Almost Unschooling Grama Weekly Wrap-Up | January 27, 2017

Tired of scrolling? Each week I try to categorize all the posts I do on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest so you can easily find the ones that fit your family. Subscribe in the upper the right-hand corner to get this blog in your e-mail so you don’t miss out!

 

FAMILY VARIETY ACTIVITIES

 

 

Have your kids pick a topic they are interested in and give a presentation about it to the family! Counts a Speech, possibly Art (If the presentation involves creating artwork) and whatever subject they are presenting.

 

 

BIBLE

 

 http://ministry-to-children.com/lesson-as-unique-as-a-snowflake

 

 

 

Find out what a cubit is in feet. Then figure out how big Noah’s ark was.

 

 

Give your kids a concordance and challenge them to look up the meanings of all the names in Genesis 5!

 

 

LANGUAGE ARTS

 

 

Preschool

 

 

Have your beginning writers “write” a letter on your back or the back of an older sibling. See if the person being written on can tell what letter they are writing!

 

 

Elementary

 

http://www.learnwithplayathome.com/2014/10/clever-classroom-trick-for-kids.html?m=1

 

 

http://gramasuesrainbow.com/2017/01/8-steps-to-reading-curriculum-free/

 

 

 

http://gramasuesrainbow.com/2017/01/that-says-a-homemade-phonics-game/

 

 

 

 

Middle School – High School

 

Our High School Reading List (Many Free for Kindle!)

 

 

SCIENCE

 

STEAM activity of the day: Give your kids some toothpicks and packing peanuts and see what they come up with! Wild Woman built a turkey trap. The sharp pokey things are to catch the turkey so she can eat it. 🙂

 

MATH

 

Bingo is a great game for kids who are learning to recognize numbers! Switch it up for older kids by requiring they give a number sentence with at least 3 numbers to come up with the number called. Examples: 1 = 2 – 2 + 1 or 45 = 8 x 5 + 5

If you don’t already have a Bingo set, consider buying through this link to help support this page. Thanks!

http://amzn.to/2jZAlcX

 

 

 

 

Store” was always one of my kids’ favorite games to play! We would use sticky notes to put prices on things around the room. Then one of the kids would be the cashier while the other’s shopped. I’m a stickler for teaching kids to count back change and know how to give the cashier the correct amount.

 

If you don’t have a play cash drawer, please consider buying through this Amazon link to help support this page!

http://amzn.to/2koNtsw

 

 

Preschool

 

 

Having fun counting and sorting pom-poms! Picking them up with tweezer makes things more interesting and strengthens little hands!

 

Elementary

 

 

Do math on your windows with a dry erase marker!

 

 

Play “Guess It”! Cover a coloring page with sticky notes numbered 2 – 12. Each player throws the dice pair and adds the result of the throw. If he/she can find that number on the coloring page, he/she gets to pull the number off and try to guess what the coloring page is. (Hint: Make sure any writing identifying the page is blacked out!)

 

We made a really fancy clock! Bet you can too!

 

Middle School and Up

Free Printable Cheat Sheets

 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

 

 

Some ideas for studying the California gold rush:

  1. Make a model covered wagon
  2. Pan for gold
  3. Find items in your house that are made with gold
  4. Watch the TV series “Gold Rush”
  5. Make a balance weight

 

MUSIC

 

One of the many reasons why it is a sin to ever throw away an oatmeal box!

http://lessonsbymolly.blogspot.com/2014/11/homemade-musical-instruments.html

 

 

ART

 

 

Beautiful, sunny day? Try some shadow tracing!

 

PE

 

The grandkids are having a blast with the balloon paddles we made with paint stirrers and paper plates!

 

HEALTH

 

http://kidsactivities.about.com/od/scienceandnature/a/Egg-In-Soda-A-Dental-Health-Activity.htm?utm_source=pinterest_sp&utm_medium=sm&utm_campaign=shareurlbuttons

 

LIFE SKILLS

 

Time management is huge! Make sure your kids know how to plan and manage their time!

Time Management for Teens

 

 

 

BABIES AND TODDLERS

 

http://www.parenting.com/gallery/baby-sign-language-words-to-know

 

 

HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE

 

http://sprittibee.com/2013/08/the-ultimate-list-of-high-school-credit-courses.html

 

 

ISSUES AND ENCOURAGEMENT

 

 

Study after study proves that children imitate those they are around most. If we want our children to grow up to be responsible adults who should they be around most? Children or adults?

 

 

3 Ways My Gifted/AP Education Made Me Stupid

 

Check out my Face Book page for the latest activities and plenty of encouragement. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have about homeschooling!

 

 

God Bless You All!

 

~Grama Sue

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.