Living and Non-Living (Lesson Plan)

Science Week 1

Day 1

1. Take a walk outside. Explain there’re living and non-living things around us. Pick things up along the way.
2. Living things need food, water and air and they reproduce. They move (trees and alike move when growing)
3. Jotted in science journal the findings.

How can you tell if something is living or non-living?
What are some things that all living things have in common?

and write them out and discuss one by one. Take an example that most likely have them all.

Notes: Tricky one, tree, seeds, eggs, apple.

Day 2

Sorting with cards and figurines.
Have them cutout pictures, color and paste.

Day 3

Make a chart.

– Does it move all by itself?
– Does it grown and change?
– Does it breathe?
– Does it need food, water and air to survive?
– Does it reproduce?

 

 

Resources:

Cards:
Montessori Card from Homeschool Den and how to here or watch video here.
Cards from Talibiddeen Jr.

Worksheets:
In Bahasa at Zarina Ahmad’s blog.
Living and Non-Living Things booklet and more worksheets.

Read:
Great blogpost and information on classifications at Moosehuntress
A science mini unit: Living and Non-Living by Kindergarten… Kindergarten
Montessori Introduction to Living and Non-Living by Gift of Curisosity
Additional cards at Homemade Montessory

The start of a new schedule…

Dah banyak bulan kelam kabut, sebab mak mereka sekalian ini tengah mengandung. Jadi mula dari first trimester memang tak larat nak buat semua. Jadi, bila Haris dah biasa, hari-hari ikut suka dia je, struggle juga a few weeks ni nak minta dia datang duduk dan do/learn something. ^^;

So, I had to come up with schedule. Mula bulan lepas, hantar Haris belajar agama dari pukul 9.00 pagi hingga 12.00 tengahari. Jadi, takpelah, mula-mula ni masa untuk sit down dan belajar kita buat sikit dulu. Mak dia pun terkontang kanting lagi masih testing what works best for him. Tambah pula, Hana tengah banyak rebellious sekarang *mak nanges*.

So, officially, the new schedule starts today. I’m going to try to fit in 4 different subjects, with 15 minutes each. If any topic of the day yang dia enjoy it’s fine to expand it a bit. It just a guide and plan and Allah knows best.

DAILY SCHEDULE FOR HARIS

The 4 subjects are:

  • Math
  • Bahasa
  • English
  • Science/Geo (alternate)

While Hafazan dan Islamic Studies, setiap kali selepas solat, inshaAllah.

Untuk Hana pula, will start with practical life, slow-slow. ^^

Surah al-Fil

Hafazan Haris belum lagi sampai pada Surah al-Fil, tapi masa balik kampung the other day, one night Haris minta bacakan cerita sebelum tidur. I was thinking of short stories from Quran, and remembered al-Feel and did a quick search on internet and jumpa website ni; Teaching kids the Holy Quran. He immediately became SO interested, sebab LEGO. I guess to teach meanings of each surah next time, had to include these, and I’m very thankful for the effort put in this project.

And so, he can’t wait to come home and build Kaa’bah with his Legos. Bila dah sampai rumah, the first thing he did the next morning? Yes, he remembered his goal. Lol. Cepat-cepat dia buat, but since (*rolls eyes), he’s such a perfectionist, marah-marah dia sebab Lego pieces dia tak sama dengan gambar. I encouraged him to just use what he has, to try and to think, he hesitated. I left him alone and eventually he came to me and finished it!

Just like Surah al-Masad, I’m trying to think to incorporate whatever lesson related to the Surah. And I think I’ll do Elephant and Bird unit study next. ^^

Surah al-Masad

Mom listens to this:

Mom reads:
NAK’s transcript on the Surah.

When talked about flame/fire, Haris tanya kenapa api padam bila ditiup? Sebab biasa kalau lilin menyala, contohnya, scented candle / birthday candle, dia akan blow untuk padamkan. And so, mom had to find experiment untuk fahamkan dia. Hehe.

