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Educents: TONS of FREE Printables! Math, Language, Fall, Christmas + more

Check out these FREE printables from Educents

sightwordstackSight Words Stack ‘Em Ups!   Who it’s for: Pre-K to 1st Grade

Why it’s great: This activity helps beginning readers practice sight words in a way that is motivating and engaging. It is easy to make with things you probably have around the house, or can easily grab at the grocery store

Four Types of Sentences Flipbook  Who it’s for: 1st to 2nd Grade

Why it’s great: This is a simple flip book for students to create. There is one page for each type of sentence. There is also a student practice page. The flip book comes in both color and black and white. Anchor charts for each type of sentence are included. Continue reading

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Ready-to-Go Geography Lessons with Mona MELisa Peel-n-Play World Map

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World Maps are so exciting to explore. The best way to engage a student learning about the world, is to ask them to label it. The Mini Peel & Play World Map Set on Educents provides students all the materials they need to
explore and label a world map. Better yet, the map is small enough to stick onto the car window while you’re traveling. It’s also easy to move the map from room to room in your house – the map has a safe adhesive that allows students to stick the map to a surface over and over again.

The Map In Action

Check out the Mini Peel & Play World Map in action during this video.

Click here to find the Mona MELisa Mini Peel & Play World Map at a discount on Educents!

Activity Ideas

Looking for ways to make the Mini Peel & Play World Map interactive?

Use these activities:
Label the oceans – use the labels to point out oceans around the globe.
Ask your student to match the sticker with its continent. What does
your student see in that continent? What is the  climate there? Is that
continent above or below the equator?
After your student has placed all the sticker labels on the globe, s/he can refer to the map while responding to these writing prompts:

  • Name all of the oceans in the world.
  • Locate your home on the map. If you wanted to visit Australia, which direction would you need to travel?
  • How would you travel to Europe – by foot, by boat, or by plane?
  • Which direction does a ship need to sail to travel from South America to Africa?

Click here to find the Mona MELisa Mini Peel & Play World Map at a discount on Educents!

About the Sets

Mona MELisa Mini Peel & Play Sets go beyond the World Map. Learn
about all the themes and ways to use the sets in your l essons.
Peel and Play EducentsTheme options
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Math, science, geography, spelling, counting

Great for: all ages, visual learners, kinesthetic learners (kids will love
touching the pieces and moving them around from place to place), auditory learners (sets can be combined with verbal instruction)
Parents: Stick your sets to a car window, on any wall at home, or on your child’s bathroom mirror to practice counting while brushing teeth.
Teachers: This tool will save you hours preparing any of your lessons. The labels are made and ready to go!
Homeschoolers: Provide hands-on lessons for your students! Visual
learners will love the colorful map, and kinesthetic learners will enjoy sticking and unsticking parts of the map.
What’s included?: The Mini Peel & Play sets are fabrics with a safe, adhesive backing. They sets measure 11 by 17 inches.

Bonus!! You can download ready-go-to lessons to accompany the Peel & Play sets. Check out the World Map Teaching Guide.

Click here to find the Mona MELisa Mini Peel & Play World Map at a discount on Educents!

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FREE Ancient Egypt Mini-Unit Lessons to Download (thru 8/19)

Did you see where they think they’ve discovered a hidden entrance to Queen Nerfertiti’s Tomb in a wall in King Tut’s tomb?  (Tut was supposedly the son of Nerfertiti.)  They think the tomb was built for her but the entrance to her burial chamber was bricked up and Tut was buried in her antechamber.

Yes, I know, I’m geeking out about it too.  BigG likes Ancient Egyptian stuff too and these FREE worksheets are going to keep him busy!

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Download a FREE lesson for kids about Ancient Egypt and jump into King Tut’s history! The freebie has several activities included in this pack, including reading comprehension, math review, map skills, and timeline practice, so there are a multiple ways to use them.

Hieroglyphics Math

Use these fun pages to practice place value and/or addition and subtraction skills! Page 12 of the King Tut Mini-Unit Freebie asks students use the symbols to determine the number. The following page goes a step further and asks students add or subtract numbers.

Fun facts about Ancient Egypt:

  • The Egyptian alphabet contained more than 700 hieroglyphs!
  • Egyptians believed cats were a sacred animal and having a pet cat would bring a household good luck.
  • Ancient Egyptians invented pens, toothpaste, and a game very similar to bowling.

