Meet My Pioneer Family

I love the idea Melisa Nielsen,from A Little Garden Flower, had about using a farming family and weaving stories from their adventures throughout third grade. So expanding from her idea we are transforming ourselves into a pioneer family to help wrap up our third grade year. This week our adventures take us into the kitchen as Ma (Me) teaches Miss Sky(not Laura) all about dry and liquid measurements.

To start things off this morning I made waffles and bacon for breakfast and lunch would consist of leftovers so after clean up I called The Little’s to circle. This weeks circle will be:

We’ll All Join In A Circle

Prayer

Good Morning Dear Earth

I Can Turn Myself

I Wake Myself

Chip Chop

Lovely Things (lazy 8’s eye tracking)

The Leprechaun’s Are Marching

I Love You A Bushel and a Peck http://www.nurseryrhymes4u.com/NURSERY_RHYMES/Page_901.html

Little Brown Bulbs

The Bear Went Over The Mountain

Ten Fingers fingerplay

Peter Piper Picked A Peck Of Pickled Peppers http://www.nurseryrhymes4u.com/NURSERY_RHYMES/Page_151.html

We are on lesson 14 with our penny whistles and tossed the beanbag back and forth calling out the answers to the 4 times table first forwards then backwards.

I started main lesson with 10 math problems written on the board for Miss Sky to solve using carrying and borrowing. Today we talked about our farm-house (or our dream house) , what animals we needed to have and Miss Sky drew a picture in her MLB . http://www.flickr.com/photos/24734949@N04/4436297205/ I like this website to help me get a feel of the time. http://library.thinkquest.org/6400/default.htm Next week we should be “finally”diving into the rest of the Little House series starting with Farmer Boy. (personal note) I wanted Miss Sky to have a good understanding of the Native American culture before finishing up this series. Then I gave Miss Sky this weeks spelling words.

gallon

bushel

quart

pint

teaspoon

Tablespoon

peck

liquid

fluid

ounce

half

whole

fourth

third

kitchen

We broke each word down finding any hidden words, like g all on. Then we marched them out and Miss Sky wrote them twice each in her MLB. Miss Sky has been practicing her lower case letters in cursive and today she worked on the letter q. We finished up the day with Miss Sky reading the first two chapters in the Third-Grade Detectives #4 by George E. Stanley and I read chapters 7 & 8 in Om-kas-toe.

Happy Monday

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