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Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey BusinessWe took a week to read through & explore the classic – Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina! We had a BLAST! So much fun stuff to do with this great book! Here is how we learned & explore through all the disciplines. I hope it helps to give you some ideas for fun, creative, educational ideas with your own little ones! 
BIBLE  – Read, traced & talked about what the Bible has to say about Anger & working hard.
“A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.” Proverbs 29:11
“A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest— and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.” Proverbs 6:10-11
P.E.
  • Balance hats on our head
  • Play Monkey in the Middle
Snack:
  • Have banana covered with chocolate on stick
Language Arts
·  Resources from Homeschool Creations. Jolanthe has done it again! A wonderful, creative, variety of worksheets/activities to go alongside BFIAR. I love her creativity in putting these together, the clip art, and the variety! And these are FREE!! Our favorites were the prewriting pages, key words from story tracer sheets, Rhyming Match-up, Which stack of hats is the tallest – practice with a ruler, Practicing colors with Caps, Money Graphing game.
    
Good Reads to check out from your library or order from Amazon:
    
Science Kids: Apes and MonkeysScience: 
  • Read about monkeys – I really like this Apes & Monkeys book by Barbara Taylor. Did you know….
          • Apes don’t have tails, monkeys do
          • Monkey live in various habitats: forests, mountains, grasslands, and swamps
          • Chimpanzees eat termites. We made a Termite Tower from toilet paper rolls & the kids sucked up candies with straws!!
          • National Geographic's Jane Goodall: My Life With the Chimpanzees [VHS]Monkeys use tools
          • Chips have special friends & they give hugs!
          • Baby organutans live with their mothers 7-9 years with no other playmates
          • There are over 130 different monkeys
          • African & Asian monkeys have hard pads on their bottoms to help them sleep sitting up
          • Baboons eat other monkeys, birds, and small antelope
  • Watched National Geographic video on Jane Goodall we checked out from the library.
  • Monkey Parts for Lapbook from 1plus1plus1equals1- Minnie practiced identifying her body parts
  •  Drew pictures of monkeys & their various habitats

Social Studies:
  • Community Helper Hats Match-up (Who’s hat Flip Book For Lapbook
  • Identified on a map where monkeys live (Africa, Asia, South America
Math:
·     Roll Dice & graph money – which coin gets 10 first? by Homeschool Creations – Both the kiddos really liked this game! We played a lot; so we practiced with money a lot!
·    Ways to Make 50 cents (Practice with money – Goofy)
·    Minnie lined up the monkeys smallest to largest, told me which was in the middle, practiced telling right from left, etc. We used Arranging Monkeys by Height  from 1plus1plus1equals1 (seriously check out her great resources!!)
·    Minnie (3) practiced counting to 10  with Counting Monkey 1-10 from 1plus1plus1equals1 (She also has a LOT of other wonderful resources to make your own Monkey or Caps for sale lapbook!!)
·    Measure which stack of hats is the tallest from Homeschool Creations

      ·     Monkey with Velcro hats for lapbook – have kids “pay” for hats they take off

Art:
·         Colors mini-book for lapbook from Homeschool Creations
·         Make tree with thumbprint monkeys in a tree as seen at  Delightful Learning 
 
Spanish/Music:
       I created the Spanish vocabulary practice sheet. Feel free to use it if it works for your family! We really enjoyed the Monkeys CD. Lots of classic kids songs with great music.
    Five Little Monkeys

I think we could have spent a couple weeks as there was so much fun stuff to do!!
Beth

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Beth is also the creator of www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com where she shares Kindergarten spedicif worksheets,& educational ideas.

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