You Can Read Sight Words Unit 11

You Can Read Sight Words continues to be a fun part of our homeschool Kindergarten.  Along with adding these new words, we also reviewed the previous words from unit 1, unit 2, unit 3, unit 4, unit 5, unit 6, unit 7, unit 8, unit 9 and unit 10.

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Here’s a post sharing You Can Read Unit 11 with Krash when he did it!  See all of Krash’s Kindergarten posts here.

You Can Read Sight Words Unit 11

We are now using these alongside of our new You Can Read Word Family printables.  She is learning 4 new sight words and one word family per week now.  We will slow down if she needs to, but this seems to be just right for her at this time.

Here’s the photo recap of what I captured…

She loves BINGO!  This time we added the cube in from the roll  and graph activity.  We rolled and then marked our BINGO boards!

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Funny fonts with dot paint.

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Color by number sight word

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Putting her words together, using tape because she loves tape!

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Sentence search…

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Word puzzles…

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Choosing which decorated letter she likes best from her Color by number sight word

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Word search…

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Her completed work…

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See our post featuring Unit 1, unit 2, unit 3, unit 4, 1-4 review, unit 5, unit 6, unit 7, unit 8, unit 9, and unit 10!

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World Geography Country Printables

World Geography Country Printables Free Cards



I wanted a simple world geography homeschool curriculum to use with all three of my kids in Kindergarten, 3rd grade, and 7th grade. I started with purchasing Geography & Cultures while at the Teach Them Diligently Convention last spring. Two really awesome books came with this set {Passport to the World and Children’s Atlas of God’s World}, as well as a lesson guide. Soon after this purchase I bought another world atlas {National Geographic Kids Ultimate Globetrotting World Atlas}, and also dug out my Children Just Like Me book.  We also still use and love our Little Passports resources.

If you know me, you know I had to create some country printables of my own and that’s what I am sharing with you today!  I went through the books, and our Little Passports packets, and made a list of the countries included {49 countries total – which isn’t all, but most}.

Each card includes the name of the country, a place to fill in the capital, and a place to write in the continent.  There’s also a flag to color as well as a graphic of the country in blackline form.

Here’s a peek…

World Geography Flashcards

I started out in alphabetical order but then realized I forgot a few countries in my initial list and it was hard to shift at that point, so you’ll find a few out of order at the end — sorry about that!

I printed one set for each of my kids, on cardstock. I punch a hole in the corner and when they are done we add the card to a metal ring.

We do two countries per week, going over just simple basics as we read the book we are using.  We started with Passport to the World and just completed this book last week! This is what our learning usually looks like during this time.  We all sit together as I read to them.  We also get our big map down and find the country.

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They each have 26 countries on their ring now!  We use these to review easily also!

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My Simple Geography Goals

  • Find the country on a large map
  • Identify the capital city
  • Identify the continent the country is on
  • Color the flag
  • Discuss facts presented in the book we are using currently

The first book we used, Passport to the World is an alphabetical book with a language of the country as the focus {also being the alphabetical part}.  My kids were thoroughly confused when The United States of America showed up for letter C.  Took a lot of explaining that this was for the Cherokee language ~ that’s what the C was for!  They are used to it now, but at first it was confusing! Below you can see a few other photos from our time with this book.

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Seriously it is such a simple way to do world geography all together.  I hope to get even more in depth with some of the other books as we move forward this year and probably next year too with a similar plan.

You can easily use these country printables with any book or geography program, just choose the countries you want to use.  I may even add more so if there’s a country you’d like to suggest I add, please leave a comment.  no promises, but I’d love to get a list together of countries to add.

These are the books we have in our collection so far to use together as we learn.

Passport to the World   Children's Atlas of God's World

World Atlas   Children Just Like Me

Download the World Geography Country Printables here!

Look for this graphic and click to download!

