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Fly on the Wall – August – Homeschool Edition

Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 15 bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Come on in and buzz around my house.

Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:                                     Baking In A Tornado  – The Queen of all things bloggy and the mastermind behind Fly on                                                                                                                                                      the Wall AND the Secret Subject Swap!!                                Just a Little Nutty                          Follow me home . . .             Stacy Sews and Schools                              The Sadder But Wiser Girl                   Menopausal Mother           Moore Organized Mayhem                           The Insomniac’s Dream                                      The Momisodes                      Spatulas on Parade                          Dates 2 Diapers                                  Sorry kid, Your Mom Doesn’t Play Well With Others                                The Rowdy Baker                                       Trashy Blog                                    Barbara & 1923





Sooooo…. I usually try to keep a running list of all the kooky, crazy, nutty stuff my family says during the month. Ummm… Well…. This time I forgot. Yep. I kept telling everyone to remind me to write the stuff down. You think they forgot on purpose??? Naw…. Surely not!

Anyway, since I have no list and I have the memory of a gnat, I decided to go with what has been on my mind all month. HOMESCHOOLING!!! We started back on Monday (read about it)! SO much work goes into getting everything ready for the new school year. YILES!!!! Here I can show you some of the fruits of my labor.


I am MUCH more hands on when it comes to the youngest 2 kids. They have never been to public school and like to do things as hands on as possible. The older kids have always wanted me to throw them a book and leave them alone. HAH! THAT doesn’t happen very often. 😉 Well, I might throw them a book but it’s a living book and NOT a text. BLECK!!!!

ANYWAY!! Here are a few things that the younger kids have this week.


Rocks 006 Rocks 008 Rocks and Minerals 005 rocks and minerals 007



In these pics, C&C are doing more experiments on rocks (click for the unit study) using our Young Scientist Club kit #7. In the top pics they are testing whether or not the rocks are magnetic. In the bottom 2 pics they are doing hardness tests.




Collage Israel



Israel Study010


In the next pics, we are doing our Israel study.  C&C made the Israeli flag out of construction paper in the top pic. The bottom is a picture of our Little Passports Israel package. They love those SOOOOO much!!! After reading and doing the activities (and trying to catch a flying dreidel), they signed on to their account and did the activities there.



Collage Bears


We’ve also been doing our bear study this week. Cailey made hers a bear family while Colin made his scary!! LOL



Collage Mosaics


Making mosaics was another activity in the Marco Polo for Kids book. We tried making mosaics last year for Ancient Greece and they did NOT enjoy it. This time I decided to go for something easier and had them color pictures instead!

For our Marco Polo unit click HERE.


We have read a TON of books this week! SHEW!!!!!

SUCH a busy first week but so much FUN!!!!!


If you want to see the other pics from this week click HERE!!!!!



Now, don’t forget to check out the wonderful, marvelous bloggers that are participating this month!!! I promise you won’t regret it. They are FAR more entertaining that I am! LOL 😉



Country Study – Israel


The next country on our list is Israel. We even have a Little Passports to use! YAY!!

I was a little upset at the lack of resources I could find. There are plenty out there if you just want to study the Jewish holidays, though.




Good Night, Israel



This is Israel



Sammy Spider’s First Trip to Israel



Let’s Visit Israel




Welcome to Israel 



Israel the People



Israel ABCs



Israel – First Reports Country Series






Israel – Safari the Globe – 99 cents



Israel: Picture Book (Educational Children's Books Collection) - Level 2 (Planet Collection)

Israel – Picture Book – free for Prime



The Dead Sea Scrolls - A Quick Guide For Students

The Dead Sea Scrolls – 99 cents



Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends

Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends – FREE



Jewish Fairy Tales (Dover Children's Thrift Classics)

Jewish Fairy Tales – 99 cents






Israel mini books – Homeschool Share (scroll down)

Choose a Country Lapbook – Homeschool Share

Country Notebooking – Notebooking Fairy

Country Notebooking – Homeschool Creations

Dead Sea Lapbook – Homeschool Helper Online

Israel Printables – Activity Village

Israel Coloring Page – Crayola

Israel Printables – Scholastic

Jewish Printables –

Jewish Printable Activities and Crafts – DLTK-Kids

Expedition Israel – Amanda Bennett Unit Studies – $8.95





Choose a Country Unit Study – Squidoo

Israel – National Geographic Kids

Israel Lesson Plans – Lesson Planet

Israel – Time for Kids

Akhlah – The Jewish Children’s Learning Network

Israel – Games, Printables, Lesson Plans –

Israel Facts – Country Reports

Israel Info – Info Please

Israel 101 – Stand With Us


Hope you find these resources helpful! 🙂







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