"'Education is the Science of Relations'; that is, that a child has natural relations with a vast number of things and thoughts: so we train him upon physical exercises, nature lore, handicrafts, science and art, and upon many living books, for we know that our business is not to teach him all about anything, but to help him to make valid as many as may be of––
'Those first-born affinities,
That fit our new existence to existing things.'"

Charlotte Mason, A Philosophy of Education
with a quote from The Prelude by William Wordsworth

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Twisty Noodle

If you are a fan of Donna Young's Resources and Printables then you may want to check out Twisty Noodle.

Twisty Noodle has tons of coloring pages and penmanship worksheets with a picture to color, the words to copy under the picture, and under than the formatted line to write on.  Just having a picture to color after writing is appealing to Ds#3.  What I found really neat is that not only can you change the words on the worksheet to whatever you want, you can also set the font to be block, D'Nealian, or cursive.  I've printed out a week's worth to get the school year started.


CherylinMA said...

Hey that's a pretty good site. Thanks.
I printed out a couple classic start of the school year type coloring pages and penmanship practice pages. They prooved very useful on our first two days when I needed to give the kids something to do because they finished their other assigned work too fast. Can you imagine? Busy work in a homeschool? I never would have thought that I would do it but you know what? I loved those worksheets when I was a kid.
I'm not sure if we've been getting done because I planned to little or if the kids are behaving better. It is the beginning. I think they are just not tired of school yet.
Ok I belive I just put enough of a comment that it could qualify for its own blog post.
Love ya!

Beck's Bounty said...

WOW !! Thanks for pointing out this site. I spent years making things like this by hand for our (now) older children .. and now, TA DA !! A few clicks, and it's perfect.