A Pair of Red Clogs

Topics

Social Studies and Geography

Japan

Japan Lapbook

Learning Japanese Numbers 1-20

A Kid’s Life in Japan

Kid’s Web Japan

Japan is extremely mountainous, with very litt...

Japan is extremely mountainous, with very little arable land (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Children’s Day

Activity Village Children’s Day Unit

Science

Volcanoes

Volcanoes Unit Study / lapbook

Science Bob Make Your Own volcano

volcano Song (my son asks to listen to this everyday!)

Weather

Free Weather Unit

Weather Monster

4 Seasons in a Year Song

Math

Counting by 2’s

Counting by 2’s Song

Have your child find all (or maybe some) of the pairs of shoes (clogs) in your house and practice counting by 2’s.

Another idea is to paint your child’s feet red and have them walk across a large piece of butcher paper and then count their steps by 2’s.

Colors/ patterning

Patterns: Party Lanterns

Market

Show Me the Money Song (learning coins)

To Market, To Market Song

Peter Pig’s Money Counter Online Game (choose easy)

Take what you’ve learned so far and apply it to this Money Sort Worksheet.  Now take it step further with this Let’s Go Shopping Worksheet.

Time references

Discuss the following time references with your child and ask them to tell something that relates to them using these references.  Then, see if they can find them in the story.

new/young vs. old

last night

evening

next day

almost dark

One evening when the sun was going down,….

The sun was just setting

May it be fine tomorrow!

so soon

after a while

more than two months

The very next day

quickly

before morning

steaming

it’s getting late

soon

before long

too often

never

A long, long time has passed since then.

Bible and Character Training

Honesty

Honesty Song

Kids of Integrity Honesty Lesson

An Object Lesson for Kids on Honesty

Stewardship

Lessons on Stewardship for kids

Stewardship for the Whole Family

Art

Using yellow to show light:

Notice with your child throughout A Pair of Red Clogs that the artist used yellow to show light.  You can just discuss this or have your child give it a shot with something simple.

Using color pencil and black ink as your medium:

Art Made Easy Drawing with Ink Lesson

Art Made Easy Using Colored Pencils Lesson

Blending colors:

Primary and Secondary Colors Art Lesson

Cross hatching:

Value Scale Worksheet Printable

Showing action in figures:

We got the idea of making our action figures from pipe cleaners here.

Language Arts

Reminiscing

Talk about what reminiscing means with your child.  Make sure they know that reminiscing is when you tell a story from the past.  Tell your child a story from their past.  Then watch this video about past tense verbs.

Expressing sounds through words

In A Pair of Red Clogs the author used words to describe the sound of clogs on an old stone road.  Point this out to your child, then ask you child to make some noise and try to describe the sound with words.  Example, hit pan lids together and then say bang, clang, clap!

Punctuation (Hyphen)

For now just make your child aware of what the sign is called and have them look for it in the book.  Explain that the hyphen between these words joins them together.

red-painted

weather-telling

bath-fire

clog-thongs

Compound words

Words on Trucks Compound Words Video

Fun Compound Video to do with you child.

Break it Up Compound Words Online Game

Have your child try to find the compound words in A Pair of Red Clogs.  They are listed below.  Another suggestion would be to make a game with index cards, or better yet, if you can add these words to pictures of clogs to make a pair and match up each half of the compound word.  You could also write the words whole of the index cards and have your child cut them apart and then put them back together.

storeroom

granddaughter

postbox

everybody

everything

another

maybe

myself

uneasy

washcloth

otherwise

yourself

ashamed

Cl blend words

Clogs is a cl blend word.  Ask your child is they can think of any other words that start with the cl sound?

Cl blend matching cards (scroll down to blend sorts and click on the cl blend, it even is clog as one of the words)

cl beginning sound video

og word family

og word family worksheet packet from Little Book Lane (advanced)

School Sparks Word Family Sliders (scroll down and click on the og family worksheet)

Word Family “og” book

Vocabulary

lacquer

dew

suspecting

perfectly

weather

Field Trip Idea

Japanese Steak House

Grocery Store and head to the area that has Japanese food items

Other Resources

A Pair of Red Clogs Squidoo Unit Study

Delightfully Learning’s FIAR

What We Did

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Our Lapbook

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(I pencil drew this cover myself.)

