5 favorite homeschooling resources (for this week)
Cari sent me a link last week to a little Cardinals unit study from CurrClick because it was free for the day and she knows things about me and my cheapskateness like that.
|Can you see how Paul and Ceci colored their respective Cardinals the colors of the male and female birds? Cuteness.|
This was a tip from the Cardinals packet, and we had so much fun with it. Of course we couldn't stop at just listening to the sounds that cardinals make. Oh nononononono. No. We had to move on to coyotes then bobcats then foxes. So many minutes of free (you only have to pay if you want to download the track to keep) educational entertainment.
The bird unit contained information about the cardinal being the state bird of seven different states (really, states? All seven of you?), so I decided to print out blank maps of the U.S. for the younger ones so we could find and label those seven states. We also used the blank handwriting sheets that came the packet for Paul to practice writing out the names of those states.
|(I had planned a photo of his map here, but...I can't find it. So organized!)|
field guidesThe labeling of the map...or maybe it was the hearing of the songs?...led to them wanting to see what our song birds field guide had to say about cardinals. That's when they saw another map of the US showing the states in which cardinals can be found, which led to them wanting to cut out that portion of the maps we had printed and labeled.
Not a printer or a copier but a printer AND a copier. I honestly don't know how we would manage to enjoy ourselves while schooling and make use of resources the way we do if we didn't have one. It's not some fancy schmancy thing and I've had it since before Paul was born, but it does the job and I'm grateful to have it.
|HP Officejet 4315 Al in One|
Aaaaaaaaaaaaand that pretty much cements my dorkiness right there, folks.
Be sure to check out all the other favorites over at Moxie Wife and take a gander at the oodles of nice folks who've jumped on the 7 posts bandwagon over at Conversion Diary.