Draw and Write Through History – Cycle 2 Matchups

Draw and Write Through History - 17th Street Blessings - Cycle 2 Matchup

Recently, my second grader started cursive, and he loves to draw. This series is a great way to encourage both, with a fun connection to our memory work with Classical Conversations! Draw and Write Through History is a book filled with lots of instructions to draw, and several copywork pages (the books are primarily drawing exercises with cursive handwriting thrown in at the end of each section, sneaky!).

This is the “Mach Up” for the Classical Conversations Cycle 2. You can also check out the Timeline matchup, to fill in any weeks that do not have a history sentence match.

 

To open the files in a printable version click here:

Draw and Write Through History Cycle 2

I will also upload to CC Connected, Username: allie8302.

Here are the six books in the series:

 Book 1 Creation through Jonah.

 Book 2 Greece and Rome.

 Book 3 The Vikings, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance.

 Book 4 Pilgrims, Pirates, and Patriots.

 Book 5 Napoleon to Lady Liberty.

 Book 6 The 20th Century.

You need Vikings, The Middle Ages and the Renaissance, Napoleon to Lady Liberty, and Invention, Exploration and War for Cycle 2, though all six books are used for the Timeline Matchup. These are the Amazon links for the books, you do not have to buy them from Amazon, I picked mine up at a convention. Also, these are my affiliate links, so if you purchase through them, 17th Street Blessings receives a small commission, thank you!

And here is the list:

Week/Book Title/Page Number/Section

1           —

2          —

3          The Vikings, the Middle     43               Feudalism

Ages and the Renaissance

4          —

5          —

6          The Vikings, the Middle     63               The Renaissance

Ages and the Renaissance

7          —

8          The Vikings, the Middle     10                Columbus (another explorer)

Ages and the Renaissance

9          —

10        —

11          —

12         Napoleon to Lady Liberty               6                  Napoleon

13        Napoleon to Lady Liberty              24               Steamboat

50               Steam Engine Train

14        Invention, Exploration and War      20               World War I

15        Invention, Exploration and War      20               World War I

16        Invention, Exploration and War      38               World War II

17         Invention, Exploration and War      38               World War II

18        —

19         —

20       —

21         —

22        —

23       —

24

 

BOOK IT! – For Homeschoolers! – 2016-17

tumblr_me7wh2BqUr1qzqphmo1_1280Did you get a fun pin as a child with Book-It? I remember ordering my very own pizza, and receiving a ‘star’ sticker for my pin.

Enrollment for homeschoolers is open for the 2016-17 school year.

They didn’t offer pins last year, but did offer a little booklet, that my kids could add stickers as they earned the free pizza certificates.

Even more fun, our local location (and this may vary) allowed us to substitute a kid’s lunch buffet. This was a fun treat after a group science class, or swimming lessons.

Sign up your homeschool here.

Helping and Linking Verb Printables – CC Cycle 1

Hello! Long time no post!! Life has been very busy around here.

17th Street Blessings - Helping & Linking Verb Printable - Free - Cycle 1

But I came up with this little helper for the English New Grammar for Cycle 1 of Classical Conversations. It is all the words printed on one sheet, with the CC definition at the top. I laminated mine and will tape them on my dry erase board during those weeks (be careful with tape on your dry erase board, mine is fine, but I’ve heard some will peel the finish off). I have this set of Expo Highlighter type markers, that I will highlight the words for that current week. They are really bright!

You can download these on CC Connected, username allie8302.

Or just click

17th Street Blessings – Helping Verbs Free Printable

17th Street Blessings – Linking Verbs Free Printable.

 

This post is featured over at Running With Team Hogan’s CC Blog Carnival

Pat Catan’s – A+ Education Savings Program

Last night I was at Pat Catan’s shopping for some art supplies for my kiddos. I saw a sign for a teacher educator card, and I was pleased to see homeschoolers included with classroom teachers, college professors and administrators on the list!

To qualify, you need an ID (driver’s licence), pay stub or letter from the school district.

The young cashier said, “You are a homeschool mom?”

Yes.

“Do you have a pay stub?”

Ahhh, no, I don’t get paid (to which she seemed very surprised!). I wanted to ask her who she thought paid me, but she was being very nice, and I didn’t want to appear rude (but seriously, who would pay me??).

But I did have my teacher library card, my Classical Conversations Office Max card, and an unofficial ID made available for our CC community by Drobny Studio. She called the manager and he said that was fine, so I filled out the application and I used the card on that transaction.

Now, Ohio Superintendents do issue a letter of excusal for homeschool families each year when we notify, but not all states have this law. Many states require nothing from parents (oh to be in a green state, alas Ohio is orange) so I’m not sure what ‘proof’ the store would require. I’m sure showing up at Pat Catan’s with your kiddos at 10 AM on a Wednesday would do the trick. I would wager a guess that most store managers are uninformed of homeschol laws, so if you are in a ‘green’ state, or your children are below the age of compulsory attendance, you might have to do some explaining. The ladies at my store were very nice.

Here is the info for the card, it is similar to the regular Pat Catan’s card, except it doesn’t cost $20 and it does not require any renewals.

Pat Catan's A+ Education Savings Program - 17th Street Blessings

I’m still chuckling… a pay stub… hahaha….

