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 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

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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

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!