Sunday, October 25, 2020

Educational Links 10/26/2020

 


How More Teachers are Being Trained in the Science of Reading



How to Help Children Calm Down


What is G Suite for Education? | What You Need to Know! 


3, 2, 1 … Blast Off! Students Can Travel to Mars With These Virtual Space Missions


Isolated Students May Struggle to Stay Mentally Healthy


Learning Is Different Than Education


An Antiracist Roadmap for Discussing Tough Topics in Class


This long-term strategy for guiding conversations on topics like racism requires prep work to ensure that the classroom is truly inclusive of all students.

Halloween Art: Pumpkins and Misunderstood Critters



TOP 10 EASY HALLOWEEN BAT CRAFTS FOR KIDS

https://artsycraftsymom.com/top-10-easy-halloween-bat-crafts-for-kids/


Bat Facts for Kids | Classroom Edition Animal Learning Video


PAPER BAG PUMPKINS

HTTPS://CRAFTPROJECTIDEAS.COM/PAPER-BAG-PUMPKIN-FAVOR/






Black Cat Paper Strips - Halloween craft ideas for kids



Are Black Cats Unlucky? - Simon's Cat | LOGIC #13






DIY: Spooky Pine Cone Spiders!



Spiders for Kids | Educational Science Videos







HANDPRINT RAVEN CRAFT




Ravens and crows - the most intelligent birds in the world (animal documentary in HD)



Fall Leaf Craft Owl


Owl Facts for Kids




This looks so cute.

Art with Leaves


 Just a brief glance at the net for these--seemed very fun, quick but beautiful.

Fall Crafts with Leaves

http://www.bhg.com/halloween/crafts/fall-crafts-with-leaves/#page=21 

Sensory Autumn Art Project

http://mosswoodconnections.com/activities/sensory-regulation-activities/sensory-autumn-art-project/ 

A Crafty Autumn Leaf Project for Kids (and Adults)

http://parentables.howstuffworks.com/family-matters/look-what-you-can-do-leaf.html 

 36 Leaf Crafts & Kids Activities for Fall 

http://www.123homeschool4me.com/2013/08/36-leaf-crafts-kids-activities-for-fall.html 

Fall Leaves Crafts for Kids

http://www.allfreekidscrafts.com/?task=search&search_term=Fall&gclid=CjwKEAjw456hBRDQ4eqg8MzA2W0SJABI2gJ8WDMbyFx6RxnVoQY6jtpTbgfFajr7F2QG3-lYScm5MBoCVUnw_wcB 

Fun in the Fall for Everyone

Let's go outside! Such fun with nature!

1. Halloween and Bonfire Night

http://www.naturedetectives.org.uk/packs/pack_thrillseeker.htm  


This site has so many diverse activities.


2. Autumn Fun activities


 http://www.education.com/seasonal/autumn-fun/


3. 50 Autumn Play and Art Activities for Kids

http://theimaginationtree.com/2013/10/50-autumn-play-art-activities-kids.html 

4. Autumn Activities

http://www.educationworld.com/holidays/archives/autumn.shtml

5.  The best Autumn Activities, Fall Traditions and Fun Fall Ideas 


Awesome Autumn!5.  The best Autumn Activities, Fall Traditions and Fun Fall Ideas

http://www.squidoo.com/autumn-activities-fall-traditions-fall-ideas 

6. Outdoor Fall Activities

http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/outdoor-fall-activities-709768/ 


Playing outside in the crisp air makes a kid peckish; older kids, too, like me. The cranberry recipes look especially good.

7.  39 Favorite Fall Desserts

 http://familyfun.go.com/autumn/fall-recipes/fall-desserts/favorite-fall-desserts-pg-927273/#Cranberry%20and%20Apple%20Crumble;9

 

Tis the Season: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow


"Ichabod pursued by the Headless Horseman,"
by F. O. C. Darley, 1849.

 

Although I appreciate Johnny Depp, 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' is a genuine comedy. Ichabod Crane is one of literature's great comedic characters, and Washington Irving deserves a lot of credit; this is still a very funny story even after almost 200 years.

