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Bee Unit Study


Well, I am FINALLY getting better! The crud is nearly gone and the fibro flare is trying to wind down. SHEW!!!!! Now I am busy planning and working on my look for the first sew along challenge of Project Run & Play’s All Stars Season. ¬†YAY!!!!! And that means I should have a new tutorial coming soon!

On to the unit study! ūüėČ

As always, I try to incorporate resources for all ages and most of those resources are either free or cheap. The books can all be found at your local library, on Paperback Swap or on Amazon.

BOOKS –¬†

 

 

 

KINDLE –¬†

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRINTABLES –¬†

Honey Bee Lapbook – Homeschool Share

Bee Lapbook – Squidoo

Bee Paper Crafts, Coloring Pages and Worksheets – DLTK-Kids

Bee Life Cycle Printables – Teacher Resources Galore

The First Book of Bees

Bee Worksheets – About.com

Bee Printables – First-School

Bee Anatomy – A Kid’s Heart

Bee Preschool Unit – 2 Teaching Mommies

Bee Notebooking  РHS Launch Рscroll down

Bee Worksheets – Education.com

Honeybee Lapbook – Hands of a Child – $6

Bees & Wasps Study Starter – Currclick – 50 Cents

Simple Schooling All About Bees – Currclick – 99 Cents

Honeybees Notebooking – Currclick – $1.99

Bees! A Fun Study – Currclick – $1

Bees – Speedy Lapbook – Currclick – $1

 

 

 

 

ONLINE RESOURCES –¬†

Make a Honeycomb – Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational

Bee Unit Study – Lesson Tutor

Bee Info – Bee Magic

Bee Info – San Diego Zoo

Bee Anatomy РHow Stuff Works

All About Bees – Buzz About Bees

The Importance of Bees – CC Pollen

Bee Preschool Unit – Squidoo

Bees & Wasps Unit Study – Squidoo

Bee Types – Squidoo

Bubble Wrap Beehive – All Kids Network

Honeybees – National Geographic

Killer Bee Video – National Geographic

Silence of the Bees – PBS Video

 

 

 

Honeybees Life Cycle

 

 

 

Honeybees Drinking Water in Slow Motion

 

 

 

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Bear Unit Study


 

Our next animal study will be about bears!! They look soooo cute and cuddly, don’t they? LOL

I will never forget the first time Colin saw the taxidermy bears at Bass Pro. He wanted NOTHING to do with them! LOL

 

 

BOOKS –¬†

 

Watch Me Grow – Bear

 

 

Bears – Usborne Beginners

 

 

A Bed for the Winter – DK Readers

 

 

Bears: Polar Bears, Black Bears and Grizzly Bears

 

 

Bear-ology: Fascinating Bear Facts, Tales and Trivia

 

 

The Magic School Bus – Polar Bear Patrol

 

 

 

The Magic School Bus – Sleeps for the Winter

 

 

Bear Snores On – (There are a lot more books in this series.)

 

 

 

KINDLE BOOKS –¬†

 

 

Bear 5-Pack of eBooks! Learn About Bears While Learning To Read - Bear Photos And Facts Make It Easy! (Over 240+ Photos of Bears)

Bears 5-Pack  Рfree for Prime members

 

 

Bears! Learn About Bears and Enjoy Colorful Pictures - Learning Fun! (50+ Photos of Bears)

Bears РKids Look and Learn Рfree for Prime members

 

 

Bear Facts & Pictures (Fun Animal Photo Books for Children)

Bear Facts & Pictures – Free for Prime

 

 

Bears: Amazing Photos & Fun Facts on Animals in Nature (Our Amazing World Series)

Bears РOur Amazing World Series РFREE for Prime

 

 

Amazing Series for Kids: Discover Bear Picture Book

Amazing Series for Kids – Bears – FREE for Prime

 

 

Grizzly Bears! Learn About Grizzly Bears and Enjoy Colorful Pictures - Look and Learn! (50+ Photos of Grizzly Bears)

Grizzlies – Kids Look and Learn – FREE for Prime

 

