Funschooling News #29 Special Days Edition

 

November Theme

Family Stories


Breakout the pictures!

Take time to reminisce and tell stories

 about family and friends.


Visit an adult center and take time to 

listen to the stories being told there.

Special Days & Holidays For November

Betty Jo, of Still Learning Something New, has posted the newest version of her November 2018 Special Days Calendar. It has a long list of famous birthdays, historical events, interesting days, and monthly event and food themes.

📙November 25Author/Illustrator Marc Brown born 1946 – Learn more about the creator of the PBS cartoon Arthur (and related books) and play some of the theme related games available here.

Watch: Arthur * Es 04×05 The Blizzard; The Rat Who Came To Dinner

Activity Suggestion: Go to the library and read some books about Arthur’s adventures.

November 26: Cartoonist Charles Schulz born 1922 – Visit the Charles Schulz museum to learn more about the creator of Peanuts. Watch Charlie Brown adopts Snoopy 

Activity Suggestion: Make a simple cartoon of your own.

🌡November 27Scientist Anders Celsius born 1701 – This link will take you to a video that offers a short biography about the scientist. Video: Who Invented the Fahrenheit and Celsius Temperature Scales? 

Activity Suggestion: For the next week, change Fahrenheit to Celsius using this mathematical formula. Compare where you live to different temperatures around the world…Change Celsius to Fahrenheit as well.


November 28French Toast Day – Whip up a batch of your favorite French toast and do something a little extra special with it: Add toppings like strawberries (or another fruit), whipped cream, cream cheese, a drizzle of honey, raisins, nuts, a drizzle of chocolate syrup, or something else of your choosing. 

Video Recipe SuggestionHow to Make French Toast!! Classic Quick and Easy Recipe


🍫November 29Chocolates Day – Do you like chocolate? Have some fun making chocolate bubble bath, lip balm, chocolate covered pretzels, and other fun foods. Learn about the history and benefits as well.

📚November 30: Author Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) born 1835 – Learn about this author and listen to some of his stories or download a few and read them.

I hope something in this post makes you smile!


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Funschooling News #28 Special Days Edition

November Theme

Start Your own study with the Native American resources provided.


Theme for the Week


Activities to try this week.

Special Days & Holidays For November
Betty Jo, of Still Learning Something New, has posted the newest version of her November 2018 Special Days Calendar. It has a long list of famous birthdays, historical events, interesting days, and monthly event and food themes.

🐭November 18Mickey Mouse debut 1928 – Mickey turns 90 this year! Watch the debut cartoon: Steamboat Willie, then take some time to learn about Mickey’s creator, Walt Disney – The Man Behind The Myth (Documentary).


🎩November 19:  Gettysburg Address 1863 – Listen to Johnny Cash: The Gettysburg Address.

🥜November 20Peanut Butter Fudge Day – Whip up a batch of peanut butter fudge this week!


November 21First Untethered Hot Air Balloon Flight 1763 – Learn about hot air balloons. Fun suggestions are included in this post.

🦃November 22Thanksgiving Day – Learn about the first Thanksgiving and do some holiday related crafts.

🗺November 22: Start Your Own Country DayBuild your own country with the Pdf file available in this link.

⛾November 23: Espresso Day – Check out the visual history of espresso makers.

November 23: Fibonacci DayFind patterns in nature!

November 24Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day – Everyone has something they are good at. What do you believe is your unique talent? How can you celebrate this day using your talent?

I hope something in this post makes you smile!

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Funschooling News #27 STEM Edition

Hi! Welcome to Funschooling News STEM Edition!

Do you enjoy taking nature walks? If you do, collect some pine needles and pine cones while you’re out. The inexpensive, family-friendly activities offered below will help make your week a little more fun and interesting with these unique learning tools.

Supervision is suggested for some of the activities offered in this post.

If you missed the first part of this week’s newsletter that features activities off Still Learning Something New’s November’s Calendar, you can link to it here. You’ll find a fun activity to do or an interesting topic to learn about each day of the week.

🎍Pine Tree Resources on Funschooling & Recreational Learning🎍

YouTube Playlist: Pine Tree Resources & Info 
The videos below, and others, can be found in this playlist.

One Minute Microscope: Pine Leaf Cross Section



Medicinal Teas – Pine Needle Tea





Pinecone Hygrometer – Experiment of the Week


Pine Cone Math & Art

The Spirals in a Pine Cone




How to: Pine Cone Fire Starters

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Funschooling News #26 Special Days Edition

Special Days & Holidays For November

Betty Jo, of Still Learning Something New, has posted the newest version of her November 2018 Special Days Calendar. It has a long list of famous birthdays, historical events, interesting days, and monthly event and food themes.

November Food Theme

Learn about peanuts and do some peanut experiments.

🗺November 11Geography Awareness Week – Visit a national or state park in your area or plan a special trip somewhere. Learn how to Funschool Geography.

