Draw, Write, Now Book 5 Printables

Draw, Write, Now Book 5 Printables 

I am continuing to plow through creating the Draw, Write, Now printables and recently got book 5 completed and will be completing the rest of the books, I promise!

Book 5 has the following themes; The United States, From Sea to Sea, and Moving Forward. If you aren’t familiar with Draw, Write, Now, you can see the post I wrote last year when we gave a set away and learn more about them!

You may remember me sharing Book 1 last year, and the printables to go along.  These printables are exactly the same, two different options.  One for tracing, one for copying.  Both have the same drawing space.

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Visit the new webpage I created to host these printables to download this set and the book 1 set!Draw-Write-Now-Printables422

Thanks to Barker Creek Publishing for their permission to share these with my readers!

They have also offered my readers a special discount code to use on their website, for ANYTHING you purchase! 

Now through December 31, 2013

use code: 1PLUS1

for 15% off of your total order from Barker Creek! 

I am so thankful for this offer and hope it blesses many of you who would like to order these books, or other wonderful items from their website.  If you’ve never been to www.BarkerCreek.com be sure to visit!

Continent Box ~ North America

Continent Box North America

 

We enjoyed our Europe Continent Box and then I fell off the wagon.  I had grand plans for the year, but just got behind in prep time.  But finally, I added another box to our year, right at the end! 

{disclaimer~there are affiliate links in this post, also a giveaway!}

I have North America set up like this {see photo below}. I have a large puzzle of North America, and the board of North America from Where in the World {I added the cards into the box}. Our Little Passports goodies from Mexico are in the box too!

I pulled out some North American animals we had from our collection, our US Presidents and USA books {from Target}, and our big World Map Puzzle {similar to this one, couldn’t find mine online}.

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I bought my boxes from Walmart, in 2 different sizes {small 6.7qt, large 12.7qt} knowing I would need bigger ones for continents with more stuff! I made simple labels that color-coordinate with Montessori geography colors {free download here}. This box is the bigger of the 2 sizes I bought.

 

What’s Inside?

US Presidents {Target}, North American Landmarks ~ Rand McNally, North American Animals {Target}, States & Capitals Wrap Up.

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I currently have a few of the extras in these little blue bins from Ikea, hooked to the photo ledge from Ikea also.Continent Box North America -3489

 

We have a few materials from Montessori Print Shop! Thankfully I was given their bundle to review over a year ago year. Specifically I am using the North America Geography Folder {I made ours as a book in sheet protectors}, North American Animals,  & North American Landmarks. You can see I hung our 3 part cards up on metal rings and hooks. The shelf they are hanging on is a photo ledge from Ikea. Be sure to read to the end for a giveaway!

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I created a few printables for the box which you can download for free on my Continent Boxes webpage in the North America section. I also used some printables from other sources. I will list out everything shown below with links, it is all laminated and in our box.

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There’s also the Continent Kids Coloring for North America {free download on the Continent Boxes webpage}…Continent Kids: North America


Here you can see us exploring together, there’s no real plan. The kids can explore the box on their own, and I also am taking time to explore together. It’s amazing what they absorb just from exploring and us talking about what they are doing!

Puzzles are a BIG favorite with all 3 kids!  Ladybug loves them the most!Continent Box North America -3529

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Krash is a builder, so I challenged him to build one of the North American Landmarks, he chose the Washington Monument!Continent Box North America -3534

You can download printables and see more on our Continent Boxes webpage!

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Products…

Target Dollar Spot Geography Supplies {get ‘em when you can!}Geography Resources from Target

World Facts & Landmarks Flashcards {Rand McNally}World Landmark Cards

Where in the WorldWhere in the World

Geography Units North America {Evan Moor eBook}

North America Evan Moor ebook

 

Geo Puzzle ~ USA & CanadaGeo Puzzle North America

GeoDiceGeoDice Game


Books…

NA Rookie  NA True Books  NA Explore


Visit my Pinterest boards for even more ideas!

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Celebrating Independence Day

4th of July Homeschool Fun

The 4th of July is approaching and many of us will be teaching our children about the history of America.  In case you are a new blog reader, I wanted to remind you of a  few resources I have on my site and others I have used in the past to explore this time of year with my own kids!

4th of July Calendar Connections CardsIndependence Day Calendar Connections

 

Let’s Explore Independence Day eBook {goes with CC cards shown above, $1 in Teacher’s Notebook Shop}Independence Day eBook Cover

 

Independence Day Printables4th of july printables

 

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Please leave links to your 4th of July printables or blog posts in the comment section to share with others!

{this post randomly re-published itself!  It was a post from this date last year and showed up today without me planning it!  I was going to pull it, but there are already comments on it, so I don’t want anyone to not be able to find it if it is new to them.  I have no clue why it republished itself!}
Recently God gave me another crazy idea that I was able to put together in a few hours!!!  I was brainstorming our current calendar and thinking of making some cute themed calendar numbers when it occurred to me they could be SO much more than just cute.  I could teach my kiddos 1 simple {but important} fact each day based around a certain theme.  I decided on an Independence Day/America theme for July and got to work brainstorming 31 symbols and facts.  I will admit the last few were a stretch but I finally got 31!
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I am horrible at remembering historical facts and I do not want my kids to be like me so I hope to use this method to teach facts in an easy and simple way.  Obviously these can be used over each year and many facts will also be eventually taught in their school lessons.  I thought this would be a great way to introduce and reinforce at the same time {for Mommy too}.  Even Ladybug will begin to soak up concepts simply by sitting with us.
This first set was created with PacMan in mind, knowing that for Krash and Ladybug-anything they soak up is just a bonus.  I have big dreams of bringing this whole idea to a bigger level and am working with a friend behind the scenes on the idea!  I hope to have more to share with you soon!
Below you can see what the cards themselves look like, on the left are the cards you would use for the numbers on your calendar and on the right are the concept cards that go with each card.  I made them to fit my particular pocket chart calendar but you could use a poster foam board and velcro to easily create your own set up.  You could also use a standard pocket chart.  They seem like they would fit in this calendar on Amazon but I am not certain.
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I put mine in our calendar to show you how they look, and I plan to share more about how it goes with my kiddos when we begin.  I have several ideas of games to play and fun ways to make it more than just calendar numbers too!IMG_7277

I printed my numbers on cardstock and laminated them before cutting them apart.  I have the concept cards whole right now, but I think I will cut them.  I am still deciding what will work best.  I will share what we end up deciding!

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Calendar Connections ~ Presidents

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My wonderful friend Shannon is still working with me to create the Calendar Connections cards. She is a fellow inner city missionary with me and also a homeschooler {and former school teacher}.

We chose the theme of Presidents for February!

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The facts are written at a 3-6th grade level but you will be able to water them down for younger kids. It’s a great way to involve your entire family in exploring a particular theme. 


The cards fit my particular pocket chart calendar {which is from Oriental Trading}, item # IN-62/2017. 

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but you could use a poster foam board and velcro to easily create your own set up. You could also use a standard pocket chart. They seem like they would fit in this calendar on Amazon but I am not certain.


I am now creating smaller sets to go along with the small pocket charts found recently in the Target $1 section. Here is what they look like… Calendar Connections Small Presidents2

Be sure to visit this post for a tutorial of how to sew your $1 pocket chart into a calendar!

There is also a new sheet included to be used in a Calendar Notebook if you are using those too!Calendar Connections Small Presidents

 

I printed my numbers on cardstock and laminated them before cutting them apart.

You can download these for FREE here!


You can use most of our Calendar Connections cards for any month! We are slowly building up what we hope will be a wide variety of themes to choose from!

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