The whole point of Sonlight was to have everything planned for me, but I love Charlotte’s Web so much, I had to add in extra activities:) Charlotte’s Web is scheduled from week 1 to 5 in Core B. Bear had just finished reading it as an independent read before we decided to take the plunge with SL. She had actually started re-reading it and is happy that now it has become a read-aloud with Mommy’s fantastic voices.
Charlotte’s Web has always been my favorite part of teaching third grade. I have a great unit by Rhona Davies I picked up ten years ago, when I started teaching third grade.
It’s adapted/modified materials for students experiencing difficulty with writing output. Charlotte’s Web is typically a 3rd grade novel in Vancouver public schools (where I taught once-upon-a-time) so these modified materials are perfect for my advanced K-er. I especially love the matching vocabulary exercises.
She still has to look up words, but this takes away the work of having to write the definitions out. It also allows her to use intuition for a word’s meaning. I’m always on the lookout for morning work (work she can do alone or with minimal help while I do morning time with J-jo.
Create a memory:
While my husband and I went to the Homeschool Convention, my inlaws took care of Bear and J-jo and Bear was given a stuffed pig. Talk about timely. She had finished her first read of the book in the car on the drive to her abuelos! She has been playing at being Fern every day since receiving that pig and has requested that I sew her a Charlotte. She named the pig Wilbur of course!
Stay tuned for Part 2. She’s got a few more Charlotte’s Web activities this week and I think we will start Homer Price a week early.
Inspiration and printables:
list of vocab words per chapter
this list has the sentence from the book
Spider math stations, spider labeling, spider lifecycle (I printed out the math stations for J-jo but he hasn’t wanted to do them at all! At least I can try to reuse them in October for Halloween.)
Silly willy spider poem
Great ideas: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4
spider web with oil pastel
Wilbur acrostic poem