Very Last First Time {FIAR}

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Very Last First Time
with  Five in a Row {FIAR}

Emma (3) was absolutely in love with this book.  Usually, she doesn't pay too much attention to the readings, and just tags along in theme for the week.  But, with this book, she would get up each day and beg to begin right away. 

Bible Study:

Eva loses track of time under the ice and becomes fearful for a short while.  We used this to talk of safety, fear, and being prayerful during those times.  We used the following verse:
Philippians 4:6-7 "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God."
We revisited our B4FIAR book, *Prayer for a Child.  We used a lapbook from Homeschool Share and a printable pack from Homeschool Creations.  (Our junior Kinder week on prayerful and our preschool week on Prayer).

We listened to Seeds of Courage, particularly their song "Do Not be Anxious".  (YouTube of Philippians 4:6-7)

Language Arts/Math: {in addition to hooked on phonics}
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Emma really enjoyed using the Arctic Animals printables from Royal Baloo.  We used *Pairsinpears to fill in the words. 


We also used Polar Lands from 2 Teaching Mommies

For a math book we read *Penguins 123.

Social Studies:  {Inuit/Canada/Arctic}

This was actually really nice, for once we get to learn about our home country!  We read I Am Canada by Heather Patterson and Canada in Words

We watched a really neat video, Race Against the Tide BBC special, on YouTube.

We talked a bit about safety and read I Can Be Safe: A First Look at Safety by Pat Thomas.

Science: 

We read *Animals of the Cold (Explore Your World)  by Valerie Videau.  Then, we explored why polar bears don't get cold with a "blubber" experiment.  I had leftover Vaseline from when Sam was an infant.  I put a sandwich baggie over Connor's hand, liberally smeared on the Vaseline, then placed another bag over top.  We sealed it with a rubber band and he then played in a bowl of ice water.  It was a huge hit, everyone crowded around and played for at least an hour.


Sam loved learning about the ocean with an ocean board book.  For the older kids we got a couple non-fiction ocean books from the library.


Each day we read of something new, since there was so much choices.  Mollusks, Tundra, Ocean, and Penguins were our book choices.

The kids watched the Magic School Bus, season 4, episode 3:  Goes to Mussel Beach.  While in a "sea cave" (sponge bob pop-up-tent).  They loved this episode so much they watched it 3 times in a row.

There was also penguin sliding down the slide, and walrus dress up.


We learned about Narwhals - because on our wall map Ungava Bay has a picture of one.  lol.  Octonauts has an episode on narwhals, so we watched that and created some art, via Learn Create Love.  We had watched a YouTube video of real narwhals and I love that Connor remembered what they looked like and colored his grey/blue with speckles.  The kid loves accuracy.


Art:

(in addition to those I just talked about).  We did a couple paintings with pointillism.  Sammy really loves balls right now, so we have plenty of those spikey little ones.  They came in handy for this lesson.  Plus, I found some little ones in the valentine dollar section at Target.  Connor says his painting was Eva jumping down to the ocean floor.


Resource:

Building an Igloo from the Three Bears Lapbook Unit at Homeschool Share
Octonauts Printable Packs from 1+1+1=1
Playful Penguins Unit from Teachers Notebook
Canada lapbook at Homeschool Share

Linking up with:
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Next up:  *The Glorious Flight by Alice Provensen






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