We have been using popsicle sticks to help with copywork:
The first one is used to keep track of where he is on the line he is copying. Sometimes he moves it along covering one letter at a time, covering it up as he writes it. Other times he uses it to "underline" the word he is writing, and other times he uses it as a pointer to follow along.
A second popsicle sticks is a "spaceman", he puts it between words to get the correct spacing.
Anyways, the other day we learned all about pigs. I found a lot of ideas on Homeschool Share - love that site, so many good things! We did:
- This little piggy - memorized the rhyme and put story cards in order, then colored it in
- pig rhymes - memorized some rhymes
- what do pigs eat? - made a wheel for our lapbook
- where are pigs found? - everywhere except Antarctica!
- why do pigs roll in the mud? - you will see below how we learned about this one!
- “ig” words - did some handwriting/phonics practice
- pig characteristics - labeled parts of a pig
- pig vocabulary - wrote down the words to go with each definition (some I didn't even know)
- pig sayings - talked about sayings such as "When Pigs Fly"and what they really mean - kids take - everything so literally, it took some explaining at first!
Get a bucket, fill it with dirt, and add water:
And I let him figure it out from there!
For sheep and goats, we did:
Sensory/arts and crafts: “sheep paint”
Arts and crafts/Math: sheep painting
Social Studies: Navajo rug making, drew a picture of each step and looked at examples
Science: goats eye vs. human eye, made a lapbook page from construction paper showing the difference.
"Sheep paint" can also be called puffy paint, moon paint, or whatever you want it to be. Its a fun texture and dries 'puffy"
Mix 1 part shaving cream (unscented) with 1 part white glue (like elmers)
If you want to, you can add a squirt of washable kids paint to add color, but we left it white for "sheep paint".
Mix it up:
Put it on paper:
Wear it! (this is what happened when I turned my back for 10 seconds to put the dog back in the house)