Monday, September 07, 2009

September = Biology

Here is what I am thinking for Biology!


The Skeleton Inside You (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)
Germs Make Me Sick! (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) (Reading Rainbow book)
The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body
Me and My Amazing Body
The Way We Work
What Happens to a Hamburger? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)
Why Do We Laugh? (Why Books)
Our Body (Child's First Library of Learning)
I Know Why I Brush My Teeth (Sam's Science)
Your Skin and Mine: Revised Edition (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)
My Five Senses (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)

Other resources

Human Body Funstation
Beleduc Your Body - Boy 5-Layer Puzzle (Josh LOVES this...SOOOO worth the $$$)
Skeleton Floor Puzzle (much nicer than ours but that price is amazing!)
Talicor Somebody Board Game (LOVING this right now!)

Human Anatomy

Human organs coloring page

Human skeleton coloring page

Dr Pbody

Human Body - Power point of the body

3 Part cards

Self Care

Dental Care ideas

The 5 Senses

neat intro for readers!

5 senses body cube game!

  • Touch -mystery bag
  • Hearing - Sound cylinders
  • Smell - Spice jars matching
  • Taste - compare sweet/sour/bitter/salty
  • Sight - Magnifying glass activity

Simple reader!

Trace and color- fine motor practice.

Lapbook ideas

Science journal ideas

  • Popcorn Experiment
  • Play-doh experiment


Koko's mama said...

That's just crazy! Love it! We're reading the Skeleton book on your booklist and I think it's a great series!

Shannon said...

Thanks...I think! Hope we find the time to get it mostly done. But I think taking a whole month to do it will help!

Kelly said...

Hi Shannon,

I'm gonna come clean as a blog lurker. I too have a 5 year old son that just started extended day at his montessori school. He was at this same school for a half day last year, so I essentially did homeschool stuff when he came home. We're still doing reading, math etc that is building on what he is working on at school, but I'm worried that branching out on other topics will be too much. I'd love to hear how your experience goes and are you trying to follow the curriculum at your son's school or extending based on his needs?
Sorry that was a little long winded.


Shannon said...

You should see the length of some of the comments I leave!

Anyway, I am not following his class topics because they are "fluffy" and mostly things we have already done. They actually are using Core Knowledge, which I love but I already used with him. We did the preschool core knowledge (all of it!) in the 3 weeks we had the book from the library. We did not go into too much depth but did not really need to either. We have also done most of the K core knowledge. I think it will be okay that he is repeating it with his class because they will not do it the same as we did.
So...I guess, I am extending based on his needs and what I think they are falling short on and things I feel he will be interested in.

For example, he is really into the human body stuff right now so...follow the child! Hope that helps! Feel free to comment whenever you want...NO PRESSURE!

Koko's mama said...

I meant crazy in a good way. :) Like wow!

Shannon said...

Yeah...I knew! I was just amused!

Kelly said...

Thanks Shannon, I completely understand. I think since my son is at a montessori school, I may just follow along with his curriculm and extended it where I think he will enjoy. I've always enjoyed your science plans as I think I'm raising a little science geek. I blush a little when ever he explains buoyancy to anyone-especially his teacher during her sink/float presentation. I'm sure your son's teachers are amazed with him (and you).

thanks again,

Shannon said...

Thanks Kelly!
I think I am just trying to make up for my pathetic education. I know nothing about science, history, and geography. Only what I learned with Josh! Gotta do better for them, ya know?

Shannon said...

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