Human Body: Finished!

Once upon a time we did a human body unit.  (See here for our resources and here for all related posts.)  Our main resource was the My Body book that I purchased as a pdf from Currclick.

My Body

 

We finished it after a very long break during which Turbo Bug was born.  This meant that we got to enjoy our body outlines hanging on the wall for a very long time! 

The very last thing they did was add the faces.  Jitterbug forgot to add hair until after it was already hanging up.

Our Aussie Homeschool ~ Human Body Unit

Love the triangle nose!

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Skeeterbug wanted green hair on his.  And lots of teeth, apparently!  He did one of these when he was six or so, it would be fun to compare it to the new one.  I’ll have to do some digging to see if I still have it.

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Ladybug especially enjoyed colouring everything in multiple colours.  She was insistent on putting stickers on the face.

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One thing with these organ cut-outs, I found that if the kids used textas (markers) to do their colouring-in the paper would eventually curl up quite a bit.  I had to reinforce some of them by gluing them onto another piece of paper to make them thicker.  This didn’t happen when they used coloured pencils.

All in all it was fun, we especially enjoyed our Let’s Read and Find Out science books!  We also loved this SomeBody game that I got from Rainbow Resource.  It’s got peel-and-stick body parts, a big hit with the kids.

Our Aussie Homeschool ~ Human Body Unit, SomeBody Game

GrapeVine 50% Sale!

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We’ve been using GrapeVine for our Bible lessons for a couple of years now.  Currently we are working through the Old Testament after a break at Christmas when we did their Birth of Jesus study.  I’ve found their method of ‘Stick Figuring through the Bible’ to be very effective for my kids.

I’d like to do a better review but for now I wanted to share that they are having a 50% off sale on all their student books through February 7th (just a couple more days!).  I’m going to be stocking up on their New Testament student e-books because the price can’t be beat! 

For my kids I use two levels.  For Skeeterbug who is nine and in grade four I use the Level 3 student book with the Level 3-4 teacher book. For Jitterbug and Ladybug I purchased the Level 1 Traceables.  I can use the same teacher book for both levels.  Jitterbug, at six, is able to draw on his own but it goes *much* faster if he has something to trace.  Ladybug, at four, generally chooses to do a random page in her book rather than what the rest of us are working on.  That’s okay, she’s four.  :)

Happy Stick Figuring!!

Hi there.

My name is Sheryll and I used to blog here.  I’m thinking about starting up again.  It’s a new school year (yay!) so I might actually have some things to say. 

Last year got away from me due to this little guy:

Turbo Bug

A beautiful baby boy…we'll call him Turbobug. ;)  (Hmmm, that looks strange.  Maybe Turbo Bug would be better.)

Turbo Bug

He's six months old now! I really can't believe it.

Turbo Bug

He's gorgeous.

Turbo Bug 

We are so glad he's a part of our family. We just didn't realise that we were incomplete without him.  

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Did I mention he's gorgeous?

Turbo Bug

More to come…

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