Kindergarteners Go Around The World: Week 25 ~ Wemmicksville

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This post is part of the series “Around the World in 28 Weeks: Art, Literature & Geography Lessons for Kindergarten.” For an introduction, overview of the entire course, and links to more lesson plans, please click here. Thank you for visiting Cotton Ridge Homeschool!

Introduction to Week 25

This week you will be traveling with the children in your class to the imaginary village of Wemmicksville. You can do the lesson plan activities in the order that you prefer.

Below is a Printable Lesson Plan Schedule for the entire 28 weeks and a blank lesson plan grid. Just click on the thumbnails below to open and view. For best results, download to your computer or open in Adobe Reader before printing.

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Prep Work

  • Collect pictures of your kids from their parents, or take them with your own camera ahead of time and have them printed
  • Spray paint the unfinished wood frames for the art project (optional)
  • Gather books and supplies (see checklists below)
  • Print out handouts and 3-hole punch them for notebooks (see checklists below)

Thanks for joining us!

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Week 25 Lesson Plan

Date and Destination

Date: Second Week of April**
Continent: Imaginary
Country: Imaginary, Village of Wemmicksville

Pretend Passport: Please see Week 2 for suggestions on how to use the Play Passports during your lesson. Below are free printable Passport Stamps. Please click here for free Airline Tickets and Cruise Ship Tickets printables. Just click on the thumbnails below to open and view. For best viewing/printing results, open in Adobe Reader.

Passport Stamps

Reading (10 – 15 minutes)

StoryYou Are Special by Max Lucado (Large picture book version)

Discussion: Ask questions to determine reading comprehension; tailor these to your children’s ages and abilities. Depending on the size of your class and as time permits, try to allow each child to participate. Don’t drag this part on too long or your kids will lose interest. Here are a few to get you started:

  • Did you like the story? Why or why not?
  • What was your favorite part? Who was your favorite character?
  • Questions based on the Who?, What?, Why?, When?, and How? of a story are great for getting kids thinking.

Geography (5 – 15 minutes)

Globe or Wall Map Activity: With your class, decide on a spot where your imaginary continent and country should be.  You may want to have the kids vote on a name – go even further and cut out a shape from paper and tape it to your wall map or globe!  Decide where the village of Wemmicksville should be on your imaginary continent/country, and write the name, and allow one of the kids to put a dot sticker on that location.

Map Handout*: Pass out the Map Handout to your class and allow them to draw their own map of Wemmicksville and/or the imaginary country. Have the kids place their handouts in their World Traveler Notebook (3-ring binder) before they leave.

Below is a free printable Map Handout in PDF format. Just click on the thumbnail below to open and view. For best results, download to your computer or open in Adobe Reader before printing.

Design Your Own Map

Chalkboard Picture Frames Craft 1000

 

Art (30 – 40 minutes)

Decorate A Picture Frame: remind your kids that they are special too by helping them create their own picture frame.

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1.  Provide each child with an unfinished frame and have them paint the frame with brush-on chalkboard paint or acrylic paint. If you are pressed for time in class, spray paint the unfinished wooden frames ahead of time and let dry.  (I prefer the wooden frames that have a cardboard backing and small dowel for a stand, rather than just an open frame.  You can find the frames for $1 each at Michael’s or Hobby Lobby.)

2.  After the paint is dry, have the kids decorate their frames with the chalk marker pen and write their names or whatever they wish.  You may want to write their names or phrases such as “You Are Special” or “God Loves You” if they don’t know how to write.  Let them know that if they don’t like how their writing or decorations turn out, they can erase with a damp paper towel and try again.

3.  After they are satisfied with the chalkboard pen writing/decorations they have done and it is dry, provide them some buttons and tacky glue.

4.  Once they have finished decorating their frame with buttons, set aside to dry.  Then, insert the child’s picture.

Other Activities (10 – 15 minutes)

Facts and Flag Handout*: Pass out this handout to your class and allow them to design their own flag for Wemmicksville or the imaginary country. You may want this to be the last activity of your class so they can be kept busy until the next class starts or until their parents pick them up. Have the kids place their handouts in their World Traveler Notebook (3-ring binder) before they leave.

Just click on a thumbnail below to open and view. For best results, open in Adobe Reader before printing.

Design Your Own Flag


*If there is not time in class, provide these as handouts for the kids to do at home. The pages can go in their World Traveler Notebooks as a record of their journeys.

**Our homeschool coop begins during the last week of August, but the Around the World course can be started at any time of year. Some re-arranging of the weekly plans may be necessary due to holidays, but with a little planning ahead of time, this should be very manageable.

Supply Lists

General Supply List

Week 25 Supply List

  • You Are Special by Max Lucado (Large picture book version)
  • Passports and World Traveler Notebooks for each child from Week 1
  • Printables from this post: Travel Tickets, Passport Stamps, Map Handout, and Facts & Flag Handout

Week 25 Art Supply List




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