Archive for the ‘Fall’ Category

Poppins Book Nook- Seasons

28
Oct

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The theme this month for the Poppins Book Nook is seasons.

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We read the book “The reasons for the Seasons” by Gail Gibbons and learned why the seasons change.

Apple Unit

Since the current season is fall and we have been working on a fall unit study, I decided to focus on fall and leaves.  This binder has the different mini-units that we are covering this fall- apples, leaves, etc.

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Each mini-unit has a section in the binder.  This is the leaf section with this printable from Enchanted Homeschooling Mom glued onto a divider for our leaf section.

Poppins Book Nook

Since we made a lapbook for our apple study, I decided to do something a little smaller for our leaf study.  Hailey glued these few activities onto the back side of the divider for the leaf mini-unit.

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The Leaves book comes from Enchanted Learning.

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You can find the accordion style book about why leaves change color here.

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I wrote leaf related vocabulary words on leaf shaped cards and we did several activities with those.

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There are many pages of work that Hailey did in this mini-unit.  This leaf observation page comes from Enchanted Homeschooling Mom and the super fun leaf unit she has available.

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Hailey also did a leaf rubbing.

Fall Tree Craft

She made this Fall Tree Craft, using a leaf to paint.

Fall Tree Craft

We also made this Fall Tree Handprint Craft.

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Hailey and Hunter dressed up in the color of chlorophyll one day.  It was amazing how excited Hailey was about doing this and how quickly she got ready for school!

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Check out some (or all!) of the other bloggers participating in Poppins Book Nook:

Enchanted Homeschooling Mom3 DinosaursMonsters EdChestnut Grove AcademyGrowing in God’s GraceRoyal Little LambsLife with Moore BabiesTeach Beside MeThe Usual MayhemMum CentralFantastic Fun and LearningKathys Cluttered MindToddler ApprovedGrowing Book by BookAdventures in MommydomB-Inspired MamaEdventures with KidsLearning & Growing the Piwi wayA Gluten Free JourneyPreschool Powol PacketsTo The Moon and Back Our Craft ~N~ ThingsFresh Farm AdventuresAre We There Yet?Afterschool for Smarty Pants

Each month you will have a chance to win a book from the Poppins Book Nook group related to the theme of the month.  This month you have a chance to win Four Seasons Make a Year.  The only rule is that you must live in the US to win.

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If you have your own fun activity to link up, you can that here:

Heart of Dakota- BLHFHG Unit 5

27
Oct

Has another week really come and gone? It just doesn’t seem possible!  This school year is going by so quickly.  I have actually gotten a little bit behind in my posts.  I am just now posting about unit 5, but we are going to be starting unit 7 tomorrow.  Anyway…

We started a new behavior chart a few weeks ago.  When Hailey has had 5 outstanding days on our chart she earns a reward.  Hailey made a list of the rewards she wanted to work towards- she has things like skip a subject, extra snack, computer time instead of calendar time, pajama day, show and tell, etc.  So, she had earned 5 outstandings and decided she wanted to pick show and tell for her reward.

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Hailey showed us her American Doll, Aveena and told us all about her.  Then she showed us her stuffed dog Mike and told us all about him.  She loved doing show and tell!

History:

In history this week we learned about how the Pilgrims found Holland to be very different than England.  Streets were canals and houses looked very different.  Everything was very different for the children and adults and the children even started learning to speak some Dutch.

Language Arts:

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Hailey working on putting her poem for the week in order.

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Hailey’s illustration for her poem.

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Practicing spelling words… I am running out of fun ideas for practicing and would love some suggestions.

2nd Grade Language Arts

We have been learning about nouns and for a fun activity I had Hailey tell me a short story.  I wrote it on the board and had her erase all the nouns.  Then without looking, she named off new nouns to fill in the blanks.  Our own little Mad Libs :-) .  It was a lot of fun and turned out really silly.

2nd Grade Language Arts

We started learning about common nouns and proper nouns.

2nd Grade Language Arts

Hailey made a word search with common and proper nouns.

2nd Grade Language Arts

We are doing an interactive language notebook, so Hailey added a page for common and proper nouns.

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Working on listing common and proper nouns in her notebook.

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Hailey did a cereal box book report about Helen Keller.

Heart of Dakota

We started a new book this week.  It’s an adventure book, so we started out with a treasure hunt.

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Hailey loved the treasure hunt!  She thought we should do one everyday :-)

Science:

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During science we learned about the heart and then listened to each others hearts using an empty paper towel tube.

Columbus Day:

Columbus Day Activities

Since these are activities from a few weeks ago, we made a boat for Columbus.

Columbus Day Activities

Then we made this fun map.  You can see everything we did here.

Unit Study:

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Our Unit Study was all about leaves.  One day I had Hailey and Hunter dress in the color of chlorophyll :-)

Fall Tree Craft

Hailey also made this cute Fall Tree Craft.

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Tot School

22
Oct

Tot School

Hunter is 22 months old.

My Tot School post is a bit late this week, but sometimes life just gets in the way…  Last week we had a death in our family, someone much too young to die.  She left behind her husband and their almost 4 year old little boy.  In addition she left behind her sisters and parents, and no parent should ever have to bury a child.  So, it was a very sad and hard week for us.  Other than the posts I had already set to auto-post I didn’t do any blogging.  We would definitely appreciate your prayers.

Here are the activities we did last week:

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On Columbus Day we learned about Columbus and made a map.

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Hunter also made a boat for Columbus Day.  You can see my original post with our Columbus Day Activities.

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Hunter’s letter of the week was C.

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He made this cute Crab that I saw on Totally Tots.

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Hunter also glued some cement trucks onto the letter C, using the printables from Royal Baloo.

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Hunter is learning the color orange, so we used the printables from Royal Baloo to make this orange page.

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We have been learning about fall and leaves, and one day Hailey and Hunter dressed all in green to show the color of chlorophyll.

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We sang a fun fall song and played in some fake leaves.

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We also made a cute fall tree craft, using leaves to paint.

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Fall Tree Craft

18
Oct

 Welcome back to the Bee Crafty Kids link up that I am co-hosting with To The Moon and Back and Look! We’re Learning.

 We have been doing a mini leaf unit and have had some fun art projects along with it.  Here is one that I think turned out really cute:

Fall Tree Craft

First Hailey and Hunter glued a tree that I cut out onto some construction paper.

Fall Tree Craft

Then, using leaves we had just collected from our backyard, they painted leaves onto their trees.

Fall Tree Craft

They both really enjoyed painting with leaves.

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The finished fall tree craft.

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