Sunday, February 21, 2010

Homeschool Freebies of The Week

Ooppss...sorry but I think I hit send (from the cell phone) and posted *nothing* a minute ago. Whoops :o)

Here's the rundown:

Monday, February 22:

Lent, which began last Wednesday (Ash Wednesday)
is the 40 days (excluding Sundays) before Easter.
For many families, Easter just happens.
Don't let that occur this year. Have a meaningful
Lent by doing a special activity each day of Lent.
Then fill in the fruit on the Lenten Tree Chart and countdown to Easter.


Tuesday, February 23rd:
MY PLANT (PDF ebook)

A simple nature-study project, written for younger students,
about growing a plant from seed and keeping a four week
observation diary of its growth. Gently written, with an
example "plant diary" kept by an 8 year old boy over 100 years ago.
This is a great activity to start now in anticipation of
the coming springtime growing season.


Wednesday, February 24:
Back by popular demand!

"What is Grammar Land? Where is Grammar Land?
Have you ever been to Grammar Land? Wait a minute
and you shall hear..." In this classic read aloud book,
published way back in 1878, author Nesbitt creates
an amazing fantasy land not unlike "Alice In Wonderland",
where the citizens are the nine parts of speech
(Mr. Proper Noun, Dr. Verb, Little Article, etc.)
and all are governed by the stern but wise old Judge Grammar.
It's a fun, fascinating way to learn some of the basic grammar
rules all the while carried along by the very memorable
characters and a wild adventure to boot. Highly recommended!


Thursday, February 25:

Classic retelling of the amazing true story (or is it a legend?)
of the national hero of Switzerland - mountaineer, shepherd and bowman,
William Tell. Read the story of how Tell was forced to shoot an apple off his son's
head by the cruel governor Gessler, and how Tell became instrumental
in leading the Swiss people to freedom.


Friday, February 26:
PETER WHEAT! (PDF comic book)

Get ready for some delightful cartoon adventures as we
introduce PETER WHEAT and the folk of the wheat field,
drawn by the inimitable Walt Kelly (creator of "Pogo").
> > Yes, yes, I can hear it now: Many of you are thinking "yuck.
That's not for us." Well, we know this doesn't sound all that great right now
to most of you, but all I can tell you is... TRUST US ON THIS ONE.
Give it a chance - your kids will absolutely love these stories,
we guarantee it! Great read alouds or reading practice too!


You can find each of these resources on their respective days at:

NOTE: If you ever have any trouble accessing the site with that link, try works too!

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