Funschooling December 2018


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This calendar was inspired by the activities and suggestions offered on Still Learning Something New's December Special Days Calendar.

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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.

šŸ“™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 04x05 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.

šŸŒ”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

šŸ«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.

šŸ“šNovember 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.

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!

Homeschool Humor:


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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

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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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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:


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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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