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(We have tornadoes in our state, so we read a book about them and make a mini-book about the different types.)

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(We used pipe cleaners to make our “action figure.”)

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(We learned about magma and lava.)

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(We wrote a Haiku poem.)

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(We learned about Japan, weather and the seasons.)

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Kindergarten Day or Week 1 (your choice ;)

Deutsch: Titelbild zu "A Child's Garden o...

Deutsch: Titelbild zu “A Child’s Garden of Verses” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lesson 1

(Please don’t feel like you have to complete everything listed here in one day or at all.  Do as much or as little as you feel your child will enjoy and learn from.)

Bible:

Hulbut’s Story of the Bible (Play The Story of the Beautiful Garden)

Adam and Eve Bible Lesson

A is for Adam Coloring Sheet

More Adam and Eve Crafts and Activity Ideas

Memory Work:

ABC Song with ASL

I Can Count to 100

Days of the Week Song

Months of the Year Song

Shape Song

Colors Song

Alphabet:

A is for Apple-A is for Ant Video

Monster A Coloring Sheet or Dino A Coloring Sheet

Letter A Puzzle

Phonics/Reading:

Reading the Letter A

Starfall Letter A

Starfall Learn to Read (Do everything in row 1)

McGuffey’s Eclectic Primer Lesson 1

Math:

Number 1 Song

Learning Numbers, 1 Worksheet

Set of Number 1 WorksheetsBean stalk

Apple Counters and Tree Counting Mat

Apple Barrel 1-10 Puzzle

Count the Apples Online Game

Have your child use the Connecting Cubes to Count to 10 or higher!

Literature:

Jack and the Bean Stalk or Jace and the Bean Stalk – Story Nory or Cool School Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Bean Stalk Story Guide

Free Jack and the Bean Stalk Printable Pack

You on the Bean Stalk Craft Idea

Fe Fi Fo Fum! Art Project

Jack and the Bean Stalk Craft and Math Games

Even More FUN ideas for Jace in the Bean Stalk

Poetry:

Baa, Baa Black Sheep Find the letter Aa

A Child’s Garden of Verses, Bed in Summer

Handwriting:

Alphabet Write the Letter Aa Video

Writing the Uppercase A

Writing the lowercase a

Number Practice

 

Kindergarten Lesson 2

Morning Memory Work 2013-2014

Bible

Fruit of the Spirit Song

Armor of God Song

Ten Commandment Song

Books of the Bible Song

Get a Little Crazy Song

Ephesians 6 with Hand Motions

 

History

Veritas Press Timeline with Hand Motions

Veritas Press Timeline with Hand Motions Part 2

Timeline Song with Pictures

US President Song

 

Grammar

Grammar Song

 

Geography

Continents and Oceans Song

Countries of the World Europe

50 States and Capitals Rap

Compass Rose Song

Longitude and Latitude Song

Biomes

Science

Dinosaurs A-Z

Magnet Song

Electricity Song

Anatomy Song

Part of a Skeleton Song

Heart Song

Circulatory Song

Cell Song

Respiratory System Song

Integumentary System Song

Digestive System Song

Muscles Make You Stronger

Ears For Hearing Song

Scientific Method

 

Math

Multiplication Rock

Skip Counting Squares

Skip Counting Cubes

Place Value to Millions

Geometry (and more)

Free Printable Math Facts Drills

Xtra Math Online Drills

 

Music and Art

Top 20 Famous Composers

Meet 10 Famous Paintings and Artists

 

Calendar

Days in the Month Song

Tick Tock Seconds, Minutes, Hours, Days Song

Tick Tock AM/PM

 

(These are tools that I will be using this year to help my children memorize details about each subject that we are studying this year.  I will not have them watch each video every day.  Instead I will rotate them as we move through the year. )

Mr. Popper’s Penguins Unit Study

Click here to download the Notebooking Pages:Mr. Popper’s Penguins Study Guide Chapters 1-3

Noah’s Ark Homeschool Academy’s Mr. Popper’s Penguins Chapters 1-3 Study Guide

Mr. Popper’s Penguins Activity Worksheets

Mr. Popper’s Penguins Coloring Pages

Mr. Popper’s Penguins Activity Book

Lot’s of Links for Mr. Popper’s Penguins

Mr. Popper’s Penguins Online Games

Mr. Popper’s Penguins Lapbook

Lesson Pathways: Mr. Popper’s Penguins

Free Penguin Lapbook

Kid Zone Penguins Unit Study

Embracing Home Penguin Unit Study

Homeschool Helper Penguin Unit Study

Fabulous 500 Unit Study; Celebrate 500 Views With Us!

