North America Country by Country

North America Country by Country Geography

Recently we released AFRICA Country by Country, EUROPE Country by Country, and SOUTH AMERICA Country by Country! Today we have our next set in our new Country by Country seriesNORTH AMERICA!  We have also released a GROWING BUNDLE option which you can purchase to gain access to ALL of our Country by Country products, including our new Jeopardy games {more about this near end of post}!

Each country has one page with a place to write the country’s name and the capital city’s name. There is also a small map of each country and a large blank map of North America to color in the country’s location on the map. I also included the country’s flag to color and one interesting fact about each country. I had SO much fun choosing the facts and I highly recommend taking a few minutes to do a quick online search for “Fun Facts About _________” as you go through each country. We are doing our countries in alphabetical order, but you can do them in any order!

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A few other helpful pages are included in this set, which will help with some of the items on the individual country pages.

North America Maps

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Flags of North America and Countries & Capitals

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Click on the lists below to see all of the countries and territories included.

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In this set there are additional pages in case you want to divide your notebooks like I did, with the Caribbean and Central America separated into sections.

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Another fun page I included is a sheet to record countries you’ve been to!

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I used our binding machine to bind the pages together to create a book that’s easy to work through. Not sure how I made it so long as a homeschooler without my binding machine!

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Below you can see a video walk through of our AFRICA Country by Country which is set up the same as our new North America version!

Grab your copy of North America Country by Country here in my Shop!

Need the GROUP USE version? Grab that here!

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Or purchase the Country by Country Growing Bundle here!

Note, when you buy while the bundle is still growing you get USA State by State as a free bonus! You also get a lower price the earlier you purchase access. Learn more here!

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Country by Country Jeopardy

Our Jeopardy games are created to make learning about the world fun and ongoing. What is the point of learning locations, capitals, flags, and more if only to forget when you close the book. Jeopardy is a fun way to keep the facts fresh for everyone! See North America Jeopardy here.

You can see a video of my kids playing the AFRICA version of our Jeopardy game here on Instagram!

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Pumpkin Books for Kids with Editable Library Checklist

Pumpkin Books Editable Library Checklist

Print out our book checklist and get to the library to grab some fun PUMPKIN books for your kids! Want to add more books to your list? Just edit the PDF and print it out after you add in the other books you want to grab!  Want to purchase some of these great pumpkin books? See them all here on Amazon! 

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Pumpkin Books for Kids

A pumpkin theme in October is wonderful for Tot School, Preschool, Kindergarten and beyond!  Investigating the life cycle of a pumpkin is a great way to teach young kids so much about science!

More PUMPKIN fun…

Looking for more Pumpkin Theme Ideas for your classroom or homeschool? Give these links a look:

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Download your free PUMPKIN BOOK CHECKLIST here!

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Peek and Find Fall Leaves

Peek and Find Fall leaves

We have a new Peek & Find featuring Fall Leaves! Peek & Find is a great activity for for Tot Schoolers, Preschoolers, Kindergarteners and beyond. There are a few variations to this activity can easily grow with your child’s ability!

You can also add in some fun elements to the activity, or simply print, cut, and play! Below I will share the free printable, ideas for different levels of play, and fun variations.

There are two main elements of the Peek & Find activity.

The “FIND” boards, available in color or BW…

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The “PEEK” cards…

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Print the board, selecting color for younger kids to make it easier and selecting BW for older kids to make it more difficult. Print the cards, on cardstock if possible and cut them out. Laminate if you plan to use these cards repeatedly.

Looking for a great color printing option? See our favorite printer and ink here!

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A few options for play…

Option #1 {single player}

Print the Peek & Find board.

Print the cards and cut out.

Mix up the cards, choose one at a time and find the object on the Peek & Find board. Color, circle, or mark the object.

Option #2 {2 or more players}

Print a Peek & Find board for each player and one set of cards. Cut out the cards.

Flip over a card and race to see who finds the object first on their board. Using Dot Paint with this game is fun!

Winner keeps the card.

Person with the most cards at the end is the winner!

See a video of my daughter and I playing {we were using the SPRING theme board in this video} …

Option #3 {sensory, fine motor activity}

Create a sensory bin and bury the cards.

Use a fine motor tool {child tweezers} to dig for cards and pull them out and then find the object on the Peek & Find board and mark it.

Option #4 {gross motor activity}

Hid the cards around the room and challenge your child to find one card at a time and bring it back to the board, find it, mark it, and repeat! This is a great version for those of you with energetic younger kids!

Options for marking the board…

  • Mini Leaves
  • Dot Paint
  • BINGO Chips
  • Bottle Tops
  • Pouch Tops
  • Mini Pom Poms
  • Markers, Crayons, Colored Pencils
  • Beads
  • Mini Erasers
  • Beans

    Download your FREE Peek & Find Fall Leaves here!

