Mini Beaver Unit
I used to be burnt out homeschooling by Spring time. In fact I think it's a common phenomenon among homeschooling moms ! This year I am so much more relaxed and I think it's because I am using this time to really engage the children in units that are fun for them - and educational !
This week we did a mini beaver unit. There wasn't much that I could find for ideas online so we focused on one easy reader that we read every day and added our activities around that.
One thing we did was start a giant book of our own with what we knew about beavers. We added information throughout the week and the boys all illustrated the pages.
|questions, answers & pictures|
Because it was an easy reader , with lots of repetition and easy words I also spent time beginning to teach my 4 year old sight words. Or "popcorn" words as they are sometimes referred to. We started a "Popcorn word bucket" that we are going to continue adding to as we learn more sight words.
|Sight word recognition|
To illustrate how beavers look and their characteristics I put together a make shift costume for the kids to experience. This easily transitioned to dramatic play for the younger ones once our sit down lesson was through.
|Beaver dress up|