Carry out your daily tasks or jobs to do and whatever prayers necessary.
Do the Childrobotics for today. Grandma hopes the video's were helpful yesterday or let me know if you need any others or something specific to do your dance routines with. Once you have a song or song picked out then take a few steps or movements at a time to learn then start a few more and keep adding a few more till you have learned the whole routine. Then you can preform it. Keep this pattern up till you the year is up. Incorporate songs that go with your lessons, the seasons, and other happenings throughout the year. Grandma will try to add things from the book into your daily lesson. One last note today as you will be teaching certain elements and the children are given the chance to do what they call a Good-bye dance in which they can preform the element of the day to you. You may use this as part of our Home Education Program.or not but the children may like it.
Go to your calendars and chart what is going on in the weather for today. Then let the children do their little pretend broadcasts if they wish. Maybe the little ones play house and pretend they are talking about the weather ect. They could have a little school set up or a pretend work and they are parents.
These are good enhancers. Evaning Starr, Grandma's granddaughter liked to pretend they were all wolves and pretended little stories together, as long as they understand that you are the head director and lead the way to the learning. Grandma feels this will enhance the learning in our Home Education Program. If it does not, please let Grandma know so she can remove this part.
Today from Book 1 Johnny Appleseed(realname: John Chapman), American pioneer, farmer, and folk hero was born this day of September 26 in 1774. Then in 1898 George Gershwin, American composer noted for such works as Rhapsody in Blue and Porgy and Bess, the most popular opera ever written by an American ( this will go along with our acting stories with the children-be sure and talk to them about opera's and what they are especially what this composer meant to them). Last is SHAMU, the first killer whale born in captivity September 26, 1985. An activity in Book 1 presents that killer whales can reach 31 feet in length and weigh 11,000 pounds. They are the whales that are black and white in coloration and you can usually see them off the shores of Northern California, Oregon, and Washington. They prey on seals, walrus, dolphins, fish, and squid, With their conical teeth they can grasp and tear the food. It says they hunt in packs-called pods. Book 1 ask the children to list collective nouns-such as a pride of lions, a gang of elk, a litter of pups, a gaggle of geese-for other animals. Herd of sheep or cattle, pack of wolves or lions, ect.
The events that happened in 1700's on September 26 include:1580 Sir Francis Drake returned from his round-the-world voyage, the second such trip in history; In 1772 The New Jersey Colony made it illegal to practice medicine without a license.. Then in 1789 Thomas Jefferson was appointed the First Secretary of State.and John Jay was appointed the First Chief Justice of the United States.
Because Book 1 pointed out that September was Emergency Care Month, IGrandma decided today would be a good day to teach the children about some more safety rules we carry out to prevent us from having to go to emergency. We have already been through fire safety in our homes or what to do if we are faced with an emergency. It might be nice to send a thank-you card to Emergency Care units in your town and let them know how much you appreciate that they are there. As part of this talk to the Children about other safety things that you may do in case of emergencies or to prevent emergencies: as knowing what to do incase of a fire, shooting, hurricane, flood, tornadoe, high winds, ect. In addition it might be important that someone knows CPR and can preform it and have first aide training. It might be a good idea to have an emergency kit in the house and in the car, on the boat if you have one. Then talk about certain safeties we carry out if we are outside or camping, or boating, swimming. These things just might come in handy someday. Maybe make a poster about them. We had little puppet safety Bees with hats showing a badge and hats to make with badges on them or pretend badges. Little jackets or shirts could be put in the pretend clothes for children's play as uniforms..
History, Social Studies, Math, Language, Writing, Reading, Science
Book 855 called September Monthly Activities Mary Ellen Sterling and Susan Schumann Nowlin, 1989, Teacher Created Materials, Inc.It is one of a yearly series that Grandma likes. Therefore some things may be similiar. It has things in it that Grandma thought we could use. Be sure to have treats, little toys, awards things like that when they win in games or do well at something. It talks of keeping records of things like what has been done, what you want to do, and their work to do and homework, tasks and chores. They had a thing on Racheals show today where a card had the tasks on it pinned on it with clothes pins and when they got them done they moved them to the other side. One thing they had was a list of words for September. We may alrady have some our list and there may be some you do not want or do want. Here they are: September; school; books; lessons; students; desks and/or tables; chalkboard; math; reading; spelling; leaves; autumn; fall; homework; schoolhouse; citizen; native; foreign; rights; duties; voting; laws; obey; Truman; Constitution; naturalized; apples; bus; pencils; teacher; Labor Day; workers; job; career; grandparents and elderly. Word activities they mention are:
