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Tiger Lapbook

We wrapped up our unit on India with a study on Tigers. We used the lapbook provided by Homeschool Share.

We learned all about:

  • a tiger’s diet
  • habitat and home
  • tiger’s teeth
  • how to classify a tiger
  • the different types of tigers
  • what areas tigers are native to
  • types of tigers
  • the anatomy of a tiger
  • how tigers find their prey
  • and more!! (you just need to check it out)

The girl’s had fun using Draw Write Now again to draw their own tigers and also wrote a few facts in their journal so that we could add the page to our lapbooks. We have really loved using these books to add onto our art and drawing. The girls love to draw and these books have helped them so much!

During the week we found several different books about tigers, some fun stories and some fact books that we read and studied together – did you know that a tiger can pounce from a still position up to 30 feet? When we measured it out, we realized that it was almost the length of our entire house.

Then we had fun trying to see how far we could pounce…a measly 3 1/2 feet was the record for Zachary!

Here are the books we used this week along with our study.

Fun Literature

School Books

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India for Kids ::Week 2::

This is our second week studying India (scroll down for links a little further in the post). We continued our studies this week and learned more about peacocks, the currency of India, the Taj Mahal and rangoli. Here’s a peek at our week:

Monday

  • Mapping of India – more detailed than what we did last week. We also focused on the surrounding countries and bodies of water. I made a map worksheet for this (below) that you can also download.
  • Henna tattos – the girls had a lot of fun watching Indian brides get the intricate tattoos before their wedding and also watching parts of different wedding ceremonies.

Tuesday

  • Peacocks – we found a short little video clip about them and also found a great info sheet to learn more about them. The girls also spent some time on the easel painting their own peacock (do you recognize it in the slideshow above?).
  • William Carey – missionary to India

Wednesday

  • India’s money – the rupee and the paise. I made an information sheet about them (you can click on the thumbnail link below if you would like to download it).


Thursday

  • Cooking – the girls helped me make a chicken curry dish (yum) along with Naan bread
  • Taj Mahal – We studied who had it designed and why it was built. We also found a short video clip to see a little more of it
  • Learned about rangoli – a form of Indian art. We used colored rice to design our own patterns.

Some of the books that we used this week

 

 

Great links for India

 

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India for Kids ::Week 1::

This week we started a 3 week study of India. Here’s a little peek into what we’ve been talking about.

Monday

  • Locate and map India
  • Learn new geography song (see video clip below)
  • Color/label map of India
  • Use atlas to find India and learn more about resources

Geography Song: Countries of South Asia

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Tuesday


Click image to download the India flag printable

Wednesday

  • Studied the peacock (India’s national bird)
  • Talked about the Himalayans and Mt. Everest

Thursday

  • Geography term: peninsula
  • Looked at clothing that is worn in India

Books We Used


Websites We Used

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