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Puddles and Ponds update...

Hi everyone. I just thought I would stop in and let you all know that the new Homeschool Companion Puddles and Ponds schedule and book list are organized and ready to use. I don't have it ready as a printable pdf (I'm working on updating all of the unit pdfs) but in the mean time all the info you need to use the unit is posted on the blog. Just copy and paste the schedule and activity guide into a Word doc in order to print it. You can also print journal pages and a weekly schedule from one of the other units if you are ready to get started now. I hope everyone enjoys the latest unit in the Seasonal Series.Read more

Puddles and Ponds Activity Guide

Puddles and Ponds Activity Guide

Click here for the Puddles and Ponds Schedule and Book List.

The science experiments can be found in Nature in a Nutshell or One Small Square Pond. Use Can You Hear It for your art and music appreciation.

Make a Weather Chart to use daily. This chart should have space so that you can record your weather observations and daily temperature high (and low if you would like) for 4-5 weeks. You should work on making observations such as sunny, rainy, cloudy, windy, etc. Be sure to do it at the same time every day, preferably in the afternoon to get a more accurate high temperature recording. To take it a step further, you can then place daily temperatures on a line graph and/or use a bar graph to chart the number of sunny, rainy, cloudy, or windy days. You can get some good weather charting resources here.

Go cloud watching. Take a blanket to the park or just to your backyard. Lie down and watch the clouds for 15-20 minutes. Try to find pictures in the cloud...Read more

Puddles and Ponds Schedule

 

This unit was designed to be used as a summer guide in our homeschool companion series. If you followed our other units you will notice a few differences. First there is no phonics/alphabet study included. If you child has completed the Pre-Explode the Code books A-C and you would like to continue... feel free to start on Explode the Code Book 1. I suggest getting the teachers guide book and a set of the ETC flash cards. Second, the crafts and recipes have been replaced with outdoor activity suggestions. We like to get outside and get messy in the summer. Third, it is only a ten week guide rather than covering a full 12 week term to accommodate vacations and lazy days. We love to encourage learning all year round... but do suggest that it be a bit more laid back during the summer.

 

 

 

Puddles and Ponds Weekly Schedule

 

 

 

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Week Literature Lesson Activities Enrichment
1 Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna

~Signs of the Season~



 
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