Sunday, February 28, 2010

X is for King Xerxes

Reading:  Read chapters 1 and 2 from the book of Esther. 

X is for x-rays.  Ok, we had a close call yesterday.  Shayla had a sledding accident and complained about her hip bone hurting.  We thought we would have to take her to the hospital for a real x-ray experience.  This is not the hands-on learning experience that I'm up for.  LOL!

Luckily, we iced it for awhile and she did not complain about it anymore. 

Here are some x-rays of plants and animals that we looked at.  (science)

Shayla used her chalkboard and sidewalk chalk to make an x-ray of her hand.  (art)

I gave her the time to talk about her own chest x-ray experience when she was younger.  I asked her what it felt like and encouraged her to share feelings.  (language, social skills)

Skeletons:  Since I couldn't come up with many activities for letter x, we included skeletons under letter x - because of x-rays. 

We read these books:  (reading, science, math)

We learned many math facts in the books we read.  For instance: 
  • there are 64 bones in your hands and arms.
  • there are 206 bones in your whole body.
  • there are 12 ribs on each side of your body.
X is for xylophone.  We have done this activity several times and each time we have fun doing it and learn something new from it!

Shayla helped count out 8 jars.  Eight because a music scale (do, re, mi . . . ) is eight.   She helped me measure and pour water in each of the jars.  We discussed how the amount of the water goes, but the sound or the pitch goes down. 

Shayla practiced playing several songs and I tried to guess what she was playing.  (math, science, music)

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