Sunday, October 31, 2010

"Yellow Ball" by Molly Bang

"A young boy plays with a yellow beach ball at the seaside. Bored with the game, he eventually turns away and the ball drifts out to sea. Readers follow the adventures of the ball from one side of the ocean to the other, where it finds a home with another young boy. " ~ Ebay product description

The story is illustrated in pastels (chalk), so Aubrey duplicated the cover picture with her chalk.  She also did the lapbook lessons from Homeschool Share and writing and word search from First-School.

The Georgia Aquarium would have been a great place for our field trip so we could look at ocean life like what the yellow ball saw at sea, but we had to settle for a visit to our local pet store this time to look at small fish and wildlife  (plus some other fun animals, too).

It was feeding time for the snakes - - yuck!

Can't you just hear Addison squealing at the site of the puppy Dachshund?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

"Big Green Pocketbook" by Candice Ransom

"On her day in town with her mother, a little girl starts off with an empty big green pocketbook—just like her mother’s—and along the way collects pieces of her day to put inside, inventing stories for each treasure." ~ Amazon product description
Aubrey completed all of the great lapbook lessons from Homeschool Share,  letter writing from First-School, and on-line phonics program from Starfall.
Then it was time for our field trip.  Aubrey took her big, green pocketbook to downtown Monroe to many of the places that were in the book.
We had a yummy treat in the ice cream shop,

then went to the jewelry store where Aubrey got a key chain to put in her pocketbook.

We went to the bank where Aubrey received a lollipop for her pocketbook.
Lastly, we went to the drug store where we bought a box of crayons for Aubrey's green pocketbook and a some candy orange slices for Daddy - all the things that the little girl experienced in the book.

Go-along books:

Thursday, October 14, 2010

"My Blue Boat" by Chris L. Demarest

My Blue Boat begins as a toy sailboat in the bathtub and then it catches the wind, as well as a child's imagination, as it sails past the sleeping town, through the channel, into the busy harbor and across the wide ocean. It meets a fishing fleet, sails up and down the swells, dances with whales and dolphins and looks for stars before it drifts back towards the beacon and home. ~ BFIAR post @ Delightful Learning

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear? by Nancy White Carlstrom

"What does a little bear wear while he romps through a bright and sunny day? In the morning, his pants that dance, and the sun on his legs that run. At lunchtime, celery crunch and sprouts in a bunch, and juice from a pear and rice in his hair. And at night, his pjs with feet and face on the seat, and sleep in his eyes and stars in the skies, as he dreams of the fun he'll have tomorrow." ~ Amazon book description
For this book, Aubrey dressed her little "Jesse Bear" according to the given weather/event.
(above: cold)

(above: rain, very hot)
(above: church, bedtime)
 Aubrey did several activities from Homeschool Share such as this rhyming match game, and had Teddy Grahams for her snack.
The previous week, we took a field trip to see black bears at Bear Hollow to go along with our rows of Jesse Bear and of Blueberries for Sal (post of field trip found here).