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Here is what we’ve been doing this week. Let us know what you think. We hope by providing these materials to you free of charge, it will make your life easier!
Lesson Plan: The lesson plan includes all the lessons for the week, as well as optional ideas. Items following the lesson plan are just the printables or links to websites we used to teach these plans. (Please note: On top of our lesson plan we are reading books daily that relate to our theme.)
Memory Verse: This memory card is for daily use during our calendar time. You can learn more about calendar time at 1+1+1=1 or Homeschool Creations. Our weekly devotional is an object lesson that will help your child apply the meaning of the verse to them.
C is for Cold- This activity will help your child with learning beginning sounds.
Color By Number- This activity will help your child recognize whole numbers 1-6 and reinforce colors.
Melting Activity-This activity will introduce the scientific concept of creating a hypothesis and testing it. It will also show children how ice melts when heat is applied.
Beginning Writing: Get the Skater to the Pond- For those tots that may struggle with following the lines, we have added a simpler writing activity. The 2nd activity has no lines (just a gray path), so all your child has to do is connect the Santa to the sleigh, any way they can. You can use this document over and over again if you laminate it and then have you child write with dry erase markers. (Black dry erase wipes off easier than color ones.)
How Many Hockey Pucks?– This activity will help your child with number recognition and counting.
Season Sort– This activity will help your child begin to tell the differences between the seasons and the activities in them. Make sure you talk about the difference between the two season (Ex. Which season is warmer? Why can’t we go swimming in the winter? Why do we where gloves in winter?) as they sort the items.
Beginning Spelling: Winter Word Book- Helps your child with beginning spelling concepts and letter recognition.
Roll & Graph Winter Items– This activity will introduce your child to data collection and interpretation. Once you’ve completed the graph (first item to 10), make sure to ask simple questions. Such as, “Which color is taller? What item is that? Which color is shorter? Which item is that? How many times did we give the (item) a sticker?” Make sure to show them how to use the graph, instead of just counting the stickers.
Dress for Winter– This activity will help your child develop/strengthen his/her fine motor muscles and learn practical living skills.
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Thanks for your lessons! Winter is SUCH a hard concept for my little ones to understand– we live in Arizona! So YES, we CAN swim in the winter and we STILL wear our shorts and normal clothing year round! It is NOT cold in the winter here and we do NOT have snow or any typical winter activities! I am having a VERY hard time getting the oldest (2) to understand “winter” when she can’t see it!
I can see how that would be a difficult concept! Is winter any different than summer for you guys? My guess is you will probably be skipping the season sort then, huh?!
I completely understand that dilemma Pamela. I was born and raised in Southern CA. Here are a few more suggestions that come to mind that may help:
– I was fortunate to live a hour away from the mountains, so sometimes we would go up there to play in the snow.
– Do you have an ice skating rink in your area?
– Make a snow like mixture for sensory fun. (We’re doing something like this next week.) All of the snow we had has melted and we are enjoying 67 degree weather today.
– Buy “snow.” Might be a little pricey. I’m sure there are different places to buy ingredients to make snow, but here is one website https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/search?sSearch=snow&sClass=Product&sType=&submit.x=0&submit.y=0
– Read lots of picture books and talk about the pictures.
– Focus on what winter looks like in AZ. How is it different from the other seasons?
Those are just a few suggestions from me. I hope they help. I will throw the idea out on our Facebook page and see if any other members have suggestions.