Speed Learning Spanish Course (PDF ebook) – This is a great, concise 12 lesson introduction to Spanish that can easily be used in your homeschool to help familiarize your family with the Spanish language. While I wouldn’t say you will be speaking and understanding Spanish fluently in 12 days, you CAN have a grasp of the basics of the language and learn an incredible amount about it.
Here are some of the topics covered in this 12 part course:
Easy-to-apply memorization tips and tricks to remember Spanish words better.
How each of the letters in the Spanish alphabet is called, how each one of them is pronounced, and some examples for practice.
Sounds not present or are very minimal in the English language but are common in Spanish.
Creative techniques to recall various Spanish words.
A 4-day training session to easily tackle the most complicated topics in Spanish.
How to form and structure different kinds of basic Spanish phrases and sentences.
The first step in learning a new language.
How to pronounce different Spanish words correctly.
Easy and simple ways of creating grammatical and sensible Spanish sentences.
Basic greetings and everyday expressions in Spanish.
How to identify formal and familiar situations in order to use the appropriate expressions.
The difference between describing with Spanish and English adjectives.
Spanish adjective classifications according to common descriptions they provide.
The importance of studying individual word forms before constructing sentences.
The easiest way to identify the gender of Spanish nouns.
Numbers, days, months, time, etc. in Spanish.
List of Spanish prepositions and example phrases.
How Spanish nouns form their plural counterparts.
How regular Spanish verbs form past, present and future tenses.
What the irregular verbs are and how they form their tenses.
How to create the present progressive form (I am eating, you are singing, etc.) in Spanish.
2 ways of forming the future tense of Spanish verbs.
Why the subject of the sentence is optional and usually omitted in Spanish.
The truth that verb alone is already a complete sentence in Spanish.
What conjugation is and how it is done in Spanish.
What the 3 groups of Spanish verbs are.
How to form Spanish interrogative statements.
How to form Spanish imperative statements.
Understanding airport, road, train, market and other signs written in Spanish.
What to say when ordering food, shopping, hiring public vehicles, checking in at hotels, and in other usual situations using the Spanish language.
And a lot, lot more! PDF ebook, 76 pages (Regularly $14.95)
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Today’s freebie is this set of “Busy Homeschooler” Helpers Sheets from Marc & Cynthia Carrier of ValuesDrivenFamily.com. Included in this folio of helpful planning & “fill-in-the-blank” sheets are:
* Mom’s Weekly Goals chart
* Homeschool Subjects Chart
* Chore Charts & chore clip art
* Grocery checkoff list
* Response sheet for evaluating educational videos
* Math Read-Aloud Response/Review Sheet
* Science Read-Aloud Response/Review Sheet
* Social Studies Read-Aloud Response/Review Sheet
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THE EARTH SCIENCE PICTURE OF THE DAY
This neat site has a new high-definition photo of some fascinating earth-science subject every day… along with a few paragraphs discussing the phenomenon depicted. Great way to interest your kids in geological topics in daily bite-sized doses!
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ALICE AND BOB IN WONDERLAND
Here are nine great animated cartoons (each just a minute long) created by the Perimeter Institute asking some fascinating science & physics questions that are sure to intrigue your young viewers. Can we travel through time? Why doesn't the moon fall down? Why is it dark at night? Why can't we walk through walls?
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Home Geography for Young Students (PDF ebook) is a great classic course in geography and how it relates to your child’s home, neighborhood and location. Originally published in 1907 for use in primary grades, this classic book uses a neat question & answer format with reviews for each lesson. Though you may find some of the illustrations dated, the teaching method and much of the information is still viable for today’s learners. Just pick and choose some of the later chapters as needed. This is a complete introductory geography course appropriate for grades 1-3, extremely well done. Check it out!
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Today’s freebie is The Intentional Planner (June – December 2008) By Sheri Graham
Sheri Graham of Graham Family Ministries contributed today’s great freebie, and writes of it: “If you are like me, you have a Home Management Binder, a homeschool planning binder, a calendar, a journal, a book journal…the list goes on. I have binders and notebooks for all kinds of things. What I wanted was a way to pull it all together into one binder. I could have ONE “small” notebook that contained my daily to do lists, daily cleaning chores, my daily routines, appointments, read-alouds for the day, reading lists, journal of memories, etc. I wanted to have everything I need to get through the day and know what needs to happen – what cleaning is to be done, what baking/cooking needs to be done, what books to read-aloud that day, etc. I have compiled everything into this ebook to share with you, so you can make your very own planner!
