Archive | June 2013

Father’s Day Resources

As has become customary with our bigger topics it is time for another resource page… We lucked out with a coupon at the time but you can purchase the lapbook we are using with Live and Learn Press HERE. “It Takes Someone Special to Be a Dad” Live and Learn Folder. Our secondary printable resource was from HomeschoolNotebooking.com, though it was a gift from a friend a year or 3 back. You can find their site HERE. Our file was called Father’s Day Notebooking Pages.

Now for our book list:

  • Father’s Day by Anne Rockwell HERE
  • Father’s Day by Ann Heinrichs HERE
  • The Best Father’s Day Present Ever by Christine Loomis HERE
  • A Wild Father’s Day by Sean Callahan HERE
  • A Father’s Day Thank You by Janet Nolan HERE
  • Froggy’s Day With Dad by Jonathon London HERE
  • Hooray for Father’s Day! by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat HERE
  • The Berenstain Bears and the Papa’s Day Surprise by Stan & Jan Berenstain HERE

Links of interest:

  • Our song is from the list on DLTK HERE
  • How is Father’s Day date decided (the link in the lapbook is a deadlink) with VPCalendar.net HERE
  • Hallmark and their statistics for Father’s Day cards sales is interesting HERE
  • You can find a variety of things on the Activity Village page HERE set up for Father’s Day. I have linked (below) the specific things we used this time round!

Worksheets:

  • Father’s Day wordsearch with Activity Village HERE
  • Father’s Day mazes with Activity Village HERE
  • World’s Greatest Dad diploma with Activity Village HERE
  • Father’s Day Jokes with Activity Village HERE
  • Colouring by numbers with Activity Village HERE
  • Colouring page with Activity Village HERE
  • Learn to write a letter to Dad… HERE and HERE with Education.com
  • K level book about Daddy (though it may straddle first grade if you want them to write their own answers) with Education.com HERE

DVD:

  • Dora’s Butterfly Ball, it included two bonus episodes with our themed one – Feliz Dia de los Padres HERE

A silly song to bop around to thanks to Songdrops.

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Father’s Day Done, Friend Collected

June 17-18

I love it when a unit is done on time. The kids even sang their song to Ken on Father’s Day. Though with our issues of posting our vids on youTube that may be a belated post.

Anyway, Father’s Day is COMPLETED! And what an almost origami project of a lapbook. You can find our resource blog HERE.

Topped off with  diploma

Topped off with diploma

We are loving our single lapbooks for the family, they end up HUGE and full of cooperation and family learning!! We had some lovely penguin images come in the mail from Gammie… so of course we had to stop everything and paste them into our Penguin Lapbook. Oh and then look through it again… lions are our next animal by the way.

Perfect Penguin Pictures

Perfect Penguin Pictures

There was one more book to read that tied into Father’s Day…

Daddy drew the front picture on this one!

Daddy drew the front picture on this one!

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Emanuel has the most  patience on this one

Emanuel has the most patience on this one

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With a different help the next day

With a different help the next day

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Jet lag

Jet lag

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Echo's day as a biker chick!

Echo’s day as a biker chick!

101_2620101_2635AND the kids made a rather mature decision. They gave up a year of birthday presents from Nana and Baba for a rather extensive wooden playset NOW. That meant that Ken and Sean had to drag out the trailer and get the wood off and into the garage for sorting.101_2625 So a completion AND a visitor. Quite the beginning of a week!

Pin wheels are a work in progress for Echo!

Pin wheels are a work in progress for Echo!

Beautiful Babies

I can never pick the best of a group of pictures… so why not share the rest on a quiet day?? Enjoy!

Lily Bean

Lily Bean

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Faces on this one are hilarious!

Faces on this one are hilarious!

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Sorry so few captions, but cute seems to speak for itself!

Sorry so few captions, but cute seems to speak for itself!

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This is Echo's one year dress, now a tutu skirt... LOVE IT

This is Echo’s one year dress, now a tutu skirt… LOVE IT. You can see her in it at 1 yr old HERE

My boys

My boys

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The best dresses make a lovely twirl possible

The best dresses make a lovely twirl possible

Not bad to the bone, maybe naughty on the hairline?

Not bad to the bone, maybe naughty on the hairline?

Gavin the artist

Gavin the artist

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