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Huge Curriculum Sale – Homeschool Grab Bag

Huge Curriculum Sale

I’m so excited to share our Huge Curriculum Sale from Homeschool Grab Bag with you!

Huge Curriculum Sale – What is it?

What is it, you ask? Well, it is an amazing collection of digital homeschool curriculum from some of the BEST in the Business (including Adventure Homeschool – which I’m over the moon about) – For a few days, you can grab up over $1,500 in curriculum in the Deluxe Bag for LESS THAN $40.00. Yes! Really! Additionally, you can also choose the smaller Super Bag with 50 products for only $24.95.

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Who is it for?

These incredible products are for all ages. There’s something for everyone! It’s also for:

  • New Homeschoolers
  • Old Pros
  • Anyone Who Wants a Variety of Learning Tools
  • Anyone Who Is Interested in Creative Learning
  • K-4th
  • 5th-8th
  • 9th-12th
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We’re sharing some of the finest quality products, and you won’t get this collection any other time. It’s unique to THIS SALE! Just a FEW of the companies involved include:

  • Math Mammoth
  • Jen Merckling
  • Orison Orchards
  • Engaging Science Labs
  • Nature Explorers
  • Captivating Compass
  • Hip Homeschool Moms
  • Write Bonnie Rose
  • Skill Trek
  • Flip Flop Spanish
  • Maestro Classics
  • Only Passionate Curiosity
  • Bible Baton
  • Proverbial Homemaker
  • Future Flying Saucers
  • GrapeVine Studies
  • Kid Minds – Nature Detectives
  • Adventure Homeschool
  • Techie Homeschool Mom
  • A Journey Through Learning Lapbooks
  • Mrs. Karle’s Reading Patch ($99 VALUE)
  • Brookdale House
  • Raising Real Men
  • How to Homeschool My Child
  • Ben and Me

Seriously, that is just the beginning! You can see a FULL LIST of companies in each Grab Bag HERE.  Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to explore a terrific collection of homeschool curriculum options. After 16 years of homeschooling, I’m still at it myself, and it is serving our family well. I hope you enjoy your adventure as much as we have so far!

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What is Dyslexia?

What is dyslexia?

What is dyslexia? As part of my series for homeschooling – we’re learning about teaching students who struggle and those who are kinesthetic learners. We begin by defining what it is.

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke definition describes dyslexia as “difficulty with spelling, phonological processing (the manipulation of sounds), or rapid visual-verbal responding”. It is considered a cognitive disorder, not a problem with intelligence. However, emotional problems often arise because of it.

 

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Characterization

Dyslexia is characterized by great difficulty with reading despite normal or higher intelligence. People are affected differently and to varying degrees. Problems may include difficulties with spelling,  reading, and writing, sounding out words, pronouncing words and reading comprehension.

Those of us teaching students with dyslexia may witness a variety of effects from such a struggle. These include, but are not limited to – frustration, lack of cooperation, lack of focus, bad attitude, anger, hopelessness, and struggles with self-esteem. And that’s just the mom! Seriously though, dealing with dyslexia without the proper support and tools is not a good idea. We need it, and our children deserve it.

The longer you go without dealing with suspected signs of dyslexia, the bigger the chance is that your child will deal with depression, anxiety, strained relationships, and feel like giving up on their school work.

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Signs of Dyslexia

In finding and understanding this disorder, we must look at the signs. Students may struggle to recognize words used regularly. Recalling sequencing of events in reading is difficult. They may appear to not be paying attention at all as they have little memory or recall of words and letters.

If you find yourself going over the same words and letters over and over again – without your child recognizing them (sometimes even immediately after review) . . . you may have a problem with dyslexia on your hands!

More Resources for Dyslexia

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Learn more about the signs HERE

In this series, we will be learning more about how dyslexia affects your child, and what you can do about it! We will be sharing tips for dyslexic and kinesthetic learners with encouragement and freebies along the way.

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Unit Studies and Hands on Learning

We developed our unit studies and hands on learning kits in the process of many years of  successful homeschooling. I’m happy to share that our oldest is graduating 2020 with a full academic scholarship to his favorite university! 

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Nature Homeschool – Kinesthetic Learning Style

Nature Homeschool

The Nature Homeschool is extremely compatible with the Kinesthetic Learning Style in your homeschool. Kinesthetic learning is active learning, hands on learning. It works well for all kids, but especially for those with dyslexia or who simply learn best this way.

