Monday, 20 June 2016

3rd Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices (2016-2017)


Hi guys! Today I wanted to share with you our curriculum choices for my 3rd grader. Even though he works at about a 4th grade level. This year he will be an official 3rd grader. Where is the time going? :(

Language Arts:
  1. All about Spelling level 5
  2. Rod and Staff Grade 4 (Grammar)
  3. Rooted in Reading (He'll be joining in with his brother)
  4. Wordly Wise Book 3 (Vocabulary)
  5. Independent Reading (I'll share his required reading list on a separate post)
  6. Write On! (writing)

Math:
  1. Math U See Gemma
  2. Evan Moor word problems grade 3
  3. Life of Fred Edge wood and Farming
Islamic Studies:
  1. We will be going through the seerah of the Prophet (SAW) using "When the Moon Split" (Dad will be leading this).  
  2. Memorizing the 30th Juz (he is currently working on this with his dad, and they'll continue)
  3. Tafseer based on the Surah's he memorizes (with Dad)
Science: (Group Subject)
We will be using Apologia Exploring Creation with Anatomy and Physiology. I shared all about that here.

Geography: (Group Subject)
This year we will be learning all about Canada. I will share more details of all the material I gathered for this subject on a separate post. Here are some free resources I created to go along with our Canada study.
  1. Canada Powerpoint Presentation
  2. Animals of Canada

History: (Group Subject)
  1. Story of the World Volume 2 plus activity book. I got the boys the audio version just to enjoy in the car. They love Story of the World.
Extras: 
  1. Both boys go to Arabic class twice a week
  2. Field trips with our homeschool group (which ever ones we're interested in)
  3. French (both boys will be starting French this year)
  4. Homework (for about 20 minutes every evening they will rotate between math and language arts). I'll be using different resources just to help them master some topics they might be struggling with. 
  5. Read aloud List

That's it guys! What grades will you be teaching this upcoming school year?

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Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Summer Plans


Happy Summer guys! Finally the weather is getting warmer around here and we are enjoying our summer break. Even though we are not doing our regular school routine, I still like to have some plans for my kids. It keeps them from 1. forgetting everything we learned and 2. it keeps them from driving me crazy with "mommy I am bored".

Here is our summer plans;

1. Review

We are using summer review packets I purchased off of teachers pay teachers for both boys. I love it because it is simple, covers both language arts/math, and a solid review of what we covered. I only require them to do a page out of the book but most often they will do 2 or 3 pages.

I purchased the 1st grade and 2nd grade summer review packet.


2. Library and Lots of Reading

The boys are required to read for an 1 hour each day. They often will go over that time if they are really into a story. I don't have a required reading list for them just what ever they enjoy reading. I also read aloud to both boys. We are almost done reading Farmer Boy which we have been enjoying. We also visit the library once every two weeks and they end up getting lots of books to read.



We will also be participating in a summer reading challenge "Read the world summer book club."  
We will be reading one book from a different part of the world using Give your child the world as a guide. I am excited about this because it will keep me accountable. Make sure you visit the link above for more details if you want to participate its FREE.


3. Science and fun experiments

My boys really enjoy science and doing experiments. Once a week we do a fun experiment no worksheets, lab reports just fun and hands on. We are currently reading, learning and observing caterpillars. We are having a blast watching them go through all their changes.




And lastly we will enjoy lots of time out doors with friends and family. Parks, splash pads, and outdoor theme parks.

I hope you guys are having a fabulous summer :).

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Monday, 13 June 2016

Canada Powerpoint Presentation



Hi guys! I wanted to share with you a powerpoint presentation I've been working on. This up coming school year we will be studying all about Canada. I am so excited for the boys to learn all about Canada since were Canadians.

I got this idea from 1+1+1=1 she has a USA powerpoint presentation. This will be used as a review for the boys. The presentation covers each province and territory in Canada, capital city, abbreviation and where they are located.

While I was working on it the boys were really excited and wanted to get started right away :). I am so happy to see that they love it and can't wait to use it with our geography study.

If you are studying about Canada I hope you enjoy this presentation and please don't hesitate to ask any questions or leave me suggestions on how to improve it.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxXjYZPOL0cldWxjRVllamExeFk/view?usp=sharing




Click on the image to download

Follow our Canada Geography Pinterest Board For More Ideas




Until next time :)

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Rainbow Number Line and Alphabet Sort





Hi guys! Today I wanted to share with you two freebies. Rainbow number line and rainbow alphabet sort.

Material you will need:
  1. Printable (you can find it at the end of this post
  2. Lamintor
  3. Laminating pouches
  4. magnetic numbers and letters

Rainbow Number Line: 







I printed, laminated and assembled the number line. I set it up for my preschooler along with magnetic numbers. He worked on numbers 1-10 I would point to a number he would tell me what the number is and find the matching magnetic number.




 Rainbow Alphabet Sort:

I printed and laminated all the cards. I gave them to my son along with lower case magnetic letters. He would pick a letter and match the upper case with the lower case.



When he was done matching up lower case to upper case, I gave all the magnetic letters and he just worked on matching up all the letters.

I hope you enjoy these freebies! 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxXjYZPOL0cld3hiMDFrMnZLaWM/view?usp=sharing
Click on the image to download

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxXjYZPOL0clVzA1UUE3anhQWkU/view?usp=sharing
Click on the image to download.




until next time :)

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Sunday, 5 June 2016

Cloud Counting Cards (FREEBIE)



Hi guys, I have another fun printable to share with you today. My son has been really into counting and learning his numbers. I put together some cloud counting printable for him to practice with. The printable is for numbers 1-20.

Material Needed:
  • Printable (you can find it at the end of this post)
  • Lamintor
  • Laminating Pouches
  • Counters


I used blue gem counters for raindrops. 



https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxXjYZPOL0clQzFjWXMzOVo4OFE/view?usp=sharing
Click on the image above to download. 

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Count and Clip Card FREEBIE

Hi guys, I wanted to share this fun freebie with you guys today. Count and clip cards with a dental theme. This activity is good for reinforcing number recognition, and 1:1 Correspondence. All you need is the free printable which you can grab at the end of this post and clips. I hope you enjoy this fun freebie.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxXjYZPOL0clWTFKMzU3YUZRdjQ/view?usp=sharing
Click on the image to download your free copy.



Follow our preschool Pinterest board for more ideas.





Until next time!!! :)


Monday, 30 May 2016

Free Printable (Number Recognition)


Hi guys! Today I wanted to share with you a fun free printable. This can be used with older toddlers and preschoolers.

Material:
  • Printable (You can find it at the end of this post)
  • Laminating machine
  • Scissors
  • Crayons
Learning objectives:
  • Number recogniton
  • Handwriting practice
  • color recognition
Print all the pages and laminate the number cards.I laminated my number cards so that I could reuse them but it is optional. Give your child the tracing worksheet and the number cards. Your child will pick one number,  find it on the tracing worksheet, and trace it the same color as the number on the card.




https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxXjYZPOL0clX3NfcmZIZkpNY2c/view?usp=sharing
 Click on the image above to download. 




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