Saturday, September 12, 2015

Shipwrecks and Pirates

Pirate Pic from Graphics Fairy

If you haven't been to see the Shipwreck Exhibit at the Mayborn,you still have until September 16th to take it in ( "Talk Like a Pirate Day it will be gone."    If this exhibit has sparked an interest in pirates, sailing, shipwrecks and the like, here are some free resources you can use to incorporate this into homeschool or do some afterschool research on the subject.


History of Navigation Video

How Pirates Navigated - And a List of Pirate Resources

Editable Pirate Game (All Ages)

Pirate Coloring Pages and Printable


Webpage on How Columbus and Apollo Spacecraft Navigated
Titanic Shipwreck(KG, 1st, 2nd, 3rd)


Pirate Math Printables (PreK)

Pirate Themed Number/Word Match (PreK) 

Pirate Measurement (KG, 1st)

Pirate Place Value (1st, 2nd, 3rd)

Pirate Cut and Glue Math (2nd)

Pirate Multiplication Color By Number (2nd, 3rd,4th, 5th)

Pirate Themed Word Problems (3rd,4th)

Pirate Geometry (3rd,4th, 5th)

How Math Is Used in Navigation - Video (Middle/High School)


Pirate Questions (All Ages)

On the Deep Blue Sea - Emergent Reader Book (PreK, KG, 1st)

Master of the Ship - Sight Words, Alphabet Game (PreK, KG, 1st)

Sailing Into Summer Journaling Pages and Craftivity (KG, 1st, 2nd, 3rd)

Shipwrecked Pirates(KG, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th)
An activity for using descriptive language.

Talk Like a Pirate - Context Clues Game (3rd,4th, 5th)

Pirate Research Project (5th, 6th, 7th, 8th)


Rubber Ducky Ocean Currents  (4th, 5th, 6th, 7th)


Pirate ARRR-ticulation (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th)

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Hewitt Park - Dry River

Here was the Hewitt Park river in April...

And here it is now...

Below is a poor crawdad we found...all dried up.  I wish we could have seen this little guy alive, when the river was full.

When did this river dry up?  We hadn't been down
to it in a while but it doesn't seem that long.

Even the recent rains didn't seem to have moistened the ground.

But there was a mosquito pond a little ways up,
all stagnant but buzzing with dragonflies.

I hope we get the river all the way back soon.