* Updated with more links! 10-18-06
First of all, the title of this post is the Unit Study we are working on right now. If you are just joining me, or for more about the curriculum we use, you can visit their website or read up about past adventures we have had. Below are links we have discovered over the past few weeks of school (some were shared with us by friends doing our same unit). We are a bit behind schedule due to excessive field trips and daddy’s work schedule leaving us less school days each week… so we have a few weeks left on this unit yet. I may come in to add a few more links later. If you have any related links to share, by all means, leave them in the comments section so the kids and I can check them out.
On a side-note, I just wanted to say that we were gone all day yesterday on a field trip to visit a blind lady and see her interesting gadgets that help her tell time, mail library books on tape, label her medicines in Braille, label her clothes with color initials so she can “match” and walk around (cane). The kids enjoyed listening to her and asking her questions. We also walked with a post-man to deliver some letters, had lunch in the park, played on the playground, and had the most educational field trip of the year at an eye-doctor’s office (with our co-op). We were gone from noon to five-thirty! Then I had to come home and cook enchiladas (recipe to be posted later today on my other blog). We had a great day, even if we only did a fraction of our “seat work” and other schoolwork.
Today is a full school day, so I had better run. I just wanted to post to make sure you don’t think I had forgotten about the blog entirely. I was just too tired to get to it last night.
Highlights for Kids Interactive “Hidden Picture” Game (Attentiveness General)
Simon Says Online (Attentiveness General)
Attentiveness Bible/Scripture & General Links (wonderful!)
Nice Article on Spiritual Attentiveness
* Great audio stories/info about Attentiveness for elementary kids by Character First
Ears-Sound/Eyes-Seeing & 5 Senses
Five Senses PDF Worksheets
Brain Pop Five Senses Animated Videos (15 Day trail) – they have Woodwind Instruments, Sound, Hearing, Ears, and all the senses (plus much more) – very cool site.
Video of “Ear Tube” surgery
Teacher PDF Resource Pack for Teaching about the Ear/Hearing (great diagram!)
Ed Helper Five Senses worksheets/ideas
Find out your Hearing Curve
Interesting facts about hearing loss due to age and exposure to intense sound levels (has nice ear pictorial)
* Learn Sign Language visually with short videos online!
* Watch a video online of dissecting a cow’s eye!
* Create your own KONOS Sound vocabulary words crossword puzzle to print.
Orchestra Link (listen to the instruments!)
* Create your own KONOS Music Vocabulary Crossword to print.
PBS Jazz for Kids! Way cool, cat!
You can’t study Jazz without the Reading Rainbow reading of “Mama Don’t Allow” by Thacher Hurd!
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