Friday, August 6, 2010

C is For . . .

This theme is mainly review and the letter changes every two days.  We assembled a binder with a tab for each letter.  Each day's papers can be put into the binder for a sort of scrapbook to review.  Here are some of our slightly organized ideas for the letter C (of course we didn't do all of these and some are more specific than others):

  • Food: coconut, chocolate, chili (recipe below), corn, cinnamon toast, cereal, crescent rolls, cookies, cake, chips, cantaloupe, cauliflower, cucumber, cupcake, carrot, carrot cake, candy, crackers, cheddar cheese, cheese crackers.
  • Animals: cat, chinchilla, cow, cougar, chipmunk, cobra, crocodile, camel, caterpillar, to name a few.  Choose one or two to learn about.  Print coloring pages, draw, share facts, look at pictures.
  • Shapes: circle, crescent.
  • Science: climate, chemistry.
  • Geography: mark locations on a map, make a fact book about Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Kinshasa), Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoir.
  • States: California, Colorado, Connecticut.
  • Other places: classroom, cabin, circus, courthouse, campground, college, cathedral, church.
  • Other things worth mentioning: clown, cotton, crayon, car, camera, computer.
  • Math: sort, compare, count, add and subtract different types of cereal.  Make a bar graph using cereal.  Make a pie chart. Using a clock.
  • Books: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and If You Give a Cat a Cupcake by Laura Numeroff 
  • SongsClementine, Clap Your Hands With Me
  • Art: make cards
  • Misc: crazy hair day

* My daughter's name starts with C, so we incorporated her name into several of the activities.  We did this for family members' names on the appropriate days also.


1 can chili beans        2 large cans pinto beans, drained                 1 can kidney beans, drained  
1 can corn                  2 small cans tomato sauce             1 lb. ground beef, cooked and drained   

Combine all ingredients in a large crockpot.  Adjust quantities as needed.  Cook on low 4-6 hours.  Serve with crackers and shredded cheese.

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