A Pair of Red Clogs

Topics

Social Studies and Geography

Japan

Japan Lapbook

Learning Japanese Numbers 1-20

A Kid’s Life in Japan

Kid’s Web Japan

Japan is extremely mountainous, with very litt...

Japan is extremely mountainous, with very little arable land (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Children’s Day

Activity Village Children’s Day Unit

Science

Volcanoes

Volcanoes Unit Study / lapbook

Science Bob Make Your Own volcano

volcano Song (my son asks to listen to this everyday!)

Weather

Free Weather Unit

Weather Monster

4 Seasons in a Year Song

Math

Counting by 2′s

Counting by 2′s Song

Have your child find all (or maybe some) of the pairs of shoes (clogs) in your house and practice counting by 2′s.

Another idea is to paint your child’s feet red and have them walk across a large piece of butcher paper and then count their steps by 2′s.

Colors/ patterning

Patterns: Party Lanterns

Market

Show Me the Money Song (learning coins)

To Market, To Market Song

Peter Pig’s Money Counter Online Game (choose easy)

Take what you’ve learned so far and apply it to this Money Sort Worksheet.  Now take it step further with this Let’s Go Shopping Worksheet.

Time references

Discuss the following time references with your child and ask them to tell something that relates to them using these references.  Then, see if they can find them in the story.

new/young vs. old

last night

evening

next day

almost dark

One evening when the sun was going down,….

The sun was just setting

May it be fine tomorrow!

so soon

after a while

more than two months

The very next day

quickly

before morning

steaming

it’s getting late

soon

before long

too often

never

A long, long time has passed since then.

Bible and Character Training

Honesty

Honesty Song

Kids of Integrity Honesty Lesson

An Object Lesson for Kids on Honesty

Stewardship

Lessons on Stewardship for kids

Stewardship for the Whole Family

Art

Using yellow to show light:

Notice with your child throughout A Pair of Red Clogs that the artist used yellow to show light.  You can just discuss this or have your child give it a shot with something simple.

Using color pencil and black ink as your medium:

Art Made Easy Drawing with Ink Lesson

Art Made Easy Using Colored Pencils Lesson

Blending colors:

Primary and Secondary Colors Art Lesson

Cross hatching:

Value Scale Worksheet Printable

Showing action in figures:

We got the idea of making our action figures from pipe cleaners here.

Language Arts

Reminiscing

Talk about what reminiscing means with your child.  Make sure they know that reminiscing is when you tell a story from the past.  Tell your child a story from their past.  Then watch this video about past tense verbs.

Expressing sounds through words

In A Pair of Red Clogs the author used words to describe the sound of clogs on an old stone road.  Point this out to your child, then ask you child to make some noise and try to describe the sound with words.  Example, hit pan lids together and then say bang, clang, clap!

Punctuation (Hyphen)

For now just make your child aware of what the sign is called and have them look for it in the book.  Explain that the hyphen between these words joins them together.

red-painted

weather-telling

bath-fire

clog-thongs

Compound words

Words on Trucks Compound Words Video

Fun Compound Video to do with you child.

Break it Up Compound Words Online Game

Have your child try to find the compound words in A Pair of Red Clogs.  They are listed below.  Another suggestion would be to make a game with index cards, or better yet, if you can add these words to pictures of clogs to make a pair and match up each half of the compound word.  You could also write the words whole of the index cards and have your child cut them apart and then put them back together.

storeroom

granddaughter

postbox

everybody

everything

another

maybe

myself

uneasy

washcloth

otherwise

yourself

ashamed

Cl blend words

Clogs is a cl blend word.  Ask your child is they can think of any other words that start with the cl sound?

Cl blend matching cards (scroll down to blend sorts and click on the cl blend, it even is clog as one of the words)

cl beginning sound video

og word family

og word family worksheet packet from Little Book Lane (advanced)

School Sparks Word Family Sliders (scroll down and click on the og family worksheet)

Word Family “og” book

Vocabulary

lacquer

dew

suspecting

perfectly

weather

Field Trip Idea

Japanese Steak House

Grocery Store and head to the area that has Japanese food items

Other Resources

A Pair of Red Clogs Squidoo Unit Study

Delightfully Learning’s FIAR

What We Did

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Our Lapbook

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(I pencil drew this cover myself.)

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(We have tornadoes in our state, so we read a book about them and make a mini-book about the different types.)

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(We used pipe cleaners to make our “action figure.”)

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(We learned about magma and lava.)

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(We wrote a Haiku poem.)

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(We learned about Japan, weather and the seasons.)

Corduroy: My favorite book of ALL time!

