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.

šŸ­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).

šŸŽ©November 19:  Gettysburg Address 1863 - Listen to Johnny Cash: The Gettysburg Address.

šŸ„œNovember 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.

šŸ¦ƒNovember 22Thanksgiving Day - Learn about the first Thanksgiving and do some holiday related crafts. You'll find a special giveaway in this post.

šŸ—ŗNovember 22: Start Your Own Country Day - Build 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 Day - Find 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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Thanksgiving Giveaway

I've put a special Thanksgiving Giveaway together for you to download that includes instructions for a lantern made from a recycled milk or juice carton and simple craft supplies that can be used as a centerpiece for your holiday table. I hope this fun craft helps to make your Thanksgiving a little more special.

In addition to a fun craft, I've included two words within words games that can be printed out and left around for people to add to throughout the day or week.

I hope you enjoy these items and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Fran W.





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Classic Cars Word Search

Now available on Funschooling Press:


Find the 32 words hidden within this
Classic Car themed puzzle!

This is an Instant Download - A Digital File. No physical item will be shipped.

Upon payment, you will receive:

1 - 2 page PDF file that includes:

1 - Full page printer-friendly word find (11 x 8.5).

1 - Answer and information page (11x8.5). 

Frame the puzzle and offer a wipe off marker to solve.

Can be laminated too!

Pages are not editable.

For personal use only. Print as many puzzles as you like, but do not resell this file or any printed material for profit.
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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. 

šŸŽPine Tree Resources on Funschooling & Recreational LearningšŸŽ

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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with Pumpkin Pie Recipe


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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.

šŸ—ŗNovember 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

šŸ‘©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.

šŸŒ³November 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!
I hope something in this post makes you smile!

Homeschool Humor:


Still Learning Something New: Homeschooling Humor
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Funschooling Press: On Sale This Week

20% off Pumpkin Foods Themed Word Search 
with Pumpkin Pie Recipe


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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. 

šŸLeaf Resources on Funschooling & Recreational LearningšŸ



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.

šŸŽ²November 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 Day5 Ways to Celebrate National STEM/STEAM Day - Tips for celebrating the day.

November 9Berlin Wall opened 1989 - Learn 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 Day - Play 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 1970 - Who 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
I hope something in this post makes you chuckle!

Homeschool Humor:


Still Learning Something New: Homeschooling Humor
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Creative's Inspiration 30 Writing and Artist Prompts for the Harvest Season


Just added to Funschooling Press!


This instant digital download offers 30 prompts to help inspire your creativity!

Writers and poets, artists, and musicians! If you’re a creative, then this is a great resource for you.

Harvest Inspirations is exactly that, open-ended inspiration, with tools to help you get unblocked, change your perspective, or challenge yourself to keep things interesting.

It starts with 30 Harvest-related prompts that are perfect for the harvest season (Thankfulness, Squirrels, Parade, Family Gathering, etc.) if those are enough to spark your creativity then go with it! If you need a little more, that’s okay too! There's a ‘Perspective Page’ that gives you some questions to ask yourself with 6 examples! Then there's the ‘Try This’ page, that gives you 20 activities that you can do with each and every prompt, that's 600 possibilities, and that's not even including the ‘Workout Web’, ‘Blockbuster Pages’ and 'Create A Comic/StoryBoard' page!

As a creative who has been educating for 25 years, I know that creativity is one of the unsung fundamentals of an intelligent mind. Whether you're a Creative looking for inspiration, a student (of any age) looking to build your brain and skills, or a teacher trying to inspire creativity without blocking it, this publication is for you.

This 9 page document has 1 printer friendly chart of words, and 1 chart with a fall inspired picture background.
1 Perspectives Page filled with suggestions for using 6 of the words.
1 Try This page filled with 20 ways the words can be used.
3 Printer friendly pages to help work your thoughts out.

Pages are not editable.

For personal use only. Print as many pages as you need, but do not resell this file or any printed material for profit.

Do not share this file with others.

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