Well, one of my non-tech friends is using Google Docs with her sixth grade students. Since she always disliked technology so much, I was very surprised and pleased to hear that she is doing this!
I borrowed her idea and here is our project.
This is a fun quiz that will help you learn the state capitals as well as the placement of our 50 states!
This website requires speed and correct spelling!
This one wants you to guess in your head, then click the button to check if your answer is correct. Fun!
This one is fun and you don’t have to know how to spell!
Here is one more fun one from Cool Math Games. Try to be fast to get a high score!
One of my favorite birds is the osprey. Ospreys are nesting at Edwin B. Forsythe Wildlife Refuge and this year they’ve installed a camera on the nest! You can watch the ospreys LIVE on this webcam, 24 hours a day.
Here is the link to the live cam:
After you watch the cam, write me back and tell me what you observed! Did you see mating? Nest building? How many birds are on the nest? What foods do the ospreys bring to the nest?
To learn more about ospreys, go to one of my favorite sites for bird identification:
We’ve been talking about the sun, the moon and their relationships with the Earth.
Have you noticed the days getting shorter? Why do you think this is happening?
Here are a few websites for you to do some research about the shortening days.
Hurricane Sandy did a number on our shore. The coastline took a direct hit and the damage is extreme. The beaches and dunes are completely changed and don’t even look like the same locales. Sigh.
My sister Kathy and I went to one of my fav beaches this past Sunday, Corson’s Inlet State Park, Strathmere, New Jersey. I brought Scruffy and she brought her very large puppy, Nova. We had an interesting walk in the unseasonably warm weather. Scruffy enjoyed his time off the leash and ran and rolled to his heart’s content. I collected trash and took photos of the mass erosion. It was difficult at times to see how much damage was done by Sandy.