Life of Fred Dogs, Extra Activities

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Life of Fred Dogs

 

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.

 

 

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Comments

  1. I love how you use Fred! When my younger went through Apples–Jellybeans, we took our time and played all the games I saw leaping out of the pages at me in each chapter. Even though he is highly gifted, with abilities in math, and was ‘beyond’ the material superficially presented, we found plenty for him to learn. You are taking things even a step beyond where I went with it and it looks like your son is having a ball. I hope some of the people who say their 5yo read Fred alone in a day and ‘learned nothing’ find your blog and look again before selling it! Great job!

  2. Stacey says:

    Thanks Jen! Yes, my son could read it in a day but the goal is to spend time on the concepts until he has mastered them. We have had a lot of fun with Fred this year.

    Stacey

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