V is for: Violin and Vegetables
This week was a little tricky to plan.
Since I struggled to find what I needed for her, I made my very first printable pack to go along with our book Zin! Zin! Zin! a Violin by Lloyd Moss.
(I’m currently trying to decide if I want to start offering printables here. It would mean a few changes, so let me know if you are interested in them, and I’ll see if there is a need.)
**Revised: I just added the link (above) to the printables. Please try them out and let me know how you liked them!**
We got out our standards: Word Whammer, Confessions of a Homeschooler Handwriting Page and Play-doh page.
This is a new one, used last week that she really enjoyed, an Alphabet Dough Stamp with her COAH Letter Hunt Worksheet.
Here is our Purpllinker in a letter V.
She stamped a letter V. And then shared with me that she’d rather not stamp anymore.
“I’m kinda….bored with those….”
This is the printable pack that I made her to go along with Zin! Zin! Zin! a Violin. The book is a fantastic introduction to a Symphony.
The pack goes over: Musical Instrument Classification, Instrument Vocabulary, Musical Ensemble Words, and a few other activities like Violin Size Sort, and Number Clip Cards.
I worked really hard to make this introduction fun – and she LOVED it! We did the pack everyday and she is still talking about it a week later.
Violin Size Sort. This activity is pretty easy for her now.
Going over the vocabulary cards. There are 10 of them. She wanted to go through them in the same order as the book.
She sorted out instruments according to standard musical classification. The only one that isn’t included is percussion (which is not in the book). We did talk about it though, and I am thinking of a way to incorporate it in.
We talked about different musical ensembles: Solo, Duet, Trio, etc….
No pack is complete without clip cards! She is finally getting more comfortable with numbers 8-10.
Another great activity that we did was listen to the various instruments. This was fun for me to watch Elaina as she listened to each instrument and then tried to describe each sound. She said the flute was happy, while the cello seemed sad.
We read through the book, Nina's Waltz which she loved! She wished there was a CD to go along with it to hear what the waltz would have sounded like...
We got to bring our school work outside one day!
We laid out a big blanket under a tree in the backyard. So much fun!
We included a bunch of our vegetable and nutrition activities this week. Many of them were repeated from the Nutrition Unit that we did last winter. This is a Vegetable Letter Tile set from Making Learning Fun.
A yummy veggie snack, gobbled up quickly!
She worked through her Kumon Maze Book, and a color-by-letter book that she’s been working on.
V is for Vegetable Magnet Page from Making Learning Fun.
Smallest object page and letter hunt page…
This is a set of Letter V Vocabulary Cards from Homeschool Share.
Here are two different Vegetable File folder games that I made a few years back. One is sorting out veggies and fruits, the other is sorting out stems, leaves, roots, and seeds. The only one she doesn’t
like is the radish (that she finally got to taste thanks to Mr. Jason!)
She did lots of coloring and cut out a picture of a vulture.
Love those waves!
We are slowly working though My First Piano Adventures. She loves it, but gets frustrated that she can’t get it right on the first try….oh perfectionism….
We had out all of our instruments and made our own symphony! Both girls had fun
For a fun ABC review, we played Beginning Sounds Bingo.
Just For Fun
Our sweet cat Maycee had kittens on Mother’s Day. All the kids are so excited! Elaina has prayed nearly every day:
Dear Heavenly Lord, Thank you for my new kittens. Please change my mom and dad’s mind so they will let us keep all of them. Amen.
They are pretty sweet!