First we need to know, what is fire?

And then, discuss about fire safety. Fire safety booklet at Teaching Mama.

Experiments Fun:
Flying Tea Bag Ghosts 
What puts out fire?
What makes fire?

Ordinal Numbers

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Introduce Haris pada Ordinal Numbers. Had to use what interests him to gain his interest. Lol. Jadi minta dia susun superheroes-superherosnya pada ranking yang dia rasa siapa paling kuat hingga lemah.

*Bring me the third ball and bring me three balls*

Update: 2 Mar 2015
After three days (reviewing), he still can’t grasp the difference between ordinal and cardinal. Will try again somewhere in the future.

Resource: Math is Fun!
Singapore Math
Math Mammoth

Fire Safety

 

DAY 1

What is Fire and What Makes Fire?

Need:

3 candles, match, playdoh, spray bottle with water, 1 metal tray, 1 mason jar.

 

What is fire?

Api ialah proses oksidasi pantas menghasil-kan cahayahabaasap, dan hasil tindak balas kimia seperti karbon dioksida dan air.

 

Related Video:

Upin Api Episod Api

What Makes Fire Burn

What is Fire?

 

3 things makes fire:

  1. Haba
  2. Udara
  3. Minyak

 

Demo Haba:

Spray lilin yang pertama untuk tunjuk jika kita hilangkan haba, api akan padam. Bincang juga jika ada api di dapur api yang libatkan minyak, air tak boleh padamkan api tetapi api jadi lagi besar!

 

Demo: Udara

Tutup lilin kedua dengan mason jar, api akan menggunakan udara dan akhirnya udara habis, api akan padam. Jadi cara paling terbaik untuk padamkan kebakaran atas dapur adalah tutup dengan penutup metal.

 

Demo: Minyak

Lilin ketiga dibiarkan menyala sampai habis, menunjukkan bila ‘minyak’ habis, api juga akan padam.

 

Art:

 

We clip it outside and the kids sprayed it, pretend play as a fireman. I even had to shout help! ^^;

 

Haris first stop motion!

Haris 5 Tahun 2 Bulan
Hana 21 Bulan

Art

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Inspired by: Let’s Explore Art Materials by PinkStripeySocks

Haris was not very thrilled doing it. You know how he actually doesn’t like doing art. Dalam banyak-banyak jenis bahan ditulis, dia paling suka paper towel. Hanya sebab lepas tu, I told him to try and drop some water on it. The water spread!

Hana minat dalam apa sahaja. Especially scribbles so made one for her as well. I just love seeing her concentration look. 😀

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And then he asked to do the water paper alone.

Details can be read here: Paper Towel Art by Happy Hooligans

Science & Technology

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Sambil menunggu nak pergi Solat Jumaat, I suggest we make stop motion video! Read it awhile back at TinkerLab. Brilliant idea! Haris loves watching Lego Stop Motion Video on Youtube. I showed him how to do it first and did it together.

Dan ini yang dia buat sendiri tanpa apa-apa pertolongan. 😀

Read the details and steps here: Easy Stop Motion Animation for Beginners by TinkerLab

Making Lego Marble Maze

Nampak idea ni di Pinterest sebelum, dan tunjuk pada Haris dulu the idea. Lepas tu, he makes his own maze, altered here and there. 😀 Yang best sebab dia fikir di mana dia nak guli tu lalu dan adjust lego-lego tu ikut kemahuan dia.

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Family Outing

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Star Wars Reads @ Kinokuniya, KLCC.

Quick update!

Haris 5 year 2 months.
Hafal al-Fatihah 3 Qul. Dah kenal huruf hijaiyah dan satu baris atas, bawah, dan hadapan. Tgh mengenal dua baris.

Hana 20months.
Picks things up fast. Know certain words and developing fast, mashaAllah! Also, aktif mengacau whenever me and Haris doing something. ^^;;