Unit 17 Synopsis:
Bible - Birth of Jesus
Letter - U (we studied J with the Battle of Jericho)
Science - Stars and Space
Theme - Baby Animals (Baby Jesus)
Sight Words: go, up, down, here
And now for the details:
Jesus is born! We've moved into the New Testament and studied the birth of Jesus. The craft below is from Confessions of a Homeschooler. I cut out the star and baby Jesus, but she cut out the parts of the manger and glued it all together.
Since we covered the letter J when we studied the Battle of Jericho, we studied letter U this time. For 1+1+1=1's Animal ABC's, the letter U stood for umbrella bird.
We also talked about the sound letter u makes and she did this worksheet I found on Preschool Palace. It's very simple and every picture starts with a U, so all she had to do was draw a line from the U to each picture.
Since the Wise Men (Matthew 2:9-12) followed a star to see Jesus, I thought our "science" could be about stars and space. We received this great pop up book at Christmas and Mackenzie's been wanting to look at again lately. The first couple of pages were perfect for our lesson.
We did all of the planets plus the sun and moon!
From the same Space Preschool Pack she counted...
Find the same or different...
She got a little excited about gluing her own pieces on the "What comes Next?" sheet. (Look at the rocket) ;)
We both colored the Earth and took turns making patterns with the outline of Earth.
Homeschool Creations also had an Astronaut pack that we did used for a couple of tracing activities.
And 1+1+1=1 had a Solar System pack that we used to learn a little more about the planets. Meredith even joined in! ;)
And we used the planets from the pack to make a necklace. She was so excited to wear this and it's still hanging on her bedroom door! ;)
Since we were talking about baby Jesus, I thought we could also talk about baby animals. 1+1+1=1 has a cute little pack about baby animals. First we just talked about what the different baby animals were called.
Finally, we played a matching game where we matched babies with their mommas. There were lots of animal cards, but we only did a few at a time and just filled in the cards with new ones until we had found all of the matches.
We finished up You Can Read Unit 5, adding the words "go", "up", "down" and "here" to our sight word list. Tracing the words and the dice game. Please notice how her mouth is open in both pictures. This girl LOVES to talk! I wonder where she gets it from?! ;)
Other sight word activities...color by number from 1+1+1=1.
Confessions of a Homeschooler.
She actually requested to do these math addition sheets from Confessions of a Homeschooler. She says, "I LOVE adding!" ;)
All finished with Unit 17. Next lesson, wise and foolish builders.