November 11Origami Day – Have some fun folding easy origami projects. These sites have more projects to try: The Spruce Craft: Origami &
Origami-Make.org


👩November 12:  Suffragist/Reformer Elizabeth Stanton born 1815 – Learn about Elizabeth Stantonthen watch this informative video about the history of women’s suffrage: Women’s Suffrage: Crash Course US History #31

November 13Indian Pudding Day – Make some today! 


November 14Inventor Robert Fulton born 1765 – Watch this Documentary: Robert Fulton and the American Dream: Engineer and Inventor – Biography to learn more about him.

♻November 15America Recycles Day – Turn your trash into something useful with the ideas in this post.

November 16: Button Day – Purchase a big bag of buttons from a craft store and have fun using them in creative ways. Check out this video if you need some ideas.

🌳November 17Take A Hike Day – There are a lot of benefits to hiking, read about them in this article. Enjoy the fall season by taking a hike this week!

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Funschooling News #25 STEM Edition

Hi! Welcome to Funschooling News STEM Edition!


Are you looking for some inexpensive, family-friendly activities that will help make your week a little more fun and interesting? 
This week’s learning activities include projects that turn leaves into an really fun learning tool. There’s a lot of chemistry in this issue.

If you missed the first part of this week’s newsletter that features activities off Still Learning Something New’s November’s Calendar, you can link to it here. You’ll find a fun activity to do or an interesting topic to learn about each day of the week. 

🍁Leaf Resources on Funschooling & Recreational Learning🍁

YouTube Fall and Leaves Playlist 
The videos below, and others, can be found in this playlist.

Preparation of Stomata Slide

Photosynthesis in Leaf Disks Experiment


 
Use iodine to test a leaf for starch | Plant Physiology | Biology




Science Experiment: Producing electricity from a leaf!!!



Leaf Math & Art

Relaxing Activity: Trace around a leaf on a plain piece of copy paper, then, using a pen, draw enough different sized circles to cover the inside the leaf. Optional: Use different colored pens.

Doodling in Math: Spirals, Fibonacci, and Being a Plant



How To Draw Fall Leaves



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Funschooling News #24 Special Days Edition

Special Days & Holidays For November

Betty Jo, of Still Learning Something New, has posted the newest version of her November 2018 Special Days Calendar. It has a long list of famous birthdays, historical events, interesting days, and monthly event and food themes.

November 4King Tut’s Tomb discovered 1922 – Visit a museum that has Egyptian artifacts. Watch the documentary: In Search Of History – The Mysteries of King Tut


November 5:  Doughnut Day – Whip up a batch of Crispy and Creamy Doughnuts, then watch this informative video about the history of donuts: The American History of Donuts – US 101

✅November 6Election​ ​Day​ ​(US) – Learning about the history of voting.

November 7Scientist Marie Curie born 1867 – Watch this Marie Curie Documentary to learn more about her.

🎲November 8Game Inventor Milton Bradley born 1836 – Read about this businessman and game inventor and play some of the games sold under this brand. Create a game of your own to play.

November 8: STEM & STEAM Day – 5 Ways to Celebrate National STEM/STEAM Day – Tips for celebrating the day.

November 9Berlin Wall opened 1989Learn the history of the wall with the documentary: History Channel – Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall and the news report: Nov. 10, 1989: Celebration at the Berlin Wall

November 10Domino DayPlay with dominoes! Use them as a game or as a tumbling toy. This post has some great ideas.
Video: 25,000 DOMINOES: A Tribute to Domino Day

November 10: Great Wall of China opened to tourism 1970Who built the Great Wall of China? Get the facts with the site offered, and with the documentary: National Geographic – The Great Wall of China – Documentary

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Funschooling News #23 STEAM Edition


Hi! Welcome to Funschooling News STEAM Edition!


Are you looking for some inexpensive, family-friendly activities that will help make your week a little more fun and interesting? 
This week’s learning activities include projects that turn Pumpkins into an really cool learning tool.

If you missed the first part of this week’s newsletter that features activities off Still Learning Something New’s October Special Days Calendar and November’s Calendar, you can link to it here. You’ll find a fun activity to do or an interesting topic to learn about each day of the week. 


Pumpkins Resources


The 3 Sisters: Squash – Pumpkins


Jack O’ Lanterns


Pumpkin growth time-lapse: 
From the seed to the mature fruit in 108 days and nights




Pumpkin Carving Tips & Tricks




Professional Pumpkin Carver Jonathan Barwood Gives Carving Advice

Top 15 Best Pumpkin Carvings Ever!



Pumpkin Playlist


Pumpkin Math & Physics

How much math do you think you’d use if you were to grow a giant pumpkin? The first video shows how much work goes into growing one! 
What kind of maths would you use to construct a machine that chucks a pumpkin as far as possible?

