Freebie Friday Linkup: Winter Resources

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Winter Resources

Winter Freebie (Pre-K/K Fun Pack 25+ Pages) from Serving Joyfully
Winter Resources
25+ pages of fun-filled learning activities focusing on language arts, mathematics, and problem-solving. And a lot of fun to go along with it.

You’ll find:

Winter booklet for early readers, along with comprehension questions
Patterns worksheets
Writing practice
Cutting/Pasting activities
Counting and adding
Winter match game
Coloring Sheets
Graphing
And More!

Snowflake Printable Pack from Life is Peachy
Winter Resources
Activities included in the Snowflake Printable Pack:
Pattern Practice
Shape Tracing
Mini Counting Book
9-Piece Puzzles
Pre-Writing Practice
Do A Dot Art Marker pages
Sorting by Size

Snow & Ice Printables from A Teaching Mommy
Winter Resources
Is it too cold to venture outside? Don’t let the bitter temps keep your preschooler or tots from having some wintry fun. These FREE Snow & Ice printables will bring the season inside, so you can stay warm.

Winter Fun Printables from A Teaching Mommy
Winter Resources
Looking to have a little winter fun indoors with your preschooler or tot? Then these FREE winter fun printables are just what you need

http://ateachingmommy.com/polar-lands-center-ideas from A Teaching Mommy
Winter Resources
This week we are expanding our Polar Lands Theme printables.

The Winter Water Cycle from A Teaching Mommy
Winter Resources
We try to come up with fun activities for science with your little ones! Since we are studying snow and ice this week it presents a wonderful opportunity to introduce the water cycle to your kiddos and then revisit the process when spring rains come.

Snow and Ice Counting Book and Magnet Pages from A Teaching Mommy
Winter Resources
Well, there is no snow and ice yet in our neck of the woods. Apparently that is the case with most of the country though! I heard today that parts of Texas have had more snow this season than Buffalo, New York! Talk about crazy! So you won’t likely be counting any real snowflakes for awhile this Snowflake Counting Book might fill in the gap!

Raising Rock Stars ~ Snowflakes from 1+1+1=1
Winter Resources
The purpose of our time was to emphasize that God made snowflakes just like he made people and that we are special to God and also very unique. We used an awesome lesson from Danielle’s Place to illustrate what it feels like to be blown around just like a snowflake and to know that God is always with us no matter where we may blow.

Winter Fun from 1+1+1=1
Winter Resources

This is a Tot Pack featuring many different printables for you to use with your tot or preschooler. Put some together into a Tot Book, or keep them separate for a Tot Pack.

{FREE} Snowman Preschool Pack from 123 Homeschool 4 Me
Winter Resources
Snowman Preschool Worksheets
This free preschool pack has free educational worksheets for kids ages 3-7 yeas old. Here is a little bit of what you’ll find:
FREE Snowman Preschool Pack with educational worksheets for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade
Patterning & Sequencing with Snowmen
Read & Build words with SCRABBLE tiles
Cut & Paste Frosty’s Top Hat
Cut & Paste the Seasons
Clocks: minutes, telling time, and counting by 5’s
Which one’s biggest and other fun with sizes
How many snowman? Practice with counting, numbers, and oral addition/subtraction
Identifying upper & lower case F’s
Tactile letter F (finger trace, play dough mat, glue & sand/glitter/rice, etc.)
Cutting practice
Amazing Mazes (2 levels): Fine Motor Skills & Pre-writing practice
Rhyming
Beginning letter sounds: H,S, B,C
Colors
Add it up Dice Math: Addition 0-12
Letter S practice
Tracing color words

from 1st Grade Learning Stars
Winter Resources
This is like the make a word, but it uses words that make sentences. Cut out each sheet and put into it’s own baggie, there are 4 altogether. The students make a sentence from the words. Then the students record what they made on to the recording sheet. I’ve made all of these activities because it’s getting so close to our Winter Break and the kids need something a bit different than the usual stuff I have them using. There is so much energy in the air and it’s only December 7th. Actually, I’m enjoying watching the kids excitement grow each day during this time of the year. We only have 7 more school days until our break. But hey, who’s counting!

