Posts Tagged ‘elementary’

Back-to-School Supplies on the Way!

05 Jul

Well, here we are at the end of our first week for this new school year already. We didn’t finish our testing at the end of the this past year, so we started this year a week early and here we are! This week was a testing-only week, which was kind of nice because it somewhat eased our transition back to doing schoolwork after our few weeks off. No matter the length of the break, coming back always can be difficult.

My son will be in SIXTH grade this year – Middle School! It’s so hard to believe! And this will be our fifth year of homeschooling!

If you’re anything like me you love the newness of everything for a new year. New curriculum. New supplies. New activities. And, for us, even some new decorations and classroom posters for our school area!

Supplies are hands-down my favorite thing to shop for. I love doing curriculum shopping as well, but a lot of that is done online, so it doesn’t have the same giddiness of pushing a cart through the Back-To-School (BTS) area of a brick-and-mortar store. Notebooks! Pencils! Erasers! Things you didn’t know you even needed! It’s great.

When my son was in the younger elementary grades one of my favorite areas was the $1 section of Target where they’d have various things to add to our teaching. We went today and they’re already stocking it up with school things and clearing their summer area for their BTS section. I’ve got this thing down pat I think.

Our typical school start is the second week of July. This is when Target’s BTS section is a work-in-progress. Some supplies are out. Bins are there but they are empty. Employees sit on the floor with shippers and supplies trying to figure out what goes where. An empty stocking cart or two are hanging around. By the second week most of the supplies are out and I can actually shop! Yay! This is also a great time to shop because NOBODY else is usually there buying stuff yet. Public school here doesn’t start for a least another month, and it will be a week or two before the BTS craziness begins and the aisles are hopping.

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It is finished! Lesson 14 Test File added!!

27 May

Lesson 14 – We made it! Wooooo! Yeah! Lesson 14 files are done. We aren’t actually done with the book yet, we’re still working on review questions from the Notebooking Journal, but the files are done, so that’s cause enough to celebrate!

I’m still not sure what I’m doing for science yet next year, so no word on if and what files will be available for next year, but as soon as I know I’ll update regarding it.

Here it is:

Lesson 14 Test

***Note: Question #3 requires a basic diagram of a cell showing a few different organelles labeled with letters so the nucleus can be selected as the proper answer.

Enjoy your summer breaks! I hope to post some reviews eventually, and am still hoping to get photos up from our trip.

Apologia Anatomy and Physiology, Chapter 13 Files and Chapter 14 Vocabulary Added

11 May

Sorry for the delay, I meant to have these up about 2 weeks ago, but it just didn’t happen. I made sure to upload the files before I left so I could add the links when I got the chance, but I can’t open the files on here so I can’t remember which questions need what (in terms of diagrams) added to them. However, I’m sure if you go through the test you can figure it out. I’ll go back so I can better specify what is needed later next week.

Chapter 13 Vocabulary

Chapter 13 Test

Chapter 14 Vocabulary

Chapter 14 Test isn’t even started yet. Hopefully it will be completed the week following the week I get back, so I’ll try to add it. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Apologia Anatomy and Physiology, Chapter 12 Files Added

09 Apr

Since I’ve had a request for them, and since I just finished them up, I’ve added the Chapter 12 Vocabulary Set and Test files. Chapter 13 vocabulary set is created, but it will be a couple of weeks before I have the test ready and post them both. Chapter 14 files will be a bit delayed, and probably posted more towards mid to late May since we’re taking a bit of a break in a couple of weeks before finishing off the year.

Chapter 12 Vocabulary

Chapter 12 Test

**Note that the Chapter 12 Test requires a diagram showing the layers of a strand of hair for Questions 20-22, and a diagram showing the different layers of skin for Questions 23-25.

Apologia Anatomy and Physiology, Lesson 10 and Lesson 11 files added

09 Mar

Here they are: The files for Lessons 10 and 11. Lesson 12 is in the works!

Lesson 10 Vocabulary

Lesson 10 Test

For the Lesson 10 Test, questions 16-29 require a diagram of the brain (one showing the 4 lobes of the cerebrum) for identification.

