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Animal Babies Matching Activity – Free Printable

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To celebrate Mother’s Day, All About Learning Press has a special downloadable reading activity: Baby Animal Names Matching!  This simple learning activity includes a few animals that you won’t see in a typical matching game, including a raccoon and a kangaroo. Just match the animal babies with their mommas!

Additional FREE Reading and Spelling Activities

If you’re looking for a few other reading and spelling activities to use with your children, be sure to check out these fun games too. They are ones that we’ve used with our kids over the years and love!

Be a Lumberjack syllable game

Be a Lumberjack – works on dividing multisyllable words

 three letter blend game

Word Flippers – works on common three letter blends (str, spl, scr, and spr)

 

ee blend words

Wake Up the Sheep – works on reading words with the ‘ee’ blend

 

feed the anteater game

Feed the Anteater – a fun game for kids to make the anteater ‘eat’ the word ants

 

Win a Level of All About Spelling!

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Be sure to enter to win a full level of spelling from All About Spelling too! Each month, there is a wonderful giveaway and this month is no different! Our family has loved this hands-on spelling program and we have used it for years now. It was the first curriculum that really clicked with us and we haven’t looked back. Read our review of All About Spelling here.

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May Personal Planner Pages – FREE Printable

Ready for May? I am excited to share a few more pages from my yearly personal planner with you all. If you want to have a central place to keep track of your goings-on in May, feel free to share and download the May planning pages below.

Free May personal planner pages



How I’m Using My Daily Planner

If you’d like to take a look at how I’ve set up my yearly planner, I’ve explained it more in this post here, as well as given links to my favorite binder and colorful tabs (because pretty makes life fun too, right?).

Daily Planning Pages printable - free download for February. Also link to the FULL 2015 Daily Planner - get organized this year.

Download the May Personal Planner Pages

May Daily Planner

You can download the May 2016 Personal Planner Pages by clicking here. Each month I’ll be offering a free download for that month’s planning pages, so you can check back and download them as they become available.

Purchase the  Daily Personal Planner

Daily Planning Pages printable - free download for February. Also link to the FULL 2015 Daily Planner - get organized this year.

Add to Cart
 

If you like the layout and want to start planning out the rest of your year now (and next year too), purchase the full 2015 Daily Planner for $3.99. The calendar runs from January 2015 thru June 2016. It includes 15 month-at-a-glance pages and dated weekly pages through June 2016.

Enjoy!

 

Sponsor Thanks

We really appreciate the following companies. Many of these have been long time sponsors of Homeschool Creations and we are SO thankful for them – be sure to stop by their sites and check them out!

Teach Them Diligently Conventions are now open for registration! Speakers for 2015 include James Dobson, Barbara Rainey, and many others. Locations include Atlanta, GA; Sandusky, OH; and Dallas, TX. Hope to see you at one of them! (p.s. Nashville was amazing this past month!!!)

Red Wagon Tutorials offers upper level science help for homeschool families worldwide. They specialize in downloadable, online live-feed, and online recorded science classes as well as digital e-Notebooks and Flash Drive presentations. Learn more about their 2014-2015 programs.

Home Educators of Virginia 2015 Convention – Need refreshment and encouragement in your homeschool journey? Registration is now open for the 2015 Renew the Joy HEAV convention, held June 11-13, 2015 in Richmond, VA. You won’t want to miss the amazing speaker lineup, extensive vendor hall, and the used curriculum sale. Only $69 for the entire family to attend!

2015 Homeschool Buyers Guide – sifts through volumes of often-overwhelming homeschool information and breaks down the decision-making process into manageable bites. In about an hour you’ll gain valuable insights that answer your questions, provide direction and help you take the next steps.

WordUp! The Vocab Show is a zany new show teaching Latin and Greek roots, as well as hundreds of English vocabulary words. Utilizing a new approach to learning, WordUp! seriously expands a student’s grasp of the vocabulary used in literature, science, and standardized tests.

