Last week, Monkey worked on The Story About Ping as part of the Five in a Row curriculum. Truth be told, this was never one of my favorite children’s books. The whole idea of a story where ducks get spanked being last (because there will always be one that is last!) never really sat well with me. But, the unit ended up being a really fun one.
Monkey looked through this book on China, where the story took place.
Monkey also used chopsticks to transfer pom poms from one bowl to the other.
We discussed the technique the illustrator used in the book to draw the pictures. Then Monkey used similar techniques to color her own illustration from Ping.
We lined up a block for each of pings mother, father, 2 sisters, 3 brothers, 42 cousins, and himself. There were a LOT of ducks that lived in Ping’s boat!
We studied buoyancy by finding out what objects would sink and what objects would float.
Monkey working on sink vs. float
Monkey wanted to make a boat as well, so we took an empty milk carton and made a boat.
We also went camping this weekend and found some ducks to feed…the kids were still in their pjs when we found the ducks, but they still had a lot of fun feeding them!
Feeding the ducks early in the morning.