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# Family Activity Materials - Homeschooling and Parents

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• Brief reading comprehension, math and direction-following exercises with a crayon theme.
• Fun collage activity instruction and list of materials needed.
• Keep track of things with this simple journal form. (Today is... I...)
• 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.
• Write an acrostic poem about the flag. With a picture to color.
• Record the height, weight, and age of a student.
• Fun school pictures and words make these flashcards useful for school activities.
• This game reviews the rules of fire safety, within the framework of a fun board game. Includes directions, gameboard and game cards.
• Match images of fruits and vegetables with proper word.
• Match the numbers to the watermelon seeds.
• A painted domino attaches to a clip to make a cute way to show school spirit. A great "back to school" craft!
• Suggestions for an activity to introduce young children to the concepts of size and volume with recycled cans. This activity is a fun, hands on teaching idea!
• Problem solving with a "Back to School" theme. A variety of math skills are needed.
• Set of twenty bingo cards, each with sixteen electrical appliances.
• Set of twenty bingo cards, each with sixteen electrical appliances.
• Four b/w bookmarks with Earth Day-themed slogans ("save our resources" etc.)

• Four cute b/w bookmarks with Earth Day-themed slogans ("Love Our Earth" etc.)
• This is an illustration of three children building sand castles on the beach in black and white.

• coloring page
• Use these forms to brainstorm ways to reuse a plastic bag and to create a poster to show your findings.
• Look for these items in the grocery store. Circle the ones you see. Color the ones you saw when you get home.
• Look for these items in the grocery store. Circle the ones you see. Color the ones you saw when you get home.
• Look for these items in the grocery store. Circle the ones you see. Color the ones you saw when you get home.
• Great for homeschool or class field trips.
• Great for homeschool or class field trips.
• Teach or reinforce basic English vocabulary re-creating an exterior scene of home and family using this interactive PowerPoint. Beginner. 4.3 MB
• "Children go to the school to learn." This early reader booklet introduces young readers to simple sentences about neighborhood buildings.
• "Children go to the school to learn." This early reader booklet introduces young readers to simple sentences about neighborhood buildings.
• Beach scene clip art illustration in black and white. A beach umbrella, water and some lazy summer clouds make up this beach illustration.

• Beach ball clip art illustration in black and white.

• Black and white sand pail and shovel clip art illustration.
• Illustration of a beach chair, cooler full of food and a beach umbrella, in black and white. Illustration is perfect for representing some summer fun at the beach.
• A board game of categorizing 20 garden plants into types.
• graphic organizers
• One page from a set of 16 Story Starters: Students are prompted to write a few sentences about the meaning of a "Stop" sign. (color)
• Instructions for performing an experiment to learn about evaporation.
• This mini-unit features plenty of practice for rounding to whole numbers. Common Core: 4.NBT.A.3
• 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.
• This form enables students to track titles and authors of what they read. Narrower lines and a cute graphic of children reading under a tree.
• Use four of the five senses to explore the community, tracking what can be seen, heard, smelled, and felt throughout a neighborhood on this handy chart.
• Solar energy, wind energy, geothermal energy, hydropower, and biomass energy.
• Spin the wheel and advance to the corresponding shape. This colorful castle-themed game is a fun way to master basic shapes.
• Suggestions for making a family savings jar. Save up for your next vacation!
• Dominoes with bike safety tips (with full color pictures) instead of dots.
• Reviews Phoebe Gilman's retelling of this Jewish folktale, with questions tying the story moral to the three Rs: reduce, reuse, recycle.
• Each pair of pictures shows something safe and something not safe. Mark an X over the picture that is not safe.
• Five posters with reminders about electric safety.
• Match the natural resources to their products.
• This kite-building activity ties in with our "letter K theme day" unit or can be a fun project on its own!
• coloring page
• Use this worksheet to record ways you can reduce, reuse, and recycle at home.
• Look for these items in the grocery store. Circle the ones you see. Color the ones you saw when you get home.
• Look for these items in the grocery store. Circle the ones you see. Color the ones you saw when you get home.
• To learn and practice mapping skills by drawing a map of the neighborhood.
• "The arrow is pointing right." Circle the sentence that best describes the arrow positions. Good directional practice.
• A clip art illustration of a summer beach scene featuring sun screen and sun glasses, in black and white.
• A board game of categorizing 20 garden plants into categories.
• Illustrated worksheet of the fire safety phrase; Stop, drop and roll. Student uses writing practice lines to write the phrase.
• science illustration
• science illustration
• "Frank ran down to the beach." Realistic fiction followed by multiple choice comprehension questions.
• Use this colorful form to let Dad know how special he is. Students start with a word that begins with D, A, and D. Great for Father's Day.
• 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.
• Six fun pages with pictures to color and space to write a short story.
• Colorful game board: Reinforces use of the words "go", "to", and "the".
• Paper bag puppet. Perfect for Fire Safety Month!

