Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Summer School Day 1 - Feet Feet Feet

Using a simple book titled "Circle Time Science" we are prepping for school to start the end of August.
So, in order to do so I am using a transitional schedule set up for us to get used to the idea of having a schedule again :)
Here was our lesson for today-

*Opening Talk
Chat about your feet. Are they big or small? Rough or smooth? Do all feet look the same?
Take photos of your feet. Do the photos look different? Can you guess your foot from your siblings? 
Trace all of your feet.

*Changing Feet-
Get adult sized shoes for the kids to try on. Ask questions about what they will do when their feet are big. Have them predict what size their feet might be when they get older.

Using "When I have big feet I will" to have the kids tell what they will do when their feet are bigger.

*Animal Feet-
Animals have different kinds of feet too!
We sang this oh so lovely song. It is annoying but the kids enjoy it! 

Be kind to your web-footed friends
For a duck may be somebody's mother,
Be kind to your friends in the swamp (
Alternate line: She lives on the edge of a swamp)
Where the weather is always damp.
You may think that this is the end,
Well it is!

Label a piece of paper on one side write web-footed and on the other write non-web footed. 
Color and cut out pictures to past to the appropriate side. 

* Action 
Take the kids on a nature walk to look for tracks. Get mud wet, and have the kids make imprints of their own  tracks using shoes, sticks or rocks to start a conversation about prints made in the dirt.

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