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Historical Fiction Series ~ Columbus

Historical Fiction Series ~ Columbus

Historical fiction is a weakness of mine. I LOVE to read and my favorite way to delve into history is through a good story. Recently I have been using this fact to engage my children more in different historical time periods. That being said, I am of course compiling my thoughts and resources together to(…)

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The Story of Tin Lizzy – A Unit Study About The Car That Stole America’s Heart

The Story of Tin Lizzy – A Unit Study About The Car That Stole America’s Heart

Released in 1909, The Ford Model T, affectionately known as “Tin Lizzy”, was the first car to be mass produced for purchase by the average American. Until Tin Lizzy came along, the only people who could afford to drive automobiles were exceedingly wealthy and those of high social status. The Tin Lizzy changed the way(…)

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Teach Bugs and Insects Using Eric Carle Books

Teach Bugs and Insects Using Eric Carle Books

If you have young children, I am sure you have seen at least one Eric Carle book. The illustrations are brightly colored and very distinguishable. We love them so much that I created Bug & Insect Units around some of them. It is fun and engaging to teach bugs and insects using Eric Carle books!(…)

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Dolphin Tale 2 – Trailer & Unit Study Resources

Dolphin Tale 2 – Trailer & Unit Study Resources

I am pleased to be able to share with everyone the Dolphin Tale 2 – Official Trailer. It will be released in September 2014. About Dolphin Tale 2 It has been several years since young Sawyer Nelson and the dedicated team at the Clearwater Marine Hospital, headed by Dr. Clay Haskett, rescued Winter. With the(…)

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Canada Unit Study for Kids

Canada Unit Study for Kids

While I am not totally sure what prompted this look at Canada, I believe it has something to do with the fact that we have friends who often travel there (we are very close to the border).  Thus I put together this Canada Unit Study for Kids. <A HREF=”http://ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?rt=tf_cw&#038;ServiceVersion=20070822&#038;MarketPlace=US&#038;ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fstaateig-20%2F8010%2Fcfee0f4e-8c29-43fe-ac96-e7cddcaa40e7&#038;Operation=NoScript”>Amazon.com Widgets</A> Canada Unit Study Printable Resources:(…)

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All About Bees Unit Study

All About Bees Unit Study

Spring is here and the bees have been invading us all around!  It has given us the perfect opportunity to learn about them.  Since we collected resources, and learned about them ourselves, I thought I would share our All About Bees Unit Study for others to enjoy. Like with most of our unit studies these(…)

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A Spring Chalk Pastels Art Tutorial & Spring Nature Study Resources

A Spring Chalk Pastels Art Tutorial & Spring Nature Study Resources

Here in New York spring is coming around late as usual.  But that doesn’t mean we can’t prepare to get outside and explore nature!  While others actually get to get outside to see bird nests, we are just creating them in art class!  Using the Spring Chalk Pastels Art Tutorial from Southern Hodgepodge we have(…)

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Engineering Science with The World’s Tallest Buildings Unit Study

Engineering Science with The World’s Tallest Buildings Unit Study

Ever wondered what the tallest building in the world was? How about the tallest building in your city? Through hands on activities, research, art and more we explored the world of engineering science using The World’s Tall Buildings Unit Study. We had the opportunity to change things up in science a bit. I have to(…)

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Where Do Chicks Come From? ~ An Elementary Science Unit Study

Where Do Chicks Come From? ~ An Elementary Science Unit Study

Ava has really enjoyed the Let’s-Read-And-Find-Out Science books. We often find them at the library, on whatever topic seems to be available, and she just devours them. We recently spent a bunch of time, reading, rereading, and doing the activities from Where Do Chicks Come From? Extension Activities: Along with the activities in the book(…)

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Christmas Tree Science ~ Resources for Studying Conifers

Christmas Tree Science ~ Resources for Studying Conifers

Each year we set out about 3 weeks before Christmas to cut down our Christmas tree.  Check out our Christmas Tree Memories to get a look at what a fun experience it can be to cut down your own tree.  We bundle up and head out to a local tree farm where you can find a(…)

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Magnets and Magnetism Lapbook & Activities

Magnets and Magnetism Lapbook & Activities

Magnets and Magnetism offer a ton of fun hands on science experiments that you can easily do in your home. Here we have collected some resources to help you along in your study of magnets and magnetism. Magnet and Magnetism Facts Magnets are objects that produce an area of magnetic force called a magnetic field.(…)

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Balto and The Iditarod Trail Unit – Includes Free Printable Notebook Page

Balto and The Iditarod Trail Unit – Includes Free Printable Notebook Page

In 1925 the world was blessed with a dog named Balto and other sled dogs.  Below is their story and many resources to learn more about what these amazing sled dogs accomplished. In 1925, a life-or-death race to rescue the children of Nome, AK, from disease made an international hero of one sled dog —(…)

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