Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Wormy Wednesday week 4!
Welcome to week 4 of our worms unit study. This past week has seen some changes at our house: specifically, we have taken on some new children to care for and there's a little guy who is having a hard time adjusting. So we haven't done all the fun experiments we'd planned this week, because it's hard to do anything when there's a toddler screeching and yanking on your arm, but we'll do them this coming weekend for next week's post.
If you'd like to see really interesting and more scientific posts, take a look at STEM Mom's post and No Doubt Learning's post too!
Here's what we did do: The great number ordering worksheets that Andrea at No Doubt Learning made to introduce the concept of tens and ones and how they relate to the numbers being counted. D loved this activity! He counted, I printed, and then he told me what the number was.
Some great news to share, too: Paul at Primary Treasure Chest was kind enough to create a set of worm-themed printables. You can find them here - you HAVE to go look!There are playdough mats, counting pages, a song, and lots of notebooking pages to choose from including editable pages.
They have CVC words on worms coming very soon, too. Thanks Paul (and the rest of the team)! Scroll down the page a bit.....it's just below invertebrates. My favourite part of the printables that they made? A "Wormy Wednesday" banner to print for your classroom wall!
Using the editable page, D dictated to me what he'd like to say about worms this week.
We also played with Darci's great food web activity cards. D was fascinated by how many things eat each other!
We played Andrea's "Roll, Say, Keep" game, and some more "Wiggle to the worm"....I swear next time I'm going to pin dry Swiffer cloths to his clothes before he wiggles and get the house cleaned at the same time!
M' plants are not greatly different at this point. They'll be moved to bigger pots next week, but here's what they look like this week:
And we all painted with rubber worms, but we used gold and silver paint and I got so much on my hands that I couldn't take a photo.
Next week, we'll be having a worm link-up over on STEMMom.org. Get your posts, old and new, ready to link up!
To see all the great books we've been reading as we go through this study, you can look through the amazon affiliate widget below.