Lesson 11 Vocabulary

Lesson 11 Test

For the Lesson 11 Test, questions 30-35 require a diagram of the eye for part identification.

Apologia’s Anatomy and Physiology, Lesson 9 Files

28 Jan

Surprise, surprise! I’ve gotten to the Apologia Anatomy Lesson 9 files and am putting them up fairly quickly – in relation to when we finished them, that is. These were finished about a week ago, so this is probably the fastest I could have had them up. Lesson 10 files are in the works of course. The vocabulary set is done and I will work on the test this week. We’ll see how it goes in terms of getting it up for those of you who are looking for it.

Anyway, for the time being, here are the files for Lesson 9:

Anatomy and Physiology, Lesson 9 Vocabulary

Anatomy and Physiology, Lesson 9 Test

Note that for the Lesson 9 Test, Questions 23-30 require diagrams for labeling. For this I actually used a sheet I found online HERE that has a diagram of the brain and “nerve cell.” (The book refers to it as a “neuron cell.”)

If you’re just starting Lesson 9, I hope you’re having fun, because Lesson 10 continues on with the topic of the brain! Enjoy!

Apologia Anatomy and Physiology Chapter 7 and Chapter 8 Files Added

27 Dec

Oh no! Look at the date! It’s been almost two months, and Christmas has gone and went, and the new year is on the way. I haven’t posted any files in ages! I’m sorry for anyone who has been looking for these files, but better late than never I suppose. The good thing is, you get two chapters added at once, so hopefully it gets you caught up as you’re most likely sure to start school again once the holiday season has passed. Here are the files for the two different chapters:

Chapter 7 Vocabulary

Chapter 7 Test

The Chapter 7 test requires a diagram for questions 18-22. The diagram for these questions is the diagram on page 122 in the section titled, “Capillaries.”

Chapter 8 Vocabulary

Chapter 8 Test

The Chapter 8 test requires a diagram for labeling different parts of the heart for questions 23-28. You can use the diagram found on the book website (mentioned in the beginning of the book), or find one better suited to your needs elsewhere online.

Hopefully these have been posted for you in time to use them with your studies. I’ve already started on the Chapter 9 vocabulary and have the beginnings of a test, so they should be completed in the next few weeks. Enjoy the rest of your break if you’ve taken one these past couple of weeks. Happy New Year!!

Apologia Anatomy and Physiology Lesson 6 Files

05 Nov

I’m so sorry for the time it has taken me to put these up, but fifth grade seems to be the “transitional” year in terms of more schoolwork and activities that are keeping us extremely busy this year. Better late than never though, so here they are folks:

Lesson 6 Vocabulary

Lesson 6 Test

**Lesson 6 Test requires a picture of the respiratory system included with it, with parts numbered for problems 21-25 so your child can label them.**

I’m hoping to have the Lesson 7 files up fairly soon, as the test needs to be ready by next Monday (November 12.)

Apologia Anatomy and Physiology Chapter 5 files added

04 Oct

Hello, hopefully I’m getting the files for Chapter 5 up in a timely manner this time and that nobody has been anxiously awaiting these because they’re “just about there” in their lessons. I’ve been getting a lot of questions about answer keys lately, so I guess I should just state now in every post that THERE ARE NO ANSWER KEYS for these, but I promise that it’s really not too hard to go through and fill them in yourself.

Anyway, here are the Chapter 5 worksheet set and test.

Anatomy and Physiology Chapter 5 Vocabulary

Anatomy and Physiology Chapter 5 Test

As always, you need to add to the Chapter 5 test file by pasting in a diagram and a photo. Problems 24-26 require a diagram of a wheat grain, allowing for its three basic parts to be labeled, and the bonus question requires a photo of malachite, much like the one in the book.

Chapter 6 should be up in a few weeks. We’ve just started working on that chapter ourselves.

Have a great weekend!

Human Anatomy and Physiology Lesson 4 files added

21 Sep

So, trying to stay on top of things, here are the Lesson 4 files for those of you who are using them.

Lesson 4 Vocabulary

Lesson 4 Test

The test requires two different diagrams, one of a tooth and one of the digestive system, for questions 24-32. These are easily found online with a quick search. The answer to the bonus question is NOT in the book.

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