Our latest FIAR book was Madeline. Madeline is one of the most honored children's books and with its rhyme and precocious character it was a favorite for us too. It gave us many areas of study including a visit to Paris!
Here is a tour through our week with Madeline.
On the first day after reading aloud Madeline, we found France on the map and attached our story disk.
Old Crow colored a picture of the flag of France, which we added to our Lapbook of Flags.
We also watched a short video clip showing kids visiting the Eiffel Tower and listened to someone speaking French. Then he colored a picture of the Eiffel Tower.
While the kids had some free time later that day, I streamed the Madeline movie on the computer. It matched the book exactly and they loved it!
Old Crow wanted to have a Pajama and Movie Day like his younger siblings did at their preschool. So on Tuesday we stayed in our PJs, ate popcorn, and watched a movie. :)
Of course we watched a Madeline movie...Madeline Goes to Paris. She gave us a tour of Paris and the Eiffel Tower. ;)
Later that day we made a French treat...chocolate croissants. They were really just chocolate chips rolled in canned crescent rolls. ;) But he got the idea!
The next day we took a look at Claude Monet and his art. Old Crow looked through several of his paintings and then he put together a puzzle of one of them...La Promenade.
After looking at Monet's style of painting, Old Crow tried his hand at painting.
Today was Daddy's day for lessons...as the focus was on the appendix. Dr. Daddy explained where the appendix is located and its function. Old Crow was fascinated by Madeline's scar and the fact that the book didn't show a picture of it. So we found some images of an appendix scar and that satisfied him.
To go along with our discussion of the human body and health, we had a science center on germs. Old Crow rubbed his hands in glitter which represented germs. He tried to wipe them off with a paper towel and that didn't work. He tried to rub his hands together to get them off...that didn't work either. I then asked him to try water. He ran water over his hands and some glitter came off but not all. I asked him how he thought he could get it all off. He then tried soap and water. Voila!!! All of the "germs" came off. We shall see how long our lesson on soap and water lasts. ;)