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{FREE} Talk Like a Pirate Printable

Talk Like a Pirate

Did you know that this Saturday is Talk Like a Pirate Day???? Well… it is! Have fun with your kids this week and print out this fun Talk Like a Pirate Sheet.

I’m going to have my kids draw a comic strip or write a story using pirate lingo.

Try replacing some of your everyday words with Pirate Words! For chores, I’m going to have my kids “Swab” the kitchen before they can play with their “Hearties!” The Lad and Lassies in this house are going to have to answer with an “aye aye” when they are asked if they are ready for “grub!”

Click here to download the printable version –>>Talk Like a Pirate

Clip Art was designed by Ninja Mom Designs and can be found HERE and HERE.

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I Believe in Christ like I Believe in the Sun Craft with FREE Printable

cs lewis 1In addition to being a designer, I am a homeschool mom to 4 kids- ages 3, 6, 8, and 10. Each week, my older three have a verse or quotation they use for copywork. Each day during the week, they copy the piece- paying attention to punctuation, spelling, etc.

This week, their quotation came from C.S. Lewis (author of the Chronicles of Narnia and more).

“I believe in Christ like I believe in the sun- not because I see it, but by it I can see everything else.”

We talked about how viewing things through the lens of the Bible gives us greater perspective as we walk with Christ in this world.

Today, we used the copywork for the week to do (what I thought) was a fun craft. All four kids were able to do it.

cs lewis 2They started with the background (see below for how to get your own), and added spiral cut circles made from orange and yellow. I cut the ones for Miss Priss and she had the best time gluing them on!

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You can get your own background (the blue wood with the words) and have fun adding the sun. Click on the link BELOW the image.

I Believe in Christ Like I Believe in the Sun

Click here to download your C.S. Lewis Quote Printable –> I Believe in Christ Like I Believe in the Sun

 

 

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Fruitful CopyWork- A Full Year Of CopyWork through the Bible

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I am a homeschool mom of four kids. Much of what I design is inspired by my experiences in homeschooling. Last year, I implemented copywork into our regular homeschool schedule.

What is copywork?

“Copywork is copying a piece of well-written work, from any variety of sources, onto paper or into a notebook. The student copies from a written selection using his best penmanship to create a “perfect copy” that is properly spaced and includes all proper capitalization and punctuation marks.”

We use copywork to learn spelling, sentence structure, grammar, listening skills, and handwriting. In particular, we use Bible verses for our copywork. You can use any well-written work. Each week, my kids get a new verse to work on. The idea is by the end of the week, the passage is memorized- wording, spelling, punctuation, and all.

I’ve compiled our copywork selections from all of last school year. We focused on the fruit of the Spirit as laid out in Galatians 5 as well as other Biblical character traits. There are 12 character traits and 3 verses for each trait. That equals 36 weeks of copywork.

This latest listing includes 129 pages of materials- verse posters, character trait posters, books of the Bible poster, writing practing sheets (in print and cursive), blank handwriting paper as well as tips on how to use it all. heart-star-line-white

You can get a sample pack to preview for FREE here today! 

Click here to download—> Fruitful Copywork Sample Pack

Head on over to Teachers Pay Teachers for the Full Fruitful Copywork Pack. 36 weeks of material for only $8!

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