This post is featured on Running With Team Hogan’s October 2015 Classical Conversations Blog Carnival

Book-It for Homeschoolers – Sign Up Now!

17th Street Blessings - Pizza Hut Book-It - FREE for your homeschoolDid you get a fun pin as a child with Book-It? I remember ordering my very own pizza, and receiving a ‘star’ sticker for my pin.

They didn’t offer pins last year, but did offer a little booklet, that my kids could add stickers as they earned the free pizza certificates.

Even more fun, our local location (and this may vary) allowed us to substitute a kid’s lunch buffet. This was a fun treat after a group science class, or swimming lessons.

Sign up your homeschool here.

Draw Write Now! Matchups for Classical Conversations Cycle 3

Draw Write Now! Cycle 3 Matchups - 17th Street BlessingsIf you are a part of Classical Conversations, here is a fun add-on you can do at home with your kids!

This is no required for Classical Conversations, but my kids enjoy the books, so here we go!

First you need to buy the books (or borrow them from your library if available). To match up with Cycle 3 you need books 2, 3 and 5. The books do NOT build on each other (so you can do any book in any order) and they are only printing (no cursive) so I think they will be best for younger learners, probably 3rd grade and down.

 This is book one.

 This is book two.

This is book three.

This is book four.

This is book five.

This is book six.

This is book seven.

This is book eight.

These are the Amazon links for the books, you do not have to buy them from Amazon, I picked mine up at a convention. Also, these are my affiliate links, so if you purchase through them, 17th Street Blessings receives a small commission, thank you!

To open the match ups in Adobe click here:

DWN CC C3 W1-12

DWN CC C3 W13-24

And here it in a a list:
*the # is the book number

For History:

Week 1:
#2         p 10       Columbus
#2         p 12       Sailing West
#2         p 14       The Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria

Week  2:
#3         p 50      The Pilgrims in England
#3         p 54      Sailing to America
#3         p 56      Plymouth

Week 3:
#5         p 28      New Nation

Week 4:
#5         p 15       United We Stand

Week 5:
#5         p 12       We the People

Week 6:
#5         p 33       Louisiana Territory
#5         p 30      The Frontier

Week 7: none

Week 8: none

Week 9: none

Week 10: none

Week 11:
#5         p 16       Divided We Fall

Week 12: none

Week 13:
#5         p 23      For All

Week 14:
#5         p 50      Railroads
#5         p 52      Roadways
#5         p 54      Flight

Week 15: none

Week 16: none

Week 17: none

Week 18: none

Week 19:
#5         p 48      Trails

Week 20: none

Week 21:
#5         p 56      Space Travel

Week 22:
#5         p 10       Flag

Week 23:
#5         p 20      Justice

Week 24:
#5         p 18       Liberty

For Geography:

Weeks 1-10:
#5         p 41       The USA

Week 8:
#5         p 35       Texas

Week 10:
#5         p 37       Oregon Territory

Weeks 17-18:
#5         p 47       The Waterways

Week 19:
#5         p 49      Trails

Draw Write Now! Cycle 3 Matchups - 17th Street BlessingsCan be found at : Half-a-Hundred Acre Wood Link Up
Half A Hundred Acre Wood Link Up Week 2
Half A Hundred Acre Wood Link Up Week 3
Half A Hundred Acre Wood Link Up Week 4
Half A Hundred Acre Wood Link Up Week 5
Half A Hundred Acre Wood Link Up Week 6

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Are you a Yook or a Zook?

Interesting question! Do you want some background before answering it? I thought so! I recently stumbled across this Pin from E is for Explore. I thought it sounded like such a fun experiment!

The back story actually goes back pretty far- 1994 when I was in fourth grade. My class did a big pioneer unit, and one of the activities was making butter! I remember shaking a little baby food jar till it I got butter. (My mom also helped me hand-sew a doll and she made me a matching dress!) I wanted to recreate it with my kids.Butter1When I decided to do this with my kiddos, I headed to my library and requested The Butter Battle Book and The Best of Dr. Seuss DVD that has an animated version of the book. Then I went to the store, and forgot which I needed- heavy whipping cream or half and half? I picked half and half. Wrong! So back to the store to buy heavy whipping cream. My store had a tiny milk carton sized container for about $1.50.

Butter2First we read the book, then we worked on the butter. I started with 1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream in a pint canning jar. Any little water-tight jar should work. I’m not sure if you have to use glass (I’m remembering from fourth grade with a glass baby food jar) but I had the canning jars so we went with those. I found instructions on LifeHacker that said to shake for 2 minutes, then let it rest for two minutes. Then repeat until you have butter. We ended up shaking 3 times (total of 6 minutes). Before each “rest” we opened them up and took a look at what was happening. At first it was just the liquid, then after the second shake it seemed more like pudding. Then during the third shake we noticed that it was starting to form a solid! When we opened it up after the third shake there was a bit of liquid and chunk of butter! I then poured off the liquid and put it in the refrigerator while we watched the movie.

Butter4

There is some serious shaking going on!

In our homeschool group, Classical Conversations, our week 13 science memory work is “What are the states of matter? Solid, Liquid, Gas, Plasma.” It was fun to discuss how we started out with a liquid, added a little friction, and ended with a solid!

Overall, this was a really cute, fun, quick project! After the movie we toasted some bread, and as you can see, both my kiddos are Zooks!Butter3