World Geography Country Printable Cards

Tot School Gathering Place Week 110

Welcome to Tot School™ Gathering Place! Gather together here, gather ideas from other blogs, share your own ideas on your own blog. Browse around at the other posts linked up, leave a few comments if you have time, and be sure to check back to see if your blog was featured!

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Are you in the same boat I’m in? So many wonderful activities, so little time?!?! Remember to pace yourselves and enjoy this time with your precious Tots! They are amazing little people who love to explore the world around them! Have fun and be sure to take a look at the other blog posts to glean some great ideas to use with your Tot!

Over at Adventures in Tot Schooling, Munchkin spent a lot of time finger painting and playing with Playdoh with her grandma’s as Little Sis made her arrival! Take a look at the fun Munchkin enjoyed!

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Do you have a Tot who is interested in shapes? Check out Life on the Trail to see the fun activities that Tot Luke enjoyed while exploring Triangles.

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Shapes seem to be the theme of the month! Take a look at Tiny Tots Adventures to see the activities that Mama Natasha put together to help her Tot investigate circles!

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Lately In Our Life ~ Coughing, Medals, and Walking Again!

I didn’t get a chance to write a post last week, so this one is sharing the past two weeks.

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Mom Got Sick

The reason I didn’t have a chance to write a post is because we were super busy and I got sick! I picked it up from my mom when we were in Florida a couple of weeks ago.  Sadly my mom hung onto it for three weeks and is still battling some of the symptoms.  For a few days this was my normal ~ diffuser pumping, loads of water, and essential oils to help with my symptoms and healing! I snapped this picture one night when I was sick so I would remember what I did to help.  Thankfully nobody else in my family got sick, yay Thieves!

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Walking Again

My husband made a HUGE step {literally} in taking his first steps without assistance in over three months. See the video here of the first time he walked without using a cane or crutches!  He finally got cleared to begin walking and although he is no where near back to normal, we are thrilled to be at this point!  That big box behind him is our rental wheelchair going BACK!  It’s gone!  Woo Hoo!!!

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A Great Meet!

We are in the heat of gymnastics competition season and Krash had an awesome meet this past weekend!  He has worked so hard and was thrilled to place 3rd All Around at this meet! He also placed high on events, thus all of the medals! Here’s a video clip of his parallel bar routine, his best event of the meet!

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Sweet {& often difficult} Moments

Our family Bible and prayer time in the morning is not always the easiest time.  But every now and then I have one of those moments where I am filled with gratitude and peace.  I snuck a photo of my little girl sitting with Daddy as he read the Bible to us.  She had all of her kitties piled up listening and was just being precious.  These moments make the difficult moments all worth it.

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YAY for Sun!

I love the random warm days in the south.  We are so thankful to be living down here again and greatly appreciate days in the upper 60s!

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Monthly Homeschool Wrap-Up January 2015

January 2015 Homeschool Wrap Up

Now that we are mostly settled into our new house, I wanted to get back on the monthly homeschool wrap-up wagon! This post will share our learning that happened during January.  We are in the middle of my son’s competitive gymnastics season so we take some days off here and there and then make them up when the season is over.  We didn’t have a full four weeks of school, but close!

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All Together School

This is our group shot from the beginning of the year, they’ve already changed SO much! Especially my biggest boy!

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We have a wide grade and age range between our three kids, but I am thrilled to say that we have found quite a few subjects to learn all together! 

We do the following subjects all together, and I will share mini updates below!

 

Mystery of History

Our Mystery of History time together continues to be a favorite of mine.  We do lessons 3 days a week, and then work on our timeline and review on the 4th day.

At the end of January we had completed through week 13, lesson 39.  We obviously got behind this year and will get as far as we can and continue on with volume 1 next year if needed and then move on to volume 2.

One of the highlights of the month was watching corresponding What’s in the Bible DVDs as we went through certain lessons! The kids LOVED this and it helped so much!

