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10/2015
We're using this program right now, level 1. My daughter loves it so far.

Color In Alphabet Progress Chart (Recognition & Sound)

I wanted a chart that my daughter could color in as she learned the letters of the alphabet and I wanted to be able to mark off whether she had learned to recognize a letter (upper case and lower case) as well as when she learned its sound, and I couldn't seem to find one that captured all three, so I made one up:


My daughter colors in the upper/lower case when she came recognize each and then she colors in the ear when she has learned the sound.

The Letter S

Letter S Poster


Letter S Cards

Letter S Mini Book (cover + 8 pages)



Some of our letter S activities:


This cute download from the Measured Mom:



We were eating skittles and I had her point out all the S's on the packaging.


And that led to this activity:


The Letter W

Letter W Printables Pack:



Letter W Poster


Letter W Picture Cards


Letter W Mini Book (cover + 8 pages)

(Student traces the letter w, the doted lines didn't show up well on this pic



We made this watermelon from half a paper plate, green tissue paper, red paint and for the seeds, we painted orzo pasta black and glued it on (the craft idea that we got this from used dry black beans for the seeds and I didn't have those on hand, but I think the orzo shape looks more like watermelon seeds.

The Letter M

These are some printables I made for my 4 year old. We are starting a more formal study of the letters of the alphabet.  I am hoping to create similar packs for other letters as well as we study them, inshaa Allah.

M Poster - use to introduce the letter M and for daily review.


Picture Cards - use for games and activities


Letter M Mini book




There are 8 picture pages in total like the ones above.



I found a perfect sized box to hold our mini books so my daughter can have a little library, in shaa Allah


Download Letter M Pack


We did a letter M craft.


I got the idea for this craft from the Our Crafts N Things blog.


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Preschool

Preschool Curriculum Helps


Creating a Preschool Curriculum with Developmental Checklists

When my older kids were younger, I was always researching preschool activities that I could do with them. The ideas also used to flow easier. As my kids got older, it seemed as if I was always focusing on the older kids and not being as creative or playful with the younger kids.

The other day, my two year old expressed an interest in "school" as I was working with her older sister and I realized that I needed to pick up the pace with her and do more meaningful activities. At first I thought of finding some workbooks and worksheets but I remember when my older kids were younger, we did more hands on activities.

One thing I remember that I used to do was find age checklists and do the different activities on them. Not so much to assess my kids, but it was just an easy way to come up with skill building activities that were fun.

You can browse through the checklists and put together a more formal curriculum with plans, if that's your thing, or you can just choose skills from the list and come up fun activities, such as games, to use those skills in.  The important thing, at this age, is to have fun.

Here are a few places you can find developmental checklists:

Two Year Olds

Three Year Olds

Science



12th Grade Resources

Grade 12 Homeschool Resources

Typical Course of Study


Language: English 12 (American literature, grammar...)

Math: Precalculus, or Calculus, or Statistics (but based upon student's level)

Science: Physics

Social Studies: American Government (1 semester) / Economics (1 semester)

For samples of topics covered in these subjects, try The HomeschoolTree.com's 12th Grade Typical Course of Study

Grammar

Workbooks

Spelling

Workbooks

Vocabulary

11th Grade Resources

Grade 11 Homeschool Resources

Typical Course of Study

Language: English 11 (American literature, grammar...)

Math: typically Algebra II or higher (but based upon student's level)

Science: Chemistry

Social Studies: US History

For samples of topics covered in these subjects, try The HomeschoolTree.com's 11th Grade Typical Course of Study

Grammar

Workbooks

Spelling

Workbooks

Vocabulary

10th Grade Resources


Grade 10 Homeschool Resources

Typical Course of Study

Language: English 10 (American literature, grammar...)

Math: typically geometry, but also algebra 1, Algebra II or higher depending upon student's level

Science: Biology

Social Studies: World History

For samples of topics covered in these subjects, try The HomeschoolTree.com's 10th Grade Typical Course of Study

Grammar

Workbooks

Spelling

Workbooks

Vocabulary

Math

Textbooks


7th Grade Resources



Grammar

Workbooks

Spelling

Workbooks

Lessons/Activities

Literature

Glencoe Literature, Course2

Vocabulary

Math

Workbooks

Summer Math Review Packets (great for helping to prevent summer slide!)

Miscellaneous

Social Studies

Lessons

MrDowling.com - I discovered this site eons ago and it was such a blessing for social studies resources for grades 6 and 7. It has lessons and worksheets for the various topics and is nice when you just want a light curriculum for this subject. The lessons come with a short reading selection about the topic, PDF (or DOC) worksheets and I see now that there is audio of the reading of the material. It used to be arranged by grade and topic, but it seems to be moreso just arranged by topic now. I highly recommend it if you need some structure but want to keep things light.

6th Grade Resources

Grade 6 Science

Grammar

Reading/Literature

Glencoe Literature, Course 1

Spelling

Vocabulary

Math

Textbooks

Workbooks

Summer Math Review Packets

    Miscellaneous

    Social Studies

    Lessons

    MrDowling.com - 6th and 7th grade downloadable lessons

    Workbooks

    MacMillanMH Social Studies - Grade 6 (these are made to accompany their textbooks, but you might still be able to use them on their own along with other resources on the internet.

    Sites

    MrDonn.org -I used this site years ago with my oldest daughter. It has loads of kid friendly reading material, powerpoints and activities/projects. Suitable for multiple elementary grades.

    Science

    Textbooks

    Workbooks

    *These go together

    5th Grade Resources


    5th Grade Reading

    Grammar

    Workbooks

    Spelling

    Workbooks

    Lessons/Activities

    • 5th Grade Spelling.com - 40 weekly word lists with loads of spelling practice here in the form of games and other online activities.

    Reading

    Reading Skills - General

    Comprehension

    Fluency

    Science

    Textbooks

    4th Grade Resources

    Fourth Grade Science

    Grammar

    Workbooks

    Spelling

    Workbooks

    Lessons/Activities

    • 4th Grade Spelling.com - 40 weekly word lists with loads of spelling practice here in the form of games and other online activities.

    Reading

    Math

    Textbooks

    Workbooks

    Science

    Textbooks

    Workbooks

    *These go together

    3rd Grade Resources

    3rd Grade Science

    Grammar

    Spelling

    Workbooks

    Lessons/Activities

    Reading

    Math

    Textbooks

    Workbooks

    Summer Math Review Packets

    Standardized Test Practice

    Miscellaneous

      I often use these for general review or during the summer review

      Science

      Textbooks

      Workbooks

      *These go together

      TJ Updates! - Reorganizing Grade Specific Resources

      As salaamu alaykum!

      In an effort to kind of organize a little better, I'm compiling grade specific resources for each grade into one post per grade. That way, you don't have to go  around to the math page to find second grade resources then head over to science to find second grade resources, etc. You will be able to find these posts in the top navigation menu under "Homeschool Subjects >>By the Grade-All Subjects>>" I'm hoping to have that completed in the next day or two, insha Allah. As the pages are updated, the links in the menu will be updated, in shaa Allah.