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.)

Corduroy: My favorite book of ALL time!

Corduroy (book)

Corduroy (book) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Resources for Unit Study

 

Corduroy Audio Video

Corduroy Unit Study

Homeschool Creations Corduroy Printables

Corduroy Online Test

A Pocket for Corduroy Audio Video

A Pocket for Corduroy Activity Pages

A Pocket for Corduroy Unit Study

Corduroy Lost and Found Audio Video

We Read Corduroy (for lapbook cover)

Bear Unit Study

Our Corduroy Lapbook

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Corduroy Lapbook Noah 1

Kindergarten Day or Week 2 (your choice)

Lesson 2

(Please use these lessons to bless your family.  Don’t feel like you have to do everything and adjust to your child’s skill level and interest.)

 

Bible:

B is for Bible Coloring Sheet

B is for Bible Handwriting Worksheet

The B-I-B-L-E by the Go Fish Guys

Books of the Bible Rap by Go Fish Guys

Teaching Kids to use Their Bibles Even Before they can Read

ABC Jesus Loves Me has downloadable hand motions for The Books of the Bible (scroll down)

Memory Work:

Do the same Memory Work as Lesson 1

Alphabet:

Nellie and Ned Letter B Video

Monster B Coloring Sheet or Dino B Coloring Sheet

B is for Blue Nellie and Ned Video

Follow the Letter B Maze

Letter B Puzzle

Review the Letter A with Nellie and Ned

Phonics/Reading:

Reading Letter B Worksheet

B is for Butterfly Activity

Starfall Letter B

Starfall Learn to Read: Do everything is Row Number 2

McGuffey’s Eclectic Primer Lesson 2

Bear’s Skateboard Park Online Game

Math:

Learning Number 2 Interactive Video

Number 2 Story

Number 2 Worksheet

Tracing Numbers and Counting Number 2

Learning Number 3 Interactive Video

Number 3 Story

Number 3 Worksheet

Number 3 Coloring Page

Online Teddy Bear Counting Game or This One

Literature:

The Three Bears or Goldilocks and the Three Bears – Story Nory or Goldilocks and the Three Bears Speakaboos Video AND Cool School Goldilocks and the Three Bears (LOL!)

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Activity

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Worksheet Packet for Advanced kindergartener

Power Point and More

3 Bears Lesson Plans and Printables

Tons of Printable Resources from Sparklebox

Making Learning Fun has some great ideas!

Three Bears Virtual Vine Unit Study

Free Online Jigsaw Puzzle

Goldilocks Sorting Pages

English: Cartoon of Grimm's fairy tale bears e...

English: Cartoon of Grimm’s fairy tale bears eating Goldilocks (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Poetry:

Find the letter B: Rub A Dub Dub

A Child’s Garden of Verses, A Thought

Handwriting:

Writing the Uppercase B

Writing the Lowercase b

Rainbow Alphabet Lowercase Letters

Tracing the Number 2

Tracing the Number 3

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

St. Jerome Completes the Vulgate

St Jerome and the Lion

St Jerome and the Lion (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

St Jerome and his Lion

St Jerome and his Lion (Photo credit: Lawrence OP)

St. Jerome Completes the Vulgate

Academic Kids Encyclopedia St. Jerome

The St. with the Lion

Catholic Notebook St. Jerome and the Lion

Monasticism in the West (Scroll down to Jerome)

Saints and Heroes to the End of the Middle Ages, Jerome

St. of the Day St. Jerome

St. Jerome and the Lion Coloring Book (It costs $6.00 or you can download the free sample and only have your child color the page St. Jerome and the Lion)

Have your child dress up as St. Jerome

St. Jerome Notebooking Page

Celts

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English: Celtic warrior`s garments, replicas. In the museum Kelten-Keller, Rodheim-Bieber, Germany. I asked the responsible person at the entrance for the permission to take the photo, which he granted me. Deutsch: Tracht und Ausrüstungsgegenstände eines keltischen Krieges, Rekonstruktion. Im Museum KeltenKeller in Rodheim-Bieber, Hessen. Auf Nachfrage bei der Museumsaufsicht wurde mir das Fotografieren gestattet. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Celtic iron age roundhouse

