Thursday, October 23, 2014

Literature Extension: Seven Blind Mice

What's Schoolin'?

My dd-17 has been doing lessons with the first graders at a homeschool enrichment program.  I've had a blast subbing in her room and letting her take the reins (instead of me being main teacher and her the second person - we flip-flopped the roles).  This is an activity she did for Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young that we put together.  She led the creating of the activity while I tried to mainly just be support and helped her create it.  The kids enjoyed it and each literature extension connects them to reading.

~ We found an elephant coloring page that we printed 125% size for each child.  This is the background page put behind the page with flaps.  We used this one:

~ We made a template to cut out the little flaps to lift up each section as described in the book.  The center was cut out completely.

~ We used a mouse coloring page to creat little mice for the children to color/cut/glue on the appropriate flaps (7 little mice per child).  She liked this one.  We pasted into our word document, resized, and copied/pasted to make enough mice.

A picture of one of the children's finished product [still pending - I had to borrow someone's cellphone since mine doesn't send photos]:

What's Cookin'?

Another big pot of beans is simmering on the stove.  They soaked yesterday and last night. I changed the water before bed last night when I realized I was too tired to cook them... beans are so forgiving!  This time I put a bunch of Real Salt, granulated garlic, and dried onion in them while they cook.

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