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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Fantastic, Awesome, Wonderful Site!!

I feel like I hit the jackpot at Highland Heritage Homeschool!   Enjoy!  I love those of you who have made the journey and are willing to share with others!  God Bless you!!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Lots of Homeschool Freebies to try!

'TOS Freebie Directory--40 Homeschool Products'

Friday, May 21, 2010

Weekly Wrap Up - Week #36

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 Okay,  so we pretty much took the week off!  Oh well, we will finish!!  We did start the week with a soggy field trip to the NC Zoo! 




Weathering the storm =)

My favorite this year.  He had a blast playing with his ball!



 That is one cute spider!

A few more! 

The amphitheatre was closed because of the rain =(  Sarah was really looking forward to this!  A 4-D adventure!

Here is Jonathan giving his "sermon" on The Ten Commandments.  Excuse his amateur videographer =)
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And here Stephen is playing "Jesus Loves Me".  Both were during Youth Sunday last week.

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That's a wrap on our week.  For more weekly wrap-ups check out Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.



Saturday, May 15, 2010

Weekly Wrap Up - Week #35

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 Tick, tick, tick...the countdown is on and summer is headed our way!  This week we took a twist on things and mainly did a unit study that included our copywork, vocabulary, spelling words and all.  We had several outings this week so I knew it would be an unusual week so this unit study arrived just in time!  You can read more of my review for it here.  I now have a wanna be firefighter living here.

Included in this week's outings was Field Day with our local homeshcool group.  The kids had such a wonderful time and they were all worn out after!



We are continuing our history study with Mystery of History and will continue that through the summer. Here is a picture of our timeline so far.  We are up to around 1200 BC.

This Sunday is Youth Sunday so please remember Jonathan in your prayers.  His "sermon" is on the ten commandments.  Stephen is playing "Jesus Loves Me" so he'll appreciate prayers too.

We also had a fun mail week.  I love freebies!


That's a wrap on our week.  For more weekly wrap-ups check out Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

TOS - I Wanna Be Series - A Firefighter Review



I cannot tell you how excited I was to find this e-book waiting for me in my inbox!  I had just recently downloaded the I Wanna Be A Farmer from the WannaBe Series™ and we enjoyed that so much. 

This series comes complete with copywork, vocabulary, vocabulary worksheets, math worksheets, coloring sheets, and even a science experiment of making a robotic arm!    This is a complete unit study with everything you need for a fun time of learning about firefighters.

I think the price of these are so wonderful too.  It's loaded with 82 pages!  Do not let that overwhelm you though.  You can still pick and choose what you'd like to use.  

I would highly recommend this e-book.  It is recommended for ages 4-10 but that could very easily be modified to span ages below or above.  Jonathan (my 11 yo) was able to do further research with the links provided and used the book resource list to pick up some books from the library to go along with the series.  We learned the salary of firefighters,  job requirements, and some of the history of firefighting.  Jonathan used the cursive copywork sheets and vocabulary sheets along with his brother Stephen who is 9yo.  My daughter, Sarah (6yo), was not left out either.  She used the manuscript copywork although she can do some cursive.  I wanted to try all of it out =)  And she was there as we went over the vocabulary. 

Here is a picture of copywork time.


All of my kids give this a 2 thumbs up! And I certainly do because it fits our whole family!

If you'd like to check out your own sneak peak go here.

Some of what is included for $8.95.........
  • the history of firefighting including the equipment firefighters use
  • meet a real-life fireman and hear him describe his job
  • meet a fire dog
  • find out job requirements and salary of a firefighter
  • science activities
  • vocabulary including worksheets
  • math worksheets
  • copywork sheets including manuscript and cursive
  • coloring sheets
  • links to websites
  • book lists
  • worksheet answers
And to top all this off, for the month of May you can get the whole WannaBe Series™ for only $35.80!!! That's 10 e-books making each book only cost $3.58 each!!  WOW!!  I'll race you there!

Disclaimer: I was provided a free copy of this e-book for review purposes. The opinions in this post are my honest evaluation of this product.


Saturday, May 8, 2010

Weekly Wrap-Up Weeks 33 & 34

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I can tell summer is on the way!  It's getting harder and harder for ME to stay focused,lol.  The kids are still doing good...it's their teacher that is ready for something different! 

I always thought this time of year things start to slow down.  Well, around here we've just started getting busier!!

Week 33

This week started with celebration!  Shawn and I celebrated our 13th anniversary on Monday.  And we also had family dental visits so we celebrated no cavities to boot!

Tuesday, Jonathan turned 12!!  Oh wow, that still hasn't really sunk in for me yet.  He just looked at me today and said, "4 more years mom" and I didn't catch on for a second.  I just gave him my talk to the hand sign,lol!  I can't handle 12 and you want me to go ahead and work on 16!!!



Wednesday, we finished our school work and went out to take some yearbook pictures for our local homeschool group. They were at the park so we played a little while too =)

Friday, Sarah and I headed out to Asheboro for Mother/Daughter camp!  We had a wonderful time!!



Here are our girls pictured with the sweet missionary we met from Slovakia.



week 33 school studies recap........

Math - Jonathan is working with protractors and really loving circumference, angles, and such.  Stephen is moving to higher digit multiplication and division.  Sarah is adding and subtracting higher numbers and working with graphs.

History - we studied Moses, The Ark of the Covenant, Joshua, Jericho, and Rahab.

LA - Sarah suffixes, Stephen verbs, and Jonathan prepositions along with diagramming.

Spelling and Copy Work continue on with out workbooks.

And we finally finished reading "Ms. Piggle Wiggle On The Farm"!  I requested "Hello Ms. Piggle Wiggle" on interlibrary loan so that is on hold right now.  Until we get it we're going to re-read "Charlotte's Web" and "Where The Wild Things Are"

Week 34

We started the week with a trip to Bounce U to celebrate Jonathan's birthday.  Since last week was so crazy we held off until this week to celebrate.



Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thrusday were pretty much back to regularly scheduled programming =)

New Bible Verse is James 1:1....going to be working our way through the first verses of James over the next few weeks.

Friday night we ended the week with a celebration of Mudcats baseball!!  And we won 9-7!


Hope everyone has a wonderful Mother's Day!  I am truly blessed to be a mother of three awesome kiddos!!  Busy lives we lead but they are growing in their walk with the Lord every single day and that is what it is all about. 

Shawn is training a new driver this week and Jonathan reminded him to be sure to tell his new driver about Jesus.  Wow, absolutely amazing.  Oh, and forgot to add that youth Sunday is next week and Jonathan will be one of the youth giving the sermon =)  Now, that does a mama's heart good.  To God be the glory!!!!

That's a wrap on our week.  For more weekly wrap-ups check out Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.