Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Littles Learning Link Up: October 6, 2015 A Quick Update (L:Leaf and Jamestown)

 Each month you will find:
  • A seasonal round-up (toward the beginning of the month)
  • A guest post featuring crafts, activities, tips, snack ideas or other early childhood topics. (toward the end of the month)
  • Posts where I share what I have been up to with my preschoolers and/or early elementary children.
Each week, I will host a link up, where you can share either what you have been up to recently, or old posts that may go with the theme.  Feel free to link up more than one post.

Each week I will continue to feature a couple of posts from those that have been linked up. 

I hope you will continue to share your wonderful posts, and I hope you will find something new to try with your child.

It would be great for everyone to stop by and visit the other linked-up posts as well. Check them out, leave some comments, pin those that interest you. Let's make this a real party and socialize with each other.

What have we been up to?

We had moved on in both our Kindergarten and Adventures lessons.

Hannah and Harold were learning about leaves and plants in our L:Leaf unit. The older girls were focusing on the Jamestown colony and Captain John Smith.

MFW Kindergarten- L:Leaf

We read quite a few books about leaves and observed what happens to a leaf that is cut off from the plant, to illustrate our Words to Remember: I live and grow in Jesus. Of course, we headed outside to find leaves and some other fun nature items for our Leaf Man and Leaf Rubbings. I was sent a brand new book from the author Monica Wellington that fit perfectly with our unit. I will be sharing my review of this book, My Leaf Book, shortly, along with a giveaway. Here is a quick glance at what we were up to. 

MFW Adventures: Jamestown

As usual, the younger children participate a bit in our Adventures lessons. When I read the books, I read them during our story time, after Bible and before calendar. So, I had been reading a book or two about leaves, plus a book about Jamestown. Our main project (which has yet to be finished) is our Jamestown "model." We went out to the park to gather sticks, which we glued onto a triangular cardboard frame. There are two reasons we aren't finished. First of all, we didn't gather near enough sticks. Secondly, my hot glue gun is very old, and it was hurting my finger when I was trying to get out enough glue. So, it will be built in phases. Here is what we have so far. One side down, 2 to go.

We also learned about air pressure. It was surprisingly harder than you would think to flip a piece of newspaper off of the table with a ruler, because of the air pressure holding it down.

Now onto:
Littles Learning Link Up Features

On my last Littles Learning Link Up post, there were 19 wonderful posts linked up. I will be picking one randomly selected post to share, plus the top clicked-on post.  

Please remember, for this to be a successful linky party, we really need to be visiting some of the other posts that are linked up. See what catches your eye, stop by, pin the post to a relevant board, and perhaps leave a comment to let the author of the blog know you have been by for a visit. I know I appreciate others commenting and letting me know they have read my posts, so I am sure others do too.

This week's Randomly Selected Post is: 

Trillium Montessori shared Learning About Fire Safety

And here is this week's most clicked on post:

Join the Party!

I would love to have you join in this week! What sort of activities do you do with your young children? Do you have some favorite activities you would like to share? I invite you to link up below. I will be pinning posts on my Toddler Ideas or other relevant board, and I would love to feature some of the activities each week from what is linked up.

Please know I may share a picture from your post and link back to it, along with sharing how we used your idea in our school time. By linking up you are giving me permission to use a picture from your post. I will ALWAYS give credit and link back. Additionally, if you choose to try out any of the ideas with your child, please make sure you give credit where credit is due.

Linky will be open through Sunday night, to give me time to check out all the posts and get the Features organized. Please take the time to visit some of the other wonderful posts linked up.


1 comment:

  1. Fall is such a fun time to learn! Looks like it was a great week. Thanks for hosting :)


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