"Education is an atmosphere, a discipline, a life."
-Charlotte Mason

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Science for Dd(6)

I've just been planning out what I'm going to do for Science for Dd(6) insha Allaah. In the WTM, grade 1 would be concentrating on the Animal Kingdom,

'The purpose of the first-grade notebook is not to ''complete'' the study of life on earth somehow. It's to develop the child's curiosity, as well as her observation, reading, and writing skill, and her concentration span. Your goal is simple: when biology comes around again in fifth grade, you want to hear your child say, ''Oh, good. I love Biology!'' From the WTM

Even though I did have my reservations whether this would be enough for now, compared to what they cover in the schools, I'm trying to put that out of my head, we are not an institution, and therefore we do not have to do exactly what they are doing. I trust what they say in the WTM, and I have good hopes, and I do want to follow it through the best I can insha Allaah, So therefore we will be studying 20 animals which Dd(6) chose, these are:

  • Albatross (done)
  • Alligator and crocodile
  • Snake
  • Ants and termites
  • Zebra
  • Fish
  • Duck
  • Penguin
  • Bat
  • Bear
  • Bee
  • Bird
  • Butterfly
  • Camel
  • Tiger
  • Cat
  • Lizard
  • Cheetah
  • Horse
  • Komodo Dragon

We are using the Kingfisher First Encyclopedia Of Animals, the method is simple, I basically read some of the page out, and Dd(6) will narrate back a couple of things she remembers about that animal, and then it will be written down and filed in her folder. I do need to work more on narration with her, as it does take time to develop, but the effort apparently is well worth it insha Allaah.

We will also do any experiments suggested in the book, and the occasional lapbook on certain animals.

After working through the list above on the Animal Kingdom we will then start on the Human Body, which I'm looking forward to, and then the plant kingdom insha Allaah.

1 comment:

Umm Khadijah said...

hoyo nice to see you your blogg is very nice mashallah.