More Ancient Egypt resources:

Mini Bio: King Tut – Here’s a mini bio about King Tut to go with your mini unit!

Ancient Egypt Lapbook – Study interesting facts about the discovery of hieroglyphic writing, the Rosetta Stone, the great King Tutankhamun, the lovely Cleopatra and more.
Recipes From Egypt
– Delight your little cooks with two authentic and easy-to-make recipes from Egypt: Tameya (the original veggie burger), and Basboosa (Semolina cake with honey and lemon).
My Book About Egypt – My Book About Egypt takes elementary students to the cities of Cairo, Alexandria, Damietta, and Giza.

Want free lessons for kids about Ancient Egypt? Download the King Tut Mini-Unit Freebie on Educents!  Only FREE until 8/19/15!

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Our Monet-inspired Painting and FREE Monet Art History and Appreciation Lessons

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BigG has shown an interest in art.  Not just making art but viewing at.  (A field trip to the art museum is one of our favorites!)   I was excited to find this FREE Claude Monet Art Activities ArTree Magazine issue!

The painting in the picture is the first art activity from the magazine issue.  We learned what Monet liked to paint and that Impressionism art was pretty much created by Monet.    We learned that Monet painted the same scenes over and over but a little differently each time.

Then we looked at some of Monet’s pictures of the bridge over the pond and talked about the reflection in the pond and made our own painting.  BigG LOVED this.  He was so proud of his painting.

Hurry and get the Claude Monet Art Activities ArTree Magazine issue while it’s available for FREE!

monetartHere’s what’s inside the magazine:

  • Visit Claude Monet’s garden and learn why he loved he so much. Paint the lily pads and the Japanese bridge many times over with Impressionist.
  • Design your own garden, explore reflective symmetry in the water lily pond and make huge water lilies to decorate your walls. Write your own poetry, perform science experiments, make a plantable paper.
  • See the time fly by with Fong Qi Wei and learn about parallel lines as you create your own piece of art. Capture different parts of the day and express your emotions.

You can even click on certain sections of the magazine and it’s linked to more information and pictures.

This won’t be available for long so hurry and get your Claude Monet Art Activities ArTree Magazine issue for FREE!

And while you’re over there you can check out the Homeschool Success eBook Bundle for FREE too!

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FREE Minecraft-Themed Math Worksheets your Kids will LOVE

Do your Minecraft kids need some encouragement to practice math? How about a quick addition refresher before going back to school?

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Download Multi Taskin’ Mom’s FREE Minecraft Themed Addition Worksheets. These fun math worksheets include single digit to double digit addition, making this freebie useful for Minecraft kids ages 5 to 12.

Here’s more ways to use your child’s interest in Minecraft for learning:

Looking for more ways to turn gaming time into learning time? Check out all the Minecraft-themed educational products offered on Educents at a discount.

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You can use your $10 gift card on anything at Educents!  You can find deeply discounted resources and lots of great printable packs sometimes for $5 or less (making them FREE after your credit!).  Plus, you can almost always find a freebie on Educents too!

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Monet Art Activities (Free Download)

I love Educents.  I have found so many great things to use and most of them have been FREE!  Here’s a new free download that BigG is going to love!   We don’t have a set art curriculum yet but he loves looking at art and thanks to a book at the library, has taken a special interest in Monet.

monetartClaude Monet Art Activities ArTree Magazine issue!

Here’s what’s inside the magazine:

  • Visit Claude Monet’s garden and learn why he loved he so much. Paint the lily pads and the Japanese bridge many times over with Impressionist.
  • Design your own garden, explore reflective symmetry in the water lily pond and make huge water lilies to decorate your walls. Write your own poetry, perform science experiments, make a plantable paper.
  • See the time fly by with Fong Qi Wei and learn about parallel lines as you create your own piece of art. Capture different parts of the day and express your emotions.

I’ve already downloaded it and browsed through it.  It has some great stuff in it!  BigG, even at only almost 7 would enjoy this.  Lots of easy to do projects and fun facts about Monet.  I’m waiting for some art books I ordered to get here so we’re going to fill next week with these Monet activities!

This won’t be available for long so hurry and get your Claude Monet Art Activities ArTree Magazine issue for FREE!

And while you’re over there you can check out the Homeschool Success eBook Bundle for FREE too!