In the mornings, when Hunter has his morning nap, Judah and I have been working on ‘school’ as part of our daily rhythm. I’m still not entirely sure this method – choosing a theme and creating activities within subjects – will work for us in the long term, but for now, Judah is enjoying having his ‘school’ each day. For that reason especially, we will continue! Thanks to mainly pinterest, the dollar store, and a printer, I was able to get mostly all the resources and ideas for the month. I had a blast getting it all together and am already working on next month’s theme(!).
To add to our dinosaur enlightenment, we’re hoping to get to Drumheller next week for the Canada Day Parade and see some dinosaurs throughout the town and possibly even get to the zoo (soon!) to see the recently improved prehistoric park. We have a newly found love for dinosaurs (and volcanoes) because of these activities. I love what a bit of wonder will do to the mind/imagination!
Our theme this month has been : DINOSAURS (if you hadn’t already guessed!).
These are the subjects we covered with the correlated activities:
MATH :: more or less game [after I put different amounts of dinosaurs in each tray, Judah needs to put the ball in the line that has more dinosaurs], matching numbers with dinosaur bones [numbers on popsicle sticks “dinosaur bones”*
LANGUAGE :: wooden letters [handwriting without tears letters], poetry work [dinosaur poem and popsicle stick wand to follow along]*, Bible verse [this month we are memorizing Proverbs 3:5-6], dino books from library*
SENSORIAL :: frozen dino hatch, mystery bags [bags with different shapes/textures]*, making dino cookies*
PRACTICAL LIFE :: washing dinos, folding [pieces of fabric Judah folds]*, pin poking
SCIENCE & CULTURE :: matching and feeding dinos, North America continental box [an on-going idea I have yet to pull together]*, volcano building [good ol vinegar and baking soda]*, nature journaling our gardening efforts*
ART & MUSIC :: colouring pages*, listening to different composers during work time, scissor work w/stickers – stickers in sticker book
*not pictured above