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Learning Resources for St. Patrick’s Day

Our St. Patrick’s Day Learning Resource and Activity List has been updated for 2017!

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For the past few years, we have spent a couple of weeks every March studying all things Irish and St. Patrick. Here are the wonderful links we have learned from.

Ireland and Irish Poetry with Notebooking, Copywork, and Activity Resources  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/03/14/absolutely-no-pinching/

More St. Patrick’s Day Resources and Activities with Music and Language  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/03/15/irish-prayers-and-irish-jigs/

St. Patrick, History, and Celebration Articles http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/subjects/stpatricksday.htm

This year we’re taking a different approach for St. Patrick’s Day learning.  Below are the links that I’ve found for us.

Science and nutrition resources for learning about cabbage from my friend Fran  http://www.franw.com/2012/03/cabbage.html

2 St. Patrick’s Day Math Lessons  –                                                 https://www.yummymath.com/2017/saint-patricks-day-march-17th/

Rainbow experiments                                        …

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Galileo

According to our “Special Days in February” list, February 15 is Galileo’s birthday (1564). I’ve checked and updated our resource list from our study 4 years ago. I’m excited to do another study on this incredible scientist with the boys today!

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                                                   GALILEO GALILEI

                                              Astronomer, Physicist

                                                                 1564 – 1642

As we continue our homeschooling Middle Ages/Renaissance unit studies, we will be adding Galileo to our lessons. Not only will we be focusing on his inventions and discoveries, but also his character.   He showed great respect for those he disagreed with.  His willingness to speak out for his beliefs when such beliefs were considered heresy, is inspiring.  It’s going to be an interesting study.   I found fantastic links and want to share them with you.

Short Biography, quiz, and printables (for younger students) –   http://www.gardenofpraise.com/ibdgalil.htm

Galileo Biography, Discoveries, and Inventions (for older students)  [Parental Warning!  There was an inappropriate ad in the middle of the biography!  I was able to close it.  It may…

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Christmas Break Fun

Extra computer time? Sure, why not! Here’s a great list of free online Christmas games and activities for Christmas Break.

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Our homeschooling winter break has officially started!    Though practicing skills with last minute shopping, crafting, baking, parties, and parts in a  Christmas play, the learning doesn’t stop.

Since studies won’t be mandatory, our thoughts can be focused on Christmas, fun, and playing Santa, (We decided when our oldest was young not to encourage a “belief” in Santa, but to encourage idea and play of Santa.  We each  draw a name and are responsible for filling  that family members stocking, wrapping a gift or two and eating the cookies left out.)

Without lessons, my kids will no doubt be asking for extra computer time.  I found these fun “Santa” sites for the kids to play on.

Track Santa on the map, play interactive games and more  http://www.noradsanta.org/

Join Raymond the Reindeer for a tour of the North Pole, short stories, and interactive games  http://www.northpole.com/

A wonderful selection of Christmas themed games…

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Learning Christmas with Countdowns

It’s December and time to begin the countdown to Christmas. These resources make the countdown educational and fun!

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countdownfull_thumb%255B1%255DAre you extra busy this time of year?  We are!  Our calendar is filled with Christmas program rehearsals, a holiday workshop, caroling, and parties.  We’re decorating, crafting and baking.  And of course, there’s light displays to drive by, extra shopping, and gifts to wrap and deliver.  Oh yeah, there’s homeschool lessons, too.

Not only are we counting the days down until Christmas, we’re counting the days left in our semester.  I know some homeschooling families that take off the month of December, as nice as that sounds, it isn’t for us. We keep on learning through December, and we have about two more weeks of homeschooling before we’ll be ready for a break .   However, with the added busy-ness, regular lessons won’t give us the time we need to pursue the activities that make this time of year so special.

Below are  the online links to Advent and Christmas…

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