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?
June 21 is the first day of summer! Here’s a list of free cross curricular summer themed resources and activities:
Reasons for the Seasons – Ted Ed Video Lesson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DD_8Jm5pTLk
Seasons and the Sun – Crash Course Kids Video Lesson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b25g4nZTHvM
Search your city’s sunrise/sunset times, sun distance, sun altitude, and more https://www.timeanddate.com/sun/
Day and night world map https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/sunearth.html?iso=20180618T1406
Bible Verses for the Summer http://www.beliefnet.com/faiths/christianity/bible/bible-verses-for-the-summer.aspx
Ancient Solstice Celebrations Article http://www.kidzworld.com/article/890-summer-solstice-the-first-day-of-summer
“The Longest Day” Math Lesson https://www.yummymath.com/2018/the-longest-day-2/
“How Much Pee is in the Pool?” Math Lesson https://www.yummymath.com/2018/how-much-pee-is-in-that-pool-2/
Summer Theme “Would You Rather” Questions http://minds-in-bloom.com/20-would-you-rather-questions-for-2/
Home Remedies (these make for some good science labs when the unfortunate happens)
Testing Sunscreen Effectiveness – Science Fair Project
Pesticide and Repellent – Science Fair Projects
Make a Thermometer http://www.weatherwizkids.com/?page_id=1715
Make a Barometer http://www.weatherwizkids.com/?page_id=1745
Summer Astronomy Events, Maps, and Guides https://www.almanac.com/astronomy
Dream Vacation Writing Prompts https://writeshop.com/dream-vacation-writing-prompts/
Camping Writing Prompts https://writeshop.com/writing-prompts-about-camping/
Camps and Summer Vacation Vocabulary https://myvocabulary.com/word-list/camps-and-summer-vacation-vocabulary/
Summer Crafts and Activities https://artfulparent.com/100-summer-crafts-activities-for-kids/
Animated Shakespeare’s A Mid Summer Night’s Dream Summary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1wMfOwlAZ8
A Mid Summer Night’s Dream from “No Fear Shakespeare” ( Shakespeare’s language side-by-side with a facing-page translation into modern English) http://nfs.sparknotes.com/msnd
Famous Paintings of Summer http://blog.bridgemanimages.com/here-comes-the-sun-famous-paintings-of-summer/
Vivaldi’s Summer with Nature and String Instruments Music Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhkoUQ7HdIQ
Billboard’s Top Summer Songs https://www.billboard.com/articles/list/513566/top-30-summer-songs
ICE CREAM! ice Cream in a Bag Recipe and learn about the history of Ice Cream https://www.franw.com/2011/07/ice-cream.html
Healthy Summer Snack Recipes https://www.superhealthykids.com/30-kid-friendly-summer-snacks/
Swimming Pool Games http://www.medallionenergy.com/blog/40-swimming-pool-games-play/
DIY Backyard Games https://www.brit.co/diy-outdoor-games/
And, don’t forget about your local library! Many have special summer programs!
Happy Summer Schooling!
The first full week in March is Celebrate Your Name Week!
- Sunday – Namesake Day
- Monday – Fun Facts About Names Day
- Tuesday – Unique Names Day
- Wednesday – Discover What Your Name Means Day
- Thursday – Nametag Day
- Friday – Middle Name Pride Day
- Saturday – Decendants Day
Below are some wonderful free resources for learning about names and some activity ideas for added fun.
Celebrating Names Activity Guide and Resources
Name Origins, Crest, and History (also related ‘for sale’ products)
What’s In a Name Game from Funschooling and Recreational Learning
“The Name Game” from the 1965 Hit Song by Shirley Ellis at Youtube
“The Name Game” Lyrics and Music for Karaoke at Youtube
12 Names of Jesus Printable Cards from The Purposeful Mom
Praying and Pronouncing the Names of God from Tony Evans
Names of Large Numbers Chart (because we need a math lesson this week too!)
I hope you’ll enjoy Celebrating your family’s names!
Betty (A diminutive of Elizabeth, meaning My God is plentiful) Jo (A diminutive of Josephine meaning May Jehovah add. Also diminutive of Joanne meaning God is gracious.)