Owl Moon {FIAR}

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with  Five in a Row {FIAR}

Bible Study:

To go owling, you have to be able to hold in all the words and noise you might want to make.  You have to have a certain level of self-control.  So, for this week our character trait focus was just that, self-control, using the activities at Kid's of Integrity.

Our memory verse was:
"A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control."  Proverbs 29:11
We talked about animals of prey and how they have to have great self-control in order to succeed, no matter how hungry they might be.  Then we practiced (role-played) being self-controlled owls.  I played the role of the mouse.  lol.

We found our owl masks {here}

A Wise Old Owl poem was a nice addition to our wall, to read and reference through-out the week.

We read *It's Hard to Be Five by Jamie Lee Curtis; I changed the wording to "six" when I read it so that Connor wouldn't interrupt me and yell that he's not five.  lol.


We read owl books and virtually dissected an Owl Pellet

Never underestimate the imagination of a child. After Connor surfed around on the owl website, he announced he wanted "that chicken dinner with bones, so it can be my pellet!!"  So ... I had him help me cook up dinner after shopping for the ingredients.  For the record, I did NOT pretend my own dinner was a pellet.  Crazy boys.  lol.

We also spent some time learning about the moon with non-fiction we found at the library and a couple fun books.

*Faces of the Moon by Bob Crelin
*If You Decide To Go To The Moon by Faith McNulty

Social Studies:

We went light on social studies this week.  We got a couple books on Daddies this week, and that's it.

*Daddies Do It Different by Alan Lawrence Sitomer  (a bit stereotypical, but fun and cute)
*My Dad Is Big And Strong, BUT... by Coralie Saudo  (role-reversal - made the kids laugh!)

And what better way to read Daddy books than ... with Daddy!


Connor drew an owl on one of his drawing apps.  We also made an origami owl.

We didn't get to this, but it's cute:  Owl Paper Bag craft at Alex Toys


We have a vintage owl clock, given to us by our lovely and gracious old next-door neighbor.  It was just perfect to use for this unit.

Connor is too old for this book, *Turn and Learn: Time, but we used it just to look at the times and have him try to make them on his answer clock.  Sam (age 1) ... he fell head over heels in love with this book.  So cute. 

Again with Connor's imagination, he wanted to play pet store again, and built owls for me to "buy" from him.

Language Arts:

In addition to our regular curriculum, we did many themed worksheets (Emma begs for them) - all linked under resources.

We did the "Who, What, Where" section of this Owl Lapbook.  Connor learns best if we make things into a game.  Usually by his own idea.  He took the police man owl and started "saving" all the lost owls that were lost and didn't know how to get home.   I participated by thinking to give the brave police-owl a badge.

Cute addition for literature:
My Grandpa is an Owl by Wordboy

Our Tot Post on Owls - some great links!
Owl Babies Lapbook at Homeschool Share
Nocturnal Animals at Homeschool Share
Great blog on Owl Moon - Schooltime Snippets
Owl Printables from Make Learning Fun
O is for Owl craft at Totally Tots
Wise Old Owl printables at DLTK Kids (we did crossword for C and coloring page for E)
Owl Tot Pack at Our Little Monkeys
Forest Pack at 2 Teaching Mommies
Owlette Pack at Learn Create Love
*The Quiet Way Home iPad app
*Backyard at Twilight: A Stella and Sam Adventure iPad app
*Goodnight Moon iPad book app

Linking up with:

Delightful Learning 

Next up:  *Very Last First Time by Jan Andrews



  1. I love Owl Moon. It looks like you had a fun time reading the book and doing all kinds of activities.

  2. Oh the vintage clock is adorable!! What a fun addition to your week. I love the origami owl, too. I'll have to check out the virtual dissection-much better then the real thing.


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