Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Littles Learning Link Up: April 4, 2017

 Each month you will find:
  • A seasonal round-up (toward the beginning of the month)
  • Posts where I share what I have been up to with my preschoolers and/or early elementary children (including occasional highlight posts where I share how we used ideas that have been linked up here on Littles Learning Link Up).
Each week, I will host a link up, where you can share either what you have been up to recently, or old posts that may go with the theme.  Feel free to link up more than one post.

Each week I will continue to feature a couple of posts from those that have been linked up. 

I hope you will continue to share your wonderful posts, and I hope you will find something new to try with your child(ren).

It would be great for everyone to stop by and visit the other linked-up posts as well. Check them out, leave some comments, pin those that interest you. Let's make this a real party and socialize with each other.

What have we been up to?

We have been enjoying our stay in Kenya. We have been reading lots of books, as usual, both fiction and nonfiction. We haven't done any projects yet, but we will be doing an art project from ArtAchieve. There isn't one specifically for Kenya in Level 2, but they do have one for Ghana. We have been using a book to draw simple African animals though. We have been learning about grasslands for our science lessons. And we got to watch Lion King for our movie. Hoping Lion King 2 becomes available for this Friday or next Friday.

I do not have a craft to share this week. We didn't have co-op last week again, though it was a planned day off this time. I actually don't have any more crafts to come up with for co-op as we are almost done for the year. This week is strictly play practice, then we have a special mom's day while the teens teach and then we have our end of year dinner. I'm going to have to start getting projects prepared for Harold to go with his lessons.

I will be sharing a more detailed look at 5 of the countries we have been to in the upcoming 5-Day Blog Hop with the Homeschool Review Crew. The dates for that are April 17th through 21st. The Crew will be sharing lots of different topics related to homeschooling.

Let's take a look at that review schedule:

I recently posted two reviews. The first one is for Eclectic Foundations Language Arts B, which is what Hannah is using (and loving).  And the other one was for the Circle C Stepping Stone books written by Susan K. Marlow. The girls are really enjoying these books.  We are using Color My Conversation from Northern Speech Services. Color My Conversation is "a dynamic, multi-sensory social skills program developed by a Speech-Language Pathologist to teach the skills of face-to- face conversations." That review will be posting next week. I just started Readers in Residence (Sleuth) from Apologia Educational Ministries with Tabitha. And we started watching Drive Thru History: The Gospels. Both of these reviews will also be posting in late April. There will be a review for ArtAchieve posting at the beginning of May. We used Level 1 of ArtAchieve last year and really enjoyed it. I was very excited to see we were going to have the opportunity to try out Level 2, especially because there are quite a few projects that go with the countries/continents we are learning about (Germany, Africa, China, Japan, Australia). 

Some thing I would like to share with you:

Resurrection Day is right around the corner. Last year I shared the Focusing On Jesus Resurrection Day Round Up. Check it out for fun ideas for keeping your eyes focused on Jesus during this Easter season.

Here is my Flower and Gardening Fun Literature and Craft Round Up. This featured my Complementary Color Flower Craft and a round up of fun flower/gardening crafts and book lists.

I am trying to line up guest posts for 2017. If you would be interested writing a guest post for Littles Learning Link Up one of these months, please leave a comment or contact me via my contact info on my About Me page. I will need to have your email address so I can contact you. I am looking for posts that have to do with young children: crafts, activities, foods/snacks, tips, or other ideas. I am open to suggestions.

Now onto:
Littles Learning Link Up Features

On my last Littles Learning Link Up post, there were 10 wonderful posts linked up. I will be picking one randomly selected post to share, plus the top clicked-on post.  

Don't forget to stop by other posts that are linked up. See what catches your eye, stop by, pin the post to a relevant board, and perhaps leave a comment to let the author of the blog know you have been by for a visit. I know I appreciate others commenting and letting me know they have read my posts, so I am sure others do too.

This week's randomly selected post is:

Carol from My Bored Toddler shared Spring Activities for Toddlers.

And here are this week's top clicked on posts.

Homeschool 4 Life shared The Story of Easter & Craft Freebie.

Christina from At Home Feelin' shared Let Children Be...Quote

Michelle from Homeschool-Your-Boys.com shared You Are Not Alone: 5 Ways to Find Support

Join the Party!

I would love to have you join in this week! What sort of activities do you do with your young children? Do you have some favorite activities you would like to share? I invite you to link up below. I will be pinning posts on one of my relevant boards, and I would love to feature some of the activities each week from what is linked up.

Please know I may share a picture from your post and link back to it, along with sharing how we used your idea in our school time. By linking up you are giving me permission to use a picture from your post. I will ALWAYS give credit and link back. Additionally, if you choose to try out any of the ideas with your child, please make sure you give credit where credit is due.

Linky will be open through Monday night, to give me time to check out all the posts and get the Features organized. Please take the time to visit some of the other wonderful posts linked up.


1 comment:

  1. Wow, isn't it crazy to think that this school year is already wrapping up? I didn't really realize how close it's getting until you mentioned your co-op ending. Then I thought about how many weeks left my husband has of school (they finish right before Memorial Day) and that is just WEEKS away - whoa! Thanks so much for featuring my post from last week!


Thank you for visiting my blog today. I love to read your comments, so please leave me one if you have the time.

Related Posts with Thumbnails