TONGUE TWISTERS are one of my favorite ways to add fun to Language Arts.
Great for voice, speech, articulation exercises, and a quick break from past-participles. Oh, and GIGGLES!
Shredded Swiss cheese.
That was fun, huh?
You can do this!
Make your own Sea-Saw , add animated characters that you create! Then upload your work of art to share with the PL community!
Okay… This is fun! The National Gallery of Art created Brushter! to unleash the artist inside you! All sizes and shapes of electronic paintbrushes + a palette of awesome colors + YOU = really COOL CREATIONS!
Go for it!
The exact moment of a sonic boom. An Air Force F-22 Raptor executes a sonic flyby over the flight deck of the aircraft carrier, USS John C. Stennis.
What is a sonic boom?
LOOK IT UP, then write a comment to share what you’ve learned!
These clouds paint a beautiful picture in the skies of Norway.
What types of clouds do you see in this photo?
Hint: Check out this cloud atlas by the Kiwi Kids (ask a parent to copy & paste this address into an Internet browser)
Where is Norway? You can use an Atlas or encyclopedia to help you locate and learn about this beautiful place!
BTW: What is an Atlas? After whom was it named?
Answers lead to questions…
The following is an excerpt from Aurora Lipper’s “Supercharged Science Newsletter” (August 30, 2012).
IT’S AMAZING WHAT A HANDS-ON SCIENCE CLASS CAN DO!!!
“Recently a man came up to me and thanked me excitedly. To be honest, I didn’t recognize him. Then he explained that about six years ago, I had taught a science workshop that his son had attended. His son was apparently doing very poorly in all his subjects at the time (I think he was in 6th grade).
He continued to tell me that after the workshop, his son had developed a fascination with science (airplanes in particular). It seems it suddenly clicked for him that school was about the real world, and that it all worked together. Math was part of flying planes, as was writing. Airline pilots need college degrees, in fact.
His grades in school got better, and in science he was getting A’s and B’s. Then the man straightened up and smiled…
He said, “My boy just started college in Aeronautical Engineering!”
It turns out, six years ago he was looking ahead and worrying that his son might not even finish high school. This just goes to show that science can be so much more than just a subject to teach your kids – it’s a part of the magical world we all live in.”