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In some ways, it is hard to believe that we have wrapped up another year of school {yikes}. Technically there are still a few loose ends to tie up overall, so we have plans to continue on with a few things over the months of June and July before we start back up again in August.

Kaleb finished up the bulk of his school work, so the summer plans are to continue on with our Simple Machines from LEGO Education, have geography fun with Little Passports, work more with All About Reading Level 1, and read a lot of other books using our Reading Challenge Charts. We’ll also be squeezing in lots and lots of swimming at the pool and in the creek {since the weather already believes that it is late summer}.

What about you? Will you be working some through the summer or are you taking a well-deserved break?

Ideas from Moms Linking Up

Every week you all share some wonderful ideas, and I am so happy to share a few of them here with others.

block art

The Princess, The Pirate, and the Dinosaur shares a simple block print art project that uses foam trays from your local grocery store.

Lalymom Helicopter Seed Activities for kids

Lalymom shares a multitude of ideas to use with helicopter seeds – you’ll want to click over and check them out!

Continent Flannel Board

If you are studying world geography, Teach Beside Me has a great flannel board tutorial that would be a fun project this summer.

What fun projects do you have lined up for this summer?

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Police Officer Theme {ages 4-5}

 

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  1. Claire @ angelicscalliwags says

    My daughter is four, almost five, and we’ve been teaching her to read using Jolly Phonics but she really struggled to blend. I am planning on using All about Reading with her in September. However, since then she has started to read by sight really well. I wondered, do you think it would still be worth going through All About Reading with her? I’d rather she had a phonical grounding for her reading, but I don’t want her to feel frustrated going back to the beginning if she doesn’t need to. I’d appreciate your opinion. TIA

    • Ack – sorry for the late reply to you, Claire!! I really do like the phonetic approach, and the program does include several common sight words they call ‘rule breakers’ at the beginning {ones that are very common and cannot be phonetically sounded out}. If you have any specific questions, I would encourage you to make a phone call to AALP – they are a FABULOUS help and would be happy to help you out {love them!}. :)

  2. Sarah Lashbrook says

    Thanks so much for the feature — I’m glad you liked it :)

  3. BeckyMarie says

    Thanks for hosting this every week. I always find great ideas through the blogs that link up!

    The Simple Machines from Lego Education are on my wish list for next year! Do you use them in any formal way or just as play based learning?

    • We usually work on them once or twice a week. I’ve been using them as a motivation for Kaleb to finish up other work, but love that he is learning through these as well. Typically he has to follow directions and we talk about the different functions of the gears. The last time we used them, he had to build his own machine looking at the pictures, but there were no specific instructions – just the finished product, so it really made him think on past lessons and how he built other parts. We have the teacher’s manual as well to go along.

  4. Jessica Bush says

    I have a two year old and another on the way. I live in South Korea (not military), and due to not speaking the language well and homeschooling is very rare here, I worry about not having the resources I need to homeschool as well as I could. These resources are amazing and very helpful! Plus any advice would be greatly appreciated!

    • Jessica,

      If you have specific questions, feel free to ask!! :) If I don’t have the answer, I’d be happy to point you in a helpful direction.

      Jolanthe

    • Jessica Bush says

      Well, I’m not sure if you can answer…I’m aware I’ll have to spend a little extra money in purchasing and getting curricula and whatnot shipped to me or bought here at a higher price, or just take an empty suitcase on rare trips home…I guess I’m looking for ideas on how to go about reaching out and using the community as teaching tools when I only have basic (but growing) understanding of the language as well as thinking outside the box in other teaching tools. (for example, we are in a large city and I am a country girl and have no idea how to use large cities as a springboard for learning). Thank you!
      Jessica

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