CurrClick Homeschool Freebies ~ Also Stocking Up Your Shelves Promo

Once again Pleased and honoured that one of St Aiden’s Homeschool Titles is a featured Homeschool/Education/Parenting Download
from this A Grade Website.

730 Craft Recipes is featured as a top download and forms part of the Stocking Up Your Shelves Promotion that Currclick is running through to 15 December 2009.

Free Product of the Week

Free weekly product

All Apples! A Fun Study!by homeschool bits

This unit is suggested for grades K-2 but is very flexible for lower & higher grades. All Apples! A Fun Study! is intended to be read by the parent/teacher. It is a lesson that speaks directly to the child. It was created to be fun and not overwhelming. The child will feel involved in the lesson, while learning about apples.

Some of the topics covered include a little of each: Apple health, apple sayings, label apple parts, orchards & apple growers, harvest, storage & sale, apple facts, number words, Johnny Appleseed, handwriting, apple varieties, map activity, Do You Remember?, writing cards, coloring pages, dot to dot, and more.

Also included are apple lapbook folds & flaps, fact cards, matching game cards, a lapbook cover page, and examples photos of a simple lapbook.

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Other Featured Titles

Rocks, Minerals and Soils K-2
by Intelligo Unit Studies

In this fun and interactive unit study, your children will explore rocks, soils, minerals and more! With over 20 hands-on activities and experiments, your children will be fascinated from beginning to end. Each chapter includes current and active links to videos, hands-on activities, readings, worksheets, charts, interactive websites, games, experiments, and more to provide a multisensory approach to learning about earth’s materials.

This unit study is the second release in our Earth and Space Science Core Curriculum Series for grades K-2. The time needed to complete this unit study will vary for each child, but you should expect to spend approximately 20 hours.

All 32 activities in this unit study are presented in an easy to follow format with an active and updated web link. Click on the link and the best resources on the World Wide Web appear for your children. But this unit study is not just a collection of web sites to read! It is much more than that! The links bring the world to your children by providing streaming videos, interactive web sites, educational games, audio files, and more. At Intellego Unit Studies, we believe in the varied learning styles and multiple intelligences of every child. That’s why all of our unit studies include reading and writing activities, videos, art, music, comparisons, drawing and painting, discussions, hands-on activities, art projects, full-color high resolution graphics, printable activity pages, and more!

Target ages: 5-8
Average time to complete: 20 hours

Retail Price: $15.00 Our Price: $10.95

730 Craft Recipesby St. Aiden’s Homeschool, South Africa

This book contains 730 crafts, activities and recipes for family holiday fun.

Holiday Activities Include:

Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Fall/Autumn
Spring, Back To School, Christmas, St Patricks Day and more.

Retail Price: $4.95 Our Price: $2.48

Homeschooling Families: A Voice to be Heard

by Frank C. Wilson

According to a report by the National Center for Educational Statistics, nearly 1.1 million children in the United States were homeschooled in 2003, an increase of 250,000 over the 1999 student count. Assuming that the number of homeschooled students has continued to increase at the same rate, an estimated 1.5 million students currently homeschool.

In a recent pilot study conducted by Make It Real Learning Company, the thing that parents indicated they enjoyed most about homeschooling was being with their children.

Yet taking on the task of homeschooling is not without its challenges. Determining which curriculum is right for your family can be a daunting task. Survey respondents identified the following websites as great places to get homeschool curriculum reviews: cathyduffy.com, currclick.com, and homeschoolreviews.com.

As parents consider what curriculum to choose, it his helpful to understand how the brain learns. In his book How the Brain Learns, Dr. David Sousa reports that when new learning is readily comprehensible (sense) and can be connected to past experiences (meaning), there is substantially more cerebral activity followed by dramatically improved retention (Sousa, 2001, p. 48). By connecting academic learning to the real world experience of the learner, parents can deepen the intellectual understanding of their children.

For example, a chocolate chip cookie recipe is a great teaching tool for introducing children to the concept of fractions. Measuring the ingredients (e.g. 2½-cups flour, 1½ teaspoons soda) helps the child understand on a conceptual level what ½ means. By allowing the learner to experiment with the measuring cups and measuring spoons, the child can determine the relationship between fractional quantities such as ¼, ½, and ¾. Then when the abstract concept of adding fractions is introduced, the student has a solid conceptual understanding of fractions on which to build the new learning.

