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Frog Life Cycle Freebie

Spring is in the air. We have had some gorgeous days that have melted the snow here in Minnesota. With that comes the thoughts of all the spring animals and insects. What does this mean? Well if you are a homeschooling family, this means it is time to learn about the change in weather and those animals and insects. When my kids are younger, I love that I can plan out their lessons around the weather. When doing this, I love finding the freebie units that cover everything all at once! I am super excited to show Little Miss all about frogs this upcoming week! We will be using this awesome unit, will you join us?

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Frog Freebie

Isn't it fun to learn about slimy squishy animals? Do your preschoolers or kindergarteners know about the life cycle of one of the squishiest amphibians – the FROG? It's a quick and easy lesson to teach. There's a free, froggy resource on Educents – just print the pages and start your lesson.

Ways to use this freebie with a Pre-K or Kinder:

This free resource was created by The Multi Taskin' Mom and is available to download for free on Educents.com. Educents is the best place to discover new and innovative ways to keep kids excited about learning!

  • Practice handwriting & copywork
  • Reading aloud
  • Sounding out the words
  • Have fun coloring
  • Just print & go Frog Freebie Educents

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More frog-themed learning resources:

Do your kiddos LOVE frogs? Check out this animation about the Frog Life Cycle, and find more frog-themed games and lessons for all ages below.

  • All About Frogs Packet – This frog bundle includes an informational slideshow, frog-themed anchor charts, rhyming word printables, number cards, writing organizer, and more (all frog-themed!!)
  • Froggy Self-Control Boardgame – Use your frog markers to move across the board and practice relaxation, self-control, and body behavior in the classroom. Students will distinguish good choices from bad choices as they leap around the board!
  • 3-D Frog Anatomy Notebook Model for Dissection – Use this 3-d paper frog model for a dissection-free frog exploration, a pre-dissection study tool, or even as a summative assessment during comparative anatomy studies!
  • Frog Learning Pack for Middle Schoolers – A frog-eriffic packet of printable notebooking pages, activities, games and more!

Check out more frog-themed resources to integrate into your lessons!

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20 FREE Kindle Books

20 Free Kindle Books

A good book makes a bad day better! A good book is perfect for when the weather is cold and you sit next to the fire with a cup of coffee. Here is a list of books that are free on Amazon at the time of this posting. Enjoy!

20 Free Kindle Books

Once Upon a Summer (Seasons of the Heart, Book 1)

Transgression: A Time-Travel Suspense Novel (City of God Book 1)

Snotty Crocky: A Slimy Rhyming Children's Picture Book

Hurricane Season: Florida Panhandle Mystery # 1

Neighborhood Hi Jinx (Book 2 Aylesford Place Humorous Christian Romance Series)

The Bees (Down in the Garden Book 1)

Kevin and the Seven Lions (Kevin's Books Book 1)

Lily Lemon Blossom Welcome to Lily's Room

The Gauguin Connection (Book 1) (Genevieve Lenard)

The Dante Connection (Book 2) (Genevieve Lenard)

Zombie Youth: Playground Politics

No Good Deed: A Psychological Thriller (The Mark Taylor Series Book 1)

The Perfect Cast: A Contemporary Christian Romance (Love's Enduring Promise Book 1)

Light of My Heart (Silver Hills Trilogy Book #1)

When the Smoke Clears (Deadly Reunions Book #1): A Novel

A Place Called Bliss (Saskatchewan Saga Book #1)

The Dance (The Restoration Series Book #1): A Novel

The Thorn (The Rose Trilogy Book #1)

The Potluck Club (The Potluck Club, Book 1)

Candle in the Darkness (Refiner's Fire, Book 1)

 

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Friday Freebie ~ 16 FREE Books for Kindle

16 Free Book for Kindle

It is Friday! Let’s make it a Freebie Friday!! Here are some books on Amazon that are Free as of the day and time of this posting. Is there one that you like? I can’t wait to read The Mia Collection to Little Miss. And mommy is looking forward to Above and Beyond!

