Saturday, June 15, 2013

Z is for Zebra

I used Grammarly to grammar check this post, because the sleepless nights have given this mom brain farts! 

Z is for Zebra Study

Letter Z
Color: Black = Sin; White = Righteous
Number: 0, Zero, Biblical Meaning = Power
Shape: Diamond (Rhombus)
Vocab: Zebra = a horselike mammal
Verse: 1 Corinthians 13:7
"Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres."

Zebra Facts Studied:
 - Zebras live in Africa.
 - There are 3 types of zebras.
 - Zebras travel in herds.
 - The pace of the herd is set by the slowest.
 - The fastest and strongest in the herd circle the herd and warn of danger.
 - Stripes are unique to each zebra.

Bible Point:
"Protecting Each Other."

In God's family, we help each other out.  We protect each other and expect each other to do the right thing.  In this way, we are like a herd of happy zebras, encouraging and protecting our brothers and sisters in Christ.

Here are some of the activities we did in our Zebra Week Study:
Writing Practice of Letter Z
This worksheet came from 1+1+1=1.

Diamond Tracing
By the end of the week, he was drawing diamonds
by himself on his chalkboard.  This worksheet
gave him great practice.

Cutting Skills
This zebra scissor skills sheet came
from Confessions of a Homeschooler
out of the K4 Curriculum.
Since the weather has finally gotten nice 
here in Michigan, we went outside
for a zebra hunt.

  And the zebra was found all over the place...

On the fence...

Under the cross...

Baby brother stole it and it took
big brother a long time to find it!

But he was happy when he finally
figured it out.

Zebra even found the mailbox!

Tens Frame Practice
Worksheets from Confessions of a Homeschooler.
The worksheets have zebras on them and he
used black sequins to put the correct number of sequins
into the tens frame according to the number of zebras
on the worksheet.  He wasn't too fond of working with
sequins as they kept sticking to his fingers, but he
persevered and finished the task.  Who knew sequins
could be tedious?!

Vocabulary Practice
To help him learn to spell the word zebra,
I printed out the worksheet twice from
Confessions of a Homeschooler.  Cut out the letters
from one worksheet, hid those around the room,
had him seek them out then match them to the correct
corresponding letters.  We did this quite a few times.
Also had him match upper to lower, lower to upper,
lower to lower, and upper to upper.  He loved this!

Daily Writing Practice
This worksheet is in a plastic sleeve, so he
can use a dry erase marker.  By the end of the week
he was writing the letter all by himself.

Writing his own name on his worksheet.

After tracing all the zeros, he colored
in the big zero with his favorite color.

All done!!!

"Oh no!", he said.  And you wonder why?
More sequin work! I think he would of rather of
cleaned his room. LOL  This is our letter Z craft.
After I drew an eye and ear on it, he was good
with putting black sequin stripes on the glue lines.

Turned out to be a great craft!
He was so proud of it, that he had to show
his daddy when he got off of work.

Have Fun and Be a Blessing!

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