Friday, August 29, 2014

Five In A Row: Madeline

We read Madeline this week, which is about a little girl who lives in an old house in Paris with eleven other girls and one night she has to be rushed to the hospital to have her appendix removed.

Our calendar board and bookshelf this week...

This week was a super fun week, partially because I knew this book really well and partially because there's just a lot that can be done with it.  That and we had a very special field trip.  I was super excited for this week and had a lot of fun with both kids going through this unit.

Taking a "tour" through France of famous French landmarks...

We started off learning about France and French culture, then the Eiffel tower, then the human body, then language and food.  So fun!  We also had a special treat in that Grams joined us for school this week!  I was extra appreciative as she had taken French in school at one point and actually knew how to pronounce the words :)  (Mommy FOR SURE appreciated this!)

Coloring Eiffel Tower pictures with Grams...

All done!

Aside from having Grams join us, some other highlights of this week were…

We made yellow hats out of paper plates/bowls that looked like the ones the girls wore in the story:

Painting our hats yellow!

Read a book of first french words:
Learning French words with Grams!

A day of experimenting with French-style food including croissants with Nutella, vegetable soups with french bread and French Toast with eggs and bacon for dinner!

LadyBear loves Nutella...go figure :)

French lunch!

We learned about some of the different organs in our bodies and what they do...

Lungs, heart, liver, stomach, large and small intestines...

Working on a body book...

Our wearable human body complete with lungs that inflate/deflate and an esophagus with see-thru stomach!

But the biggest highlight by far this week was an ambulance tour with LittleBear's former Sunday School teacher and very generous friend Mr. J. :
Lots of ambulances!!!

Checking Daddy's vital signs!

LadyBear really liked the buckles...

LittleBear helping Mr. J. pull the stretcher out...

Turning the lights on!

Talking on the radio!

Asking questions...

That was a super fun field trip that we are most thankful we got to experience together!  We had a very thorough tour of every cabinet and storage space and learned a ton!  LittleBear is STILL talking about it, as you can imagine :)  Thank you so much, Mr. J.!!!!

We are thankful for a super fun week this week!

LittleBear's best coloring job ever!

Resources and printables I used for Madeline can be found at:
My Five In A Row Pinterest Board
The Eiffel Tower, Paris, France on Youtube
The Magic School Bus Explores the Human Body episode from the library

Go Along Books we used for Madeline (* indicate the ones we especially liked for this unit):
* Madeline Says Merci: The Always-Be-Polite Book by John Bemelmans Marciano
* Linnea in Monet's Garden by Christina Bjork and Lena Anderson
* My First French Book by Kingfisher Publishing

* Inside Your Outside: All About the Human Body by Tish Rabe (Cat in the Hat Learning Library)
* The Usborne First Book of France by Louisa Somerville
* France in Pictures by Alison Behnke
* Ambulance by Christ Oxlade
* Children Just Like Me by Barnabas and Anabel Kindersley
*Another Trip Around the World by Leland Graham and Tracy Brandon
The Eiffel Tower by Christopher Ryan
France: Enchantment of the World by Liz Sonneborn
France: Enchanment of the World by Don Nardo
A Child's Introduction to the World: Geography, Cultures and People by Heather Alexander
A First Atlas by Two-Can

Our story disk at home on our map...

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