RBE Lessons for Home – Lesson 4

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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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Science: Constellations

“Twinkle, Twinkle, Little stars…” Learn about constellations! Anytime we teach children to memorize patterns, we strengthen the regions in the brain responsible for math and language. Here are some great ways to play with these special patterns at home.

If you have the BrillKids Little Reader Program, download our Constellations Flashcards:

Constellations Cards

Download and print out – 28 constellations (4 per page):

Constellation Printables

Free Constellation Printable Pack from Fun with Mama – contains 55 pages and includes a variety of activities.


Constellation Dot-to-Dot

Constellation Lacing Cards

Constellation Lacing Cards – Print, cut, laminate. Using a hole punch, make a hole in the middle of every circle in each constellation picture. Cut a long piece of string or yarn. Tie a knot at the end and wrap the other with tape, or dip in glue and let it dry.


Constellation Flashlight Play

  1. Download and print out this image.
  2. Paste the paper labels to cardboard backing. Allow to dry & cut out.
  3. Poke holes in the points indicated.
  4. Tape one constellation to the end of a standard flashlight, making sure that the edges are sealed.
  5. Turn off lights, turn on flashlight & shine onto a ceiling, a wall or piece of paper!

Make a Star Finder

Make a Star Finder – Learn your way around the night sky by finding some of the constellations.


Constellation Night Sky

Make a Constellation Jar following the instruction from Design Mom:


Or use Create a Night Sky Projection Kit:


Online Games

Apps

Videos


Books

Stellarium Web Online Star Map

Stellarium – see the night sky on your computer just as you would see it in 3D with the naked eye, binoculars, or telescope. You can turn on functions to view the constellations, planetary pathways, and more. More about Stellarium.

Source: Stellarium


Culture: India

Prepare your child’s right brain with vivid picture images so that your imaginary journey is rich and meaningful. If you have a globe, world map or atlas, locate India with your child. Then, go on-line and explore great travel sites: point out the clothing, language spoken, or try a recipe for dinner!

People and Places

National Geographic Kids: India – Facts & Photos, Video, Map

Language

Let’s Learn the Hindi Alphabet


Children’s Lessons in Hindi” – this is a Sampler of a Larger Moving Flashcard Video Series in HINDI featuring: Alphabet • Numbers • Animals • Birds • Insects • Fruit & Vegetables • Flowers • Colors • Action Words • Occupations • Parts of the Body • Days of the Week/Months of the Year • Parts of the Family • Compass Directions • Vehicles • Parts of India


Food

  • Cardamom Rice Pudding – Rice pudding is truly a comfort food. Try this version of India’s Cardamom rice pudding that your family will really enjoy!

Vocabulary: Butterflies

Types of Butterflies. In addition to learning the many different species, it is a great opportunity to tie in other concepts such as:

  • Life Cycle of a Butterfly
  • Butterfly Migration Routes
  • Parts of a Butterfly

Printables

Source: MPM Ideas

Books, Videos, and Information


Science: Biomes

Biomes are regions of the world with similar climate (weather, temperature), plants and animals. There are terrestrial biomes (land) and aquatic biomes, both freshwater and marine.

Online

BOOKS



Play

  • Take a walk or a drive to see natural biomes in your area.
  • Create a “biome box” or play mat and fill with toy plants and animal figurines. (Encourage your child to play with it!)
  • Draw a picture of your favorite biome.


Science: Parts of an Insect

The parts of an insect: a three-part body (head, thorax, and abdomen), three pairs of jointed legs, compound eyes, and two antennae.

Build an Insect

Using coloured paper, cut out your own colourful pieces for each insect part. Alternatively, you can use the template on page 14 of this insect workbook.

  • 1 head
  • 1 thorax
  • 1 abdomen
  • 6 legs
  • 2 eyes
  • 2 antennae

Encourage your child to paste them onto a piece of cardboard (or piece of paper) to create their very own insect.

You can also do this activity using playdough or modelling clay.

Play dough butterfly
Image Source: Three Ring Circus


Colour and Learn

  • Enchanted Learning “Print-outs” – Enjoy these FREE teacher-created coloring pages, sequencing cards, and activity sheets!
  • Parts of an Insect Game – Roll your dice, look for the number on the insect piece, then and put your insect puzzle pieces together! Great for dot to number math play!
Source: Gift of Curiosity


Flashcards

40 free flashcards to print and use with your child. They contain a picture with a phrase (A bee on a flower.) Print 1 copy to use as flashcards. Print 2 copies to use as matching or memory cards!

Source: Lanternfish ESL


Nature Walk

Of course, once you begin to study insects, the natural next step to discover more is… outside!

Source: Pinterest – Going on a Bug Hunt


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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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