Saturday, May 28, 2016

Free Memory Verse Cards

Just in case you missed out, I thought I'd just let you know that I have some FREE memory verse cards available for download.

But before we get to those freebies, here's a photo of what it looks like on my computer nook/shelf/desk where I do all my computer work:

This way when I look up I have scripture available for quick reading/memorisation/etc..

Each set has 4 of the same verses { for class and family use }.

I have them housed over at TpT.

Set 1
Bible Memory Verse Cards 1 { FREE }

Set 2

Bible Memory Verse Cards 2 { FREE }

Thanks for visiting.

Writing Beginning Sounds

You know, a lot of that hard work from my past is paying dividends these days as Charlotte works on her alphabet and what nots.  It's so nice to just be able to grab a book, print and go.

These pages come from this book:

Writing Beginning Sounds

Monday, May 23, 2016

What I'm Reading

Today I thought I'd give you a peek at what I've got on the beside table for my personal reading.

I've only managed a few chapters of this book but I do like how they have woven John Bunyan in.  I don't normally read christian historical fiction, but I thought I'd try it out and see how it went.

Now this, I am loving this.  I must say, he is particularly confident and highly verbose.  Words just seem to tumble out everywhere.  There is no shortage or lack in his ability to "talk" at all.  This is truly a fun read.  

This book, I think starts off a bit messy, as I'm not one to like a lot of dialogue until the story is very well underway.  I think I will still persevere with it though.   It's a classic for a reason!

ok, it's almost lunch, the baby has awoken, he needs a nappy change, the girls are rioting, so I must run.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Week 19

Mothers Day this year was probably the best one I've ever had.  Normally we just skip on by without much of a do, but the girls wanted to spoil me, so we let them.

This week I purchased a couple of new items to help break up the monotony.

The first one was a Grade 5 Reading Daily Warm Ups.  Each page comes with a reading passage and some comprehension questions.  I don't use it like it's intended though.  What we do with them is for the child to read the passage and outline it.   At some point we will also extend that to re-writing the passage from the child's outline once we're comfortable with the level.

The book has 150 passages, fiction and non-fiction with a multitude of different types of reading.  It retails $18.99 on TpT.  Just click the cover if you want to go and find out a little more.

Daily Warm-Ups: Reading, Grade 5

Another book I purchased was the Grade 5 Science Daily Warm Ups.  Again, this has 150 pages of worksheet or activity based work.  I really like the daily warm ups because it doesn't make the children sit there for yonks to learn a new concept.  I like the idea of introducing new concepts in a brief manner.  This also retails at $18.99 on TpT.  Just click the cover if you want to go and find out a little more.

Daily Warm-Ups: Science Grade 5 (eBook)

Something I also bought was another pack in this particular paragraph writing series.  If you need a break from intensive instruction or want a handy dandy walk through, this is certainly very handy to have.  I like to offer them out on occasion to help break up the monotony.  I particularly like that it step by step, line upon line.  It gives the child a clear path and direction in which to write.

Perfect Paragraphs One Step at a Time: April Edition

In school this week Charlotte worked on this:


And randoms. { cvc a }

We also got two new phonograms to add to her flash card pile.

The big girls worked on MOH II and their Wordly Wise 5 book.

And here's one of those outlines based on a passage from the new Grade 5 Reading Daily Warm Ups.  The idea is to outline well, enough to make it possible to write their own passage.

A bible coloring page.

Saxon Time.  We've up the ante with this one.  If you get a pink slip, it's got to be fixed on the day, no more dragging lessons out over two days now.

This week I'll be linking up with:

I hope you will join us.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Worlds Greatest Books

I've had this under my wings for a little while but today I'd like to share a collection of books I found online that I think would be quite nice to have on the shelf.  To be fair though, it really is just an anthology with generous snippets and highlights of each book.

The Worlds Greatest Books

One of the editors being Arthur Mee - with his approval you know that they are going to be good!

The World's Greatest Books — Volume 01 — Fiction

The World's Greatest Books — Volume 02 — Fiction

The World's Greatest Books — Volume 03 — Fiction