Thursday, December 29, 2011

F is For Flag - Themed Lesson Plan


F is For Flag

From: Activity Village.co.uk

Monday (Country Flags)

ABC Mouse: Learning Path at least one game per day.

Reading: Lesson #26 Brill Kids Reading & Lesson #31 Open Court The Letter 'F'
(Watch Brillkid Reading lesson #26, Singing the ABC Song, Letter 'F work sheet, Creating A Letter 'F' with glue and beads, on paper, 'F' matching worksheet.) Make your own handwriting worksheets here

Math: Lesson #26 Brill Kids Math
(Watch Brillkid Math Lesson #26, Review flashcards of 6,7,8,9, 10, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten. Counting dots 1-10 Online Gamefewer/more game.)

Social Science: 
What is a flag? Why do we use flags? Each country has their own flag. Read about what flags mean, and what each color represents. More information about flags for further reading.

Art:
Print off various flags, and activities to go along with them. Choose countries that will have significant meaning to your children. Show where each country for the flags you choose are located on a map. 

We chose: 
Australia (my children have an uncle living there)

Second Language (sigh language): 
 
Flag, Work, Red, White, and Blue

Exploration:
Look up online or drive around and find all the places that flags are hung. Are they all country flags? 


From stonegable.blogspot.com


Flash Cards:
Fred, Fun, Flag, Five, Fly, Food, Fox, Family, Face, Fox, Fan, Feet, Fork, Fish, Fall, Friends, Farm, Father, Flower, Food, Four, Frog 

Tuesday: (Pirate Flags)

ABC Mouse: Learning Path at least one game per day. 

Reading: Lesson #27 Brill Kids Reading & Lesson #32 Open Court The Letter 'F'
(Watch Brillkid Reading lesson #27, Singing the ABC Song, F Fill In The Blank, Match the F Words Worksheet, and Circle the correct F word worksheet.) Make your own handwriting worksheets here



Math: Lesson #27 Brill Kids Math
(Watch Brillkid Math Lesson #27,  Review flashcards of 6,7,8,9, 10, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten. Counting dots 1-10 Online GameSame/Different game.)

Social Science: 
What is the meaning behind the pirate flag or "Jolly Roger"? How did pirates get started? Why do they have flags? 
Here are some great sources to get started: 
The "Jolly Roger"
Pirate Flags
Famous Pirates
Pirate History
Real Pirate Flags

Art:
Make your own pirate flag! Design a pirate flag and pirate code of conduct based on the rules and life style in your own home. Draw your flag (it doesn't have to have a skull and cross bones on it), and write your code of conduct using things like "must be nice to siblings, at the penalty of time out". Here is a real pirate code to show you how they were written


From iheartcraftythings.blogspot.com



Second Language (sigh language): 
FlagWorkRedWhite, and Blue

Exploration: 
Write a short story (if your children are young like mine have them tell you the story and you write it down) about "If I was a pirate...." we can help children understand there are different types of pirates. Some were unsanctioned soldiers, others are "bad guys", some people who have labeled themselves pirates are people who decided that a rule or law was unfair or unjust and work to change it. 

Flash Cards:
Fred, Fun, Flag, Five, Fly, Food, Fox, Family, Face, Fox, Fan, Feet, Fork, Fish, Fall, Friends, Farm, Father, Flower, Food, Four, Frog 

Here's a cute snack to finish off the day! 
Sold By: Pinmarklet on Etsy


Wednesday:  


ABC Mouse: Learning Path at least one game per day.

Reading: Lesson #28 Brill Kids Reading & Lesson #33 Open Court The Letter 'F'
(Watch Brillkid Reading lesson #28, Singing the ABC Song, Letter F Packet From Nick Jr.)



Math: Lesson #28 Brill Kids Math
(Watch Brillkid Math Lesson #28,  Review flashcards of 6,7,8,9, 10, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten. Counting dots 1-10 Online Gameleft/right game.)

Second Language (sigh language): 
FlagWorkRedWhite, and Blue

Exploration:
Make tiny flags and put them on toothpicks. Buy food items from around the world and stick the flag in them that matches where they are from. Name what flag goes to what place and get to eat the food. (we will stick to the four countries we already learned about) and for anything that is not able to have the tooth picks stuck into it, we will tap them to the side of the cup, or place them on there other ways, we will post pictures in our Week In Review posts.


