Friday, April 24, 2015

Five In A Row: Owl Moon

This week we enjoyed reading an old favorite of the kids and mine, Owl Moon.  This book is about a child and their dad who go owling in the woods at night looking for a Great Horned Owl.  It's a great story and one that all three of us enjoyed each time we sat down to read it.

Because several of our books talk about being brave this week, we went back to our character quality of Courageous for Bible/Character Qualities.  This is one I don't feel we can emphasize too much in our house, in particular.  For Math, we continued with Math-U-See Alpha and we also continued with Explode the Code Book 3 for Language Arts.  Handwriting was also covered by sheets from our Memoria Press Copybook 1 and extra sheets I found on Pinterest.

For Social Studies, we talked about respecting nature and exploring/enjoying it, but also taking care of it.  I don't think these concepts really sunk in very far, but at least it was something.  I want my kids to love this world and be good caretakers of it as well.

For Science, we talked about Owls and what makes them different from other birds.  My five year old boy LOVED hearing about how owls regurgitate the parts of their food that they can't digest into pellets and could not believe that I didn't order one for us to dissect (maybe another time son...).  We also talked about the moon a lot and reviewed our phases of the moon, adding in waxing and waning terminology.  My kids love hearing about the moon!!!

We had a crazy week, so we didn't get any art done, but we did have a really fun food project reviewing the phases of the moon with...Moon pies!!!  We have done this before with oreo cookies, but this was better for sure.  The kids and I loved it!!  I will totally do this again, just for fun :)

So that was our week with Owl Moon!

Resources and printable sheets I used for Owl Moon can be found at:
My Five In A Row Pinterest Board

Go Along books we used for Owl Moon (* indicate ones we especially liked):
*Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
*Good-night Owl by Pat Hutchins
*Owl Babies by Martin Waddell (LadyBear's personal favorite)
*Owls by Gail Gibbons
*So That's How the Moon Changes Shape by Allan Fowler
*Owls: Birds of the Night by Emily Sollinger
*Owls by Tom Jackson
*On the Moon by Anna Milbourne and Benji Davies
*What Is The Moon Like by Franklyn M. Branley
*The Moon Book by Gail Gibbons
*What the Sun Sees/What the Moon Sees by Nancy Tafuri
*Moon (Eyewitness Books) by Jacqueline Mitton
The Moon by Carmen Bredeson
I Want to be an Astronaut by Byron Barton

Our story disc in Northern New England, which is a popular area on our map!

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