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Monday, October 31, 2011

Math Monday

We had some fun with Education Cubes and candy corns this last week!  And the good news is that these are not Halloween specific games, use them any time this fall! 
We used 2 cubes and the counting dots cards up to 12, to play this candy corn game.
We used letters A-F and numbers 1-6 in two cubes to play this Grid game.
We used the numbers 1-6 and some pumpkin seeds and a pumpkin math mat for this fun addition game.  We rolled the dice for each pumpkin and put the number of seeds in it, then wrote the numbers, and added them up and wrote the answer.
Some more pumpkin math activities that we did were ordering the pumpkin numbers and practicing writing numbers 1-20 with the templates provided HERE
And one more education cube activity we did this week (not a math activity), I used the blank template and cut these Halloween movement cards down to fit them.  Then we rolled the dice and did what it said!  (Sorry no action pictures), but the kids were all over the house with this game!
Linking up with:
Education Cubes Show & Tell 
Montessori Monday 

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Pumpkin Float or Sink

I used this Spooktacular Curriculum from Currclick for this activity and it includes several others as well!

Pumpkin Float or Sink –
(Not just a Halloween related activity, it can fit into any FALL theme!)

Using a Pumpkin and several other fruits and vegetables, we predicted which ones would sink or float, and then talked about why. 


Linking up with:
Science SundayMontessori Monday

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Little Passports #4–Egypt

C opening his Little Passport Package
Can I just say that I had so much fun with EGYPT!  (maybe even more so than the kids)  I can NOT wait for Ancient History next school year!
Ancient Egypt Toob , and Fun with Hieroglyphs

Apple Mummification Experiment from Confessions of a Homeschooler, Expedition Earth.
Building a pyramid from FloraCraft Styrofoam Kits
An Egyptian snack - Palace Bread – this was SOOO sweet, we had a ton leftover, the kids loved it, but I couldn’t handle the sweetness.  I suggest halving the recipe.  Recipe from A Trip Around the World (used in Expedition Earth Curriculum)
Looking at the See Inside Ancient Egypt Book (don’t mind the clean laundry mountain on the couch)

Other books we read:
Little Einsteins also has some activity sheets that go with their Legend of the Golden Pyramid episode
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Friday, October 28, 2011

Field Trip #19 Friday Blog Hop

Field Trip Friday!
A Blog Hop designed to share 'FIELD TRIP' related Blog Posts

(does not have to be a 'home school field trip', can be any trip to any place with your children!)
Pumpkin Patch – Hawaii Style
Well one thing is for sure that the pumpkin patch is NOT the same here in Hawaii, the hubs and I were greatly disappointed, but the kids had fun, so that’s all that matters, right??!!

C was mad because he was only allowed to pick from the small pumpkins (that’s what are fee included), but he eventually found one he liked.  The pumpkins were shipped in from CA, and they put them out to the field for pickers, then bring them back in again so they do not rot with the rain…  We were really hoping that they grew them so we could get some seed for our own, we did manage to grow one this year, but the vine died out and we had to harvest it early.
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    Thursday, October 27, 2011

    My Groovy Planet Review and Giveaway

    My Groovy Planet is a monthly subscription program that promotes recycling, fair trade, volunteering and doing what we can as individuals to make a difference in this world.  The welcome package isn’t anything to really get excited over, (contents are listed below), the first month’s kit was really neat!  It made me even more excited about the concept of this company and even more glad that I am able to help promote it! They  have since changed the set up so that you receive the welcome package and the first kit at the SAME time!  A positive change in my opinion!
    So, let me lay it out for you:

    For $11.99 plus $2.95 S&H per month (10% and 20% discounts apply for 6mo and 12mo memberships) you first receive your welcome kit, which consists of:

    My first month package consisted of the following:
    (First month kits will vary, there is not a set order, you will receive which ever kit is going out the month you register, so all subscribers receive the same kit every month)
    We thought the straws were really neat, and I loved that the purchase of this kit went to helping the people of Laos make a living.  The information with the straws, taught us more about Laos, and we also learned about the high use of straws and ways that we can minimize the trash by using reusable straws such as the bamboo straws from Laos. 
    My kids are always asking to use straws, they thought it was really neat to be able to use these ones!
    I think these kits are a great way to learn about our world and how we can make a difference in it!
    For more information or to purchase a subscription Click here to visit Groovy Planet.
    Now for the giveaway.  My Groovy Planet has graciously offered to giveaway one welcome packet and a one month subscription package to ONE lucky winner.  Please use the Rafflecopter form below to enter, mandatory entry must be completed to qualify for addition entries.  Please answer the questions as stated, Thank you!


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