Several members of our community cooperated on an idea book this year. Here is our list for this week.
“Tell me about the split of the Roman Empire: The Roman Republic fought the Punic Wars, which were followed by the Pax Romana. In 286 AD, the empire divided into the Western and Eastern empires until Germanic barbarians defeated the Western Empire, in 476 AD.”
Suggestion: Web page about the split http://rome.mrdonn.org/twoempires.html
Here is a week-by-week match up with Story of the World, including week 5 http://www.scribd.com/doc/16862364/cycle1sotw
Book suggestions: Detectives in Togas (at PWC library)
Famous Men of Rome (http://www.amazon.com/Famous-Rome-Text-John-Haaren/dp/1930953828/?qid=1335245163&ref=sr_1_4&ie=UTF8&sr=8-4)
This is a free Ancient Rome lapbook http://www.homeschoolshare.com/ancient_rome.php
Core Knowledge website (about Ancient Rome) http://coreknowledge.org/mimik/mimik_live_data/view.php?id=194&sp_id=4&q=ancient+rome&type=site
Egypt, Nile River, Upper/Lower Egypt, West/East Deserts, Nile Delta, Crete
Suggestions: Make a sheet cake and make a map of Egypt with students using frosting. Black piping gel can be used for the main boarders, but then use extra frosting to demonstrate that “Upper Egypt” is up higher (not to the north) of “Lower Egypt.” Use toothpicks (with the names taped to them) to label the map. You could make a longer lasting map out of salt dough or play dough, but that wouldn’t be as tasty.
Use outline map (attached on second sheet) to have your student review.
9s and 10s
Suggestion: Here’s a song/video for the 9s http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JC_lIpUnJ7s&feature=player_embedded#! (only goes up to 90, so you have to add on 99 and 108)
Free game for the 9s http://filefolderfun.com/Pages/ThirdGradeMath/timestables9.html
Free game for the fact families – can be used throughout the skip counting http://filefolderfun.com/Pages/ThirdGradeMath/FactFamilyMultiplication.html
Suggestions: Preposition song video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wP4BVdA9zYg&feature=player_embedded#!
Worksheet about prepositions (in general) http://www.superteacherworksheets.com/prepositions/prepositions1_WBZTW.pdf (included on the next page)
And about identifying prepositions http://www.worksheetworks.com/english/partsofspeech/prepositions/identify-prepositions.html (included in the following pages)
More preposition worksheets http://busyteacher.org/classroom_activities-grammar/prepositions_and_conjunctions-worksheets/
What are the major groups of invertebrates?
Trip to aquarium or zoo (to visit octopus or squid)
Make a worm farm
Web pages about invertebrates/vertebrates and classifying http://www.oum.ox.ac.uk/thezone/animals/animalid/divide.htm
(this one has a printable that can be used as a game)
Bill Nye episode on invertebrates – broken into 3 pieces on YouTube
Lesson plan – about mid-way down the page you’ll see something on invertebrates (including an idea to dissect an oyster!) http://www.squidoo.com/taxonomy-animal-classification-and-invertebrates-lesson-plan