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Daily Archives: 29 August 2008

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First of all, I’d like to say THANKS to my friends and visitors that made my daughter’s day today.  She was nervous, but she got over it quickly.  Miss K says you all are crazy though.  She doesn’t know that you have to be to be friends with me!!  LOL  But really, you all were cool and she loved “her day” on Momma’s blog. 

I will tell you that this really counted as school credit for her.  I gave her credit for writing and for computers/typing.  Not bad typing for a kid, if I must say so!!  She was excited when the replies came in and asked if she could do it again.  So, I just had to agree.  It won’t be anytime soon, but she’ll be back.  Besides, I had to set up an account just for her!!  LOL

Next, I’d like to thank the ladies at Mommie Mayhem.  It was fun being their Friday Featured Blogger.  There seemed to be a couple issues with comments early in the day, but that all got worked out.  If you haven’t done so already, I encourage you to go over and visit their blog.  Debbie and Shawn are 2 great and fun women and have one heck of a blog!!  

Also, if you’re interested, you can be a Friday Featured Blogger at Mommie Mayhem as well.  All you have to do is go over there and add your name to Mr. Linky.  When your name comes up, they’ll send you a couple questions to answer and that’s all there is to it!!  They’ve also added this new “feature” where you can leave questions for the Friday Featured Blogger in the comments.  How fun is that!?!? So, what are you waiting for??  

Head on over to see Debbie and Shawn at Mommie Mayhem!!

Once again, thanks to everyone for giving Miss K and I both a great day!! 

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The Guest Blogger has Arrived


I’m the Divine Miss K.  I heard that I am the guest blogger today.  In case you don’t already know, I’m Elaine’s daughter.  I’m quite nervous and I don’t know what to tell you, but I’m going to try to have fun with this.  Momma has made this my creative writing assignment.

This is Big Boy, my dog!

Photobucket He’s crazy, fun , and loving!  I’d love to train him and put him in a dog show.  You never have a bad day with Big Boy around!  He’s very talkative and we love to drive Momma nuts!

I love playing restaurant and as if my Momma isn’t busy enough, I have her type up menus and I place them in a binder to present to my customers.  I even have a serving tray and I’m saving money for a real cash register.

I love Homeschooling because we have 1 jammie day a week.  We can do work in class, then if we have 1 more thing to do we can always do it later.  There really is no homework though and I love that.  Classes go fast and I’m learning a lot.  I also love it because taking a spelling test you don’t have to wait for other people finish trying to figure their word out.

I’ll be here the rest of the day, so if you have any questions just ask me by leaving a comment! 

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Social Studies and Geography

One of my daughter’s favorite topics is geography.  Last year, she earned the title of “Miss Social Studies” from her teacher.  K’s teacher gave all the kids nicknames and that was hers.  She loves everything social studies.  Her favorite topic of everything in social studies is geography.  Last year, the teacher handed them a blank map of the U.S. and told them to label as many states as they could.  Miss K named 48 out of the 50 states.  She missed Connecticut and New Hampshire.  Because of that, she didn’t have to do a couple of the next lessons/quizzes and often had to help other students.  That thrilled her to no end!!

Now that we’re homeschooling, we plan to have fun with social studies.  She’s going to learn what she needs to and some very important stuff, but we’re also going to enjoy it.  Part of our social studies this year (and probably every year) will be to keep a timeline of every event, person and so on that we study.  I have the timeline all printed out and put in a 3-ring binder.  We used this timeline.  (I’ll list more timeline options at the end of this post.)  However, there are many others available out there that are free and printable.  Each event or person (or anything else that can be placed on a timeline) will be marked on the timeline.  We’re including a picture and the date.  It’s still early yet, so there’s really nothing to show you.  Some of the pictures will be drawn by K, others will come from the internet or photocopied from a book.  I think this will just be the neatest binder to look back on at the end of each year.  Miss K loves this idea too and she’s never done much work with a timeline before.

Another fun aspect of social studies this year will be our passports.  We’re using the passport from HS.T.T. as ours.  (I’ll list more passports at the end of this post.)  For each country or state that we study or learn about, we’re going to place a stamp or graphic on our passport to represent it.  I’m hoping at the end of the year, that we’re world travelers.  So far, we have Wisconsin and Kansas because we’ve learned about those with our read aloud book Little House on the Prairie.  They traveled through Minnesota and other states to get there, but I’m undecided if we’ll add them to the passport.  She has learned about all the states of the Midwest as part of our lessons, which included the Great Flood of 1993.

There is another great passport here.  You can find a passport and plane ticket as well at this class site.  Here’s a cute mini passport and a pattern for another one.  There’s also a Passport for Learning for lower grades.  

I think I’ve shared some timelines before, but one can never have enough choices or reminders!!  Here’s a verticle timeline and a timeline generatorThis and this can be used to make personal timelines.  Cindy Downes has a couple printable timelines as well as links to a couple others.  Finally, there is timelines for homeschool that have many great suggestions and links to other printables.

There’s others available for both of these items.  I search in Google, Yahoo or other search engine will bring up serveral choices.  Often, the hunt is part of the fun!!  I do hope that some of the items that I’ve listed will be of help to those that are looking for them.     

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