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# Family Activity Materials - Homeschooling and Parents

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• A poster explains simple electrical circuits; this is followed by a clear, detailed reading comprehension exercise; practice work for drawing in missing wires to complete the circuits concludes the lesson.
• Writing and drawing prompts to review Barbara Cooney's popular story of a woman who wanted to make the world a more beautiful place. This ties in nicely with Earth Day or with a citizenship unit.
• This unit is a great enhancement to a nutrition lesson, and also works well as a "stand alone". Based on the 2005 food pyramid guide, and featuring imaginative writing prompts, real-life nutrition analysis, graphing, and more.
• A one page article on the benefits of gardening and composting with reading comp and discussion questions, word search puzzle.
• A simple reading comprehension presents and reviews the rules of appliance safety.
• Four cute bookmarks with Earth Day-themed slogans ("Earth Day Recycle" etc.)
• "Frank ran down to the beach." Realistic fiction followed by multiple choice comprehension questions.
• A rebus story of activities at the beach with word recognition matching activity and yes no answer questions.
• Brief reading comprehension, math and direction-following exercises with a crayon theme.
• Predict whether an object will float or sink. Students make and test hypotheses with this simple experiment. Includes detailed instructions and pages for recording predictions and results.
• Using small squares of colored paper, student paste the paper to the stick figure template. Each student's work will reflect their likes and personalities.
• This mini-unit features plenty of practice for rounding to whole numbers. Common Core: 4.NBT.A.3
• Solar energy, wind energy, geothermal energy, hydropower, and biomass energy.
• Use this sheet to check which recycling theme words have been called.
• "The arrow is pointing right." Circle the sentence that best describes the arrow positions. Good directional practice.
• Spin the wheel and advance to the corresponding shape. This colorful castle-themed game is a fun way to master basic shapes.
• Set of twenty bingo cards with pictures related to the theme of recycling. Each picture is something that can be recycled.
• Cut out the six school items and paste them on the matching squares on the board.
• Introduce the children to a community helper and the way that person helps the community. Sort a variety of pictures to match each occupation. (Use alone or with other Community Helpers in this series)
• Match the natural resources to their products.
• A short reading comprehension selection about fires in the home is followed by 3 multiple choice questions and 5 questions that require brief written responses.

• "The children are getting on the bus." Choose the sentence that best describes the picture.
• To learn and practice mapping skills by drawing a map of the neighborhood.
• Colorful game board: Reinforces use of the words "go", "to", and "the".
• A realistic fiction story, and great testing practice! This reading comprehension would make a good opening for talking about friends, peer pressure, fitting in...
• Back to School Unit: Cut out the pictures and put them in order next to the sentences. Then write a story that uses the sentences as the foundation. Good early reader work.

• "My family goes to the lake every summer in July." A realistic fiction reading comprehension.

• This handy table form enables students to track what they are reading and how much, and also develops summary skills. One form is with graphics, one without.
• Each page of this booklet lists a natural resource, gives examples of how it is used in our daily life, and classifies it as renewable or non-renewable. These pages could also be used as informative posters.

• Cut out the six school items and paste them on the matching squares on the board. Print out two copies to create a matching game.
• This activity is designed to reinforce the relationship between natural resources, their uses, and the goods that are produced from them.
• Whether or not you're actually at the beach, these fun activity pages are sure to get youngsters in a beach-y mood! Includes word search, word unscramble, writing prompt, and much more.
• Use this simple bar graph to determine how many trash items (categorized by type) were picked up.