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Teacher Created Resources Facebook Freebies

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Teacher Created Resources has a couple of free ebooks for their Facebook fans: Patriotic Activities E-book and Summer Activities E-book Sampler. You can become a fan and find these freebies here:

Teacher Created Resources Facebook Page

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Blessings,

Denese


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Homeschooling And Education Freebies: Resources For Summer Learning

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Updated August 28, 2012

Keep your children learning this summer with these fun lessons and activities:

  • Internet4Classrooms Summer Learning -Free daily and weekly summer learning fun. Sign up to receive fun activities, links to great learning games, and other educational resources that will help you get ready for the school year. Grades Pre-K to 12.
  • Thinkfinity Summer Learning -A collection of links to fun activities and educational resources created by some of the nation’s leading educational organizations. Includes hands-on and online science activities, math games, reading and writing activities,  American history theme units and much more.
  • Summer Learning Across the USA -A 10 page excerpt from the workbook “Learning Across the USA”. Includes several states that have popular spots to visit especially during the summer. Each sheet includes space for students to fill in information they learn about each state. Older students can do independent research to find the answers. There is an answer key at the back, which can be used to teach the facts to younger students. Free this week from CurrClick.

Summer Activities for Fun and Learning contains 5 educational activities for Kindergarteners. Also see the older version for 5 different activities.

Fun Summer Time Activities and Games consists of 12 activities for students in the 1st grade.

  • Just Read, Families! -Free summer reading resources from the Florida Dept. of Education include a K-5 Summer Activities Calendar, a Middle School Activities Calendar -both with a month’s worth of daily activities- and a Summer Reading Activities Kit (PDF) with creative ideas for fun summer reading you and your children can do together while on vacation, at home, or on the road.
  • Hot Activities for Celebrating Summer! -A collection of 7 summertime lessons for reinforcing summer safety rules, visiting some great vacation spots, building a roller coaster and more. Grades K-12.
  • 101 Nature Activities -Activities and lessons created and collected from teachers, outdoor educators and the staff of Sanborn Western Camps to help children deepen their awareness and enjoyment of the natural world. Activities include nature scavenger hunts, nighttime activities, sensory awareness activities, games, hikes and much more. PDF download.
  • Kidsgardening Parents’ Primer -Online guide for “taking advantage of gardening moments with your kids every week in your own backyard … and front yard and in the garage and at the windowsill and in the basement …. Turn  your kids’ questions into fun discoveries and get garden-building basics too.” Be sure to check out Family Gardening Ideas for fun activities for each season of the year, and School Gardening for gardening curriculum; classroom projects; lessons and activities; and greenhouse guide and activities.
  • Camping: A Complete Unit Study -Turn your camping trip into an educational experience with this fun camping unit. Includes activities for math, science and nature; reading list, vocabulary words and writing suggestions.

And don’t forget your public library! Most libraries have some sort of summer reading program for children and/or teens and include any or all of the following:

  • reading contests
  • writing contests
  • crafts
  • hands-on activities
  • presentations
  • demonstrations

Plus, your library’s summer reading program is usually free!

Happy teaching,

Denese


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Free Fourth Of July Unit Studies

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Updated August 29, 2012

Help your children learn about the Fourth of July with these free unit studies:

  • Simple Schooling Fourth of July Freebies -Two printable unit studies. A 25 page unit for younger children consisting of the events leading up to the Revolutionary War, patriotic songs, the Declaration of Independence, and an explanation of the Great Seal plus a 17 page unit packed full of details that the older kids need to think critically about the subject. Available until Sunday July 4th, 2010. This offer has expired.
  • Independence Day: Holiday Study Series -A brief, but informative study about Independence Day. Included in this unit: information and fact page about Independence Day, illustration/coloring page, questions worksheet, facts copywork, basic blank copywork page with photo/illustration, suggested vocabulary words including definitions, blank vocabulary cards, vocabulary word search, and suggested websites. Grades 1-5. Please note: This offer is no longer free, but can be purchased for $1.00.
  • 4th of July Montessori Unit Study -Links for a complete unit study on the 4th of July. These PreK and K-10 links will lead you to articles, hands-on activities and other exercises that are compatible with the Montessori classified reading cards, grammar, creative writing, art, social studies and other extensive lesson plans.

More Free Resources For Learning About The Fourth Of July

  • Connect The Thoughts Your Weekly Journal: June 28-July 4 -A FREE week’s worth of fun for students ages 9-adult. Each day the student learns about interesting things that are happening on that day, or that have happened on that day in history. This offer has expired.
  • Independence Day Web Hunt -A lesson plan to show students how and why we celebrate Independence Day -the history of Independence Day and how different people celebrate Independence Day in the United States. Grades 2-4
  • 4th of July Worksheets -4 patriotic themed worksheets for PreK-2 grade include writing practice, patterns activity, magic squares and a scissors skills activity.
  • The American Revolution and It’s Era -Library of Congress collection of 1750-1789 maps and charts of North America, Fort William Henry, the Virginia Colony and the eastern coast of North America
  • Women of the Revolutionary War -brief information about women in the War of Independence, the roles they played, vocabulary lists and activities, for grades 5-8.


Happy Independence Day,

Denese


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Free Homeschooling Resources For Fathers Day

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Free Father’s Day Unit Studies

Father’s Day Theme Unit from SchoolExpress -19 page printable unit with activity and worksheets. Free through June 19, 2010. Additional activity pages are available. Sign up for the SchoolExpress newsletter to get a free theme unit every week.

