Join us for a bear hunt with these easy and fun lesson plans for a kindergarten literature-based unit!
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.
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.
It's Field Trip Week, and I'm so psyched. The oldest and I have been toiling away for eight weeks straight. My goal is to make these weeks enriching without the added pressure of lesson plans and projects. Minimal parent involvement. Minimal.
Handwriting practice can be boring and downright torture for some kids. Up your handwriting game with 7 engaging and FUN letter formation activities!
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.