Behind The Scenes Part 4: October

Posted on Aug 3 2011 - 3:00pm by Jill R. (EnchantedHomeschoolingMom)

I would like to take a moment and share with everyone some of the themes, topics and resources that I will be using for our children for the month of October. My hope in sharing these ideas is that perhaps it can help someone else find some new resources. Please note that I will not be mentioning every item used however if you see an item that you would like to know where I found it please feel free to contact me and I will do the best that I can to help you locate where I found it.

We do a countdown to all of the major holidays. So this month we will be using our pumpkins that I made to countdown to Halloween on our daily calendar wall.

 

Themes:  Seasons – Fall, Halloween, Columbus Day, Fire Safety Week, Nursery Rhymes: Jack and Jill, Hickory Dickory Dock, Three Little Kittens, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Katy No Pocket lapbook, Spookley the Square Pumpkin lapbook.

 

 

Paid membership links that will be used:  BrainPop Jr.(13 colonies)(Columbus Day) (Fire Safety)(Lewis and Clark), 1+1+1=1(USA Geography “B” and “C&D”states), Education Cubes, Little Passports, Discovery Education (United States Expansion), Reading Eggs.

 

Links that will be used:  
Amelia Bedelia’s First Apple Pie storybook with baking assignment (you will find this assignment in the back of the storybook)
Christopher Columbus Voyage Map & Projects ( Enchanted Learning )
The Little Old Lady Who Wad Not Afraid of Anything & printable activities (look down near the bottom of the page)
Dance Mat Typing (for our daughter who is in Kindergarten)
Build a Jack O Lantern activity

 

Field Trips planned for this month:  Pumpkin Patch and Farm (I always make a lapbook for this field trip. That way each child has their lessons for the day on the farm and my husband and I have a special keepsake to keep each year of this family tradition. * Make sure to ask your local pumpkin patch/farm in advance if they offer a discount for homeschoolers. I have found that most farms will give you the teacher/school discount as well as potential freebies or guided tours of the farms.

 

Books that will be read in addition to reading assignments (link here):
  • Room on the Broom
  • Spookley the Square Pumpkin
  • Happy Halloween Little Critter
  • Arthur’s Halloween
  • Sweet and Spooky Halloween
  • Mickey’s Halloween Treat
  • Dora’s Halloween Adventure
  • A Handy Manny Halloween
  • Franklin’s Halloween
  • Minerva Louise on Halloween
  • Diego’s Halloween Party
  • Happy Halloween Wonder Pets
  • Strawberry Shortcake: The Halloween Play
  • Angelina’s Halloween
  • Mouse’s First Halloween
  • Happy Halloween Kai-Lan
  • The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat
  • Dot the Fire Dog
  • No Dragons for Tea
  • Big Pumpkin
  • Monster Math
  • Clifford’s Halloween
  • Queen of Halloween
  • Froggy’s Halloween
  • Dragon’s Halloween
  • Halloween Bugs
  • Ollie’s Halloween
  • Wobble the Witch Cat
  • Inside a House that is Haunted
  • There was an old lady who swallowed a bat
  • 10 Trick or Treaters
  • The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
  • Super Why – The Ghost Who Was Afraid of Halloween
  • The Backyardigans and The Boo Crew

 

What resources do you plan to use in the month of October?
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Jill runs "24 Paw Ranch" which is home to her husband, her two children, and their five dogs and of course herself. She spends her days actively homeschooling, baking in her kitchen, consuming loads of coffee, creating printables, watching Disney movies, crafting her way through the day, and occasionally getting more than 6 hours of sleep.

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