Unit 18 Synopsis:
Bible - Wise and Foolish Builders
Letter - C
Science - Construction
Theme - 3 Little Pigs
Sight Words: come, big, said, in
And now for the details:
We read the story about the wise and foolish builders, but unfortunately did not do any crafts related to the story. There are some cute ideas on pinterest, but I just didn't follow through with any of them, so we talked about the story and sang the song.
I decided construction would be a great theme/science activity for the story of the Wise and Foolish builders, so studying the letter C, seemed appropriate too.
Of course we continued using the Animal ABC's printables from 1+1+1=1. C was for caterpillar...
Mackenzie really went all out in the caterpillar cut and paste. First she colored the background and told me it was "hot (yellow) and very hot (orange) sand". Then she drew "food" for each of the caterpillars. Once all of that was complete, she glued the caterpillars to their "sand". She talked the entire time and told different stories about each caterpillar. She's so funny and LOVES to pretend!
ABC Find It! printables. I only have a picture of her matching the C's, but we also did the matching activity that involves listening to me describe a particular picture.
Construction was our "science" for this unit. I guess it's not really science in the academic world, however Brandon's degree is technically in "Construction Science", so I'm keeping this under science! ;) Again, I probably could have done several more activities that I found on Pinterest, but instead I just used things we mostly already had. We went over different tools (I can't seem to find the file on my computer to see where I got it :/ )...
Yes, that is leftover lunch on the floor. That's how we do things sometimes. Who needs a table? ;)
We had this dry erase construction activity book that she worked through. It had mazes, connect the dots and matching activities.
I tried really hard to let her tell me where things needed to go. There were a few things I reminded her about, but she told me where most things needed to go or when she didn't want something I suggested. We didn't finish the house because she got tired of designing it. That's ok, we did do quite a bit and I had some fun too! ;)
Our theme was the Three little Pigs. I thought this was a perfect blend of our bible and science themes. We received this book from our neighbor not too long ago, so we read it's story first.
3 little pigs.
Mackenzie insisted on cutting out the wolves herself, so I was glad she was still able to put them in size order despite the large amounts of white paper around them.
We moved on to You Can Read Unit 6 and learned the words "come", "big", "said" and "in".
and writing the words all on her own.
We did a few miscellaneous activities that included playing our alphabet sounds game. This time, Meredith joined in too! Mackenzie let her pick the object out of the box and then told her where to put it on the board. They played very well together and I think I was cooking or cleaning while they were doing this.
What Meredith was doing!
A lot of time we do school while Meredith is napping, but there are sometimes when she is around and she is able to join in on some of the activities. She built her own objects with the magneatos.
And since she loves to paint, she joined us here too!