We usually at least discuss most of the lessons in the Five in a Row manual. Then we do more with a few of them.
Geography: Found England on map and colored flag
Social Studies: Discussed what social means and how Mr. Gumpy was social; discussed how the riders had to cooperate with each other
Language Arts: time sequence, onomatopoeia, details
Math: dozen, multiplying by 12
|Caleigh had already made this egg carton car. I used it because it had 12 spaces, one for each rider. The kids went through their toys to find Mr. Gumpy, a boy, a girl, and each of the animals that rode.|
Science: clouds, water cycle, friction
|They tried sliding different objects to see which has most friction.|
Art: crosshatching, symbolism, texture, showing action
|Drawings showing mud being thrown|
Top left: Colin-foot stomping mud
Top right: Molly- mud bomb exploding
Bottom: Caleigh- in the middle there is a dog digging and throwing mud
|Caleigh's Notebook Pages|
|Wooden cars Colin put together|
Books we read:
Inside Outside Book of London
England: Enchantment of the World
Mr. Gumpy's Outing
What's a Pair? What's a Dozen?
Duck in the Truck
How Do You Count a Dozen Ducklings?
A Dozen Ducklings Lost and Found
The Little Red Hen
The Water Cycle
The Cloud Book
This is Rain
Magic School Bus Wet All Over
What is Friction?
Experiments with Friction
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Adding in a picture of the cars we made so it will be with this post in case someone is looking for specific ideas of Mr. Gumpy later on.