Sunday, February 11, 2018

The Dort Automobile Company in Michigan

I came across this website while just browsing the web and I thought it added a facet of history to the Car industry.  





https://tillmancountychronicles.blogspot.co.il/2015/05/dort-automobiles-were-displayed-in.html?showComment=1504171085950#c6481329128573704091

Vocabulary: 
automobile - car
carriage - wagon to carry people 
pioneers - the start of something big 
fledging - a young bird, used in this context as starting out 


Questions
What did this company manufacture when it was started?
Who started the company?
Where was it located?  
What years was it active?
When did they switch to making cars?
What company did the founders purchase? 
What were the prices of the various models? 


Homework: You live in 1915 and are at the Chicago Auto Show.  Write a letter to your family about the cars that you see there.   Include information about the Dort and which one you like best. 

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Magic Tree House, Dolphins at Daybreak, Chapter 6

Have you ever wanted to go diving, but can't really swim?  Well I would like to do that too!  So let's take a trip with Jack and Annie in the Mini Sub to explore the coral reefs!

You may want to have your children listen to this book, so here is an audio book that you can order from Amazon! http://amzn.to/2DW2pbc


Questions
What is happening inside the sub? 
What is the octopus doing? 
What does Annie think? 
What does Jack do?  How does he feel?
What happened to the sub?
What does Annie say to the octopus?
What does Jack say?
Why did it leave?





Homework:
We are going to research about the octopus. Using this website http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/animals/octopus.html
find out about the octopus.  Write a report giving the  most important facts about this interesting animal.



While you are reading this chapter listen to this beautiful music! by Rachael Alice Orbach

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Magic Tree House, Dolphins at Daybreak, Chapter 5

Jack and Annie are now in the Mini Sub.  Why does Annie always have to make these mistakes?  Do they always turn out well?  Read Chapter 5 and see!


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Questions:

What do they learn from the Ship's log? 
Why did the scientists have to return the sub to the junkyard? 
What does the word "Defective" mean? 
What will Jack and Annie have to do now? 
What happened when they pressed the "waves" button? 
Which sea animal tried to hold onto the mini-sub? 
What happened then? 




Homework: Researchg your favorite sea animal.  Write 4 facts about it in a chart. 

Where is lives:
What does it eat:
What size is it:
Do people use this animal for food?









Annie loves animals:  I think that she would love to watch this video!  You will too!


Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Magic Tree House, Dolphins at Daybreak Chapter 4

Magic Tree House, Dolphins at Daybreak Chapter 4



Since we are studying the book Dolphins at Daybreak, now you can also learn facts about them!  Get it on Amazon!

Questions
What does Jack write in his notebook?  What other facts would you write? 

Why does Annie feel like she is in a fish tank?

What names does Annie give the Dolphins?  

What is Annie's answer to the riddle?  Is it correct?  Why or why not?

Why doesn't Jack see the answer to the riddle outside the window? 

How does Jack find the Ship's Log?  What is a ship's log? 

While you are reading this chapter, listen to this beautiful music: Written and produced by Rachael Alice Orbach  


Homework: 
Annie has to make a poster for her class about Dolphins.  Draw her poster for her and label the parts of a dolphin, include what they eat and where they usually live.  Use the Fast Tracker book to get your information. 


Monday, January 22, 2018

Magic Tree House, Dolphins at Daybreak, Chapter 3


Magic Tree House, Dolphins at Daybreak, Chapter 3 

Jack and Annie have to find the answer to a riddle?  Did you figure it out yet?





Questions 
Is Annie really sorry about making the Sub go into the water? 
Why or Why not? 

Why are the commands pictures and not words on the computer? 
What is similar to a video game? 
Where does Jack want to go? 
Where does Annie want to go? 
What do the kids see out the window? 


For more information go here: http://www.ducksters.com/science/ecosystems/coral_reef_biome.php

 Homework:  Jack needs to write a report for school about Coral reefs.  Use this website and write his report for him.  He has to say 5 facts about coral reefs. 
Good luck Jack! 

While you are reading this chapter, listen to this beautiful music: Written and produced by Rachael Alice Orbach 


Sunday, January 21, 2018

Magic Tree House, Dolphins at Daybreak, chapter 2


Dolphins at Daybreak Chapter 2 




Key Terms 
Daybreak- another word for Dawn

Questions 
What do the kids have to do in this series of books? Is it easy or hard for you? 

Where was the Tree House?  Why was it in that place? 

Why is the ground pink?

What is the sand here made of?  Why? 

What machine do the kids find here?  What does it do? 

What does Annie want to do?  Is it safe? 

Why do they take off their socks and shoes? 

What information do they learn from the book?

What does Annie do inside the machine?  

What does the machine do? 

For More information: Go here: http://www.scienceforkidsclub.com/submarines.html


Homework 
Write a descriptive essay about a beach that you have been to.  What does it look like, smell, feel.  



Here is some music to put you in the mood of being at the beach: Written and Produced by Rachael Alice Orbach 





Friday, January 19, 2018

Magic Tree House, Dophins at Daybreak, Chapter 1

Magic Tree House, Dophins at Daybreak, Prologue and Chapter 1 





Questions
What can we learn by looking at the pictures on the cover and the title page? 



Listen to this music while you read this chapter!



The Dort Automobile Company in Michigan

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