Welcome to the fourth and final week of the Homeschool Resource Roundup 2021! Check out more amazing creations – made by families, for families! Every resource supports homeschooling, and this week many of the resources also reinforce the Essentials and Challenge programs for Classical Conversations families!
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Parts of Speech Flashcards for Visual Learner
Need a quick reference for the Quid Et Quo? Want to review CC charts without fumbling through your guide? These flashcards are Essential 😉 Each card contains images to help your child memorize and *understand* CC charts. Psst: They will have fun learning too!
Learn more about Parts of Speach Flashcards for Visual Learners.
Irregular Verb Go Fish Review Game
Irregular Verb GO FISH game is a fun way to review the 5 principal parts of a verb as well as the most common irregular verb conjugations. Your kids will beg to review irregular verbs!
Learn more about Irregular Verb Go Fish Review Game.
Preposition Pileup Review Game
Preposition Pileup is played in the same way as the popular card game, Slap It, just while reviewing and learning 70 of the most common prepositions in the English language! As the child lays down their card, they read the preposition on the card, and the cards pile up in a single stack. When someone plays a “preposition pileup” card, the first person to slap the card wins the pile. When all cards are played, the player with the most cards wins!
Learn More about the Preposition Pileup Review Game.
These card games provide a great way to review English grammar while having so much fun! This is my daughter’s preferred way to practice charts for Essentials!Angie’s Review
Created by: Lesli
Lesli is a homeschool mom of four kids. A couple of years ago, she realized her grammar lessons just weren’t fun or effective. As a result, she created games and visual flashcards to help her kids memorize and *understand* all the crazy “grammar” of grammar. Today, her grammar lessons are shorter, more effective, and FUN.
Math Fact Songs
Multiplication tables 1 to 15 set to familiar melodies for the classical learner.
These songs are designed for Classical Learners, especially those in Classical Conversation who are in pursuit of their Memory Master Award!
Melodies include The Limbo Song, London Bridge, Braham’s Lullaby, etc…
Find Math Fact Songs on the Musical Mama Website
These songs include the entire equation for each math fact, so when it’s time for your Essentials student to move past skip counting, these songs are a wonderful tool! The songs have simple, beautiful tunes, and my kids enjoy the music!Angie’s Review
Created by: Bronwyn – The Musical Mama
The Musical Mama’s mission is to help families create a musical environment which fosters both creativity and confidence.
Empower your students to learn the critical life skill of Time Management. The Chrondala Calendar allows them to visualize and plan for upcoming events such as project due dates, sports, and home-life activities.
We could all manage our time better if we could see where we were, where we are now, and where we are going all in one view. Some people, especially those with executive function challenges, need more than the conventional flip-calendar design to understand the span and sequence of time.
The answer is the Chrondala Calendar. This learning tool gives a whole-picture view of the year, allowing people to visualize all of their plans at the same time. Stay on top of upcoming events, important dates, and learn time management skills.
Learn more about Chrondala Calendar.
This is a wonderful way to track days, weeks, months, years, and even seasons! The Back-to-School Bundle will give you both the Chrondala Calendar 2021 & Chrondala Calendar 2022 with stickers! Check back late July (click here for more info on the sale) to get your bundle!Angie’s Review
Created by: Mark
Mark Akers is a product designer, master craftsman, historic preservation blogger, and homeschool teacher. His solutions have empowered construction engineers to architects to families to students with learning differences. Mark is a husband and proud dad of two.
Timeline Book of Centuries: Create Your Own Unique Record of History
With the Timeline Book of Centuries, history comes ALIVE as you create your own unique personal keepsake of what you have studied and learned.
Inspired by Charlotte Mason’s Book of Centuries, this book has a two-page spread for each century from 4000 BC to AD 2100. Each century has spaces to record people, wars & events, discoveries, and developments in literature, music, and art. The book starts with an undated two-page spread for earliest history. Lined and unlined pages are located in the back of the book for extra notes, lists, and drawings.
Much more portable than a wall timeline, this book is an excellent resource to supplement homeschooling, CC Challenge or Foundations programs, Charlotte Mason programs, private or public education, university level studies or the studies of life-long learners.
Learn more about the Timeline Book of Centuries.
Challenge students are encouraged to keep a personal timeline each year as they study various times, places, people, and events in each Challenge level. This books is a great place to keep those records and add to it every year!Angie’s Review
Created by: Cristine
Cristine Whitney is a homeschooling mama of four living in sunny Florida; in her spare time, she visits coffee shops and creates homeschooling printables and notebooks.
Geography Fun Resource Bundle
Kids can enjoy learning about the world around them with these three fun games and a terminology unit. With the Global Geography Game, they can test their knowledge of landforms, oceans, continents, countries, and more as they race to collect the prized continent cards. They can learn about 300 cities from 50 countries with the Cities of the World Geography Card Game and 199 countries with the Countries of the World Geography Card Game. They can learn the terminology of geography and maps by copying 40 keywords and their definitions with the Geography & Map Skills Terminology & Copywork.
See a sample of each title and learn more about the Geography Fun Resource Bundle.
This is a great supplement for Challenge A. Reinforce world geography with these fun activities alongside Challenge A cartography.Angie’s Review
Space Exploration Activity Pack Bundle
Help kids discover the history of astronomy and space exploration with this Space Exploration Activity Pack Bundle of 8 engaging resources. They can learn about the Apollo missions, famous astronauts, the timeline of astronomy and space exploration, some of the vehicles used, and more through notebooking, copywork, guided drawing, and writing prompts. There is a variety of resources included to appeal to multiple learning styles.
