Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Coming soon!!!

Soon I will be putting up a Gardening Lapbook. This will be fairly specific to our garden, but hopefully still usable to everyone else!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Book Order!

Hi homeschool friends! I have an Usborne Books order going in on Friday, April 12th. Usborne is  GREAT resource for homeschool books as you can get them internet linked (History of the World has some incredible links to impressive free curriculum pages). They have books for pretty much every subject- science, history, geography, learning to read, etc. LOVE LOVE LOVE their stuff!! If you're local (Tooele), I can even come show you some of the books in person!

Order HERE and make sure it says "eShow: Robyn Fish" on the page, please!!


Sight Words Lap Book

One of my favorite lapbooks EVER has been one I made to help Mr. Vaughn learn his sight words. Anybody gets bored doing the same activity too many times, so even though I put together a really cool notebook to help him trace, write, recognize and have fun with each individual word, we needed more. I got a lot of ideas from Pinterest, but put them together my own way.

Here is a picture of MY lapbook.

Here is what yours will look like!!

Download the lapbook files in COLOR by clicking HERE.
Download the lapbook files in Black and White by clicking HERE.

*just a note* The words of, a, to, in, is, he, and I are not included because when I made this all up, Vaughn had those words mastered. Sorry!

If you'd like the printable scrabble tiles, you can find them HERE.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Spring Break!!

Since I still have a daughter in public school, when she took a Spring Break, we ALL took a spring break!!!

Swimming with cousins and grandma!! (WHY didn't I take pictures?!?!)

Chilled out at home. This might not seem all that exciting, but since I also babysit lots of extra kids, it was rare for me to have JUST my children home. The biggest thing for me was that my kids got along almost ALL day!! It was fantastic!!

I was back to watching kids, but my kids also went and played with friends while I went to do my other "job." The neighbor (who I also watch) also spent the night. This day had an AWESOME surprise, though- I got a package in the mail from one of the greatest people ever!!! Check out all the goodies Jamie sent me!!!

We went to the park with a friend, then spent time at home. Made the kids' day when we took the missionaries to Taco Bell for dinner. We had a blast! (Get it, a blast? Because Taco Bell is the only place you can get a Baja Blast)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Backyard Ecology

I am going to make some lapbooks (and eventually some other things, too) to share here on my blog! I hope that's cool with you all! Right now we are studying an intro to ecology. We are doing a backyard learning unit right now. I got the idea from two sources. One source is my AMAZING friend, Jamie. That girl is incredible with the amount of ideas and resources she has! The other part of the idea was from an ecology curriculum I got from my life insurance. I know, it sounds funny to say it like that, but we go through Modern Woodmen and they are a fraternity, so they have more to their program than putting money into an account waiting for you to die. They actually have 5 different programs available for free for schools, homeschools, scouts, church groups- whoever wants them. They are broken up into grade levels and include lesson  plans and printables. Pretty stellar, if you ask me! AANYwho, so I took these ideas from both these places and merged them into our very own backyard ecology study unit. Here is a picture of the lapbook, but I plan on making printable ones for you. I happened to use good 'ol fashioned scrapbooking supplies to make the one we are using.

And then I decided to make one for you. Now, be aware that these templates assume that you know how to make most elements of a lapbook. If you don't know, I'm afraid my instructions are not going to be too much help. I suggest googling "lapbook elements" to find better instructions.

This is just a computer generated preview, I have not actually printed these and tested them (because I have the one above). If somebody would like to test it for me, I'd love to see REAL pictures!

Download all the files (except the preview) HERE. If you need the picture just click on it, and then right click, then save as.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Lapbook Love

My favorite thing right now is to make lapbooks!! In the future, when I make lapbooks, there will be full credits for things that I don't make myself. I only officially homeschool Xander, my oldest, but my 4 year old, Vaughn, hates to be left out, so I make lots for him, too! Here are a few photos-

This was a cat lapbook (the scrapkit is from Designs by Snowlady)

This is one of the first ones I made. It was for general conference. I made one for each of the older kids. I pulled the resources from all over the internet. I'll try to find links for you eventually...

This was THE first lapbook I made. Xander is very creative, but writing was becoming an issue. He wanted to rush through it. So I used his curriculum for all the steps he needed to follow and made this!

This one was SUPER fun to make!!! Vaughn is learning his sight words, so I went on Pinterest and found a million different ways to help with learning said words and decided to mush them all together. The picture on the top right is my favorite.


Ok, so I'm so excited to have a place to share all my homeschool stuff!! I'm only in our first year, but I'm LOVING it!!! We are using WashOnline (it's actually just been changed to Utah Online because people were confusing the Washington county part for Washington state) for our basic curriculum and doing a few on our own. This coming year we will also use story of the world. We are LDS and studying scriptures is very important to use. Right now my 8 year old uses www.bookofmormonstudyguide.com and it is working GREAT!

I will use this blog to post reviews, pictures of lapbooks, stuff I create, ideas, questions, etc. Here's hoping somebody else can get some use out of it as well!