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EXPERIMENT RECORD SHEET
I designed this simple page to accompany Janice VanCleave’s experiment books. Feel free to give it a try! Click HERE to find the Experiment page and directions on how we use it.
LEARN TO READ: 100 STICKER CHART
We use this chart with the book Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons. The child puts a sticker on the chart for each lesson completed. Each 20 lessons they can choose a prize from our treasure box. Feel free to use the chart however you like!
Find it HERE
We use this book log in our home to keep track of books read throughout the year. You can give copies to your children for their own personal reading record, or use it to document your family read alouds. Enjoy!
SPELLING STUDY SHEET
I made this spelling study sheet to use with the book Spelling Power, but you don’t need that book to make it work for you. In fact, a quick internet search will provide you with lists of suggested words to learn for each grade level. My spelling sheet uses the method outlined in Spelling Power, and provides kids with different ways to practice learning their spelling words. We enjoy this ABC set from Arteza, which has movable letters and a dry erase board with markers.
HOW TO: Write the words you want your child to practice in the first column on the sheet. Then each subsequent day the child practices each word by completing the activity in the next column (day 1: spell the word out loud. day 2: write it on a dry erase board, day 3: use movable letter tiles to spell the words, day 4: use abc stamps) On day 5 they write the word on the sheet, then when they are ready you can test their skills and “check” off as you go. If it seems like they need to practice the word another week just mark the “repeat” box and add it to another week’s list. Don’t forget to keep it lighthearted and fun! If there is one column your child seems to dread just change that to something else. 🙂
DAILY HOMESCHOOL LOG
Here in the state of Missouri we are required to log 1000 hours of education and 600 of those must be in the core subjects (math, reading, language arts, social studies and science). Last year I designed this daily homeschool log to keep track of the minutes my school aged children (in Missouri that means over 7 at the start of the school year). In this video I talk about how I use the form. The pages are off centered because I printed the sheets back to back and then used a three hole punch on the side with the space so that I could keep the sheets in a binder.
SCHOOL DAY BLOCK SCHEDULE
Following a routine is much more practical for us these days then using a clock schedule. I wrote up a general “block schedule” to keep us on track during our main Monday through Thursday school days. I laminated it for durability and hung it on the wall so we can all know what’s coming next. 🙂 I talk more about my system in this video.