See a sample of each title and learn more about Space Exploration Activity Pack Bundle.
This is a great supplement for Challenge B. Reinforce the history of astronomy with these fun activities alongside Challenge B research.Angie’s Review
United States Government Bundle
Help students learn more about how the government works with this United States Government Bundle. With the U.S. Constitution Notebooking Journal – Deluxe Edition, students have the opportunity to take a closer look at the entire U.S. Constitution, a few sections at a time. Space is given for students to record their answers to dozens of questions about the articles and amendments. In the Race to the Oval Office Board Game, you can find out which player’s knowledge of government, history, and the electoral process will win them the electoral votes needed to reach the Oval Office. The Does Every Vote Count? Unit Study looks at the electoral process from the ground up, starting with local elections and working up to the presidential election. With the Chief Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court Notebooking Journal, students have the opportunity to investigate the 17 men who have served as the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and record key information about each one.
See a sample of each title included and learn more about United States Government Bundle.
This is a great supplement for Challenge I. Reinforce the study of US Government with these activities alongside the Challenge I debate strand.Angie’s Review
Writing Prompts From History for Teens
Take writing – and knowledge of history – a step further with these writing prompts from history. These 100 writing prompts from history touch all seven continents, beginning in the 500s and continuing through the modern day. Students witness the signing of treaties, the accomplishments made in a variety of sports, the debut of inventions, and much more. They provide the opportunity to stretch both the imagination and critical thinking skills, as students are given the opportunity to evaluate history from many different vantage points. From the Vikings to the FBI, there’s a world full of history to discover. 24 pages total. Ages 11-18.
Learn More about Writing Prompts From History for Teens.
This is a great supplement for Challenge II and III for those students who desire more writing promts from world hisotry.Angie’s Review
Created by: Bonnie Rose
WriteBonnieRose exists to serve homeschoolers and home educators around the world by creating practical resources in many subject areas that are fun, affordable, and easy to use for preschool through high school.
The Twenty Minute Taming of the Shrew script
Challenge 1 families, are you nervous about reading Shakespeare? Hannah McAdams has directed her own abridged Shakespearean plays with students for sixteen years. The Twenty Minute Taming of the Shrew abridgment is pure Shakespearean language, ultra-abridged. This hysterical play was the absolute favorite of all the performers. Shakespeare was meant to be performed and enjoyed, not just read and studied.
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What a fun celebration of Shakespeare for Challenge 1. Students can enjoy performing the play after reading and discussing it in class!Angie’s Review
Created by: Hannah
Hannah McAdams is a former classroom teacher who now homeschools her three-out-of-the-box learners and writes curriculum for them.
Notgrass Exploring World History Blended Class
This one year course will introduce students to the topics and readings from ancient history to modern times. Through reading the history narrative and original source texts, students will receive a comprehensive overview of the history of our great world. Unit projects and written assignments will expand the scope and analysis of the time periods they are studying.
Learn More about the Notgrass Exploring World History Blended Class.
This class is a great option for your high school student!Angie’s Review
Created by: Yvie
Yvie is a former high school teacher / counselor, mom to teens, and lead teacher at Sparks Academy.
Friendly Sciences: Friendly Physical Science, Friendly Biology and Friendly Chemistry
If you’re looking for living books for high school science, Friendly Sciences has got your needs covered! As Charlotte Mason educators for 30 years, we put our enthusiasm for understanding physical science, biology and chemistry into these books! We offer lots of personal support as well as teaching videos to make it enjoyable to establish relationships with these science subjects! For 25 years, homeschooling families and co-ops, charter schools, public schools and community colleges have all utilized our science books to increase their appreciation for our amazing world!
Learn More at the Friendly Sciences Landing Site.
Be sure to check out all of their courses! Middle and High School students will benefit from the combination of textbooks, workbooks, and video teaching. I look forward to using these with my kids!Angie’s Review
Created by: Joey and Lisa
Joey and Lisa are the homeschooling parents of ten children and now 10 grandkids, all thriving in homeschooling environments. They both hold graduate degrees in veterinary medicine and education (curriculum design). They enjoy life on a small farm in central Nebraska.
Challenge A Research Notebook
This Research Notebook is a great tool to use alongside the research strand in Challenge A.
Record Topics, Research, Outlines, Bibliography, Checklist, Artwork, and Final Report all in one place, which also creates a portfolio of the student’s work at the end of the year.
Learn more about Challenge A Research Notebook
Challenge B Research Notebook
This Research Notebook is a great tool for Challenge B Students in Classical Conversations
Students can record their research and reports all in one place while creating a portfolio to remember the year. Sections are provided for 14 astronomers in the history of astronomy as well as a place for chapter summaries and outlines in the study of origins.
Learn more about Challenge B Research Notebook.
Challenge Student Planner
This planner is designed for Challenge Students! Pick and print exactly what you need. Dated through August 2022 with un-dated weekly assignment pages. Use for all Challenge levels!
Learn more about the Challenge Planner.
All Challenge Research Notebooks and Planners are on sale this week!
Created by: Angie
Angie lives in West Texas where she homeschools five children and seeks to bring beauty and order into this season of life while encouraging other families.
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