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First Day of Homeschool 2013

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Yesterday was our first day of the new homeschool year! YAY!!!! I thought I would share a few of the things we did.


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For some reason all of our cats seem to LOVE Cailey’s school work! They never bother any of the other kids! LOL

If you recognize Cailey’s dress, it’s the Red, White and Blue dress (click for the tutorial).


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Here is Colin doing some streak tests from the Young Scientist Club kit # 7 – Minerals. (These are MUCH cheaper through Amazon and you get 3 kits in one.) (Amazon was down while I was working on this post.)


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Here, Cailey is examining rocks from our trip to Pigeon Forge on the 4th of July.

The Rocks and Minerals unit that I put together can be found HERE.



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Cailey and Colin are drawing maps! This is the first activity in the book Marco Polo for Kids.


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Here are their finished “mythical maps”! Colin’s is the top and Cailey’s the bottom. They had SOOOO much fun with this activity! I didn’t think they would ever be finished! LOL

For our Marco Polo unit click HERE.

Books that we read –

For our Bear Unit click HERE!!!

Marco Polo for Kids: His Marvelous Journey to China, 21 Activities (For Kids series)

Parts of this one.


You Wouldn't Want to Explore With Marco Polo!: A Really Long Trip You'd Rather Not Take (You Wouldn't Want to...)

Half of this one



Most of this one!


Not bad for the first day! 😉 Of course we also did the usual math, spelling, reading, etc…… 😉







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! 😉




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.)






Explore Rocks and Minerals 25 Great Projects, Activities and Experiments 



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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





Kids Discover – Rocks




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




Young Scientist Series – Kits 7, 8 & 9 

Rock and Crystal Excavation Kit

National Geographic Earth Science Crystals, Rocks, and Minerals







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