Connecting new learning to the real world experience of the student is the key to increased student success. As a mathematics professor and textbook author, I have witnessed the empowering effect of real world applications in the lives of my students. Learners become excited about mathematics when it is relevant and has personal value. For example, on the first day of classes this fall my students used mathematical reasoning to predict the cost of tuition next year. The activity was motivating and had value to the students because the answer to the question impacted them on a personal level.

With 1.5 million homeschool students in the United States, homeschool families have power in shaping what curriculum products publishers create. By asking publishers to create learning activities focused on connecting academic learning to the real world experiences of learners, parents can increase the quality and effectiveness of curriculum materials available to them. With enhanced teaching tools, parents can create a more meaningful learning experience for their children. Speak up and let your voice be heard.

Make It Real Learning Company is currently conducting a nationwide study related to the mathematics teaching philosophy and curriculum needs of parents who homeschool. You can participate here

Pick of the Week

Pick of the Week

MIRL Activity Library, Volume Iby Make it Real Learning Company

“When am I ever going to use this?” With the help of the Make It Real Learning workbook series, you can answer the question.Make It Real Learning Activity Library, Volume I, contains 110 activities in the following workbooks.
* Arithmetic I
* Calculus I
* Exponential and Logarithmic Functions I
* Fractions, Percents, Decimals I
* Linear Functions I
* Linear Functions II
* Periodic and Piecewise Functions I
* Polynomial, Power, Logistic, Rational Functions I
* Quadratic Functions I
* Sets, Probability, Statistics I

Each workbook contains ten activities. From determining which cell phone plan is the best value to forecasting the population of the United States, learners get to use mathematics in meaningful ways. Rest assured that each activity integrates real world information not just “realistic” data. These are real companies (e.g. Aeropostale, Disneyland) and real world issues (e.g. Social Security, teen pregnancy).

The mathematical objectives of each activity are clearly specified on the Activity Objectives page following introduction in each workbook. Through the workbook series, we have consistently sought to address the content and process standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

There are multiple ways to use the activities in a teaching environment. Many teachers find that the activities are an excellent tool for stimulating mathematical discussions in a small group setting. Due to the challenging nature of each activity, group members are motivated to brainstorm problem solving strategies together. The interesting real world contexts motivate them to want to solve the problems. The activities may also be used for individual projects and class-wide discussions.

As a ready-resource for teachers, the workbook also includes completely worked out solutions for each activity. To make it easier for teachers to assess student work, the solutions are included on a duplicate copy of each activity. Check out what our reviewers say!

Retail Price: $54.89 Our Price: $39.99

New at CurrClick.com

The Insect Gameby Super Star Speech

Use the Insect game to learn all about insects or to reinforce another study of insects. Players will answer questions about insects to earn insect parts, attempting to be the first player to build a complete insect. This game is designed for 2nd to 6th grades. Retail Price: $4.00 Our Price: $3.50

Publisher Product Discounts

26477-thumb100.jpgConnect The Thoughts New Years – A Creative Writing Elective
by Connect the Thoughts
http://www.currclick.com/product_info.php?products_id=26477&it=1&discount=5943&SRC=newsletter
Normal Price: $10.00 Discount Price: $6.00

Connect The Thoughts history/creative writing course for New Years teaches your student (ages 9-adult) about the history and practice of New Year’s around the world. Then, it walks the student step-by-step through the writing of 2 original New Year’s stories! On sale through December for only $6.00!

21297-thumb100.jpgConnect the Thoughts Animation I “Gummy Cat” Project
by Connect the Thoughts
http://www.currclick.com/product_info.php?products_id=21297&it=1&discount=31452&SRC=newsletter
Normal Price: $10.00 Discount Price: $6.00

If your children (ages 9-adult) like to draw, here’s a fun holiday present! In our Animation I course, the student is given an original cartoon script by an Emmy Award-winning writer, and taught how to read it. Then, step-by-step, they’re walked through the design elements of the cartoon. They create the characters and eveything else! On sale through December for only $6.00, from Connect The Thoughts.

32612-thumb100.jpgA Polar Christmas (a lapbook designed to go with The Polar Express!)
by A Journey Through Learning
http://www.currclick.com/product_info.php?products_id=32612&it=1&discount=89102&SRC=newsletter
Normal Price: $1.00 Discount Price: $1.00

It’s time to board The Polar Express. This Caldecott Medal winner by Chris Van Allsburg is a MUST in all households with children. Our lapbook-A Polar Christmas-is specially designed to go with this wonderful book! See sample pages. This lapbook is 2 folders big. The Polar Express book is sold separately-we do not sell it. ONLY 1.00

32369-thumb100.jpgKeep Courting: 100 Ways to Keep Courting After Marriage
by Cheryl Moeller Production
http://www.currclick.com/product_info.php?products_id=32369&it=1&discount=9783&SRC=newsletter
Normal Price: $9.99 Discount Price: $7.49

Buy Now!25% OFF Keep Courting: 100 Ways to Keep Courting After Marriage By Bob and Cheryl MoellerGreat gift book and stocking stuffer.100 Ways to Keep Courting After Marriage – 50 ways for husbands and 50 ways for wives. New and fresh for homeschool parents!Practical and short sentences that will keep bring you close and keep you close. Keep your vows and they will keep you.

