Katy and the Big Snow {FIAR}

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Bible Study:
 Katy has a big responsibility.  The whole town is snowed in and even though she gets tired she keeps working until everyone is dug out.  We focused on responsibility using Hubbard Cupboard's character traits tunes.  We read Matthew 7:24-29, which reminded us of the story of the Three Little Pigs.

The kids had happened to grab 3 Pigs book from the library - talk about timing!  There are so so many different versions of this classic story.  I only wish I had flipped thru the book the kids had chose before we took it home.  It was a very odd version and I didn't like it.  I ended up not reading it all the was thru and I went and grabbed our own copy instead, one I can recommend. 
An adorable read-along book.  You read some text, then there's a line for your child to read.  At the end there's questions to help with reading comprehension.   (one pig is even a girl - too cute!)
Social Studies:

We checked out a couple books on cities from the library, as well as ones of map skills.  Our faves from the bunch:
After reading Follow That Map! I printed off some graph paper and had Connor map his bedroom. He then, on his own, made another map that said how to get to his bedroom.  lol.

We also watched *Hard Workin' Wheels: In Your Neighborhood.  I was about to scold Connor for not paying attention to the DVD when I realized he was entering in all the names he was hearing into his game.  ha!  (then he did it again with his huge dino book he checked out from the library)
Our art this week had nothing to do with the row.  I had planned on finding something related from Learn Create Love's Blog.  But then I came across her Mario craft.  I think I made a good choice to print off Mario instead.  Connor loved him so much that when we had a movie night, Mario got to snuggle up too.
Language Arts & Math:
We're taking a break from regular routine with language arts and math.
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For preschool tie-in with Katy and the Big Snow, we focused on letter X, for rail-road crossing.  I had came across a blog post on letter X Marks the Spot.  I loved how she used a stamp to do the roll and graphs.  So we did that with Emma's print outs of transportation. 

What we used:
Train Pack from Teacher's Notebook
Transportation Pack from 2 Teaching Mommies
Transportation Pack from Homeschool Creations - my fave of the 3!
(Emma adores worksheets, so we never seem to find enough)

We happened to get heaps of snow Sunday night, right before we began to read Katy.


We used this opportunity to measure how much we got.  At the door was 5 inches, but in the yard was over 12.  As Connor said, "It's deeper than my ruler!!"  I'd guess maybe 18 inches.  I don't know.  lol. 

Now, we do live in a 4 season area.  We do own appropriate attire.  However, my strong-willed, always right child insisted he should go out in rain boots and a spring jacket.  He quickly learned that, once again, I was right.  It's too cold!  And maybe that's a better lesson than to fight with him to put on the right stuff - because the next day he went out again to measure, and play, wearing a snow suit. 



We reviewed weather and seasons.   I found a really "cool" book at the library, Snowy Science by Shar Levine.

We also read:
Looking for more ideas?:
Three Little Pigs printables
Linking up with:
Delightful Learning 

Next up:  *Who Owns the Sun by Stacy Chbosky

1 comment:

  1. What a perfect time to do this book! My daughter and I rowed this years ago and since we live in the South snow is far and few between. Looks like such a great learning experience!!!


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