pontificate (Intransitive verb): to speak or express opinions in a pompous or dogmatic way
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
We have room for more people for this FREE event----
Hawthorne Center for Innovation
18211 Hawthorne Ave.,
Bloomington (Fontana area)
10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov 7
10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov 17
The Lytle Creek Story:
A Vital Tale About Fire, Flood, Fish & Your Drinking Water
The Lytle Creek Story Puppet Show
Free Puppet Show for Kids and Adults alike!
a.. Puppets to tell a "vital" story about fire, frogs and the Lytle Creek area's water supply!
Theater Arts students and the Water Resources Institute at Cal State San Bernardino have teamed up to create a puppet show designed to teach children of all ages about the interconnectivity of nature, pollution and the quality of their drinking water.
The half-hour show, called the "Lytle Creek Story" features puppets and a storyline created by internationally acclaimed puppeteer and Cal State Professor Johanna Smith.
Come to a FREE pupet show. A production of the Theatre Arts Department of Cal State San Bernardino. Written & directed by Dr. Johanna Smith; peformed by Theatre Arts Students.
CALFED Watershed Program
The Water Resources Institute
Inland Empire Resource Conservation District
Santa Ana Watershed Association
California Resources Connecion Inc.
Lytle Creek FireSafe Council
U.S. Forest Service
Please R.S.V.P. with number coming. Email Donna at email@example.com or leave a message at 909-350-0311.
more about the event:
The Lytle Creek Story Puppet Show
Science Curriculum Connections
The Lytle Creek Story puppet show is compatible with the State of California science curriculum standards for grades 3rd through 5th. Included in the show are concepts that relate to Life and Earth Science topics. The WRI includes the following Hand-outs included for teachers and parents to use after the performance.
· A finger puppet sheet that can be colored included some animals that are special to Lytle Creek region. The Speckled Dace fish and the Slender Salamander who are all depicted in the play.
· The water cycle hand-out offers teachers of older students to supplement student's understanding of the water cycle topic and how watershed health is vital to keeping our water supply healthy.
The students in the third grade will be able to take away science related concepts they see in the puppet show and relate it to what they have and will be taught in the classroom.
For example, 3rd grade students may recognize the idea that living things cause changes in the environment in which they live; some of these changes are detrimental to the organism or other organisms, and some are beneficial.
The students in the fourth grade will be able to relate concepts related to life and earth science that they learned in the third grade and concepts that will and have been taught in the fourth.
For example, a 4th grade student may also recognize the idea of living organisms' dependency on one another and on their environment for survival.
The fifth grade students will be able to relate the concepts that they learned in the third and fourth grade as well as the science concepts from the fifth grade in the puppet show.
For example, a 5th grade student will recognize the concept that water on Earth moves between the oceans and land through the processes of evaporation and condensation.
The Water Resources Institute is interested in any feedback and other topics that are not reflected in this summary. We appreciate any opportunity to evolve discussions with teachers that would be interested in potentially working on a more comprehensive program for Fall 2009.
Dear Teacher and/or Principal,
The Lytle Creek watershed supplies drinking water to our local cities, including Fontana, Rialto, San Bernardino, Colton, as well as the neighborhoods of Muscoy and Bloomington. The Water Resources Institute and Theater Arts Department of California State University, San Bernardino have put together puppet show to demonstrate the importance of the watershed to our daily lives, as part of larger "Lytle is Vital" Outreach program we are spearheading. We would love to perform the 30-minute puppet show at your school for free.
The puppet show is compatible with the State of California science curriculum standards for grades 3rd through 5th. Included in the show are concepts that relate to Life and Earth Sciences. For example, 3rd grade students may recognize the idea that living things cause changes in the environment in which they live; some of these changes are detrimental to the organism or other organisms, and some are beneficial. A 4th grade student may also recognize the idea of living organisms' dependency on one another and on their environment for survival. And lastly, a 5th grade student will recognize the concept that water on Earth moves between the oceans and land through the processes of evaporation and condensation. There are many other concepts demonstrated during the show and above are just a few examples; all students will have a better understanding of their own watershed and how these concepts tie into the importance of taking care of the watershed.
We have several dates available for the show to be performed at your school. You may contact Lisa Pierce at (909) 537-3685 to schedule a show and get more information about our efforts within the watershed. Dates are filling fast, so please let us know as soon as possible if your school is interested in having the CSUSB 2008 Puppetry Class perform the puppet show.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Lisa A. Pierce
Water Resources Institute
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, CA 92407
Other puppet show venues. Call ahead, where there are phone numbers, to confirm.
Saturday, Nov 8
Lytle Creek Community Center
14082 Center Rd.,
Three shows: 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov 19
Resource Conservation Districts Annual Conference
3649 Mission Inn Ave.,
Morning sometime TBA
Friday, Nov 21
8353 Sierra Ave.,
Morning sometime TBA
Posted by A Family/Group Member at 10/29/2008 02:10:00 PM
Portrait of America: Alabama (VHS)
Portrait of America: Mississippi (VHS - 49 miutes)
note - The Portrait of America series was checked out from the County of Los Angeles Public Library system (colapublib.org)
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
This is just a reminder that if you plan on coming to the
Westcehster-Loyola Village LIbrary Homeschool Book Club, the
meeting is Monday, Nov 3 @ 9:15 AM!
