Posts made in May, 2012

Memorial Day 3: American Flag

Memorial Day 3: American Flag

J is fascinated with the American flag so we decided to take this last day and learn some more about it.  We had a yummy flag breakfast, reviewed the symbols of the flag, made a flag craft, and learned how to show respect to our flag. American Flag  Discuss: The American Flag is red, white and blue and has 13 stripes and 50 stars. It’s Symbols- The stripes represent the 13 original colonies. The 50 stars represent the number of states...

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Memorial Day 2: Memorial Stone

Memorial Day 2: Memorial Stone

For the second day of our Memorial Day unit study we studied a Bible story of memorial.  We read about and made our own memorial stones like Joshua and the Israelites did after crossing the Jordan River.  We also made another Memorial Day art project. Memorial Stone Discuss: In the Old Testament of our Bibles God’s people also had a time of memorial to remember what God had done for them. Open your Bibles to Joshua 4. Before we read let’s...

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Memorial Day 1: Memorial Day Order

Memorial Day 1: Memorial Day Order

J has been asking me for the last few years why we celebrate Memorial Day so for day one of our Memorial Day Unit Study we learned some of the history of Memorial Day.  We also learned with our toy army men, Venn Diagrams, art projects, geography and some math. Memorial Day Order Discuss: Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service.  It is celebrated on the last...

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Memorial Day Unit Study

Memorial Day Unit Study

Memorial Day Unit Study In this unit study we learned more about Memorial Day and the American Flag. This unit study has 3 days of lessons.  I did this study with my 1st grader and would recommend it for Kindergarten through 3rd grade. Memorial Day Unit Study Day 1: Memorial Day Order Day 2: Memorial Stone Day 3: American Flag Memorial Day Book List Book can be read by the child or by the parent to the child, depending on the child’s...

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Eric Carle Day 5: The Very Busy Spider

Eric Carle Day 5: The Very Busy Spider

For our last day of our Eric Carle unit study we read The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle.  We had a snack, made a craft, played a game, and sang a song.  We had so much fun with this unit study; I can’t wait until our family reunion next year, maybe we’ll have to do it again. The Very Busy Spider Read: The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle Discuss: Farm Animals Song: Itsy Bitsy Spider or Old Mac Donald Spider Web Snack We used...

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Eric Carle Day 4: The Mixed-up Chameleon

Eric Carle Day 4: The Mixed-up Chameleon

Our story tonight was The Mixed-up Chameleon, which the kids loved.  They enjoyed seeing the different animal parts growing on the chameleon throughout the story.  We had chameleon cookies, a game, a craft, and story sequencing with this story too. The Mixed-up Chameleon  Read: The Mixed-up Chameleon by Eric Carle Discuss: Review colors and that everyone is unique. Song: Do You Have Green Skin? (sung to tune: “Do Your Ears Hang Low”) Do...

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Eric Carle Day 3: The Grouchy Ladybug

Eric Carle Day 3: The Grouchy Ladybug

Today we read The Grouchy Ladybug and talked about what kinds of things made us grouchy.  We tried to make a ladybug pretzel snack, played a counting spots game, remembered some story sequencing, and made a clock craft to practice telling time. The Grouchy Ladybug Read:  The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle Discuss: Telling Time Song:  Ladybug, Ladybug Ladybug, lady bug — red and black. I see circles on your back. Ladybug, ladybug fly up...

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Eric Carle Day 2: Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?

Eric Carle Day 2: Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?

Day two of our Eric Carle unit study was Brown Bear, Brown Bear What do You See?.  This is E’s favorite book right now, I think he has memorized the order of the animals already.  We reviewed our colors, played games, had a snack, and of course made a craft. Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? Read: Brown Bear, Brown Bear what do you See? by Bill Martin Jr. Discuss: Review Colors Song: BROWN BEAR, BROWN BEAR Brownbear, brown bear,...

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Eric Carle Day 1: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle Day 1: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

I love this classic children’s book and so do my boys.  We had a snack, story sequencing, games, and crafts.It was so much fun doing these activities to my nieces and nephews who range in age from 5 months old to 6 and a half years old. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Read: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle Discuss: Review the days of the week. Song: Days of the Week (sung to the tune of the Adams Family theme song) Days of the week...

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Eric Carle Unit Study

Eric Carle Unit Study

In this unit study we had fun with a few of our favorite Eric Carle books including The Very Hungery Caterpillar.  This unit study has 5 days worth of lessons featuring a different Eric Carle book each day.  I did this unit study in the form of bedtime stories on our family reunion with cousins, from infants to 3rd grade, it would be perfect for Preschool age children. Eric Carle Unit Study Day 1:  The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day 2:  Brown...

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