Friday, January 30, 2009

February is Black History Month - Literature Resources

Here are some books that feature Black/African-American Characters

Wood-Hoopoe Willie
Masai and I - Virginia Kroll
Africa Brothers and Sisters - Virginia Kroll
Faraway Drums - Virginia Kroll

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Studying...European History

The History Channel: Barbarians II - Volume 1
The History Channel: Barbarians II - Volume 2

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Studying...World History

Resources we used in our homeschooling journey

DVD - Movie
The Tokyo Trial (The Tokyo Trial, which took place after WW2 ended, lasted for 2 1/2 years from May 1946 to November 1948). The prosecution team was made up of judges from 11 nations including Australia, Canada, China, France, Great Britian, India, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the Philippines, the Soviet Union and the USA. They sent 7 class A war criminals to the gallows.)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Picture Books
Equal Shmequal - Virginia Kroll (illustrator Philomena O'Neill)
Shape Me A Rhyme - Jane Yolen

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Studying... Health

Picture Books
Brianna Breathes Easy - Virginia Kroll

Friday, January 16, 2009

Studying... Foreign Language/Spanish

Picture Books
Uno, Dos, Tres, Posada! Let's Celebrate Christmas - Virginia Kroll


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)

Monday, January 12, 2009

From the Inbox: Great Opportunity in the Houston, Texas area

Free Classes for One Year * Tryouts with Ballet Jahfena Youth Ensemble

Ballet Jahfena Youth Ensemble Is Looking for 150 Youth to Participate
2009 –2019 Season

"BJYE" Is looking for 100 dancers and 50 drummers both males and
females to join our youth ensemble for it's up-coming performance
and class season. No experience necessary, All training will be
Ages 3 to 17 years old.

Children's Tryouts will be held:
Saturday - January 17, 2009
10:00 - 11:30 am
Smith Library
3624 Scott Street
Houston, Texas 77004

What you will need to bring with you.
1). Mini BIO
2). 1-Head shot & 1-full Body shot

Your resume must include full contact information
Parents Full Name:
Children's Full Name:
City, State & Zip Code:
Home Number:
Cellular Number:
Working Telephone Numbers:
Email Address:
2nd Email:
Website Address (If available):

Call to get your time slot.

Bringing Unity Into the Community through drum and dance.
This project is FREE to all participates with a year or more
commitment to the Ensemble.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

From the Inbox: Sally Ride Science Festival - 3/8/09 Pasadena

Join the fun at California Institute of Technology for the Sally Ride Science Festival!
Place: Caltech, Pasadena, CA
Date: Sunday, March 8, 2009
Time: 11:00am to 4:15pm

The Science Festival, sponsored by Northrop Grumman, includes
• An inspiring talk by a featured speaker
• Workshops for girls, which can be given by local veterinarians, astronomers, microbiologists and more
• Workshops for parents and teachers on ways to support girls' interests in science
• A street fair with booths, hands-on activities, food, and music
Don’t miss out—sign up now!
Register by February 5, 2009 for only $15 per person
Registration increases to $20 per person on February 6.
Call: 1.800.561.5161 for more information
Advance registration is required.

If you’d like to help spread the word about the Science Festival, we’d be happy to mail you flyers and posters. You can also send this email to your friends.
See you there!
Sally Ride Science
P.S. While our festivals are primarily focused on encouraging girls to pursue their interests in science, everyone is welcome to attend!