Our next FIAR title will be Roxaboxen. Have you read this wonderful book by Barbara Cooney? What a treasure! I’m so thankful that my attention was brought to this book hrough FIAR. What fun we will have with this one! We will be learning about the desert, desert animals, observing a cactus, making our own roxaboxen with rocks, twigs and other various things we can find…and much more!
A few books we have to go along with Roxaboxen are:
Other resources and ideas:
*There also is a Reading Rainbow video of Desert Giant that we will be watching!
*I’m going to get one of those small cactus plants from the store for us to observe, touch and draw in our nature journals.
*We will be doing the lapbook on Desert Animals from HSS as well!
*And HERE are the resources available for Roxaboxen from HSS. We will be finding Arizona on the map. Discussing what the other “southwest” states are, learning about what colors are known for being southwest colors, reviewing the 4 seasons, doing the cactus tri-fold book and the Arizona tab book.
*I have also gotten some of those colored rocks/stones from walmart for the kids to play with for this title. We will also pull out the rocks that the kids collect from time to time. I hope they will make their own roxaboxen and I will surely get pictures of it.
*We will also do math with all our rocks and stones!