Reading Eggs  is the perfect program for homeschoolers, providing a comprehensive range of online reading lessons, activities and e-books that teach kids aged 3–13 the core literacy skills needed for lifetime reading success. Take advantage of our FREE 3 week trial and see how your child’s reading improves with Reading Eggs!

Don’t Miss The Daily To-Do List

Daily to do list free printable

My Daily To-Do List is pretty basic, but hopefully it will work for you too. There is an area to make a list of things to accomplish, household goals, appointment, meals for the day, and even a space to record exercise (oh – I crack myself up!) and water intake. Each page in the document is identical so you can print them off, cut the page in half, and have two lists. If you print them front to back, you’ll have four to-do lists and save a little paper.

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April Personal Planner Pages ~ FREE Printable

I’m so excited to share a few more pages from my yearly personal planner with you all. If you want to have a central place to keep track of your goings-on in April, feel free to share and download the April planning pages below.

Free April 2015 personal planner pages

How I’m Using My Daily Planner

If you’d like to take a look at how I’ve set up my yearly planner, I’ve explained it more in this post here, as well as given links to my favorite binder and colorful tabs (because pretty makes life fun too, right?).

Daily Planning Pages printable - free download for February. Also link to the FULL 2015 Daily Planner - get organized this year.

Download the April Personal Planner Pages

April personal planner pages

You can download the April 2016 Personal Planner Pages by clicking here. Each month I’ll be offering a free download for that month’s planning pages, so you can check back and download them as they become available.

Purchase the 2015 Daily Personal Planner

Daily Planning Pages printable - free download for February. Also link to the FULL 2015 Daily Planner - get organized this year.

Add to Cart
 

If you like the layout and want to start planning out the rest of your year now (and next year too), purchase the full 2015 Daily Planner for $3.99. The calendar runs from January 2015 thru June 2016. It includes 15 month-at-a-glance pages and dated weekly pages through June 2016.

Enjoy!

 

Sponsor Thanks

We really appreciate the following companies. Many of these have been long time sponsors of Homeschool Creations and we are SO thankful for them – be sure to stop by their sites and check them out!

Teach Them Diligently Conventions are now open for registration! Speakers for 2015 include James Dobson, Barbara Rainey, and many others. Locations include Atlanta, GA; Sandusky, OH; and Dallas, TX. Hope to see you at one of them! (p.s. Nashville was amazing this past month!!!)

Red Wagon Tutorials offers upper level science help for homeschool families worldwide. They specialize in downloadable, online live-feed, and online recorded science classes as well as digital e-Notebooks and Flash Drive presentations. Learn more about their 2014-2015 programs.

Norm’s Farm features a line of farm-fresh elderberry products to help energize and support a healthy immune system. They are your one-stop shop for all things elderberry!

WordUp! The Vocab Show is a zany new show teaching Latin and Greek roots, as well as hundreds of English vocabulary words. Utilizing a new approach to learning, WordUp! seriously expands a student’s grasp of the vocabulary used in literature, science, and standardized tests.

Noodle helps you find tutors and tutoring services and programs near you. Whether online or in-home, for math or for reading, you’ll find a match to help.

Pipsticks provides sticker club subscriptions for kids, teachers, crafters, gift givers and kids at heart. Subscribe or give our gift sticker packs today.

Don’t Miss The Daily To-Do List

Daily to do list free printable

My Daily To-Do List is pretty basic, but hopefully it will work for you too. There is an area to make a list of things to accomplish, household goals, appointment, meals for the day, and even a space to record exercise (oh – I crack myself up!) and water intake.

Each page in the document is identical so you can print them off, cut the page in half, and have two lists. If you print them front to back, you’ll have four to-do lists and save a little paper.

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July Pocket Chart Calendar Pieces – Freebie Printable

July pocket chart calendar pieces from homeschoolcreations.net

 

Ready for some free calendar pieces for the month of July? Maybe you aren’t doing ‘school’ during the summer months, but these are a fun way to keep the math learning going in a simple way.

