Saturday, December 24, 2011

Legend of the Bluebonnets unit

Miss K noticed that I had added some of the lapbooks and asked me to add a reading study we had done on The legend of the bluebonnet. We read and reread this story during the study, it seemed to really resonate with Miss K. It also led to a continuation of the study into the meaning of sacrifice and how it relates to some of the bible stories we had been reading. It was great to watch her interest and her taking the lead in her learning. Mini Piwi really liked the drawings of the doll and making bluebonnets....

We used the following resources:
 Lapbook templates for story outlines & character study

Sacrifices flap book @ +Homeschool Share

How I can help others circle, verse and sacrifice accordion book  @lapbook lessons

The story of a little girl's sacrifice for her people prompted a study on Sacrifice and needs vs. wants

A character comparsion
Story retelling, Plot outline

Ideas to help others and God's Sacrifice to us

Friday, December 23, 2011

Math fact challenge

About a month ago I challenged Miss K to learn all her addition facts up to 12 + 12. She was up for the challenge and negotiated a reward as only Miss K can.
I found a folder file/lapbook which she uses to practice with and then I quiz her. When she knows the fact it gets a sticker...not too long now and Miss K will be heading for a tea party in Grapevine. There is a subtraction version waiting for the next challenge.

Christmas Lapbook

This week we are technically on winter vacation but if I learnt anything from summer, it was that we need to be busy with something. If we stop everything it is very hard to get the momentum going again. The kids love all things art and craft so the lapbooks are a great way to learn and create at the same time. This week we made a fun Christmas themed lapbook. It was also a great chance to use lots of the Christmas books, stickers and goodies Kiwi Grandma sent!
Folded out

Favorite Song, What I love about Christmas, Other names for Christmas

The Nativity, the best present ever, what Jesus wants for Christmas

Title Page

Wish list and 'If I had a reindeer'
Writing numbers in Spanish

More awesome Christmas printables can be found at
My Favorite unit studies

E-book and printables

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