19 May 2015

Learning with Gummy Bears

 

We are in our last week of school - yippee!! I wanted to finish off our year with some fun, educational activities, so yesterday we spent the day learning with gummy bears!

First we estimated how many were in the bag, and which color had the most and least. Then we sorted, made tally marks, and graphed our results. We also practiced patterns, adding and subtracting, and measuring with gummy bears.


 
Then we might have snacked on a few because the kids couldn't take it any longer :-)
 
Finally, we did an experiment where we put 4 gummy bears in different solutions to see what would happen. We talked about the scientific process and I introduced them to big words like prediction, hypothesis, and conclusion. It's never too early to learn the scientific method! We let them sit overnight and made observations in the morning.



                     We used 2 different packs for our activities today that can be found here:
Gummy Bears Fun Activity Pack {Graphing, Sorting, PatternsGummy Bear Science Lab

14 May 2015

New CVC Puzzles Freebie!

I love finding fun ways to practice CVC words with my little ones! I just finished these cute puzzles for my kids and I uploaded them here to my blog store to share with you! All you need to do is print, laminate and cut them out. Then you have a set of 16 puzzles that make a CVC word, and another set of 16 puzzles that make a simple sentence.

http://www.mrsthompsonstreasures.com/p/s.html#!/CVC-Puzzles/p/50418126/category=11418220

http://www.mrsthompsonstreasures.com/p/s.html#!/CVC-Puzzles/p/50418126/category=11418220

http://www.mrsthompsonstreasures.com/p/s.html#!/CVC-Puzzles/p/50418126/category=11418220

http://www.mrsthompsonstreasures.com/p/s.html#!/CVC-Puzzles/p/50418126/category=11418220

http://www.mrsthompsonstreasures.com/p/s.html#!/CVC-Puzzles/p/50418126/category=11418220
 
To see more ways we practice CVC words, see this post!
http://www.mrsthompsonstreasures.com/2015/01/learn-to-read-with-cvc.html
 
 

05 May 2015

Fun in Florida & a Teacher Appreciation SALE

One of my favorite things about homeschooling is the freedom we have to make our own schedule! This week we are in Florida for a family vacation with my sister and her family. It is so beautiful and the kids are loving it! 
 

....and in case you haven't heard....TpT is having a big Teacher Appreciation Sale today and tomorrow! You can save 28% off of everything in my store. Now is the perfect time to clear out your wish lists and stock up on great resources for the end of the year or the start of next year!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Mrs-Thompsons-Treasures