Posts made in April, 2012

Goodnight Moon Day 3: Nursery Rhymes

Goodnight Moon Day 3: Nursery Rhymes

For our last day of our Goodnight Moon unit study we had fun with nursery rhymes.  We saw Hey, Diddle, Diddle in the picture on the wall of the bunny’s room, and a little mouse with two clocks that reminded us of Hickory, Dickory, Dock. Nursery Rhymes Read: Nursery Rhymes by Kate Toms Discuss: Most poems and rhymes have rhyming words at the end of each line… Hey diddle diddle Three little kittens Hickory dickory dock The cat and...

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Goodnight Moon Day 2: Telling Time

Goodnight Moon Day 2: Telling Time

Today we worked with clocks.  We practiced telling time, made a spinning clock craft, practiced some spelling, played a game, and practiced our phone number.  J has gotten pretty good at telling time by now, so this was a great review. Telling Time Read: Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown Discuss: Look at the moon and the time on the clock on each page in Goodnight Moon. The time changes 10 minutes each page and the moon rises a bit each...

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Goodnight Moon Day 1: The Moon

Goodnight Moon Day 1: The Moon

We focused on the moon for our first day of our Goodnight Moon unit study.  We learned about the moon’s phases and had fun with Oreo’s and a painting craft.  J enjoys learning about outer space and has asked to do a solar system unit study sometime. The Moon Read: On the Moon by Anna Milbourne Discuss: Watch this Neil Armstrong video. The Moon is a satellite of the Earth and orbits around it. The Moon is the only object in space...

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Goodnight Moon Unit Study

Goodnight Moon Unit Study

In this unit study we learned about things in the children’s book Goodnight Moon by Margret Wise Brown. We learned about the phases of the moon, practiced telling time, and rhymed with nursery rhymes. This unit study is geared for early elementary students with 3 days worth of lessons.  I did this unit with my 1st grader and recommend it for Kindergarten to 3rd grade. Goodnight Moon Unit Study Day 1: The Moon Day 2: Telling Time Day 3:...

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Tot-School Goodnight Moon

Tot-School Goodnight Moon

Goodnight Moon is T’s favorite book right now.  We had lots of fun with painting, food, puzzles, books, crafts, and games.  I love it when we have a unit study that both boys can participate in.  They both had too much fun with this one. Goodnight Moon Book List Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown My World by Margaret Wise Brown Goodnight Moon 123 by Margaret Wise Brown Goodnight Moon ABC by Margaret Wise Brown Twinkle, Twinkle,...

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Ants Day 6: Ant Enemies

Ants Day 6: Ant Enemies

Today brings us to the end of our ant unit study.  We learned about a few ant enemies, did some literary activities, had more fun with homophones, and ate ants on a log.  We learned a lot about ants this week and had a lot of fun in the process. Ant Enemies Discuss: Anteater- The anteater’s tongue can reach two feet in length, and only 1/2 inch wide. The anteater can cover its tongue in a sticky saliva, allowing the ants to stick to...

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Ants Day 5: Types of Ants

Ants Day 5: Types of Ants

For this day we learned a few different types of ants.  We also had fun with homophones and counting to 100.  The boys love the books that you can sing with, so I found the big book of The Ants Go Marching at the library for them. Types of Ants Discuss: There are over 10,000 kinds of ants. We will learn about a few of them today. Leafcutter Ant -Leafcutter ants are also known as fungus gardening ants. The leafcutter workers snip off pieces of...

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Ants Day 4: Ant Colony

Ants Day 4: Ant Colony

Today we learned about the ant colony and did a science experiment outside. J loves science so we try to fit it in everyday that we can. We also had a fun ant hill craft and snack. T loves snacks, but I try not to make too many sweet ones! Ant Colony Discuss: How an Ant Colony Starts: After hot summer rain, a young queen takes off on her wedding flight. She flies into a cloud of male ants and mates in the air. Afterward, all the males die, and...

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Ants Day 3: Ant Jobs

Ants Day 3: Ant Jobs

For today we learned about the different ant jobs.  We also studied Proverbs 6:6 and talked about working diligently.  We learned today with some literature, writing, math, crafts and a picnic lunch. The boys enjoy eating lunch outside. Ant Jobs Discuss: There are three main ant jobs; queen ant, worker ants, and male ants. Queen Ant- Queen ant lays all the eggs and she is the mother of all the ants in the nest. All queens start out with...

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Ants Day 2: Ant Life Cycle

Ants Day 2: Ant Life Cycle

Today we learned about the life cycle of an ant.  We also learned about an ant year and played a math game.  T liked playing with those tiny plastic ants that I found.  He seems to like bugs more than J does.  I’m glad he doesn’t take after his Mama, I can’t stand them! Ant Life Cycle Discuss: Egg – queen ants lay tiny oval shaped eggs Larva – worm like larva keep growing causing their skin to shed; they...

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