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Homeschooling And Education Freebies: Resources For Summer Learning

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 Math Diagnostic Tests

For a limited time, ShillerMath, publisher of Montessori-based math curriculum, is offering their Math Diagnostics Tests as a free download. Requires sign up, tests are for ages 4-12.

Blessings,

Denese

Geometry Freebie: Triangle Puzzles

Don’t forget your free resource from Homeschool Freebie of the Day!

triangles

204 Triangle Puzzles to Teach Geometry -classic set of of geometry puzzles using triangles, similar to tangrams, originally published in 1909. From Homeschool Freebie of the Day, today only!

Another Triangle Puzzle

Triangle Puzzle (Curry’s Paradox) -an optical illusion. Where is the missing square?

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Free Geometry Resources: Tangrams

Blessings,

Denese


Free Geometry Resources: Tangrams

Updated August 15, 2012

Introduction to Tangrams -pdf e-book, with three bonus links, is available free from Homeschool Freebie of the Day, for today only. This offer has expired.

Tangrams: An Introduction -from The Center for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching

New Pieces Tangram Game -free, open source Tangrams game which also allows you to create your own pieces and customize each piece’s color

CreativeImaginations.net Children’s Puzzles Tangrams

PBS Kids Cyberchase Tangrams Game (fixed link) -online, interactive game that lets users create pictures from geometric shapes

Tangram -by Archimedes-lab.org; printable tangram, different tangram puzzles, more links

Enchanted Mind Java Puzzles: Tangrams -play online

Randy’s Tangram Page -huge site with a ton of resources, history, downloads, make-your-own, links

Japanese Tangram -printable image

Making Tangram Pieces from Folding Paper -3rd grade lesson plan from Utah Education Network

Tangrams 3 Day Lesson Plan -from LessonPlansPage.com; 4th grade

Exploring Geometric Figures 6 Day lesson Plan -from Buffalo State College Mathematics Education Program; 10th grade

Have a great day,

Denese