Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Apollo 11 Moon Landing

This week we are learning about the Cold War. After reading pg. 385-389 in Story of the World Vol. 4, I had the kids watch this short video.

Below are some links that you might find helpful if you are studying the Apollo 11 Moon Landing or just a study of the moon.
Facts about the Moon from Enchanted Learning
The First Moon Walk a summary by Scholastic with links to other space missions
First Step on the Moon coloring sheets (I had to select the text and image to print a clean copy)
The coloring sheets are part of a series of coloring sheets that together would make a huge timeline of American History. Here is the link to the original page with all of the coloring sheets.
General Space Crafts and Poems These would be geared to younger children.

Back to Blogging...

Just a note to mention that I have looked through my blog this morning and realize that there are many links that no longer work and I even had a comment from February that needed approval. :-( I'm sorry I have been absent so long. I will work on getting the links all working this week and next. And I've already approved the comment and added a new link for the drawing book in the comment area. I plan to get back to my regular blogging about our school adventures. The wee babe is now 7 months old and is no longer wee. Well at 9 pounds 9 ounces, I guess he wasn't too wee to begin with. He has just started crawling around the house. Boy are we in for trouble! :-) In fact, I am ordering a couple of wide opening gates today! Now that he is past the unpredictable newborn phase, he is now very happy with his new found mobility and has more or less fallen into a predictable schedule that has gotten our Home School on the Farm back into some semblance of "normal."

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Conjunction Junction

Anyone remember conjunction junction from their childhood?

Magic "e" - Reading Game

I found this fun game for extra reading practice with the "magic e." It has 3 levels and moves from finding the correct magic e word to using magic e words within a sentence. Fun music and lively colors along with a frog prince theme will make even the most reluctant readers want to play again!

Magic "e" - Reading Game