Second Week of Kindergarten

Our story for the week was Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans and we used Five in a Row, along with other materials, for a 4-day school week. (The idea behind FIAR is that you read the same children’s book each day for your school week. The FIAR manual provides so many great activity suggestions which tie into the book of the week and cover Social Studies, Geography, Language Arts, Applied Math, Science, and Art. I’m supplementing the FIAR activities with other resources to make a full learning experience.)

We spent time learning about France and, of course, we had to make crepes!

I thought it would be fun to see a tiger like Madeline did so we wrapped up the week by going to Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia. We enjoyed seeing the animals and spending time with my sister-in-law, nephews, and mother-in-law.

In addition to the zoo, it ended up being a full week with a play date, soccer practice, riding bikes and playing at a park, our local children’s museum, the library, and a friend’s dinosaur-themed birthday party. (I’m thankful for a low-key holiday weekend!)

All together, we read seven books and covered Bible, math, reading, handwriting, vocabulary, language, science, social studies, physical and character development, life skills, art, and music.

At the beginning of each lesson in the Quiet Adventures courses, I’ve listed the supplies needed for that day. This makes it easy to see at a glance what to have on hand. I like to prepare our materials the night before by placing them in order in a basket. Before we begin Kindergarten for the morning, I place the basket where I can just grab the next thing and keep up the flow of school.

To learn more about our lesson plans, check out our Quiet Adventures library.