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Specific lessons we matched with videos recently ~

Volume 5 ~ Israel Gets a King went nicely with MOH Week 11 {David, Solomon, Saul}

Volume 6 ~ A Nation Divided matched up with MOH lesson 35 {The Kingdom of Israel Divides}

As I went to get links for this post I noticed they have an incredible sale going on for the DVDs right now {ends 2/15/15}!

 

 

U.S. History ~ William Penn

We use YWAM’s Heroes of History as our U.S. History foundation. It is novel based and a perfect fit for us.  We finished John Smith and are in the middle of William Penn now.  We are all loving this particular book since we lived in Pennsylvania for the past 10 years before moving!  This is a GREAT book.

We read together 3 times per week at least, and the kids all get to play with something quietly while we read.

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Even the dog often joins us for reading time.

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World Geography

We continue to use the book Passport to the World to go through countries and languages from around the world.  Such a simple thing we do twice a week but we are all learning and remembering so much!  The book is a launch for many discussions. We are almost done with the entire book and will move onto Children’s Atlas of God’s World next to do the same thing ~ just read and learn together!

 


7th Grade

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PacMan is almost entirely independent this year.  I teach him writing and Who is God? and the rest he does independently.

Daddy continues to be in charge of overseeing Pac’s science {Apologia General Science}! This is so great for me {the mom who dislikes teaching science}. Pac continues to set up, and clean up his experiments on his own, it is wonderful!  He even invites his sister to sit in when he can!

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We continue to slowly creep along with writing {Write Shop 1} in the afternoon together, and it continues to be a struggle.  I just don’t like teaching writing.  Love the curriculum, it’s just me.

He is doing really well with Teaching Textbooks Pre Algebra. Daddy oversees this too and helps when needed.

We have been bad with reading lately and he just picked up his first novel since we moved, he is currently reading The Hiding Place.


3rd Grade

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Krash spends a lot of time in the gym, and his gymnastics team has many homeschooled kids.  There are homeschool gym hours 3 days per week so we get a majority of his schooling done on his two non-gym days each week.  He also schools with us on the other three days, but his most intense days are Tuesday and Thursday here at home.

Daddy has taken over a few subjects with Krash since our move ~ Life of Fred Math {they are working on book C right now}, Vocabulary, Science, and math. He is doing well with Teaching Textbooks Math 4, but we have made one change for him.  Daddy now goes over the lesson in the textbook with K each morning before he goes to the computer.  He needs this extra walk through most morning just to clear his brain and help him focus.

We continue with Write Shop D for writing and it is going well.  Still not my favorite thing to teach but we are moving along.

We are almost through First Language Lessons {starting with book 1 and moving quickly} to work on oral comprehension and solid grammar skills.  In addition to this he is using Growing with Grammar 2 which I am loving. I like to do both with him since one is auditory and one is a written workbook style.

All About Spelling continues to work really well for him.  We are well into level 3, and he is really absorbing the rules. A recent change we made was putting the board on our table instead of propped up.  he likes this SO much better!

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Krash has been joining in with Ladybug for calendar time for some review. He is a good helper to her.  He has a modified Calendar Notebook again, and is working on a few simple things each day.  I plan to write a post soon sharing exactly what he and Ladybug are doing with calendar these days!

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Kindergarten

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I do specific posts for much of Ladybug’s Kindergarten.  Here’s direct links to the posts showing her in action during January {click on the graphic to see the posts}.

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She also has other Kindergarten fun that we don’t blog specifically about, and I will include in the wrap up posts here!

We continue to use and enjoy Logic of English Foundations A. Her progress is just where I want it to be.  She calls it “dragon school” because of the dragon on the front of the book.  She enjoys the lessons and does really well. It has been a fabulous foundation in phonics for her.

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She loves using our Perler Bead letters on the worksheets now!

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A new aspect of our homeschool is read aloud time with Daddy each afternoon.  Since my husband is now home more, he reads her a stack of books each day after lunch.  They both love this time and I feel so blessed to have him home able to do this!

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You can also see much of our everyday homeschool life on Instagram!

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Old Wrap Up posts from this year are below!

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