Monday, September 15, 2008

Our Chicka Chicka Boom Boom unit

With many thanks to Carisa and her Tot Books at 1+1+1=1, our first unit was a BIG success! We completed most of the unit last week but finally was able to do the big finale activity tonight.

Among other things, we did math and counting (blocks to measure how tall different pics of coconut trees were)...

We did colors and fine motor (coloring, cutting, and pasting)


We did social studies (those are 9 of the 10 largest producers of coconuts in the world plus Hawaii marked on the map).
And, we did a little science...botany, I guess! LOL Tonight we finally cracked open a real coconut! No milk to speak of and the meat wasn't particularly tasty but the $1.50 for the fruit was MORE than worth the look on Pojke's face when he tried it and pronounced "Uck-ee".


Thanks again to Carisa who got us smoothly through our first full week!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pojke looks just like your Grandma in that picture. :-)
Jodi

Rebeckah said...

That sounds like so much fun! Are you homeschooling pre school? Wow.

SchoolinRhome said...

WOW! What neat activites! Coconut trees to an actual coconut tasting- how cool!
Have another great week!
SchoolinRhome
www.homeschoolblogger.com/SchoolinRhome

The four little penguins say: said...

Lots of fun! I love your map in the window. Very neat.