May 2014 - Another post from the past. Frog Tea Party:I brought out our Usborne First Reading Frogs book. I brought out our Frog Life Cycle snacks, mini marshmallows with chocolate chips stuffed in the center (eggs), gummy worms (tadpoles), goldfish crackers (froglets), and gummy frogs (adult frogs). I set the table with our Melissa … Continue reading Frog Life Cycle
September 2015 - This is a post from the past, but great books and fun activities are timeless! A Tree is Nice: The kids receivedA Tree is Nice from their Aunt, so I thought it would be a great book to pair with a science lesson on trees. We started our morning with a sweet … Continue reading Book Pairing – A Tree is Nice
It's bunny and carrot season again. This week I decided to have the kids make 3D carrot shapes as a spring-themed geometry lesson. I set out a 3D Carrot Shapes Tray in our Learning Lane. I included pipe cleaner carrot tops, orange play dough, and 3D shape cards. Haley worked on the basic 3D shapes … Continue reading Geometry – 3D Carrot Shapes
Astronomy & Space Inchies Art Project: I happened upon an art project referred to as "inchies" and thought it would be fun to incorporate this art phenomenon into Haley's art repertoire. The idea is to create 1 inch cubed "canvases" and combine them to create a larger squared project. I set out a box of … Continue reading Sonlight Core E – Constellation Inchies (Week 29)
BIBLE: Using our tracer page, Parker continued to memorize his "Letter Z" verse. Trees Poem: I printed the Trees booklet (livingworldsapart) for Parker to illustrate while memorizing Joyce Kilmer's Trees poem. He read it everyday. The first day he drew the illustrations and the second day he colored his drawing. LANGUAGE ARTS: Letter of the Week: … Continue reading Sonlight Core A (Week 29)
BIBLE: I printed a copy of our "Z verse" tracer page. Parker traced his verse while listening to the Sing the Word "Z verse" song. The next day I cut apart his tracer page and he glued it in his Bible lapbook. LANGUAGE ARTS: Letter of the Week: This week we learned about the letter … Continue reading Sonlight Core A (Week 28)
March brings rain, clouds, puddles, and rainbows. Today we learned about rainbows and did a fun color mixing activity. I brought out our Noodles I Love Colors! reader and set up a color mixing tray (3 baby food jars filled with water, tinted red, yellow, and blue, 3 droppers, and a six-slotted paint tray). Parker … Continue reading Color Mixing – Noodles – I Love Colors!