Monday, December 21, 2009

Egg Cam

Did you know?
An egg shell may have as many as 17,000 tiny pores over its surface.
The average laying hen lays 257 eggs a year.
A hen needs just 24 to 26 hours to produce an egg. Thirty minutes later, she starts all over again.
Sometimes a hen will lay a double-yolked egg. It is rare, but not unusual, for a young hen to produce an egg with no yolk at all.
And did you know that you can watch baby chicks hatch right here?

Christmas Worksheets

Practice addition and subtraction problems with this puppy themed worksheet.
Practice comparing numbers with this hot chocolate themed worksheet.
Addition practice
Christmas tree multiplication
Christmas tree addition

Home Educating Family Magazine Free Sample

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Alphabet Memory

Luke is working on recognizing the letters of the alphabet. Today we played alphabet Memory. I printed out cards with the letters of the alphabet both in uppercase and lowercase. Then we turned the cards over and tried to match them up. He had a great time! More...

Christmas Mandalas

Here are some fun Christmas mandalas.

Post-It Note Name

As Luke and I sat at the dining room table, coloring and chatting, we worked a little on his name.
I wrote each letter of his name on one Post-It Note. Then I put them at the top of a piece of construction paper.I said, “Luke, here are the letters of your name--L, U, K, E. Let's say the letters together. L-U-K-E.”Then I mixed up the letters and said, “Oh no! Now your letters are all mixed up. Let's put them back in the correct order.”
To see how he did click here. You can also use this technique to review spelling words.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Learn About Your Bones

Here is a Great way to learn the skeletal system. Students click and drag the names of major bones to the appropriate box. The game keeps score of how many times they click the mouse - the lower the score the better. Have a blast with this educational science game.

Fun Writing Prompt

Looking for a fun way to get your kid's writing? Try this fun website Photofunia. Upload an ordinary photo and turn it into something extraordinary! Your kids can plaster their face on Mt. Rushmore, become a piece of artwork, go to the moon, or???? Have them create a picture, and then write a story to go with it!