Getting students outdoors to explore God’s creation, gets them excited about learning and is the perfect backdrop for tactile, kinesthetic and dyslexic learners. As a matter of fact, it’s a wonderful backdrop for all learners. 

All month long, we are investigating teaching strategies for kinesthetic and dyslexic learning. 

Nature Homeschool Walks

From the beginning of our family homeschool, nature walks have played an important role in the education of our children. It is an easy and engaging kinesthetic learning style technique if you apply a few interesting learning strategies. I’m so glad we learned early on to incorporate this style of learning! It makes for some terrific communication and conversations with my boys! We walk, we listen and look at the flora and fauna all around us. I’m amazed at the impact it has had on their education.

I used to be the teacher . . . these days as we walk and explore – they are often telling me what type of bird or bug we are looking at!  They have become inspired by this style of learning . . . to investigate further, read and research more about the animals and habitats we come across. Best of all, they have learning to recognize the fingerprints of the Creator on His masterpiece! 

Nature Homeschool

Kinesthetic Learning Style Tools

We find these nature walks and tools to be extremely beneficial to our dyslexic learner, and all our boys! They are all different, yet this hands on learning style works well for each of them. Some of the tools we use to enhance learning (and have put together in our exciting adventure packs) are listed below. 

  • Backpack 
  • Binoculars 
  • Journal 
  • Sketchbook 
  • Magnifying glass 
  • Bug viewer 
  • Measuring tape 

On one of our nature walks, we spotted and observed a stone crab, kestrel, robins, blue jays, fish, wild coffee, caterpillar, cicada, garden pineapple, and an alligator. Although, your nature walk doesn’t need to provide quite such diverse options, it was a fruitful nature walk! While alligator sightings may seem more exciting, it can be just as interesting to take a close up look at pretty weeds to discover the tiny insects hiding there. 

The boys used their magnifying glasses to take close looks at those they were able. They used their binoculars to spot the kestrel and look closely at the robins. The boys measured the width of several different trees and compared the bark and leaves in their nature journals. They sketched pictures and entered scientific data and we will continue the study by looking up additional information on the flora and fauna we saw. 

These are some of the favorite tools which have allowed us to take a deeper look into nature. Our boys are learning to recognize the fingerprints of their Creator, and to learn more about Him and the world around them by the careful study of His design. 

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They come with 12 weeks (or months) of unit studies, a seashell kit, a fossil and sharks teeth kit, and an owl pellet kit for terrific hands on nature homeschool! 

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Free Homeschool Bundle 2020

Free Homeschool Bundle

Free Homeschool Bundle 2020

This Free Homeschool Blessings Bundle is no longer available but you can get Free Preschool Resources HERE and Free Elementary and Middle School HERE.

Bundle is a downloadable PDF which includes coupon codes for freebies and bonus discounts to help you find something to finish your homeschool year strong or to get a jump start on your homeschool shopping for next year.

Whether you are new to homeschooling, or an ‘ole pro, you are sure to find new resources you’ll love from some of the best in the business. Stuck in the house? This is the perfect time to try a variety of teaching and learning methods and curriculum!

Claim Your Free Homeschool Bundle 2020

Simply go through the check-out process to get your file today. You have from 4/10 – 4/17 to use the coupon codes listed in your file. Make sure to use them before 4/17, because once this amazing offer expires, it expires!

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Free Homeschool Resources Elementary and Middle School

Free Homeschool Resources Elementary

Free homeschool resources elementary and middle school students will enjoy! Some of these will be review material and others may be new to your student.

Free Homeschool Resources Elementary

Enjoy the variety of free resources to teach elementary and middle school. Most require that you enter your email address for the newsletter. I do NOT take advantage and send tons of email. I protect your information and you’ll only get one email, even if you enter it multiple times.  It takes time and effort as well as money to create these free resources, so the email is required in order to take advantage of the free stuff. If the newsletter is not helpful to you, you may unsubscribe with the click of a button. Thank you!

