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Nerd Family Things: January 2008

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A homeschooling, conservative nerdy mom of 4!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Bloggy Giveaway Carnival

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So it is time for a giveaway ya'all. For those of you are new, please peruse the blog. Then come back and enter my drawing. I am giving away a PNY Attache 1GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive ( P-FD01GU20-RF ). This are great to keep on hand for transferring data from computers. I need to keep one in my purse because you never know when you will need a data transfer. Just last week I needed a mailing list and was alas, with out a flash drive;(. So don't let this happen to you. Just comment between now and Sunday February 3rd at noon pst. You need to make sure I have your email in case you win! This drawing is limited to US Residents only.

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

The Ultimate Organizing Tool

Is this not the coolest? While I don't have one I would love to. The problem? It is $1300. Well, it will give me something to dream about.


Friday, January 4, 2008

The Circus Alphabet

The 4 year old, 2 year old and I read this book and it was very fun. It has delightful little circus related blurbs on each letter and they are accompanied by great circus pictures. Each letter is incorporated into the appropriate picture. It really has seemed to help them develop a little logic and problem solving skills. I love this book and would have been overjoyed to receive it as a gift!

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Jumping Kangaroos and Red Foxes

So today I am reviewing 2 animal books that are both by Michelle Levine. The NerdBug (1st grade) read Jumping Kangaroos to his siblings and myself today. They all loved it! It had the right combination of easy words and words that needed to be sounded(like marsupials and pouch). This can also be said of another of Levine's books, Red Foxes. The information in both books is great. It has great individual facts that can mesh to a more complex development but also stand alone as facts. That is great for my 6 and 4 year old because it seems that the individual facts are what they glom onto at this age (as is fitting in the classical model;). I will be looking for more books by this author for my kids to read so I highly recommend it!

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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Uh-Oh Leonardo

So the Nerdlings and I just read a great story this afternoon before naps. Uh-oh, Leonardo! : The Adventures of Providence Traveler was a book that the NerdPie(4 year old) picked out in the library and I got it without really looking at it. Well, the NerdPie has her mother's wonderful book taste;). This book takes a little mouse into Leonardo De Vinci's mousy world. In addition to a great story that encourages science, invention, spirit and self confidence there were pages that gave great historical context. It was done under the guise of being sketches of their surroundings with explanations of what would have been going on and items that would have been found. This is a book that the first grader might have been able to read with just a little help because there were just a few Italian words and names. This is a great kids book that also does teach. We would love to have gotten it as a gift and will be reading it again.

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