Read to Me
Our main book of the week was The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall.
Alphabet Art- Apple A
A Pattern (I used the large capital A)
red pompoms (I wanted smaller ones, but I had to go with what I had on hand)
Glue on red pompoms and add some leaves and a stem with the crayon. A simple tactile apple-d A for your preschooler to enjoy!
Lessons & Lapbook
Lapbook Note: Instead of putting the sequence strips in a pocket, I glued each one down to the file folder. I added velcro to make it a game that can be played over and over again.
Let's Make a Memory ~ Silly Face Caramel Apples
Here is a simple recipe for Caramel Apples if you haven't made them before. You can make really yummy apples (white chocolate drizzle and chopped nuts) or you can make really fun apples. We opted for funny faces using an assortment of candy.
Obviously, I am ridiculously behind in blog posts, so I am posting LOTS to get caught up. I should’ve posted these pictures of Elijah’s Flight Journal three weeks ago, but better late than never.
Before I post pictures, I am going to try to answer questions you might have.
1. What did we use as our spine for this study?
Amanda Bennett’s unit & FIAR’s unit- The Glorious Flight
As for additional resources, I am not going to give you a list of books we read. It would be ridiculously long, and most of the suggestions were found right in the Amanda Bennett unit study.
2. How long did you spend on this unit?
About four weeks. We didn’t get through the entire Amanada Bennett unit. We can always pick back up where we left off OR do the unit again when the boys are older. We were ready to move on to a new topic.
3. Where did you get the notebook printables?
I made most, found a few online, and one was a printable from a Scholastic book (Amelia Earhart mini book). I will be sharing them at Homeschool Share soon. I’m not sure if I will go ahead and make printables for the entire flight unit study (since we only did 2/3 of it). I might. I might add a few generic minit books…who knows.
4. This isn’t a question, but...
We have had so much fun with this unit. If you have a student interested in flying things, give this one a go! Here is a list of some of the fun we’ve had with this unit.
~Hot Air Balloon Project
~Constructing a Model of a Biplane (and making paper airplanes, too!)
~Orville Wright Birthplace & Museum Field Trip
~Fly-in Cruise-in (at our local airport)
~Toured an Airport (free!)
~Visited National Museum of the US Air Force (free admission!)
Here are the pictures of Elijah’s Flight Journal. A few printables are from around the web; the links were given in the unit study.
Pages 1-2 (Icarus, Leonardo, Hot Air Balloons)
I think this is the first time that I didn’t write in any of the minit books for Elijah. He put a lot of hard work into completing them!
Pages 3-4 (gliders, four forces, and label a helicopter)
Pages 5-6 (Wright Brothers, Bessie Coleman, Harriet Quimby)
Copywork (all the ideas are included in the unit)
Words of Wisdom (each day of the unit study gives you 2-3 words of wisdom to look up)
Elijah’s Glorious Flight Lapbook is glued to the inside back cover of this notebook.
Here are a few more shots I want to include– Elijah & his model plane.
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Read to Me
Our main book of the week wasn't a book– it was a nursery rhyme, Humpty Dumpty. We also read lots of other nursery rhymes from the Random House book, but Humpty Dumpty had the spotlight.
Alphabet Art- Eggshell E
E Pattern (I used the large capital E)
paint, if desired (we used liquid watercolors)
We made egg salad for lunch. After lunch, Simon smashed the eggshells, glued them on the E, then painted them.
Lessons & Lapbook
Simon loves (LOVES) to paint and insists on lots of brushes. I decided to let him paint each E page. He chose a different color for each one.
I rubber-cemented the puzzle to fun foam and then cut it out. I made a pocket that says, "I can put Humpty Dumpty back together again!" Simon put a band-aid on the pocket.
Let's Make a Memory ~ Coloring Eggs & Egg Hunt!
I don't know why, but I didn't take any pictures of the egg hunt (bummer). We did this outside. All but one egg was found (good thing we did this OUTSIDE).
I haven't read these, but you might want to check your library for:
Humpty Dumpty After the Fall by Charles Reasoner
Humpty Dumpty by Daniel Kirk
Humpty Dumpty by Kin Eagle
Just a snippet that I always want to remember . . .
On Tuesday I was asking Simon to sing the rhyme for us. Here is Simon's version and Elijah's commentary.
Simon: Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall; Humpty Dumpty had a great (pauses to think about what comes next) DAY!
Elijah: No, no, no. Humpty Dumpty did not have a great day. He had a HORRIBLE day.
I was cracking up. They are too much fun!