My Father’s World Kindergarten
(B is for Butterfly)
So, I have been waiting to complete KJ’s butterfly unit so that I could post about it. We kind of jumped ahead to the Butterfly unit once we got our live butterfly garden. Hands down, that was the best part. I highly recommend that you get one if you have never done it! I think I was just as amused with it as the kids were! It was just amazing to see the transformation from caterpillars to beautiful butterflies. You can see pics of the kiddos enjoying the butterflies from our butterfly garden here and here.
We made the butterfly above by gluing tissue paper to a file folder and added sparkly Mod Podge. Once dry, we cut it out to a butterfly shape and added the popsicle stick, googly eyes, and pipe cleaner. KJ LOVED the sparkles!
This butterfly was made from two coffee filters and food coloring. We folded the filter in half (to get the symmetrical effect) and added drops of food coloring and watched the color spread. Then we repeated it for the second filter. Once dry we opened them up and attached a pipe cleaner.
I also compiled KJ’s work into a lapbook. I had to add a middle insert to the lapbook so that all her work could fit inside. The links for the printables are below.
Cover page from Homeschool Share
We began her math unit on capacity. I will try to post pics next week.
Spell to Write and Read (SWR)
She took a phonogram test on the first 31 sounds and did great!!! She got them all correct…even the cursive…except for putting a dot on her cursive j. I also made a phonogram book for her that has all 70 phonograms in it.
I am utterly amazed at how well KJ has picked up on cursive! She LOVES writing in cursive. In fact, that is all she uses now!!! We continue to learn the capital letters as needed.
Well, those were the highlights for this week!!! Hopefully I will have even more to share next week as we go back to Z for zebra.
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