Saturday, October 6, 2012

Sissy's Kindergarten Corner #5

A little bit of what my 5 year old has been up to lately:
I can no longer label my titles as "week #5," etc. because I've missed a few weeks posting. However, this is my 5th kindergarten post this fall. Here are some more pictures of Sis from our recent Tennessee trip.

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For our A is for Astronaut unit, we used this magnet page from Making Learning Fun and this book by Traci N. Todd.

Astronaut Sensory Tub
Moon Sand=9 cups flour, 1 1/2 cups baby oil

For our unit, we used lots of the great astronaut printables from Homeschool Creations, Spell Out Loud, and Totally Tots. Here are a couple of the things we did: "5 Little Astronauts" song and props plus tracing page from Spell Out Loud.

These astronaut pattern printable can be found here.

One of my new favorite printables sites is Sparkle Box.

numeral recognition/counting/object to number matching

For one of our numbers activities, we discussed that a star has 5 points. We made salt dough stars. I told the kids they could make wands by baking them with a wooden skewer or ornaments for our Christmas tree.

They made some of both.

I posted HERE about all of our other space related projects, including activities on moon phases, making craters, play-dough and edible layers of the Earth, and constellations.

apple tree finger painting and letter A wipe-off/tracing

circle the A's 

I cut out this A and told her to decorate it any way she wanted with these apple seeds I had been saving for her. This is what she came up with.

stickers on Confession's number magnet pages

For the letter A, we also did
these Raggedy Ann and Andy activities 
I posted.

She works on her Abeka phonics and math pages at our home school co-op, then I am working through Abeka's A Handbook for Reading with her at home. She really enjoys taking piano lessons now, plus ballet, tap, jazz, and gymnastics. This week we're on the letter B and B blends like ba, be, bi, etc. We're going to be doing a little on bugs, sight words, Johnny Appleseed, and Native Americans.

Cachey Mamas Classroom


JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a great study on astronauts! I love the variety of materials you used.

Our Side of the Mountain said...

I've been wanting to make some of that homemade Moon dough, but still haven't picked up the baby oil! LOL Looks like she's learning lots and having fun!