Posts Tagged ‘music’

Language Arts Through 20 Questions

June 26th, 2019

 

It’s Wednesday, June 26, 2019, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

20Q.net Inc.

(www.20q.net/)

Age Range: 3-18 (Grades PreK-12, with parental supervision)

 

Here’s a neat website. It’s the virtual, interactive version of the popular parlor and travel game, 20 Questions.

When you get to the site choose from over 20 languages to play the Classic 20 Questions game. Or choose from a selection of many themed games including: 

  • Star Wars
  • Disney
  • Movies
  • Music
  • Name Game
  • And more!

Choose any one and a new page opens that invites you to pretend you are a person, place, or thing related to that category. (It is not required to fill in your gender, age or location: just click “Play”.) Then, the 20Q Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) will determine who or what you are by asking a few simple questions. The questions are written on the screen, so you must read in order to play. Non-readers will need some help from Mom or Dad. The accuracy of the A.I. is amazing. Can you stump it? Try it and see!

You’ll also find a virtual version of Hangman (great for spelling and vocabulary development), and a Memory and Art game too. (Look under “Other Games” on the menu at the top of the screen.)

Music games and more!

June 22nd, 2019

 

It’s Saturday, June 22, 2019, and time for Music at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Creating Music

(www.creatingmusic.com/)

Age Range: 4-10 (Grades K-6, with parental supervision)

 

This site is a place where children can experience creative play in the making of music.

The website is a commercial enterprise. It was designed to promote CD-ROMS that teach children about music composition (you can purchase them, if desired). However, you don’t have to purchase a thing to play the free sample games.

When you get to the website you’ll see a menu of free musical activities to try that include: 

  • Playing With Music – Beethoven and Scales
  • Hearing Music – 3 different games
  • About Pitch – Listen to samples of different pitches

Make sure you have your speakers on as the instructions are given orally – and you want to hear the music you make!

Video of the Birth of Hummingbirds

June 14th, 2019

 

It’s Friday, June 14, 2019, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

The Birth of the Hummingbirds

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHo2Ch_SPboa)

Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)

 

This YouTube video provides a stunning video, set to the music of Mozart, of the birth of two hummingbirds.

You can watch the mother building the nest, see the eggs hatch, and get a unique view of how the mother bird feeds her young and prepares them for independence. The video is approximately 8 minutes in length. 

Some interesting facts: a hummingbird egg is very small – like the size of a small jelly bean or pea. And the nest opening is only about the size of a large walnut, ping pong ball or golf ball.

And here are some amazing pictures of Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds from the Bird Photo Gallery of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center.

Free Scouting Songs!

June 1st, 2019

 

It’s Saturday, June 1, 2019, and time for Music at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Songs for Scouts and Scouters

(www.macscouter.com/Songs/index.asp)

Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)

 

Summer is on its way! Time for traveling and camping – and singing in the car and around the campfire!

This website maintains a database of lyrics to favorite and familiar (and some not-so-familiar) scouting songs. 

There are: 

  • camp songs
  • action songs
  • gross songs
  • repeat after me songs
  • short songs, silly songs, and chants
  • holiday songs
  • and much more

When you get to the site just click on the category of song that interests you and a new page opens containing a menu of song titles. Click on any song title and read the lyrics – or print them out and put them in a binder to take along on your next trip or outing! No more singing a bar or two or your favorite song and humming the rest – you can sing your favorites all the way through to the end, round after round, verse after verse. 

Have fun!

Virtually Sail Aboard USS Constitution

May 31st, 2019

 

It’s Friday, May 31, 2019, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

All Hands on Deck

(www.allhandsondeck.org/)

Age Range: 5-18 (Grades K-12, with parental supervision)

 

Take a multi-media learning adventure aboard the USS Constitution (aka Old Ironsides) that incorporates language arts, reading, math, science, art, and social studies. Lessons are categorized by grades K-4, 5-8, and 9-12.

When you get to the landing page of the website, we recommend that you watch the companion video (19 minutes long) that provides a sort of virtual field trip into the ship’s past. In the movie, a modern day ship visitor named Julie steps into a time-warp and meets characters from the ship’s past who tell their stories revealing the history and legacy of the USS Constitution.

Note: To download and watch the video, when you get to the website’s landing page, click on “Set Sail” and a new page opens. Click on “Table of Contents” and then click on “Video” on the left side of the screen. 

After watching the video, use the “Table of Contents” to explore the free curriculum that covers the USS Constitution‘s construction, the crew, and life aboard a 19th century warship. Discover the teamwork required to sail the ship and engage in battle.

The online curriculum has lessons and activities that require students to solve math problems, make maps and diagrams, and write essays and poems. You’ll find suggestions for getting started, vocabulary helpers, activity sheets to print out, and much more. You’ll also find: 

  • Recommended Resources – Get recommendations for further reading, fun field trips, movies, music, and games, and a list of items to have on hand.
  • Scuttlebutt – Enjoy humorous tales and interesting historical facts and anecdotes to extend the lessons.

This tribute to the legacy of the USS Constitution is designed for classroom use, but can be tweaked to suit any homeschool environment.

Creative Writing Worksheets & Much More!

May 29th, 2019

 

It’s Wednesday, May 29, 2019, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

TLSBooks.com: Free Worksheets

(www.tlsbooks.com/languageartscreativewriting.htm)

Age Range: 4-11 (Grades Pre-K-6, with parental supervision)

 

This ad-supported website offers a wide array of free, printable Language Arts worksheets that provide creative writing prompts and activities for students from preschool through sixth grade.

When you get to the site, just scroll down the page to see the creative writing worksheets that include: 

  • Themed Acrostic Poems – Use these worksheet outlines to write poetry about the seasons and months of the year.
  • Quotation Worksheets – Read a quote by a famous person from literature or history (i.e., Ralph Waldo Emerson, Charles Dickens, Helen Keller, Abigail Adams, Ben Franklin, etc.), and write about what it means to you.
  • Miscellaneous Creative Writing Worksheets – Write a story to go with a picture, and use worksheets with writing prompts. You can also print out stationery and thank you notes to use at will.

Be sure to use the menu in the left margin to access free Language Arts worksheets that help students learn and practice: 

  • The Alphabet
  • Handwriting
  • Nursery Rhymes
  • Spelling

And do Word Search puzzles that teach prepositions, vowel sounds, literary terms, and more. A big plus to this site is that it also offers free worksheets for all of the following subjects: 

  • Foreign Language
  • Geography
  • History
  • Math
  • Music
  • Science
  • And more!

Bookmark this one – you’ll want to return often.

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