Posts at EveryStarIsDifferent
Posts at Counting Coconuts
Solar System Project at My Montessori Journey
Solar System Interactive Notebook at Imaan Homeschool
Universe Jar at The Work Plan (oil, water, glitter)
Solar System Posts at The Moveable Alphabet
Astronomy Posts at Living Montessori Now
Astronomy Post & Astronaut Unit at Living Montessori Now
Space Theme at PreKinders
In the Sky Unit at Little Giraffes
Preschool Space Unit at Bambini Travel
Posts and Resources at Gift of Curiousity
Solar System and Astronomy for Kids at The Natural Homeschool
List of free printables at 3 Boys and a Dog
Solar System at Pinay Homeschooler
There’s No Place Like Space at Homeschool Share
Guide for Space Study at Pinay Homeschooler
Disebabkan World Space Week 2016 yang berlangsung pada 4-10 Oktober, I decided to to Space Theme for this month.
5 cups whole wheat flour
3/4 to 1 cup cooking oil (we used coconut oil)
large plastic tub or trays
Seashells Toob or real seashells
Plastic crabs (I wouldn’t recommend real ones – grins)
Ocean Currents Science Experiment
Number Bonds with Shells
Water Science for Kids
Ocean Animals Craft
Every Star is Different
Ocean Theme Fine Motor Play
Ocean Animal Booklets
Saltwater & Freshwater Experiments
Ocean Theme Tot and Preschool
Ocean Lapbook Printables
Ocean Animal Unit Study
Tide Pool Experiment
Why Doesn’t Ocean Freeze
Ocean Montessori Trays
Montessori Inspired Beach Language
Ocean Animals Booklets
Shark Unit Study
World Ocean Day Resources
Fun Ocean Activities
Wax Resist Painting
Materials: Crayola crayons (NOT washable), blue watercolor paint, white construction paper.
Have students draw an ocean scene with crayons on white paper. Paint over the picture with a wash of blue watercolor.
Materials: water, salt, food coloring, white construction paper, paintbrushes
Mix 1/4 C. warm water with 6-t. salt and 3 drops of food coloring in each jar. Have students paint pictures with the water and salt mixture. The water will evaporate leaving colored “sand.”
After scouring through Pinterest, these might be good idea for us.
Hana pretty much knows alphabets already and I don’t think Alphabet weeks theme works for her.
- Observe the children.
- What materials are they being drawn to (repeatedly)?
- Determine a topic of interest that is shared.
- Look through what you already have.
- Brainstorm before Pinterest.
- Google and pin.
- Fit ideas into a “rough” curriculum plan.
- Shop, if necessary.
- Finalize curriculum plan based on available materials.
- (Send it to co-op or playgroup parents.)
- Prepare the materials.
- Set up the environment
- Develop (and host) a dynamic circle time
- Already know ABC, capital & lower, 1-20
Read aloud books that are above your child’s reading level.
If you haven’t done chores with your kids in the past, try starting with an after meals procedure (everyone has a specific job to do, all working together) or a room procedure (we’re cleaning the living room together, and everyone has a job). This is much easier to implement than everyone working in different places.
Play music while doing chores. Music can really change a grumpy mood!
That being said, one activity outside the house can be fabulous for everyone’s sanity.
Make time to get together with friends. Find other homeschooling moms and encourage each other.
No one said you have to read bedtime stories! A wise homeschool mom recently told me that she was always too tired to read at that point in the day and would be too tempted to rush. Night time was her kids’ chance to read by themselves, and she read books aloud during the day.
- Observe the children.