We are closing out the summer with a unit all about superheroes. This month the focus will be on both imaginary superheroes and real life superheroes. As is customary with the Mother Goose Time summer units, there is lots of letter and number review included in each daily lesson.
Each month, Mother Goose Time features weekly subtopics, which coordinate with the monthly theme. The subtopic this week was Superhero dress-up. The boys learned all about the different components of a superhero’s uniform including glasses, capes, masks, belts, and the Superhero’s Symbol. We have had so much fun this week, playing games, reading stories and reviewing concepts we learned throughout the year. The boys also worked on creating their own superhero alter ego, complete with superhero name and special powers.
All of the art projects this week were Make and Play projects, resulting in a kid-made prop to be used in dramatic play. Conveniently all of the materials to make the items are included in our Mother Goose Time box. My boys love creating their make and play projects, but often the projects end up being destroyed during play. Inevitably this ends in tears and dismay over their hard work being destroyed. To prevent this from happening this month, I came up with a brilliant idea! Using easel paper, I traced each boy and hung their outline on the wall. As we completed the different make and play projects during the week, we add them to the outlines and created our very own superheroes before our eyes. The boys’ special creations were preserved and used in a creative and fun way.
The boys have had a ton of fun making the various superhero elements, and have used untold amounts of glitter, sequins, and gems. Our superheroes are now decked out with a superhero symbol, name, mask and belt. My older son also had fun picking out special power’s for each of their superheroes, his superhero’s power was being able to do all sorts of magic tricks. As for his little brother, he decided that his special power was creating the world’s stinkiest diaper…boys will be boys. We will continue to work on them as we progress through the month. They loved adding the different elements to their superheroes and have really enjoyed watching the transformation during the week.
This month marks my last month of homeschooling my soon to be kindergarten student, and I am so grateful for these last weeks of fun we have together. As I prepare him to head off on the big yellow bus in a few weeks, I am confident that he will have a fantastic year, and will also have wonderful memories of our past year together. Most importantly it’s not the time for school yet, we have a few weeks to go and we can’t wait to learn more about superheroes. Next week join us as we learn about Superpowers, and of course, use our own superpowers to create more Chaos on the Creek. Next week join us as we learn about Superpowers, and of course, use our own superpowers to create more Chaos on the Creek.
Disclaimer: I am so grateful to have found this curriculum and am excited to share our experiences on the blog. In exchange for my unbiased and honest reviews, Mother Goose Time has provided us with the curriculum free of charge.