Sunday, May 8, 2011

"Katy No-Pocket" by Emmy Payne

"Katy's distress at being a kangaroo with no pouch is quickly remedied by a kindly construction worker." ~ Amazon product description
Aubrey wore her kangaroo costume (with pouch and Joey) on the morning that we read our story.
She practiced her cutting skills and then matched the Animal Homes  cards from Kidzclub.

Aubrey matched Mommy and Baby puzzle cards,
and completed her phonics program and computer game for the letter "K" on Starfall.
Kite begins with "K" so we went outside on this beautiful day to fly a kite.
In the story, Katy the Kangaroo borrowed an apron with pockets from a handyman so she could have a place to keep her Joey.  Aubrey had her first lesson on the sewing machine to make pockets on an apron.

Now the little Joey and the other animals in the story can stay in Katy's (a.k.a. Aubrey's) apron pockets.

We learned that kangaroos can jump up to 30 feet in one hop so we took this opportunity to have the first lesson on measurements.  Aubrey learned how to measure small things in inches from using Inch Cubes from Learning Resources and measurement worksheets from Kids Learning Station. 

The Time-Tracker box is 10 1/2 cubes (inches) high.
Then the girls went outside to see if they could jump as far as a kangaroo.  We marked a starting point and then made another mark 30 feet away to represent how far a kangaroo can jump.  Aubrey took the first jump, measured it in inches, and marked it.
Addison couldn't wait for her chance to jump, too.
Here are our lapbook activities, worksheets, and writing exercises from Homeschool Share, First-School, and Kids Learning Station.

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