Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening written by Robert Frost (Illustrated by Susan Jeffers)
Other Robert Frost Poems
Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit by Il Sung Na
Coloring a Woods Setting
We talked about the woods and the type of animals we could find there. We filled out the homeschool share lapbook piece for all the Animals in the Story.
We flipped through our book and talked about all the different animals the illustrator included. I then had Lexie color a woodsy scene.
I printed off the animal track matching cards (which I cannot find from where) for Alexa to do, she struggled with this, so we mostly did it together.
It was a fun little exercise for us.
Painting a Snow Picture
I had Lexa use white paint to make snow pictures, but inevitably if you give this girl a piece of paper, paint and time, she literally paints the ENTIRE page :) So, she painted a blizzard, it’s still fun! T is for Trees
We focused on the letter T this week, she did Confessions of a Homeschooler’s T do-a-dot page
Alexa is always asking for “more, more, more” so she’s always doing more than what I am able to post on. This week she rediscovered her color paintbrush matching folder game.
This was really the kids and I first in-depth look at a poem. We’ve read a few poems here and there, but never spend much time on them. I used this week to have the kids read and write some of their own poetry.
From Let’s Explore, I got the idea to have the kids write their on “five sense poem”.
Treyton wrote “Baseball”
I see bases
I feel a bat
I taste a win
I hear people shouting
I smell grass
Alexa wrote “Carnival”
I see a blue game
I feel candy in my hands
I taste a chocolate brownie
I hear boys and girls laughing
I smell a tasty sandwich
Later I also had them complete the “Animal Poem” which I found over at Delightful Learning, though she found it from somewhere else. I felt like these were great activities, particularly for Treyton, who went into the week saying “I hate poems” and at the end of the week, had written two poems himself and admittedly stated “I guess they’re not that bad.”
We talked about poems and that sometimes poems rhyme. We put together a rhyming tree. Each of the kids had a different tree.
Alexa and I worked together. I obviously had to read the words to her, and then she would say whether or not they rhymed or not. Treyton completed his mostly on his own.
Links & Resources
Animal Poetry @ Early Bird Homeschool
Lapbook @ Homeschool Share
Rowing Week of Stopping by the Woods @ Delightful Learning