In this episode the moms talk about Biddy Bedtime Stories, more family-friendly game recommendations, and ways of using music to enrich your homeschool.
Books in this Episode:
Magyk by Angie Sage
Interworld by Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves
Snake and Lizard by Joy Crowley
Stuart’s Cape by Sara Pennypacker
Bethany the Ballet Fairy by Daisy Meadows
A New Beginning (Magic Puppies #1) by Sue Bentley
The Boy on Fairfield Street by Kathleen Krull (about Dr Seuss)
William Shakespeare and the Globe by Aliki
Redoute: The Man Who Painted Flowers by Carolyn Croll
My Napoleon by Catherine Brighton
The King’s Day: Louis XIV of France by Aliki
Paris 1789: A Guide to Paris on the Eve of the Revolution by Rachel Wright
Neversink by Barry Wolverton
Into the Woods by Lyn Gardner
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Seventh Moon by Marius Gabriel
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Breathless by Dean Koontz
How to be a Medieval Knight by Fiona MacDonald
You are Stardust by Elin Kelsey
Knights and Castles by Philip Dixon
Charlotte in Giverny by Joan MacPhail Knight
Fairy School Drop Out by Meredith Badger
The Royal Diaries, Marie Antoinette by Kathryn Lasky
Fire Truck Factory by Catherine Anderson
Big Book of Airplanes by Caroline Bingham
Messenger and Son by Lois Lowery
Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Garriger
Links in this Episode:
Games that were suggested in comments:
Tips for Teachers: How to Incorporate Music into Teaching and Lesson Plan
10 Ways to Help Kids Become Enthusiastic Learners through Music
Extending Songs as Teaching Supplements
Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)
Rolling Stones Video and reading about the expression’s meaning here
Ten songs inspired by real places
Music as One of Your Classroom Strategies
Music History 102: A Guide to Western Composers and their Music from Middle Ages to Present (supposed to have recordings, but I couldn’t find them…but still great info there)
Medieval and Renaissance instruments (great pictures and descriptions! Some pages have sound files too!)
Here’s a video on the Evolution of Music
Here’s another video on the evolution of music…2 guys, a violin and a cello
http://www.contemplator.com/america/ Popular Songs from American History.
Here’s a great webpage about music and art together
They Might Be Giants ~ Here Comes Science
Here’s a song about volcanoes
Teacher and the Rockbots –multiplication songs
Googol Power –multiplication and addition songs
SteveSongs –songs on all sorts of topics (mostly preschool topics…look for his PBS songs)
Steve Weeks –alphabet cds, alliterations
They Might Be Giants Here Come the 123’s & Here Come the ABC’s
Rachel Buchman–recommend Sing a Song of Seasons and Hello Everybody
Jim Gill –Recommend ALLLLLL his music!
Raffi –Recommend EVERYTHING by Raffi!
Schoolhouse Rock (Covers Grammer, History, Science and Math!)
The Ultimate List of Online Music
https://musopen.org/ Provides free music recordings, sheet music and more
http://www.classicsforkids.com/ learn about classical music and have fun
www.songsforteaching.com and http://www.songsforteaching.net/ (the blog)
This episode is sponsored by Moving Beyond the Page – homeschool curriculum for hands-on, creative, and gifted learners. Learn more at www.movingbeyondthepage.com.
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Savvy Homeschool Moms
NO idea why it posted this image with the post!! LOL! Van Gogh?? –Tina
Savvy Homeschool Moms
Maybe I hit publish before I finished editing the featured image…woops! –Tina
Wow! What an amazing resource for musical inspiration. Your podcast is such a pleasure to listen to while I fold laundry. I anxiously look forward to the notes afterward like a dessert. I just selfishly wish there were a more weekly issue to be inspired by for the next week’s curriculum. You both are so inspiring and a joy to listen. Please stay healthy and inspired. Looking forward to your next installment.
Thank you Megan! How sweet! Dessert, huh? Now I want chocolate! 🙂
I wish we could pull our lives together better to do weekly again…but right now that’s just not possible. But that doesn’t mean that we won’t eventually get back there again! We are just taking it day by day! Good to hear that you want to hear more from us, though! 🙂
Georgiaberry/Sunshine for Dinner
I love your podcast, and I was waiting – PATIENTLY lol – for a new episode, and when this one came out, I was like, bleh, music enrichment. Great, yeah, composer study, I got it.
BOY WAS I WRONG! So glad I finally got around to listening to it because you two really opened my eyes not only to new ways to use music, but to the ways we use music already but I just hadn’t thought about it as being an enrichment exercise.
Great links and resources for this episode. Thanks so much for all the hard work that went into it. I will never doubt you again!
LOL, Georgiaberry! You made my day! I love reading comments like this!!
That’s exactly how I’ve always felt about music study…WHY do they only cover classical when there’s such a hugely diverse array of music available out there, even across the centuries!! Fascinating stuff! Glad we could help open your eyes!!
And you know what you just made me think of something!!! Because I recognize your name from the Amazing Race Facebook group…I’m going to take my kids to the library today and get country music for the countries we’ve been to with the race!!! FUN!!
Thanks for the recommendation of ‘Here comes science’ by They Might be Giants. I found it at our library and borrowed it. There were enough familiar and beloved topics to catch my son’s imagination (dinosaurs and space) and now he’s started singing about the elements and the ‘blood mobile’ , too. I really liked the ‘why does the sun shine’. It’s a shame the first version is wrong, as I can’t imagine a better line that ‘the sun is a mass of incandescent gas’!
So glad to hear that, Elly! How exciting!! Yes, I like that line in the song as well. 🙁
I know this is way late, but I just had to add Symphony of Science to your list of educational songs. Older kids will get the most out of them, but even my preschoolers like watching the videos. You can find them at symphonyofscience.com or on YouTube.
Great show! I just wanted to add one more – mostly for the younger crows – Barenaked Ladies – Snack Time. They have some really fun songs & lyrics…
“Crazy ABCs” is cute – “A is for aisle, B is for bdellium, C is for czar
And if you see him would you mind telling him?
Okay, hang on a second, yeah aisle, bdellium?
Yeah, aisle like a, like a theater, alright, okay and bdellium?
Bdellium, it’s a gum like tree resin, it starts with a silent B
And then czar? Yeah, it’s uh like a Russian czar
You know everybody knows apple, ball and cat
I wanted to get into some, you know some stranger words
Right, I see what you’re doing…”
Anyways – fun stuff! Check it out! 🙂