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Here’s a list of free cross-curriculum Valentine’s Day resources!
Heart Bordered Notebooking Printables https://www.teacherfiles.com/resources_bp_holidays.htm
Writing Activities and Prompts https://writeshop.com/?s=valentine
Valentine’s Day Vocabulary List, Interactive Word Games, Printables https://myvocabulary.com/word-game-puzzles/valentine-s-day-vocabulary/
How to Say “I Love You” in 20 Languages https://reference.yourdictionary.com/reference/other-languages/how-to-say-i-love-you-in-many-languages.html
Valentine “Would You Rather” Questions https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Valentines-Day-Would-You-Rather-Questions-FREE-1104231
Valentine’s Day History (articles, video, photo gallery) https://www.history.com/topics/valentines-day/history-of-valentines-day-2
Valentine’s Day History, Legends, Traditions http://www.stvalentinesday.org/about-valentines-day.html
Cupid Mythology https://mythology.net/roman/roman-gods/cupid/
Valentine’s Day Traditions Around the World https://traveltriangle.com/blog/valentines-day-traditions-around-the-world/
Math and Science:
11 Valentine Math Lessons https://www.yummymath.com/2019/valentines-day-11-possibilities/
Human Heart Free Resource List https://homeschoolgiveaways.com/2016/02/learning-about-the-human-heart-with-free-printables-and-activities/
Valentine’s Day Chemistry – Cards, Chocolate, Flowers and more https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/students/highschool/chemistryclubs/activities/valentines-activities.html
Heart Origami and Craft Activities https://franw.com/2017/02/02/heart-activities/
Bible Verses About “Love” https://dailyverses.net/love
Valentine’s Day Recipes for Kids to Make (not just sweets!) https://www.parenting.com/gallery/easy-valentines-day-recipes-kids?page=0
Romantic Classical Music Playlist
These photos are showing a few of the flowers we have growing in our backyard. We’ll be looking at them closely as we venture on to our next summer school study.
American Flowers Week begins June 28th and that’s a wonderful time to begin a summer school study about flowers! Here’s a fantastic list of free cross curricular resources for learning about and with flowers!
“American Flowers Week is the advocacy, education and outreach campaign …” Find out more about the celebration and how to participate at their website! https://americanflowersweek.com/
Video Tips, How To’s, and Projects from Flower Experts
Video Math Lesson with Fibonacci Flowers
What flowers do you have growing in your yard to homeschool with?
The 2018 Winter Olympic Games have begun! And, Winter Olympics based homeschooling has begun, too! The links below are the cross curricular free resources we’ll be using as we explore South Korea and the 2018 Winter Games.
Brief History, Geography, and Facts of South Korea https://www.ducksters.com/geography/country.php?country=Korea,%20South
Printable South Korea Maps – http://www.freeworldmaps.net/asia/southkorea/
Country Notebooking Printables – http://www.notebookingnook.com/freebie-country-study-notebooking-pages/
South Korea Video Tour – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xq5_J9nArE8
Learn Korean Phrases https://www.fluentu.com/blog/korean/korean-travel-phrases/
Korean Food and Recipes http://www.easykoreanfood.com/
Olympic Games Official Website – Sports, Athletes, Photos, News, Schedule, History, and More https://www.olympic.org/
Olympics Themed Math – https://www.yummymath.com/2018/winter-olympics-pyeongchang-february-9-25/
Bible Verse/Winter Olympic Coloring Pages – https://www.childrens-ministry-deals.com/collections/winter-olympics-sunday-school-childrens-church
Bible/Winter Olympic Discussion Questions https://whatsinthebible.com/the-sochi-winter-olympics-2014-five-questions-to-engage-your-kids/
2018 Educational Kit from the Olympic Museum –https://www.olympic.org/museum/visit/schools/teaching-resources/lesson-material/experiencing-discovering-the-og-special-pc2018#
Non- Commercial Use Free Clipart (enter “olympics” into the search bar) http://clipart-library.com/
Olympic Themed Interactive Games http://www.primarygames.com/socstudies/olympics/olympics.htm
How to Draw Soohorang (the tiger mascot) video lesson https://www.artforkidshub.com/how-to-draw-soohorang-pyeongchang-winter-olympics-mascot/
Olympics Printable Worksheets – Wordsearch, Crossword, Anagrams, True/False Quizzes https://www.historyonthenet.com/worksheets/olympics-worksheets/
Science of the Winter Olympics Video Playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB6B38A6C0540EEB6
How It’s Made Videos : Skating Rinks
Gold (Au79), Silver (Ag47), and Bronze (Copper-Cu29) Information from this Interactive Element Chart http://humantouchofchemistry.com/pages/periodictable.html
Gold, Silver, Bronze Element Videos http://www.periodicvideos.com/
Winter Olympics Inspired Crafts, Games, and Activities https://tipjunkie.com/winter-olympic-activities-and-crafts-for-kids/
I hope we ‘Win the Gold’ with Winter Olympic learning!