The July pocket chart calendar pieces have three different colored number cards and pictures. Use the different colored number cards to try different pattern sequences: an ABC pattern, ABAB pattern, AABB pattern and other patterns you can make up together. Here’s an example of different patterns using the cards from a past set to give you a few ideas.

pattern example The set includes a calendar header for the month of July as well. Time to get your pocket charts and laminators ready and start printing the June pocket chart calendar pieces. {Psst —> Here are some cheaper laminating pouches we use and LOVE!}.

July header

——> Download the July Calendar Pieces HERE <——

Additional Calendar Helps

Here are a few additional printables and helps for you all, including the pocket chart that we use, laminating tips, and additional printables you may like:

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Coupon Codes and Companies to Thank

We really appreciate the following companies – be sure to stop by their sites and check them out.

Find out more about the 2014 Homeschool Conventions
 
Our family is looking forward to the 2015 Teach Them Diligently Conventions – we so enjoyed the one we attended in D.C. and the kids are looking forward to the one in Ohio next year! Speakers are being lined up now and it is promising to be another great year! Stay tuned for more information on the 2015 locations and speakers (I’ll definitely be joining them again!).
 

Homeschool High School Science Tutorials
Red Wagon Tutorials offers upper level science help for homeschool families worldwide. They specialize in downloadable, online live-feed, and online recorded science classes as well as digital e-Notebooks and Flash Drive presentations. Learn more about their 2014-2015 programs.
 


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Apologia has a brand new Constitutional Literacy DVD class for high school – and truthfully it is one that adults will benefit from as well. The class is taught by Michael Farris of HSLDA and is a full high school credit! Visit their site to find out more!

No More Lemonade – Most teachers’ view of entrepreneurship can be summed up in a few short sentences. If it’s difficult, make it impossible. If it’s complex, pretend it’s not. And if you think you understand it, you probably don’t. Learn entrepreneurship the right way – experience it.

SQUILT (Super Quiet Uninterrupted Listening Time) is a music appreciation curriculum for preschool through middle school that is easy to teach and implement for the parent with limited or NO musical knowledge. Use code HSCREATIONS at checkout to receive 25% off any volume and get your fine arts classes ready for the upcoming year!

Get your child reading with a FREE 4 week trial of Reading Eggs, the multi award-winning online reading program for 3 to 7 year olds. Sign up here: www.readingeggs.com/hsc/.

 

Reader’s Favorite Posts from June 2014

Curious to see what others have been reading this past month? Below is a list of the ten most visited posts for the month of June 2014:

  1. Three Letter Word Card Printables
  2. Used Homeschool Curriculum Sale
  3. Organizing School Paperwork
  4. Alphabet Flashcards and Wall Posters
  5. Daily Calendar Notebook Printables
  6. Our Workbox System: Weekly Workbox Grid
  7. Book Report Form and Reading Log Printables

  PDF Printing Problems

Having trouble downloading or printing this file? Be sure to check out the post on PDF Download Problems for tips and tricks on getting the files to download properly. The solution is usually something simple and quick!

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Saturday Homeschool Deals and Freebies

Every now and then there are some great sales and freebies that are too good not to share with you! They may have been share on the HC Facebook page {do you follow over there too?}, but they can often be overlooked. Here are a few things you might not want to miss.

Grapevine Studies 50% off

From now through February 7, 2014 you can save 50% on any Grapevine Bible purchases! That’s the BIGGEST sale of the year and one you don’t want to miss. Our kids love the stick figuring {you can see more about Grapevine here}, and it is great for younger kids as well. Even though the drawings seem simple, kids are learning Bible stories.

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Friends and Heroes has a free Valentine resources including a word search, flash cards, and a video clip that talks about what love really is – something your kids will enjoy!

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If you missed the parenting webinar Get Kids to Listen without Yelling or Reminding, watch a replay of the Positive Parenting webinar here. Be sure to also grab a copy of the note-taking pages as well that you can use while listening.. If you are further interested in parenting classes with Positive Parenting, use the code HC10 to save 10% on the special webinar pricing here.

Phonogram Sounds App

 

Don’t miss the FREE Phonogram Sounds app from All About Learning Press. Even if you don’t use their spelling or reading programs, this app featuring the pronunciation of 72 various phonograms will be a huge help to your family!

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