chair buddy!!

I had some Hot Wheels fat quarters sitting around and figured they would be perfect!

This project is super fast and easy!  Thank goodness, because now Cailey wants one! LOL She has decided not to use her little desk this year. Maybe Colin will use both the desk and the chair buddy!

What I used for Colin’s:

4 fat quarters

1 scrap (for the little pocket)

What I used for Cailey’s

2 pieces of flannel – 21″ x 23″

1 piece of yellow cotton – 21″ x 19″

1 scrap (for the little pocket)

Step 1

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Take the scrap piece for you little pocket, fold it in half and press. Next, fold over the top ends by 1/4″ and press. Fold over again by 1/2″ and press. Sew in place.

Then, with right sides together, sew up the sides, creating the pocket.

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Turn right side out and press.

Step 2 –

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Take the fat quarter that you are going to use for the large pocket and fold over the top by 2 1/2″ and press. Fold again by 2 1/2″ and press again.

Sew in place and press.

Step 3 –

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Pin the small pocket in place on the front of the fat quarter you will be using for the large pocket.

Sew in place and press.

You should now have 2 small pockets on the front.

Step 4 –

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Take the 2 fat quarters you will be using as the body and sew the tops together.

Open it up and press the seam.

With right sides out, fold in half and press the seam from the outside.

Step 5 –

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Take your last fat quarter and cut it in half. Fold the halves in the half and press (with right sides out).

Place your pockets on one side of the body and pin down the sides.

Take one of the halves and pin it with the raw edges against the raw edges of the bottom of the large pocket and main body. Pin in place.

Now sew all three pieces together.

Fold the bottom part down and press.  (On the wrong side, press the seam up.)

Take the remaining half and sew it to the bottom of the other side of the main body, Repeat the pressing.

****If you are NOT using the fat quarters, you will lay the pocket fabric on top of the main and fold over 1/2″ and press. Fold over another 1/2″, press and hem.

Step 6 –

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Now, fold the body in half with right sides together and pin the sides,

Sew the sides up!

Press!

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Turn right side out and press again!

You are ALL DONE!!!

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You now have yourself a Chair Buddy!!! YAY!!!

Here is Cailey’s!

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Let me know what you think! Have any questions? Just comment or shoot me an email by clicking the Contact Me button at the top of the page.

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HAVE FUN SEWING!!!!

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