Day 4: Maps and Oceans and Farming and more

Are we only a week into this? It feels like a month…

Hello again, happy home-schooling heroes!

My apologies for missing the last two days. Balancing jobs and home-schooling is always tricky, and sometimes side-projects have to take a backseat. I’m a little more organised now, so hopefully, I can get back into the daily groove.

But you’re not here to hear about that, are you? You’re here for the resources!

Onwards!

Map-Making

Aquila magazine are making their subscriber resources available for free during lockdown. Here’s a fun map-making activity that helps children focus on what maps are and what they do.

Digital Ocean School

Surfers Against Sewage have a digital ocean school, divided into week-long subjects. Week one is all about the rocky shore:

There’s a fact sheet and colouring sheet to support the video, among other resources.

Life as a 10 year old farmer

My daughters absolutely loved this:

It’s unusual for them to experience other children talking to them about animals, I think, and this little fellow did a good job in connecting with them.

Learn Birdsong

There are two things I’d like to be able to do — and which would be great for my daughters to learn, too:

  1. Identify trees well

  2. Identify birds by their song

This new YouTube series will help with (2) at least!

Grown-ups Corner

The Wildlife Trust have a lovely wee PDF of ideas of staying connected with nature while working from home.