I love my family and enjoy spending time with them! We tried to have kids for 8 years and finally were blessed to adopt to wonderful children from S. Korea so I'm passionate about adoption. Now that they are getting a little bit older I homeschool them and we have wonderful adventures learning, right now we are studying all about Egypt and we are even mummifying a chicken!
Lone Star Learning offers some really neat flashcards to help remember words that are very common in Math, Science and Language Arts. They come in sets of 40, full color, and are coated.
The size of the Science Vocabulary cards seemed a little large and were double the size of the Target Vocabulary Cards. The size of the Get the Picture cards seemed perfect for my 5th and 7th graders. They are nice and sturdy almost like card stock, so they will hold up well with repeated use. They will still tear, though, so be sure to keep an eye on any little ones who handle them!
Each card shows a vocabulary word, and has pictures within the word to show its meaning. The card sets are NOT arranged by grade level, so you do need to look over the word lists to see what will work for your children. There are 5 word lists to choose from!
Price is $29.99 per set
We love science and were thrilled when Lone Star Learning sent us the Science Vocabulary Pictures set 1. We were accidentally sent a set of the Target Vocabulary Pictures, Set 1 and we were allowed to keep them too. After going through the cards only one time and discussing them my 5th grader remembered them all and actually told me that he used some of them on a math test. This means he remembered what he had learned and we all know that's the big battle! Even though these cards are for the target grades 3rd-9th my 7th grader thought they were too easy but a great idea. She even started trying to come up with her own version when studying for a history test.
Each set of cards comes with an information sheet that helps with ideas on how to use the cards. Some of the examples were the following:
Use the words to make acrostic poetry
Make each card a "Word of the Day"
Write and illustrate the word
and many more creative ideas were given.
You know that old saying, "A picture is worth a thousand words". Well, in my son's case this is very true because he's such a visual learner so these cards are perfect for his style of learning!