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Cooking on the Road

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I've been enjoying Travel Time Tuesday so much and have been posting so much content (twice a week lately) that I decided to move all of it to it's own blog.  The Cooking on the Road blog post is now at my new site- Party Through the USA.
Click on the picture to go to the hotel cooking post.





More Fonts for the DIY Educator

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I'm always on the lookout for fun or interesting fonts to use in our homeschooling.  I wrote a post about them before, but here are twenty more:

{1} DJB Chalk It Up (pictured)

{2} KG Neatly Printed (school print)

{3} KG Empire of Dirt

{4} KG Ten Thousand Reasons (crayon)

{5} Big Top (circus)

{6} Paper Banner (garland)

{7} Build a Game (game boards and pieces)

{8} KG Teacher's Helper (stuff for worksheets)

{9} Tilez (Scrabble)

{10} KG Fractions and KG Traditional Fractions

{11}Animals (silhouettes- Wild Kratts)

{12} KG Math Bar Models (math worksheets)

{13} School Script Dashed (cursive with lines)

{14} KG Arrow (dingbats)

{15} Geobats (silhouettes of countries and continents)

{16} Gallaudet (ASL finger spelling)

{17} Braille (dots)

{18} Tally Mark (math helps)

{19} Human Body Parts (anatomy drawings)

{20} White Dominoes (math worksheets/games)

Handwriting Help for the Do-It-Yourself Educator

Travel Busy Bags for Kids

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I've been enjoying Travel Time Tuesday so much and have been posting so much content (twice a week lately) that I decided to move all of it to its own blog.  The Travel Busy Bag blog post is now at my new site- Party Through the USA.

Click on the picture to go to the busy bag post.




Work Box Based Homeschool Planner

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We're using work boxes next year.  Here's the planner I made to help me fill the boxes.

The PDF includes both a 10-box "single student" form and a divided planner for multiple students (which is what we'll be using next year).  Each set of pages also includes a place to write in lists for things to buy and things to make or print and a calendar week to keep track of appointments or field trips.  To download the planner, click here.

I also made a July 2016 through June 2017 one-page calendar for the front of the planner.  You can download that here.




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Traveling with Crystal Light Containers

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I've been enjoying Travel Time Tuesday so much and have been posting so much content (twice a week lately) that I decided to move all of it to its own blog.  The Crystal Light Container hack blog post is now at my new site- Party Through the USA.

Click on the picture to go to the Crystal Light post.




Monkeys and Apes 3-part Cards

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I don't have anything to say about this set of 3-part cards.  They match the Monkeys and Apes toob by Safari Ltd.  They would be good in a study of rainforests.  I think we'll be using them in our "G is for Gorilla" weekly unit next year.

To download the file, click here.

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Ask More Questions Printable

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I have three preschoolers.  They ask a lot of questions.  It's how they learn about the world.  One, in particular, is quick to ask questions.  She wants to know exactly how things work and why.  We welcome their questions, and think that adults could learn a lot from their curiosity.  "Ask More Questions" is a great theme for our family and our homeschooling.  I plan on hanging it near our eating area, where it can inspire other adults to ask more questions.

To download the 8x10 printable, click here.

Number Tiles and Games

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After making my letter tiles and some games to go with them, I thought that number tiles and games would be a good things to make as well.  I made these tiles to be the same size at the others (one inch square).  I included as many number-value concepts as I could easily fit on a small square.  I made my tiles so that one side was the numbers and one side was the number concept (word, clock, 10-frame, or domino).  Putting them back to back provides a "control of error."  I have included a colored set and a black-and-white set.

The tiles can be used by themselves, for math problems, or in these "number hunt" game boards that I created.  The numbers can get tossed in a bowl or sack and the players can take turns pulling out one number at a time.  If they find a match, they can keep the tile.  If they already have that number on their board, then they should put the tile back and "lose a turn."  The first person to fill up their board is the winner.


The game…

Wish List- Science Books (early elementary)

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We love science in our family, so putting together a list of science books was very easy.  Here are a few we own and want to own:

Let's Read and Find Out Science books like Wiggling Worms at Work and Forces Make Things Move.

- Uncover It books like Uncover the Human Body and Uncover a Shark.

- Life Size Zoo books and the Life Size Series books

- Science Alphabet books like S is for Scientist, A is for Anaconda, and G is for Galaxy.

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Old Fashioned Family Road Trip

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I've been enjoying Travel Time Tuesday so much and have been posting so much content (twice a week lately) that I decided to move all of it to its own blog.  The Old Fashioned Road Trip blog post is now at my new site- Party Through the USA.

Click on the picture to go to the family road trip post.



Journaling the Bible

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As I have been studying various homeschooling methods, I kept running into the idea of copywork.  It is as basic as having kids learn writing, spelling, and grammar by copying text.  It can be a simple sentence or a long quote.  There is a typical progression to copywork through the years (tracing, copying, dictation, and memorization.  Traditionally, Bible verses or quotes from the Founding Fathers are used.


I had been feeling a tug toward doing my own Bible copywork for years, before I had even heard about copywork.  I dismissed it as a bit nutty.  After discovering that copywork was an actual "thing," I decided that copying the Bible book by book would be a good practice and a chance to show my kids that copywork is normal.  By making copywork an "adult" activity, I'm hoping that it will be more appealing to my kids.  It's also a great way to put the Bible into your mind and heart, and to see the Bible in a different way.

After a few failed starts with t…