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Mozart – Resources for a Unit Study


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I am finally adding some music resources on here! LOL We “do” music all the time but we more or less just listen and discuss. Every once in a while we might do like we did with The Nutcracker and I will have them paint or draw how the music makes them feel or what it makes them think of.

This will be just the first of many art and music unit study resources that I will do here. I have Jackson Pollock on my next list (his Birthday is January 28th)! 😉

ANYWAY, Mozart’s Birthday is January 27th and I thought there may be some people out there that will be needing some ideas and resources. 😉

I’ve been thinking about writing up a post on how we do nature studies. Is that of interest? I have tons of great pictures! 😀

I’ve also been thinking about a post on my “methods”……. I consider myself an “eclectic” homeschooler. Any interest there?

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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Lapbook – Homeschool Share

Lesson Plan and Printables – Instructor Web

Notebooking Page – Homeschool Helper Online

Notebooking Pages – Practical Pages

Notebooking Pages, Bio Sheets, Mini Books – HSLaunch

 Worksheets, Coloring Pages, Printable Bio – Making Music Fun

Worksheets and Info – SchoolExpress.com

Coloring Page – Crayola

Coloring Page – SuperColoring.com

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Currclick Products

Teachers Pay Teachers

 

 

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Info, Photos, Games – BBC

Info (Audio) – Classics for Kids

Info – Mozart Project

Info – Classical Music About.com

Info and Music Pieces – DSO Kids

Info and Music Pieces – Last.FM

Info and Photos – Garden of Praise

Info and Videos – Biography.com

Interactive Info – Starfall

Lesson Plans for The Magic Flute – Keeping Score

Links – The Piano Student

Links – Easy Fun School

Mozart’s Musical Diary (Interactive) (scroll down)

 YouTube List 

YouTube List Specifically for Kids

 

 

HAVE FUN LISTENING AND LEARNING!

 

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Learning Factors and Multiples and Comparing Fractions


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Cailey started learning about factors and multiples last week. At first she was having a lot of trouble remembering the difference between the two. So, I Googled. LOL I saw a lot of really cute ideas for helping kids learn the difference. The only problem? I can’t draw. Not even decent stick people… SO, I made MY versions. 😉

 

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Here are the 2 charts that I made. She keeps them in her Chair Buddy and pulls them out whenever she needs a little refresher.

 

 

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Then I made little flip books so she could practice her tables, factors and multiples.

 

Here are some of the links that I came across in my search!

 

Math Is Fun

Johnnie’s Math Page

Young Teacher Love

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We have now moved on to comparing fractions! Here are some great links to help with that!

ABCya – scroll down to numbers

YouTube

Worksheet Fun

Flapjack Educational Resources

 

HAVE FUN LEARNING!!!

 

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Squirrel Appreciation Day – Resources


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Squirrel image – TheGraphicsFairy

I had written up a unit on penguins for Penguin Awareness Day (tomorrow) but then I realized, so had everyone else! LOL Do you really need another one? Probably not right now. So, I decided to go ahead and post the one I did for Squirrel Appreciation Day (January 21st). I haven’t seen any of those yet! LOL

The thing is, a lot of bloggers do the same theme around the same time. Right after I posted the one for Winter Olympics, I saw dozens of others. DRAT!! If I had waited just a little longer I could have added them to my list! LOL The same with the penguins. I had my list all written out when I started seeing all the others. Now I’ll just wait until the rest are done, add them to my list and post at a much later date. LOL Turn it from Penguin Awareness Day to just a study on penguins. 😉

I am at a loss as to what to do about the Iditarod unit. It has been really hard to find a lot of resources for it. Do I wait and see if any more come out? Or do I post it soon? Hmmm….

 

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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A lot of the above books are also available for Kindle but are probably cheaper in paperback.

 

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Lapbook – Homeschool Share

Unit Study and Printables – St Aiden’s

Coloring Pages – Animal Place

Coloring Pages, Crafts, Worksheets and Activities – Twiggle Magazine

Coloring Pages, Crafts and Worksheets – DLTK-Kids

Coloring Pages, Crafts and Worksheets – Activity Village

Coloring Pages, Crafts, Worksheets and Clip Art – Scholastic Printables

Early Learning Printables – Making Learning Fun

Printable Craft – Learn Create Love

Printable Activity Pack – Nature Detectives

Worksheets and Coloring Pages – Education.com

Worksheets and Notebooking – A to Z Teacher Stuff

Worksheets and Notebooking – Kidsparkz  (some members only)

Anatomy Nomenclature Cards and Food  3 Part Cards – Montessori Mom

 

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Teachers Pay Teachers 

 

 

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Activities – Squidoo

Activities – NWF

Art Project – Deep Space Sparkle

Crafts – The Crafty Crow

Crafts – Artists Helping Children

How to Draw a Squirrel – Art Projects for Kids

Info – All Ab0ut Squirrels

Info – Nat Geo

Info – Kids Play and Create

Info and Activities – Kids Discover

Research Activity – Education.com

 

 

HAVE FUN LEARNING!!!!

