Sunday, January 14, 2018

Let it Snow 2018 and 100th Day 2018

Happy New Year Everyone!!!
I can't believe it's been almost a month since my last post.  I had full intentions of posting during our winter break, but I had so much family stuff going on. We did a ton of cooking, movie watching, game playing, furniture refinishing, pantry organizing, and just plain chillin'! I loved every single minute of it. It was all low key, but it was the best!
I want to share a couple of pics of our Grinch day! It was so fun and the kids had a blast! We got to do almost everything in my unit! Take a peek!














Such a fun day, and the kids did do a little learning along the way!!! :)

Last week was a review week in science, so we decided that because of the "chance" of snow, we needed to do a fun activity to celebrate snow!
While thinking about that, my awesome teammate mentioned that you could get snowballs at the local Bahama Buck's, a shaved ice place.  Genius!!!
So, of course, I went a got some!!
For these little Texas kids who don't see snow very often, I knew they were going to love anything we did to go along with snowballs!! I made up a quick little science review experience.









Kids loved the science activity and review, and loved working with snowballs (thanks to Bahama Bucks!) cause it never did snow! :(   Maybe this week!! :)
I know a lot of you are getting way more snow than you ever wanted (thinking about you all!!) so you probably don't even want to consider any kind of snow science, but give it a try anyway!!! You won't need to go buy your snowballs!

I have included this little activity in my snow unit. Other fun things included are...










Coming up soon is our 100th day of school!  I added a couple of things to my unit!









OK!!!  This post was a little longer than I meant for it to be, but considering I haven't posted in a while, I guess that's alright. I'll be back soon!!!  Thanks for your patience and thanks for stopping by!!  
Have a wonderful week!!
Joyfully!
Nancy





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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Candy Cane STEAM!


 Hello Everyone!!
We had an awesome week last week and I finally have a second to share!! Getting so close to our winter break can make for some challenging focus issues for our little learners.  We have to do our best to keep them engaged in their learning.  One way to accomplish this almost impossible task is to include STEAM activities in their day!  We were able to get organized enough to make our way through our new unit...Candy Cane STEAM!  Here are some pics!


candy cane science- solid, liquid, molecules, heat energy, etc







Candy Cane Engineering! Trapping an elf!

Here are some quick pics of some of the printables in the mini unit.













If you need to let off some STEAM and want this little unit, CLICK HERE!!!




The kids had a blast with all of this!!  This week we'll have fun with that infamous green guy!!  Talk about engagement!!!   Hope your last few days before break go well!  This is such an exciting time of year for all!!
Look for that excitement and just go with it!!
Till next time...

Joyfully!
Nancy