The Headless Horseman Pursuing Ichabod Crane (1858) by John Qui

Here's the background of the story:

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Legend_of_Sleepy_Hollow 

I have been delighted to use EdCon's 'Bringing the Classics To Life' (http://www.edconpublishing.com/) for several years with classes that were not reading at Grade 7 level; lots of RTI and Study Skills Classes have thoroughly enjoyed the simplified versions of great stories, including Washington Irving's 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.'  I'm extremely picky about my classic lit, but EdCon is absolutely superior in keeping the essence of the story for burgeoning readers. I've never had a class of kids who did not truly enjoy the stories presented in the 'Bringing the Classics to Life' format, and that's over about 15 years. The following cartoon version also brings lots of engagement, even at the high school level.

Just about all Americans are familiar with Disney's version of  'The Legend of Sleeping Hollow' (1949.) This is my personal favorite because it is narrated by Bing Crosby, with incidental music. Every year we younguns would watch it on Wonderful World of Disney, and be pretty scared.

Disney's Headless Horseman--a Hessian from the Revolutionary War

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow part 1 of 4  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9a8il8kOMsg

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow part 2 of 4 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSX_cjlbF4I&feature=relmfu 

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow part 3 of 4 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4dudHgGISE&feature=relmfu 

 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow part 4 of 4 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SsCHYW_I3s&feature=relmfu 

This story serves as fun reading and viewing reward for kids from about Grade 5 upward.

 

Edgar Allan Poe



MzTeachuh: Edgar Allan Poe: A fascinating, intelligent, tragic guy. Its as though he were writing the original scripts for 'Criminal Minds.'     The Writi...

Silly Music For Halloween #5: ...I was working in my lab late one night...


These lyrics, as all narrative poems, incompass a story; this one includes several famous movie monsters. We've got Frankenstein and Dr. Frankenstein (Mary Shelly's story from almost 200 years ago),  zombies, Wolfman,  Dracula and Igor, Dr. Frankenstien's assistant (reference 'Young Frankenstein' by Mel Brooks.) You could actually do a plot diagram, but a panel cartoon graphic might be more fun. The fact that the Mashed Potatoes was actually a dance in the early '60s is really very funny in itself, but teaching the class to do this dance will give much needed relief from the stress of the Common Core-for teacher.  
 The_Mashed_Potatoes.mov https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzTwx6bJeBU
 
Monster Mash
I was working in the lab, late one night
When my eyes beheld an eerie sight
For my monster from his slab, began to rise
And suddenly to my surprise

He did the mash, he did the monster mash
The monster mash, it was a graveyard smash
He did the mash, it caught on in a flash
He did the mash, he did the monster mash

From my laboratory in the castle east
To the master bedroom where the vampires feast
The ghouls all came from their humble abodes
To get a jolt from my electrodes

They did the mash, they did the monster mash
The monster mash, it was a graveyard smash
They did the mash, it caught on in a flash
They did the mash, they did the monster mash

The zombies were having fun
The party had just begun
The guests included Wolfman,
Dracula, and his son

The scene was rockin', all were digging the sounds
Igor on chains, backed by his baying hounds
The coffin-bangers were about to arrive
With their vocal group, 'The Crypt-Kicker Five'

They played the mash, they played the monster mash
The monster mash, it was a graveyard smash
They played the mash, it caught on in a flash
They played the mash, they played the monster mash

Out from his coffin, Drac's voice did ring
Seems he was troubled by just one thing
Opened the lid and shook his fist and said
"Whatever happened to my Transylvania Twist? "

It's now the mash, it's now the monster mash
The monster mash, it was graveyard smash
It's now the mash, it caught on in a flash
It's now the mash, it's now the monster mash

Now everything's cool, Drac's a part of the band
And my Monster Mash is the hit of the land
For you, the living, this mash was meant too
When you get to my door, tell them Boris sent you

Then you can mash, then you can monster mash
The monster mash, and do my graveyard smash
Then you can mash, you'll catch on in a flash
Then you can mash, then you can monster mash

Monster Mash Up: Halloween In-Class Activity

http://catlintucker.com/2010/10/monster-mash-up-halloween-in-class-activity/