Welcome to Calendar School!
Each month I will be sharing links to FREE internet resources to use to create fun, learning studies for special holiday and/or historical events.
Below you will find links to FREE resources for special holidays and/or historical events that happened in the month of April.
Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday – April 13, 1743
- lesson plans from Discovery Education, including discussion questions, suggested reading, and more. (M)
- facts and quiz questions (E)
- a list of Jefferson quotes that could be used for copywork. (E, M, H)
- coloring page, notebooking page, and printable booklet. (Y, E, M)
- printable worksheets and coloring pages from About.com (Y, E, M)
- Facts and worksheets from Mama’s Learning Corner. (Y, E)
Titanic Remembrance Day – April 15
- Coloring pages (Y, E, M)
- The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 from Eyewitness to History (E, M)
- Titanic Facts: True and Tragic (E, M)
- Find a hidden treasure on the Titanic in this fun online game. (E, M)
- Titanic worksheets and printables (E, M)
Bat Appreciation Day – April 17
- Printable worksheets and other “off line” activities from KidZone (Y, E)
- Stellaluna Lapbook from Homeschool Share (Y, E)
- Bat Facts
- Build Your Own Bat House! (E, M)
- Read an online book about Bats (Y, E)
- A YouTube video about Echolocation. (Y, E)
World Penguin Day – April 25
- Download a free poster of the Emperor Penguin’s life cycle from the US government’s Antarctic Program.
- Mr. Popper’s Penguins Literature Unit Study (E)
- A printable emergent reader and worksheet from Kindergarten Crayons. (P-K, Y)
- Printable worksheets and other “off line” activities from KidZone. (Y, E)
And did you know that April is International Guitar Month?
Here are 10 websites that offer free guitar lessons & tutorials.
- Free Guitar Videos
- Free and Easy Guitar
- Learn to Play Guitar with About.com
- Gibson’s Skills House
- Guitar Noise
- James Taylor
- Free Guitar Source
- Kids Guitar Zone
Grade Levels Chart
(P-K) Preschool to Kindergarten
(Y) Early Elementary – Kindergarten to 2nd Grade
(E) Elementary – 3rd to 5th grade
(M) Middle – 6th to 8th grade
(H) High – 9th to 12th grade
Although I have visited each website before linking to it, things change all of the time on the wonderful world wide web…I apologize if any links do not work correctly, please leave a comment if you come across one so that I can fix it as soon as possible.