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Here are some of the books we read on transportation which was our over-arching theme for September. We have another three or four that we haven’t read yet.
The one car in this book that can fold up inspired lots of thinking by one boy child. That alone made this a book worth getting out of the library. 🙂
C-Growl the daring little airplane
The Chipmunk. Good to read about this Canadian plane. The book got a bit wordy and repetitive after a while. It would be a good book to use for a geography study someday as the Chipmunk ends up visiting a vast array of countries.
Speed Machines by miranda smith
Interesting book to look through. I can’t say we read it all, but we read about the pictures that intrigued us the most and occasionally used the computer to learn more.
It’s True Pigs Do Fly
A good read. Written in a humourous style, with funny illustrations.
And yes.. pigs do fly (just not always very well).
I want to be a pilot
This is a simple overview of what a pilot does. It gave us good practice counting and learning about place value. It gives a decent overview.
Cars – by heather miller
A basic overview to what a car is. Meant for beginning readers.
From the same series as the Cars book above. This is a simple overview of what bicycles are. Meant for beginning readers.
The query is of course… how does this affect different age groups.
I ask, because the lad didn’t get it at all.
Despite the “I can’t do this mommy” .. he did. 🙂 Just needed some encouragement.
Despite the “the letters are all mixed up mommy!”… he managed to sort them out. And yes, the letters are all mixed up as I have “garage sale” numbers so don’t have full sets of lower and upper cases letters so we make do with what we have. 🙂
He even made up a game afterwards with them where he had to practice his memory. It was interesting watching him work through it.
We finished our timeline of transportation.
We added kites, dugout canoes, and walking.
He was even able to tell his dad about the timeline abit too!
We did math. Pages 89-91 out of the complete book of numbers and counting
We did the alphabet. He knew ALL of them today! woot woot!
back of the card he knew them immediately.
This is a HUGE improvement over two weeks ago. 🙂
He asked if people ever made a car that can fly and we learned the answer to that is YES! It’s called the Skycar.
We chose to do Scotland today as we’ve studied some of the other countries in this series before. The other days include: An Overview of the United Kingdom, and then individual days England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
when I told the lad we were going to learn about puffins I got a huge YEAH!!!!
He covers the heavens with clouds, provides rain for the earth, and makes the grass grow in mountain pastures. (new living translation)
We learned about puffins, the loch ness monster, geographic points of interest and much much more. It was a very interesting study, just not as hands on as six year old prefer.
We thoroughly enjoyed watching the videos. There is such an abundance of links that it is fascinating to see all these different things.
Each day is jammed packed with scripture, maps, interesting points of interest, very important people, culture, science, a creature feature, and family fun projects. I really wish I could have copy and pasted from the study to my word program. It makes things easier for being able to minimize paper printing and to be able to formulate writing and drawing papers for my lad.
I have to admit, I’ve never done one of the passport studies before. I was expecting something along the lines of the DownloadN’Go Studies as that’s what I’ve come to expect from Amanda Bennett unit studies. And I was initially disappointed to not have the similarity, but as I got into it we saw that it was quite indepth and varied, and it spawned conversation and interest. I do wish it was a bit more user friendly. I was expecting graphics and things to cut and paste and circle and more of a unit study approach, so I was disappointed by that. I did like the lapbooking materials that can be found at the end of the e-book. My lad enjoyed putting together the small booklet on the puffin. 🙂 BUT he NEVER likes colouring in maps. he just doesn’t so we normally just look for it on the large map and then just outline it. 🙂 We then add points of interest to it.
I was impressed with the amount of information provided. You can take a peak inside of it by going here. 🙂
It’s a good study, just wasn’t quite what I was expecting. 🙂 I would encourage you to go out and get one. Seriously… it contains a good deal of solid information that is varied enough to promote conversation between teacher and student. It has a few lapbooking elements in it which makes it a bit more hands on for a younger child.
It was overall an excellent study. 🙂 we had some fun figuring out how much 17.5 oz is (the weight of a puffin). 14 hot wheels, three bananas, and so on. good study.
Having done Scotland today we decided to do a scottish meal for supper. We’ll have scottish oatcakes, fish, and I choosing to doing something not particularly scottish because I have a six year old somewhat skeptical lad.. PEAS! (he’ll eat those for sure). 🙂
Guess what! I got this message from Amanda Bennett Unit Studies!
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Going to try out a new math program for a little while.
it’s called adaptedMind.
AdaptedMind creates a custom learning experience for your child. A learning experience that identifies your child’s strengths and weaknesses, and delivers a curriculum and exercises that adapts to these needs. That’s adaptive learning.