This week's story is Lentil. This book about a boy who couldn't whistle was very neat. He found a new talent, and help his town.
The girls and I had a nice discussion about finding something we are good at. It may surprise us, because it's probably not what we thought.
Because this story took place in Alto, Ohio....and we live in Ohio....the girls started calling Alto by our town's name. It was cute. We read a little about Ohio, they found it on the map and did some coloring sheet about the state symbols.
They learned the words to She's Coming Around the Mountain.
Lentil on You Tube. Since Lentil doesn't have a cover that copied well, we chose a page in the story to copy. They were coloring these while watching the little 10 minute movie. ****This is really neat!
You Tube. (Yeah we used You Tube alot!) This topic was really review for both girls. So we did some fun activities. We watched Sesame Street Senses (because I happened to catch it and record it Monday morning). Lydia actually enjoyed watching Sesame Street (shocked me...)
We smelled spices and made spice sheets.
Sound....filled the eggs with various objects. The listened for high and low sounds. Caty just started opening eggs...didn't feel like guessing.
Did a sheet of various textures for feel..
I counted watching Shirley Temple Curly Top as our sight....lol. The girls love Shirley Temple.
The girls learned a bit about instruments that are in an orchestra or a marching band. We used You Tube again to watch the sections of the orchestra. They really liked this. (Lydia now wants to try the cello....ugh!)
We also enjoyed a picnic meal that would've been enjoyed during the time period Lentil was written for. We had cold fried chicken, potato salad, and watermelon slices.
We are going to mix things up a bit. We are going to be rowing through A Pair of Red Clogs over the next week...Very excited about visiting Japan!!!