Friday, February 13, 2009

I'm Back With Some Odds-n-Ends

Hello everyone! We're back from a 10-day trip down South to visit family. We had a great time seeing our loved ones, enjoyed some warm and not-so-warm weather in Florida, drove home through high winds in Tennessee and Kentucky, and now we're conquering the inevitable post-travel laundry mountain.

Here are some quick things I wanted to share...

-I returned home to find out that Steve Lambert, publisher of Five in a Row, underwent surgery a few days ago to relieve pressure in his brain that was the result of a recent fall. The surgery was successful, and he is recovering well. However, the Lamberts are now faced with huge hospital bills they'll have to pay.
Steve and his wife Jane have been an integral part of the homeschool community for many years. I've had the chance to meet this sweet couple in person, and I've read so many stories of others whom they have encouraged and helped. If you've ever been interested in purchasing any Five in a Row products, now would be a great time to support this family who has helped so many people themselves. You can purchase and download their digital products at Five in a Row Digital or order hard copies of their products here. We are in our third year of enjoying Before Five in a Row and Five in a Row Volumes 1-3, and we've also used some of their digital Fold-n-Learns, which are beautifully done.

-Currclick is offering a terrific free resource this week - Continental Little Hoppers, Africa (PK-3rd). I liked this well enough to actually purchase it a few weeks ago. It's a nicely unit study with some fun activities, projects, and beautiful pictures. I'm not sure how long they're offering this, so you might want to click on over and download this one. Just to let you know, I'm not an affiliate, although I'm thinking about it. :)

-This weekend we'll be participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count. It only takes fifteen minutes of your time and can be a great way to get your family excited about honing their birdwatching skills. They have a great page of activities and information for kids here. Superman is excited about the idea that the information we gather will help real live scientists!

-We are working on our final project from our Revolutionary War unit. Hopefully I'll soon be able to post the photos and lowdown of everything we did in this very extended unit!

Until then, have a great weekend!

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