Sunday, September 11, 2011

This Week's "Row": One Tiny Turtle

One Tiny Turtle: Read and WonderOne of the children in our weekly "Five in a Row" coop requested that we study sea turtles, so we jumped off of the FIAR curriculum this week and focused on One Tiny Turtle, by Nicola Davies.  We did some activities at home, but we kept it light, since it was a four-day week.

What we did:
    Sea Turtles (Live Oak Readalong)Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship
  • Did some turtle computer programming
  • Made a quick paper turtle (IB's request).
  • Put toy turtles onto a world map by where they might live (just learning about coastal versus landlocked places and appropriate climates).
  • A few connect the dot turtles.
  • Visited the aquarium to see a sea turtle in person.
  • At our weekly coop, made an ocean in a bottle.

  • Learned the ASL sign for turtle.
  • Printed and colored these paper turtles, with the intention of racing them (didn't happen).
  • Made these paper bag turtle puppets.
  • Used the turtle number printable sheets at Confessions of a Homeschooler for a multiplication/addition/subtraction game (I called a problem out and he hopped onto the right answer).
    We also did a lot of book reading outside of the weekly theme.  Next week we are doing a book off of the Before Five in a Row curriculum: Caps for Sale.

    Apparently I didn't take many photos this week, except for many at the State Fair that have nothing to do with sea turtles.

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    6 comments:

    Raising a Happy Child said...

    Nice week! One can do so much with turtles! Thanks for the link to the turtle programming site, I added it to my Pinterest.

    Lisa said...

    I got all inspired and printed off the turtle to make the puppet, and the Bug was all, meh. I thought he'd love it, but no.

    Pam (@iwriteinbooks) said...

    Oh how FUN! I'm almost thirty and could still do a whole "row" on turtles. :O) Something never get old...

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