Thursday, February 2, 2012

A week in the life of homeschoolers - Week 27 & FreeBEE Friday Link Up

Week 27: 
We are back on track. We finished up our Antarctica and Penguin unit on Monday and Tuesday. We finally got around to making our Borax Crystal Snowflakes which turned out very well. Now we are moving onto Africa and Lions. Both kids are so fascinated with animals right now so we will continue picking an animal each month to study until they decide its time to move onto something else. We will be taking time to learn about the holidays and black history as well. We had a lot of fun with Groundhog Day did you see my Groundhog Day Post? Rowyn will be continuing to work on letters, numbers and patterns. And Gwyn is continuing to work on reading with her Bob Books. She did such a good job in January so she received her reading reward, which was a Belle Barbie doll. And she is still very much into money so we will be moving onto the nickel. Today we visited the Booth Western Art Museum. What a cool museum. The kids and I learned all sorts of cool things and got to see some really fascinating art.


FreeBEE Friday
If you have homeschool FreeBEEs to share
please link up at the bottom of this post!
You can copy the button from my right side bar.

Internet FreeBEEs:
-We used the Arctic/Antarctica Calendar Connection Cards from 1+1+1=1 last month and the kids loved them. So we are using them again for February. February's cards are all about the President's which goes along great with Presidents Day and the upcoming election.
-GREAT websites for worksheets, unit studies, etc TeachersPayTeachers and
-Africa Lesson Plans
-Homeschool Share Africa Lapbook, Lion Lapbook - this website has lots of free stuff so make sure you search for things that you may be studying now.
-Valentines Day Tot Kit from Lawteedah
-Black History Resources
-Mamas Learning Corner - lots of fun and free worksheets.
-School Sparks - Alphabet, math, number motor skills, pattern, holiday worksheets. I get a lot of Rowyns stuff on this website.

FreeBEE events: 
-Toys R Us Lego Event - Feb. 4th 12-2pm - Build a Lemonade stand - Participating Toys R Us Stores are holding an exclusive event where children can create a complimentary Lego Fries Lemonade Stand to take home. This is in support of the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) in the fight against childhood cancer; with each stand built, the LEGO Group will donate $1 to ALSF. The event is intended for kids ages 5 & up, and is while supplies last. Call your local store to determine if they are participating.

-Home Depot Build and Grow - Feb. 4th 9am-12pm - This week kids can build a great Keepsake Box. Make a personalized box to hold private treasures. Or give it as a gift for Valentine’s Day. My kids love these workshops.

-If you live in Atlanta make sure you visit the Atlanta History Centers FB page for a FREE adult admission coupon valid 2/3/12 - 2/29/12.
Sign up FreeBEEs, items I will be reviewing soon and items I won:

1) Scotts Save the Song Birds packet - the sign up for this has ended but you can still get the Teachers Guides, 2) Get connected with homeschoolers in your area so you can take another persons junk and turn it into your treasure 3) We Choose Virtues 100 days of Virtue Poster and Parenting Cards keep an eye out for our review, 4) How to Become President of the United States poster  5) Boogie Wipe FB Contest prize the book Battle with the Bugs by Dr. Heather Manley looks awesome

Books and DVDs we checked out from the library:

Well I upgraded my library card this week to an educators card this week because we had too many books. The educators card allows me to check out 50 books on one card. Plus Gwyns card we can now check out 75 at a time.

-Africa - Heinemann First Library
-Willoughby & the Lion - by Greg Foley
-Enchanted Lions - by David Greenburg
-Pretty Salma - A Little Red Riding Hood Story from Africa - by Niki Daly
-Hop, Hop and Away - Richard Scarry
-Money - by Penny Dowdy
-Endangered Lions - by Amanda Harman
-Honesty - by Lucia Raatma
-Respectful - by Sarah Schuette
-Groundhog Day - by Margaret McNamara
-Great Groundhogs - by Karen Gray Ruelle
-We're Going on a Lion Hunt - by Margery Cuyler
-DVD Ferrets
-DVD Nature Big Cats - wonderful film

New ideas have been added to my board. These are some of the things we are doing for our January units. Check out my other boards on Pinterest for ABC, 123, Art, etc ideas.

This is our February YouTube playlist keep checking back because I will be adding videos each week. It includes the various videos we will be using throughout February.

I hope you find these resources useful. If you ever have any questions feel free to leave me a comment or email me. Also be sure to follow my FB page where I post FreeBEEs daily.

*Disclaimer - Many of the links found on my side bars and in my blog posts are affiliate links. As a result, I might get paid money and I will most likely spend the money on homeschool supplies.


Unknown said...

We got some We Use Virtue stuff today...not free...but what I wanted to add to the kids "curriculum" anyways...but then got an email saying I could send for some free stuff. Might still...then have a giveaway. I'm excited to try it. Will be taking a field trip when they get all their butterflies...the kids are excited. Can't wait to see your review. Glad to be teaming up with you friend! Love you! =)

Unknown said...

Glad you linked up with my A Day In The Life Of Meme! Sounds like you had a wonderful week of homeschooling :) I especially loved the photo collage, you have a beautiful family!

Carlie K.

Chestnut Grove Academy said...

Another great week, and great idea for a link up! I'm grabbing your button and will come back later to link up! :D

Mary Prather said...

Kathy - thanks for the tip of the Atlanta History Center... I'm also struck by what a thorough record of your week this post is... you're such a great homeschooling mom!

Chestnut Grove Academy said...

Forgot to say thanks for linking up to BTT!!

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