Kabir wrote a poem on the Solar system and then both Kabir and Arjun created illustrations with the help of Mrs. Vicki Farmer. Here’s a little back-cover summary of the book.
Designed to introduce children to the solar system, this book attempts to teach facts about the planets around our sun, from Saturn’s Rings to Jupiter’s Great Red Spot. However, in this case the story goes a step further. What if… every planet wasn’t just a sphere of rock or gas? If they each had personalities, what would they be like? Here is one artist’s attempt to represent their unique personalities, each with his or her own distinctive qualities and behaviors, through The Children of the Sun. Follow this poem through our solar system, and read for yourself these special virtues of each of the children of the Sun. At the same time, readers can learn scientific facts about the solar system. We hope that you may enjoy this poem, written and illustrated by children.
We thoroughly enjoyed reading We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. After reading the story we ate berries and honey. Also, I made an edible bear for Arjun using crackers, olives, raisins and fruit loops. Kabir made his own edible bear including grass (olives), river (blue fruit loops), mud (brown mushed bread), forest (olives), snowstorm (almonds) and cave (meatballs).
In September, few of my friends came over with their kids for Flat Stanley party. My friend, Lauren read the book “Flat Stanley” to the kids. She was so amazing at reading that I wish I had recorded her. She had everyone’s complete attention! Then the kids colored and created their own Flat Stanley.
Then they decorated their own Flat Stanley cookie and ate it. It was really fun!
That evening, Kabir took his Flat Stanley to his favorite restaurant McAlister’s Deli to celebrate Stanley’s birthday.
My friend, Roan, has described our Flat Stanley party so well that I recommend reading her post. We can’t wait to meet again to hear about all the adventures of our individual Flat Stanley. Kabir’s Flat Stanley went to Austin, Texas from Tupelo, MS. Now, he has left Texas and is on his way to New Jersey. What an exciting and fun way of learning geography!
My son is being home schooled right now. He is three and a half years old and his curriculum includes the following.
Reading Books: I love Sonlight P3/P4 curriculum as we are reading quality books and also, we do some of the suggested optional activities for each book in the reading list. We read Nursery Rhymes once a week. We participate in a book club once a week.
Activity Books: I have him working on 5-6 types of activity books at a time. I let my son do a page from each in a day. I like Kumon and BrainQuest Activity books. I have following types of activity books that he has been working on: dot-to-dot, mazes, tracing, cutting, folding, coloring, thinking skills, sticker books, and so on. We do these 3 days a week.