“This ebook actually comes in two files. The first file is a PDF file and contains the bulk of the forms. The second file I created in Microsoft Word and saved it as Rich Text File. This file contains the Daily Planner Pages that you can edit to fit your family and schedule. If you do not have the capability to open and edit a Microsoft Word document or Rich Text File, I have included these forms in the PDF file so you can see what they look like.
“I did not intend this planner to be an exhaustive list of forms. There are many more things that could be added. I simply wanted to share the “bare bones” of my own planner – how to put it together for easy use, and provide some forms to get you started. Have fun!”
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The Star Spangled State Book, provided by Knowledge Quest!
Join us as we travel from coast to coast, learning about the 50 states! From the disappearance of England’s first American settlement to California’s population explosion of 1849, you’ll experience the growth of a new nation. From Plymouth Rock to Pearl Harbor, you’ll follow the course of American history and geography! And when you’re done and you think you’ve learned everything you can… Well, crack your knuckles, take a seat, and turn the pages to one of our challenging brain games. Trust me, if you want to stay in the know, the four GeoQuizzes are for you! Great for children 4th grade on up to adult! The State Book contains 80 glossy full-color pages! The coordinating workbook that turns the State Book into a 36 week curriculum is 264 jam-packed pages.
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Adventures Beyond the Sky is a great children’s story record that takes us on a journey through the solar system and beyond, with lots of fascinating facts (and a few fanciful conjectures) about the universe around us. You can use the oddities of what people’s vision of what space would be like (such as having to “cut slices of water” in zero gravity, and water in canals on Mars) to discuss what we have discovered today. This very entertaining and educational 17 minute MP3 audio story is today’s great freebie!
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Today’s freebie is What Homeschool Moms REALLY Need to Know About Computers, an mp3 audio seminar by Phyllis Wheeler of MotherBoardBooks.com. This concise presentation details what parents especially need to be aware of when letting their kids use the computer; why there is often a disconnect between parents and kids when it comes to computers; and offers several great tips on training your kids to wisely use computers as an educational tool.
For more information on training your kids to use computers, we’ll refer you to her excellent site, MotherboardBooks.com.
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The Healthy Family Guide to Herbs and Herbal Remedies (PDF ebook) is a straight-forward, concise, 56 page guidebook written just for you, the person who is sick and tired of their family being over-medicated. You can take control and start a journey toward natural herbal remedies. After all, natural remedies served the human race very well before we became so smart!
In The Healthy Family Guide to Herbs and Herbal Remedies you can learn:
Popular herbs and their uses.
How to treat a sore throat.
How to prepare a blood purifier.
What to take for arthritis.
How to stop flatulence.
A gentle remedy for diarrhea.
What to use in place of ephedrine.
How to make your own toothpaste.
A way to remove bruises in 24 hours.
Another quick treatment for insect bites.
How to stop hot flashes.
An effective treatment for psoriasis
A natural remedy for sinusitis
Plus dozens of other herbal home remedies!
All this and much more is at your fingertips in today’s freebie of the day!
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Heroines of the Past: Patriots 1775-1788 by Amy Puetz is a great ebook that brings the lives of these amazing women to life. It features:
* Two articles about heroines of the past
— Elizabeth Lewis, whose husband signed the Declaration of Independence
— Ann Story, who was called the Mother of the Green Mountain Boys
* Short biographies about six famous women of the Revolution
* Encouraging quotes
* Fun facts
* Instructions for making a Revolutionary War Flag
* Directions on how to create a fabulous hairstyle
* If you were a woman patriot during the American Revolution
* A quiz about people of the American Revolution
* A book review about Wives of the Signers
* Two whole pages of recommended resources
* Games from long ago
* Examining historical art
* Write a story from a Revolutionary War picture
* Six Heroines of the Past Collectable Cards
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