Category Archives: Holiday Online Children Games

Recommended Sites to Engage the Student Mind …from eScience to the Arts

This was so fun to write, it is a true mystery...kids love it!

This was so fun to write, it is a true mystery…kids love it!

Hello Everyone,

We have been very busy working with a fabulous group of 8th graders in the writing process and publishing some eBooks and well, we are happy to say, life has been busy and fulfilling.  Thank you for all the well wishes as we continue to write and work on our final draft of book I in the Unlock the Teacher series. (who knew that edits are never ending 🙂 Given the time of year, we thought we would share some new and exciting sites we have found and recommend for student or teacher use this holiday season…or throughout the new year.

Wonderopolis is a great site for kids who like to learn a new factoid every day. Might be a great bellwork tool to use int he classroom too 🙂

http://wonderopolis.org/

Discover Harry Potter in a new way at Pottermore! A new interactive site that is all things Harry.

http://www.pottermore.com/

Get into cooking and watch kids cook in the kid-friendly cooking videos.

http://www.spatulatta.com/

The NGA site provides users art adventures and activities from the National Gallery of Art.  Can also be a great classroom resource!

http://www.nga.gov/kids/kids.htm

Monterey Bay Aqauarium…we HIGHLY recommend this site for the young and the old.  “The “E-Quarium” site gives you a look at how one of the newest and most elaborate aquariums in the country works, learn about the effects of El Niño, and see how the sea otter population is being preserved.” Check it out and let us know your thoughts. We think it is sure to amaze!

http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/

May we continue to seek knowledge in all things~

Denise

Please note, we are now booking workshops and speaker engagements for April-August 2013.  For more information, please email trisha.vaughn@unlocktheteacherllc.com if you would like us to come to your school to speak on ePublishing, or any of our other academic workshops.

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“Veggie Tales” and My Little People

While watching The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything this past weekend, I was reminded how these videos are so uplifting for all viewers.  As I sat on the floor with my little people, (though 6 and 8 is not  that little anymore ;-)) singing along to the great tunes, I watched as both my son and daughter were engaged with the movie’s message.

All the Veggie Tale movies I have seen have incorporated wonderful songs.  However, the most important contribution that each movie offers is the strong moral message.  The moral or character attributes being promoted in each movie, is so creatively intertwined into the story line.

For more information on parent and teacher resources, incorporating the use of the many Veggie Tale lessons, check out the following article at Suite 101.

Veggie Tales Provides Moral Stories We Can All Learn From

May we continue to seek knowledge in all things!

~Denise

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This Thanksgiving and More Holiday Online Games for Children

Santa Clause on skies in Adelboden, Switzerland

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The following online games were found.  Try some out and let us know your thoughts.

A variety of games including Santa, ornaments etc. Good hand-eye coordination for ages 6-10.  Children need to read for these games: http://holidays.kaboose.com/games-xmas.html

This site is fun with a variety of holiday music, online coloring pages and games for ages 4-10: http://www.northpole.com/clubhouse/games/

Boys and girls will like this website.  One can dress up an elf, color or shoot with snow balls. Oh, there are stories and music too: http://akidsheart.com/holidays/christms/chgames.htm

For holiday mazes and more, visit this online site for ages 6-12: http://www.kidsturncentral.com/holidays/christmas/cgames.htm

Enjoy and we look forward to your reviews.  We will be with our families, trying out these sites with our children.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Denise, Trisha and Sue and the entire Unlock the Teacher Team

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