Rainbows


What is a Rainbow and how does it work?

Ethemes: Rainbows - Learn about rainbows across the curriculum.


How Stuff Works: What Causes a Rainbow? - Answers the question. Also, How Rainbows Work.

Wikipedia: Rainbows - Learn about rainbows.

About: Rainbows - For older kids interested in how a rainbow is made and some of the mathematics behind it.


Fun Rainbow Activities

First School: Rainbows - Activities for preschool aged children.

Enchanted Learning: Rainbows - A variety of rainbow crafts.

DLTK: Rainbow Activities - DLTK has fun rainbow activities for kids that include, coloring pages, crafts, puzzles, recipes and more.

Coloring.ws: Rainbow Coloring Pages - Offers a variety of rainbow coloring pages.

Universal Preschool: Fun With Rainbows -  Rainbow activities and book suggestions for you and your young child.

Activity Village: Rainbow Crafts - Offers a variety of rainbow crafts.


Rainbow Videos

Please check out my YouTube Playlist for rainbow related information and experiments! Here's one of the great videos you can find there.


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Celebrate The Season of Spring!

What is Spring?

Wikipedia: Spring (Season) - Information about the season of spring and natural and cultural events celebrated by different countries.

Living Science: Spring: Season of New BeginningsInformation about the spring equinox and how it works in each hemisphere.

Fun Spring Activities

eThemes: Spring -  Information is geared toward grades 1-5


Universal Preschool: Dandelion Fun & Springtime Learning  - Fun learning activities for preschool aged children.


First School: Spring - For preschool aged children.

About.com Spring - Spring Learning Activities for Kids and Families

A to Z Teacherstuff Themes: Spring Printables, crafts, and projects

Activity Village: Spring - Colouring Pages, crafts, puzzles, worksheets, and more!

ABCteach: Spring - Ideas for studying spring across the curriculum.

Real Simple: Fun Spring Activities Checklist - Site offers about 50 great activity ideas you can do during in springtime.

Today's Parent: 50 fun, free spring activities - Use the arrows to scroll through the pictures to see the suggestions.

DLTK: Spring Crafts and Children's Activities - Bulletin board ideas, crafts, coloring pages, games and puzzles, spring poems, recipes, and more.
Spring Related Videos

Please visit the YouTube playlist that I've created for spring related information.


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St Patrick's Day Activities

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Crafts

Enchanted Learning: St. Patrick's Day - Activities and crafts for children to make and do.

DLTK: St Patrick's Day - Crafts and Activities for all ages. Check out the other St. Patrick's Day links area located on the bottom of the page.

First School: St. Patrick's Day Activities - Activities and crafts for children 2-5

About.com: How Do You Catch A Leprechaun? - About.com's Sherri Osborn has a fun way to celebrate St. Patty's Day.... Build a leprechaun trap! Scroll down for more St. Patrick's Day links.

Fran's World Of Discovery: Fun PuttyHow to make fun putty and fun things to do with it.
Across The Curriculum


Lesson Plans Page: St. Patrick's Day - Lessons that reach across the curriculum


Ethemes: St. Patrick's Day - Theme Unit for grades 1-6


Universal Preschool: St. Patrick's Day - Fun activities you can do with your preschooler, written by: Diane Flynn Keith


Homefires: St. Patty's Day Activities: Rainbows, Shamrocks and Leprechauns - For young children up to grade 3. Theme related article.

eThemes: Holiday: St. Patrick's Day - From the site: These sites about St. Patrick’s Day include games, crafts, poems, e-cards, and clip art. Learn about the history of this holiday. Tune into a Webcam on March 17 to spy on a leprechaun. Play online games or print out word searches and coloring pages. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on Ireland.

Fran's World Of Discovery: Ireland - Resources include: Links to Geographical, historical, and cultural information. Videos have been included as well.

Fran's World of Discovery: Cabbage - Cabbage experiment suggestions, recipe for homemade coleslaw, links to cabbage information.

Videos
I hope you'll take the time to check out my St. Patrick's Day playlist on YouTube. It offers videos about the history of St. Patrick's Day and craft ideas related to the holiday!



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Celebrate Pi Day

Wikipedia: Pi - This site offers a lot of information about PI, including:
Fundamentals, History, Modern quest for more digits, Uses and more. This site has information about Pi Day too.

WikiHow: How to Celebrate Pi Day - Offers 4 ways: Enjoy Pi-Themed Foods, Pi-Themed Ambiance, Throw a Pi-Themed Celebration, and Celebrate the Real Meaning of Pi Day.

Time & Date: Fun Holiday - Pi Day - This site offers information about Pi Day and other Pi related days.

Teach Pi: This site is dedicated to Pi Day and offers videos, book suggestions, news, and more.

Exploratorium: Pi Day: One of the 5 activities offered on this page, Cutting Pi, requires a circular object, string, scissors, and tape. The other activities listed require easy to find items as well.

Fran's World of Discovery: The Circle - The circle is a fascinating and versatile shape. The activity in this post encourages fraction use.

Scientific American: Let's Use Tau - It's Easier Then Pi - Article


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Manatees

*Manatee Family - Photo By Fran W.
*Personal note about the photo: The larger manatee in the photo above is nursing her newborn calf. The larger of the young manatees, to the right of the mother, is learning how to care for the younger manatees. She travels with the mother and helps her care for the younger manatees. It is a truly beautiful site.

General Information

Defenders of Wildlife: Florida Manatee - Fact Sheet

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission: FWC's Manatee Program - Find out about a program designed to help manatees.

Wikipedia: Manatee - General information about manatee, including: Taxonomy, description, behavior, ecology and more. 

National Geographic: Manatees - Aquatic life, populations, parenting & diet, threats to survival, photo gallery, videos and more.

National Geographic for Kids: West Indian Manatee - Offers very brief information.

Activities To Do

Manatee Curriculum - A curriculum written by Maia McGuire and Ruth Francis-Floyd filled with information and activities.

Super Coloring Pages: Manatees

Save The Manatees: Printable Coloring Pages - PDF format

Crazy For Jigsaw Puzzles: Manatee - Play online

About: Homeschooling: Manatee: Word Search, crossword puzzle and other manatee related activities.

Cams & Videos


EarthCam: Manatee Cam

Below, you will find a few of the many videos that can be found in the manatee playlist that has been created for this topic. Enjoy!

Baby Manatee Feeding


Meet Snooty the Manatee


Ocean Stories 2 - Manatees and Molas


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