Corduroy (book)

Corduroy (book) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Resources for Unit Study

 

Corduroy Audio Video

Corduroy Unit Study

Homeschool Creations Corduroy Printables

Corduroy Online Test

A Pocket for Corduroy Audio Video

A Pocket for Corduroy Activity Pages

A Pocket for Corduroy Unit Study

Corduroy Lost and Found Audio Video

We Read Corduroy (for lapbook cover)

Bear Unit Study

Our Corduroy Lapbook

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Corduroy Lapbook Noah 1

Positive Feedback

noahsarkhomeschoolacademy:

I adore this post for reminding me HOW TO PRAISE my children. I know this trick from my years of teaching preschool, but I had forgotten as of late. I am excited to implement this style of praise and watch the results.

Originally posted on Practical Pages:

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Most homeschool parents would agree that the joy of spending every moment with their child is that they are able to witness their child’s learning experiences, daily, moment-by-moment and can rejoice in every development!

Successful homeschooling is not only measured in how many facts were memorized, or the skills mastered, a story narrated in detail, pages filled with neat handwriting, an emerging reader reading fluently, the brilliant maths wiz kid, talented, great all-rounders.

Success also comes when we work through struggles, difficult transitions, and find the child’s unique learning style and make the connections.

Feedback is vital to this growth and learning.

I’m not promoting gushing praise.  I’m talking about specific feedback, detailed observations, carefully worded encouragement.

As a teacher, when I commented on something good I noticed on someone’s page, the whole class perked up.  That specific child was boosted, naturally, but it reinforced to all…

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Kindergarten Day or Week 2 (your choice)

Lesson 2

(Please use these lessons to bless your family.  Don’t feel like you have to do everything and adjust to your child’s skill level and interest.)

 

Bible:

B is for Bible Coloring Sheet

B is for Bible Handwriting Worksheet

The B-I-B-L-E by the Go Fish Guys

Books of the Bible Rap by Go Fish Guys

Teaching Kids to use Their Bibles Even Before they can Read

ABC Jesus Loves Me has downloadable hand motions for The Books of the Bible (scroll down)

Memory Work:

Do the same Memory Work as Lesson 1

Alphabet:

Nellie and Ned Letter B Video

Monster B Coloring Sheet or Dino B Coloring Sheet

B is for Blue Nellie and Ned Video

Follow the Letter B Maze

Letter B Puzzle

Review the Letter A with Nellie and Ned

Phonics/Reading:

Reading Letter B Worksheet

B is for Butterfly Activity

Starfall Letter B

Starfall Learn to Read: Do everything is Row Number 2

McGuffey’s Eclectic Primer Lesson 2

Bear’s Skateboard Park Online Game

Math:

Learning Number 2 Interactive Video

Number 2 Story

Number 2 Worksheet

Tracing Numbers and Counting Number 2

Learning Number 3 Interactive Video

Number 3 Story

Number 3 Worksheet

Number 3 Coloring Page

Online Teddy Bear Counting Game or This One

Literature:

The Three Bears or Goldilocks and the Three Bears - Story Nory or Goldilocks and the Three Bears Speakaboos Video AND Cool School Goldilocks and the Three Bears (LOL!)

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Activity

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Worksheet Packet for Advanced kindergartener

Power Point and More

3 Bears Lesson Plans and Printables

Tons of Printable Resources from Sparklebox

Making Learning Fun has some great ideas!

Three Bears Virtual Vine Unit Study

Free Online Jigsaw Puzzle

Goldilocks Sorting Pages

English: Cartoon of Grimm's fairy tale bears e...

English: Cartoon of Grimm’s fairy tale bears eating Goldilocks (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Poetry:

Find the letter B: Rub A Dub Dub

A Child’s Garden of Verses, A Thought

Handwriting:

Writing the Uppercase B

Writing the Lowercase b

Rainbow Alphabet Lowercase Letters

Tracing the Number 2

Tracing the Number 3

Recipe: No Shrooms Savory Slow Cooker Pot Roast!

Pot Roast

Ingredients:

1 Beef Chuck Roast (just pick the size to feed your family)

1 medium-large potato (per person) cut into 1/8′s (peeled or unpeeled, doesn’t matter)

1 large onion

1 large carrot (per person) peeled and cut in 2 inch sections

1 celery stalk (per person) cut into 2 inch sections

1 can French Onion Soup

1 can Cream of Onion Soup

1 package Onion Soup Mix

1/2-1 cup water

1 clove garlic

Salt and Pepper to taste

Olive Oil (optional)

 

Directions:

Salt and Pepper Beef to taste

Drizzle Olive Oil in a pan and brown the beef on both sides (optional)

Add all ingredients into the slow cooker

You can set it on High to cook in 3-5 hours or set it on low to cook in 6-8 hours

 

 

Kindergarten Day or Week 1 (your choice ;)

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Deutsch: Titelbild zu “A Child’s Garden of Verses” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lesson 1

(Please don’t feel like you have to complete everything listed here in one day or at all.  Do as much or as little as you feel your child will enjoy and learn from.)

