Rhyme: Pease Porridge Hot
Vocab word: Habitat
Literacy Activity: Memory with Opposite Cards (found here) **My kids top out at about 6-8 matches right now. I chose the easiest ones and went from there. You know what your kids can handle."
Day 1: B is for Bear
Look at pictures of different kinds of bears. Name them and see where they live. What do their habitats look like? What do they eat? Talk about how a habitat is an animal home and each habitat has to have a safe place for the bear to live and food available. Tape a picture of each bear onto a world map where that bear lives.
B is for Bear worksheets. and minibook
Watch videos of the four bears we talked about.
Polar bear video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwZH_aT0FGI
Sun bear video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wc8oxe-5dts
Grizzly video http://animal.discovery.com/tv-shows/other/videos/grizzly-bear-videos.htm
Panda video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZjlVUG_APs
Go see the bears at the zoo.
Day 2: Porridge
Make an instruction sheet with 4-6 illustrated steps for making porridge (Cream of Wheat or Oatmeal). Go over the steps with the kids before, during, and after the actual preparation of the porridge. Have the kids help you.
Observe the porridge and make a "word web" describing it. Our describing words for porridge were "White, hot, soft, smooth".
Try the porridge with different toppings and vote on whether you like it with a specific topping or not. Make a simple graph of the Yeas Vs. Nays. Count each vote and then add both sides together to make sure all votes are accounted for (but really to begin teaching basic addition)
Day 3: Number 3
Do 3 Worksheet
Do sizing worksheet. Color, cut, count, sort into small medium and large, glue.
Talk about small, medium, and large throughout the day.
Day 4: Opposites
Set out an opposites exhibit and then have the kids help you label each thing with the appropriate word. We did Hot vs. Cold, Soft Vs. Hard, Wet Vs. Dry. Review each item and word (you're trying to build a little word recognition here)
Do the pattern worksheet
Day 5: Max's Birthday so....no school!