Wednesday, October 14

Learning Basket: Owls...

Fr John's Namesday Balloon


Owls
Tomie's Little Book of Love (The Owl and the Pussycat)
Eeyore Loses a Tail (Owl makes an appearance)
Pigs Say Oink (The owl in the tree says who-o, who-o, who-o!)
Katy No Pocket (Wise Owl suggests that Katy get a pocket in the City)
The Kissing Hand (Owls are nocturnal animals just like Raccoons and are pictured on several pages)
A Pocket Full of Kisses (The sequel to The Kissing Hand)
Flower Fairies of the Autumn (only one or two poems)
High Five October 2009
A Child's Calendar (only October pages)


Activities
Visiting our local zoo to try to spot the owls they have there
Coloring a picture of an owl and then adding feathers to the picture


Sonlight Preschool 3/4 Books
Titch (20th Century Children's Book Treasury)
Good Night Gorilla (20th Century Children's Book Treasury)
Ten, Nine, Eight (20th Century Children's Book Treasury)

Masterpieces

We've finished six weeks of school, so it is time to rotate artists, composers, and poets. We switched everything except for our Poetry Study. We are going to finish up A Child's Garden of Verse during these next six weeks and then either read a different poet or try an anthology of poems. Any favorites?

4 comments:

mary@evlogia said...

If you're planning on sticking with Sonlight you may want to hold off on this one, but in our Sonlight Core K there is a great poetry anthology called "The Llama Who Had No Pajama." My 5-year old daughter and I are reading it this fall and love it.

A.A. Milne's poems are lovely as well. Another great homeschooling resource is Laura Berquist's "The Harp and Laurel Wreath." If you plan on doing poetry memorization this book is great. It's a large anthology divided by level. (Starts at Stevenson and goes through high school/adult.)

Emma said...

Thanks, Mary!

I really like Sonlight so far, so I may wait on "The Llama Who Had No Pajama"... Though I'm sure we could read it no and re-read it later:)

My father gave me the copies of A.A. Milne that he read to me when I was a little one, so now may be the time to pull those out to read to the children. Lots of memories there!

I checked on Google and was able to look through most of "The Harp and Laurel Wreath" b/c it is available online. What a great resource! It is definitly going on my Amazon wishlist!!

Thanks again for all of the great suggestions!!

Anne@Rosydreamer said...

Oh my goodness, you really should check out Goodnight Owl by Pat Hutchins And Owl Babies by Martin Waddell. LOVE them!

I also really enjoyed making this owl art project with my students

Anne@Rosydreamer said...

By the way, your owls turned out really cute! (Can you tell I love owls?)

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