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Read to Me
Our main book of the week was The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss.
Alphabet Art – Carrot C
C Pattern (large capital C)
orange fun foam
Cut small triangles from the orange fun foam. Let your student glue them on the C. When finished, draw carrot tops with the green carrot.
Lessons & Lapbook
Simon loved observing carrot tops. Have you student help you cut some tops off and put them in water. In a few days, they will start to GROW!
Another observation activity we did was the old Queen Anne's Lace in colored water trick.
Simon learned that plants drink from the bottom. This was super helpful; it helped him understand that he shouldn't water the tops of the plants or flowers in the garden.
Let's Make a Memory! ~ Pulling Up Carrots!
When I noticed the carrots were ready, I decided it was the week for Letter C.
If you don't have any carrots to pick (chances are . . . you don't!), you can "plant" some carrots from the grocery store in a sandbox or in the ground and let your student pull them up. My original idea for Let's Make a Memory was to make a yummy carrot cake together, so that's another option.
Muncha, Muncha, Muncha by Candace Fleming
Incy by Inch:The Garden Song
The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
The Giant Carrot by Jan Peck
How a Seed Grows by Helen Jordan
The Enormous Carrot by Vladimir Vagin
- ingredients for carrot cake
- carrots (if you need some to plant or do the carrot tops)
- food coloring & a white carnation (or Queen Anne's Lace)
- orange fun foam (for alphabet art)