I hope all you parents, tweens and teens have read "The
Giver" by Lois Lowry. I know some of you have and are
looking forward to discussing it.
If you haven't read it yet, it's a quick read and you have a
week in which to do so.
This is also a time to think about what to read next. Bring
your suggestions to next Mondays meeting.
Call or write if you have ANY questions/suggestions.
Hope to see you all there!
Young Adult Librarian
Westchester-Loyola Village Library
7114 W. Manchester
LA, CA 90045
Classical Kids - Mr. Bach Comes to Call
(After the dramatic send-off of his music into space aboard Voyager II, Mr. Bach drops in on a little girl at the piano - along with his magic orchestra and choir)
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Here is just a bit of what we have covered/used
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Posted by A Family/Group Member at 10/25/2008 04:58:00 PM
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Carole Joy Seid's all day seminar, "A Literature Based Approach to Education" is coming January 10th, 2009 to Chino, CA. This time she will have newly updated & redesigned booklists as well as all new seminar information. - also, many new book selections as well as old favorites!!
Carole has been speaking all over the country for over 15 years and has helped many home schooling families get on the right track with her life-giving seminars. Check out her newly redesigned website, www.carolejoyseid.com
Have you ever wondered about the best time to teach reading or why boys learn so much differently than girls? Then you won't want to miss this seminar. You will learn how to develop your own philosophy of education, creatively design your own family's curriculum, make your child a lover of books, and use classical literature to teach history, art, music and science. Carole is a veteran home school mother, who has a B.A. in fine arts and a masters degree in education. She has taught in both public and Christian schools, spoken at numerous conventions and presently does educational consulting for families across the country. If you are feeling insecure,
overwhelmed or just in need of a fresh vision - come spend the day with Carole.
Her heartfelt desire is to make your home schooling experience simple, enjoyable, and affordable. At the core of her philosophy is the secret to educational success - great books, great books, and more great books,. Besides teaching and encouragement, Carole will present her newly updated & redesigned reading lists that guide even the most discouraged parents
clearly and concisely. Also, a selection of classical literature will be available for purchase at the seminar. Make sure to pre-register early to ensure an ample supply of books.
The date is January 10th, 2009 (9am-5pm) at Calvary Chapel Chino Hills, Chino, CA. $45 advance registration postmarked by December 26th or $53 at the door. (Husbands of attending wives attend free.) For more information or a registration form, go to www.carolejoyseid.com
Posted by A Family/Group Member at 10/19/2008 01:57:00 PM
Saturday, October 18, 2008
There is still space for your family at this fall's Camp for Homeschooling Families at Camp de Benneville Pines in the San Bernardino National Forest near Big Bear.
For the past 6 years, homeschooling families have gathered 2 or 3 times a year for a
week at camp. We've made new friends, and connected with families from all over
California, Arizona and Nevada.
The next camp will be
Monday, November 10 - Thursday, November 13, 2008
During the week, camp activities are offered: crafts, tie dying, archery, hiking, a photo safari,
karaoke, a talent show. We'll also have several special activities planned.
Donna Schrokosch of the Hawthorne Center for Innovation http://www.hawcenter.org/
will be our special Guest Instructor one morning. She will teach us how to use the open source
(free) 3D animation & CAD program http://www.blender.org/ Blender
Download the program at home, then bring your laptop to learn how to make animated
movies, design your next house and more.
We'll also visit our local organic apple orchard http://www.stetsoncreekranch.com/
picking the yummy MacIntosh and Rome apples.
When we return to camp, we'll make pies and applesauce from our booty. This local orchard
is over 100 years old. We'll have a chance to visit with the goats, walk around the pond
and listen to Patti, the owner tell the history of the ranch. It's a wonderful opportunity to
see a sustainably-run farm---and to enjoy the delicious apples we pick ourselves!
The camp facility is located at 6'800 feet, within walking distance of Jenks Lake in a forest of towering pines, oak and cedar. You'll experience the crisp fall air and see the changing of the leaves.
Our cabins are comfortable, if rustic, with heat and bathrooms complete with hot showers.
The food is delicious, with vegetarian and vegan options available if requested with your registration.
To learn more and to register
please click the link:
Flier & Registration Form
We hope your family will join us!
Camp de Benneville Pines
I thought it would be great to start compiling what we have used in our studies. I hope it can serve as a resource for others. I expect it to expand as the months and years go on.
Resources we've used
Night by Elie Wiesel (Book/Book on Tape)
Posted by A Family/Group Member at 10/18/2008 02:26:00 PM
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Posted by A Family/Group Member at 10/16/2008 06:16:00 PM
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
"The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.” ~ Tom Bodett
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
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"You teach best what you most need to learn." -- Richard David Bach