Sunday, September 22, 2013

songs and chants for cc cycle 2 week 4

Carbon and Oxygen Cycle
and the Nitrogen Cycle

Our "actions" of a "stirring the cookie dough" nature.  We decided on this movement to represent the circular shape of a cycle. 

Friday, September 13, 2013

More memory work songs for cycle 2 wk 3

Somehow we came up with two great (at least we thought so) songs for cycle 2 wk 3 memory work.
When I looked at a way to memorize the Western European Countries I was trying to think of a western song that everyone would be familiar with.  It happens that "She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain" worked perfectly!!! 
Before we filmed the song, we had been singing it with a country twang.  It was fun to sing that way.  The kids will like it, too.  The "little dance" was country hoe-down arms.  
I have tried about 8 times and for some reason I can't put my video in this post.  So, here's the link to the Western European Countries song

For the pronoun order my daughter started singing it to "Kookaburro Song" and it fit so well.  Thank you Lord!  He made it easy on us today. Here is that link:

A little tip:
I write the song title very small next to my memory work on my white board.  That way should I forget in the middle of CC class, I can find the song without wasting much time.
You can see here I have written "Row" next to my skip counting 5's numbers.  
Hope these are helpful in your CC home/class.

Oh, I guess it did add the Western European Contries, but that was after sitting and loading forever.  
   Again I'm adding screen shots of the Pronoun Order song and Western European songs so I have something to pin on pinterest.  Below are not links, the links are above in the paragraphs.
I don't know why I can't pin these when the are the actual linked youtube videos, but this is how we'll handle it for now.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Back to normal?

Well, we have our home on the market, finally.  In the midst of all that chaos we had to take a trip to Key West (poor us, right) for a business meeting.  Sorry, I didn't get to post much in all that business.  I hope it will be a bit more consistent until we get to move (soon??? please, Lord).
preparing for week 3
We came up with this little chant for science.
Hope you can use it.

In my plans for wk 3 post I wrote how I would divide the class into 3 groups, give one some fruits/veggies from our play food, one holding forks/spoons, the last holding toy bugs/mushrooms.  In the video I have my girls attempting to hold up each as we say it, and you can tell it's too hard to switch that quickly.  They sure thought it was gross to learn about decomposers :) but I told them the world would be a stinky place without them.
once again, I couldn't pin my video for some reason, so I had to screen shot and add this in.  don't play the bottom picture, play the top smaller one.