Sorry it takes so much for me to get back to the lessons. Grandma is dealing with problems of her own. The rest of August Calendar History begins with Day August 21.
August 21 Birthdays follow:
August 21 1904 William "Count" Basie, American jazz bandleader, was born.
August 21, 1936 Wilt Chamberlain, professional basketball player, was born.
Events are as follows for August 21:
August 21, 1560 A Total Eclipse of the Sun was observed in Spain
and Portugal. Witnesses believed it was the end of the world.
I read more of the blogs posted in, thanks for the added information. I found out many comments were placed in spam because they were articles to sell. Grandma is going to check them out she may be able to use some things if people want to cooperate with her. I am sorry! Grandma cannot wait until she gets to tell you more on real estate and decorating. Some very simple messages. I really did like the one on the sofa fitting. Grandma has a hard time deciding to move her sofa forward closer to the fireplace, giving space behind where a table is usually put.
We will start with July 17th Calendar History with activities all from Book (1). First we have the birthdays:
July 17, 1859 Luis Munoz-Rivera, Puerto Rican patriot and poet, was born.
For now it is known as Munoz-Rivera Day in Puerto Rico.
July 17, 1932 Karla Kuskin, children's author, was born.
Book (1) says in "Word lover-Author Karla Kuskin once said that her love of words was so great that she couldn't even bear to discard fortune-cookie fortunes. Have your (children) write their own fortunes or words of wisdom on 6-in-long strips of adding-machine tape.
These activities are great if they can be utilized next summer because Grandma had so much trouble getting them to you. However, they can be infiltrated in Lessons now as part of lessons about Summer now and beginning activity to start the new year off.
July's big project for the month is all around the observation of July as Anti-Boredom Month. The children are to make lists with you for things that are in "three categories: fun for one, small-group fun, and large-group fun." Ok! So you ask how can I do that when it is only my children and me.
We left off in the History Calendar of Book (1) towards the end of June 15. The rest of the day into the 16th and 17th Grandma will cover along with lessons on the Circus in Book (1) and Book (57). Before lessons I want to add a note to parents in our Home Education Program of home schooling a few pointers. That is to make sure you have a line of some kind set up to attach notes of history on beginning with the time of dinosaurs and man through the Bible and into American History along with space for any other history needed.
Grandma is making this section separate because there was quite a bit on the Insect part and there is quite a bit here. The part on ants is as follows:
" Those Amazing Ants! by Becky Daniel and Jo Jo Cavalline
Did you know that there are more than 10,000 different kinds of ants?
I may be hard to believe, but some ants can lift more than fifty times their own weight.
Grandma is giving you a lesson for Insects from Book (57). There is something I want parents to understand. While you are starting your children with a new year of lessons, the public schools are having to test their children to see what level of learning they are at during this time. That gives you one advantage.
The Unit on Insects is as follows:
"Bub Bonanza by Mary Ellen Switzer
I am so pleased with all the answers I am receiving about the blogs and some of the material. It is very flustering when one is trying to get material to people and the machines just don't get the message that it is important. I do appreciate people being so patient with me.
There are a few more events to me added to June 12 history line from Book (1) as follows:
June 12, 1956 The Official Flag of the U.S. Army was adopted.
June 12, 1974 Little League was opened to girls.
June 12, 1979 Bryan Allen became the First Person to Fly a
Grandma will finish the unit on fish in Book (57) here. She will next
give you the Unit on Oceans which she have given first. She has a unit
on bugs; one on ants; and one on butterflies all in Book (57). Then Book
(57) has a unit on clowns and space for June and July so watch for
them. Following is the rest of the fish:
"A Tale of Travel
aspects of the incredible migration and breeding habits of the European
eel remain a mystery to science. Adult European eels live in fresh
water for a time, Then they move toward the sea and change into
June 6 is our next Calendar Date to present for learning this summer. The birthdays are given as follows:
1755 Nathan Hale, American patriot hanged by the British as a spy
1911 Verna AArdema, children's author
Book (1)says in "Animal ways-Celebrate Verna Aardem's birthday by reading aloud Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears. Then invite the children to create their own stories explaining why other kinds of animals behave the way they do. Have them illustrate their work.