It’s a party celebrating 500 views here at Noah’s Ark Homeschool Academy! What better way to celebrate then studying the number 500? What a challenge this is to put a whole Unit Study together on just one number. This Unit Study could serve as a model to put together your own Unit Study on any number that you want to celebrate.

How about learning the card game 500 to start. Click the link and you will learn about the origins of this interesting card game and all the rules so you can teach it to your children and play. What a fun way to learn about the number 500 and put your Math, and Thinking Skills into action.

Have you ever wondered what was going on in the year 500? Well here’s your chance to find out!

Learn all about the Number 500 itself!

The Colorado 500 is a charity off-road race. You can learn all about this amazing charity that has donated $1,000,000!

2012 Fortune 500 List! What a neat thing to teach your children about. There are lots of opportunities for math here. You can compare the companies numbers, learn about the companies themselves, see how many of the companies you children recognize and if they know what they do. Have the children think up their own company as a group after studying what makes the Fortune 500 companies successful. Hold a mock interview for one of the companies for older students. They can research and prepare for the interview, including their numbers and growth information. There is so much to learn and do here.
They have had some great Fortune 500 Covers over the years and here are some of the favorites to check out and compare. After viewing these have your children design and create their own Fortune 500 Cover!

Do you have kids that love cars? Studying the Fiat 500 is a great way to integrate something they love into what you want them to learn. Have your children build and price a Fiat 500 and make adjustments to stay within a budget you set for them. They will enjoy picking the features, and you will enjoy the math they are doing. Have them learn all about the different features of the car including gas mileage, safety features, and so son. Older children can write a report on if they would purchase a Fiat 500, and why or why not. Younger children could create a Fiat 500 cardboard box car.

While your inspiring the car lover in your family why not study the History of the Daytona 500? Here is another link to study the History of the Daytona 500. Here is a list of the winners of the Daytona 500 throughout history. This is a great opportunity to compare the cars they drove, or how much money they won. The lesson opportunities are almost endless here! For fun you could hold your own Daytona 500 with Hot Wheels cars. You could make your own race track on cardboard, or create a race track out of Hot Wheels track pieces. Have them calculate the points.

For a creative writing project have your children describe what the world might be like in 500 years. They could also come up with an invention that would be useful in the world 500 years from now. If they are too young to write have them draw pictures of what they think the world will look like in 500 years.




The Roman Numeral for 500 is D

Have your children answer these Math questions:

* How many 100’s are there in 500?

* What would you buy at Target if you had $500?

* What groceries would you buy for an entire month for your family with $500? Have the children either go to the grocery store to get prices or to the website of the grocery store you normally shop at. They could shop the sale ads or even use coupons. They may need to make a menu plan to make sure they are getting enough food.

* What is half of 500?

* What is 500+500?

* Where would you be if you traveled 500 miles South of where you live?

* Where would you be if you traveled 500 miles North of where you live?

* Where would you be if you traveled 500 miles East of where you live?

* Where would you be if you traveled 500 miles West of where you live?

* How many yards are there in 500 miles?

* How many feet are there in 500 miles?

* How many inches are there in 500 feet?

* Take 500 steps and measure if it is actually 500 feet or another number.

* How many pennies are in $500?

* How many nickles are in $500?

* How many dimes are in $500?

* How many quarters are in $500?

* How many $1’s are in $500?

* How many $5 are in $500?

* How many $10 are in $500?

* How many $50 are in $500?

* How many $100 are in $500?

* What day on the Calendar will it be 500 days from now?

* What day on the Calendar was it 500 days ago?

500 Years ago it was year 1512. What was it like 500 years ago? What did they wear? What did they do for fun? How did they get around? What jobs did they have? What were their living conditions like?
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Now do a venn diagram comparing Today with the year 1512. If you want to expand you can also compare what you think it will be like in year 2512 also or even in the year 500.

This will conclude our Celebration of the Number 500!