More Winter Math from 1st Grade Learning Stars
Winter Resources
Here’s another math game I made for the concept of tens and ones. What I want my kids to do is write the numbers out in expanded notation (even though they don’t know that’s what they are doing). You could do it as just how many tens and how many ones. Either way, I hope your children enjoy this one.

Penguin Doubles Cover Up from Ms Arnold
Winter Resources
This game is perfect for math stations or a small teacher directed group. The game comes with four game boards, storage labels and directions.

The Mitten Unit & Lapbook Printables from Homeschool Share
Winter Resources
Author: Jan Brett
ISBN: 039921920X
Level 2 & 3 unit by Ginger A.
lapbook printables by Kelly Cooper and Ami

Free Printable Snowman Craft for Christmas! from Smarty Pants Fun
Winter Resources
This project has been “tested”. I printed out a few copies and let my little sisters go for it. They loved it! Which is good because this one was allot of work.

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Freebie Friday Linkup: Autumn Resources

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Autumn Resources

Autumn Calendar Cards from Counting Coconuts
Autumn Resources
A while back, on my CC Facebook Page, I took a poll about which style of calendar cards I should make next. Quite a few of you gave your input (thank you!) and it was a tight race, but I ultimately chose an Autumn/Harvest theme. I hope you find them useful in the coming months!

Fall Fun To-Do List from Family Education
Autumn Resources
Celebrate the cooler weather with this printable checklist of fun fall activities. Print it out to hang on your fridge, and check each one off as you go along!

Symmetrical Autumn leaves matching activity from SparkleBox
Autumn Resources

Fall Freebies!!! from Flying into First Grade
Autumn Resources
Enjoy!!! Letter Matching game, emergent reader, and leaf color graph.

Autumn Gnome Pre-K Pack from Over the Big Moon
Autumn Resources
Included in this Pre-K Pack is:

Prewriting Practice Sheets – Cutting Practice – Which one is different?
Finish the Pattern Sheet – Size Sequencing Sheet – Gnome Strip Puzzle
4-piece Puzzles – Sorting Practice – Counting Practice Cards – Color the Gnome
Letter and Sound Finding Cards – 3-Part Vocabulary Cards – Shadow Matching

Autumn Fairy Pre-K Pack from Over the Big Moon
Autumn Resources
Included in this Pre-K Pack is:

Prewriting Practice Sheets – Cutting Practice – Which one is different?
Finish the Pattern Sheet – Size Sequencing Sheet – Fairy Strip Puzzle
4-piece Puzzles – Sorting Practice – Counting Practice Cards – Color the Fairy
Letter and Sound Finding Cards – 3-Part Vocabulary Cards – Shadow Matching

Fall Fun Learning Pack ~ Free Printables from Homeschool Creations
Autumn Resources
The Fall Fun Learning Printables includes two separate downloads, one geared toward younger Preschoolers and another for Kindergarten. You’ll find word and letter tracer sheets, early writing strips, find the different object, and beginning sound cards along with a few other fun pieces ~ the Clip & Learn Wheel, fill in the missing number, shadow matching and more.

Free Fall Pack! from 3Dinosaurs
Autumn Resources
Fall Pack contains over 170 pages:
3 Part Cards, Which One Is Different, What Comes Next, Pre Writing Practice, Pattern Cards, 10 Piece Puzzles, 4 Piece Puzzles, Beginning Sound, Find the Same, Fall Word Matching, Size Sorting, Color Sorting, Clip and Count Cards, Math, Shadow Matching, Sorting, Read Write the Room, Word Search, Color the Pattern, Unscramble the Words, Color by Size, Word Search, Leaf Path, 2 Small Books Color and Much, Much More.

Tot Pack:
Basic Prewriting, Cutting Practice, 2 Part Puzzles, Matching, Coloring the Apple, Coloring the Leaf, 9 Piece Puzzle

Fall Pack Extra: More Fall Dot Marker Pages from 3Dinosaurs
Autumn Resources
You can three more types: fall tree, sunflower, and acorn. There are 2 activities for each. We have had so much fun doing these. I hope you enjoy them!

Remember there are many ways to do these. Never just one way.

