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1. Creating a Theme Basket: The Swiss Family Robinson
Does your child just love a great adventure story? Are you looking for a way to hook your child into summer reading? Do you have homeschool all year round? Are you running a summer school or summer reading program, and looking for the "hook" that will hook kids into reading? Or are you a teacher ...
2. Tell the Story of Learning with an Experience Panel
Education - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 03:00:37
Experience panels -- using multiple media to share learning with the world! (c) Kim M. Bennett, 2011
... Have you ever brought your class back from a field trip, only to find that your follow-up activities somehow fail to capture the excitement of the event?
... Are you struggling to find a gre...
3. Making Homemade Butter (and Other Colonial Fun!)
Education - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 03:02:24
Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a Colonist at the time of the American Revolution?
Would you have liked to live during the Colonial period? What did people do? What was it like to be a kid during that period? What did people wear, eat, do for fun? What was school like then?
4. The Five Best Shipwrecks on Film
Education - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:54:20
Who doesn't love a good disaster?
And there's something about the combination of stormy seas, boats and tropical islands that spells box office success. Once you get over the drama of the sinking vessel, the locale isn't too shabby.
Here are five of our favorite shipwreck-themed movies from the...
5. Building a Snowman, Pt 1: Snowman Observations
Entertainment & Media - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 03:02:24
Everyone is sitting at the dinner table. In the background, the TV drones on, with the events of the day playing on the evening news. Suddenly, over the murmur of "Please pass the salt," and "You have to try a little," drifts the words, "Possible ten inches of accumulation in the overnight hours....
6. How to Teach Everything Through Nature: Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Education - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:33:18
We just returned from a wonderful, peaceful day at Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo, in Bridgeport, Connecticut. A small zoo that is just right for families with little ones in tow, the Beardsley Zoo has a variety of family-oriented exhibits and activities. Check out the link, above, for the current c...
7. Crafting With Kids: Summer Tie-Dye!
Education - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 03:03:31
Are you looking for a creative project for everyone in your family? Are you just dying to be an artist, but you and paintbrushes just don't see eye-to-eye? Are you mysteriously drawn to the 60's and 70's, even though you grew up in the 80's and 90's? Do you have a stockpile of Rit dye just waitin...
8. Two Easy Apple Experiments
Arts & Design - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:33:19
Submitted to the Simple Science Strategies October blog carnival, 2012.
Ever reach into the crisper drawer for that beautiful, red apple, then turn it over to see the bottom side all brown and mushy? Do you wonder why it can look so good on one side, and so very bad on the other? What causes tha...
9. Aloha! Nearly Free Fun on Sunny Oahu
Education - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:13:20
Oahu, Hawaii (photo credit: NASA)
Hawaii is one of my all-time favorite vacation spots that I've ever visited. It is everything you imagine it to be! But the cost of a trip that far away can be intimidating. How can you create the memories of a lifetime, but still have money when you get back ho...
10. Making Watermelon Sorbet
Travel & Places - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:20:22
In our house, we LOVE watermelon! Almost every summer gathering includes one of these tasty fellows. There is nothing like a slice of juicy watermelon to wash down all that delicious summer barbecue...
Sometimes, all the guests leave, and there's still a big chunk of the emerald-and-red melon, w...
11. Living Math: Beyond Math Facts
Food & Cooking - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:51:17
When aspiring dentists go to dental school, I'm sure that one thing they talk about, really quickly, is how terrified people are of going to the dentist. I mean, not the fear of the unknown, or the fear of pain, or the fear of getting in trouble, but that deep, irrational, beyond-all-sense fear t...
12. High-Octane Start to Your Holiday: Spicy Sausage Strata
Education - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 03:04:29
Hearty Food for Your Holiday Breakfast...
This breakfast casserole has become a staple meal for holiday mornings in our house. It is easy to prepare the night before, leaving time to just have fun together the next day, can be adapted to suit all tastes and preferences, and is just fancy enough ...
13. Natural Gardening: The Art of Pea Staking
Food & Cooking - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 03:04:29
I have always been a "throwback."
Maybe it's because I'm a child of the 60's. Maybe it's because my mom was a farm girl, and my dad's people were immigrant Italians who made a living in Little Italy, selling vegetables from a handcart.
My closet is full of tie-dye (check out last year's tie-dye...
14. Easy Seafood Quesadillas
Home & Garden - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:50:23
My youngest son loves it when we do "refrigerator cooking."
