Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Keep them Learning this Summer
To keep our writing skills sharp we are playing with Sidewalk chalk, writing letters, names and any other words we want. This is usually followed by a crazed coloring frenzy and a little discussion( dare I say fight) over who gets to spray the water to wash it off.
We also plan on writing some letters to family and friends, I found some sweet "G" cards. I am excited to see what fun stories G wants to write about.
Science will be explored by learning about the planets! I found some great Beginner readers from Scholastic books about the planets!
My sister in law also gave me a great website on Science to do at home HERE! They sell different kits but also at the bottom of the page are links to the Top 10 Science Experiments the first it the Mentos/Diet Coke. Check out the Corn Starch GOO Wow we are ready to explore maybe we should get some sweet white coats! *hint hint* if you see any!
Reading- I have been stocking up on a few new books from Scholastic and am using a website that was referred to me by G's preschool teacher called Starfall.com .I found magnets with "Site Words" on them at Wal Mart by a company called Active Minds
Art/Hands On G Love's foam stickers, if you have received any art from her lately you will have noticed this trend. I found a Butterfly and an Ocean Pack of foam stickers for her to work on. Watch out world hear we come!
Pudding Painting, I love to paint with pudding, I just make up an instant pack of vanilla, divide it up into different bowls add different colors and we have edible paint for all! It is a big smearing, eating mess of a time, maybe do it out side!
Over all learning I found great workbooks at Costco, Wal Mart and Barns and Nobel select the Grade level
American Education Publishing Everything for Early Learning
WHAT are you doing to keep the kids happy this summer! Share your ideas! Please..........