Monday, June 28, 2010

Animals and A Giveaway!!

Don't you just love National Geographic?  Since I am using Galloping the Globe as my spine for this coming year's curriculum, I am gathering all sorts of resources to study places around the world.  For each country we are studying, I am also making mini-units on animals that live in that country.  My hope is to end up with a Stanley-like "Great Big Book of Everything" at the end of the year.  (Are you familiar with Stanley?  That is one show I wish Disney had not dropped from its line up.)  I think it will be great to have our very own, homemade animal encyclopedia!  Anyway, Galloping the Globe directs its readers to this National Geographic Animal page. On the right side of thie page, there is an animal A-Z search where you can find great pages on tons of animals with facts, pictures, and maps of where the animal lives.  How cool is that?

Do you want to study the aardvark? No problem - they have a page for that.

Interested in the spotted salamander?  You're in luck!  There's a page for that, too.

I am really enjoying planning the year using Galloping the Globe.  I think it is such a great book, I'm giving one away here!  This book is adaptable for K-4th grade and covers geography, history, and science, and also give suggestions for literature, language arts, and Bible.  In addition, it has ideas for activities and cooking projects for each country.  This giveaway is for one copy of the 2010 version of Galloping the Globe with included CD-ROM.

To enter, simply leave a comment telling me what your favorite homeschool resource is.  Simple, huh?  It can be a web site or a book or a piece of advice you've been given. 

1. One entry with a resource per person.
2. Earn an additional entry for each of the following: (leave a separate comment for each one you do)
  • Mention the giveaway (with a link) on your blog.
  • Facebook about the giveaway.
  • Tweet about the giveaway.
3. The contest will close Thursday, July 1, 2010 at 8:00 PM CST.
4. Winner will be chosen randomly and announced Friday, July 2.

I cannot wait to lean what all of your favorite resources are!


Joanna said...

Hey, maybe this is one giveaway I can actuallly win!!

I think that obviously my favorite homeschool resource is Susan Wise-Bauer's book The Well-Trained Mind.

Since this is my blog, too I guess it doesn't count if I put a post up about your giveaway, eh? ;)

Joanna said...

Okay, I posted it on FB. I don't tweet.

Grandma said...

Your plan for the year sounds great! I like it when you have a frame of reference you can hang everything else on. My favorite resource is Ordinary Parents Guide to Teaching Reading - kids are amazing readers when they finish that!

Meagan said...

Wow, that is so cool. It seems wierd to be planning for school already but I guess I am more of a fly by the seat of my pants kinda girl.

My favorite websites have been 1+1+1=1 and homeschool share. Since I tend to do more topic studies, I can pick a book off their list, check it out from the library and make it a unit. I also use a lot of the printables on both of the sites.