Monday, August 20, 2012

Berenstain Bears Unit 1, week 4

A trip to Disneyland and California Adventure this weekend put me a day behind in getting my lesson plans posted, but we had a fabulous time!  LOL

But, back to the regular .... and our lesson plans.  This week we are finishing off the calendar with "fall" season learning.

  • Holiday overview of Harvest, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas
  • Holiday worksheets from Evan-Moor 
  • Fall Harvest learning center packet from
  • Leaf mobile from
  • ABC fall themed packet of worksheets from Evan-Moor Teacher Filebox
  • Apple tree life cycle book
  •  Nature journal outside to see our apple tree in blossom with some small apples.  
She is also continuing her Learning Language Arts Through Literature Blue package to learn to read, and doing well.  We go at a slow pace.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Eden at "school"

IMG_1364, originally uploaded by WeeBeaks.

Eden has her own little desk in the school area. This morning she came down her "nigh nighs" (blankets), carefully tucked them in her desk below her seat for safekeeping and then set to work coloring. LOL

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Berenstain Bears Section I, Week 3

Onto week 3 on Lily's kindergarten unit built around The Berenstain Bears Big Book of Science and Nature.  This week we are moving on to themes of "summer," plants, gardening, 4th of July and weather of how to read a thermometer and thunder/lightning.


  • Read Berenstain Bears Big Book of Science and Nature pages 40-53. 
  • Summer printables from Evan-Moor Teacher Filebox
  • Craft:  Sun Catchers shaped like flip flops from Oriental Trading (all the kids will do this one)
  • Draw Write Now Book 1:  Draw Pig picture.
  • DK Eye Wonder Weather book pages 26-27
  • Finish Lightning:  It's Electrifying from Thursday with Noah
  • Berenstain Bears book on how to read a thermometer
  • Printable on reading thermometers from here

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Berenstain Bears Section I, Week 2

ARRRGGHHH, it deleted my almost complete post.  So ... here I go again ....

So, last week went quite well with Lily, and she enjoyed the first week of Berenstain Bears, where we looked at winter months and holidays, plus winter weather. We are moving on to the next week! Here are my lesson plans in detail for Section I, Week 2, for my Kindergartner:

  • Read "spring" section, pages 22-39, in Berenstain Bears Big Book of Science and Nature
  • Craft:  Spring flower coloring using our Do-a-Dot set
  • Craft:  Spring garden friends coloring sheet from using our new fine line marker set
  • Cut/paste picture from Kumon workbook, spring theme 
  • Read April-June pages in The Year at Maple Hill Farm 
  • Trace and copy month names for April, May and June carried over from the worksheet linked in week 1 plans.
  • Read Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni
  • Begin drawing lessons for her using colored pencils and/or crayons with Draw Write Now 1 book (farm animals), using her new My First Draw & Write Journal from Lakeshore Learning (love those!)
  • Choose a couple kite coloring pages/crafts from this page with LOTS of kites theme printables and activities.
  • Kites dot to dot for "math" from Teacher Filebox (Evan Moor subscription service - highly recommend if you are homeschooling little people in the K-6 grade range, especially if you have more than one child)
Thursday (light day due to parkday!):