Sunday, February 11, 2007

Q week: plans

Here are the plans for Q week:

word cards: quilt, quick, quarter, question, quiet

The Queen of Hearts
a Nursery Rhyme

The Queen of Hearts,
She made some tarts
All on a summer's day.

The Knave of Hearts,
He stole the tarts
And took them clean away.

The King of Hearts,
Called for the tarts
And beat the Knave full sore.

The Knave of Hearts,
Brought back the tarts
And vowed he'd steal no more.

Monday: 20 Questions. We'll play the game 20 questions and review what a question is. (Think of a color, number, letter, animal, etc. and then the other person tries to guess by asking questions..) I'll also show him what a question mark looks like.

Tuesday (math): quarters (fractions). I'll briefly introduce him to the idea of a quarter being 1/4 of something. We'll cut a sandwich, a cookie, and an apple in quarters.

Wednesday (scriptures/Gospel): not a Q lesson. I want to read from the new illustrated New Testament we got. We'll spend some time looking through at the pictures and then reading together.

Thursday (movement/music): We'll learn the rhyme "Five Little Ducks and Five Little Quail" and do the actions. This is how it goes:

Five Little Ducks & Five Little Quail
Five little ducks went out to play (Wiggle five fingers on one hand)
And met five quail that came their way. (Wiggle five fingers on other hand.)
The five little quail went to get a snack (put quail hand behind back.)
And the five little ducks went quack, quack, quack (use hand to form duck bill)

Friday (art project): Quilt project. I'll cut fabric scraps into squares and Connor can design a quilt and glue them onto paper.

Other Q words that might come up or spark ideas for activities: queen, quack, quartet.

A few books:
Quick, Quack, Quick! by Marsha Arnold
The Josefina Story Quilt by Eleanor Coerr
Quick as a Cricket by Audrey Wood