Category: Resources

Teaching Time Resources

Interactive Online Activities Clock Talk Ambleside Primary Clock Time for Time Games Mr. Myers Interactive Clock Teaching Time Clockwise Virtual Manipulative Digital and Analog Clocks Kid's Numbers Clock Games Journey in Time BBC Clock Game Worksheets, Worksheet Generators and Printables Dositey Time Time for Time Worksheet Generators Instructor Web Telling Time Lessons Superteacher Worksheets Black Dog Time Collection Soft School Time Worksheets A-Z Teacher Stuff Time Teachnology Time Skills Math Fact Cafe Work Sheet Generator Math Worksheet Generator Super Kids Worksheet Creator About.com Time Worksheets Downloads (Games, Talking Clocks, Stop Watches Timers and More!) Click Clock Game (scroll down, on left) Speaking Clock Website Stopwatch Versa Timer Online Stopwatch Class Timer This page has its own set of links to online clocks and other resources. Books and Music About Time for Kids A Second is a Hiccup by Hazel Hutchins The Grouchy Lady Bug by Eric Carle I Can Tell Time at the. . . series by Weekly Reader Press Explorers on Safari by Sally Hewitt and Serena Feneziani Tell Time with the Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle Croc Around the Clock by Dereen taylor Telling Time with Big Mama Cat byDan Harper Telling Time by Jules Older Telling Time with Diego by Laura Bergen Bunny Day by Rick Walton Clocks and More Clocks by Pat Hutchins My Grandmother’s Clock by Geraldine McCaughrean, illustrated by Stephen Lambert Tick...

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What is 'Copywork'?

  Copywork is a cornerstone of our English program in our home-based-learning. Many things have come and gone over the years but copywork is a tried and true, effective tool for us. Copywork is not a Charlotte Mason invention. Nor was it invented by Ruth Beechick. It is as old as old.  However, CM elucidated upon the idea, incorporated it into her method, which dovetailed with her philosophy of education and it is now very popular. Ruth Beechick uses the idea of copywork/copywriting/transcription or whatever else you'd like to name it. 'Learning Language Arts through Literature', in which Ruth Beechick helped to form, uses copywork and dictation as a cornerstone of their program. You might find it helpful to know what both Charlotte Mason and Ruth Beechick have to say on the why and wherefore's of copywork. Knowing that, you will be able to *pick the meat and toss the bones*…taking what you need for your child.   Charlotte Mason style Bear in mind that CM developed a philosophy of education and the methods she combined were supposed to be used in conjunction with that philosophy. I'll explain what I mean eh? Miss Mason liked the idea of short lessons. This served the purpose of securing the child's attention totally, but for short periods. This enabled a child to tend to all of his studies without boredom. Similarly, Miss...

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Browse new books before buying

Harper Collins has generously made excerpts of many books available for viewing. At the site you can search the entire book for keywords and phrases and you can even go straight to each chapter! HarperCollins has made the excerpts of this and over 500 other recently released books available here. Some of these titles might be of particular interest to homeschool families. With titles such as  The Daring Book for Girls, The Dangerous Book for Boys, andAmelia Bedelia, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Katherine Paterson, and much more! How about The Writing Road to Reading ? If you like the books you find, you can then buy the complete hardbound copy, (preferably from local suppliers) or you can purchase a downloadable E-book version. Learn more here...

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Bible Learning Resources

The DIY BIble Study – Tools and resources for busy mums, new Christians or Family Bible Study Australian church, Coromandel Baptist has an excellent free curriculum . Do check it out! Home Word has coloring pages and pocket Scriptures for the purpose of getting God’s Word into more homes. This song will help you to memorise the books of the Bible! Wanting to teach the books of the Bible to your children? The folks at Calvary Chapel have put together a comprehensive Bible curriculum for elementary-age students, complete with coloring, puzzles, Bible memory and an outline for teaching. This curriculum is used in many other packages. Need Christian clip-art for your history timelines? Check here ! Catechism for Young Children — an introduction to the Westminster Shorter Catechism Families for Bible Memory — free resources for teaching Bible verses to your family or anyone aged from 3 through to 103 Scripture Memory Connection Keys for Kids online — a daily devotional for kids that you can listen to at your computer (or have a free copy mailed to your home as we do) Learning God’s Word — Bible study resources...

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Public dissection of giant squid

Melbourne Museum is dissecting their giant squid today which the general public can view live, or watch it on the net. Visit the museum for more info or to watch it live The dissection in the Science and Life Gallery starts at 11.30 AM AEST  For those that missed it, you can download the one and a half hours viewing! Not to be missed!(link opens in new...

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