Monday, April 27, 2020

Weekly Theme: Weather

Weather, Weather

                     What do we see?

This week's theme is WEATHER. If you live in the Northern Virginia area, you'll know we're poised to get hit with LOTS of rain this week so I switched things around and decided this would be the perfect week to focus on everything we see outside. 

From Meteorologists to tornados - we're going to study it all while incorporating some letter review (A-V) and number review (1-16). 

Tot has really been responding to some type of art activity so I've incorporated quite a few into this weeks lesson. However, a lot are through Scholastic Teachable's, which means my links won't help you unless you've registered for their remote learning. If you haven't, both Scholastic and have been my main resources each week. If you are registered and would like the links, just comment below with your email address and I'll send them your way! 

Scholastic Teachable's

One other tidbit - I purchased the Learning Dynamics Reading Kit. Tot has really been trying to read and I want to equip with her with as many resources as possible. She also can only listen to me so much during the week so wanted to set her with something he can do independently with little interaction with her Mama. She's pretty sick of me this week and it's only Monday - what can you do? I will give it a week and let you know if it's working and worth the $ stay tuned! 

Magic School Bus - Season 1, Episode 1 (Netflix): Kick Up A Storm 

National Geographic - Weather: link 

PBS Wild Weather: link 

Weather Reports - we are doing a daily weather report that will be in the kitchen for us to check on at least 3 times a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner). Have child go outside and tell you how the weather is (hot, cold, sunny, etc.) - we're also incorporating days of the week with this so that we can review those while discussing weather. The weather report I found is through Scholastics, but there are lots online to use. 

What is a Meteorologist? 

Weather Book: worksheet

What to Wear Weather: worksheet

Weather Activity: Have your little one head into their room and do a little fashion show based on different weather description you give them. So we don’t end up with a room full of chaos, I’m going to put a couple thing from each weather condition (rain coat, winter hat, tank top etc.) on her bed for her to choose from.

Weather Song: link

Weather Wheel: link 

Weather Wear Matching: worksheet 

Color and Learn - Rain: worksheet 

Weather Prediction: worksheet 

Missing Letter - Weather: link 

Find the W - Weather: worksheet

Tornado Video: link 

Tornado Facts: link 

Tornado in a Bottle Experiment: link 

Severe Weather Video: FEMA link 

What causes thunder and lightening? link 

How do we know when it’ll rain? link 

Thunderstorm Art: link 

Weather Art (Rain, Wind, Frost): link 

Weather Words: link 

Bible - Psalm 104: link 

The Lord rides on the wings of the wind
He makes the winds serve as his messengers
He makes flashes of lightning serve him.

The Lord waters the mountains from his palace high in the clouds.
The earth is filled with the things he has made

God Controls the Weather: link 

Enjoy the week, everyone! 

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Lesson Plan: All About Me

      All About 


Our lesson this week is all about the human body and the five senses. Tot has really been interested in doctors, medicine, and all things science recently so I wanted to switch up our lessons to really focus on all of these things. I took out the emotions piece because with her regular school work piling up from her teachers, it was just too much. So, it's a two-part lesson plan with next week focusing more on emotions and how we spread love to others. 
I did cheat and purchase a few additional things to help - crafting and painting have been something that I've noticed really helps her incorporate things she's learned. 

Magic School Bus - Journey into the Human Body - link 
Human Body Workbook - link

Let's DIVE into the HUMAN BODY

Human Body Lesson Videos 
(23 mins) - Link
(37 mins) - Link
Trunk, Upper, and Lower Limbs - Link
Magic School Bus (21 mins) - Link 

Printable Worksheets

Human Body Facts for Kids - Link

Super Skeleton - Link 

Body Part Song - Link 

Body Part Activity have your little one trace you on a piece of paper and help you label your body parts (if you don't have a paper roll, glue some construction paper together to make a larger pieces or have them trace a smaller sibling). Display you outline and review each body part—head , arms, legs, chest, hands, and feet—with your littles. Have them color in the heart, brain, and stomach with patterns and any type of stamps etc. you have in the house. 

Once done, have them fill out this attachment LINK

Music Activity - find some larger pencil, cardboard rolls, wooden spoons etc. and practice your music tapping skills. Have them practice with a few simple tunes (row, row, row the boat) and then turn on this video for them to show off their rhythm skills (LINK)
All About the Five Senses - Link (video)
Worksheet 1 - Link 
Worksheet 2 - Link 

Letter U 
Song - Link
Song - Link 

Worksheet 1 - Link 
Worksheet 2 - Link 
Worksheet 3 - Link 
Worksheet 4 - Link 

Number 15 
Worksheet - Link 
Worksheet - Link 

Numbers Bingo (1-25 review) - Link 

Bible Study - 1 Corinthian 12 
Video - Link 

God Made Me Special Song - Link 

Lesson Plan - Link 

Worksheet 1 - Link 

Worksheet 2 - Link 

Coloring Sheet 1 - Link 

Coloring Sheet 2 - Link 
Enjoy this lesson plan. Next week - we continue with all things emotions! Catch up on all things shop local love on our instagram as well as any daily crafts we incorporate into our learning. Sending all our love to you & yours. xo

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Lesson Plan: Easter


        HE IS RISEN

Our lesson plan this week focuses on Easter and the Christian reasons behind the celebration of Easter. Like I mentioned, Tot attends a private Christian school and it is a holiday that is near and dear to our family. But, I know this lesson plan isn't for everyone so while the majority centers around the biblical studies of Easter - I have included quite a few generic Easter activities and worksheets for you to use.

