This week I am giving myself more work to do by doing daily themes; today's learning was with Christmas Trees!
T put together Christmas Tree sight word puzzles:
After completing all the puzzles, Thomas chugged through the Sight Word forest : )
I made a Christmas Tree #6 Math Fact Sheet-- I put a star on each tree with the number six on it and at the bottom of the tree, I wrote part of the addition fact. T was to add stickers to the tree (to equal six) and find the missing number. He enjoyed this activity!
After reading, "The Christmas Tree Ship," which is based on a true story of a fisherman sailing down Lake Michigan from Manistique, Michigan to Chicago to deliver Christmas trees, we found Lake Michigan and traced the route on a map.
Sidenote: in 1912, the ship was lost at sea during a storm, but the captain's widow and daughters carried on the tradition for twenty-two more years! While trying to find a map of the Great Lakes, to my liking, I stumbled upon a website for The Christmas Tree Ship and next year, 2012 will be the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the Rouse Simmons.here....
For a craft go-along for "Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree," we made a Paper Stacking Tree using paper plates:
After the paint dried, I hot glued the pieces together.. T thought the stackable tree was pretty cool!
And after a full morning, T is no longer still in his pj's (though, I still am! Lol.) And he is taking a much needed nap! My plan for tomorrow is a Reindeer Theme! Stay tuned!
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