I'll share a few of our favorite streaming resources for your little sickies, and a couple suggestions for what to do when YOU are sick. Because the only thing worse than having sick kids is being sick with sick kids.
Introduction to money unit resources to use to supplement your math lesson plans. Click through to find book lists, activities, media integration, and field trip ideas. Don't forget to grab your free printable!
Our trip around the world led us to the South American Rain Forest. We extended our lesson plans quite a bit. Following the tiny poison arrow frog right down the rabbit hole.
The election is quickly approaching and the oldest has shown some interest. While we chat about politics at the dinner table he asks, "What's a debate?" and the next morning says, "So who is the new president?"
I can't fail him on this one. This is important stuff.
We had so much fun learning about our senses this month. I was just planning on some light reading and taking the oldest to a class, but as usual he had other plans. It turned into a full unit. Ease up, kid! I'm suffering from teacher burnout with a class of one in September.
The few more. I made the mistake of mentioning that we don't really ONLY have five senses. So we explored a few more - like sense of balance, hunger and thirst, and direction. Every time we saw something that said "5 senses" he's give me a little wink-wink, nudge-nudge meaning, "Yeah but WE know there are more than five, right mom? Riiiiiiight?" He thinks he's so smart.
We took a close look at a ROARsome North American predator.
Great choice, son. Grizzlies are common enough that I could find great materials but new enough (to us) that they were interesting to learn about.
With my oldest leading the way (read: forcing me to live and breathe dinosaurs for the past three years) we've done quite a bit of learning. We've covered every topic from math to cooking. This week we're back at it, ramping up for Dinosaur Week at our local children's museum.
No kindergarten curriculum is complete without learning your ABCs, 123s, and what to do if you spontaneously burst into flames.
Our first kindergarten field trip. Such a trashy way to start the year.