We decided to begin the literature based curriculum, Before Five In A Row, even though our books have not arrived yet. Goodnight Moon is one of the books in the set and since we already own it, I decided to begin with the kids and just 'row' this book over the course of two weeks.
We have had a lot of fun this week... the best part has been noticing all the little details in the book that we never noticed before- for example, the little mouse! We have read this book to our kids for the past few years. They actually have it memorized:) I thought they wouldn't enjoy reading through it, yet they have loved every moment of it!
Here are some photo's from our first week 'rowing' "Goodnight Moon"...
|Shai enjoyed counting the 'red balloon' watermelons as I placed them on her plate|
Moon shapes.... idea from delightful learning! Thank you Michelle for all your help 'rowing' this book:)
|painting moon shapes|
|glueing moon shapes|
I cut out little linen mittens for the kids to clip and count on a little line they LOVED this! Also an idea from Delightful Learning:)...
"A bowl of mush".... our version, mushy oatmeal:)
|Sydney kept on saying "mushhhhh, mushhh" as she ate it :)|
|Shai, playing with the "three little bears..." and re-telling the story|
Science: Zoology- Animal Classification Cards from Homeschool Creations ..... Shai trying to remember facts about each animal. Each animal on the cards are from the book.
One day the kids and I painted a 'great green room' box.... and on another day they had fun playing with it! They re-told the story again and again as they pasted different objects from the story around their 'green room'...