Archive | April, 2015

Pinterest Thursday-Plural Noun Practice

30 Apr

Here are some of the worksheets we used to practice plural nouns:
pl5
pin found here
pl4

pin found here
pl6
pin found here
pl7
pin found here
pl3
pin found here
pl8
pin found here

What I’ve Been Reading January-April Edition

28 Apr

I have been reading quite a bit lately, so I thought it would be fun to start a regular post about what I’ve been reading outside of my normal book reviews:
First up, Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe by Max Lucado:
hg
I really enjoyed this one-a sweet little read that didn’t take long and had a good message.  Very enjoyable, and I would read it again.  So, in other words-worth the read!  🙂
Next up, was Beyond all Dreams by Elizabeth Camden:
bad
This was a book I tried to get on the review list for, and didn’t make it.  The book looked so interesting, I waited until I could check it out at the library, and I am glad I did.  One thing I really enjoy about Camden’s books is all of the historical content.  I always come away feeling like I have learned something about important times in our nation’s history, as well as enjoying a good book.  This was definitely a good book, and I would definitely read it again.  If you like historical fiction, with a bit of romance-this is a good one!
Finally, I realized there were a few Dee Henderson books I hadn’t read.  Gasp!  She is my favorite author, so I am not sure how I missed a few of these.  Anyway, I decided to do some catching up!
Taken by Dee Henderson:
taken
This was a good book-I really like all her books-but it wasn’t one of my very favorites.  Still glad I read it though!
God’s Gift by Dee Henderson:
gg
OK, I really liked this one.  It was another short read-one of Dee’s very first books.  It has a good storyline, and was fun to read. Great message about what to do when it seems like everything is going wrong, too.
I also completed two book reviews, which you can see here:
Where Trust Lies by Janette Oke
A Steadfast Heart by Tracie Peterson
Currently, I am working my way through Notes from a Blue Bike, and The Gifts of Imperfection, so more on those later.
So, there’s a peek at what I have been reading-hoped you enjoyed!

Pinterest Thursday-Introduction To Plural Nouns

23 Apr

For an introduction to plural nouns, I printed, laminated, and hung these in our dining room:
pnr
pin found here
I love these-they were free (as is most of the stuff I use), and really helped to reinforce the rules.  And, they are cute too.  🙂

To start practicing these rules, we used this:
pnr2
pin found here
This is a GREAT little mini book-perfect for introducing plurals.

I was really happy with both of these resources-cute, fun, free, and they really worked-she started spelling plurals correctly right away!

Pinterest Thursday-Proper Vs. Common Nouns

16 Apr

Just to make sure The Girlio understood the difference between proper and common nouns, I was going to print some worksheets for practice.

She came in just as I was going to print them, and actually did them while they were still on the screen!

That’s one way to save paper.  I think she has this down pat.  🙂

Here is the only one I printed:
prn1
pin found here

prn2
pin found here

prn3
pin found here

prn4
pin found here

prn5
pin found here

prn6
pin found here

Wednesday Words

15 Apr

focus
pin found here

Pinterest Thursday-Fractions

9 Apr

We have been working on basic fractions lately.  We spent quite a bit of time working on the whiteboard for an introduction, and then here are some of the pins we have been using for practice:
cf4
pin found here (multiple pages available)
cf
pin found here (4 pages)
cf2
pin found here (multiple pages available)
cf3
pin found here (multiple pages available)
fb
pin found here
I really liked the fraction bingo-great practice, and fun!  Great to play together, or alone.
fg
pin found here – this site has many games, but we focused on the three basic fractions games.  The Girlio really enjoyed them!

Wednesday Words

8 Apr

personal
pin found here