1. Draw pictures of all the compound words.
2. Replace vowels of words with a leaf or an apple, book, ect.
3. Find words in newspapers or magazines, or setences including them; underline them if you can.
4. make rainbow words
5. Write words that are plural.
6. Write words with seeds, white glue and tagboard or black paper, Use pin boards, chalkboards, crayons, beads, ect.
Use chalkboards, pictures, ect. anything you can to explain words Here are some starters for writing that may be helpful:
This summer, I had the best time...
Fall is a pretty season because...
One thing I can do to get good grades is...
If I were an apple....
Some things I do well are;;;
Sometimes I do not...
Book 855 says to use unusual, creative titles to get your students writing. Brainstorm words, ideas and phrses that might be used in a story with that title. Write all ideas on the chalkboard or a flow chart for students to choose ideas. Students can be grouped to work together on a story. Have them illustrate or draw murals of their stories.
More examples are:
The Fall when all the Leaves Turned Blue
Mr Squirrel and His Acorn Party
How to Become a U. S Citizen
Ways to Beat the Blahs
Annie Apple Meets Her First Worm
Reading, Writing, and Rock 'n' Roll
You can use a page of drawn books for words math problems with the answers at the bottom of the page on the backs of the books. You can scramble words and let the children unscrable them. You can take pictures of some words with pitures of other words and combine them and see what you come up with. There is a page with a big school house on it and a bell in the attic of it, there is sixteen squares on the walls of the school house. The first at the top of the wall (under the part that is a roof) is left blank, but the rest have a diagonal line through each on going the same way. Therefore each square becomes 2 triangles. The single square left is the start area. One person plays the top half of the diagonals called player A and Player B plays the bottom half. Math problems are put in each triangle section or questions. The first person to get all their answers right wins. Using hard cardboard or the front or back of a cereal box will work well and then after you picture is put on it cover it with plastic shelving paper; then you can reuse it with markers.
A game they give is to write on a little brown grocery bag things they would buy at the grocery store or a conveinence store and the person who thinks of the most wins.
Another popular game is putting some things in a bag and the children take turns guessing what may be it. Another game is hiding something another must hunt for it while the child that hid it tells them they are getting warm or are hot as they come closer to it and they tell them they are getting colder as they come away from it or vey cold when they are far away from it.
An outside game book 855 suggests is to play another version of It-in which someone is it and tags the others as they must sit out till everyone is tagged(they can do another version of freezing like a statue- which is freesse tag or statue) However, the book says that the person that is tagged should join the person that is it and they must move togethers to catch the others so each time someone is tagged they join the others hands and eventually there is a line of children and the only one who can tag anyone are the two free hands on the ends of the line.
One idea for poety pictures book 855 gives is to do them in a shape of someting like a bus, a fish, school house, bell, leaf, ect. Then add the details in. Another idea I thought of in what they gave is to make a poem together.
You can make autumn collages with leaves twigs ect gathered from outside. You can use poster board, cardboard, cereal boxes again, or paper plates. You can trim them with lace, yarn, string, ect.
I saw an idea for leaves in the September Family Fun magazine that came in the mail the other day and that is to make a leaf garland. It says to first dry the leaves. They said the best way to do it is to arrange them in a single layer between two paper towels and put a heavy object, such as a book, on top of them for three to seven days. It says, "When they're dry, tape a piece of clear Con-Tact paper sticky side up on a flat surface and have the child arrange the leaves as the like. Cover the design with another piece of clear con-tact paper, sticky side down smoothing out any bubbles with your hand. Cut out circles in a variety of sizes(we traced CDs and lids) Finally trim a length of fishing line, make a loop at one end for hanging, and tape the fishing line to the back of each circle.
You can make a poster of apple harvesting, hools or a school, school buses( Grandma likes to pretend we are on a school but on our way to learning) . Grandma has her tomatoes harvested this time of year. You could make it of a school with an apple tree, tomatoes, pumpkins, squash, ect.
I seen a thing in a magazine the other day when I was waiting somewhere for our car where they are taking paint sample cards and playing match the colors with them.
