Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Giraffe That Walked To Paris

Three weeks ago, we rowed "The Giraffe That Walked To Paris". I'm scrambling to post what we did for the past few weeks!

This book gave us the opportunity to learn so many new vocabulary words including "Pasha" (Egypt's high military official. This is also based on true events, which made things even more interesting for the kids. I printed out a few templates from Homeschool Share and we constructed the mini book together. In addition to reading the book, they completed these small assignments throughout the week. Here's what we came up with:

The kids wrote some vocabulary words from the book and wrote the definitions. They also practiced their writing and did some copywork from a sentence in the book:

I drew the cover

The kids wanted to draw their own giraffes and my daughter wanted to write a story under hers. My son also wrote a small sentence to practice his penmanship.

Our geography lesson was on Egypt, Mediterranean Sea, and France (Marseilles and Paris)

The kids each colored the flag of their choice

My daughter made a hand print giraffe and we all learned some interesting facts about giraffes. I wanted to take them to the zoo to see the giraffes, but the week got crazy!

I used a yard stick and applied tape to the end and measured out 11 feet. We read somewhere that a small giraffe is about 11 feet tall. I used blue tape to show how tall it would be in the house!

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