Monday, October 31, 2011

CC cycle 3 week 9

I found some videos showing the amazing architecture and art in the Hagia Sophia, since it went with one of our history cards for this week. Hard to imagine how they built such an amazing structure that has endured for so long without any large machinery, power tools, or stores to build supplies at!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

More CC Cycle 3 Resources

I found out about this great blog that takes cycle 3 week by week and includes references to various Usborne books as well as Netflix instant play shows, movies, and documentaries that coordinate with what we're learning each week. So nice to have all of that put together for us!

Also, the other day I discovered an app called Stack the States. It's a really fun game for kids to learn about the states, capitals, major cities and landmarks of the states, what states border each other, and more. There is a free version and the full version is a whopping 99 cents. My kids ages 8, 10, 11, 13, and even the 15 year old have been enjoying playing it today. A portable, fun way to reinforce our study of the 50 states!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

50 States and Capitals Song

This is a fun way to help remember all of the US states and capitals!

Bonus points if you sing it with the accent! ;)

Monday, October 3, 2011

CC cycle 3 week 6

I thought this was interesting for a visual understanding of the inner ear and balance, which we learned about in science this week: