I am doing some searching and planning for the Autumn term in Sept.
Book report for The Wolves of Whilloughby Chase Edhelper does have some basic freebies but you’ll need a paid sub if you want the more detailed stuff. Prince Caspian
The Hobbit Unit Study Looks good and it’s free.
Book report printables from Kalie’s hard work at That Resource Site She has a whole load of printable resources
I’ve also signed up to Jump Start. it’s free.
There’s this one here for grade 1
And I’ll still be using the free stuff from STARFALL
I want the children to do more reading and writing over the next academic year, but I don’t want to put them off the books they read by having them dissect them.
Also these free Spanish lessons look good SALSA. Each episode has a pdf download in English and Spanish and an activity sheet. Going by Ep 1 I think they are following full immersion theory of learning a language. It is clearly spoken and looks fun. (h/t Freely Educate)
I can’t make any promises, but over the Summer hols I hope I’ll find the umph to make some story reports and book studies. If so, I’ll send them to Kalei and you’ll know about them 🙂
I’ll probably combine it with some copywork.
I‘ve been mulling over whether to and how to introduce the children to philosophical thinking. TEACHING CHILDREN PHILOSOPHY looks like a good site using children’s books such as Frog and Toad stories as a jumping off point. THE HOME PAGE has good introductory info.
PHILOSOPHY FOR KIDS also looks promising.
Getting children thinking about the action and feelings of story characters if a good start to teaching virtues. You don’t need to hammer the children over the head with “meaning” or “lessons”. Aesop managed to tell many a tale without a moral 2×4. The idea is to get the children to see for themselves what the difference between right and wrong is through the stories and how they relate to life.
Free Montessori printables and lapbooking printables
Montessori Printshop has some free and a lot to buy.
Some free stuff from Montessori for Everyone.
This site has some good stuff of a sort of Montessori nature
This Blog has some free world map printables and other stuff
I love THE HELPFUL GARDEN what a talented and generous person.
Life Cycle of a Plant
This looks good for pre-school Montessori
JMJ Publishing has some very good freebies
Homeschool share lapbooks
Notebookingpages has free and to buy resources
Just in case any of you are planning ahead; and I am sure a few of you are; I have a new academic year calender which Kalei has put up on her amazing site for you. It covers August 2013 to July 2014.
You might like my Little Lessons on Science
I know I haven’t produced much in the way of freebies recently. I do hope I can get back to doing so at some point.
Free ebooks online for the children
Gutenberg’s Children’s Lit
Baldwin Classics You can also buy a humungous set of the books in either mobi (for Kindle) or epud for less than $50.
Somewhat out of season but my children love The Cinnamon Bear and this site has lots of stuff about him and the mp3 story to download.
Wired For Books Kid’s Corner If you like Beatrix Potter. There’s other stuff too,
CINDI science comics. I haven’t really checked this out yet so can’t say what it’s like. But have a look and see what you think
Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact Lots of comics on all sorts of subjects.
As a bit of a treat from having just completed some Greek grammar we decided to make
the phases of the moon with Oreos.
The earth was made from an upturned gluten free jammy wheel on which Ronan drew the continents and coloured in the sea. We have some great food colouring felt pens for just such an occasion.
The sun was made from a gluten free custard cream. Then the Oreos were taken apart and the cream cut to size and the phases marked and laid down in the right place in relation to the earth and sun.
Avila got to eat the world and the sun but I didn’t let Ronan and Heleyna eat 2/3rds of a packet of Oreos. I’m not that bad a mother…yet.
Next plan to make DNA sequence out of mini marshmallows and red liquorice straws.
Meanwhile I discovered that the water I was cooking purple sprouting broccoli in for dinner that night, went purple. So I saved some in test tubes to see if it makes good universal indicator.
Yes, I know, that’s so horribly home ed of me.
There’s some free science lessons here. I haven’t had a chance to look them over properly yet so can’t vouch for them but you could see what you think.
I do want to have a go at THIS LESSON where the children can build DNA with liquorice straws and marshmallows.
You might also like the free Kaplan Anatomy Colouring Book.
Apparently I’ve provided 92 freebies to That Resource Site so please do go and have a mooch and see what you might like.
They are split into LITTLE LESSONS and PLANNING and other PRINTABLES.
FAITH lessons including Via Guade for Easter
HISTORY including my lesson on Milgrim’s experiement.
SCIENCE especially Catholic scientists but other stuff too.
Some other freebies
Centre for Innovation in Mathmatics have a whole load of free maths printables that goes right through from Reception (pre-k) to secondary
I also recommend Scholastic’s STUDY JAMS
This free Middle School Chemistry curriculum looks good
The Treasure Chest comics are well worth looking at.
Free physics comics, activity and colouring books
eSkeletons have a life size adult and child homo sapien skeleton printables
For the Montessori stuff Helpful Garden is brilliant.
Classical Homeschooling Magazine online
A probably complete list of the free online books written by Charlotte M. Yonge.
This is a very good overview of the pontificate of Papa Beni I am among those who believe the establishment of the Ordinariate will bear great fruit. There are plenty of prophecies from the saints and blesseds that say England will revert one day. Perhaps the Ordinariate will pave the way.
There’s this great freebie for children to get to grips with how the conclave will work.
Don’t forget my freebies from the past The Via Dolorosa for Lent and Easter
The SEVEN LAST WORDS
The Seven Sorrows of Our Blessed Mother which include walking with Jesus to the place of crucifixion; standing at the cross; receiving her beloved Son’s body into her arms and laying Him in the tomb.
And there’s the VIA GUADE to take you from Easter to Pentecost.
There’s plenty of things to find at That Resource Site
It isn’t quite Friday, but here’s a freebie for those of you who want a more physical hands on approach to the elements. Ive made this set of Bohr diagrams. You can use three different beans to make the elements. We use black beans/turtle beans as electrons, mung beans (green) as neutrons and red beans/adzuki as protons but you can use whatever best suits you.
I have linked to this website with all the elements laid out in Bohr diagrams All you have to do is click on each element and it gives a good overview of it with an accompanying Bohr diagram.
Bohr Diagrams freebie
We’ve used the first ones to make Hydrogen and helium using two hydrogens to make a helium as hydrogen is built into helium in the sun.
I’ve also got the children to glue the electrons slightly off the black line to show the fourth state of matter -plasma. (The electrons are free).
It’s much simpler at that level than it might first appear. Honestly.