Sunday, November 9, 2014

Biography Book Report & Reading Log FREE

Hi there! My daughter who is currently in 2nd grade has been reading an interesting biography on George Washington. This was her first long chapter book (19 chapters!) and we are so proud of her and how much her reading has improved (with the help of incentives as well … hehehe…) So now I have decided to introduce her to the fun world of book reports! (a little sarcasm there)… so again on my online search for different graphic organizers, I found a few that I really liked, so I decided to mix different ideas and adapt it to her level…and viola! Below is her Graphic Organizer Biography Book Report :) We plan on making a Diorama next! Click here for some FREE helpful information and FREE printables at DLTK
I hope you all enjoy!  :) 

Also! I've created two different types of Reading Logs.. I hope no one gets offended that one is pink and one is blue…very gender oriented :) Maybe I will create a green one, as for now…time to get ready for bed!

**Tip** Our reading incentive that we like to use are "tokens"…when my daughter completes the reading list, correctly, I give her 4 tokens and a little "treat". I also give her tokens for other assignments as well…and when she fills up her little jar with tokens, she gets her "prize"…something we agreed upon in advanced…so for example…we agreed for each jar filled, she would receive $5…she wanted the American Girl Doll extremely bad…so we agreed she will work hard for it :) ….and boy did she! lol It took her a couple of months, but she managed to get $60…for her birthday we gave her the remainder…and she went and bought her doll with her own money…I love life lessons like these…one thing I learned though, is that its really hard to tell grandparents "NO"…well its not that hard, but if they are hard headed then yes it is :)

Thursday, November 6, 2014

United States Nomenclature Montessori Cards FREE

Hi there!
We have started our 2nd year of CC and our 3rd year of homeschooling! We are now a family of 6 as well lol so life has been very interesting, not a dull moment…and if I ever find myself bored…actually, no, I never find myself bored…but if I ever did…then something might be wrong…anyhows if you see the picture above, i've created nomenclature cards that helps the children associate where in the US the states are… I looked many places for something like this…but only found cards that had each state separate…so here you go! I also included the state capital and abbreviations…. if anyone here knows where cards like this are then please do share! lol It will save me a lot of time in the future…until then, I will slowly be creating more and more for each week. 

**Week 2&3 contains the state matching game…and includes the location of the state capitals…so far we have played it like a memory game, if you make up any other fun ways to play then please share in the comments below! Thanks

Files to download
Cycle 3 Week 1 United States Nomenclature Cards

Cycle 3 Week 2 United States Nomenclature Cards (includes individual state matching game)

Cycle 3 Week 3 (Includes individual state matching game)

***ADDED 11/12/2014**** Cycle 3 Week 4