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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Homeschool first grade: A Pair of Red Clogs!

Last week in first grade, we talked about the FIAR book, A Pair of Red Clogs. We looked at different aspects of the book: the country/ island of Japan and where it's located on a map, colored the flag of Japan; looked at Japanese culture shown in classic story illustrations, and Japanese writing; we also looked at human relationships, honesty, trust, and using good stewardship of what we own.

We discussed reminiscing literary technique, autobiographical story, and new vocabulary words. In art, we practiced colored pencil techniques, cross-hatching, using theme in illustrations, action and expression in illustration figures and traced figures in book. In science, we discussed weather, weather forecasting, four seasons, types of weather, what meteorologists do, discussed water cycle and did a cool water cycle hands-on experiment. It was a fun book and we loved reading it!

 Bethany using our moveable model for art, to go along with sketching and tracing figures in the story.

 Caleb reading the book to Bethany on Friday...
Our cool water cycle science experiment, where we made it rain. You can learn more about this science experiment here.
For Mallory's science, we talked about freezing and melting water. We froze a block of ice in a plastic container, then we dumped it out onto a pie plate. We put salt on it, let it set a little and then added food coloring. It was cool to watch it melt and see the colors fill in the cracks and crevices!

Have you ever read the book A Pair of Red Clogs (by Masako Matsuno) to your kids? It is a great book worth discovering!

Acts 17:28
‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’

Genesis 7:4
Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made.”

Genesis 7:12
And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.

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