|Posted on March 12, 2013 at 9:20 AM|
I just realized as we had put the final touches on our Arctic & The Inuit Unit study that I did not ever send you the cover pages. I normally try to make these first if I make some, but usually send them last or toward the end of the unit since they go on the outside flaps of our lapbook. Too, if you choose to notebook and just use part of the minibooks, the covers can be used to divide sections or as decorative pieces.
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|Posted on February 28, 2013 at 8:30 PM|
Using a lapbook is not just for real young children. I am not sure why that thinking permeates in the homeschool world and I have often wondered why it does. I think sometimes we might feel that middle school or high school is suppose to be only about serious learning. My thinking has changed and has been molded by many homeschool experiences but one thing that has not changed is the need to add a bit of fun to our every day subjects. Easy lapbooking is a way to do this and to curb negative a...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 28, 2013 at 8:15 PM|
I thought we were going to skate passed the icky sick season this year because we were doing so good, but it seems like we got a touch of it. Not anything though near like my poor mom. She ended up in the hospital and so as life happens, that threw off our scheduling. But I happily make my chicken pot pies anytime my mom requests them ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 18, 2013 at 6:50 AM|
As I try to recover from my Fraud, Forgery & FBI adventure last week, we did manage to get some school done.
Focusing on some of the beautiful art work of the Inuit, we learned about soapstone carving and scrimshaw. The Inuit often carved beautiful and elaborate masks and sculptures. They used bone, ivory and animal antlers. Today, soapstone (a soft rock) is used too. I fin...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 6, 2013 at 10:30 AM|
The Arctic ocean is about 5.5 million square miles of water and sea ice floats on top of the ocean. Sea ice or the polar ice cap covers most of the ocean and some of the ice is perennial meaning it is frozen year around. The Arctic is surrounded by land in Greenland, Canada, Russia and parts of these countries as well as part of Alaska is in the Arctic Circle. So I thought making a salt dough map would be the perfect way to show the geography of the land and polar ice cap.Read Full Post »