August 24, 2013

Italy Country Study w/FREE Notebooking Pages

Italy Country Study

We are one week into our school year! YAY!!!! It's going as smoothly as it could, I guess... LOL

The next country we've decided to study is Italy! For some reason we have been on an I kick.... Ireland, Israel, India and now Italy! LOL

As always, I try to include resources for a variety of ages. I have 4 different grades going at the same time! ;)

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All printable resources are free unless noted with $$$.

Lapbook - Homeschool Share

Worksheets   - 

Coloring Pages, Crafts and Lesson Plans - Crayola

Ancient Rome Coloring Pages -

Bookmarks, Notebooking and Coloring Pages - Activity Village

Coloring Pages - Scholastic

Puzzles, booklets, maps, etc - Ed Helper

Posters - Sparklebox

Long Bridge Publishing

Coloring Pages - Edupics

Worksheets, map, coloring pages - Italian Folk Art Federation

Some free - abc teach

$$$ - Italy Nomenclature Cards - Montessori Materials

$$$ - Passport  Italy - Amanda Bennett

$$$ - Currclick

Italy Unit Study

Notebooking Pages

World Expedition WebQuest - Italy

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Mama Lisa's World - Songs, Nursery Rhymes and Music from Italy

Crafts for Kids- Italy

National Geographic Kids (also a small printable)

Time for Kids

Mr. Donn - Lesson Plans, Games, Activities

Busy Bee Kids Crafts

eHow - Crafts (I especially like the paint like Michelangelo!!!!

Info Please


Making Friends - Crafts

Think Quest

Fun Learning Activities for Kids 

Wikipedia - List of Famous Italians

YouTube - a list of videos about Italy

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Little Passports

Kitchen Daily - Kid Friendly Italian Recipes


August 23, 2013

Fly on the Wall - August - Homeschool Edition

Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 15 bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Come on in and buzz around my house.

Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:                                     Baking In A Tornado  - The Queen of all things bloggy and the mastermind behind Fly on                                                                                                                                                      the Wall AND the Secret Subject Swap!!                                Just a Little Nutty                          Follow me home . . .             Stacy Sews and Schools                              The Sadder But Wiser Girl                   Menopausal Mother           Moore Organized Mayhem                           The Insomniac’s Dream                                      The Momisodes                      Spatulas on Parade                          Dates 2 Diapers                                  Sorry kid, Your Mom Doesn’t Play Well With Others                                The Rowdy Baker                                       Trashy Blog                                    Barbara & 1923

Sooooo.... I usually try to keep a running list of all the kooky, crazy, nutty stuff my family says during the month. Ummm... Well.... This time I forgot. Yep. I kept telling everyone to remind me to write the stuff down. You think they forgot on purpose??? Naw.... Surely not!

Anyway, since I have no list and I have the memory of a gnat, I decided to go with what has been on my mind all month. HOMESCHOOLING!!! We started back on Monday (read about it)! SO much work goes into getting everything ready for the new school year. YILES!!!! Here I can show you some of the fruits of my labor.

I am MUCH more hands on when it comes to the youngest 2 kids. They have never been to public school and like to do things as hands on as possible. The older kids have always wanted me to throw them a book and leave them alone. HAH! THAT doesn't happen very often. ;) Well, I might throw them a book but it's a living book and NOT a text. BLECK!!!!

ANYWAY!! Here are a few things that the younger kids have this week.

Rocks 006 Rocks 008 Rocks and Minerals 005 rocks and minerals 007

In these pics, C&C are doing more experiments on rocks (click for the unit study) using our Young Scientist Club kit #7. In the top pics they are testing whether or not the rocks are magnetic. In the bottom 2 pics they are doing hardness tests.

Collage Israel

Israel Study010

In the next pics, we are doing our Israel study.  C&C made the Israeli flag out of construction paper in the top pic. The bottom is a picture of our Little Passports Israel package. They love those SOOOOO much!!! After reading and doing the activities (and trying to catch a flying dreidel), they signed on to their account and did the activities there.

Collage Bears

We've also been doing our bear study this week. Cailey made hers a bear family while Colin made his scary!! LOL

Collage Mosaics

Making mosaics was another activity in the Marco Polo for Kids book. We tried making mosaics last year for Ancient Greece and they did NOT enjoy it. This time I decided to go for something easier and had them color pictures instead!

For our Marco Polo unit click HERE.

We have read a TON of books this week! SHEW!!!!!

SUCH a busy first week but so much FUN!!!!!

If you want to see the other pics from this week click HERE!!!!!

Now, don't forget to check out the wonderful, marvelous bloggers that are participating this month!!! I promise you won't regret it. They are FAR more entertaining that I am! LOL ;)