The Mia Collection (a mia book)

Amid the Shadows

Beneath the Willow (Jesse & Sarah Book 2)

Above and Beyond: A Novel of the Civil War: Romantic Military Fiction (Military Heroes Through History Book 2)

Spring's Fury (The Seasons Series Book 3)

Where the Heart Is (Ribbon Ridge)

Suicide Med

Death of a Dapper Snowman (Book 1 of a Humorous Cozy Murder Mystery Series): Stormy Day Mystery #1 (Stormy Day Cozy Murder Mystery)

Deadly Proof: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery

Lethal Misconduct (Corp Justice Series Book 6)

The Marathon Watch: Second Edition "Ross"

Saving Grace (Safe Havens Book 1)

Modern Wicked Fairy Tales: Complete Collection

Finding Hope (Generations of Hope Book 1)

Art of a Jewish Woman: The True Story of How a Penniless Holocaust Escapee Became an Influential Modern Art Connoisseur (formerly titled Felice's Worlds)

Devoured (The Hunger Book 1)

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FREE Minecraft-Themed Math Worksheets Your Kids Will Love

Do your Minecraft kids need some encouragement to practice math? How about a quick addition refresher before going back to school? Minecraft Math Worksheet Freebie - Educents Download Multi Taskin' Mom's FREE Minecraft Themed Addition Worksheets. These fun math worksheets include single digit to double digit addition, making this freebie useful for Minecraft kids ages 5 to 12. Here's more ways to use your child's interest in Minecraft for learning:

Looking for more ways to turn gaming time into learning time? Check out all the Minecraft-themed educational products offered on Educents at a discount.    

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FREE: A Study of the “Bad Guys” from A Pilgrim’s Progress

Have you read A Pilgrim’s Progress with your kids? I have a plan to. And what better way to read a story than to have a study guide to go with it? Over at Intoxicated on Life they have a wonderful deal until Tuesday, November 11, 2014. They have a study of the bad guys in A Pilgrim’s Progress, which is originally $7.49, but they are letting us get it for FREE! Head on over and check out Foes, Fiends, and Failures: The Bad Guys of A Pilgrim’s Progress with me and grab your copy!

Pilgrims Progress

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15+ FREE Thanksgiving Printables and a Link Up

Thanksgiving is approaching us quickly…Are you learning about it in your homeschool? What are some things you are doing? I have gone around and found some fun printables that you can include in your homeschool learning for this month!

15+ Free Thanksgiving Printables for All Ages

HomeschoolShare, have you heard about them? They have a massive collection of free lapbooks and unit studies that you can use in your house. Some of those include:

Cranberry Thanksgiving Lapbook – We had a lot of fun when we did this last year, and this is a favorite book around our house now.

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Amanda Bennett Thanksgiving Lapbook – Although you need the Unit Study from Amanda Bennett, this lapbook is free to use with the Unit Study.

Two of the Unit Studies available on HomeschoolShare are:

A Thanksgiving Wish and Goody O’Grumpity

Speaking of Unit Studies, here are some other free Unit Studies that I found,

Meet Penny has a fun study with links

Modest Mom has a Kindergarten Unit Study on the History of Thanksgiving

Blessed Beyond A Doubt has a wonderful list of Free Thanksgiving Unit Studies

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And there is The Road to 31 and her list of Unit Studies to keep you busy!

Unit Studies and Lapbooks are not the only way to study the Thanksgiving holiday. These were great ideas for those older kids, but what about the pre-school/toddler group? They always want to be included in the school day too. Well, there is just as much out there for them as there is for everyone else! Check out some of these fun ideas!

Totschooling.net has Thanksgiving Picture and Word Tracing to help with those fine motor skills, and the Turkey Feathers Number Matching Game is a great way to introduce math skills!

Over the Big Moon has a Thanksgiving Pre-K Pack and Expansion Pack. Little Miss is loving the Pre-K Packs I have been finding here!

Do-A-Dots, have you heard of them? They are the most addicting thing for the littles in the house! Gift of Curiosity has a Thanksgiving Pack of Do-A-Dot Printables.