Now out of book 855 and the other series there is a sheet to copy of book reports and a Science Experiment Form. It give the name of the child. Title of the Experiment. On the side it says Question with a big-?.Then it gives from the middle to the other side "What do we want to find out?" with lined space for the answer. Next it has Hypothesis And the question "What do we think we will find out?" with lined space for the answer. The next section is a large spaced are with the numbers 1-4 in it. It has the Name for it of Procedure again on the side of the page. That section asks, "How will we find out? (List step by step)" again from the middle of the page on over. Each number listed has three lines to answer with. Next comes Results on the side and then the question, "Wat actually happened?" with a lined section in it to answer. The last section is the Conclusions written on the side with the Question"What did we learn?" again from the middle on over with lined space below it to write the answers.
Now for this coming up experiment you will not use the Science sheet but I am sure we will for some things.
Firts off parents Brainstorm with the children to see what you do know about apples. Ok then remember it has seeds inside and we usually cut apples from the stem to the bottom but for this experiment you will cut it from side to side instead of top to bottom. Some children and possibly yourself knows what you will see when you look at the middle. Then the younger children will count the seeds. Discuss what you found. Also as part of science you can plant apple seeds put they must grow with other fruit trees to grow. But the Book 855 want you to put some in the dark and some in the light and see which grows and how fast. Keep a record.
Next thing you could do is make pictures upon each of the apple expressions:
She's the apple of his eye.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
One rotten apple spoils the bunch.
One bad apple deserves another.
He has a very large Adam's apple.
John sure knows how to polish the apple!
Next the book 855 suggests reading Johnny Appleseed and ask what might have happend if the seeds had not sprouted? Then you are suppose to read Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney(New York:Viking, 1982I
It says to make a Venn diagram and that is two circles Taht overlap part way and that is shared between them. It wants you to take the characterisitics of the main characters and put them one of each book in on of the circles and the main charcters characteristics of the other book in the other circle. However, the characteristics that are the same of the two characteristics in the connecting area.and discuss them.
For the next activity make applesauce, apple pie, apple butter, and get some apple juice. In a Sense Matrix compare the these different ways of having apples of Looks, Feels, Smells, Tastes, Sounds. Therefore , You will have these characteristics written across the tope of your chart and the different ways of fixing apples Down the side.and fill in the answers of the two in the little boxes or area the two will share. The recipe for applesauce can be filled out from a space fill in parpagraph that is in a drawn clay pot. It goes like this:
Peel and slice_________________. Put into a large______________. Add just enough_________________to cover the apples. Cook on ________________________________to cover the apples. Cook on___________________ heat until the apples are soft enough to______________________. Mash with a ____________________masher.______________ to taste with honey or____________.__________. Add______________________and/or nutmeg, if desired. Serve___________________. Words used are in a drawn spoon. Sweeten, water potato, mash, pot apples, warm cinnamon, sugar, medium.
For this next excersize you can make a bunch of apple sticks for math. Make as many apples for every number you will need to carry out the operation with. these can be put on Tag board, cereal boxes, whatever will stiffen it. For each apple you will write write 1,2,3,4,5,6 along the circle edges with the number you will use the operation with in the middle. On the otherside glue another apple on it and put numbers 7,8,9.10,11,12. Do at least 12 of these. Then when it is all dry. Have the children take turns using the operations: +,-, x, division(my machine does not have that to type) to figure the answers with. In otherwords the one marked five in the middle, consecutively using each number around the edges with the X(multiplication) would be 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, then the otherside 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60. Do this for every number and every necesary operation.
Then there is an Open worksheet for math, questions, words,ect. with apples from top to bottom with a little room on the bottom for worms to match the apples. The next page is an apple dot to dot. The last activity I will give you out of book 855 that of decorating your apple or apples as characters. They show a cowboy. It says you can Peel the apple, slice slits in its for facial features, press cloves and seeds in ti to make the eyes and mouth. Soak it in lemon juice and set it in an airy place to dry for four to six weeks or instead of soaking it. Place the apples on a cookie sheet and place in 150 degree oven overnight. Then finish decorating it. and display it.
Book 855 said to make an Apple Sachet: "pierce the skin of an apple with whole cloves. Be sure to cover the entire apple. Make a hanger for the sachet by bending a thin wire and inserting each end into the top of the apple. Tie a ribbon bow onto the hanger for a decorative touch.
Don't forget to keep reading about animals and marking things about insects on cards, maybe with a picture of them. I will have more for you tomorrow about Natives, Mexico, and Canada. Good night.