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This series of lesson outlines are modelled after the Right Brain Kids home learning lessons. They are a terrific way to supplement and build upon the knowledge learned during TweedleWink classes. They can also be used as a homeschool curriculum.
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Vocabulary: Carpentry Tools
5 Easy Hammering Lessons
Using a mini hammer on:
1. Golf tees into a styrofoam block
- This can be used as a math or language lesson if you write numbers or letters on the styrofoam, or on the golf tees:
2. Golf tees into playdough
3. Golf tees into baked cotton balls:
4. Golf tees into a round pumpkin – Pounding Pumpkins Activity
5. Wide-headed roofing nails into a stump (from Montessori Teacher Training) – it includes an excellent article about boys and their need for lessons with movement!
Safety First: Always supervise hands-on building activities. Demonstrate the use of all tools before each lesson. Place safety goggles on your lesson tray so that your child understands that it is an important part of the activity.
Invertebrates are animals that do not have a backbone. It’s fun to play with this concept using cards and object or invertebrate-themed arts and crafts.
- …and more!
- FREE downloadable, printable vertebrate/invertebrate sorting cards – from Julie, mother of 3, author of Homemade Montessori
BRAIN POP Animated Video Lesson
More about Invertebrates on Nat Geo.
Science: Plant Cells
Cytoplasm, cell walls, and vacuoles… Learn about plant cells!
Kitchen Table Play
Recreate a plant cell with play dough or modelling clay! It’s inexpensive, educational, and a lot of fun.
For Serious Crafters
Make a cell out of:
- Felt – Needle Felted Plant Cell
- Yarn – this crocheted masterpiece was designed by a student for science class. See pictures and guide.
Online activities on parts of cells:
- Seterra Plant Cell Science Quiz
- Turtle Diary – Plant Cell Labelling Game
- Cells Alive – Interactive Cell Model
Art: Hopi Pottery
Native American Pueblo Hopi Pottery:
Located in Northern Arizona atop three large mesas are the Hopi pueblos. On First Mesa there is a long tradition of pottery making that was ultimately shaped by the master potter Nampeyo at the turn of the 20th century.Steve Elmore – Indian Art
Teach your child about the art form and the Hopi culture – the people, geography (Arizona, USA), language, history, cultural dance, weaving, and more!
Learn about famous Native American potter, Maria Martinez (1887-1980). Maria was considered a hero amounts her people because she donated the proceeds of her pottery to help the families who were struggling in her people’s tribe.
Make a Pot
Step-by-step guide to make a coil pot using air dry clay with your child.
Every pot has markings on it, depicting a story, or blessing for the intended user. Learn some of the symbols and their meanings – Pueblo Pottery and Its Symbolism:
- Right Brain Kids: Foundations of Genius
- Right Brain Kids: TweedleWink Program
- Right Brain Kids: Wink Program
- More TweedleWink Lessons for Home
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