Friday, July 24, 2015

Book: Katy No Pocket

We are using Before Five in a Row (bFiar) as our curriculum, we read the book five days in a row, do some activities with it and read some books related to it.

1. Book: Katy No Pocket

2. Science: Animals
We played pretend and called her my joey for several days and hopped around. I showed her my picture with kangaroos.
There are more than twenty animals in the story, we identified and discussed what makes them unique.
Some animals that had special interest for my daughter, we talked more about it.

3. Geography: Australia
We located the home of the kangaroo.

4. Math: Counting animals

5. Craft: Sock kangaroo

5. Experiencing it: Riding in a carrier 

6. Character Development
We discussed about generosity and read some bible verse about it.

Hapy hopping everyone.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Introduction to Geography

As June started we became a little more strict on our home school schedule. My daughter is ready for geography since she took interest on origin of places, flags and 'travelling' through our books.

1. Show a globe and relate a map, describe its difference.

2. Identify land and water.

Color and separate land from water

3. Identify seven continents, we are adapting Montessori's method of mapping the continents.

We cut out felt paper and color coded the continents, which we will use for the next lessons
4. Relate the continents to their interest, let them see the relevance of this place.

Use something that matters to them, this is how we relate it:

books which we import, slippers that she uses everyday, cheese & crackers for afternoon snack, animals in the jungle, polar bears and penguins which she finds cute,  milk to drink, and a house to go home to, these are the things that make her interested in mapping it out
5. Bible Story
We talked about God's creation and read the bible.

Start reading, go around the world with stories, travel if you can, experience what the world has to show