Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Homeschool Week #7

This week we're back to ducks. Noah is so excited! He's loving McCloskey's classic Make Way For Ducklings.

Here's our list of learning activities for the week:

Reading/Literature:

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

So far Noah loves the character of Michael the police man and he thinks it's hilarious that the ducks swim around eating peanuts. 

He wants to take peanuts with us the next time we feed ducks!
Can ducks really eat peanuts? I guess I'll have to find out.


Math:

We've been having a lot of fun playing with tangrams this week. Noah likes making animals from the tangrams so we are building ducks and, of course, his favorite dinosaurs.

I've also found a cool math matching worksheet involving ducks and peanuts that relates to the story. 

The original activity (as well as other related activities) can be found at Kinder Days blog.

I'm adapting it for Noah by writing numbers on the ducks and having him count out the corresponding number of peanuts.

Science & Bible Study:

Tomorrow, we'll be talking all about how mommy ducks take care of their babies. Noah is particularly interested in the bond between mommy animals and their babies, so I think he'll like this lesson.

We will also be studying the way that God takes care of his babies: us!

Our verse for the week is:

1 John 3:1 See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. 

Art & Pre-Writing:

We will focus on the letter "D" this week for Ducks and for Daddy since Father's Day is this weekend. 

We will be making two crafts, one is a duck from the letter D using feathers and wiggly eyes (pictured here from it's original source, Kids Soup). 

The second will be similar. I'm not giving away the surprise, but I'll post it here after it's finished!

Field Trip Friday:
Finally, we will take a field trip to a nearby lake on Friday to feed ducks. I'll look into the peanuts before we go, but we'll probably be taking crackers.

-Crazy Earth Mama