Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Mighty Book Jr

Over 900 animated storybooks with quizzes, etc. free to homeschoolers through December 2011.

Click "subscribe now" at the top, and use coupon code "learntoread".

I just subscribed but I like what I see so far.... :) Got to love the free resources.

Progessive Phonics

Progressive Phonics

Progressive Phonics is an all-in-one reading program that is easy, fun, and totally FREE---that's right, totally and completely free!

And with Progressive Phonics, ANYONE can teach a child to read and write in just a few minutes a day, which makes it ideal for parents, teachers, tutors, volunteers and home-schoolers.

star No experience necessary. Just pick a book and start reading it with your child/students.

star Matching handwriting worksheets and activity sheets for each book -- when children write what they learn, they learn it better.

star Also teaches the essential sight-words (phonics rule-breakers) that most phonics programs fail to teach.

star Instant access -- download and use today. (Free registration required, but there are sample books you can look at before registering.)

star Our books can be read on-screen or printed on your color printer. Each book takes 4--8 minutes to print and uses as little ink and paper as possible.

But don't judge a book by it's home page. Read one of our books with a child and see for yourself.

I have just signed up to start using this program... and so far I am loving it!!!!

Valentine Craft Ideas

Check out the link above for the craft below... from

Valentine's Lapbook

We have not done a Valentine's lapbook in a few years and I am going to do one with all my daycare kids also. So they will have it done come valentine's day. I will make my daughters more geared to her age then the other little ones just to give her more of a challenge. So here is where I will post my different ideas of what I should use in the lapbooks.

here are some FREE printables you can use for your lapbook or for Valentine's Activities:

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Funnix Reading Program... free download

Just a heads up that this is free to download for all of January.


During January 2011
FREE Funnix Reading Program
Yes, FREE!!!

Computer requirements: You will need at least 2 GB of free space available on your computer. PC users: XP, Vista, Windows 7. MAC users: 10.4 or above. You will need a high speed internet, either cable or DSL. Dial-up is not recommended.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Themes for this month... WINTER

I am putting together some things for a Winter theme and I thought I would share it all with you.

Finger plays
5 Little Snowmen

5 little snowmen sitting on the ground, (pat hands on floor)
the first one said; "oh my aren't we round." (make circle with arms)
The second one said; "there are snowflakes in the air." (wiggle fingers above head)
The third one said; "but we don't care." (shrug shoulders)
The fourth one said; "lets run and run and run. (pat hands quickly on the floor)
The fifth one said; "I'm ready for some fun." (smile)
Whew went the wind (blow) and out came the sun (make circle with arms over head)
and the five little snowman knew their fun was done.( pretend your melting)