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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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Chemistry Experiments


Science Experiments

 

 

YIPPEE!!! I got a new laptop!!! After weeks of fighting with the old one and then over a week without one at all, I am so relieved! No more fighting The Hubby and Cailey and Colin over the desktop! LOL

I was taking to Cailey and Colin yesterday about what they wanted to do next in science. Colin says, “I want to be a mad scientist! I want to mix stuff together!” Ok, chemistry it is! 😉

This post is all about the hands on of chemistry. The more technical stuff (with printables and all that) will come later. Right now I just want to introduce them to the fun side of it and learn that way. 😉

 

 

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We will be using this book.

 

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There are TONS and TONS of science experiments books out there. Search your library system, you are sure to find more than enough. 😉

 

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Chemistry Science Fair Project Ideas – Science Buddies

Kitchen Chemistry – PBS Kids

Chemistry for Kids – Ducksters (mostly info)

Chemistry for Kids – Science Kids

Chemistry Activities – ACS.org

More Activities from ACS

Chemistry Activities for Kids – Chemistry.About.com

Real World Examples of Chemicals and Chemical Reactions – Chem4Kids

Kitchen Chemistry – The Scientific Mom

50 Kitchen Science Activities – Science Sparks

Chemistry Resources – Unschool Rules

 

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Chemistry Kits at Amazon

 

 

HAVE FUN MESSING UP THE KITCHEN! 😉

 

 

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Jackson Pollock Resources for a Unit Study


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Jackson Pollock’s Birthday is January 28th! I thought I would throw together some resources for a unit study!

 

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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Notebooking Page, Links and Activities – Homeschool Share

Notebooking Page and Mini Books – Practical Pages

Mini Books and Activities – Confessions of a Homeschooler

Artist Card and Activities – The Crafty Classroom

Worksheet – Teacher Vision (you can get 5 freebies)

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Activity – Education.com

Activity – Instructables.com

Info – JacksonPollock.org

Info – NGA

Info – Biography.com

Lesson Plans – Story Board Toys

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Not a large group of resources by any means, but hopefully enough to get you going. 😀

HAVE FUN LEARNING!!!!

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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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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! 😀

 

 

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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.

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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

Ducksters – Info

Kids Konnect – Info

Social Studies for Kids

Brain Pop

The Crafty Classroom

Discovery Education – lesson plans

 

 

HAVE FUN HOMESCHOOLING!!!

 

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