Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Post

Frog is still dead.  Not changed much, still flat, less stinky, not decomposing much, probably due to the chlorine.
Science museum- learned about gyroscopes, acids and bases, oxidation, how to make slime, propelling rockets
Watched the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Spelling words
Map skills- found Poland with Zophie

Happy Halloween!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Oct. 29

Map Skills with Globe
Read Pumpkin Heads, Halloween around the World, learned about Day of the Dead
Halloween spelling words
Pumpkin Art- learned about gouache, tempera, and washable paint, mixing primary colors
Playground and Library Time

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Oct. 28

Practiced map skills
Science Center- learned about cave dwellings and drawings, and met the horned toad and lizards, Elle read a few of the signs!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Oct. 27

Halloween books:  Big Pumpkin, the Witch Cat, the Witch's Vacation
Elle read Green Eggs and Ham
Ballet and Karate

Oct. 26

Halloween co-op: planted pumpkin seeds, pumpkin craft, hayride at a tree farm
Made ghost decorations
Elle practiced taking pictures:

Oct. 25

Finished nutrition unit and started Halloween unit
Learned how to carve pumpkins
Toasted pumpkin seeds
Read The Plants We Eat, Growing New Plants, and Eating a Meal
Spelling words
Consumer math
Did taste bud science experiment with sour, salty, and sweet foods

Oct. 24

Read George and Martha books, Dr. Seuss books, Bob books
Elle read Green Eggs and Ham!
Pool and playground time

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Oct. 23

Kombucha making class with Vicki
Visit to Lake Meadows Naturals to get eggs, beef, and honey, and visit the ducks, chikens, dog, and calico cat
Read Plants We Eat, Eating a Meal, and Growing New Plants

Friday, October 22, 2010

Oct. 22

Worked on Map Skills with U.S. map and globe
Finished Brain Quest math (subtraction, shapes and measurement, estimation)
Read What Does a Nurse Do?, In My Garden, My Farm, two Dr. Seuss books and three George and Martha books

Oct. 21

Took Calvin's staples out
Checked on the garden- beans are sprouting!
Played with the cricket to see how high he could jump
Read Plants and Human Body Southwestern books
Math unit (addition) in Brain Quest workbook
Library time
Mickey's Halloween Party

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Oct. 20

Discussed what germs roaches carry with bug man
Read Lucky Puppy
Did clock and money unit in Brain Quest workbook
Little Einstein music games

Oct. 19

Nutrition co-op
Discussed healthy versus unhealthy foods, healthy activities, hands-on learning
Picked out heathy fruits and vegetables at Whole Foods
Read Eat Healthy Feel Great by Dr. Sears, Everyone Poops, Lucky Puppy, and Little is Nice
Elle wrote a book about Curious George with pictures
Consumer Math at Whole Foods
Playground time

Monday, October 18, 2010

Oct. 18

Started unit on Nutrition and germs
Discussed bacteria and viruses, bad and good bacteria, how the immune system works, what fever is for, and how germs make you sick
Reviewed illustrations of bacteria and viruses in the Human Body Book
Read Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Curious George and the Pizza Party, and Berenstain Bears and Too Much TV
Practiced journaling with pictures
Playground time

Oct. 17

Read George and Martha, the Big Pumpkin, In the Night Kitchen, and Dirt is Delightful books

Oct. 15

Trip to St. Petersburg
Children's museum- watched science demonstrations of mentos in pepsi, acid/base experiment, and
Beach at sunset

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Oct. 14

Talked to Electric Company worker about markers for power lines, line finder
Helped daddy measure, build, and plant vegetable garden
Learned about baby roaches, carribean crazy ants, and cicada wasps from pest man
Sesame street games
Read Beranstain bears and Dr. Seuss books
Spelling words related to Alligator unit
Practiced skip counting by 2's
Frog is flattening out more and drying, looks like paper
Playground time

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Oct. 13

Sesame Street games
Read Southwestern Reptile book
Ballet & Karate
Elle recited the difference between alligators and crocodiles and reptiles and amphibians!

Oct. 12

Read Alligator and the Everglades, Alligators and Crocodiles, and Crocodile Safari
Practiced writing numbers
Frog was smelly and flattening out
Playground time

Monday, October 11, 2010

Oct. 11

Took the cat to the Vet, discussed treatment for his wound
Learned about fleas, ticks, hookworms, parasites
Practiced number writing
Played "chiropractor" and practiced writing

Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Dead Frog Experiment

10/10/10 We found a dead frog at the pool
He was bloated and all puffed up

Oct. 10

Wrote out numbers and list for garden
Measured garden bed in inches
Read along with Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes CD, sang music

Discussed the skin layers and what the dermis looks like- the cat has a new tumor that he's been chewing and we're watching it closely:

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010

Oct 8

Library time
Finished firemen unit with a book (Firefighting: Behind the Scenes), craft, spelling words
Tape measure math

Started alligator unit
Watched alligator documentary

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The List






Crickets (dissection)


Oct. 5

Fire Station field trip
Made escape route map
Practiced fire drills
Established outside meeting place
Found and discussed smoke detectors

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Oct. 3

Practiced stop, drop, and roll
Recited everything she learned in co-op about firefighters!!
Sesame street games
caught baby lizards
mastered the monkey bars!