Friday, June 24, 2011

Fun in the sun with Melissa and Doug

Give way coming up
Starting July 5th . We where unable to review these as it rained 5 days . So we will start the give-way July 5th-july 8th But look what you can win !!! All four toys great for beach and summer fun ! total 49.98 worth of Melissa and Doug sand toys .
I can not wait to play with them ..
Check out melissa and doug on face book they are running many give ways !!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Dairy days where fun

As am leaving for vacation for 10 days we heading out a road trip sort of . First we are heading to Black Hills and Mt Rushmore then off to Longmont Colorado to watch our oldest daughter play softball for 5 days . I though i 'd share a little on how I am doing my Food pyramid curriculum . First i break it into different area's dairy , grain , Fruit and veggies then to meat. We also spend a day on the fun stuff JK others or oil and fats . So we spend a few days on each categories then we put them all together into out food pyramid . Then following this we also will talk about moving fitness pyramid .
So as we finishing up Dairy this week and when i get back from vacation on the 5th we move to grain . We also going to do a 100 chart of fruit and veggies .
I don't have any picture except from Tuesday as early talked about leaving for vacation plus i got eye infection(5 hours at doctors today ) and been busier then Bee . Have not even packed yet .
So sorry for lack of post and pictures . I also did not forget about give- away but we have not been able to review them with 6 days of rain so hopeful tomorrow i get it up so you can hang out on the blog when am away ..

Food pyramid

Building Bones
so yesterday we listed food in the milk group
We are charting how many time in each day for next three days we drank milk .
Each meal i ask them how many time a day do we need to have milk or milk product ? (Three)
We read Gregory ,The Terrible Eater

So we will looking at each food group before putting them all together next week
Here a nice web
In Honor in of dairy we made ice cream cones today
Look at this math game you can make to go with your ice cream,0

We read Ice cream the full scoop by Gail Gibbons

Then the best way to end your learning about Dairy is to make some ice cream .
I make ice cream in zip lock bags always a great summer activity . yummy

ok i lost most the pictures ? so we mixed glue , shaving cream into bowls

and added a drop off food coloring . We had these little scoops we used to scoop in onto our cones .(they where given to me from my vet mom ) prefect !

We had blue berry , strawberry ,vanilla and mint ice cream yummy !!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Am Excited so keep reading

Coming next week I will be Giving away and talking about 4 toys from Melissa and Doug to my reader and followers "

details a head

In mean time can see a peak of one idem !

Theses are one of my fav , they are so cute and your children will love them for the summer .

Also while your waiting head over to face book and like them and tell them i sent you ABC's Of Jess's house

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Butterfly Bracelets

Butterfly Bracelets they are Simply, easy and cheap . We took paper towel rolls cut into 3's or 4's and trace a butterfly pattern out . Let them decorate the band and Butterfly and i put a line of hot glue on back of butterfly to hold go . The paper rolls i cut a slit so it fold over there arm to make a bracelet . Think of the possibility's !

Meet our Butterflies !!!

We had 4 out of 5 of are Butterflies live .

Here there own Butterfly garden they made on the Garage , these are sticky butterflies ??

The school agers made this craft other day to Celebrate our Butterfly's

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Fly Into Summer

As we are studying Butterflies

We changed our Bulletin board . We keep spring flowers for our Butterflies .

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Flag Day

So today we Celebrated Flag day . Learning how many strips , stars and what they stand for Courage red strips ,white strips liberty and of course 50 start for 50 states .

I want to share i love this book

it called Learning about Spring and Summer holidays by Candace B wells great little book to add to your Curriculum .

They also all go flag yoyos !!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Butterflies and nectar

We made flowers , where nectar comes from . We drank nectar from a straw like a tube the butterflies drink from .

Flying Colors Chrysalis


We colored our coffee filters and then spray with water added a clothes pin body when done.
We did this out side and only takes a few minutes to dry .

We took Empty paper tube , Flatten one end slightly and i taped shut. Then we decorated it with mod pod (glue and water mixture )green tissue paper and glue mixture .

This ideas was from the book we read Flying colors .

Great craft while we waiting for our Butterflies the Chrysalis are kind of boring to watch . But we have a surprise today .

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Butterflies symmetry

So today we worked on Butterflies

we painted one side and then folded over to

make the same pattern on other side . Beautiful Butterfly

first we used our fine motor to draw a symmetry butterfly to help understand symmetry . It like magic to a three year old . when you fold over the paper .

We worked on some fine motor skills then made Butterflies to represent the Butterflies.

We did this Triangle butterflies yesterday afternoon . I thought it was neat to have our fine motor skills to come to live .

Friday, June 3, 2011

Butterflies and Caterpillar Table games

Butterfly pattern shapes

learn about shapes and symmetry
Which we will explore more later in unit .


Pasta butterflies used for counters . Made some like number grids . Add the number of butterflies . And help the Caterpillar find the Butterfly . Follow the C's (letter Recognitions)