In Connor’s science book, we have been focusing on plants. So here are a bunch of activities we did to go along with this theme.
He loves numbers and adding things together so when i saw this +1 printout i knew i had to try it. He did awesome with this acorn math! He didn’t need to count on his fingers at all, other than one time for 6+1.
With help from mommy, he labeled the parts of a flower.
We did a neat science experiment with celery to show how the stem works as a straw to bring water up through the celery.
We also used the idea found here to show the difference between a dry bean and a bean that had soaked in water. The differences were obviously dry and wet, but also the wet beans grew larger and were squishy and able to be opened.
He did flower growth sequencing cards,
I copied the idea at No Time For Flash Cards for this flower math activity.
He made potato prints,
And did a seed/plant match.
I also printed out some leaf flash cards that we will use in the spring.
And can someone tell me the answer to this activity page?? It’s from this science book. I do not have a green thumb at all so i felt very dumb when i saw this sheet asking which of these creatures harm plants and which ones help. We skipped this page for now, ha! Hoping one of you could help. (and that im not the only one who doesn't know the answers…)
Here are some Snow/Winter activities we did:
He made a cotton ball snowman-
He played in an ice cube and shaving cream mixture.
He picked a number and drew that many snowflakes.
He played in the winter sensory bin,
and with colored ice!
He filled the blank on this ‘I love to _____ in winter’ worksheet. He said “play pirates” and drew a picture of him and his sister playing pirates. Not quite what i was going for, but he has been playing pirates alot lately… and it is winter…
He also did a winter tracing worksheet from itsybitsyprintables.com.
And put the correct number of snowflakes onto the circle.
Non theme related:
He has been really into his K’nex toy he got for Christmas. He builds all sorts of cute little guys and takes lots of time explaining what every little piece on the guy does ;)
He worked on his cutting skills in his Kumon book. I am amazed by how far he has come with this in a year. This boy loves to cut paper up and i can now see that some good came out of it ;)
I copied Michelle’s idea to make a sight word ring. Back when i was sick during my first trimester, we only did very basic schoolwork and i didn't work on sight words at all. Now that we’ve been back into the swing of things we’ve started working on them again. He knows 6 at this point.
We also played in a new exhibit at our local children’s museum and Connor loved playing with this magic pixels board. (i think it looks like a giant light bright)
We’ve had a good few weeks of school! And this is all on top of his regular school books he does 5 days a week! We’ve been busy ;)
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