B4FIAR – Katy No Pocket (Sept 2014)

Here is my attempt at providing a glimpse into our adventures with Before Five in a Row (B4FIAR) when we “rowed” Katy No-Pocket! We do so much and it was so long ago (Sept 2014!!!) I’m having a hard time getting it all down but hopefully these photos will help! This is not the first book that we rowed I’ll be going back and gradually adding each book as I get time!

We did as the B4FIAR manual said and read the story each day and then did either bible, math, language arts, science, social studies (that’s what they call it) and art.

Here are my planing sheets:

   
 I chose to set up our cube shelves with ‘tray activities’ to spark conversations with the kids about the book and related themes for them to have access to all week.

Some ideas were straight out of the book and others were a stretch to relate but I tried to use as many items from home and our library as possible! The puppet, 1 of the puzzles and the books were from the library the rest we either had, I found on the internet or I just made it up (like the tool matching)! The only bought item was the Kangaroo and joey which we got for reduced for $5 (long story short I looked and agonised over buying it for ages because it was $25 or there about’s. When I finally decided to make the purchase I noticed some of the stitching was coming undone and when I pointed it out they dropped to price to $5! I was ecstatic!!!!!! More excited than the kids really!)

Full Set up of our Katy No-Pocket themed shelves
Full Set up of our Katy No-Pocket themed shelves
Close up of shelves: Kangaroo pattern blocks sheet tray, katy no-pocket colouring page, kangaroo lacing, tool outline matching, kangaroo themed books and Noah's ark puzzle (it had kangaroos on it!)
Close up of shelves: Top shelf L-R: Kangaroo pattern blocks sheet tray, katy no-pocket colouring page, kangaroo lacing Bottom shelf L-R: Tool outline matching, kangaroo themed books and Noah’s ark puzzle (it had kangaroos on it!)
Top shelf: Kangaroo puppet, map of Australia puzzle & Kangaroo with joey (I Love this toy) Next shelf: Kangaroo Montessori matching cards, Kangaroo free play diorama and Australian Animal puzzle
Top shelf: Kangaroo puppet, map of Australia puzzle & Kangaroo with joey (I Love this toy)
Next shelf: Kangaroo Montessori matching cards, Kangaroo free play diorama and Australian Animal puzzle
Master 4 playing with the mother and joey
Master 4 playing with the mother and joey
For Art on the last day (Friday) we all painted 2 different Aboriginal Kangaroo dot painting pictures! The kids and I had lots of fun doing it! (Yes I also painted some!)

Kids painting their Kangaroo Aboriginal Dot Painting
Kids painting their Kangaroo Aboriginal Dot Painting
Using our Aboriginal Art Books to copy designs for our kangaroo dot painting
Using our Aboriginal Art Books to copy designs for our kangaroo dot painting
Miss 22 months painting
Miss 22 months painting
Master 3 painting
Master 3 painting
Master 5 painting
Master 5 painting
Here is our finished work from the week:

   
    
    
    
    
    
   

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