Magic tree house book: Adventure in the Amazon

This week we have been using one of the Magic Tree House books 'Adventure in the Amazon', to continue with our South America¬†unit study, focusing on the country of Brazil. South America: Goals for this Study Whilst working through the next unit of Rainforest Journey and reading Adventure in the Amazon, we will be focusing…

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Around the World with FIAR: The Gully Washer (South America)

Yes, I know this is a bit of a stretch, but gully washers do happen in Colombia, and Colombia happens to be one of the wettest countries in South America, and the next part of the Rainforest Journey is learning about the water cycle. ¬†See it all dove-tails...a bit. ¬†In all honesty the Gully Washer…

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Fun, Hands On Dinosaur Unit: Thyreophora – Stegasaurus

The girls have had enormous fun learning about the dinosaurs from the Thyreophora¬†group using the Stegasaurus¬†as an example. Dinosaurs are classified into two groups dependant on the position of the hips: Saurischia (lizard hipped dinosaurs) Ornithiscia (bird hipped dinosaurs) The Saurischia are further divided into Theropods and Sauropods, while the Ornithiscia are divided into¬†Thyreophora and…

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Australian Aborigines: The Boomerang and Didgeridoo

This week the children learnt all about the Australian Aboriginal Boomerang and Didgeridoo.¬† First, they researched the boomerang and Thomas made one.¬† Next, the little ones played with an authentic didgeridoo.¬† And finally, we all tried our hands at playing it.¬† We were not very good.¬† But we did have a lot of fun trying!…

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Guest Posting: Learning about Mesopotamia Through Literature and Hand On Activities

I am guest posting over at 123homeschool4me today and would love for you to click over and read all about our adventures in Mesopotamia. This is the third part of a four part hands on history unit¬†for children of all ages. ¬†Using a retelling of the Epic of Gilgamesh, your children will learn all about…

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Guest Posting: Learning about Mesopotamia Through Literature and Hand On Activities

I am guest posting over at 123homeschool4me today and would love for you to click over and read all about our adventures in Mesopotamia. I'm excited to be sharing my home schooling unit study about Ancient Mesopotamia based on three books retelling the Epic of Gilgamesh.  Containing lots of fun hands-on activities........ (for more click here)

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Australian Aborigines: Resources

Welcome to my first post covering the Australian Aboriginal Resources we used for our mini unit study. Australian Aboriginal Resources: Who are the Aboriginals? Firstly, we did a bit of research about the Aboriginal race.... Aborigines describe the people indigenous to Australia. ¬†The Aborigines were thought to have migrated from Asia some 30000 years ago,…

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