Well, that's all for now. Have a lovely weekend!
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Objective: To familiarize with the different biomes of the world and the animals that thrive in each habitat. To learn the differences of each biome and be able identify their locations in the map.
A wide variety of animal figures from Safarti Toobs and Schleich.
1. Presentation of the habitat pictures, map and description of the habitat. The pictures will give the child an idea how each habitat looks like, the map will give them a visual perspective of how "big" each of the biomes are and their locations.
I forgot to mention that my son has a fascination with maps. That's the reason why I included the maps in the file as well. I think it helps him to visualize the planet and what it's made of.
2. We took the animal cards and identify the animals of each biome.
3. Using the cards, we took out his animal figure collections and look for the match of the animals (if we have one).
Now this is my son's favourite activity, the matching and sorting. He loves doing this activity over and over again.
But of course, if you don't have animal figures to go along with this, the 10 animal cards for habitat that goes with the file is more than enough.
And look who joined us in this activity!
Our next target his is to see how live in their respective environment, how they adapt and how they "coexist".
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I make it a point to make our Math a little bit interesting for Mavi. Yes, like some kids, he doesn't like Math (yet). So whenever we do Math activities, I try my best to put some twist into it to make it more interesting for him.
For example, this case he's learning how to write and read 3 digit numbers (hundreds). As I mentioned before he has no problem with reading, but writing hundreds and thousands seems off for him. Like, he writes 324 as 300 24. So this activity aims to help him practice how to write the numbers properly.
I setup six container box and filled it with the number tiles from our Stamp Game. I also added a paper strip into it with color coded lines to guide him where to write the hundreds, tens and ones digit (same color with the tiles).
He's ecstatic to open each box and uncover the total number.
Arranging the tiles per column, he counts the hundreds (red), tens (blue) and ones(green) then write those numbers in the paper strip. Then we practice reading the number, pointing that the zeroes are left behind.
Surprisingly, after finishing the 6th box, he asked if could do more Math. So I took out our worksheet and work on some addition problems and I made him use our cube links.
He has an audience you see.
And there goes our brief update for our Math activities. I am still planning what to do this June and I promise to share my plans once I'm done.For more Math-related activities: Follow Pinay Homeschooler's board Math Ideas on Pinterest.
We used the same materials as mentioned in my previous post. Plus...
Mavi's Journal. This is a sketchpad turned journal. He writes and draw everything he can think of in this pad.
Playdough. We used PlayDoh for modeling our snails.
The Snail and the Whale . This is my son's bedside table book which he borrowed from their school library. Lovely book to read about saving the whale, traveling around the world encountering different animals and their habitats and a great book to teach rhyming words :)
Activity 1: Life cycle of a snail.
I printed this out randomly from the web and discuss this with my son. We previously had Animal Life Cycles so he's very well familiar on how animals reproduce and survive till their adult life. Seen on the picture below he volunteered to add labels on the pictures.
Activity 2: Parts of a Snail
We used our nomenclature cards for this activity. I am a believer of this learning tool. My son has been using nomenclature cards for 3 years and it has accelerated his reading skills, enhances logical thinking (for matching) and knowledge retention.
Aside from that, I urged Mavi to record what he has learned in his journal. I want him to keep a journal and learn how to record facts and his daily activities.
Activity 3: Modeling a snail
We love playdough and the things that we can do with it! Here, we try to model a snail using our knowledge of its body parts :)
Here's my work (left) and Mavi's work is on the right side.
Activity 4: How snails behave.
We watched random videos on Youtube to see how snails behave in a close-up manner.
Most of the activities here are for school-aged children but the nomenclature card is worth a try for preschoolers. The playdough modeling was a hit. I can see how my son reviewed the parts of the snail and seriously applied what he had learned in his snail model. I was hoping if we could explore more of the other types of Molluscs but I decided not to push through. I'd like to reserve it for some other time when I have enough materials for it. For now, snail is good enough.
And that's the conclusion of our Snail study folks! This week we'll be having a new topic for our science but I am still undecided what to tackle. It's going to rain the whole week so we're stuck at home again and these activities make staying at home exciting LOL
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