Here’s the second book in the Betsy-Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace, and read by Kara Shallenberg! Kara writes about this volume:
Betsy-Tacy and Tib: the second book in the Betsy-Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace. The series is based on the author’s life; her family and friends have been renamed, but they really were just like the the people in the books! In this book, Betsy, Tacy, and Tib, who are now eight years old, play just as well together as Betsy and Tacy did, and they never quarrel. They get into a little more trouble in this book, though!
If you ever wondered what child life was like in 1900, you’ll love this series. Highly recommended!
Click here to go to the download page for this audiobook!
Kara Shallenberg, one of our favorite Librivox audiobook readers, has been recording the wonderful Betsy – Tacy book series, and this week we are featuring the first three volumes of this delightful series by Maud Hart Lovelace.
Here’s what Kara writes about this first book:
Betsy-Tacy is the first book in the Betsy-Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace. The series is based on the author’s life; her family and friends have been renamed, but they really were just like the the people in the books! The first book starts in 1897, when Betsy and Tacy meet, just before Betsy’s fifth birthday. (The series grows with the characters, so please don’t be put off by the relative simplicity of this first book.)
Give these a listen… they are great!
Click here to go to her listening page!
Stories of Christopher Columbus (PDF ebook) – From the classic book “Great Stories for Great Holidays” comes this fine collection of short read aloud stories about Christopher Columbus, whose discovery of America on October 12, 1492 we celebrate today – Columbus Day! Also included are some excellent painting and illustrations of Columbus & his famed journey to the new world.
To download this PDF file, RIGHT CLICK HERE and “save” to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” button and click the link, then save to your mac.
Here’s an interesting collection of traditional Appalachian mountain crafts lessons for K-12 students, sponsored by Western Carolina University. Each lesson focuses on a traditional craft (basket weaving, pottery, fiber dyeing, musical instruments, etc.) native to the Carolinas, and includes hands-on activities with related social studies, language arts and cultural subjects.
Click here to go to the download page
Harmony Fine Arts has a great collection of freebie downloads of art and music lesson plans for homeschoolers of all ages, covering topics such as: Art and Music in the 1800s, Renaissance Art, Music Appreciation for grades 9 – 12, Notebook Pages, Listening Logs, Art Discussion Cards, and much more.
Note: You do have to go through their checkout to access the freebies.
Click here to go to the site
The WIND MAP
This site offers up a beautiful animated “real time” wind map of the United States. See which way the weather is headed in your neck of the woods and elsewhere at this very moment. This is a Great tool for your meteorology studies and it is also fun to just watch it blow.
Click here to go to the map!