Elementary and Middle School

Minecraft Multiplication Cards

Spring Multiply and Divide

Alligator Mini-Unit Study

John J. Audubon Study 

Ocean Themed Coloring – Handwriting & Bible 

Whale Copywork and Math

Beatitudes Copywork

Light of the World Bible Copywork

Romans Road Copywork 


 

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Free Homeschool Resources Preschool

Free Homeschool Resources

Free homeschool resources preschool – for teaching children at home! Welcome to Adventure Homeschool. I’m a homeschool mom and teacher for many years now. As a matter of fact, our oldest is heading off to college soon.

The resources, ideas, and information I create and share have helped us school our three boys successfully. Be sure to check out our Hands on Learning Adventure Packs and Learning Kits!

Preschool and Early Learning is all about engaging your student in the material. If you can inspire a child to enjoy learning and take an interest, you can change their life by setting a course for a lifetime of learning.  

Children are born with an innate curiosity and an inquisitive nature! This is how we learn. I’m a firm believer that the key to success throughout their schooling is by helping them discover the delights of how, when, and why the world works. 

As they grow, they begin to learn where to find more information and soon you will find that they spread their wings and seek out knowledge of many sorts. Much like a coach or cheerleader, you encourage, train, and inspire them to overcome further challenges. 

Preschool and Early Learning is all about play, curiosity, and delight in discovery. All too quickly, they will take off on their own! 

Free Homeschool Resources

Check back frequently as I will be adding to the list.

Preschool and Early Learning

at Word Family Preschool Printable

Beginning Sounds Worksheet – Also for Dyslexia

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Minecraft Multiplication Cards – Make Learning Math Fun!

Minecraft Multiplication

Minecraft Multiplication Cards make learning math fun! Use these free math cards to let kids race (the clock or each other) while practicing times tables.

Simply cut out the cards, laminate for repeated use, and let them race to the finish. It’s useful to punch holes in the corners and keep the cards on a ring for storage and frequent usage.

Minecraft Multiplication Cards

Repeating the times tables is an important part of memorizing them for elementary students. Making it fun (consider creating a prize basket with items from the dollar store) to reward diligent learners. Using a theme, like Minecraft, helps catch the interest of kids who might otherwise NOT enjoy the process.

Dyslexia and Kinesthetic Learners

It’s critically important for those with dyslexia to have repeated exposure to the basic times tables. It can be discouraging for them to have to write them out over and over again, and boring to use regular flash cards. Making a game out of the process helps them enjoy the learning and the activity of setting a timer and racing to beat the clock makes it a more active process.

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Beginning Sounds Dyslexia Worksheets – OX OW OG

Beginning Sounds Dyslexia Worksheets

Use these beginning sounds dyslexia worksheets to help young learners and those with dyslexia to practice recognizing the OX OW OG sounds.

Especially for Dyslexia

The worksheets incorporate drawing into the writing and learning to help kids (especially with dyslexia) to retain what they are seeing and hearing. The creative act of drawing pulls from a different area in the brain, by engaging the right (creative) side before and while sounding out and writing the letters, you empower the rest of the brain to do its job reading and writing.

Right Brain strategies such as these can go a long way toward success for dyslexic learners. These worksheets are designed with that in mind, but are good for many types of learners as they incorporate several techniques.

Beginning Sounds Dyslexia Worksheets

Students will complete drawings to the best of their ability (like the owl) – use of color for those with dyslexia can be helpful. After drawing, students should point to the beginning sounds blend (like the OW) and say the sound out loud and then the word (OWL). Finally, students write the blended sound and the word before moving on to the next beginning sounds.

 

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Young learners, kinesthetic (hands on), and dyslexic learners will love these worksheets! Remind them the drawings don’t need to be perfect, just do their best and draw their own version. Like most things, drawing improves with time and practice.

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at Word Family Preschool Printable

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This preschool printable at Word Family is a fun way for young students to practice making simple words. Quick and easy word game for homeschooling little ones.

How to Use the AT Word Family Pack

Print out pages, cut out letter cards. To protect your pages and letter tiles – laminate them! Students will place the letter tile in the right place, finishing the word to match the corresponding picture.

Once laminated, a dry erase marker can be used to practice writing the correct letter in the square. Consider using large envelopes to store cards along with sheets to reuse. Having educational games on hand to play and review letters and words will help to reinforce the constant learning your preschooler is soaking up!

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American Alligator Mini Unit

American Alligator

In this American Alligator Mini Unit, you’ll learn interesting facts about the alligator. Additionally, you can download free Notebooking pages to record what you’ve learned.

