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Archive | May, 2009

Milkweed and Butterflies

By Kay on Mon, May 18, 2009

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In the light of the moon, a little egg lay on a leaf…

For Mother’s Day we have a tradition of planting in our garden in the back yard. The kids help pick out what we want to plant while we’re at the nursery, then enjoy digging holes in the garden to plant their favorites.

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More New Math

By Kay on Fri, May 15, 2009

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Shawn found this site and I’m still laughing. Check out the one he sent me:

And my two favorites:

so true…

Wordless Wednesday: Bluebonnet Laughter

By Kay on Wed, May 6, 2009

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Bluebonnet Laughter

How to Make a Lapbook

By Kay on Fri, May 1, 2009

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Lapbooking for Dummies

By Kay on Fri, May 1, 2009

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Have you heard of lapbooking? While it’s a very common method of teaching lately, especially amongst homeschoolers, I’m just now dipping my toe into this gigantic ocean of possibilities.

I’ve decided that I want to focus on butterflies for the month of May, and I’d love to have a lapbook as our final product for all that we’ve learned. So, now, I’m off to figure out exactly what is a lapbook? and how do we make one? and how long it will take? and what is a mini-book exactly?

So, for your learning pleasure, I’ve decided to document my researching trip into this new land of lapbooking. And, PLEASE, add your favorite sites to the comments below. I’m definitely the Dummy needing to learn LOTS more!! 🙂

Enjoy!

What is a lapbook?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lap_book
http://www.squidoo.com/lapbooking
http://lapbooking.wordpress.com/lapbook/

How do you make a lapbook?

How long will it take?
http://www.squidoo.com/faq-lapbook#module9400578

What is a mini-book?
http://www.squidoo.com/minibooks

What are some easy mini-books that I can make?
http://www.squidoo.com/lapbooking#module2314521
http://www.homeschoolshare.com/lapbooking_resources.php

Starting Lapbooking and what to avoid…
http://simplest.lapbook.ever.com/

Holy cow!! Great use of visuals to help explain the proposed budget cuts and their actual impact on the overall budget.


You’ll never fold tshirts the same way again!

If you ever wanted to hear someone put a mommy’s day into a song, try this one! (I guarantee you’ll laugh your butt off.)

A little on the political side, but interesting nonetheless…

Children’s Books We’ve Read

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