Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Shoelace Lesson Plan

Homeschool Teacher - Lesson Plan & Newsletter
March 27, 2007

On this day in 1790, the shoelace was invented. Learn more about it here:

Just for fun – look at all the different ways to lace your shoes: http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/lacingmethods.htm

Don’t know how to tie your shoes yet? Here are some sites to learn:

Write a story or draw a picture about your favorite shoes.
Language Arts

Shoelace is a compound word (two nouns make up the word). Here is a fun game to teach compound words.
1. Print out the list of compound words below, leaving large spaces between the two nouns that make up the word.
2. Cut the compound words apart.
3. Stick each part of each word into different plastic Easter eggs (eg. Shoe in one egg and lace in another). To make it easier for younger children you can put the words into the same color eggs. (I also put jellybeans in the eggs to make it funner!)
4. Hide the eggs and have your child “hunt” for compound words!

Some compound word ideas:
lipstick, doghouse, racecar, mailbox, haircut, football, baseball, suitcase, lunchbox, armchair, trashcan, shoelace, pigpen, dragonfly, butterfly, toothpaste, wildlife, footprint.
Design your own shoe: http://www.teachartathome.com/shoeprint.html
Or http://www.abcteach.com/Sports/shoe.htm
Tying Shoes
(Sung to Splish Splash I was taking a Bath)
Criss Cross and go under the bridge
Then you got to pull it tight.
Make a loop but keep a long tail
That is how to do it right
Then you take the other string
and you wrap it 'round the loop
Pull it through the hole
Now you got the scoop
Criss Cross and go under the bridge (this is where you tie the loops together)
Now you made a Double Knot!!
You take one lace and make a loop
take the other lace and make another bunny ear.
fold one under the other and viola! Tied shoes.


Measure each of your feet (without shoes) to see if one foot is longer than the other.
How many shoe stores are located in your community? (Hint: use the Yellow Pages!)

Don’t Forget the Math Challenge!

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