We took a week long sick and Easter break (I was sick) and the kids spent time with family, as well. Their only official schooling from that week came in the form of videos that I’ll list below. Having too much freedom seemed to wear on their nerves (and each other’s nerves, as well). So we were back to it the 2nd week continuing to morph from nutrition into plants and gardening. Having looked at some beans and sorting them and checking out other seeds as well, they were ready to move on to some books, videos and discussions about gardening and plants.
Inspecting hail stones under magnifying glass- aka more accidental learning, when life gives you hail, check it out!
3 year old planted flowers with family members while out of town
The apple-pip princess
Growing Up with Hello Kitty (Eats Her Vegetables)
Bill Nye the Science Guy: Plants
The Magic School Bus All About the Earth (multiple videos)
Plant Life In Action Plant Reproduction by Schlessinger (this was 5th-8th grade level but had fabulous time lapse videos of flowers, etc)
Measuring in the Garden by Steffora (math)
The Reason for a flower by Heller
From Seed to Plant by Gibbons
Oh say can you Seed? All About Flowering Plants by Worth (Cat in the Hat)
Plant Packages A Book about seeds by Blackaby
The tiny Seed by Carle
The Magic School Bus Gets Planted A Book About Photosynthesis by Cole
The Magic School Bus Plants Seeds A Book About How Living Things Grow by Cole
Math Fun by Aboff/Shaskan (I read the first 2 entries +-which we had read last week as a review, plus the x and /entries which we did not have the additional books) and the 6 year old followed this book along with the rest of the books in the series: If you were a set; If you were a fraction; If you were an Odd Number; If you were an Even Number. These were GREAT books! Very simple explanation of each math term, with plenty of high color examples.
If you were an Inch or Centimeter by Aboff
If you were a Pound or Kilogram by Aboff
If you were a Quart or Liter by Aboff
If you were a Minute by Shaskan
6 yo Independent Reading:
Zita the spacegirl. Book one, Far from home by Hatke, Ben
Slime time by Dadey, Debbie.
Tooth trouble by Klein, Abby
New neighbors for Nora by Hurwitz, Johanna.
Sideways stories from Wayside School by Sachar, Louis
Wayside School is falling down by Sachar, Louis
Mary Marony, Mummy Girl
The Curse of the New Kid (Shivers) by Spenser
The Secret of Fern Island (Shivers) by Spenser
The Spider Kingdom (Shivers) by Spenser
The Enchanted Attic (Shivers) by Spenser
Ghost Writer (Shivers) by Spenser
Terror on Troll Mountain (Shivers) by Spenser
A Ghastly Shade of Green (Shivers) by Spenser
Lost in Dreamland (Shivers) by Spenser
Guess Who’s Coming for Dinner (Shivers) by Spenser
3 yo Reading Together:
Clifford Goes to Hollywood by Bridwell
Clifford’s Christmas by Bridwell
The Big White Ghost by Bridwell
Little Blue Truck Leads the Way by Schertle
Clifford’s Birthday Party by Bridwell
The Biggest Easter Egg by Bridwell
The Big Sleep Over by Bridwell
No Dogs Allowed by Bridwell
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