Bible:

Hulbut’s Story of the Bible (Play The Story of the Beautiful Garden)

Adam and Eve Bible Lesson

A is for Adam Coloring Sheet

More Adam and Eve Crafts and Activity Ideas

Memory Work:

ABC Song with ASL

I Can Count to 100

Days of the Week Song

Months of the Year Song

Shape Song

Colors Song

Alphabet:

A is for Apple-A is for Ant Video

Monster A Coloring Sheet or Dino A Coloring Sheet

Letter A Puzzle

Phonics/Reading:

Reading the Letter A

Starfall Letter A

Starfall Learn to Read (Do everything in row 1)

McGuffey’s Eclectic Primer Lesson 1

Math:

Number 1 Song

Learning Numbers, 1 Worksheet

Set of Number 1 WorksheetsBean stalk

Apple Counters and Tree Counting Mat

Apple Barrel 1-10 Puzzle

Count the Apples Online Game

Have your child use the Connecting Cubes to Count to 10 or higher!

Literature:

Jack and the Bean Stalk or Jace and the Bean Stalk – Story Nory or Cool School Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Bean Stalk Story Guide

Free Jack and the Bean Stalk Printable Pack

You on the Bean Stalk Craft Idea

Fe Fi Fo Fum! Art Project

Jack and the Bean Stalk Craft and Math Games

Even More FUN ideas for Jace in the Bean Stalk

Poetry:

Baa, Baa Black Sheep Find the letter Aa

A Child’s Garden of Verses, Bed in Summer

Handwriting:

Alphabet Write the Letter Aa Video

Writing the Uppercase A

Writing the lowercase a

Number Practice

 

Kindergarten Lesson 2

Children’s Worship 2: Don’t Give Up!

Opening Songs

Never Give Up

I’m A Soldier In The Lord’s Army

Lesson

Ezra 4

Lesson Components

The Point

1. Hope

2. Set Back (dark working against the light)

3. Patience

4. Perseverance

5. Success

6. Glory for God

Closing Song

I’ll Never Be Shaken

Closing Prayer

Pray a prayer of thanks that the Lord is always with us during times where the world is against us, and that for strength and patience in times of struggle or resistance.

Family History Treasure Hunt

Homemaking with heart has a great idea here. This is inspired me to do something like this at home with my children. I don’t know that my relatives would be as pleased with my children digging around their house although I do see how that would be MORE FUN! I plan to ask around the family and add things that I have as well, such as quilts, pictures, letters, jewels, and also things from thier childhood and mine. This is such a wonderful idea! and the rabbit holes you could follow with this are endless. :)

Morning Memory Work 2013-2014

Bible

Fruit of the Spirit Song

Armor of God Song

Ten Commandment Song

Books of the Bible Song

Get a Little Crazy Song

Ephesians 6 with Hand Motions

 

History

Veritas Press Timeline with Hand Motions

Veritas Press Timeline with Hand Motions Part 2

Timeline Song with Pictures

US President Song

 

Grammar

Grammar Song

 

Geography

Continents and Oceans Song

Countries of the World Europe

50 States and Capitals Rap

Compass Rose Song

Longitude and Latitude Song

Biomes

Science

Dinosaurs A-Z

Magnet Song

Electricity Song

Anatomy Song

Part of a Skeleton Song

Heart Song

Circulatory Song

Cell Song

Respiratory System Song

Integumentary System Song

Digestive System Song

Muscles Make You Stronger

Ears For Hearing Song

Scientific Method

 

Math

Multiplication Rock

Skip Counting Squares

Skip Counting Cubes

Place Value to Millions

Geometry (and more)

Free Printable Math Facts Drills

Xtra Math Online Drills

 

Music and Art

Top 20 Famous Composers

Meet 10 Famous Paintings and Artists

 

Calendar

Days in the Month Song

Tick Tock Seconds, Minutes, Hours, Days Song

Tick Tock AM/PM

 

(These are tools that I will be using this year to help my children memorize details about each subject that we are studying this year.  I will not have them watch each video every day.  Instead I will rotate them as we move through the year. )