Thursday, June 21, 2012


Hurricanes are also known as tropical cyclones and typhoons. They are mighty fierce storms that can cause violent 50-foot peaks and valleys in the ocean. Hurricanes also make a neat science, math, and history unit. All three subjects are easily covered when learning about them.

Some things to cover in your mini unit might include:

What is a hurricane?
Where do most hurricanes occur?
How does a hurricane form?
What is the life cycle of a hurricane?
What are the different hurricane categories?
What type of damage can a hurricane cause?
What are some ways scientist track hurricanes?
How do hurricanes get their names each year?

Thursday, June 7, 2012


Vexillology is the scholarly study of flags. Now that is a word I have never heard before, but it sounds pretty awesome to me. “My child is studying vexillology in history this week. What is your child working on?” Just kidding around, I know you wouldn’t try to brag like that!

Kids see flags flying all the time, at the post office, the bank, office buildings, the state capitol… It might be fun to do a mini study of flags. It can be a study of state flags, world flags, pirate flags… Talk to your children and find out what kind of flags they are interested in learning more about, then set sail for a high-flying adventure.