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{this moment} - A Friday ritual began by Amanda at Soule Mama. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment you want to pause, savor and remember.

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Puddles and Ponds update...

Hi everyone. I just thought I would stop in and let you all know that the new Homeschool Companion Puddles and Ponds schedule and book list are organized and ready to use. I don't have it ready as a printable pdf (I'm working on updating all of the unit pdfs) but in the mean time all the info you need to use the unit is posted on the blog. Just copy and paste the schedule and activity guide into a Word doc in order to print it. You can also print journal pages and a weekly schedule from one of the other units if you are ready to get started now. I hope everyone enjoys the latest unit in the Seasonal Series.Read more

Puddles and Ponds Activity Guide

Puddles and Ponds Activity Guide

Click here for the Puddles and Ponds Schedule and Book List.

The science experiments can be found in Nature in a Nutshell or One Small Square Pond. Use Can You Hear It for your art and music appreciation.

Make a Weather Chart to use daily. This chart should have space so that you can record your weather observations and daily temperature high (and low if you would like) for 4-5 weeks. You should work on making observations such as sunny, rainy, cloudy, windy, etc. Be sure to do it at the same time every day, preferably in the afternoon to get a more accurate high temperature recording. To take it a step further, you can then place daily temperatures on a line graph and/or use a bar graph to chart the number of sunny, rainy, cloudy, or windy days. You can get some good weather charting resources here.

Go cloud watching. Take a blanket to the park or just to your backyard. Lie down and watch the clouds for 15-20 minutes. Try to find pictures in the cloud...Read more

Puddles and Ponds Schedule


This unit was designed to be used as a summer guide in our homeschool companion series. If you followed our other units you will notice a few differences. First there is no phonics/alphabet study included. If you child has completed the Pre-Explode the Code books A-C and you would like to continue... feel free to start on Explode the Code Book 1. I suggest getting the teachers guide book and a set of the ETC flash cards. Second, the crafts and recipes have been replaced with outdoor activity suggestions. We like to get outside and get messy in the summer. Third, it is only a ten week guide rather than covering a full 12 week term to accommodate vacations and lazy days. We love to encourage learning all year round... but do suggest that it be a bit more laid back during the summer.




Puddles and Ponds Weekly Schedule




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Week Literature Lesson Activities Enrichment
1 Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna

~Signs of the Season~

Signs of the Season are all around us. Feel free to link to one of yours.Read more

A, My Name is Alice

"When I was a kid"... boy, that sounds like something your dad would start out a conversation with when he was trying to make a point of "how easy you kids got it today", right?  Let's try this again... "back when I was a child" (sounds better, right?) all we needed was a piece of chalk, a ball, and a jump rope to keep us more or less entertained all day. Not that we wouldn't have been distracted by a Wii if Wiis were invented, but we didn't have them, and managed to while away the summer days in idyllic bliss!

Many of our summer games used a basic rubber ball with a good bounce. There were basically 2 different types of ball games we played. First, the type that involved some type of grid on the ground, like Four Square. This required more than one person. The other type of games were usually played by yourself, while waiting for a friend to finish lunch. These were bouncing games, either on the ground like "A, My Name is Alice", or off a wall, like "7-Up". 

I am sharing just a few of the ball games I enjoyed the most. As with all these games, there may...Read more


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