Tuesday, December 23, 2008
MY DADDY'S HAND
Daddy Take my hand in yours and you will plainly see
How very much I need you now to love and care for me.
As my little hand growsI will need you even more
Everything I do in lifeI have never done before.
Teach me to be kind and loving sharing and forgiving
Show me through your acts of love the pure joy of living.
The years will pass by quickly and one day I will be grown
I will pass what you have taught me onto children of my own.
Hold me always in your thoughts and remember when we are apart
The special love between a child and a daddy's heart.
Here is the cover to Tina's:
And the cover to Carly's:
I got the cover picture here: http://www.abcteach.com/free/s/signs_halloween.pdf
Here is the inside of Tina's:
The middle page folds out. On the left is the Origins of Halloween mini-book. It was a graduated book describing who, what, where, when and how Halloween was began. On the right is a Vocabulary mini-book listing different words associated with Halloween. At the bottom on the right is an accordion style mini-book on halloween safety. in the middle is a spider mini-book showing the life cycle of a spider (http://www.kidzone.ws/lw/spiders/ws2.htm). There is a bar graph where they sorted skittles by color and graphed how many there were. Also is a pocket containing the Symbols and Customs of Halloween containing mini-books explaining them.
Now, with the Flap folded out.
In the middle on the top is a world map and they colored in the countries we discussed in this unit. There is also a pumpkin mini-book. Included in this is How Many Kinds of Pumpkins?, Answering questions about them, The Life Cycle of a pumpkin, Pumpkin facts, Emotions Pumpkin Matching Game, and a pumpkin recipe (Tina chose Pumpkin Pie; Carly chose Pumpkin Pudding). On the bottom is Celebrations of the past, life cycle of a bat, and Celebrations of the present.
The pumpkin shape book was found here: http://abcteach.com/MonthtoMonth/October/pumpkin.htm
Here is a picture with Tina's Life Cycle of a Bat opened up:
The life cycle pictures were found here:
The back of the folder:
The big twins. of course, had to do one too. So, they made these:
On the two sides is a pumpkin matching game. The pumpkins on the folder have emotions listed on them and the pumpkins in the pocket have faces to match. In the middle is the Life Cycle of a pumpkin.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Our students are Tina (10; 4/5th grade), Carly (6; 1st grade), Caitie (3; pre-k 3), Charlee (3; pre-k3), Chey-Chey (1) and Court-Court (1). We don't have a set curriculum. We do alot of "crafts" through learning rather than worksheets. We are beginning to start doing lapbooks. I think these are great visual ways of learning rather than looking at a school book and memorizing its contents.
The girls took a vote (with the youngest 2 using smiles as "yays") and our official mascot is the unicorn and school colors are pink, baby blue and purple. The man of the house thinks it's "girly". I asked him what did he expect from a house of girls?? LOL
That's us in a nutshell and this is where all our school progress will be posted.