Next week, we're back to themes related to science (Tot's favorite thing right now) and we're focused on All About ME. We'll learn about the human body, our emotions, etc. Stay tuned for that lesson plan later this week!

Before I dive into all things Easter, here are a few things we've been utilizing that are really great resources and activities for little ones....

Bella Ballerina - they're now including multiple studios to choose from for streaming and really focusing on classes for all ages. They include special events (like meeting Elsa, Rapunzel, etc.) and really can help you knock out 45 mins of work while your little is twirling around nearby. They've uploaded a sample schedule for you to review, but honestly - I can't say enough about the service and the company as a whole. Every time I need to fill 30-45 mins to get something knocked out, I have her enter a class and VOILA. The streaming fee is $3 a day, but they've given me a special code to offer y'all.

Use code BUMBLEBEETOT for 30% off your streaming subscription

Visit Bella Ballerina for more information!

Homer - there are some days (like yesterday) where Mama just has to yell SNOW DAY even though it's 65 outside and school is canceled. Like how that works? But, I can't have her watching Disney+ all day so we've been utilizing the Homer App for days like yesterday. Is it the same as teaching her? No, but it's pretty darn close. She is loving the pathway learning and I can already see a difference in her pronunciation of certain words after only a few days. Won't work for every family, but we've loved it so far. Check it out here.

Eat KBC - Top Chef winner Kelsey Bernard Clark is hosting daily virtual cooking classes from her kitchen and filling the classes with all types of scrumptious goodies. She also has lots of classes geared for little ones and we're registered for her Thursday biscuit class for kids. I don't know who's more excited - me or Tot?!? The shrimp & grits class looks like a pretty solid date option as well. We can't wait for Thursday. For more details, visit here.

Franklin Party Stylist - this sweet company has ramped up their Princess and Super Hero appearances and they're so wonderful. We're planning to schedule another one for next week as a surprise for a few great weeks of school. From Elsa to Ariel, she provides a schedule each week for parents to choose from and it's as simple as messaging her on Instagram for a time slot to sign up for. Have a few littles you want to entertain? She'll do coloring parties and can FaceTime, Zoom etc. She sings with them, dances with them, just all the thing and it's the cutest. You can also purchase a gift card for any families you'd like to donate time with - any parents on the frontline who's littles could use a smile. Support this Mama and schedule an online call today!

Stone Tower Winery - how could I possibly provide a list of essentials without talking about the WINE. All the wine. Anyone else feel like they're plowing through bottles of wine like they're going out of style? I mean, I'm slightly worried a few Mama's here will help me drink our winery out of brut rose. But, I couldn't hold onto this secret for much longer...our winery is doing $5 FLAT RATE SHIPPING. Doesn't matter where you live, doesn't matter if you're a member. Everyone has access. They've put together some great packages for you as well (think tasting bottles etc.), and are providing weekly happy hours to join in on. We've been doing them weekly and can't gush enough about the tasting packages. Visit their site and the $5 shipping will automatically reflect in your total. Go already!
And, be sure to check out my Amazon shop where I've linked all the activity books & crafts purchased that tie into our lesson plan. Shop HERE 

Easter - He IS RISEN

Bible Verse
John 3:16
Easter Numbers Worksheet: Link

Easter Addition - simple addition problems: Link
All About the Letter T
Video Introduction: Link
How to write the letter T: Link 
Coloring activity: Link 
Letter T worksheet: Link 

Number 14 Soaring High
Introduction to 14: Link 
Counting Transportation: Link 

Easter Alphabet Activity: Link

Easter Patterns - sort through and replicate simple patterns with an Easter touch: Link 

Decorate an Egg: Link 

Jelly Bean Letter Recognition: Did this one by hand, but drew a quick jelly bean jar and each jelly bean has a letter written in it. Call out each of the letters like a letter bingo and have your little one place a jelly bean on every letter they get correct. We did this with uppercase letters, but can be done with lowercase letters and numbers too.
Sight Words: Link 1 Link 2
Easter Tic Tac Toe: Link 

Easter Memory Game: Link 
Easter Bingo: Link
Easter the Story (He Is Risen): Link

He Is Risen Coloring Pages: Link

The Story of Easter (Christian): Link 

Compilation of Easter - songs and stories around Easter with the Veggie Tales cast: Link 
- This is 47 mins so I used this right before lunch today to quiet things down before food and nap time 

John 3:16 Review 
Link 1 (worksheet)
Link 2 (video review)
Link 3 (memory lesson)

Learning about Jesus' sacrifice: Link 

Easter Story (fill in the blanks): Link

That's it for this week. We're about to start Yellowstone for our next series to plow through, but share your recommendations on what you're watching!

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