Freebie Friday ~ Geography Resources

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Freebie Friday - geography resources
I recently looked for geography resources that I could use as fun unit studies with the kidlets. While doing my research, I found some really great free printables from Homeschool Share that I just can’t wait to share!

If America Were a Village Lapbook created by Tristan RowLee
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Summary: This book creates a snapshot–past, present and future–to help readers imagine America as a village of 100 people.

Ghana Unit & Lapbook from Homeschool Share
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Children Just Like Me includes the story of Aseye–a child living in Ghana

Kenya Country Lapbook created by Ami Brainerd
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Morocco Country Lapbook created by Ami Brainerd
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Faraway Home level 3 unit study written by Gwen Wise and printables by Ami Brainerd
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Book and Lesson Themes: Ethiopia, hippopotamus, hyena, immigration, metaphor, simile, landforms,African culture, cooking, watercolors

The Day of Ahmed’s Secret from level 3 unit study written by Denise Gregson and Egypt printables by Ami Brainerd
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Book and Lesson Themes: patience, responsibility, Egypt, camels, book titles, point of view, estimation

China Country Lapbook from Homeschool Share
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On this page, you will also find many lapbooks for Chinese stories.

India Country Lapbook created by Ami Brainerd
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Other HSS Resources:
The Story of Little Babaji
One Grain of Rice

Japan Country Lapbook created by Ami
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There is a lapbook for studying Japanese stories on this page as well.

Philippines Lapbook from Homeschool Share
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Children Just Like Me includes the story of Edgar–a child living in the Philippines

Russia Country Lapbook from Homeschool Share
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Find more Russia printables at Homeschool Share:
Rechenka’s Eggs
Fool of the World and the Flying Ship

Vietnam Country Lapbook created by Ami
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Other HSS Resources:
Angel Child, Dragon Child

Australia Country Lapbook created by anonymous, Ami, and Molly Boulter
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Find more Australia printables at Homeschool Share:
Wombat Stew Unit & Lapbook
Marsupials Lapbook
Coral Reef Lapbook
Children Just Like Me includes the story of Rosita–a child living in Australia.

France Country Lapbook created by Ami
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Ireland Country Lapbook created by Ami Brainerd
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Other HSS Resources:
St. Patrick’s Day in the Morning
The St. Patrick’s Day Shillelagh
Patrick, Patron Saint of Ireland

Italy Country Lapbook from created by anonymous, Jodi Small, and Ami Brainerd
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Find more Italy printables at Homeschool Share:
Clown of God Lapbook

Spain Country Lapbook created by Ami Brainerd
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Other HSS Resources:
Ferdinand
Spain File Folder Game

Switzerland Country Lapbook created by Ami Brainerd
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Other HSS Resources:
The Apple and the Arrow
The Duchess Bakes a Cake

Costa Rica Country Lapbook created by Ami Brainerd
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Other HSS Resources:
The Umbrella
The Parrot Tico Tango

Guatemala Country Lapbook created by Ami Brainerd
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Other HSS Resources:
Abuela’s Weave

Mexico Country Lapbook from Homeschool Share
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More unit studies from Homeschool Share
Hill of Fire by Thomas P. Lewis
Old Man and His Door by Gary Soto
Isabel’s House of Butterflies by Tony Johnston
Spanish Lapbook

Gauchada level 3 unit preapred by Celia Hartmann and Argentina printables created by Ami Brainerd
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Book and Lesson Themes: Argentina, cowboy, Spanish, creative writing, author inspiration, carving, silver, grasslands, moon phases

Brazil Country Lapbook from Homeschool Share
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Extend your Brazil study and learn about the Rain Forest!

Colombia Country Unit Study and Lapbook printables by Ami
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Ecuador Country Lapbook created by Ami Brainerd
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England Country Study Lapbook lapbook by Ami Brainerd
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Amanda Bennett Oceans Lapbook
Created by Amanda Bennetts
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This lapbook was created with permission of USAB and Amanda Bennett. It was made to go with Amanda Bennetts Oceans Unit Study. It was not created to be used without the unit study.

