P31 Wannabe

HS: The Story of Ferdinand (FIAR 2) November 22, 2013

Filed under: Books,FIAR,Homeschooling,Life — Lacey @ 9:40 pm

We rowed (studied) The Story of Ferdinand back in mid October. This book is written and illustrated by the same people as Wee Gillis that we rowed last year.

It is interesting to see how last year when we started the Five in a Row studies, H would complain when the books we rowed were black and white and older. This year she hasn’t batted an eye or even made a comment about black and white illustrations. I guess she’s becoming cultured. Haha.

20131123-012319.jpg

Day One
We started by reading our theme book. We enjoyed our first read of the silly story. Next we looked through the book and found the few interjections. I of course first explained what interjections were and she told me what exclamation points were (upside down “i”s). Then we read a book about interjections. We briefly looked at the pages about conjunctions but it started getting too complicated for H, so we skipped the last couple pages. But the book was very useful for learning more about interjections.

20131016-123750.jpg

Day Two
Today we looked through Ferdinand to find all the vultures. H counted all of them and we discussed whether the small outlines of flying birds were vultures or not. Then we read two really good books about vultures.

20131016-124008.jpg

20131016-124015.jpg
H was grossed out and scared of most of the pictures that had dead animals in them, so I had to put my hand or a paper over them while we read.

Then we used the printable page for vultures from the lapbook for Ferdinand on homeschool share. H cut out the papers and we wrote down the facts about the vulture’s size, their diet and what birds of prey are. Then H drew a picture of a vulture and we glued the little fact booklets on the picture.

20131123-002924.jpg

H also did a Ferdinand word search, number maze and a worksheet about what she likes to do: (I found these printables from links on Pinterest)

20131016-124428.jpg

Then H watched an episode of The Magic Bus about rot (since vultures help eat rotting animals). I’m really loving The Magic School Bus these days for help with science!

Day Three
Today we read Ferdinand again while looking for key words (matador, picador, etc) so we could do the bull fighting terms mini book. Then we watched a couple of YouTube videos of bull fighting and the running of the bulls (thankfully no one got gored in either!). Then we read a story about bull riding:

20131017-202330.jpg

Then H worked on one of the pages of the Spanish mini color book. H also did a couple measuring worksheets and we tried reading a book about measuring but it ended up being too complicated for our needs.

Day Four
Today H colored another page in her Spanish color book. We also read (more like skimmed):

20131123-002843.jpg

H then did a couple of measuring worksheets (from education.com):

20131123-003253.jpg

Next, we read a couple books on bulls:

20131123-003436.jpg
Then we made a bull craft (printable from crayola.com and I found on Pinterest):

20131123-003611.jpg

Day 5
Today H colored the final page in her Spanish coloring book (here’s a sample page):

20131123-003847.jpg

H did a household item measuring worksheet (based on inches).

20131123-011548.jpg

Then we read a couple of books about bulls:

20131123-004306.jpg

Next, we read a book on Spain:

20131123-004343.jpg
We did geography circles to help H get a grip on Spain compared to Florida.

20131123-004536.jpg
Then H colored Spain in the map and the Spanish flag.

Day 6
Today H did another household object measuring worksheet (this time in centimeters):

20131123-004925.jpg
Next we read a neat book about nouns:

20131123-005130.jpg
Then H did a noun sorting exercise. I went through the book and wrote down all the nouns I could find. Then cut each one out and H put them into categories of person, place and thing.

20131123-005413.jpg

Then we read a book about bark and look at another about corks:

20131123-005553.jpg
Then H and K got to play with corks (borrowed from a friend, we don’t drink). They floated them, dropped them, and used toothpicks to build boats with them.

20131123-005812.jpg

20131123-005828.jpg

20131123-005842.jpg

We also made a cork mini book (from homeschool share).

20131123-005953.jpg

20131123-010005.jpg

Day 7
Today we read a few fun books about clover and vultures:

20131123-010138.jpg

Then we read (kinda skimmed) another book in Spain and one on corks:

20131123-010353.jpg

H colored the Iberian Peninsula mini book from homeschool share. We also talked a little bit about clover since it was the clover flowers that Ferdinand always sat and smelled.

Day 8
Today we focused on science. We read a book on vultures:

20131123-011026.jpg
Then one about the sense of smell:

20131123-011107.jpg

Next, H cut out pictures from magazines of good and bad smells. She got tired of cutting out pictures so she resorted to drawing a few:

20131123-011301.jpg
Then we did a smelling experiment. I put wet cottonballs in some containers and sprinkled some spices on them. And I also put a few food items in other containers. Then I blinded H and had her guess what each item was based only on scent.

20131123-011426.jpg

20131123-011435.jpg

20131123-011747.jpg

Day 9
Today H did some spelling sheets based on Ferdinand with letter tiles (from homeschool share).
H also did two Spanish weather worksheets:

20131123-012051.jpg

Next, H completed the story’s setting and she chose a vocab word from the story:

20131123-012146.jpg

We played a bull knock out game with dice (from homeschool share):

20131123-012255.jpg

Next we read another book about Spain:

20131123-012443.jpg

Then we used all the mini books we made earlier in the study and made one bigger book about Spain. Here are some of the pages:

20131123-012709.jpg

20131123-012717.jpg

20131123-012723.jpg

20131123-012742.jpg

Then we read another book about the sense of smell:

20131123-012901.jpg
And H did a good smell vs stink worksheet:

20131123-012937.jpg

And to finish things up, we made a delicious Spanish treat. Yummy Churros with chocolate dipping sauce:

20131123-013031.jpg

20131123-013045.jpg
(I lost the link otherwise I would share it. But they were delicious!)

Advertisements
 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s