Understanding stress and how to relax are life lessons I want my boys to grasp. According to Special Days in August, the 15th is “Relaxation Day” and the perfect time for us to focus on this topic. I’ve gathered some resources for our homeschooling lessons and want to share them with you.
Free K-12 Teacher Guides – What stress is and how to manage it.
Articles with Audio for Students:
Monday, August 21 is the date of the Great American Solar Eclipse. However, there is much to learn and observe before the event! Below is the collection of online resources we’ll be using for eclipse lessons and to prepare for the viewing.
Everything You Need To Know About the Solar Eclipse – Explanations, Diagrams, DIY Safe Viewing Projects, and more!
Animated and Interactive Eclipse Maps – Find out when and where
Eclipse History – NASA’s collection of historical eclipses starting with about 5000 BC including Chinese, Babylonians, and Greeks to current times.
A Day With Two Dawns – Free Eclipse Ebook and Resources from Apologia
Eclipse Kit – Resources and STEM activities from NASA
Our town is one of the prime totality viewing spots. We’ve decided to avoid the crowds that are expected at the various events and have our own back yard party.
For the party!
Sun, Moon, and Stars Coloring Sheets (most of these are suitable for teens and adults)
The 4th of July, America’s birthday, is a fantastic opportunity for family fun, fireworks, food, and summer school learning! I’ve found some great cross curricular and multi level resources to share as we celebrate, explore, create, learn, review, and play through a unit study.
American Revolution Timeline starting with The Stamp Act (1765) and ending with The Treaty of Paris (1783) http://www.ducksters.com/history/revolutionarywartimeline.php
Early America Resources – Documents, Photos, Biographies, and Videos https://www.varsitytutors.com/earlyamerica
Revolutionary War Videos http://www.havefunwithhistory.com/HistorySubjects/AmericanRevolution.html
Tour Revolutionary War Battlefields http://johnsmilitaryhistory.com/revvirtual.html
‘Revolutionary War’ Famous Paintings http://www.reenactmag.com/7-paintings-define-revolutionary-war/
Museum of the American Revolution – Impressive collection of objects, works of art, manuscripts, and printed works! http://www.amrevmuseum.org/collection
Interactive version of John Trumbull’s famous painting “The Declaration of Independence” http://www.quiz-tree.com/Declaration-of-Independence-Trumbull.html
Guns of the Revolutionary War http://www.reenactmag.com/important-guns-revolutionary-war/
“Freedom in America” Interactive Board Game http://electronicfieldtrip.org/freedom/frontPage.html
History/Geography/Math Game Printable – “Find the Lost Redcoat” https://www.education.com/activity/article/The_lost_redcoat/
Liberty’s Kids is an entertaining and a favorite video resource for homeschooling families to introduce the events and people of the American Revolution. Here’s the link to the viewers guide for all 40 episodes. http://www.tv.com/shows/libertys-kids/episodes/
And, the link to the Liberty’s Kids Youtube channel and playlist. All the episodes are available to view. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5pJi9mLIy38m2e_u3sboKQ
Schoolhouse Rock 4th of July Cartoon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmSVnP-oDRs
4th of July Vocabulary List and Word Puzzles https://myvocabulary.com/word-game-puzzles/july-4th-vocabulary/
July 4th Writing Prompts https://writeshop.com/july-4th-writing-activities/
Patriotic Writing Paper Printables http://www.busybeekidsprintables.com/Patriotic-Stationery.html
