Review: WordUp! The Vocab Show

Wordup

For this review, we were asked to use WordUp! The Vocab Show From Compass Classroom. Earlier this year, we reviewed Visual Latin 1 who has the same host, Dwane Thomas. The boys loved the way he taught Visual Latin, so I knew they would enjoy the way he taught Latin and Greek roots. What is WordUp!? It is a new fun new show that teachers Latin and Greek roots.   Each Dvd or download set includes: 10 video lessons that go for 12-15 minutes each 20 Latin and Greek Roots 200+ English words Links to online Vocabulary Flashcards The episodes in the first volume include lessons … {Read More}

Pumpkin Life Cycle Cards and Notebooking Pages

Pumpkin 3 Part Cards

Pumpkins are a yummy in a soup, baked or boiled. But did you know they are actually a fruit and not a vegetable! To learn about the life cycle of a pumpkin, I have made these awesome Montessori Inspired 3 Part cards and Notebooking Pages. You can download each pack separately on the title below the corresponding picture. This {FREE} pack contains 36 pages that include 3 part cards, colouring pages and a pumpkin life cycle book. This pack is aimed for the younger learners. You can download your free copy below: Pumpkin Life Cycle Cards This {FREE} Pumpkin Life Cycle … {Read More}

Swirly-Whirly Planets

Swirly Whirly Planets

Our boys have become interested in space and have borrowed many books from the library on this topic. While thinking of activities we could do that go with this topic, I remembered an experiment we completed a while ago - Nervous Colours.  Let's make some swirly-whirly planets!! What you need: milk washing up detergent cotton buds 8 containers / lids (9 if you want to make the Sun) food colouring What to do:  Pour just enough milk into each of the containers, so that it just covers the bottom. Add a few drops of food colouring to each container. For Mercury we used … {Read More}

Human Body: Immune System and Germs

Germs

This week, we have been learning about the immune system and germs. If you missed the other parts of our Human Body Study, you can see them here: Human Body - Doctor's Bag, Human Body ~ Body Parts, Human Body: Bones, Joints and Muscles, Senses, Cells, Heart, Blood and Circulation, Digestive System and Nutrition, the Brain and Nervous System and the Skin, Hair and Nails.  This activity was really quite fun and really made the boys more aware of the germs around them. The boys rubbed a little bit of hand cream on their … {Read More}

Raspberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake

Raspberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake 1

We haven't had a cheesecake for a while, so when the boys asked for something different this week, I decided to try this Raspberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake.   This is really an easy cheesecake to make. Our oldest boy helped me a lot, he could have probably could have made it on his own, if I had allowed him to.  Though it may look involved with the three parts, if you make it step by step it is really easy.  The raspberry sauce is so yummy and again very easy to make. We loved it so much, we may more to use as a topping on ice cream! Just store it in an … {Read More}

Monday Memory Verse: Joshua 1:9

Joshua 1:9

In each pack there is an A4 poster with the verse on it. This can be printed on white paper or card stock, laminate if you wish, and place in an area in which it will be read quite frequently like: on the fridge door in your child’s bedroom on the back of the toilet door in your ‘school room’ or play room To help your child, you could get them to look at the poster, read it 3 times and then get them to turn around so that their back is facing the poster. Then get them to try and say the verse without looking. You will have to prompt them for the first couple of days, but hopefully … {Read More}

Review: Vileda Magical System

Vileda

I don't like cleaning and with a bad back, I try to ignore messes as much as possible. So, I am willing to try any product that is meant to make my life easier. When I was asked to review this new Vileda Magical System, I have to say I had my doubts.     Seriously, how was this product going to prevent dirt and water marks in my bathroom, and prevent the fog on glass, showers and mirrors? Well, I'm here to tell you IT WORKS!! I was quite surprised at how well this product works. The day I received my package, which included the spray and the magic cloth, I cleaned … {Read More}

Family Planning Printables

Family Planning Printables

Family planning can be difficult. With so many things to remember, bills to pay and the house to clean, there are times when everyone forgets something.  With these awesome family planning printables, you can customise your own family planning binder and never forget anything again. You can download the whole 80+ pages here: Family Planning Printables Or if you wish, I have separated the Family Planning Printables into smaller sections. The first section is Meal Planning This pack includes: Weekly Meal Planners Monthly Meal Planners Shopping Lists Freezer / Pantry … {Read More}

Watercolour Solar System

Watercolour Solar System

Our boys love painting with watercolour paints. When we found watercolour pencils, the boys were extremely keen to try them. As we are learning about space at the moment, it was the perfect chance to try out the pencils. I purchased the watercolour pencils and paper from Kmart. We have used the paper a lot with the watercolour paints and love how thick it is and how it holds the colours.   The boys firstly cut out the sun and planets from the paper before they coloured the circles in with the pencils.  When they had finished colouring the solar system, they painted over the … {Read More}

Human Body: Skin, Hair and Nails

Human Body Skin Hair and Nails_edited-1

 This week we have been learning about the Skin, Hair and Nails If you missed the other parts of our Human Body Study, you can see them here: Human Body - Doctor's Bag, Human Body ~ Body Parts, Human Body: Bones, Joints and Muscles, Senses, Cells, Heart, Blood and Circulation, Digestive System and Nutrition and the Brain and Nervous System.   I got the idea for this edible skin model from Once Upon a Family.  The mini marshmallows at the bottom of the cup represents the hypodermis. This is the inner and most … {Read More}

Recipes

Raspberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake

Raspberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake 1

We haven’t had a cheesecake for a while, so when the boys asked for something different this week, I decided to try this Raspberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake.   This is really an easy cheesecake to make. Our oldest boy helped me a lot, he could have probably could have made it on his own, […]

Sugar Cookie Solar System

Sugar Cookie Solar System

We have been learning about the Solar System and since the boys love to cook, I thought it would be fun for them to help make some a sugar cookie solar system.   First we made the sugar cookies and when they were cool, we iced them. We made eight different coloured icing and mixed […]

Penuche

Penuche

Penuche is a fudge-like candy that is made from brown sugar, butter and milk. At first, I didn’t think it had worked as it was a little hard to cut, but wow! It is amazing how soft it goes when you place it in your mouth.   We found this to be really delicious! It was funny […]

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Kids Activities

Swirly-Whirly Planets

Swirly Whirly Planets

Our boys have become interested in space and have borrowed many books from the library on this topic. While thinking of activities we could do that go with this topic, I remembered an experiment we completed a while ago – Nervous Colours.  Let’s make some swirly-whirly planets!! What you need: milk washing up detergent cotton buds […]

Human Body: Immune System and Germs

Germs

This week, we have been learning about the immune system and germs. If you missed the other parts of our Human Body Study, you can see them here: Human Body – Doctor’s Bag, Human Body ~ Body Parts, Human Body: Bones, Joints and Muscles, Senses, Cells, Heart, Blood and Circulation, Digestive System and Nutrition, the Brain and Nervous System and the Skin, Hair and Nails.  This activity was […]

Watercolour Solar System

Watercolour Solar System

Our boys love painting with watercolour paints. When we found watercolour pencils, the boys were extremely keen to try them. As we are learning about space at the moment, it was the perfect chance to try out the pencils. I purchased the watercolour pencils and paper from Kmart. We have used the paper a lot […]

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