Wednesday, February 13, 2008

All Aboard for Mailing May!

Mailing May Week Two:
  • Monday- saliva, vocabulary matching
  • Tuesday- Daniel Boone (we've been reading a Childhood of Famous Americans book about him since last week)
  • Wednesday- life in the 1900s, Daniel Boone mini book, railroad song and book
  • Thursday- What things cost then and now, stamps and money
  • Friday- domestic vs wild animals, wrap up loose ends and notebooking
Illustrators can use facial expressions to show the character of a person in the book. R7 tried this out when she drew a picture of her brother and her after he took something from her.

We went out on a field trip for the day last Friday so the saliva lesson was on Monday this week. Why saliva? Well because people used to lick stamps, remember?

Vocabulary was written and matched on postcards and there are some Idaho facts and its location.

I-5 did the lessons as well. He is an expert on the trestle!

For the next two weeks we'll be rowing Mailing May. I'm hopeful for a field trip to the post office next week and for some fun studies about trains which the two littlest boys here will find fun.

  • Monday- Idaho, art- before we read look at the book cover and predict the story, review of Daniel Boone (read aloud a story about him), problem solving, and begin our look at trains.
  • Tuesday- alliteration and hyperbole, fictionalizing a true story
  • Wednesday- drawing people to show their character, more trains
  • Thursday- shapes/quilts/pattern block play
  • Friday- saliva
Today we colored the quilt to be just like May's and then the kids used the pattern blocks to try and make quilt shapes.

Book Basket List:

Mr. Putty and Tabby Take the Train by Cynthia Rylant
Hiawatha Passing by Jeff Hagan
The Fast Sooner Hand by Arna Bontemps/Jack Conroy
Eyewitness Train by DK Publishing
The Story of Trains by Jane Bingham
Terrific Trains by Tony Mitton
Usborne Railways and Trains by Caroline Young and Colin King
Train Song by Diane Siebert
Inside Freight Train by Donald Crews
A Better View for Gordon
Freight Train by Donald Crews
Usborne Discovery Trains
The Steam Train Jigsaw Book by Heather Amery
Thomas' ABC Book
Big Book of Trains DK Publishing
Trains by Gail Gibbons
Usborne Train Stories
I Love Trains by Philemon Burgess


Anonymous said...

WOO HOO! I can leave comments on your blog after all these months of silence.

Anyway, all that to say, I love looking at your FIAR Notebook!!!

:) Ami

Heather said...

Oh Ami I feel terrible! I usually post where some of those excellent notebooking materials come from and I left that out this time.

Thanks for your hard work over there and I'll make sure when I use stuff from HSS that I link it.

Where was my head this time?