31 Days of Read-Alouds: The Glorious Flight

The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot July 25, 1909 is the story of Louis Bleriot one of the great pioneers in aviation. In The Glorious Flight Louis is determined to build an airplane and eventually succeeds in flying across the English Channel.

This is a great book to read when studying aviation as well as France during the early 1900’s. If you live near an air and space museum a visit to the museum would really make this book come alive.

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Activities for The Glorious Flight 

clothespin airplanes

pretend play airplane

 

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31 Days of Read-Alouds: Caps for Sale

My kids absolutely loved Caps for Sale when they were younger. When he was little, my son would often act out the entire book as I read it.

Even recently he came out of his room with several hats on his head and asked who he reminded me of. I couldn’t figure it out (since it had been years since he’s read the book) and then her reminded me he was the peddler in Caps for Sale.

In this book, the peddler meets a group of monkeys who are determined to take his caps. Kids will love reading how the peddler out smarts the monkeys to get his caps back.

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This book is great for counting, colors, sorting, money, and of course learning about monkeys!

Activities for Caps for Sale

Tree-Snack-for-Kids

playdoughtrees

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31 Days of Read-Alouds: The Little Red Lighthouse

The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge is a new story for our family. I’m not sure how I hadn’t discovered it before this year, but it is a great read with wonderful illustrations.

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The Little Red Lighthouse was round, red, jolly and very proud. It guided ships up and down the river until the Great Gray Bridge was built. The Little Red Lighthouse thought it wasn’t needed anymore because the Great Gray Bridge had taken its job. There is a great lesson at the end of the story -you’re never too small to make a difference – something young kids can definitely take to heart.

Topics to study with The Little Red Lighthouse:

  • Weather
  • Storms
  • Lighthouses
  • Bridges
  • Boats
  • Rivers
  • New York

Activities for The Little Red Lighthouse

solo cup lighthouse

how to build a truss bridge

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Virtual Anatomy Study Resources

Virtual Anatomy Study Resources at The Happy Housewife

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By contributing writer Marci

Mention studying anatomy to many people and the thoughts of dissected frogs and formaldehyde make them shiver and want to run. That’s a shame. The study of anatomy is fascinating and doesn’t have to be gross.

Thanks to new virtual anatomy resources, we can turn our computers and tablets into science labs and explore the world of anatomy and physiology without getting our hands dirty. Here are some of my favorite virtual tools for studying anatomy. Remember to pin this post to use later with your students.

Anatomy Apps

My Incredible Body App.  This app contains stunning 3D images taking students on a journey through the human body and its systems. It is available on iTunes and Google Play.

Virtual Anatomy Study Resources at The Happy Housewife

Virtual Frog Dissection App. This is a great alternative to actual frog dissections. This app contains 3D images, information about the frog organs, and comparisons of human and frog organs. The app works on iPads, desktops, laptops, netbooks, and interactive whiteboards.

Virtual Anatomy Study Resources at The Happy Housewife

Online Interactive Resources

Cow Eye Dissection. This site contains step by step images and video of a real cow eye being dissected.

Virtual Knee Replacement Surgery. Take on the role of surgeon in this online, animated, interactive knee replacement surgery. You can also take part in a virtual hip replacement.

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Virtual Human BodyThis online interactive is very comprehensive in its exploration of the human body and its structure. This is also available as a mobile app.

3D brain. This is a really cool interactive 3D model of the brain. It gives details about the function and structure of each part.

Videos

How the body works videos from Kids HealthThis is a great set of videos for younger students. Animated characters lead kids through various parts of the body explaining the parts and how they work together.

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NOVA Science How The Brain WorksThis is an hour long video hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson that explores recent brain research.

Have you used real or virtual dissections in your homeschool? Do you use any other virtual tools to study anatomy? 

More Anatomy Themed Posts

Personal Recommendations from The Happy Housewife for Anatomy Curriculum & Resources:

Apologia: Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology

Additional Anatomy Curriculum and Resources

More posts from Marci


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