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    Lessontrek–Our Favorite Online Homeschool Lesson Planner

    Lessontrek Online Lesson Planner Features

    We have been using an awesome online homeschool lesson planner for many years now and it continues to be just what I need for homeschool lesson planning and record keeping. Over the years Lessontrek has made some upgrades and recently a few features I was really excited about have been developed! We are pleased that Lessontrek is back as a blog sponsor and are excited to share these new features with you!

    In the past we have written a few posts outlining features we love, be sure to read about the gradebook feature here, see a video tour here, & answers for FAQ here.

    There are several new features since I last shared and several more in the works! Read more below!

    Shared Subjects

    One of the key new features I am most excited about is shared subjects. This feature allows you to connect a subject between multiple students so you only have to type the plans once. It automatically shows up on the connected students’ lesson plans! This is a major advantage for us this year since my 5th and 8th grader are both doing the same history, geography, writing, and grammar!

    Lessontrek Online Lesson Planner Shared Subjects

    Below I will share a simple tutorial of how to set this up. I know many of you already use Lessontrek and thought this might be helpful!

    First, set up one child using the typical add subject method. Once you have the subject set up for one child, then move on to the steps outlined below.

    When you go to set up the next child, click “Import Subject” where you would normally add a subject and it will pull up your other students and their information! Simply select the subject already created for the first child and it will add this to this child! As you type weekly plans they will automatically appear for both students now! No more double typing!

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    Attendance Tracking

    Another cool new feature is so simple yet needed for many state requirements – attendance tracking! With this added feature, you just click ‘Mark Complete’ at the top of each day in your planner and it keeps track for you. When you click the attendance button it will show you your update {see screenshot below}.

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    Student Login

    My final favorite new feature is the new ability to create a separate login for your student! Your student can login and see their progress and lesson plans without being able to adjust things.

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    Coming Soon

    Many of you have asked for the “bump ahead” feature which will allow you to plan ahead and easily bump the entire school year ahead if you get off track for a sick day or some other reason. This feature is in development now!

    Coming VERY soon – Google Calendar and other Google products integrations! Yup, you’ll be able to add lessons to your Google Calendar that include the assignments and notes you enter in Lessontrek. You can also create notifications in each lesson that gets added to your Google Calendar. 

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    Lessontrek was accepted into Amazon Web Services EdTech program called: AWS EdStart. It will help make Lessontrek more scalable, reliable, and secure!

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      Fall Theme Kindergarten Literature Unit

      Count Down to Fall Kindergarten Literature Unit

      We have a brand new seasonal Kindergarten Literature Unit Study Printable Pack which is expanded to include more activities than our units in the past! Celebrate fall with this new set based on the book Count Down to Fall by Fran Hawk!

      Looking for our other Kindergarten Literature Units? See them all here!

      Set the stage for your FALL theme by gathering all of your fall toys and books! It helps to draw your child in and get her/him excited about your learning time together.

      Don’t have a lot of fall toys and books? Ask friends, go to the library, or buy some things you think might be a good long term investment for your homeschool!

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      Be sure to purchase the book Count Down to Fall or check it out from your library. In addition to the main book, I recommend adding in all sorts of fun fall theme books to bring the theme alive!

      Fall Books for Kids

      Here is a downloadable library checklist for fall books!

      Fall Books Editable Book Checklist

      Add a fall theme sensory bin to your fun!

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      For this unit, I selected several Kindergarten Math and Literacy Goals to focus on.

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      There are over 20 activities to keep your Kindergartener engaged for quite awhile! Many tots, preschoolers and even 1st graders will enjoy this set! The main focus is Kindergarten but that isn’t exclusive! Below you can see a collage of all the printables included! Click each image to enlarge!

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      This is such a beautiful book with SO many fun skills to focus on. The printables were created to go along with all of the animals and leaves featured in the story as you will see in the photos below! Connecting your activities to a book is such a great way to weave a literacy rich learning environment into your homeschool in such a natural and fun way! 

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      Below you’ll see a sampling of how the printables go along with the story! Not all printables are included in the photos below. For the full list see the charts above! 

      For each leaf you’ll find a 3-part card as well as cards that go along with the sequence of the story. Additional printables like the leaf coloring activity are also included!

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      You’ll find a photo card to go along with each animal from the story as well as q-tip painting printables focusing on the animals and a set focusing on color words.

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      A full set of leaf alphabet flashcards are included, which can be used in SO many different ways!

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      Add in some fun science learning as you explore the parts of a pine tree and the life cycle of a pine tree.

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      The learning opportunities are endless with this book!

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