OCT
06
2013

Colorado Unit Study

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Hi homeschoolers! Today I am sharing a fun unit study I created on the state of Colorado. Most states encourage (some even require) you to do a unit study on your home state sometime during a student’s fourth grade year of studies. Since we live in “Colorful Colorado”, we’ll be doing our unit this year with Turbo and Strawberry Shortcake. My Colorado Unit Study includes teacher lesson plans, student worksheets, field trip ideas, and more fun things to do in the beautiful state of Colorado! Some of the things covered in the study include: 42 daily lessons Colorado State Introduction Landmarks State Symbols My City, and My County information Colorado Mapping Agriculture and Industries Wildlife Plantlife Climates Colorado State History Timeline Famous Coloradans Weather Government State Sport Teams Review activities & reports Accompanying crafts and recipes As I mentioned there are a total of 42 daily … [Read more...]

SEP
30
2013

Homeschooling in Colorado

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Good morning! Are you homeschooling in the state of Colorado? Not sure what the laws are, or how to get started? For all of you fellow Colorado homeschoolers out there I have created an eBook on homeschooling in the state of Colorado that I wanted to share. I know that homeschooling in general can be a very daunting task. All of the curriculum choices, lesson planning, learning styles, and self-doubt that surround us as we start out can be discouraging. It is my vision to help make the process of homeschooling a little bit easier and take some of the “mystery” and stress out of homeschooling. So let’s get started with homeschooling in Colorado… Homeschooling in Colorado eBook includes things like: Standardized testing State laws Attendance requirements Subject requirements Record Keeping Reporting Educational field trip ideas Homeschooling support groups Conventions & Fairs Teacher Supply Stores --> Download the Colorado … [Read more...]

OCT
31
2012

Road Trip USA: Colorado

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Colorado is in the heart of the Rocky Mountain range. It is nicknamed “The Centennial State” because it entered the union in 1876, just 100 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It has over 50 mountain peaks over 14,000 feet in elevation. The average elevation of Colorado is 6,800 feet above sea level making it the highest state in the United States. Denver is known as “The Mile High City”, and it has 4 major rivers flowing through it, the Colorado River, Rio Grande, South Platte and Arkansas, can you find them on the map?   Here are some of the things we learned about this week: Located Colorado on our wall map Read our National Geographic Atlas and located Denver, CO using the map coordinates. Worked on our 50 States and Capitals song Learned about the state and it’s flag State Bird: Lark Bunting State Fish: Greenback Cutthroat Trout State Flower: Columbine State Insect: Hairstreak Butterfly State Landmarks: Pikes Peak, Durango … [Read more...]