Thursday, December 11, 2008

Garner Rix and the Royalton Raid

Explore the way of life of a Vermont pioneer family at the end of the 18th Century as they turn wilderness into a thriving-self sufficient farm. Learn about transportation, clothing, wild and domestic animals, plants grown, communication and cultural clashes. Bring these times to life with hands-on projects and suggestions for integrating this theme into all areas of the curriculum.

This Unit Study is adaptable for all ages making it wonderful for any grade level, homeschool family or just anyone interested in exploring history.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

The Teapot Dragon

There is a poem about The Teapot Dragon with a crinkly tail and pincer claws. It sticks out it's tongue and keeps the tea piping hot.

The Teapot Dragon is a poem that takes a child from reality to imagination. Start with The Teapot Dragon poem and explore imagery through words. Use those words to describe experiments with temperature and the tastes of various teas.

Pour out the tea from the Dragon's Teapot and write some dragon poetry.