Friday, September 21, 2012

Nursery Rhyme Day: A Unit Study

Thursday was Nursery Rhyme Day at our house, inspired by Porridge Play Doe over at Fairy Dust Teaching. We ate porridge (Mal to Meal) for breakfast and read nursery rhymes all day. Not just the classics but spin offs from the classics like "Three Havalinas." This is a great way to teach basic literature skills.

We fed Porridge Play Doe to the Three Bears...

porridge playdoe


With Teething Biscuits for Baby Bear...

three bears


We made our own Storybook Village inspired by Charlottesfancy...

storybook village
And we finished up the day by writing our own nursery Rhymes...


nursery rhyme project


My son, who just started first grade and rarely produces anything on paper, shocked us with this list of perfectly spelled rhyming words...


poems
It was a fun change of pace and a good review.

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How I became Considering frugal

Fueled by the growing list of pollution related allergies my family suffered from each day and inspired by my 97 year old grandmother who could recycle ANYTHING before recycling was cool, back in 2011, I decided (in the spirit of the Julie/Julia Project...) to embark on a journey to see just how much one family could do to change our planet. I did not consult any other parties before I launched this idea. Thankfully my husband, daughter and son are usually my biggest supporters. Here is the catch; as I am normally very thrifty (you can note from early blog posts), I was looking for ways that I could reduce our carbon footprint and make socially responsible purchases without increasing our spending. Mmmmmm. I did succeed in changing our habits a bit and finding ways to reduce our footprint. There were lots of fun epic fails alone the way too! But the biggest change we have made over the course of the last six years, was to move from the mega city of Phoenix to Wyoming where we are about to take an even bigger step and move out on a dirt road in the country where we can expand our hobby bees and more! You can read my full bio on my About Me page.

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"...for your Father knows what you need before you ask." Matthew 6:8

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