American Alligator Mini Unit

The American alligator is the largest reptile in North America. The name ‘alligator’ derives from the Spanish ‘el lagarto’ meaning ‘the lizard’.

Though often confused with various crocodile species, the American alligator can be distinguished by its rounded snout, and by the fact that when the jaws are closed, none of the lower teeth are visible. The American alligator’s jaws contain between 74 and 80 sharp teeth.

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Gator Characteristics

They are capable of delivering a mighty bite force when slamming jaws shut, but are much weaker when opening the mouth. Often you will see a “gator” sitting very still with its mouth open – waiting on prey to come close enough to its massive jaws.

Additionally, the body is armored with thick scales, and includes a long tail, that is extremely powerful. It also possesses sturdy limbs with webbed toes, which help to propel this species through the water as well as on land.

Above all, the alligator is designed by the Creator with eyes and snout positioned on the top of the head. As a result,  the gator is able to breathe and watch for prey with its body fully submerged underwater.  The coloration of the body, which is black or a dark olive-brown in the adult, along with the ability to stay submerged, in part – or as a whole, makes the alligator a master of disguise.

The clever camouflage helps it sneak up on prey, also it helps them hide from humans – which are the only real predators of the alligator. The younger specimens possess yellow banding across the body and tail and are carried in the mouth and jaws of the mother alligator after hatching.

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American Alligator as a Predator

An opportunistic predator, a fully-grown American alligator is capable of tackling nearly all aquatic and terrestrial prey that it encounters. Hatchlings start life feeding on insects and freshwater shrimp, but as they grow they graduate to larger prey, taking fish, frogs and snakes, and eventually small to large mammals. Although a ferocious predator, attacks on humans are rare and usually take place only when a gator has been fed, or someone swims in unclear water at night or during mating season.

A female lays between 25 and 60 eggs in a large, torn-up mound of vegetation and mud situated on a bank. The eggs are deposited within a depression in the top of the mound, which is then covered over with more vegetation.

Louisiana – Home to Many Alligators

The state of Louisiana is known for its swamps, which are home to many alligators. Louisiana is located in the southern region of the United States. Its capital is Baton Rouge. The largest city, and one of the most famous is New Orleans.

Find Louisiana on the USA Map below (hint – the state abbreviation is LA):

Louisiana

Louisiana is located between Texas and Mississippi in the southern part of the United States.

Alligators in Louisiana

So, alligators have been harvested for some 200 years. They were first harvested in Louisiana in great numbers in the early 1800’s because gators were hunted for their skins to make boots, shoes and saddles. The oil harvested from the alligators was used to grease steam engines and cotton mills.

You see, boots and saddles from alligator skins were in high demand during the Civil War. Additionally, by the late 1800’s and early 1900’s alligator skins were being processed in great numbers in commercial tanning warehouses. This process made the skins softer and more durable. By the mid 1900’s, the alligator population in Louisiana had been greatly reduced. In 1962, alligator hunting season was closed statewide in order to save the species.

Today, alligator hunting is allowed in Louisiana (and Florida) but is carefully regulated by each state. Through research, preservation, and management, Louisiana’s alligator population has stabilized.


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Alligator Unit Study Product PicAlligator Unit Study – Louisiana

  • Bible Study – Courage
  • Language Arts – Wordsworth poem, vocabulary, John James Audubon biography (Audubon based in Louisiana) and more
  • Geography – Louisiana state study, habitat of alligators
  • History – New Orleans, Louisiana, Alligators in history & Audubon study
  • Science – Several lessons: Alligators, design in Creation, more
  • Reading – woven throughout the unit as well as optional book list
  • Teen activities – Powerpoint, videos, research paper and project to discover how colleges put scientific studies together.
  • Cross lateral learning – Projects and activities to help students with dyslexia and all different types of learners understand and retain materials.
  • Kids in the Kitchen – other hands on learning, traditional Louisiana cooking.
  • Bonus material – loads of interactive materials and projects included as well as a full Audubon study. Did you know the National Audubon Center is located in New Orleans?
  • Hands on Learning – build a solar oven, ID game for mammals – reptiles – amphibians – birds – insects – fish, design an AD, clay project, and more!

Free Notebooking Pages

Download this free set of notebooking pages in order to use with the alligator mini unit study.

Sample Pages

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