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Dinosaurs Grade 1 Science

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Dinosaurs Grade 1 Science

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   I personally do not think that learning about dinosaurs is important unless he wants to be a paleontologist.  So, why am I including the history of dinosaurs into our science curriculum?  My son thinks dinosaurs are cool!  The information itself may not be useful, but learning to read and write about subjects that he likes makes learning fun!

We really like the book series ………..”What do dinosaurs…..” by Jane Tolen & Mark Teague.  These books do not tell the history of dinosaurs but have great behavior lessons in them.  These are also, great books for beginning readers.

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Smart Start G1 Week 2

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Smart Start G1 Week 2

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Smart Start Week 2

Letters:  i, d, r, b, l, o, k, ck
Sight Words:  play, you, he, is, she, and, said, are, do, this
Stories:  The Tortoise and the Hare, Aunt Minnie and the Twister
Teachers Resources (Site created by a teacher)
Lesson Plan (created by a teacher)

Youtube Learning Video’s for the week:

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Vocabulary

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Phonics Review
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Read Aloud

Page 22 The Tortoise and the Hare in Reading Anthology

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Page 115 Aunt Minnie and the Twister in Reading Anthology

Pages 17-32 in (Free) Smart Start Activity Book
Pages 3-9 in(Free)  Teaching Chart  (These are to be completed over the 3 weeks of Smart Start)
Unit 1 Test Strategy   
Writing: Storybox Make a Story Online

Math:

(Work on these lessons over the 3 weeks of Smart Start)

Learning to tell time for Smart Start Weeks  using Telly the Time Clock and Kumon Telling Time books.  We will use these workbooks through the year to tell time.

(Click on Images for Amazon Links)

Primary Mathematics 1) counting pg 8-17 in Textbook
pg 7-14 in Workbook
pg 1-6 Instuctor’s Guide

Number word page 6-8 in 240 Vocabulary Words by Scholastic

Smart Start G1 Week 1

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Smart Start G1 Week 1

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Smart Start Week 1

Letters:  m, s, p, t, a, n, c, f, h
Sight Words:  I, can, we, like, see, the, go, to, have, a
Stories:  The Little Engine that Could, The Three Little Pigs, The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Youtube Week 1 Videos:

Language Arts:

Teachers Resources (Site created by a teacher)
Lesson Plan (created by a teacher)

Vocabulary

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Phonics Review
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Read Aloud

Page 191 The Little Engine That Could in Reading Anthology

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Page 237 The Three Little Pigs in Reading Anthology

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Pages 1-15 in Smart Start Activity Book
Pages 3-9 in Teaching Chart  (These are to be completed over the 3 weeks of Smart Start)
Unit 1 Test Strategy
Writing: Storybox Make a Story Online

Math:

(Work on these lessons over the 3 weeks of Smart Start)

Learning to tell time for Smart Start Weeks using Telly the Time Clock and Kumon Telling Time books. We will use these workbooks through the year to tell time.

Here is a great video to help you teach your child to tell time

(Click on Images for Amazon Links)

Primary Mathematics 1) counting pg 8-17 in Textbook
pg 7-14 in Workbook
pg 1-6 Instuctor’s Guide

Number word page 6-8 in 240 Vocabulary Words by Scholastic
Scholastic News School Rules

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Bible:

The Jesus Storybook Bible
Story The Beginning A Perfect Home

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Crafts and Other Activities:

I found these great craft projects and activities for the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar created by Easy Peasy and Fun and 123 Homeschool 4 Me.

 

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Useful Kitchen Gadgets

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Useful Kitchen Gadgets

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Things that I like …………

If you are like me, you like quality items that will help you keep organized and make your life easier.  unfortunately, I have purchased my fair share of items that were not useful or poor quality.

I have found that shopping online is a great way to read reviews about the product and get useful tips too.  This blog is going to share some products that I have found to be very helpful in our day-to-day routines.

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I made a decision at the beginning of the year to get rid of all plastic from our kitchen.
I wanted to find a metal or silicone colander that I could use for fruit and other foods.
I liked the idea of a colander that was able to drain into the sink.  This way, I can wash my fruits and vegetables and leave them to dry.

I give this colander 5 stars.  The part that comes in contact with your food is silicone which was important to me.  It has a very sturdy handle that adjusts to fit your sink.
It is very well made, I have used it to drip dry dishes too.  This brings me to the next product that I have found to be very useful.

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I have been looking for a dish rack that was not plastic.  I have had several different types of dish racks and the plastic ones get yucky and the wood options are too big.  I have a compact kitchen and wanted something that would not take up counter space.

This silicone roll up drying rack is fantastic.  I was concerned that it would be flimsy and cheaply made.  I was pleasantly surprised when I took this product out of the box. It is very strong, I have used it as a cooling rack for hot pots and baking pans.  I put my cutting board on it and can easily slide my cut fruits and vegetables to the strainer in the other sink.  It is easy to clean and just folds up for easy storage.

Another product that I really like is this snap on strainer.  I use to try and hold the lid and the heavy pot over the sink to drain the water out.  I lost more noodles down the sink with that method.   This fits on  my small to large pots and makes draining spaghetti noodles a breeze.  It is made of food grade silicone which is a plus in my efforts to remove plastic from my kitchen.

I hope that my reviews of these products are useful to you.
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Room on the Broom

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Room on the Broom

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Part of our first grade home school curriculum is to read our favorite books.
I wanted to create and find comprehension questions and activities to go with each of these books.  Below you will find a link to my Youtube channel, where I am reading this book and many others aloud.  I have included a link to Amazon where you can purchase this book for your home library.

Read Aloud:

 

 

Comprehension Questions:  (click on the image to print free pdf)

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Printables and Activities:  (click on the image to print free pdf)

 

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Cut these character puppets out, laminate and glue to onto a stick.
I created a multi page PDF with larger versions of these puppets.

 

Ways to use these puppet:

  • stick puppets while telling the story
  • have your child retell the story
  • have your child create a new story
  • sequencing the story

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More Activities:  Go to Room on the Broom

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Where do Apples Come From?

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Where do Apples Come From?

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Learn about apples and where they come from with books, video’s and imagination play.   Getting my son to appreciate healthy foods can be a challenge with Mc Donalds, doughut and ice cream shops on every corner.  The playmobil orchard will make it fun to appreciate healthy snacks and the hard work that goes into the apple business.

Books:

Learning Resource:

We have been collecting a lot of these Playmobil occupation toys. My 6-year-old sons asks me to play with these daily. I decided to incorporate learning about different occupations with play. This toy is a great way to open a child’s imagination.

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Oral Health

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Oral Health

I have been trying to include health lessons into our Science class.  My son is a very active 6 year old that does not have time to brush his teeth.  I felt that he needs to be reminded why brushing is so important to his health. Here is the learning resources that I used for this oral health lesson.

My son loves this model,  he enjoyed making it talk and bite things.  This model helped us discuss biting and how important it is to have good chompers to eat healthy food.  I plan to use this model for years to come as we address teeth and oral health.

I really like these books for our science lessons.

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