Here's Life at Sea Week II as promised! I've felt so on top of things in my preparation for this week. I'm super excited. As the trays were introduced this week, I was even more excited. The kiddos loved them. This week's activities are very near and dear to my heart as many of them are inspired by my past. My family owned and operated a marina from the time I was born until I was married. I had my own boat and boater's license at age 11 and spent every summer working in the beautiful 1000 Islands side by side with my grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, brother etc. The water is in my blood for sure.
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Dinomite has come SO FAR with his reading skills. It's amazing. Most important, he feels so confident and willing to try reading anything. His frustration level is so low with it, which is amazing! I love it when I feel like I've gone about teaching things in the right manor. Thank you Montessori Method inspiration once again!
I would love to just show off our new activities on our shelves, but for record purposes, I'm logging in ALL activities we do each week. Please forgive the repeats, but hey, if you're just joining us, you may have not seen them. Here goes!
Letter Writing Practice
Source: These cards are part of printable alphabet cards at Homeschool Creations.
Phonogram Sorting: Long I
Source: I created these cards. For your free copy, along with copies of all of the other long vowel cards, click HERE.
Phonogram Writing: Long I
Source: I created these cards. For this free card and all other free long vowel writing cards, click HERE.
Nautical Nomenclature Cards
Counting Odd & Even Numbers
Match the Time
Source: This printable is part of a fabulous pack at 3 Dinosaurs and Royal Baloo. The two authors have created a multi-level pack for tots through 1st grade. It's fabulous, I must say!
Numbers to 9,999
Source: These free cards can be found at Montessori Print Shop.
Man Overboard Rescue Sequence
New York Boating Safety Course Guide Book. The course has changed so much since I took it at age 11.
Preventing Boating Accidents
Source: The print outs for this activity are part of the New York Boating Safety Course Guide Book.
Reading A Nautical Chart
Information & Regulatory Markers
Source: I found the printable for this activity in the New York Boating Safety Course Guide Book.
Source: The idea for this activity came from Natural Beach Living. For the free cards click HERE. I did not create them.
Painting Cloud Formations
Source: I created these cards, for your free copy, click HERE.
I can't think of any activity Bulldozer has liked better in all the time I have homeschooled, compared to how much he loves this activity. I couldn't resist putting it out as a review.
Creating a Masterpiece like Michelangelo
Source: I thought up this activity, but that doesn't mean that it's original. Lol.
Each day we start learning time out with singing songs. I try to introduce one song a week. This week there are two.
Besides the songs, the kiddos continue to work on their piece for the month. I must say all of them are doing fabulous. I think the piece last month was just too hard. One piece a month seems to work out perfectly.
Creatures of the Sea Lacing Cards
Next week we'll be finishing up our Life At Sea Unit focusing on pirates! I can't wait! The kiddos have been doing so well! What a great way to end the quarter for us!