That afternoon----i had to take my 6 year old to Urgent Care (well, i was debating ER... but glad I chose UC) He face planted himself doing flips on his rings on his swingset, while wearing sunglasses..... he needed glue "stitches." Getting him in the car to go was a NIGHTMARE! But he made it there and thought glue was awesome. Totally beats the actual stitches he had on that same eye when he was like 2.... (and by the way-I was NOT around for EITHER accident! But was the lucky one to take him yesterday to get checked out.) We left the house at 3 and was back all glued up by 3:50! Urgent Care totally rocked! I've never used them before!
Anyway---sorry for the rambling of the weekend......
We are starting our animal unit. We always have saved it for the end of the year so that our kiddos can take a shot at researching their animals. This week we are focusing on what makes something living or not. Today we discussed and brainstormed some ideas. We discussed how it has to GROW and CHANGE on its own. Then we went outside since it was BEA-UT-I-FUL! We went outside to JUST observe. They were to look for at least 4 living and 4 nonliving things. When we returned inside, they were to draw and label their items.
Click on the picture below to grab a copy to use if would like! It's a simple worksheet, but the kids did so well with it---and they turned out beautifully! :) (copy the pages back to back to make a booklet) I also let my kids color in the lettering to make it theirs. We have content time at the end of our day and while they were getting ready to go home, they had a chance to color in the letters to make it their "own."
End of May/June---I'm actually thinking I may send it home with my kiddos for summer! I know that most of my kids LOVE doing these and they would love to have it for summer! Crazy kids! :P