English: Celtic iron age roundhouse (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Celtic Fairy Tales
Celtic Tales Told to Children
BBC Iron Age Celts
Project Britain Celts (lost of pictures of round houses)
Celts for Kids
Build and Celtic Round House
Top 10 Things You Don’t Know About the Celts

Children’s British History Encyclopedia

Celts Notebooking Page

Barbarian Invasion and Vikings

Danish seamen, painted mid-twelfth century. Th...

Danish seamen, painted mid-twelfth century. The Viking Age saw Norseman explore, raid, conquer and trade through wide areas of the West. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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English: Map in english of territories and explorations of the Vikings Français : Carte en anglais des territoires et explorations des Vikings (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

BBC Primary History Vikings

Ducksters Middle Ages Vikinkgs

NG 10 Facts About Vikings

History for Kids Vikings

Vikings Traing School and More (explore this website)

History Lists 10 Things You May Not Know About the Vikings

Primary Facts About Vikings

The Vikings A Short Educational Film

Drawing a Viking Ship Step by Step

The Vikings Ships

Viking Longship Construction

Stories of the Vikings

The Story of Rolf and the Viking’s Bow

Viking Tales

The Count of the Saxon Shore

The Dark Ages

Dynamic 2 Moms Unit Study and Lapbook

Homeschool Share Viking Lapbook

Stories of Beowulf Told to Children Unit Study (by Noah’s Ark Homeschool Academy)

Stories of Beowulf Told to Children Audio

Emperor Valens and the Barbarians

Traders and Invaders of the Roman Empire

The Wanderings of the West Goths

Barbarian and Noble

Barbarian Invasion and Vikings Notebooking Page

St. Augustine of Hippo

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Oil painting staring Augustine of Hippo and his mother. “Saint Augustin et sa mère sainte Monique” (1846), Ary Scheffer (1795+1858). IMG_8792 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Quotes for St. Augustine’s Confessions

Early Church Father’s St. Augustine (please watch ahead to make sure you approve)

The Prayer of Saint Augustine You Tube Video

Audio Story of the Life of Augustine

In God’s Garden St. Augustine of Hippo

The Struggles of Saint Augustine

Augustine

Saints and Heroes Augustine

Confessions of St. Augustine

St. Augustine Coloring Page

History of Kids Augustine of Hippo

St. Augustine Power Point Presentation

Saint Augustine Converts to Christianity Notebooking Page

English: Saint Augustine of Hippo Español: San...

Stories of Beowulf Told to Children Unit Study

An illustration of Grendel by J.R. Skelton fro...

An illustration of Grendel by J.R. Skelton from Stories of Beowulf. Grendel is described as “Very terrible to look upon.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Copywork

Beowulf Copywork

Sequencing Cards

Beowulf Sequencing Cards

Christian vs. pagan Reference Sheet

Beowulf Christian vs. pagan

Beowulf Chapters 1-3 Notebooking Pages and Vocabulary

Beowulf ch. 1-3

Beowulf Chapters 4-6 Notebooking Pages and Vocabulary

Beowulf ch. 4-6

Beowulf Vocabulary Ch. 4-6

Beowulf Chapters 7-8 Notebooking Pages and Vocabulary

Other Resources

Stories of Beowulf Told to Children

Beowulf Unit Study Activities

Beowulf Poetry Unit Study

How to Make Beowulf Simple

"They carried with them the hideous head ...

“They carried with them the hideous head of Grendel.” An illustration of 4 men carrying the head of Grendel. Marshall, Henrietta Elizabeth (1908). Stories of Beowulf, 63. T.C. & E.C. Jack. Stories of Beowulf-88.jpg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)