Calligraphy Resources https://www.franw.com/2015/08/calligraphy-resources.html
Patriotic Quotes https://www.countryliving.com/life/g1841/patriotic-quotes/
Edit and Correct the Rough Draft of the Declaration of Independence http://mrnussbaum.com/rough-draft-declaration-of-independence/
How to Speak Like a Colonial https://makinghistorynow.com/2015/07/well-said-old-fellow-how-to-speak-like-a-colonial-virginian/
Devotions, Quotes, Prayers, and Bible verses for Independence Day http://www.graspinggod.com/4th-of-july.html
“Why do we celebrate the 4th of July with fireworks?” According to Slate, that answer is , “Because John Adams wanted us to.” Link here for the full article. http://www.slate.com/articles/life/explainer/2012/07/history_of_fireworks_in_america_why_do_we_celebrate_fourth_of_july_with_fireworks_.html
“Boom Pow Whizz” is an awesome article explaining the history of fireworks with a couple of suggested art and language arts activities. https://antiquitynow.org/2013/07/03/boom-pow-whizzz-the-history-of-fireworks/
Fireworks and Flags Math Activities http://www.yummymath.com/2016/4th-of-july/
Learn about the chemistry of fireworks and use the handy chart of to identify what chemical compounds are used to produce different colors http://www.scifun.org/CHEMWEEK/fireworks/Fireworks2017.htm
And here’s more firework chemistry including a highlighted periodic table http://sciencenotes.org/firework-colors-chemistry/
And to find out more about the elements that make the firework colors http://www.rsc.org/periodic-table
What’s inside a firework and step by step explanation of what happens when lit http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/fireworks/anat_nf.html
How It’s Made – Fireworks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hatDxw8-GRM
How It’s Made – Sparklers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LJ-lAANCw8
Steve Spangler’s – 4th of July Science https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZp7VTYJvQw
Make Your Own Firecracker! (fairly easy) https://layers-of-learning.com/make-your-own-firecrackers/
Homemade Fireworks Instructions (advanced and probably dangerous!) https://www.thoughtco.com/homemade-fireworks-projects-607331
BBQ and Grilling Safety Guide with kids http://www.air-n-water.com/bbq-grill-safety-kids.htm
Kids Grilling Recipes and Tips http://www.kids-cooking-activities.com/easy-grilling-recipes.html
My family’s favorite 4th of July treat is this yummy and easy layered dessert using store bought angel food cake – cut into cubes, blueberries, sliced strawberries, and whipped cream.
Fun Learning Activities http://www.franw.com/2013/06/4th-of-july-americas-independence-day.html
4th of July themed Bible games and activities http://www.christianitycove.com/?s=4th+of+july
4th of July Party Games http://www.rd.com/advice/parenting/4th-of-july-10-fun-party-games/
4th of July themed Interactive Games http://www.primarygames.com/holidays/july4/games.htm
Patriotic Music for Kids http://www.rhapsody.com/artist/various-artists/album/americas-favorite-patriotic-songs-for-kids
And don’t forget to check with your local library! We found these …
And we don’t have to stop this study here! “The Pennsylvania State House bell was rung to summon the people of Philadelphia to gather for the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence on July 8, 1776. Though the bell wouldn’t be called the Liberty Bell until years later, the bell’s message of liberty certainly rang that day.”
The Liberty Bell – Learning Resource List https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/07/08/the-liberty-bell/