Leaves Preschool Pack from A Teaching Mommy
Autumn Resources
Check out our new and expanded “Leaves” unit! We’ve added a few new printables, which you can download.

Preschool Math Worksheet -Fall Patterns from Learning Treasures
Autumn Resources
Teaching patterning skills to young learners help them think logically. This improves their math skills. Cutting and pasting improves their fine motor skills. This fun math worksheet made by Flipper helps do both.

Fall File Folder Games from File Folder Fun
Autumn Resources
Pumpkin Life Cycle Printables
Turkey Math Matching Game
Fall Leaf Photo Matching Cards
Number Words Learning Center
Missing Letter Pumpkin Patch

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Encouraging Hearts & Home blog hop #138 ~ Organisation

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Encouraging Hearts and Home

The Encouraging Hearts and Home Blog Hop (previously Hearts for Home Blog Hop) is a weekly blog hop that begins every Thursday morning. The theme of this blog hop is showing that our hearts are for our homes. Post topics include: homeschooling, marriage, parenting, homemaking, faith, budgeting, crafts, DIY projects and more! We would love to see you link up your posts. We feature the most popular post and a few of our favorites every week! Will you be one of the next Featured Bloggers?

Not a blogger? That’s okay! This blog hop will be your one stop location to finding ideas and inspiration for fulfilling your role as a wife, mother and follower of Christ. We are so glad you have stopped by!

Meet my cohosts here!

Featured blogger with the most clicks last week ~ Free Organization Printables (Clean & Scentsible)
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House Cleaning Schedule from Inspiration for Moms
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Organizing: Miss A’s New Closet System from The Turquoise Home
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Bathroom Organization Ideas from Chatfield Court
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Free Weekly Bible Journaling Planner from Bible Journaling Ministries
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How to Start a New Year with Purpose from Embracing Destiny
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Free Organization Printables from Clean & Scentsible
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Freebie Friday Linkup: Summer Resources

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Summer Resources

Summer Printables from Monsters Ed
Summer Resources
Various free printables available online.

“Where” is Pool Party for Locations and Questions from Liz Haider
Summer Resources
Simple speech activity to work on basic where questions and describing locations. The cards show kids at a pool party and they are; in, on, under, next to, in front of, behind, and over things. Kids need to describe the location and answer the question.

FREE!! Chickabug summer printables at How Does She from Chickabug
Summer Resources
Just in time for summer, here’s my latest FREE printable that’s available through HowDoesShe! You get four circle designs and a water bottle label design in an easy-to-use printable PDF – just for joining their mailing list. These designs are exclusive to HowDoesShe – you won’t see them anywhere else!

Summer Teaching Resources from Early Learning HQ
Summer Resources
A collection of summer themed printable teaching resources ideal to use as a starting point for your classroom displays and activities. Includes editable summer topic word cards, notepaper, display posters and bingo cards. If you have an idea for a resource to go in this section then please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.

Summer Planning Activities from Early Learning HQ
Summer Resources
A collection of early years (EYFS) / key stage 1 (KS1) activity ideas that are ideal to use in the summer term. This section includes fun craft activities, beach related games and lots ideas relating to this topic that you can try in your classroom or early years setting. You may also be interested in our Seaside/Beach section and Under the Sea section.

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Encouraging Hearts and Home Blog Hop #137 ~ We have a NEW name and look!

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Encouraging Hearts and Home

The Encouraging Hearts and Home Blog Hop (previously Hearts for Home Blog Hop) is a weekly blog hop that begins every Thursday morning. The theme of this blog hop is showing that our hearts are for our homes. Post topics include: homeschooling, marriage, parenting, homemaking, faith, budgeting, crafts, DIY projects and more! We would love to see you link up your posts. We feature the most popular post and a few of our favorites every week! Will you be one of the next Featured Bloggers?

Not a blogger? That’s okay! This blog hop will be your one stop location to finding ideas and inspiration for fulfilling your role as a wife, mother and follower of Christ. We are so glad you have stopped by!

Meet my cohosts here!