United States: Jello & CokeCola (normally I wouldn't endorse my children drinking coke with dinner but it is one of the United States most famous foods so we're making an exception). 
Australia
Canada: Quebec Poutine & Goose Meat
Mexico: Goat Meat & Corn Tortillas 


From dreamstime.com


Flash Cards:
Fred, Fun, Flag, Five, Fly, Food, Fox, Family, Face, Fox, Fan, Feet, Fork, Fish, Fall, Friends, Farm, Father, Flower, Food, Four, Frog 

Thursday: (Family Flags) 

ABC Mouse: Learning Path at least one game per day.

Reading: Lesson #29 Brill Kids Reading & Lesson #34 Open Court The Letter 'E'
(Watch Brillkid Reading lesson #29, Singing the ABC Song, write a "F" story use this starter page to help, what starts with f? Make a list of 3-5 items that start with a that the kids can think of.) 

Math: Lesson #29 Brill Kids Math
(Watch Brillkid Math Lesson #29,  Review flashcards of 6,7,8,9, 10, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten.  Inside/Outside Gameabove and below game.)

Art:
Make a family flag together. Put things from each person in the family and things that represent the family as a whole. 

Second Language (sigh language): 
FlagWorkRedWhite, and Blue

Exploration:
Help your children "google" their last name and find any historic family flags or crests. 

Flash Cards:
Fred, Fun, Flag, Five, Fly, Food, Fox, Family, Face, Fox, Fan, Feet, Fork, Fish, Fall, Friends, Farm, Father, Flower, Food, Four, Frog 

Friday: 

ABC Mouse: Learning Path at least one game per day. 

Reading: Lesson #30 Brill Kids Reading & Lesson #35 Open Court The Letter 'F'
(Watch Brillkid Reading lesson #30, write words that have the /e sound. Fred, Fun, Flag, Five, Fly, Food, Fox, Family, Face, Fox, Fan, Feet, Fork, Fish, Fall, Friends, Farm, Father, Flower, Food, Four, Frog.)

Math: Lesson #30 Brill Kids Math
(Watch Brillkid Math Lesson #30, Review flashcards of 6,7,8,9, 10, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten.


Test:
1. What things start with 'F'? (must be able to name at least 3 but try for 5-7)
2. Count to 10.
3. What sound does 'F' make?
4. Read all flash cards.
5. Do all 5 signs. 
6. Let each child present their foot print. 

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

E is For Earth - Themed Lesson Plans


E is For Earth

 From: climateshifts.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/earth.gif

Monday:

ABC Mouse: Learning Path at least one game per day.
Reading: Lesson #21 Brill Kids Reading & Lesson #26 Open Court The Letter 'E'
(Watch Brillkid Reading lesson #21, Singing the ABC Song, Letter 'E' work sheet, Creating A Letter 'E' with glue and beads, on paper, 'E' matching worksheet.) Make your own handwriting worksheets here

Math: Lesson #21 Brill Kids Math
(Watch Brillkid Math Lesson #21, Review flashcards of 5,6,7,8,9, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine. Counting dots 1-10 Online Gamefewer/more game.)

Social Science: 
What is the earth? Where is the earth? What makes up the earth? Earth work sheet.

Art:
Go on a nature walk, and use items collected ahead of time. Make earth vases and see the beauty of dirt! 


From: brassyapple.blogspot.com
 
Second Language (sigh language): 
EarthDirtHelpMom, and Flower

Exploration:
Nature walk to gather items for earth vases. 


Flash Cards:
Earth, Elephant, Egg, Envelope, Education, Eight, Bed, Ted, Mend, Send, Rent, Elf, Den, Gem, Net, New, Hey, Ten.  

Tuesday: 

ABC Mouse: Learning Path at least one game per day. 