 

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Hands on Math Activities


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So, my printer went out… I had to buy a new one. BLECK!!! My old printer was a Kodak and the ink lasted forever and was SO CHEAP. SIGH… When I went to buy a new one they were out of Kodaks. WAH!!!! I bought an HP instead. Now, the quality of the HP is AWESOME but the ink is higher and doesn’t last as long. I say all of that to tell you this: I will be MAKING a lot of homeschooling stuff instead of PRINTING a lot of homeschooling stuff. When we first started homeschooling (7 years ago!!!) that was a normal occurrence. I made TONS of stuff. Looks like we are going back to that and I LOVE IT!! I had forgotten how much fun it was to make my own games and such.

Anyway, here are 2 new math games. Colin is LOVING them. SHEW!!!!!

 

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This is his favorite. He loves rolling the dice and inserting the numbers.

 

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I made different symbol squares so that even Cailey can use the game. It’s so versatile! You can compare the numbers, add them, subtract them, multiply or divide them! 🙂

 

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To store the game pieces I just stapled a paper bag to the “game board”.  Zipper bags would probably be better but I am out, of course.

 

 

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Skip counting by 5s game! I traced Colin’s hands on to construction paper and cut them out. Then I just wrote the numbers on the palms. He’s not as fond of this game, probably because dice are not involved, but he loves that he is playing with HIS hands. LOL

 

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The other day when I posted some sight word / word family activities I also posted some links to other hands on ideas. This was one of them! This is my version of Creative Family Fun ‘s Word Family Sort.

I added a blank circle for those sight words that Colin is learning that don’t fit into a family or ones that he isn’t actually learning all of yet.

 

I also added a couple of new things to the blog. Over on the right side you will see a new listing, My Pages. Until the title you will find links to my Homeschooling Units and Ideas page and my All Tutorials page. Now you (and I) can find what I have on each topic without having to use the search box.

 

 

HAVE FUN HOMESCHOOLING!!!!

 

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Bat Unit Study Resources


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In the days leading up to Halloween I will be posting different resources for a bunch of different studies that you could do. I’m starting with bats and will also try to get spiders, Salem Witch Trials, Romania and Halloween in general up in time.

As always, most of the resources I list are free unless marked with $$$. I try to cover a variety of ages. All the books can be found at your local library, on Amazon or Paperback Swap.

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There is a whole series of these. Bats at the Beach, Bats at the Ballgame, etc.

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Nocturnal Animals Lapbook – Homeschool Share

Stellaluna Lapbook – Homeschool Share

Bat Coloring Pages – Coloring.ws

Printable Bat Templates – First Palette

Life Cycle and other printables – Kidzone

Bat Printables and activities – Activity Village

Bat Coloring Page and activities – Classroom Jr.

Bat Printables – Education.com

Bat Mini Helper – Currclick (free, even though it’s on Currclick)

Bat Printables and Activities – A to Z Teacher Stuff

Printable and Info  and Bat Info and Activities  – Scholastic

Printable Crafts and Activities – DLTK-Kids

Coloring Pages and Art Ideas – Crayola

Printable Bat Craft  and Other Bat Craft   – Learn Create Love

Bat Coloring Pages – AnimalPlace.net

Worksheets, Lesson Plans and More – Teacher Planet

Bat Activity Sheets  – School Express

Printable Bat Diagram – Vintage Printable

Printables and Info – A to Z Kids Stuff

$$$ – all things below this line are NOT FREE

Bat Nomenclature – Pinay Homeschooler

HOAC Bat Lapbook – Currclick (check the price on HOAC first)

Bats and Spiders Unit Study – Currclick (check the price on Amazon first)

Bat Notebooking Pages, Lapbook and more – Christian Homeschool Hub ($25 a year for unlimited downloads)

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Games, activities, crafts, etc.

Bat Unit – About.com

Bat Lesson Plans – Bats Live

Bat Crafts – Squidoo

Bat Facts – Squidoo

Wild Kratts – Going Batty and Building a Bat Home

Bat Crafts – Family Crafts About.com

Bat Catcher Game – PBS.org Zoom

Bat Lesson Ideas – Education World

Bat Info and Activities – Bat Conservation International

Bats! Why Should We Care?

Bat Educational Resources – BatConservation.org

Bat Info, Games and Quiz – Bats 4 Kids

Bat Video – Nat Geo

Bats Facts and Videos – Kids Nat Geo

How Bats Work – How Stuff Works

Bats – Animal Planet

Bat Facts – Bat Rescue

Listen to Bats – Bats.org.uk

Bat vidoes, activites, x-ray and more – Incrediblebats.com

What Do Bats Do in the Winter – YouTube (look over on the right for more great bat videos)

Bat Crafts – Spoonful

Bat Crafts – Artists Helping Children

Montessori Bat Unit – Just Montessori

 

 

SHEW!!! There you go! 😀

 

HAVE FUN HOMESCHOOLING!!!

 

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