Monday, August 21, 2017

Penguin Days of the Week

Today I'm sharing a Penguin Days of the Week, Months of the Year Center Pack.

I thought now would be the perfect time to add it to our little Penguin Lapbook project as an extra, on the side activity for the remainder of the month.

It comes with 2 anchor charts;
this is the Days of the Week chart.

There are 4 worksheet options for practicing the Days of the Week.
This makes it particularly useful when you need to do the activity again a couple of times.

Just print up the days of the week on colored paper and cut and paste into order.

There are also 4 different options for the Months of the Year worksheets as well.

For differentiation, just have the children write them instead of cut and pasting them.

A couple of fill in your own dates for August.

Some hand cards for ordering.  There's a 2nd set also included in the file as well.

And finally, we have a Months of the Year set of cards as well.

If you print the cards in color I highly recommend laminating them for longer usage.

Yeah, so that's pretty much it.  In hindsight I should have made this earlier in the month when I first did the Penguin Lapbook, but never mind, better late than never!

To download this file just click any of the pictures above.
Thanks for visiting.

Sunday, August 20, 2017


Sometimes you just need to make your own vocabulary list.

When those sometimes come, you'll want to have a couple of handy tools ready for them.

As to the list of words, yep, still going around the merry-go-round on that, but I am sure that I'll have something organised by next January, in time for school.


So, at this point I'm looking in this direction for next year when Chloe has to start Grade 8.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Interactive Penguin Lapbook

Today I wanted to share my latest lapbook project, Penguins.

The cover.

When you first open it up.
4 Vocabulary words to the left, a reading passage on the first insert, and a compare and contrast on the right hand side flap.

The vocabulary is done with little matchbooks.  Just cut and paste the definitions in, or copy them in.

I've also included a cut and paste list of labels for the compare and contrast.

The passage.

Turn the passage over and the cloze is underneath.  There is also a secondary cloze available for older children.

The mini books and pockets on the top of the right hand insert.

My opinion flip book - which will walk your student through on how to formulate an opinion paragraph.
A Penguin log book to keep track of all the books you look at or read about Penguins.
A tri-fold can, have, are for All About Penguins.
Lastly, a set of 8 life cycle sequence cards.

Life cycle of the Penguin.  Cut and paste under the correct picture, or copy.

Label and color the Penguin.

I also added the remaining 2 vocabulary words underneath the Label the Penguin.

Lift up the middle insert and this is where I put the writing portion.  It is situated in the middle back part.

How it looks opened up.

Here is show the second writing page underneath the first one.

This is the Art activity.  Cut and paste your penguins on { just print an extra set of sequence cards } and color.

Copy work for the writing.  If your child can write without help, by all means, but if they just need copywork - I have provided 8 details to help them along.

The minibooks out of the pockets.

The can, have, are tri-fold.

The sequencing cards.

The two flip books....

opened up...

next page...

Yes, so I am super happy about how this one came out.  Charlotte and I are currently working through it already.  It is designed to take 2 weeks, but it might take us a little longer, depending on how many extra little crafts I add and what we read.

I do have a walk through on how to make the lapbook base HERE.

and a walk through on how to put this lapbook together HERE.

It's on SALE for a bargain $2 HERE.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Other Items We Traveled Through In August

Chloe worked on finding midpoints with x,y co-ordinates.

Phebe got through this little collectable beauty.

A bat craft.  Yes, I know we already finished our Bat lapbook but.... it was too cute a project to pass up.

Chloe finished Bible 6.

And I gave her the next book in the series.

What I saw in Chloe's Geography this week.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Charlotte Started a New Book

Today Charlotte started reading a new book.

I love how they separate the syllables for easy sounding.

and she also started a new lapbook on Penguins.

Before we got to the cloze there was a passage that I read to her.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Deathbed Confessions

Why deathbed confessions are useless. { and unbiblical }

Do you remember the parable of the man with the vineyard? Yes, the one who hired people in the morning, and then people at 4.30 pm in the afternoon? Right. They all got paid the SAME. That payment is salvation. But the thing is.......... they actually had to GO and work in the field to get paid.

They got their contract, but they actually had to go to work to get paid. They have to bring forth the fruit of repentance. It takes time to weed that garden of sin, it takes time to grow good fruit. It is not grown with a few wispy words. 

When you have a person on their death bed, being hounded to oblivion to accept Jesus, or they're straight out, out of their minds with fear from the thought of dying and they 'accept' Jesus as their Lord and master etc.... that's them saying, ok, I surrender, I never wanted to do it before, but ok, I'll make a verbal contract with the boss to go and do some work.......... except they never get there. It's too late.

So bring your fruit of repentance to the field today and don't wait for your deathbed because by then we all know what you chose to do with your life, day in and day out.

So dear people, please stop pestering, hounding, giving false hope to people who have MADE their DECISION for ALL the previous years of their lives. The death bed is not where they get saved. The death bed is where they get the BILL for their sin. Then off they go to pay it.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Australian State Emblems Victoria

We FINALLY made a start to our Australian State Emblems.....

Our first stop.....

Flora: Common heath
Fauna: Possum
Bird: Honeyeater

Overall I think a good start, mostly boring, but hey, at least they'll be AWARE that these things exist.  :)