FIAR: Storm in the Night

Well, the end of my planned school year is upon us. To fill in the time between now and when we start Sonlight, I've decided to do some Five in a Row units, mainly inspired by the incredible creativity of Angela over at Kinderdays. As I looked long and hard to find ideas to to fit my girls' interests and learning level, I thought I might as well share it with all of you.

Day One:
  • Read Storm in the Night
  • What are the girls afraid of? Talk about, then memorize Psalm 27:1 and paste in lapbook.
  • Art: Leaf through the book together and point out the blue darkness contrasted with the white raindrops. Paint different shades of blue on watercolor paper. After it dries, use white chalk to make raindrops.
  • Science: Read Like a Hundred Drums & Thunder & Lightning
Day Two:
  • Read Storm in the Night again. This time, look at the expressions on everyone’s face. What does each expression signify?
  • Art: Read Walter Was Worried - Then draw our own expressions and put in lapbook.
  • Science: Read Flash, Crash Thunder & Roll.
    • Talk about what we should do during a thunderstorm, whether inside or out. Put our answers in minibook (on harddrive)
    • Using a fan, talk about the different levels of wind.
    • Make a weathervane to measure from which way the wind blows
    • Go fly a kite!
Day Three:
  • Read Storm in the Night. This time have the girls listen for words they don’t know the meaning of. Then we’ll write them in their book, along with a definition!
  • Read The Cloud Book by DePaola.
  • Make a Cloud art book:
  • Talk about the age difference between Thomas and his Grandfather. What is the age difference between the girls and various adults they know? Make a minibook, and use the abacus to record the results!
  • Cut out and add this aging pictures to lapbook
  • Play Weather Match Three


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