Monday, September 22, 2014

Homeschooling with Heart of Dakota - Week 3


Heart of Dakota: Resurrection to Reformation - Unit 3: The Goths Enter Rome 

Reading About History:  In addition to Peril & Peace, she's been reading sections from The Story of the Middle Ages and Famous Men of the Middle Ages.  Unfortunately, she hasn't been enjoying them as much as Peril & Peace.

History Storytime:  Finished reading Forbidden Gates and we are now reading aloud, Mystery of the Silver Coins.  LOVE this one!  


History Project:  Parchment that contains Jesus' words written in Greek.


History Timeline:  


Science Written Narration:


Independent Reading:




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Friday, September 19, 2014

My Student Logbook Review

My Student Logbook Review
I am really excited to tell you about this next product!  I wish I had it years ago and I'm just so happy to have now found it!

It's called My Student Logbook.  My Student Logbook was created by a busy homeschool family, just like you and I.  They were looking for a simple system to track and log schoolwork each day as it was completed.  Like me, they tried to create their own tracking sheet, and it was too time consuming.  They finally created this easy to use logbook that we are just loving!!

My Student Logbook Review

I've been through so many different planners, you wouldn't believe.  They are just not for me.  Too many forms that don't apply to us or forms that are close to what I need but are not perfect.  I've also made my own log sheets, but it's time consuming and last year I printed off way too much paper.

That's why I was so excited to try My Student Logbook!  The idea is simple.

My Student Logbook comes in three options:

* Dated August 31 - July 31
* Dated January 1 - December 31
* Undated

It also comes in 9 different covers, which you get to choose:



There you have it!  You select the dates you want your logbook to go through, the cover you would like, and you are done.  Funny Bunny chose the Golden Vines, which you can see in the larger picture above.

Here is what is included in your book:

* Intro Page
* Setup Instructions
* High School Transcript article
* 6 Checklist Pages
* 53 Weekly Pages
* All About Me Page
* Prayers and Goals Page
* Bible Verses Memorized Page
* 3 Books Read Pages
* 3 Events, Projects, Field Trips, Presentations, Activities Pages
* 3 Test Records Pages
* 1 Year Highlights Page

My Student Logbook Review

Here is how you set it up:

* Tear out a checklist page from the front of the book
* Cut off the torn edge
* Fold on the line so the checklist faces out
* Write your assignments or tasks on the checklist
* Tape the checklist to the back of the page with the week you want to start
* Fold the checklist over the front


My Thoughts:  I absolutely love this book and wish I would have thought of something so simple and easy to use!  Funny Bunny has been using it to check off work that she has completed, and it is not only helpful for her to see how much she has left for the day, but also a great log of what she has completed for the year.  I listed all of her subjects on one of the checklist pages and taped it to the back of the first week we started with.  She doesn't do all of these subjects in one day, some alternate, but she can check them off as she completes them.  It sits on the side of her desk so she can easily check things off. Below is a sample from one week.


I like that there are 6 checklist pages included.  If we ever decide to change what she is working on each day, I can tear out a new checklist, write our new assignments, and tape it to the next week. You can also see that our checklist is starting to show some wear.  I just may make a fresh one in a few more weeks.  

Find Out More:  You can find out more online at My Student Logbook.  My Student Logbook is just $15 and the shipping is a flat rate of $5.  It comes in 9 different covers that you can choose from and you can select the 2014-2015 School Year, the 2015 Calendar Year, or Undated.  There is also the option for a PDF download instead of the physical book.  The PDF Instant Downloads are $10 for a Single Use License and $20 for a Family Use License.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thrifty Thursday


Here are the THRIFTY deals for today:

FREE Educents Bundle @ The Multi Taskin' Mom

FREE Book of James Bible Study @ Blessed Beyond a Doubt

FREE Star Wars Spelling Test @ Blessed Beyond a Doubt

FREE Fall Worksheets @ Educating Laytons

FREE Lalaloopsy PreK Printable Pack @ Meet Penny

FREE Pirate Worksheets @ Educating Laytons

FREE Fall Themed Preschool Printables @ Learning 2 Walk

I hope you enjoy some of these FREEBIES! If you know of any others, please leave a comment below.




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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Morning Nap




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Monday, September 15, 2014

Really Big Numbers Book Review


We recently reviewed a really fun and unique book called Really Big Numbers by Richard Evan Schwartz.

If you are a long time reader of my blog, you may remember our review of another book by Richard called You Can Count on Monsters.  That book teaches about prime and composite numbers, and even though Funny Bunny was just 8 years old at the time, she loved it.  When we actually started learning more about prime numbers, it was the first things she ran to.  We still enjoy flipping through it together.

Well, Richard's new book, Really Big Numbers, is about just that.  Great for children ages 6 and up, this book takes you on a journey through the infinite number system, using crazy and interesting illustrations.


As you get further into the book, it's pretty much more than your brain can comprehend, but still fun to learn about.  You learn about numbers like a googol-plex.  That's really big in case you didn't know.


And it introduces children to numbers they have probably never heard of. Numbers greater than a billion or a quadrillion. Numbers like a quinquavigintillion.  That's a fun word, right?!


Find Out More:  You can find out more about Really Big Numbers at The AMS Bookstore.  Really Big Numbers retails for just $20.




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