About Me

I'm a mom, a teacher, a student, a wife, and a scout leader. I am actually an education major currently working on my practicum in a 2nd grade classroom. I also home school my two children. I'm also a cub scout leader, a girl scout leader, and at church I'm the children's music leader. ;) I tend to stay a little busy. My state requires homeschoolers to keep a portfolio. I am going to use this blog as my portfolio.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Seasons: Fall/Autumn

 Scripture: Mark 4:29 Explain that the Lord is talking about Fall/Autumn and that one of the things that happens this time of year is that many fruits and veggies ripen and are picked (harvested).

Music: We sang, "It's Autumn Time"


Math: We talked a little bit about what happens to the leaves when they change color then we went outside and gathered some of the leaves on the ground. We came back in and sorted them by shape:
 And by size:

Art: We made ppl out of the leaves. It was fun use of the imagination. :)

Science/Language Arts: We talked a little bit about what animals do as far as food to prepare for winter. We discussed several specific animals and and finally came to squirrels. We talked about how they hide their nuts but they have to hide them well enough that other animals don't find them. So I gave each of the kids 5 chestnuts (they look sort of like acorns but are larger).

Then, I went through the house (I was another animal) and picked up whatever chestnuts I found sitting out in the middle. Then we talked a little more about animals and how important it is for them to remember where they hid them so they can eat them in wintertime. Then, I sent the kids off to find the ones that I didn't. I found 4 of Ronni's and 1 of Collin's from just walking through. Ronni found her 1 and Collin only found 2 of the 4 he needed to find. He couldn't remember where they were (we later found them). So, we discussed how difficult it is for animals to remember where food is.
Then, we talked a little about the wind and made wind detectors. =o)

1 comment:

alecia said...

This blog is incredible! You are such an amazing mother. I'm trying circle time in the morning, only, technically it will be line time (2 points make a line...). :) Thank you for sharing!