I haven't posted in a week or so because I've been out of town. I was in New York for my brother's baby shower and then off to our local lake for some camping with friends. I discovered two things this week while being gone; first, I am too old to want to start over with a baby and second, there are interesting things that live in the lake! Let me explain and paint the scene for you...
Monday, July 28, 2014
Sunday, July 13, 2014
If you were with me last school year, then you know that Wonderful Wednesday was started each week by lapbooking through that week's memory work. We are going on our third year of using Karen Gill's lapbooks from Wisdom and Righteousness for Wonderful Wednesdays! There are other's that are out there but I really appreciate the colorfulness and interactive nature of Karen's lapbooks, specifically. The option of making your lapbook into a notebook is the style we all preferred. She gives you the option to do the traditional file folder style lapbook or the notebook style, as seen above. As a group, the notebook style was preferred to provide enough room for everyone at the table and it also had more of a traditional "notebooking" feel. If you have active learners, then these lapbooks are a great option. Your child can flip, turn, pop-up, paste, and write their way through each week's memory work.
The Solagratiamom™ Teaching Plan is a terrific accompaniment to the lapbooks and details of how to use the two together are over at the post entitled Teaching Plan Explained. The lapbooks are a recommended part of my Wonderful Wednesday plan and I go into more detail on my plan about ways to assemble them, that I have personally found work best and what my recommendations are for using them in a group. They work together very nicely and I've heard from many of you that are utilizing both.
I'm happy to be able to offer two winners a FREE copy of the Wisdom and Righteousness Lapbook for Cycle 3! If you are interested in the Solagratiamom™ Teaching Plan, then you will definitely want to enter because there is a secret bonus entry just for you! Spread the word and share the link with whomever you think might be interested in this terrific giveaway and bonus! I'm excited about them both! In addition, if you want to go ahead and start planning and doing your lapbooks to prepare for the coming school year, then go ahead and purchase from www.wisdomandrighteousness.com and you will be credited back if your name is drawn as the winner! So enter, grab your resources and secret bonus entry and enjoy the remaining weeks of planning over the summer!
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Friday, July 4, 2014
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Sunday, June 29, 2014
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Friday, June 27, 2014
Summer is a great time to take early morning walks or bike rides in the cool of the day. We like to do both! There is so much about God that can be noted as you walk along and look at His creation. Our last few times out we decided to look at trees and leaves as we biked/walked and make note of what we observed, even collecting a few to bring back for our nature journal. The first thing we noted was the huge variety of shapes God made leaves in. We discussed the creative mind of God and whether we thought it would be possible for us to think up such variety on our own. It's staggering to think of the vast variety of things God has created!