I have a bad cold,maybe the flu. Sinus ickiness at any rate. No, new/great/funny blog entry. No awesome pictures. Just to let you know: I have great kids. Ki made me toast. He said "sick people like toast". And he makes pretty good toast, too! Toast is just toast, you say? Yes, you can make bad toast; burnt, too dry, to soft..... And I told them I'd drive them to see the BIG LAUNCH if hey woke me at 11:30. They let me sleep and just watched from the back yard. They could have gone to the the launch site with their dad if they wanted. They let me sleep instead. Gavin rode his bike to Starbucks to get me a latte. Yes, I paid, but he was happy to do it for me, never asked for anything for himself, (He LOVES Chai from Starbucks)
The boys did a CSI Kit yesterday. The kind you can buy at a toy store. The ones that are all colored/themed/labeled with the CSI TV Show stuff.
I was disappointed. They may be good for a little kid toy, but NOT for actual lesson plan supplements. It's not even good for 'easy practice of what we just learned'. Seriously, just do some research, but a few things and make your own classes. The stuff we have been doing so far is way better. and more fun.
So, below are links to lesson plans, online stores, and lesson books.
- Crime Scene Investigation. They have Elementary and Middle-High School.
- CSI Expert (grades5-8). It says grades 5-8, but it is just as good, even better in some places ,than the 6-12th grade book above. I suggest both books. Esp if you have a few weeks or month to devote to lots of Forensic Fun