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.)