April 15th, 2017 by ClickSchooling
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It’s Saturday, April 15, 2017, and time for Music at ClickSchooling!
Susan Paradis Piano Teaching Resources
Age Range: 7-13 (Grades 2-8, with parental supervision)
Looking for printables, games, and activities to supplement your music studies, specifically piano? Then check out this website from classroom music specialist, Susan Paradis. Visitors will find loads of great teaching ideas and colorful printables to add fun and interest to their music class.
When arriving at today’s link, you will find a list of topical links to access the various freebies. Categories include:
- Christmas Games and Worksheets
- Christmas Music
- Composing Activities
- Easter Games and Worksheets
- Easter Music
- Games for Anytime
- Halloween and Autumn Games and Worksheets
- Halloween and Autumn Music
- Pre-reading Music
- Sacred Music
- Teaching Aids
- Thanksgiving Games and Music
- Valentine Games and Worksheets
- Valentine Music
- UK Vocabulary Worksheets
- Worksheets for Anytime
There are so many wonderfully created resources here you will want to add this website to your bookmarks.
April 12th, 2017 by ClickSchooling
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It’s Wednesday, April 12, 2017, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: 4-11 (Grades PreK-5, with parental supervision)
The websites below have online children’s stories about eggs and the bunny…
Not all of the following online children’s stories are about eggs, but rather, the legendary egg delivery guy — the bunny. The best of the bunch is the last story.
The Easter Egg Hunt
The Adventurous Bunny and Easter Island
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
April 11th, 2017 by ClickSchooling
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It’s Tuesday, April 11, 2017, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: 8-16 (Grades 3-10, with parental supervision)
This site has a free online WebRanger program for kids with over 50 games and activities that teach about national parks, monuments, and historic sites all provided by the National Park Service.
We suggest you click on “Visit” on your first experience and just look around and play the activities (rated Easy, Medium, and Hard) in these categories:
- People – Learn about U.S. Presidents, Thomas Edison, Paul Revere.
- History – Discover arctic artifacts. set sail on a Navy war ship in 1812.
- Nature – Discover dendrochronology (tell time with tree rings) and take The Puma Challenge!
- Puzzles – Break the alpha code names for national parks, send a message with a signal flag, go on a website scavenger hunt.
- Science – Test the water quality, virtually explore tidepools, find out what dinosaurs ate.
- Parks – Play “Name That Park,” help a ranger, learn the 10 essentials for having fun and staying safe in parks.
- Animals – Pack a virtual dog sled, protect bald eagles, and help baby sea turtles find the ocean.
Click on any topic and a new page opens with a menu of multi-media online games and activities that teach as they entertain. From simple match games to challenging quests, you won’t believe the amount of content delivered.
Bookmark this site, you simply can’t see it all in one visit.
Also, National Parks Week is April 15-23, 2017 and during April 15-16 and 22-23: Visit for free! On these National Park Week weekends, every national park will give you free admission! Many of them are also offering educational and entertaining activities including historical reenactments, living history, guided tours, volunteer clean-up programs, and much, much more. Find your park!
April 10th, 2017 by ClickSchooling
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It’s Monday, April 10, 2017, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: 6-15 (Grades 2-10 – varies depending on skill level – with parental supervision. Non-readers will need assistance.)
This website offers free math games, ebooks, and videos covering arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and probability.
The games were developed by the creator of the site – a middle school math teacher who enjoys integrating math and technology in the classroom.
When you get to the site, use the horizontal menu at the top of the screen to explore the Math Games Arcade:
- Number & Operations
- Data Analysis & Probability
Note: When you place your cursor over the main menu item, you’ll see a drop down-menu with a full listing of the games offered in each topic area.
Back up at the top under “More”, you’ll find:
- Math Careers – We’ve never seen anything quite like this! Search by math topic, for example “Fractions,” and discover where knowledge of fractions is needed in a variety of careers including management, business, engineering, tech, service industry, sales, etc. Or you can search by job, for example “Dental Assistant,” and discover they use basic math and algebra including ratio and proportion, measurement, and mental math. There’s even a “Lite Version” that allows children to look up occupations such as astronaut, athlete, chef, doctor, firefighter, lawyer, musician, reporter, and more to find out what math strands they need to know.