Giant Pumpkin. Pumpkin Show – Modern Agriculture



The Physics of “Punkin Chunkin”

The idea is to chuck the pumpkin as far as possible.

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Funschooling News #22 Special Days Edition

Special Days & Holidays For October & November


Betty Jo, of Still Learning Something New, has posted the newest version of her October 2018 Special Days Calendar and the November Calendar can be found here. It has a long list of famous birthdays, historical events, interesting days, monthly event and food themes, and more. 

Betty Jo and I have created a Special Days Companion filled with 120+ activities you can do as a family during the month of October. To find out more about this wonderful product, click here.

Here are a few of the things on her list and some helpful activities and links:

One of the fun holidays featured during the month of October is Halloween. This resource page has some fun Halloween activities to do, and animals and foods to learn about. This post has informational resources about the history of Halloween.

Not into Halloween? Celebrate the season of Fall with some of the fun activities in the post provided.

🗽October 28Statue of Liberty dedicated 1886 – Learn about the Statue of Liberty with the video Statue of Liberty Decoded Why Was it Made? provided in the link. 

🐈October 29: Cat Day – Start your own cat study in honor of the day! Use the resources in the post provided to help get you going.

🍬October 30Candy Corn Day – Candy corn has been around for more than 100 years! Learn more about this classic candy. Find out how they are made too!

🎃October 31: All Hollows Eve/Halloween – Learn about Halloween and do some fun activities.

🚪October 31
Knock Knock Jokes Day – Have some fun telling knock knock jokes…and be sure to make up some of your own!

🦃November🦃


🐕November 1
Cook for Your Pets Day
 – Have fun planning and making treats and healthy foods for your favorite pet.

November 1: Vinegar Day – Take some time to do one of the 5 fun Experiments with vinegar offered in this post.

📙November 2Book Lovers Day – This link will give you access to Free classic ebooks on Project Gutenberg.

November 3 Poet Wm. C. Bryant born 1794 – Listen to Bryant’s works. Learn about the man here
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Funschooling News #21 STEM Edition

Hi! Welcome to Funschooling News STEM Edition!


Are you looking for some inexpensive, family-friendly activities that will help make the rest of your week a little more fun and interesting? 
This week’s learning activities include projects that turn toothpicks into an excellent learning tool.

If you missed the first part of this week’s newsletter that features activities off Still Learning Something New’s October Special Days Calendar, you can link to it here. You’ll find a fun activity to do or an interesting topic to learn about each day of the week. 

How to Demonstrate Engineering Principles | Science Projects




Building a Toothpick Bridge



Check out how strong this bridge is! My Toothpick Bridge

The Spangler Effect – Toothpick Table Tricks Season 01 Episode 45


Toothpick Math

Use toothpicks to do math.

Below you will find a couple of videos with toothpick puzzles.
Puzzles help us to solve problems and think more creatively.
If you like these, you can check this pdf out with more puzzles to try.

3 Toothpick Puzzles to Drive You Nuts!!



10 Mind Bending Matchstick Puzzles
*Just use toothpicks!

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Funschooling News #20 Special Days Edition

Special Days & Holidays For October


Betty Jo, of Still Learning Something New, has posted the newest version of her October 2018 Special Days Calendar. It has a long list of famous birthdays, historical events, interesting days, monthly event and food themes, and more. 

Betty Jo and I have created a Special Days Companion filled with 120+ activities you can do as a family during the month of October. To find out more about this wonderful product, click here.

Here are a few of the things on her list and some helpful activities and links:

One of the fun holidays featured during the month of October is Halloween. This resource page has some fun Halloween activities to do and animals and foods to learn about.
Not into Halloween? Celebrate the season of Fall with some of the fun activities in this post.
🐍October 21Reptile Awareness Day – Learn about a favorite reptile or choose a lizard from the post offered. Sea Turtles can be found here.
Watch the YouTube video collection on my: Lizards Playlist

📘October 21: Friends of the Library Week – Find out how your library can save you money! Go to the library and find out what they have to offer you. Ask for or arrange a tour.


October 22Daniel Boone born 1734 – Still Learning Something New offers great resources that include: Biographical information, quotes, printables, an interactive map, pioneer games and more.

October 23: Mole Day – A Mole is a unit of measurement used in Chemistry. Learn how you can celebrate the day here.


🌱October 24Food Day Choose a fun food to learn about or find out:


🎩October 25Magic Week Begins – Magic has a long history! Take a bit of time to learn about some of the best magicians of our time and learn a trick or two.

October 26Frankenstein Day – Read about Mary Shelley’s famous creation. 
October 26: National Pumpkin Day – Learn about one of ‘The Three Sisters’, Squash.
October 26: Red Cross Founded 1836.

📚October 27Tell A Story Day – There are a lot of really fun ways to tell a story, check out this post, and choose a way to tell a story that appeals to you most. 

I hope something in this post makes you smile!

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