We are ending our school year with Life of Fred Dogs. We began this year with Life of Fred Apples, followed by Life of Fred Butterflies and Life of Fred Cats. I have no doubt we will continue the series next school year.
I plan on spending the summer reviewing time, money, and addition facts. My son needs extra time to absorb all the information presented in the Life of Fred Series.
Life of Fred Dogs: Extra Activities
We began by collecting books about dogs from our local library. I would suggest adding spaghetti noodles to your grocery list. My son enjoyed using them as a math manipulative for one of the lessons. Yes, we ate them raw too.
I highly recommend cooking eggs along with lesson one.
We took a day and studied the history of Morse Code. I created a Morse Code puzzle for my son to practice translating the message. He enjoyed creating a message for me to translate.
Understanding the concept of function proved to be a little tricky. But I know we have a few more years to cement the concept in his mind.
We are always sad when Fred loses all his money. I was able to salvage a cash register from work and have a whole unit planned on money. My boys really need to practice making change. Stay tuned for a blog post follow up.
We had fun creating bar graphs. With the reach of social media, we used email, Facebook, and Twitter to gather people’s choices on different topics. My son decided on a few questions to ask and then presented the answers in a bar graph.
After each lesson we play a math game. I am always looking for a new math game for each book. For Life of Fred of Dogs we played the game (affiliate link) Subtraction Super Safari.