Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Giraffe - learning time
These are probably my favorite animals. So when Jonathan asked to learn about them, I thought that was a great idea! Here is what we did this afternoon:
Basic fact sheet
Giraffe letterhead paper (Jonathan wrote a letter to a friend on this, telling him what he'd learned about giraffes. It makes me happy that he's narrating without knowing it. I bet this sort of thing will make "formal" narration easier later.)
Man vs. Giraffe running race!
Jonathan balks a little at this, because he'd rather just write without paying attention to the details. I've waffled back on forth on whether I should just let him play with it, or give some attention to correct writing. Right now I'm leaning toward a very little bit of detailed work (we only copied two words today) because I don't want him to teach himself bad habits without any correction at all.
Giraffe jigsaw puzzle
And last, a cute video of a baby giraffe.