After lunch we read The Tree That’s Meant to Be by Yuval Zommer and then Elliot made a color/cut/paste evergreen tree (@magichomeschoolbus). We also got crafty with clay. He made a little tree and I made a plaque with pine needles.
This week we are learning more about evergreen trees in our nature study. Today Elliot and I read a beautiful book, Why Evergreens Keep Their Leaves by AnneMarie Riley Guertin, then practiced the letter E, numbers, and cut out various evergreen pictures for our nature journal. After, we did some pine needle matching, triangle dot art and completed a pine tree anatomy sheet.
You can download both the pine needle matching and tree anatomy sheet on my website for free! I have a new evergreen unit available that you can find at:graystardesign.com/homeschool
Today we dove back into our earthworm study with Garden Wigglers by Nancy Loewen. We then practiced letters with a worksheet and new clip cards, had some number lessons with measurements (used small blocks) and count and clip cards, and worked on our worm anatomy worksheet. Elliot also colored a worm illustration for our nature journal
- count and clip cards by @sosimpleabeginning
- worm measurement and parts of a worm worksheet by @magichomeschoolbus
- abc clip cards by @whimsyprintables
- Additional books: Earthworms by Claire Llewellyn and Barrie Watts and Lowdown on Earthworms by Norma Dixon
I wanted to keep it simple after lunch so we read Worms by Sian Smith and Elliot completed a threading exercise that was in the Kindergarten Readiness pack from our local library. Then he painted his Valentine gifts for his teachers.