Friday, April 1, 2011

Weekly Wrap Up-Fire Safety Week

Yesterday we wrapped up our unit on fire safety. I put out certain learning trays or have certain projects with one of my children in mind, but they usually each try them.


Sensorial



Our Melissa and Doug fireman puzzle. Mini Cooper loved it, but couldnt put the pieces back in their place. This was best for Charger-but I didnt get pics of him.



Putting buttons in an ice cube tray-in a pattern. Mustang loved this one and did it quickly. Charger wouldnt try it. And Mini Cooper was so cute with it.



The first time she tried it, she put just a couple buttons in and quit. She tried every few days and got a few more.



Yesterday-with just a little prompting-she finally filled all the holes. She was quite pleased!

Language


Charger matched shadow pictures from the awesome fireman pack at Homeschool Creations.



I made this activity for Charger thinking it would be a hit, and I was wrong.


The goal was to look in the 'fire' and pull out a fireman.


Then, look to see what letter was on him and match him to the letter on the poster.

He did NOT like looking for the firemen. So, he poured out whole bin and took just the firemen (somehow losing 2 in the process) and matched them. He also got hung up on the fact that he didnt have E & F.



He really wanted his picture taken, though!




Mini Cooper enjoyed the fire bin!

Math



I printed this fireman counting mat from Lawteedah's Fireman Unit and combined it with our giant dice and dalmation erasers. Mustang loved this one-anything that includes our mini erasers is her favorite!




Mustang and Charger both enjoyed counting dalmation spots from the Homeschool Creations fireman pack.

Reading

We read

The Fire Engine Book (Very good!)

and



I'm A Firefighter (okay). In the back of the book there are some worksheets-which Mustang and Charger worked on. One was about what they wanted to be when they grew up-they both want to be a mommy (maybe our next unit will be on boys and girls lol).

Art





The kids practiced their gluing with these foam firetrucks I found at Hobby Lobby for 1.00.







We painted with red and yellow to make orange fire! This was Mini Cooper's first time painting and she was so pleased. I should have gotten a picture of the end results-the pictures got pretty crazy lol!

And that's about it! Hope you had a fun filled week at your house too, I'd love to hear about it, and maybe borrow a few ideas!

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God Bless!!

8 comments:

Katie said...

That is a great collection of fire safety work. Looks like ya'll had a good week, even if not everyone liked the box you made.

jess_hak said...

I like the fire box that you made if it makes you feel better :) I'm going to bookmark it and use it in a couple weeks when we do our occupations week. :)

Ticia said...

Ha ha, we have/had that same firetruck puzzle.

Melanie said...

Wow- you definitely got a lot done!! Looks like a fun and busy week.

Maria said...

Your homeschool looks fun and relaxing :)

I love that country road picture...beautiful!

Thanks for stopping by!

boastinginmyweakness.com said...

What a FUN week!! I love it! It looks like the kids had a great time too!

Patricia said...

Love to see activities that includes all the children. I'll turn back when I work that unit.

Drea said...

Great ideas, thanks!