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World Toilet Day

2014-11-19-WorldToiletDayAt 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/

Toilet Bowl Germs http://health.howstuffworks.com/diseases-conditions/infectious/5-diseases-toilet.htm

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!

betty jo