Some of the recent activity at LIGHT!
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Legoland – special price $5 plus
Central Florida Zoo / Jacksonville Zoo
St. Augustine Day: Fort, Fountain of Youth, downtown.
Canaveral National Sea Shore – History tour
Pioneer Village in Barberville – Check out online. We have two options for Native Americans and several for Colonial. If we have 15 students we can schedule these for $5 on our own. Another option is we can join another group that would be offering these classes. Right now they have another home school group from Dearborn for the Seminole one on 11/15 or a school group of 2nd graders on 11/7.
Seminole Indian Program: Come and learn about the unique culture of “The Unconquered”. The Seminoles and Miccosukee people have created a rich and colorful culture. Learn about Seminole Patchwork, Seminole Legends, the Eight Clans, How to Weave Palmettos, Create a Pinch Pot and Taste Sofkee. (K-12th)
Timucuan-Myaccan Program: Who were these early Floridians? Join us on an archaeological quest to discover their daily lives and culture. While touring the Timucuan Village students will learn about Farming, Hunting, Fishing, Burning out a Dugout Canoe, Family Life, Pottery Skills and Tools while investigating archaeological clues. (4th-12th)
Heritage Village – Largo, Fl
Come visit this 21-acre living history museum located in the heart of Pinellas County. The natural pine and palmetto landscape is home to some of Pinellas County’s most historic buildings.
More than 28 historic structures and features, some dating back to the 19th century, include a school, church, sponge warehouse, railroad depot and store as well as a variety of historic homes.
Special exhibit now – 12/29
“For God and Gold”
This exhibit features Spanish Florida during the exploration and colonization of Florida
Tomoka State Park
Native Americans once dwelled here, living off fish-filled lagoons. Today, these waters are popular for canoeing, boating, and fishing. The park protects a variety of wildlife habitats and endangered species, such as the West Indian manatee. Tomoka is a bird-watcher’s paradise, with over 160 species sighted, especially during the spring and fall migrations. Visitors can stroll a one-half mile nature trail through a hardwood hammock that was once an indigo field for an 18th century British landowner. A boat ramp gives boaters and canoeists access to the river. The Park Store offers snacks, camping supplies, and canoe rentals. Contact 386-673-0022 for more information. For overnight stays, the park has full-facility campsites and youth camping. Located three miles north of Ormond Beach on North Beach Street.
Each student will be requested to read the book club book prior to
class. Then they will do a discussion and an activity or craft that goes along with the book. See book list by grade below. The first book should be read by the first class on 9/4.
Book List Elementary-
1. Pedro’s Journal – By: Conrad. Please read by 9/4/13
2. A Lion to Guard Us – by Bulla
3. Pocahontas and the stranger – by Bulla
4. Squanto: Friend of the Pilgrims – by Bulla
Book List Middle School -
1. Pedro’s Journal – Please read by 9/4/13
2. Blood on the River – this might take 2 co-op classes.
3. Landing of the Pilgrims – by James Daughtery
We still need a mom (or dad) to sign up to help put out snack and drink, someone to help with set-up of games for free time, and for someone to help make sure rooms are put back at end of day. If this is something you could help with please let me know. Thank you!