Fathers Unit Study~ Biblical Style! -Make a Father’s Day gift and learn about the great Patriarch Abraham with this 2 page mini unit from Wholesome Learning.

Free Father’s Day Lapbook And Notebooking Pages

Free Holidays and Special Days Notebooking Pages -Look under “Summer Holiday Pages” for some free Father’s Day pages, from NotebookingPages.com.

Father’s Day Lapbook and Notebooking Pages -From Albright News, more free Father’s Day notebooking pages plus a free Father’s Day lapbook.

You may also be interested in these Father’s Day posts:


Blessings,

Denese


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Life Along A Prairie River Free Poster And Educator Resources

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Updated August 25, 2012

Explore the ecology of a prairie river with some free resources from The Oklahoma Biological Survey:

  • Life Along a Prairie River -Exploring the ecology of the wide and sandy rivers of the Great Plains. Free resources include a Prairie River poster by mail, a downloadable Educator’s Guide with activities and lesson plans to accompany the poster, and species profiles that can be viewed online or downloaded in PDF format. A free Crayfish of Oklahoma poster is also available on the poster order form. For middle school grade levels.

Please note: Posters are no longer free by mail -prices are:

  • $5.00 for 1-3 posters
  • $6.00 for 4-6 posters
  • $9.00 for 7-10 posters

Posters may be picked up at no charge at:

Oklahoma Biological Survey
111 E. Chesapeake St.
Norman, OK 73019
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Happy teaching,

Denese


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Free Christian Audio

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Have you all heard about BlueBehemoth.com?

BlueBehemoth.com -Providing a large-scale, cost-effective download venue for customers of all ages, featuring trustworthy, downloadable audio and video content for the Christian family.

They have music, films, sermons, audio books, home education resources  and much more -plus they also offer free products each day!

Today’s freebie:

Preparing Sons for Marriage and Life Purpose —From the conference album “Building a Family that Will Stand” -Christian men need to make dramatic changes in their lives; changes which reflect a biblical re-examination of the way our fallen culture approaches family, work, finances, education, citizenship, etc. The goal of these conference tapes is to encourage men to see “the big picture” of biblical manhood.

Most of the products are large files, so if you have dial-up internet service you may want to download them overnight. If your download is interrupted, you may redownload it within three days. Please see BlueBehemoth’s FAQ for more information.


Blessings,

Denese


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Free Live Science Rocketry Teleclass Today

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Today you can join Aurora Lipper of Supercharged Science for a free Live Science Teleclass on Rocketry:

Free Science Teleclass:Rocketry - Which end of a rocket is the most dangerous? Uncover the universal laws of physical motion as you blast rockets that use a chemical reaction for propulsion!

Class date and time: Date & Time: Monday, June 7th at 11:00am in Alaska, 12pm for Pacific Time, 1pm for Mountain Time, 2pm Central Time, 3pm Eastern Time

The teleclass video is in wmv format (plays on Windows Media Player) and may be downloaded. Be sure and scroll down the page for FAQ plus tips on how to get the most out of the class.

A free teleclass on Alternative Energy will take place on June 21.


Blessings,

Denese


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Free Biblical Style Mini Nature Unit Study

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

Nature Unit Study~ Biblical Style! -Praise the Lord through the study of nature with this free mini unit study that will not only have Academic Value but Spiritual as well. All core subjects covered PLUS Jewish Roots and Hebrew Fun!

This free unit is part of Evonne Mandella’s “Summer of Praise Series” -a new weekly series of mini studies that will have you praising the Lord all summer long!

Visit Evonne’s site “Wholesome Learning” to find out more.


Blessings,

Denese


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Free Audio Story: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Friday, June 4th, 2010

This week’s Living Books for the Ears program from HomeschoolRadioShows.com:

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain -a delightful half hour audio adaptation of Twain’s classic story which was originally broadcast on My Favorite Story, a syndicated radio program that aired in the late 1940s.

This week’s program also includes an audio of the classic children’s story “Toby Tyler, or Ten Weeks With the Circus” by James Otis.

These programs are in MP3 format and will be available through Monday, June 7, 2010.


Blessings and happy listening,

Denese


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Daily Slices Of American History

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

What happened today in America’s past?

Get a daily slice of America’s history at William J Federer’s “American Minute”:

American Minute -Notable events of American significance remembered on the date they occurred.

American Minute for June 3rd

The Dutch sent Henry Hudson to find a water route across America to the Pacific. Though unsuccessful, Hudson claimed the land along the “Hudson” River, and there the Dutch West India Company founded New Netherlands, receiving its charter JUNE 3, 1621. Franklin Roosevelt told the Detroit Jewish Chronicle, March 7, 1935: “All I know about the origin of the Roosevelt family in this country is that all branches bearing the name are apparently descended from Claes Martenssen Van Roosevelt, who came from Holland sometime before 1648.” The Chamber of Amsterdam wrote in articles for the Dutch Colony, 1624: “They shall within their territory practice no other form of divine worship than that of the Reformed religion…and thus by their Christian life and conduct seek to draw the Indians and other blind people to the knowledge of God and His word, without, however, persecuting any on account of his faith, but leaving each one the use of his conscience.” The Charter of Freedoms, June 7, 1629, gave land to wealthy “Patroons” who helped 50 families emigrate, stating: “Colonists shall…in the speediest manner…find out ways and means whereby they may support a Minister and Schoolmaster, that thus the service of God and zeal for religion may not grow cool.” In 1664, the Dutch Colony of New Netherlands was taken over by the English and renamed New York.

You can read the “American Minute” online, in your feed reader or subscribe by email.


Blessings,

Denese


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