Thursday, March 1, 2012

FIAR--Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening

This week we rowed through Robert Frost....Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.  Joey even got in on the fun this time.  I wanted to introduce a bit of poetry with him.  And he seemed to enjoy it.

These are the books that we used this week.

Here are the girls covers along with their animal track match-up sheets.  
 They enjoyed looking at all the animals and tracks in the story.  They liked finding all the animals in the pictures.  It was cute to see an adult having fun in the snow.
 We made snow globes that kind of turned into lava lamps.
And then we read Snowballs by Lois Ehlert and they created their own snow people using all kinds of different materials.

 Here's two of the finished snow people.

Lydia and Joey created color poems.  I sat down with the both of them at one time to create these.  They each took turn, and they were not allowed to copy the sentences.  It was fun.

White by Joey
White looks like clouds
White sounds like crunching as I walk on snow.
White smells buttery and salty like popcorn.
White tastes sweet like coconut ice cream.
White feels soft like cotton candy on my thumb.
White is the color of fun.

White by Lydia
White looks like snow.
White sounds like pitter pat of snowflakes falling.
White smells flowery like a snap dragon.
White tastes cold like a snowflake on my tongue.
White feels soft like a snow bunny.
White is the color of winter.

Have a great week.  We won't be rowing next week, but the week after we will be.  Not sure what one yet.

1 comment:

  1. Good to see that how much these two kids are interested in keeping themselves busy and I am glad that their parents are polishing their skills from the beginning. Great work