Elijah has been a diligent worker the past two weeks, and I am super-duper proud (and a wee bit worn out). Big smile! Elijah chose the notebook size; I told him the larger the notebook, the harder he would have to work. He went for the ginormous one! I get these spiral bound books from […]
One of the lessons in the Five in a Row Volume IV manual for Albert (a book we recently did a unit study on), is to make your own comic. Here is Elijah’s! Runny Babbit was taking a walk. He meets a few munny fonsters. But it was really just his friends! If you want […]
As we rowed Albert, Elijah completed a backyard bird notebook. We still have one more bird to add, but I thought I would go ahead and post pictures! 🙂 COVER PAGE CARDINAL ROBIN BLUE JAY MOURNING DOVE GOLDFINCH General Bird Information Page Many of the printables for this lap ~n~ notebook came from Homeschool Share. Albert Resoure […]
I am so behind in blogging all of our FIAR adventures (and our delight-directed studies such as Insects and Tigers…maybe I can get those posted soon!). Here are a few pictures of our Daniel’s Duck co-op. We met at a local park, and we toured a REAL log cabin! We are going to follow up this […]
After we rowed Little Nino’s Pizzeria, we went to a local pizza place with co-op and we…MADE PIZZA! Then we made pizza at home (Simon is beoming quite the pizza maker — if you like lots of mushrooms, that is). Every time we make pizza, Elijah wants to call it Little Nino’s Pizzeria Night.
Who Owns the Sun? is a FIAR Volume I selection. It is a story of a boy who asks his dad a series of questions…"Who owns the sun? Who owns the wind? Who owns the rain?"…and on he goes. The wise father always replies that no man can own these things, and the wise son […]
This was a rather simple lapbook for us. I purchased the kit from HOAC, and while I really liked the components, they were just too old for ds (6). We will try it again if we come back around to this book. On the first day of our week, we went to a quilt museum […]
This book is SO MUCH FUN! Even if you don’t use Five in a Row, you must buy this book to read to your children, grandchildren, or even to yourself. We loved it! We started out our week with learning some cake cookie decorating techniques at co-op. We also made mini-marshmallow catapults! (I hope to […]
Well, we hit Tammy’s farm for this one (for obvious reasons!). I had one group inside learning about the American Flag (pledge, symbolism, and a flag snack). The other lucky group was outside in horse heaven. Then we swapped groups. The kids even got to pose in a carriage!
For one of the lessons at co-op, we learned about Paul Revere and his family. The Revere children would have had to make their own toys, so we made a toy– a cornhusk doll. We also learned about the famous ride (according to the poem) and mapped the route. We made our map look old using tea […]
This book, The Bee Tree, is an old friend now. We spent a little bit longer on it because Elijah and his dad went on a special father-son vacation last week for four days. Rather than moving on with my schedule, I decided to stop and finish The Bee Tree; we are SO glad we […]
We did and learned so much! We arrived at the farm to eat lunch at noon, and we were making our purchases in the gift shop at 3:30 p.m. It was a wonderful experience, and we are sure we will go back someday! It was great to be able to buy a honeycomb to […]
After learning about the Goldrush in the Klondike, Elijah tried his hand at panning for gold! "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where […]
Lapbook Opened Left Side: Nice home for a salamander (list inside shape book), Lifecycle of a Salamander (flap book inside) Middle: Cricket Tri-fold, Lifecycle of the Butterfly Envelope book (folded in half), Elijah colored some salamanders to add (and let me tell you…he spent over 20 minutes cutting those out and taping them in […]
Nana bought some candy rocks for us, and we made little cups of dirt. The bottom layer is the candy rocks The next layer is freshly whipped whipping cream Then, a layer of cut up brownies Topped with oreo crumbs And finally, garnished (by Elijah, of course) with some bugs and frogs Elijah loved making these […]
One of our lessons for Salamander Room was on Parallel Construction (in writing). I hesitated to teach this to my five year old, but then the word construction kept rolling around in my head, and I thought of a way to relay the concept…MEGABLOCKS (thanks so much Brian, they come in handy!). I taped the […]
I taught the fun lesson at co-op today, and we made salamander rooms! We discussed what makes a nice home for a salamander (a la the lesson in FIAR Volume III), and then we set to work making our own nice homes. If any of you FIARowers are interested, here is what we did: […]
We started out the week with co-op learning about personification and onomatopoeia. As the week progressed we added lessons on the following topics: squares, different kinds of characters, steam (how it makes things go), how steam was used in the past, stewardship, vocabulary, construction vehicles, aerial/close-up views in art, and whatever else I may be […]
Wednesday night we got to see "the greatest show on earth!"