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Bee Crafty Kids- Turkey Fun

15
Nov

Welcome back to the Bee Crafty Kids link up that I am co-hosting with To The Moon and Back and Look! We’re Learning.

We are learning all about Thanksgiving this month and this week we did some turkey crafts.

Turkey Fun

First up- we made turkey hats

Turkey Fun

Hailey and Hunter posing in their turkey hats.
(I have to mention that we did this on our Wacky Wednesday fun day, which I’ll be posting about later.  But, Hailey is wearing her pajamas inside out for Wacky Wednesday.  Hunter is wearing his pajamas because he insists on wearing his Lightning McQueen pajama shirt almost every day.)

Turkey Fun

We made another fun turkey, that I had made with Hailey a few years ago.  It’s amazing how much she has changed since we made turkeys a few years ago.

Turkey Fun

Hunter adding some feathers to his turkey.

Turkey Fun

Hailey made a pattern with her feathers.

Turkey Fun

Hailey had written a turkey poem, so she added her poem to the front of her turkey.

Turkey Fun

Hunter’s turkey.

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Bee Crafty Kids- Spider Glyph

01
Nov

Welcome back to the Bee Crafty Kids link up that I am co-hosting with To The Moon and Back and Look! We’re Learning.

We are starting a fun unit all about spiders… at least I’m hoping it will be fun.  I like making spider crafts, but when it comes to looking at real spiders it’s not quite so fun :-)

Our first spider craft was a fun spider glyph I got from Spiders: A Creepy Crawly Extravaganza.

Spider Glyph

I set up all the parts of the craft and the directions.
Some of the directions included- add a bow if you are girl, add stripes on the legs if fall is your favorite season, etc.

Spider Glyph

Hunter is happy anytime he can glue, so he had fun making his spider.

Spider Glyph

Hailey had fun creating her spider and following the directions.

Spider Glyph

Putting everything together.

Spider Glyph

Hailey’s finished spider

Spider Glyph

Hunter’s finished spider

Spider Glyph

Rich made one too, and when my parents came over on Halloween they each made one as well.

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~Enter the direct link to one or more of your own posts that showcase a craft or hands on activity for children.

~A link back with the above button is appreciated, but not required

~Try to at least comment on one or two of the other blogs that took the time to share and join!


Poppins Book Nook- Seasons

28
Oct

PoppinsBookNook

The theme this month for the Poppins Book Nook is seasons.

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We read the book “The reasons for the Seasons” by Gail Gibbons and learned why the seasons change.

Apple Unit

Since the current season is fall and we have been working on a fall unit study, I decided to focus on fall and leaves.  This binder has the different mini-units that we are covering this fall- apples, leaves, etc.

Poppins Book Nook

Each mini-unit has a section in the binder.  This is the leaf section with this printable from Enchanted Homeschooling Mom glued onto a divider for our leaf section.

Poppins Book Nook

Since we made a lapbook for our apple study, I decided to do something a little smaller for our leaf study.  Hailey glued these few activities onto the back side of the divider for the leaf mini-unit.

Poppins Book Nook

The Leaves book comes from Enchanted Learning.

Poppins Book Nook

You can find the accordion style book about why leaves change color here.

Poppins Book Nook

I wrote leaf related vocabulary words on leaf shaped cards and we did several activities with those.

Poppins Book Nook

There are many pages of work that Hailey did in this mini-unit.  This leaf observation page comes from Enchanted Homeschooling Mom and the super fun leaf unit she has available.

Poppins Book Nook

Hailey also did a leaf rubbing.

Fall Tree Craft

She made this Fall Tree Craft, using a leaf to paint.

Fall Tree Craft

We also made this Fall Tree Handprint Craft.

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Hailey and Hunter dressed up in the color of chlorophyll one day.  It was amazing how excited Hailey was about doing this and how quickly she got ready for school!

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Check out some (or all!) of the other bloggers participating in Poppins Book Nook:

Enchanted Homeschooling Mom3 DinosaursMonsters EdChestnut Grove AcademyGrowing in God’s GraceRoyal Little LambsLife with Moore BabiesTeach Beside MeThe Usual MayhemMum CentralFantastic Fun and LearningKathys Cluttered MindToddler ApprovedGrowing Book by BookAdventures in MommydomB-Inspired MamaEdventures with KidsLearning & Growing the Piwi wayA Gluten Free JourneyPreschool Powol PacketsTo The Moon and Back Our Craft ~N~ ThingsFresh Farm AdventuresAre We There Yet?Afterschool for Smarty Pants

Each month you will have a chance to win a book from the Poppins Book Nook group related to the theme of the month.  This month you have a chance to win Four Seasons Make a Year.  The only rule is that you must live in the US to win.

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Heart of Dakota- BLHFHG Unit 5

27
Oct

Has another week really come and gone? It just doesn’t seem possible!  This school year is going by so quickly.  I have actually gotten a little bit behind in my posts.  I am just now posting about unit 5, but we are going to be starting unit 7 tomorrow.  Anyway…

We started a new behavior chart a few weeks ago.  When Hailey has had 5 outstanding days on our chart she earns a reward.  Hailey made a list of the rewards she wanted to work towards- she has things like skip a subject, extra snack, computer time instead of calendar time, pajama day, show and tell, etc.  So, she had earned 5 outstandings and decided she wanted to pick show and tell for her reward.

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Hailey showed us her American Doll, Aveena and told us all about her.  Then she showed us her stuffed dog Mike and told us all about him.  She loved doing show and tell!

History:

In history this week we learned about how the Pilgrims found Holland to be very different than England.  Streets were canals and houses looked very different.  Everything was very different for the children and adults and the children even started learning to speak some Dutch.

Language Arts:

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Hailey working on putting her poem for the week in order.

Heart of Dakota

Hailey’s illustration for her poem.

Heart of Dakota

Practicing spelling words… I am running out of fun ideas for practicing and would love some suggestions.

2nd Grade Language Arts

We have been learning about nouns and for a fun activity I had Hailey tell me a short story.  I wrote it on the board and had her erase all the nouns.  Then without looking, she named off new nouns to fill in the blanks.  Our own little Mad Libs :-) .  It was a lot of fun and turned out really silly.

2nd Grade Language Arts

We started learning about common nouns and proper nouns.

2nd Grade Language Arts

Hailey made a word search with common and proper nouns.

2nd Grade Language Arts

We are doing an interactive language notebook, so Hailey added a page for common and proper nouns.

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Working on listing common and proper nouns in her notebook.

2nd Grade Language Arts

Hailey did a cereal box book report about Helen Keller.

Heart of Dakota

We started a new book this week.  It’s an adventure book, so we started out with a treasure hunt.

Heart of Dakota

Hailey loved the treasure hunt!  She thought we should do one everyday :-)

Science:

Heart of Dakota

During science we learned about the heart and then listened to each others hearts using an empty paper towel tube.

Columbus Day:

Columbus Day Activities

Since these are activities from a few weeks ago, we made a boat for Columbus.

Columbus Day Activities

Then we made this fun map.  You can see everything we did here.

Unit Study:

Fall

Our Unit Study was all about leaves.  One day I had Hailey and Hunter dress in the color of chlorophyll :-)

Fall Tree Craft

Hailey also made this cute Fall Tree Craft.

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