At the start of each month, I show the boys the list of special days and let them put a check by the topics that interest them. And, being boys, of course they both checked November 19 – World Toilet Day! Though I didn’t exactly try to talk them out of learning about toilets, I did remind them that we were in the middle of our Thanksgiving studies. Z said, “Mom, aren’t we thankful for toliets?”. Yes, very thankful for toilets! So, a “Toilet” study has begun.
Below are our resources for learning about toilets. Or they will be once we can get passed the jokes. “Feeling a little flushed?” “School work sure is crappy today!” and such.
Who invented toilets? How long have toilets been around? What is an “s-trap? Answers to these and even an experiment http://wonderopolis.org/wonder/who-invented-the-toilet
History and Timeline for the Toilet http://www.edinformatics.com/inventions_inventors/flush_toilet.htm
How toilets work http://home.howstuffworks.com/toilet.htm
35 Toilet videos (I think the ones from “Dr. Know” and “G-Word” will suit us best) http://home.howstuffworks.com/toilet-videos-playlist.htm
How to say “Toilet” in 80 different languages http://www.indifferentlanguages.com/words/toilet
Proper Toilet Etiquette http://www.a-to-z-of-manners-and-etiquette.com/toilet-etiquette.html
Weird Toilets From Around the World http://blog.hostelbookers.com/travel/free-things-to-do/toilets-of-the-world/
Recipes for Homemade Toilet Cleaners and Why You Should Make Them http://www.diynatural.com/homemade-toilet-cleaner/
And as the big finale to our World Toilet Day study, Flushed Away is on Netflix!
I guess today is one of those days when our school work is supposed to go down the drain!