The first concept in MBTP 5-7 is Environment. Lily learned about maps, and made a map of her room. We discussed how everyone has their own special place on the map, and read the book Me On the Map, by Joan Sweeney.
Lily spent some time talking about her home environment, and how it keeps her safe and healthy. She labeled the different rooms of the house.
The next thing we did was talk about different animal habitats. We read the book Animal Habitats! by Judy Press. Lily had to choose a habitat to research and discuss in more detail.
She chose the Arctic Tundra-I wonder why?
We made a sensory bin out of the Insta-Snow from one of her science kits and the Arctic TOOB.
We talked about the snowy owl, and made owl puppets!
We talked about the Northern Lights in the Arctic. Lily thought they were beautiful. We looked up pictures of the Northern Lights online, then she did the Northern Lights project in the book.
We discussed animal classification, and Lily had to sort pictures into the right category.
Later in the week, we talked about the Forest habitat, and Lily made some of the crafts out of the forest chapter of the book. This was a Wooly Bear Caterpillar.
She made a caterpillar, a red bat and a dragonfly to go with her forest habitat.
Lily started Bible lessons this week. Since she is such a hands-on learner, it was hard to find something that she would pay attention to. I found this Hands-On Bible. It has little activities to do throughout each lesson to really help keep her up and active. The lessons are short, and written to where a child can understand them. It was really fun!
I found a company that sells educational games. Lily LOVES games, and these are great! We played a lot of math games this week. She had to add and subtract numbers up to ten. It was a great way to reinforce her school skills without feeling like I was adding extra work onto her day! The company even has a special deal for homeschoolers, so you can save on games to use as part of your curriculum! You can check it out here:
www.simplyfun.com/tfredo (This is my website-I signed up as a rep because I was SO excited!)
We got quite a bit of snow this week, so we took some time out to have fun with that, and build a snowman. :)
At the end of the week, our new math curriculum arrived. We are trying out RightStart math. Again-very hands on, and lots of games. This sounds just like what Lily will like. She squealed with excitement when the UPS man showed up.
We did the first lesson. We will know more about this curriculum next week, but I think it looks like fun!
That was our first week with MBTP level 5-7. We are going to continue our animal habitats unit next week. So far, Lily loves it!