Science and Social Studies

These subjects are Snowflake’s favorite. Partly because they are at least 90% hands-on and active. But even more because he loves learning how things work. What better way to learn than through experiments? 

We’ll be doing lots of experiments this year. We have a science kit that he asks to play with at least once a week. This year we will actually do the experiments suggested, as well as others I find on Pinterest. The color tabs are a great addition and he loves to mix them to make black. 🙄 lol

Our social studies will focus on history, geography, jobs people do, and feelings/emotions. He loves to find places on maps and he’s set on traveling to California to be a cowboy when he grows up (ha!). I’m going to use this to my advantage and we are going to map out his routes, talk about, and research landmarks he’ll see along the way. 😉

Snowflake loves Richard Scarry books so this book, What Do People Do All Day, should be a big hit. I found out about the feeling cards from Timberdoodle, the curriculum company we used last year. I purchased them from Amazon. Finally, to round out our Social Studies curriculum, I picked up the history sticker book from Barnes and Noble. 

In addition to the above, I’m looking at doing a study of habitats using Disney and other children’s movies and usborne books as the foundation. I’m not sure when we’ll start this but it will probably be sometime after Christmas. 

Finally, as part of Snowflake’s social studies curriculum, we will be talking A LOT about how to take care of a puppy. We may or may not be getting an addition to our family this school year. Stay tuned and SHHHH…. (He doesn’t know!) 😉

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Science and Social Studies

These subject areas are probably Snowflake’s favorite. I love how fun timberdoodle makes learning. Each day we do school (2-3 days a week; 45-90 minutes/day) Snowflake gets to choose an activity from each subject area. These are lumped together and he unfailingly tries to pick more than one activity. I have to say, I don’t blame him! 

Primary Science Kit and H2O Lala Tablets: these are by far the favorite. There are some simple science experiments included, more on Pinterest, but mostly he just plays and mixes colors. 

My Very First Castles Book (Timberdoodle), How Children Lived, and Castle Blocks: How Children Lived and Castle Blocks were things I had from when I had my daycare. They make a great addition to the timberdoodle castles book. 

Map Work (Timberdoodle), My First AtlasUS and World Maps: Snowflake loves maps. Every week we try to find new states or countries and learn a little bit about them. 

Board Games: we do these as part of our curriculum because it’s a lot of work for Snowglake to learn how to play and take turns. I lumped these in with the social studies because they fit with sharing and learning how to win/lose. Eventually we’ll pull these out of our school time and play as a family but he’s not quite there yet. 😉

Big Book of Things to Spot (Timberdoodle): I wasn’t sure where to put this either. It’s basically a big book of where’s Waldo but every page is different. It covers different seasons, climates, cultures, etc… We do 3-4 scenes a week.