New to "What do you do Wednesday?"
Here's how it started.
From this point, until school starts, I'm going to use the What Would You Do Wednesday posts for entirely selfish reasons.
Most of the time, What Would You Do Wednesday posts are about a general topic. This community of readers puts our heads together and shares our ideas for doing certain things.
So far we've covered Favorite Breakfast Ideas, Favorite Soups, Family Worship, What to do with your kids instead of letting them watch TV, Favorite Internet Sites, How to inspire creativity in kids, Laundry Solutions, favorite recipes to cook when having people over, sleepovers, fevers, an entire series on efficiently running a house, and a whole week of ideas for being frugal.
Although I have mapped out our school year, and have an entire year of lesson plans printed out and organized, my favorite thing about teaching is finding fun activities, field trips, books and movies that go along with every unit. I strongly believe that the most effective way to teach my kids, is by completely saturating their brains with a topic.
Hopefully, although entirely selfish in nature, these posts will help other teachers, mothers of preschoolers and homeschooling moms.
Here's how these posts will work...
I'm going to give out a topic that we will be covering in school this year. Then, I would love for YOU to help me brainstorm great movies, shows, books, field trips, etc. that go along with each unit.
What books on the topic have you enjoyed? Have you ever seen a documentary on that topic? Maybe you could recommend visiting a Habachi grill during the Japan unit...stuff like that.
We'll do two topics a week.
This week's topics...
THE HUMAN BODY
THE HUMAN BODY
Can't wait to hear your ideas.
Remember...we're not looking for units, or the actual "school" things to teach about each topic. Most of us have a curriculum we are already following.
I'm looking for...
field trip ideas
That kind of stuff.
Thanks in advance! Mothers and teachers everywhere will be so happy you shared your creative brains!
I'll add my ideas in the comment section as well.