Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Book of the Week-The Story of Little Babaji

E has develpoed a passion for Bengal Tigers. At grannny's house, she saw a report on the television detailing how threatened they are. So...she is planning to do a sponsored run 'to give money to the tigers'. The proceeds will go to WWF.
So, this week, we focused on tigers...

Our story book:The Story of little Babaji & also The Tiger Who Came to Tea
We did a *lot* of factual reading...& we made a lapbook to record all our information
I decided to type all E's narrations (in alternating black & orange words, of course!) She then cut them out & stuck them into the relevant places.
As well as our books, a lot of our info came from Enchanted Learning
We learned about:
Other creatures with stripes
Tiger anatomy
Diet & finding prey
Vocabulary -
1. Quadrupeds ~ four-legged animals
2. Camouflage ~ the hiding or disguising of something by covering it up or changing the way it looks
3. Endangered ~ to threaten with extinction
4. Territorial defending a territory from other animals (and humans)
5. Carnivore ~ a flesh eating animal
6. Tigress ~ a female tiger
Lots of measuring (tigers are huge!) We measured the size of a adult male & female tiger, then marked this out on the pavement with chalk. We compared to our own heights
Graphing with Tiger Maths!
Made a tiger craft (scroll down)
Coloured a Bengal Tiger page
Watched a Tiger Cam
Drawing tigers with this book
Character Study: Manners
Little Babaji uses good manners always saying please and addressing the tigers as “Mr. Tiger.”
Discuss other manners and ways of showing respect. Practice using these manners this week.
Give your child praise as you notice him using good manners throughout the week.

Character Bible Study: Anger, Pride, Quarreling
The Tigers have bad character traits-- anger, quarreling, pride. Here are some scriptures that deal with these issues.

Proverbs 29:11 "A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control."

Proverbs:16:18 "Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall."
Proverbs 8:12 " I (The Lord) hate pride and arrogance."

Arguing & Quarreling
Proverbs 17:14 "Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before dispute breaks out."
Proverbs 17:19 "He who loves a quarrel loves sin."
2 Ti 2:24- "And the Lord’s servant must not quarrel-instead he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful."
(From Homeschoolshare.com)

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