Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Jelly Bean Experiment

What do you do with all those Jelly beans left over from Easter????

Put them in different types of liquid.  K had fun with thinking of hypothesis and than seeing what actually happened.  I gently guided him in this experiment but for the most part he did all the work on this experiment.  Yes new word Hypothesis

 The glasses all set up and filled with lots of different types of liquid.

 Found this at 2nd grade shenanigans

 K just got his goggles at Lowe's and he so had to wear them as he was FOR SURE that most of the beans were going to explode

 The test is just peeling away with vinegar
 look at this writing..YIKES he writes in cursive so much better but I wanted him to get some print practice.  he threw in some cursive letters in there though.
I was a little disturbed that the outer layer of the jelly bean had a skin that just peeled off with vinegar

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Our Bee unit

Honey Bee Unit
This unit was awesome.  K learned a lot about honey bees. The best of all he now understands why Honey bees are great for the earth.  Each day we spent 20 Min's learning about honey bee's and some type of craft or writing work. 

Crafts that we made.
We made the honey been to put up on the spring bulletin board.  Don't you just love this little bee character that K made.
We were studying the body parts of the honey bee and what better way to learn about how bees use their antennas than to make a hate with some on top.  K loved walking about buzzing and smelling things with his antennas.
                                                                 Busy Bee
we watched a short video of honey bees and their hive on this site and than we had a tasting of honey.  K had honey before but it's like it all clicked where honey was from after this weeks unit.

A little writing lesson I put together.  Working on free writing skills.  This [project had little help.  I just encouraged for K to use his own thoughts and to go with it.  He wanted me to help him with a few words but this was for his learning to listen for the letters and to think about what he was writing.  Just priceless writing from my 1st grader.  His honey comb rooms had a bathroom and my computer and toys but he just wouldn't write it all as he told me.

The Books we used


We also read The Amazing Honey Bee book from the $1.00 area at Target but didn't get a photo of the book.

we also snacked on honey comb cereal as we studied Honey Bees

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

St Patricks day writing craft

We had a great day of learning about leprechauns/pot of gold and shamrocks all week long.  However this little project was the best.  Working on cutting skills/writing and drawing all on one project.  K had so much fun putting this project together.