Big Ideas for Little Hands: Peek at Week: Space

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Peek at Week: Space

This past week has been very hectic. We are getting ready for our accreditation this coming week. Yikes! Can we just say that the entire school is in complete panic mode doing last minute prep. I know we will do great but we want everything to look perfect before the big visitors show up on Tuesday morning. So in between the hustle and bustle of cleaning and making sure everything was perfect, we were able to squeeze in a few fun insect activities.

We started off our week with a great BrainPop video. We love Moby and Annie and they also have the best videos to introduce a lesson.
 https://jr.brainpop.com/science/animals/insects/
We began by learning about bees! We love Deanna Jump's chit chats. Great interactive lessons that really get us excited about learning.

We then tasted different foods that were made with honey and they graphed which was their favorite. I was shocked that the pure honey was the big hit.

After learning tons of fun facts about bees. We wrote some fun facts and made this cute little bee craft from Cara Carroll.



Then we moved into learning about those creepy crawly ants. This is one of my favorite books to read each year. If you've never read it before it is a must. Great piece for what happens next, or persuasive writing. The story is about this little ant who is begging a kid not to squish him. In the end, the author leaves it up to the reader as to whether the kid should squish the ant or not. I had each kid write what they would do and explain why. Then we made these adorable ant projects to go with our writing! These are also from the amazing Cara Carroll.





We ended the week with the best event ever! School color run! I think the "practicing" for the color run was even more fun than the run itself, lol. Love my coworkers! This was the perfect way to end our week and relax before our big busy week next week.




Next week, aside from the excitement of our Special Visitors, we are going to dive into everything Space. Come take a look at what we have planned.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByX88jF8o5gKYXlqN2JsQzJOdTg/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByX88jF8o5gKYXlqN2JsQzJOdTg/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByX88jF8o5gKYXlqN2JsQzJOdTg/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByX88jF8o5gKYXlqN2JsQzJOdTg/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByX88jF8o5gKYXlqN2JsQzJOdTg/view?usp=sharing

Now head on over to DeeDee's blog to see what others are up to!


And in case you missed the BIG announcement, check out my previous post about an amazing giveaway that I team up for! Trust me, you don't want to miss it!

~*~Julie~*~