Thursday, May 4, 2017

Pediatric Motor Playground in Lafayette, CA and Danville, CA for penmanship, cursive, etc.

Pediatric Motor Playground in Lafayette, CA (There are other locations too!) is an excellent place to take preschool and elementary school children to work on penmanship, cursive, etc.  The children receive OT services in a casual, fun setting with games, etc.  Many schools now do not even teach cursive so this is a great place to have your child learn cursive and love it!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

California Agriculture Museum- Tractor Fun Fest- March 18, 2017

The California Agriculture Museum in Woodland, CA is having a Tractor Fun Fest on March 18, 2017.  Check out more details at niaagmuseum.org

Theater- Going West: The Story of the Transcontinental Railroad

The story of the transcontinental railroad is so interesting, and many classes spend a great deal of time learning about California History (in CA of course!)  The B Street Theater will be telling the story with the play, "Going West:  The Story of the Transcontinental Railroad"

Where:  B Street Theater
              Sacramento, CA

When:  February 25- April 2nd

What:  Theater, "The Story of the Transcontinental Railroad."

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Learning Websites available for young learners

Many schools now use individualized learning websites, especially in math, reading, and vocabulary.  Here are a few of these websites and the subject area they cater to.

Reading:
AR Reader

Math:
Number Munchers

Writing:
The Writing Center

Vocabulary:
Membean

Other (May cater to more than one subject area.)
-IXL
-Lexia
-Kidblog
-Wixie
-I-excel

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Leonardo da Vinci exhibit, "Machines In Motion" at the Aerospace Museum of California

My son and I visited the Aerospace Museum of California last weekend to see the exhibit, "Leonardo da Vinci, Machines In Motion."  The museum was so interesting, educational, and exciting for both of us that I ended up getting a year membership!  They allow you to buy a day pass, then cash that in at the end of the day for a year membership.  What sold me is the deal of being able to buy a family membership that allows you to bring 2 adults and 4 children!  There are so many of our friends who already want to visit the museum with us after my son's glowing reviews!

See other posts about the Flight Zone learn to fly area and the upcoming aviation camp!

Currently, the Aerospace Museum of California is hosting the traveling exhibit, "Leonardo da Vinci:  Machines in Motion."

Leonardo Da Vinci is one of the greatest minds of all time.  Machines in Motion brings his ideas to life!  Dramatic hands-on display of full-size machine replicas made directly from Leonardo's innovative designs and drawings.  Come see his visionary inventions:  flying machines, a parachute, an armored tank, a robot- and more.

Resources:

Aerospace Museum of California
3200 Freedom Park Drive
McClellan, CA
(916) 564-3270
www.aerospace.org

Aerospace Camp for students ages 13-17 at the Aerospace Museum of California

The Aerospace Museum of California in McClellan, CA is offering an Aerospace Camp in either June or July (see below for exact dates,) for teens ages 13-17.  The cost is $225.00 and it is a 4 day camp.  Register early as space is limited to 12 students per camp.

The camp will feature the following topics about aviation:

Aircraft Parts and Momenclature-
     What are the parts of the airplane?

Aerodynamics:
     How does the airplane fly?

Flight instruments:
     What do all those gadgets do?

Aircraft Propulsion:
     What makes an airplane go?

Meteorology:
     How does the weather affect flying?

Aviation History and Future:
     How did we get to now and where do we go from here?

FAA and Air Traffic Control:
     Who controls the airspace?

Navigation:
     How do pilots find the way to their destination?
 
Space and High Altitudes:
     What is the environment like in space and near space?

Physiology:
     What happens to our bodies during flight?

Careers in Aviation:
     What are the career fields within aviation?

Camp Activities Include:
     Use flight simulators to gain experience flying aircraft and visit the  United States Coast Guard Station.

Resources:

Aerospace Camp
For students ages 13-17

Dates:  June 26-June 29th, 2017
            July 10-13, 2017

Cost:  $225.00 per student

Length of Camp:  4 days

Space available:  12 students per camp

Location:  Aerospace Museum of California
                 3200 Freedom Park Drive
                 McClellan, CA  95652
                 (916) 564-3270
tour@aerospace.org
www.aerospaceca.org





Learn to fly in the Flight Zone at the Aerospace Museum of California

The Flight Zone area at the Aerospace Museum of California in McClellan, CA is a great place for children (and adults) to learn to safely fly!  The Flight Zone area of the museum is open both Saturdays and Sundays from 11AM to 3PM on Saturdays and Sundays.  Learning to fly is an extra cost of $5.00 for 20 minutes.   My son loves it and after an hour of flight instruction last weekend, he now wants to be a pilot!

Tip:  Arrive at the Flight Zone early as it gets busy!

Resources:

Flyers Energy presents
Flight Zone
Aerospace Museum of California
3200 Freedom Park Drive
McClellan, CA
95652

Phone Number:  (916) 643- 3192

Website:  www.aerospacemuseumofcalifornia.org