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I'm a mom, a teacher, a student, a wife, and a scout leader. I am actually an education major currently working on my practicum in a 2nd grade classroom. I also home school my two children. I'm also a cub scout leader, a girl scout leader, and at church I'm the children's music leader. ;) I tend to stay a little busy. My state requires homeschoolers to keep a portfolio. I am going to use this blog as my portfolio.

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Friday, August 7, 2015

Getting Ready for School with Usborne

Getting ready for school is no exception to the thought put forth by Henry Ford. Many families are doing just that – school supply shopping, purchasing a new backpack, starting to set the alarm earlier so that they are ‘ready’ for school to begin.
Are books and reading on your “To Do” list as you prepare for school this fall? If not, they definitely should be. From the youngest of children to those packing to leave for college, Usborne Books & More has books that will match the needs of all students (and even the not-yet-students).
Toddlers will enjoy learning about colors and languages with our new Big Book of Colors and the My First Word Book available in both French and Spanish. Big Book of Colors is a large, sturdy board book introducing all the colors of the rainbow and their many variations, including lots of color vocabulary such as turquoise, magenta and vermilion, and color descriptions such as navy, lime and rose. The acetate page shows how colors mix and change when combined with others.
Learning to write? Wipe-Clean Beginning Pen Control and Wipe-Clean Pen Control will keep the children in your life entertained for hours as they make their way through these fun books teaching pre-writing skills.
Encourage creative writing with My First Story Writing Book and Write Your Own Adventure Stories.
Delve into the wide world of science with fun facts and interesting tidbits made available in 100 Things to Know About Science. Science is a huge topic.  This is a friendly book that breaks it down into bite-sized chunks, making it an accessible introduction for anyone who wants to find out about this fascinating subject. Highly illustrated, in a pictorial, 'infographics' style, with snippets of information about all aspects of science from particle physics to genes and DNA.
Whether you love them “hugely like a whale,” or “shyly like a quail,” Animally, this adverb adventure through the animal kingdom, is perfect to share with all the birdily, bugily, animally loved people in your life.
Math and art, as different as night and day, right? Wrong! This is Not a Math Book shows how math can be beautiful and art can be numerical. Amazing patterns with a mathematical basis will be revealed as you follow the simple activity instructions.
Don’t forget about finishing up that Summer Reading project! Does your child still need to read a few more chapter books to complete his/her reading list before school begins? Check out our brand new fiction series:
EJ12: Girl Hero – As EJ12, our heroine finds the courage to take on the evil Shadow Agency, leaping through jungles and snow-boarding in the South Pole. But as school girl Emma Jacks, she worries that she’ll fall in the state gym contest and doesn’t know how to stand up to the school ice-queen, Nema, when she teases Emma’s friends. With these two personas, EJ12: Girl Hero, is the perfect blend of real-life dilemma and fast-paced spy adventure, with Emma cracking codes – and life’s problems.
Wheelnuts! – Eccentric billionaire Warren “Wheelie” Wheelnut has decided to mount the biggest, most off-the-scale competition ever! He has created extreme race tracks: including one in a desert and one set in a haunted town.
All this and more are available to help you get ready for the school year. I can’t wait to help you find everything you need.

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