Featured blogger with the most clicks last week ~ How to Homeschool Simply (The Early Years) (There’s No Place like Home)
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Welcome! Please make sure to link directly to your post (not your main blog page) so we can find the fabulous post you want to share. Each week we will select someone’s blog link up that our readers “clicked” with the most and share some of my favorite posts that were linked up! Thank you!

Please make sure to display our Encouraging Hearts and Home button on your blog post, sidebar or tabs. This button can be found on the blog hop each week. Kindly make sure to visit some of the other wonderful bloggers who have linked up here. Were you featured on our Hearts for Home Blog Hop? Congratulations! Grab a Featured button to proudly display on your blog or website.

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We invite everyone to get “clicking” and have some blog hopping fun!

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Exploring the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre

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The Sci-Bono Discovery Centre is an extraordinary, all-weather family destination situated in the vibrant and safe precinct of Newtown, Johannesburg.
Sci-Bono
With more than 350 interactive maths, science and technology exhibits it is the largest and most visited science centre in Southern Africa. In addition to the hundreds of exhibits it also offers a wide range of leisure and educational activities and events.

Koko recently finished building a clay scale model of the solar system and to finish off the astonomy theme science lessons, we took our group to Sci-Bono Discovery Centre.
Sci-Bono
The kids loved it. There are so many interactive exhibitions that the kidlets were a little overwhelmed. We did, however, have a guided tour and our tour guide was wonderful with the children.

The kidlets loved the Microsoft exhibition. Koko played on the Kinect and the girls alternated between the laptops and the tablets.
Sci-Bono
Our favourite interactive exhibition, by far, was the Mind Ball game.
Sci-Bono
Koko couldn’t relax enough and eventually got frustrated sitting there watching the ball roll towards him. We could see immediately when he started over thinking and eventually lost. He wanted to go again, but there just wasn’t time.
Sci-Bono
Fifi and Daniel drew a tie (they hit the time limit). Daniel was amazing, I’ve never seen such focus from a 7 year old in my entire life! Watching his brainwaves on the monitor fascinated me. Fifi was concentrating so hard, she stopped breathing and went red in the face! Silly girl. These two monsters had us all in awe with their determination to win. They were thrilled that they had tied!

Mindball is a two-person game controlled by players’ brain waves in which players compete to control a ball’s movement across a table by becoming more relaxed and focused. Mindball is produced by the Swedish Company Interactive Productline. The concept, introduced in 2003, originates from the prototype Brainball which was developed by Smart Studio at The Interactive Institute, also in Sweden.

We were treated by a science experiement show by the Sci-Bono resident scientist. The kids loved watching things explode, change colour and expand. Watching these little faces in awe of what you can do with “simple” ingredients had me worried we might have explosions going off of home, LOL, but they were expressly told that they were not to try any of these at home. Thankfully Koko is a very careful child, so I don’t have to worry about that and Fifi and Pixie weren’t that interested until he made a helium balloon explode!
Sci-Bono
Once our group left, we spent a further 2 hours just exploring the centre and all the exhibitions. Even with 4 huge school buses arriving full of school children, we had plenty of space to explore and didn’t have to wait for turns at the exhibitions.

All in all, we highly recommend this facility. Its educational AND loads of fun!

Sci-Bono

The Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, Southern Africa’s largest science centre, is affiliated to the Gauteng Department of Education to support maths, science and technology education and to help build to South Africa’s science, engineering and technology capacity. Sci-Bono is responsible for implementing the Gauteng Mathematics, Science and Technology Education Strategy.

Sci-Bono started as a partnership project of the Gauteng Department of Education and various private sector partners. Located in the historic Electric Workshop in the cultural precinct of Newtown, Johannesburg, Sci-Bono annually receives hundreds of thousands of visitors to its a large collection of interactive science and technology exhibits and exhibitions. Sci-Bono also offers a broad programme of science and technology related events, activities and programmes for both the general public and the school community. Sci-Bono is now one of the most popular leisure and educational destinations in Gauteng.

Sci-Bono is a Non-Profit Company funded by its principal, the Gauteng Department of Education, It also benefits from grants and donations from donors in the broader public and private sector. Sci-Bono is also supported by various scientific and engineering bodies in industry and by the diplomatic community in South Africa.

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