- Math Resources – access free e-books, and download math videos.
There is so much content here, it’s hard to do it justice. Bookmark it to return often.
April 8th, 2017 by ClickSchooling
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It’s Saturday, April 8, 2017, and time for Foreign Languages at ClickSchooling!
The French Tutorial
Age Range: 11 and up (Grades 6 and up; children with parental supervision)
This ad-supported site offers two different ways to learn the basics of the French language including grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.
The two methods are:
- Standard Edition – This FREE virtual French lesson textbook has 13 chapters in all, including audio files to help you with correct pronunciation. Click the “Start” link in the upper menu to access this option
- Personal Edition – This is the exact same group of lessons offered in the Standard Edition – except that you can download it to use offline or print it out and take it along on your travels. Select “Download” for this page. (Please note you will need to register for free to download the lessons.)
In both cases, just like a beginning French language textbook, the student is introduced to pronouns, the difference between masculine and feminine objects, verb tenses, vocabulary, building sentences, etc. You will learn to count in French, and say greetings suitable for every holiday at this site too! There is a little speaker button that you can click on at any time during the tutorial that allows you to hear the words pronounced correctly.
This website helps students build a good foundation in learning French.
April 7th, 2017 by ClickSchooling
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It’s Friday, April 7, 2017, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!
Civil War Virtual Battlefield Tours
Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)
Tour the battlefields of the Civil War at this website by military history enthusiast, John Hamill.
Easily navigate to the various tours available by locating the battlefield on the list sorted by year. Each tour provides pictures of the location and information about the place. Some of the destinations included are:
- First and Second Manassas
- The Peninsula Campaign
- The Seven Days
- Harpers Ferry
- Antietam (Sharpsburg)
- Second Winchester and Stephenson’s Depot
- Cold Harbor Campaign
- Hunter’s Raid
- Fort Harrison
- Petersburg Breakthrough
- Saylors Creek
And many more. When you have finished viewing the tours, head back to the tour page and you will find additional links for:
- Strategy and Tactics
- Essays by Matt Hering
- Links to Other Civil War Websites
These online tours will add to your American history studies.
April 5th, 2017 by ClickSchooling
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It’s Wednesday, April 5, 2017, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: 6-12 (Grades 1-7, with parental supervision)
April is National Poetry Month! This website offers such a fun way to introduce kids to poetry. It provides free lessons and activities that will inspire the poet in your child. This site is designed with classroom teachers in mind, but most of the content can be tweaked for homeschool use as well.
When you get to the site you’ll see a selection of featured items in the center of the screen and a menu on the left that you can use to navigate through topics such as:
- Poetry Class – Use these easy-to-follow instructions to learn how to write funny poems in no time at all. Write poetry about feelings, songs, seasons – and learn to write limericks and haiku too.
- Poetry Fun – Try to say some tongue twisters, learn to rhyme, and try your hand at fill-in-the-blank poetry.
- Poetry Theater – Perform plays using a selection of popular and funny poems archived here.
- Read & Rate – Find a selection of poems on topics such as summer fun, birthdays, yucky poems, love poems, food poems, scary poems and many more. Read the poetry and then rate it on the giggle meter.
- Ask the Poet – Read the bios and get the scoop on your favorite children’s poets.
There is much more to explore at this site, so bookmark it to return often.
April 4th, 2017 by ClickSchooling
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It’s Tuesday, April 4, 2017, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!
The Accidental Scientist – Science of Cooking
Age Range: 6-16 (Grades 1-10, with parental supervision)
This terrific website, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, offers free lessons, activities, virtual field trips and access to webcasts that explain the science of food.
When you get to the site you’ll see some featured items and a menu selection that includes:
- Eggs – Turn your kitchen into a lab and learn the scientific processes that occur when you cook eggs.
- Pickles – Discover the ancient culinary craft of preserving foods in salt brine and vinegar and how it manipulates microbes in foods.
- Candy – Get up close and personal with a sucrose molecule and discover how different types of candy are made.
- Bread – Take “Bread Science 101” that includes a microscopic tour of the staff of life.
- Seasonings – Explore your senses through the world of spices.
- Meat – Learn about fat, proteins, and collagen – and the molecular art of grilling.
This is the ultimate kitchen-science excursion – and fun for the whole family!