Thursday, October 2, 2008

Rowing Week 2: Lentil

Leaning about acoustics (HSS) and FIAR Science Section 22

Read-Along: Let's-Read-And-Find-Out Science Books Sounds all Around

  1. Experiment from Read-Along using water glasses to test different sounds.
  2. Making telephone from paper cups to see how sound travels.
  3. Making a guitar from tissue box and rubber bands.

Leaning about taste buds (HSS) and FIAR Science Section 22

Read-Along: Let's-Read-And-Find-Out Science Books My Five Senses

Lentil Math and Music Patterns (HSS)

Social Studies
Where is Ohio? What is a State? Map Disc
(HSS) and FIAR Science Section 18

Studying human relations and appreciating being unique.

What I Like About Me
I 'm Gonna Like Me: Letting off a little self-esteem

What I Do Best

Language Arts
TS became fascinated with a new word found in Lentil. Whittling. Yahoo Kids’ Dictionary defines it as: To cut small bits or pare shavings from (a piece of wood).
To fashion or shape in this way: whittle a toy boat.

He still didn’t get it. So Mom whipped out a bar of soap, a butter knife and marker. We sat on the front porch swing and attempted to whittle a fish out of a bar of soap. HE GOT IT! The look on his face was priceless. I almost saw the light go on. HE LOVED IT! We now have a fish-ish, car-ish and a stegosaurs-ish out of soap.

Playing the Harmonic and practicing simple songs on the harmonica
(HSS) and FIAR Science Section 21

FIAR Character and Bible Study
Section 7

Introduction to what is the purpose of a prayer.

We attended playgroup and library storytime.

Fine Motor Activity
TS cut lemons for taste bud experiment. He also cut and pasted all of his lapbook himself.

Lapbook Resources
Homeschool Share

The Homeschool Mom (THM)

Key Learnings
TS really go into the science experiments. We spent a whole day doing just science.

I love music. I play music in the morning and during quiet time. It was refreshing to have him play his harmonica most of the week.

My son loves to whittle.


Daniele said...

oh, I love the whittling picture! sounds like wonderful memories being made.

Sheila (and My Bumblebee) said...

Thank you for sharing your blog. I came upon your lentil lapbook while searching for some ideas.
I want to thank you for sharing your water glasses and your whittling how wonderful.