You know -- the kind where you pull out a little of this, a little of that, and -- voila! -- you have something magical and delicious.
In honor of the upcoming Cinco de Mayo festivities, why not whip up a plate of these tasty, and oh-s...
15. Seeds Get Around
Food & Cooking - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:50:23
Seeds are like tiny bundles of hope. Inside, there is the hope of an oak tree, a rambling rose, a meadow full of timothy grass. There is the hope of a bumper crop of apples, each containing even more seeds, more hope. Everything is there, waiting for just the right conditions. And what clever mec...
16. Follow those Tracks! Take an Animal Tracks Quiz
Education - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:10:29
Calling all nature lovers and wildlife experts!
How well do you know your animal friends' tootsies? Are you a budding Crocodile Dundee?
Test your FQ ("footprint quotient") with this little quiz. It's fun, it's fast and it's free.
Kim M. Bennett
17. Animal, Vegetable or Mineral? Scientific Names and the Natural World
Education - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 03:00:39
Tyrannosaurus rex... Homo sapiens... Panthera leo.... Many of us recognize these phrases as the "scientific names" of a very famous carnivorous dinosaur, the human being and the lion, respectively. Binomial nomenclature is the system that scientists all over the world use, to create these scienti...
18. Kim Bennett Loves Planting Good Seeds, in Good Soil
Education - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 03:04:29
Have you ever watched a seed germinate?
First, water and the sun's warmth wake up the tiny embryo inside. You can't see it, but life is beginning.
Next, the root emerges. As it moves into the soil, it establishes a firm foundation for the growing plant.
Once rooted, the seedling grows, its stem ...
19. Lucky Boy the Wonder Dog, and How He Lived Up to His Name
Squidoo Community - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 03:02:25
Lucky is a black lab/pit bull mix who wandered into our lives (literally) as a puppy, and stole our hearts immediately. We would love to share his incredible story (it really is amazing), and know that you will fall in love with him, too.
Kim M. Bennett
20. Literacy 101: Language Arts Instruction, K-3
Pets & Animals - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 03:10:24
Are you one of these people?
1. A homeschooling parent;
2. A parent of a child in public school who struggles with reading;
3. A grandparent who wants to be more involved with the education of a grandchild;
4. A classroom teacher who wants to try something new to reach struggling readers;
5. A c...
21. The Power of Observation: Life in a Tiny Ecosystem
Education - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:11:18
[NOTE: This activity is part of a series on the science process skill of observation. Activities 1 and 2 ("A Little Patch of Land," and "Adopt-a-Plant," can be found here]
The next time you are on a nature walk, prepare to explore life under an old, rotting log. Bring along a couple of container...
22. Finding Fun, Free Family Trips, Close to Home
How-To & Education - Sat, 28 Jul 2012 14:16:35
One of the best parts of homeschooling is that you can have school wherever you want, including outside. Here's a list of fun (and free or inexpensive) places that you can take your "classroom." The idea here is not to fill the outing full of graphic organizers, checklists and facts to learn -- I...
23. Love Your Roses -- And They'll Love You Back!
How-To & Education - Sun, 22 Jul 2012 16:15:17
Roses get a bad rap. Folks say that they are finicky, they require a lot of care, or that not everyone can grow roses. Simply not true! When you understand roses, they can be one of the most reliable, gorgeous additions to a garden of any size or type. In this article, I will share with you some ...
24. Grapefruit Campari Sorbet: Sunshine in a Dish
home-and-garden - Sun, 22 Jul 2012 15:13:01
We are a family of grapefruit lovers. A half of a grapefruit, with a little sugar, is an invigorating way to start a day, and one of our favorite family beverages is ruby red grapefruit juice. Even my husband, who isn't a big breakfast eater, can't resist that juicy, cold grapefruit with his morn...
25. Reflection and Action Planning for School Teams
food-and-cooking - Sun, 22 Jul 2012 14:45:11
Professional Learning Communities, or communities of continuous inquiry and improvement, are groups of teachers and administrators that come together regularly to seek and share learning, then act on what they learn. Their focus is the enhancement of their effectiveness and function, so that all ...
26. The Case for Faith -- by Lee Strobel
How-To & Education - Fri, 02 Sep 2011 11:12:38
Are you seeking to know God more deeply, but you have burning questions that no one can seem to answer for you? Are you already a seasoned Christian, who struggles to respond to such questions? Do you want to know how to answer those who inquire or oppose? In The Case for Faith, author and journa...
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