September 11, 2001 Lesson Plans

History - September 11, 2001 I found these lesson plans from The Cork Board and read this fact sheet to my children. It was hard for me to read all the way through without tearing up at the memories. Wow - I hope my children can understand that history doesn't just teach us so much, but was also lived by real people. Have you found a great way … [Read more...]

Cycle Two: Week Twenty-Three

History: March like soldiers around our home while reciting the history sentence.  Perhaps we'll assign two different rooms to be the United States and Kuwait.  English: We're going to write a noun in the center of our chalkboard and add modifiers answering the adjective questions.  For example, brothers could be our noun in the … [Read more...]

Cycle Two: Week Twenty-Two

Image SourceHistory - We're going to review the same way we did for week 21.  If you aren't on CC Connected to find the history sentence cards, a blank illustration sheet and internet images (or history books) for inspiration would work just as well. English - Use the acronym FANBOYS to remember the list of coordinating … [Read more...]

Cycle Two – Week Nineteen

Image CreditHistory - I was originally hoping we'd visit the above pictured Korean War Memorial in D.C.  Not sure we'll be able to pull that off right now, but I did learn there are other options, even closer to home.  There is a Korean War Memorial in Philadelphia and one in New Jersey.  Who knew? Not me!English - The CC app … [Read more...]

DIY Skip Counting Boards

A few months back a friend posted a picture of skip counting boards handmade by her husband.  I had never seen anything like them! I thought they looked so cool & started asking for details.  My friend and her husband based their design off these online tutorials (1 and 2).  They made two versions: one with wooden pegs … [Read more...]

Cycle Two – Week Eighteen

Image CreditHistory - Recite the sentence while coloring a President Roosevelt picture.  If you're curious to learn more about the history of the change from League of Nations to United Nations like I was, check out this site.English - I love how the CC app demonstrated the five kinds of nouns with the same sentence to highlight each of the … [Read more...]

Cycle Two – Week Seventeen

History - We're going to review history with geography this week by tracing or blobbing the countries of the ally and axis leaders in different colors.  I'd say blue and red, but my boys will probably each pick two of their favorite colors.  :)English - We'll simply chant the definition of a noun three times or more for review.  If … [Read more...]

Cycle Two – Week Sixteen

Image CreditHistory - Draw or trace a black lined map.  Color in the areas where Germany invaded.  Look in our Kingfisher History Encyclopedia to read about the world wars.English - Practice memorizing the definition of a verb through motions.Latin - Continue using the story prompts to review the Latin endings.Science - I'm a little … [Read more...]

Cycle Two – Week Seven

History - Read The 95 Theses by Dr. Martin Luther.Latin - Copy the Latin work on blank notebook paper.English - Write the possessive adjectives on sticky notes and attach them on items around the house.  I have a feeling they'll like this and we'll do it more than once. :)Science - Draw a five point star and label each arm with the five kinds … [Read more...]

Cycle Two – Week Six

History - Check out books from the library on the famous men of week six or should I say, the renaissance. Latin - Match the endings using two copies of the Latin pronunciation helps.  English - As a group, write the possessive nouns on sticky notes and attach them to various items around the house.   Math - The skip counting mazes and … [Read more...]