RBE Lessons for Home – Lesson 2

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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:
Source: Lesson Planning with Me

2. Golf tees into playdough

3. Golf tees into baked cotton balls:

Source: Time for Play

4. Golf tees into a round pumpkin – Pounding Pumpkins Activity

Source: The Crafty Crow

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.


Science: Invertebrates

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.

Invertebrates include:

  • sponges
  • corals
  • mollusks
  • insects
  • crustaceans
  • …and more!

Flashcards: Invertebrates

Sorting Cards

BRAIN POP Animated Video Lesson

Vertebrates and Invertebrates


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:


Online Fun

Online activities on parts of cells:

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!

Video

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.


Hopi Symbols

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:


Related:

Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of Figur8.net (a website on parenting, education, child development) and RightBrainChild.com (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

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