Reading: Lesson #22 Brill Kids Reading & Lesson #27 Open Court The Letter 'E'
(Watch Brillkid Reading lesson #22, Singing the ABC Song, E Fill In The Blank, Circle the E words worksheet, and Circle the correct E word worksheet.) Make your own handwriting worksheets here



Math: Lesson #22 Brill Kids Math
(Watch Brillkid Math Lesson #22, Review flashcards of 5,6,7,8,9, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine. Counting dots 1-10 Online GameTop/bottom game.)

Social Science: 
What does the earth give us? There is a miner's saying "What can not be grown must be mined" this even includes mud for huts. With this in mind, what do we mine from the earth? IE: sand for glass, petroleum for plastic, metals, cement, gypsum for sheet-rock, meat for eating etc. What do we grow in the earth? IE: cotton for clothing, silk for clothing, hemp for rope, fruit, vegetables, herbs and mushrooms for vaccines and medication etc. Make a list of your favorite items (toys, foods, cars, electronics etc.) then make a small list of what is mined or grown to make them. 

Art:
Make a nature collage using picture of things each child wants to see in nature.

Second Language (sigh language): 
EarthDirtHelpMom, and Flower

Exploration: 
Take a voice recorder or camcorder outside, sit quietly and record the "earth's music" or the sounds of nature. Then listen to it... what do you hear? 

From etsy.com
Flash Cards:
Earth, Elephant, Egg, Envelope, Education, Eight, Bed, Ted, Mend, Send, Rent, Elf, Den, Gem, Net, New, Hey, Ten.

Wednesday:

ABC Mouse: Learning Path at least one game per day.

Reading: Lesson #23 Brill Kids Reading & Lesson #28 Open Court The Letter 'E'
(Watch Brillkid Reading lesson #23, Singing the ABC Song, Letter E Packet From Nick Jr.)



Math: Lesson #23 Brill Kids Math
(Watch Brillkid Math Lesson #23, Review flashcards of 5,6,7,8,9, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine. Counting dots 1-10 Online Gameleft/right game.)

Second Language (sigh language): 
EarthDirtHelpMom, and Flower

Exploration:
We use a lot from the earth with our mining and growing. What should we do to give back? Make a list of ways you can give back to the earth. What do the kids think without couching?

Flash Cards:
Earth, Elephant, Egg, Envelope, Education, Eight, Bed, Ted, Mend, Send, Rent, Elf, Den, Gem, Net, New, Hey, Ten. 

Thursday:

ABC Mouse: Learning Path at least one game per day.

Reading: Lesson #24 Brill Kids Reading & Lesson #29 Open Court The Letter 'E'
(Watch Brillkid Reading lesson #24, Singing the ABC Song, write a "E" story use this starter page to help, what starts with e? Make a list of 3-5 items that start with a that the kids can think of.) 

Math: Lesson #24 Brill Kids Math
(Watch Brillkid Math Lesson #24, Review flashcards of 5,6,7,8,9, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine. Same Gameabove and below game.)

Art:
Make leaf paintings. Take leaves and finger paint on one side of them... then press them against paper to make paintings of leaves. 

From kleas.typepad.com


Second Language (sigh language): 
EarthDirtHelpMom, and Flower  

Exploration:
The earth and the world are the same thing! Read Dora's Friendship World Book and make friendship bracelets! 

Flash Cards:
Earth, Elephant, Egg, Envelope, Education, Eight, Bed, Ted, Mend, Send, Rent, Elf, Den, Gem, Net, New, Hey, Ten. 

Friday:

ABC Mouse: Learning Path at least one game per day. 

Reading: Lesson #25 Brill Kids Reading & Lesson #30 Open Court The Letter 'E'
(Watch Brillkid Reading lesson #25, write words that have the /e sound. Earth, Elephant, Egg, Envelope, Education, Eight, Bed, Ted, Mend, Send, Rent, Elf, Den, Gem, Net, New, Hey, Ten).

Math: Lesson #25 Brill Kids Math
(Watch Brillkid Math Lesson #25, Review flashcards of 5,6,7,8,9, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine.


Test:
1. What things start with 'd'? (must be able to name at least 3 but try for 5-7)
2. Count to 8.
3. What sound does 'd' make?
4. Read all flash cards.
5. Do all 5 signs. 
6. Let each child present their foot print.