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I’ve been absent on my blog for almost 4 months. The start of the year has been trying to say the least. We were broken into and they took our mobile devices (both tablets and my phone), then the whole family came down with a nasty bout of the flu and we were all in various states of healing and then to crown it all, the car (our only car) went in for repairs which took a week!

On the bright side, Fifi turned 5! All the photos of her actual birthday were on my phone and tablet *sob*, but we did manage to take photos of her birthday celebration with family the next day.

The birthday girl ♥
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Fifi with her best friend Jossi and cousin KK, two of her favourite people.
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The Hello Kitty birthday cupcakes Fifi and I made.
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Fifi got her first “big girl” bike for her birthday. She got to pick it out herself. She loves it!
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The kids have made TONS of new friends this year already. We have been attending a lot more of the homeschool social and educational outings and the kids have made a few lasting friendships 🙂 During the course of meeting a ton of new people, we have decided to research a new primary school curriculum for the children. The current curriculum is just not working for us any longer and Koko is incredibly bored with it. Fifi will use the Grade R (kindergarten) curriclum that Koko used and then she will go onto using the curriculum we decide on for Koko. We will, most probably do the same for Pixie in the ensuing years.

Curricula we are looking at are:
English: Learning Language Arts Through Literature(LLATL)
Maths: Math-U-See
History/Geography: Story of Our World
Art: Artistic Pursuit
Science: I’m not 100 % sure what we are going to do for Science yet. I have MANY resource books we will be working through.

Fifi is FLYING through her work for the year. I just CANNOT keep up. I have decided, with support from Papa, that she will be starting reading lessons with Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons, by Siegfried Engelmann, Phyllis Haddox, Elaine Bruner, also available in South Africa on Kalahari.com. We will be continuing with the Letter of the Week curriculum and once she has completed that, she will start Grade R! I have tried to have Fifi do two letters in one week, but it was a disaster and we now complete only 1 letter per week with supplementation to keep her occupied.

Pixie is growing like a weed! She now has a new Totschool area. She has her own desk and I have made her a little Tot tray shelf out of a shoe stand, that can be put out of reach (very important, in my opinion), with all her trays for the week. She LOVES animals and dinosaurs, so most of her trays have something related to that.
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A few random photos of the kids:
The three big kids
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Koko busy with school work
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Fifi being nebulized while she was ill
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Pixie in her little reading nook. She has pillows and a blanket in there for comfort. Its her favourite place in the house.
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The kidlets at soccer. We are in our third year of Soccer fun. Pixie has started taking part now too. All 4 kidlets love it!
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Planning: 2013/2014 Planning and Preparation File

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2013/2014 Planning and Prep File

This year I started the new school year all prepared and ready for the year. I think for the first time ever I’m really prepared for everything that needs to be done this coming year.

I decided to take a Flip File and make a planning binder to keep all my thing together. I usually put everything into our curriculum box and end up searching every time I need to do my admin.

My Manual, Daily Activity Record, Administration Guide and the new Planning and Preparation File are kept in this plastic file box next to the bookshelf by my desk. My check lists get updated at the end of every week. Its working really well for me so far and I’m feeling so much more organised and less stressed than I have since we started homeschooling 5 years ago.

This is what’s in the Planning and Preparation File
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2013/2014 School terms (These coincide with the Government schools so that we are on holiday [vacation] the same time as Noo) and circle time schedule.
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The lyrics of all the songs we sing during circle time.
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Curriculum correspondence
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Koko’s Grade 1 documentation:
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2013/2014 Monthly Theme preparation sheet and Attendance Register
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My check lists:
Admin/Book/Worksheet Checklist
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Reading Book Checklist 1
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Reading Book Checklist 2
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Continuous Assessment Worksheets (Terms 1 – 4)
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Fifi’s PreK documentation:
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My check lists:
Preschool Pack Planning and Preperation Sheet and Workbook/Worksheet Check list
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Letter of the Week Curriculum Check List
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Pixie’s Totschool Documentation:
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2013/2014 Totschool Theme & Tray Prep sheet
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