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3 Dinosaurs has their free Thanksgiving Pack and an Update Pack with some harder work in it.

This Reading Mama has a fun Free Thanksgiving PreK Pack that she has updated and expanded.

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And another option is over at Confessions of a Homeschooler with her Thanksgiving Preschool Printables.

And of course…free printables wouldn’t be complete without some printable coloring pages. It is funny how much kids now a days seem to miss out on the just plain coloring. We have been adding more and more of this when they get “bored” and I see a lot of positives in other areas since starting to focus on just plain coloring!

Nest of Posies has a fun collection of Thanksgiving Coloring and activity pages.

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Money Saving Mom has a Thanksgiving Color by Number collection, which is something Ray Ray is really starting to enjoy more and more!

And I really love the Just Color Packs from 1+1+1=1. There are so many options here and the Thanksgiving one is full of fun things.

So there you have it, a bunch of fun ideas to keep you busy this month for a low cost to you! Do you have Thanksgiving Printables you want to share? I would love to share them! Just enter your link below and I will share them via social media for you!

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20+ Free ABC Printables

20+ FREE ABC Printables

 

The best part about homeschooling the preschool age is that there isn’t much schooling, but a lot of fun and learning added into that fun. We did some fun things with Ray Ray when he was in preschool, and I am planning out Little Miss’s schedule since she is telling me she is ready for school.

The first thing that we focus on is our ABCs and 123s. You could go out and buy a curriculum, or like me, you can play on Pinterest and make your own “curriculum” or play schedule. I have taken those items and complied them here for you…book lists and free printables and activities for the ABCs this week…next week I will give you the same thing for the 123s.

The first thing…you can’t just hand your child a paper and think they are going to have fun, well some of them will, but for those who don’t, start and continue with fun books. Not only is reading with your children fun, but it helps their minds grow. Here are some fun ABC themed books to get them interested:

ABC Books for Fall

ABC Books for Winter

ABC Books for Spring

ABC Books for Summer

Top 10 Alphabet Books

Animal ABC Books

26 Alphabet Books

Alphabet Activities

ABC Handprints

Crafty ABCs

ABC Activities

Alphabet Weekly Themes

ABC Printables

Free Handwriting Worksheets for Preschool

Learn to Write the ABCs

Alphabet Mazes

Christmas Alphabet Book

Fall Q-Tip Painting Printables

Free Printable ABC Puzzles

Free ABC Handwriting Pages

(A Ton of) ABC Printables

ABC Printable Scripture Cards

Alphabet Do-A-Dot Printables

 

These are just a few of the many things I have found using Pinterest…I have my ABC Board that I keep adding to and love to have a variety of fun activities without being committed to one curriculum because I had to buy it. Little Miss loves doing different things each day, so if I keep it changing, she keeps having fun!

What do you do to learn the ABCs? Do you have a fun printable you want to share? Post it below in the comments…I would love to “Pin” it and add it to my board to use!

*At the time of posting these items were listed as free.*

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Christmas Freewriting Freebie from Home School Adventure Co.

I am so excited to share a Christmas Freebie for you! This is from Home School Adventure Co. (a favorite company of ours!) and it helps with one of our tough topics in this house…writing! Head on over to the Home School Adventure Co. website and get your FREE Christmas Freewriting Freebie!!!
 
 

 

 

 

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Writing can be hard work. Good writing most often results from much rewriting, and much rewriting can make a writer weary. 

 

Because  Philosophy Adventure™ students create and refine a biographical narrative speech over the course of several weeks, (supported by clear step-by-step guidance and seven writing checklists), we created several freewriting exercises to offset that hard work with play, and simply encourage students to have fun writing. 

 

We soon discovered that students—even those who considered themselves “non-writers”—produced surprising results using these exercises. Both students and parents were amazed. (Some parents even joined in the fun!) 

 

We are delighted to share with you this “Christmas Freewriting.”

 

To download your own copy of the Christmas Freewriting Freebie, visit Home School Adventure Co