• Open-ended comprehension questions and prompts to go with Dick Gackenbach's tale of three trees: one used for material, one a Christmas tree, and one left in the forest. A great Earth Day tie-in.
• A four-part project, easily tailored to the time and interest of the students, for researching, planning, designing, and presenting the ultimate theme park.
• This game reviews the rules of bicycle safety, within the framework of a fun board game. Includes directions, gameboard and game cards.
• Match the numbers to the watermelon seeds.
• These colorful flashcards work alone for ESL students or can be used in a "matching" game with our German word cards.
• Use this sheet to check which recycling theme words have been called.
• "In which month did the Wilsons use the most electricity?" Read the graph to determine the answers to the questions about the Wilsons' electrical usage.
• A simple reading comprehension presents and reviews the rules of appliance safety.
• A simple reading comprehension presents and reviews the rules of water and electric safety.
• Four cute bookmarks with Earth Day-themed slogans ("Earth Day Recycle" etc.)
• 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.
• Two page reading comprehension on the ecology of clean water with vocabulary list, t/f comp questions, two experiments, easy word search and medium difficulty crossword.
• Recipe for homemade sorbet with content and functional comprehension questions; short response and multiple choice.
• Camping theme board game in color. Move from start to finish through campground based on appropriate choices of behavior in the outdoors.

• food illustration
• food illustration
• One page set of directions for creating compost, plus two pages of information on the types of composting systems, followed by a set of functional text questions.
• An eight page set of templates to create a lap book on the topic of recycling, includes templates for pockets, flashcards, flipbooks, match books, book cover.
• 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.
• Cut out the six school items and paste them on the matching squares on the board.
• Two conversion charts: Metric to US and US to Metric.
• A rebus story of activities at the beach with word recognition matching activity and yes no answer questions.
• A simple form for interviewing a grandparent. Works well as part of a "family" unit or as a stand-alone project. Works well with our abcWorkshop online.
• Various bike safety rules, each on a card.
• "Aunt Jane said Kimmie could only go if she had sunscreen and a hat." A realistic fiction story about choosing a perfect beach hat.
• 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.
• 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.

• A simple reading comprehension presents and reviews the rules of power line safety.
• A simple reading comprehension presents and reviews the rules of outlet safety.
• 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.

• 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.

• Pitching an ideal summer is more than just pitching a tent... this unit takes students through a step-by-step planning and "pitch" of an ideal summer vacation, including needs assessment, time management, cost analysis, writing a persuasive letter, and more.
• 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)
• 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.
• Instructions for making a family tree, including a form; a reading comprehension for reading a family tree; hints for mapping genetic traits and four great suggestions for take-home family tree projects.
• A one page reading comp on organically produced and conventionally produced foods with comp questions, essay, comparison activity, vocabulary word search.
• A one page article on the benefits of gardening and composting with reading comp and discussion questions, word search puzzle.
• Flashcards to use for practice in making purchases when shopping for grocery items. Each card includes the name of the item, a unit price, and a color illustration or photo. (22 pages, 6 flash cards per page)
• 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.
• "The children are getting on the bus." Choose the sentence that best describes the picture.
• Set of twenty bingo cards with pictures related to the theme of recycling. Each picture is something that can be recycled.
• This activity is designed to reinforce the relationship between natural resources, their uses, and the goods that are produced from them.
• A realistic fiction story, and great testing practice! This reading comprehension would make a good opening for talking about friends, peer pressure, fitting in...
• "My family goes to the lake every summer in July." A realistic fiction reading comprehension.

• Use this simple bar graph to determine how many trash items (categorized by type) were picked up.