(November 7-11) We spent a week reading scarecrow books, making scarecrow crafts, completing a scarecrow Preschool Pack and a First Grade Scarecrow Math and Literacy unit from Teachers Pay Teachers. We had a lot of fun! I love this time of year and am just so excited about all that we have done this month.
Jack practiced scissor skills:
Dot marker pages:
I made scarecrow cookies for the kids. We all enjoyed eating them. They turned out cute too. I enjoy so much making these themed surprises for them. They act like they are just the best ever no matter how simple, and I like knowing it makes them happy.
Jack made a shapes scarecrow. His favorite parts of school hands down are crafts and play doh. He gets so excited when we do a craft or I pull out play doh. He took his time and did such a good job gluing his scarecrow together. He is getting much more patient whether it’s counting or crafting and this is wonderful to watch happen.
He also made mosaic Indian corn. He loved gluing all the tiny pieces onto the corn. When he filled up his corn to his satisfaction he kept gluing the squares onto a piece of white paper. I kept cutting more and more colored paper for him. He did this for almost an hour!
Joe made a ‘not so scary scarecrow’ watercolor and collage from Deep Space Sparkle. He followed my instructions perfectly and did great! I love how it turned out.
Scarecrow ABC order (This was Joe’s first introduction to ordering words alphabetically. He did a great job and caught on pretty fast.) :
Here are the boys’ finished lapjournal pages. I put them all in one collage this time, but I think it’s pretty self-explanatory which ones are Joe’s and which ones are Jack’s.
We had a good time with scarecrows. Even though this wasn’t a full scale unit study encompassing all subjects, I think we covered important areas and Joe learned new things like ABC order and more about sentence structure. We are more than making up for the lack of science and history the rest of the month and we are currently having fun with cranberries, pilgrims and Indians!