Newest Free Products

32501-thumb100.gifWhat Did You Say? Bookmarks Freebie!
by homeschool bits
http://www.currclick.com/product_info.php?products_id=32501&it=1&SRC=newsletter

This What Did You Say? Bookmarks Freebie! would make a great companion to our lessons titled What Did You Say? A Fun Mini Lesson! These are five different sayings and phrases, and their meanings. You can use these as a great quick lesson to…

32485-thumb100.jpgAmazing American States Sample Book
by Eagles Wings Educational Materials
http://www.currclick.com/product_info.php?products_id=32485&it=1&SRC=newsletter

Award-winning author and illustrator, Susan Mortimer, has developed Clever Comics Memory System, a complete series to enable mastery of every aspect of our amazing American states. Cartoon flash cards are used to teach the…

32250-thumb100.jpgFall 2009 Book Bag Sampler
by Teacher Book Bag
http://www.currclick.com/product_info.php?products_id=32250&it=1&SRC=newsletter

Teacher Book Bag is pleased to offer you this free sampler of our August through November 2009 Book Bags. Each month Teacher Book Bag publishes three leveled Book Bags: Preschool Kindergarten, First – Third, and Fourth and Beyond.&…

32119-thumb100.gifDeer Mini Helper
by homeschool bits
http://www.currclick.com/product_info.php?products_id=32119&it=1&SRC=newsletter

A homeschool bits Freebie! I hope you enjoy this Deer Mini Helper. This mini helper is suggested for grades K-3 but is very flexible for lower & higher grades.

32098-thumb100.gifClay Nativity
by SundaySchoolNetwork.com
http://www.currclick.com/product_info.php?products_id=32098&it=1&SRC=newsletter

The Clay Nativity is a simple and easy-to-make craft for a broad age range. From the book, Journey to the Manger, available @ Currclick.

Newest Products

32627-thumb100.jpgA Christmas Carol Unit Study and Lapbook
by Highlights of Homeschooling
http://www.currclick.com/product_info.php?products_id=32627&it=1&SRC=newsletter
Price: $4.95 $2.25

Everything in the unit can be used to create a file folder lapbook or be printed out and used strictly as a unit study, or answers can be written in a spiral notebook to save money. Activities included are: Pre-Reading Skills Activity Author …

32625-thumb100.jpg1st Step Elementary Science V – Biology I
by 1st Step
http://www.currclick.com/product_info.php?products_id=32625&it=1&SRC=newsletter
Price: $25.00 $12.00

The first science course for students ages 7-8 for the third semester. This semester focuses on Biology. In this course, the student has biology carefully defined. Then, what life is, is defined. Many lessons follow explaining and …

32624-thumb100.jpgA Snowy Day Lapbook( Designed to go with The Snowy Day and White Snow, Bright Sn
by A Journey Through Learning
http://www.currclick.com/product_info.php?products_id=32624&it=1&SRC=newsletter
Price: $10.00 $5.00

Don’t let childhood and winter snuggle time go by without reading these wonderful Caldacott Award winning picture books to your child. This lapbook is 2 folders big. The first folder covers the zany adventures of a postman, a farmer, a policeman and his…

32275-thumb100.gifHorses Answer Key
by Hands of a Child
http://www.currclick.com/product_info.php?products_id=32275&it=1&SRC=newsletter
Price: $4.00 $3.00

This title is discounted as part of CurrClick’s Stocking Up Your Shelves sale. For more holiday values visit our Stocking Up Your Shelves sale page. Our daily planning guide breaks down the unit day by day and tells you what vocabulary words to assign ea…

32459-thumb100.jpgA to Z Toddler and Preschool Curriculum
by Toddler Bites Publishing
http://www.currclick.com/product_info.php?products_id=32459&it=1&SRC=newsletter
Price: $7.99 $5.99

This complete Toddler and Preschool Curriculum is designed especially for the home school parent or Daycare provider. It is set up to cover one letter per week. In addition to a letter a week, it includes a weekly theme that starts with the letter of the …

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