The Enormous Turnip retold by Irene Yates: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGw5yTOPTSQ
Here is another version: https://youtu.be/hyBzrgyZIxc
Comprehension Questions (for discussion):
Who are the characters?
What problem is the main character facing?
How is the problem solved?
How does the story end?
Can you describe the setting of the story?
Letter and Sounds:
Have Fun Teaching
Use Flash Cards to review Letters and Sounds
Sight Word Practice:
Write 3 to 5 new sight words you want to learn on flash cards and review the ones you know.
What do you think the story is trying to teach us?
I think the story is trying to teach us __________.
Or Write about whatever you think is interesting from the story.
Research activity (for discussion):
The Vegetable Song
What is your favorite vegetable in the video? What is a vegetable you have never heard of before? Do you think you would try it?
How is a turnip like a potato?
Art: Draw a Turnip
The Enormous Turnip- hands on- activities: https://teachingwithchildrensbooks.com/the-enormous-turnip-activities/
Count to 100 with the Kiboomers
Count by 5s
Dance and Sing:
The Enormous Turnip Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVqGAhjryAU
Seasons of the Year Song https://youtu.be/8ZjpI6fgYSY
Blazer Fresh – Banana Banana Meatball https://youtu.be/fpD9kRyBn8o
Note: If this experiment about air pressure doesn’t excite you, search for any experiment or STEAM project (for Kinder) you think you will enjoy.
Question: Is it possible to poke a hole through a potato with a drinking straw?
Materials: Stiff plastic drinking straws a raw potato
Hypothesis: I think that I can poke a hole through a potato with a straw – or – I do not think I can poke a hole through a potato with a drinking straw.
Hold a plastic drinking straw by it sides (don’t cover the hole at the top) and try quickly stabbing through the potato.
Repeat the experiment with a new straw, but this time place your thumb over the top, covering the hole.
Analyze your result: Think about what happened in both attempts.
Conclusion: I can poke a hole through a potato with a straw – or – I can’t poke a hole through a potato with a drinking straw.
Present: Send me a picture or a video and share with me how it went.