Memorial Day is almost here and I found some great resources to help you teach about this national holiday. Here is a FREE notebooking project for your students. You can print out a decorated page and allow your child to write his own narration, copywork, or report on this symbolic holiday. In the blank spaces provided, he can add a map, illustration, or other graphic to accompany his written work. Click Here
Are you interested in learning about this holiday? Would you like to take a virtual tour of WWII sites and memorials? Founders Academy is offering a live class on Friday, May 24 from 1:00-2:00 CDT. The cost is $9.00 and this looks extremely informative and interesting. Click Here for details.
Would you like mini books for the holiday? There are 12 mini books that can be added to the notebook listed above or made into a lapbook. The cost is $5.00. Click Here for more details.
Happy Memorial Day!
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The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Do you have a budding thespian? Many local theater groups and other facilities have summer camps and opportunities. What a fun way to incorporate fine arts into your school year.
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I thought I’d share a great opportunity for any of your children who like Legos. Lizz is a fellow homeschooler and I do her portfolio reviews. What a great way to kick off the summer!
Bricks 4 Kidz, a small LEGO education business, is running a pre-summer camp for homeschoolers on May 20-23 at The River Church in Liberty Township, Ohio. The theme this year is “Brick Olympics” and will include learning about the history of the Olympic Games dating back to the ancient world; sports themed models including a gymnast, swim races, skier; and building games and challenges. Most of the models are motorized “machines” using LEGO Technic pieces.
The cost is $100 per student ($10 discount for siblings). This includes a camp shirt and custom mini-figure that the kids will use during the week and take home. On Monday and Tuesday the camp classes will meet from 9:30-2:30 and on Wednesday and Thursday they’ll meet from 9:30-12:30. The last day will include a showcase of all the models built during the week that your student will proudly show off to you!
If you would like to participate, please email the following information:
Payment will not be due until the first day of camp.
Bricks 4 Kidz of North Cincinnati
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Are you concerned about creating a transcript? It’s not as difficult as it seems since there is this wonderful piece of technology called the internet. You may begin preparing a transcript for your scholar as early as junior high since the state of Ohio says you can count some classes toward high school.
Prepare a transcript. Keep track of courses and grades. I know that sounds like a no-brainer, and it is, but it bears me making a point. Do you want to keep semester grades or year-long grades? I chose to keep year-long grades.
Here are some programs that you can purchase if you want help with this process.
EduTrack This is not only for high school, but can be used throughout your child’s academic career. It has report cards, transcripts, assignment sheets, teacher’s journals, lesson plans, and other categories. Several of the moms who I review their family’s work have used this program and have been pleased with it.
Another service is called College Ticket. It is:
- a program that helps you map out the high school years.
- a documentation service that will generate a transcript that will make admissions officials want your child at their college.
- a tool to help you find out how to get your child into a great college with scholarship money.
- a way to, along with your transcript, generate a portfolio with a reading list, activities resume, life experiences, course descriptions, and more.
If you’d like to make your own transcript check out this website to see examples and get direction on how to do it. Donna Young’s website is a valuable resource that not only helps with transcripts, but also how to figure GPA’s. donnayoung.org
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One of the areas that we are to teach when homeschooling is fine arts, which includes music. I found some apps from The Melody Book that look like so much fun for young students to learn musical instruments.
A Jazzy Day (4.99) is an award-winning ebook that:
- can be played to be read aloud (great for non-readers or beginning readers)
- can be read independently
- learn about different instruments
- a child can play different instruments
Jazzy ABC (1.99) is a music app that teaches children the alphabet and musical instruments. Children can play each of the instruments too!
Jazzy 123: Learn to Count Music (1.99) How about not only learning how to count time, but also counting in 10 different languages!
If you want to learn more about the jazzy adventures of this cat duo, click here
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