 

Bears - The wonderful world of the Bears - Touch Screen for Kids (ANIMALS)

The Wonderful World of Bears – FREE for Prime

 

 

MAGAZINES –

 

Zoobooks – Bears

Zoobooks – Polar Bears

Your Big Backyard – Dec/Jan 2011

National Geographic Kids – April 2012

 

 

PRINTABLES –¬†

Bears Unit Study and Lapbook – Homeschool Share

Giant Panda Lapbook – Homeschool Share

Bear Printable Activities and Crafts – DLTK-Kids

Bear Activity Sheets – School Express

Bear Coloring Pages – Coloring.ws

Bear Worksheets – Education.com

Montessori Printables (animal tracks, animal families) – Montessori for Everyone

All About Bears – Unit Study – Currclick – $6.95

Polar Bears – A Fun Study – Currclick – $1

Bears of North America – Simple Days Unit Study – Currclick – 99 cents

 

 

 

 

ONLINE RESOURCES –¬†

 

Bear Activities and Facts – Kid Zone (lots of printables here, too)

Polar Bear Animal Study – Squidoo

How to Draw a Grizzly Bear – Art Projects for Kids

Brown Bear Facts  РNat Geo Kids

Bears – Kids Konnect

The American Bear Association

Learn About Bears – Squidoo

LearnAboutBears.com

Bear Pictures – Nat Geo

Facts About Bears – About.com

Bear Lesson Plans – Discovery

Bear Theme – Lesson Tutor

List of Bear Movies for Kids – Common Sense Media

Bears – Animal Planet

Planet Earth  and Living Planet are both great series that have several bear parts.

Jeff Corwin watches a bear.

 

 

I have to admit, there weren’t as many bear things easily found as I thought there would be. :/ Most of the stuff seems to be geared toward the very young (teddy bears).

If you want to do a specific bear, you could probably find more things.

 

 

Coming up tomorrow, a SEWING tutorial!! YAY!! LOL

 

 

 

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Electricity Study Theme


 

An upcoming science unit for us will be electricity! Here is list of resources that I have pulled together. I hope they help you out!

 

Books –

 

DK Eyewitness Books: Electricity

 

DK Eyewitness Electricity – Yes, another DK Eyewitness book. LOL We LOVE those!

 

 

The Usborne Young Scientist Electricity

Usborne Young Scientist Electricity

 

 

The Magic School Bus And The Electric Field Trip

The Magic School Bus and the Electric Field Trip (another favorite series in my house)

 

 

Reader's Digest ~ How Science Works

Reader’s Digest How Science Works

 

 

What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?

What’s the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?

 

 

Eureka!: Great Inventions and How They Happened

Eureka! Great Inventions and How They Happened

 

 

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind – read free on We Give Books

 

 

Learn About Electricity! (Discover Your World Series)

Learn About Electricity РIt was free, now $2.99  for Kindle

 

 

 

How to Teach About Electricity for Ages 8-13 (How To Teaching Guides)

How to Teach About Electricity for Ages 8 – 13 – $2.99 for Kindle

 

 

 

Electricity for Boys

Electricity for Boys – Free for Kindle

 

 

Teaching Electricity‚ÄĒYes You Can!

Teaching Electricity: Yes, You Can! – Scholastic

 

 

Printables

School Express – Electricity

 

I was lucky enough to grab this ¬†Schoolhouse Rock Science and Social Studies Bundle while it was still on Currclick. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to be on there anymore. :/

Ben Franklin page from Color Me Physics

Ben Franklin School Express

First School Years – Electricity Worksheets

Electricity Lapbook – Homeschool Helper Online – FREE

Electricity Lapbook РHands of a Child Р ON SALE NOW!!!

 

 

 

Online Activities and Resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Squidoo – Electricity Lesson Plan

neoK12 – Electricity games, videos, puzzles

Science With Me – Learn About Electricity

Exploring Electricity – Piwi Princess

Electricity Interactive Fun for Kids

Virtual Field Trip – CalEnergy

Discovery of Electricity Timeline

Energy Kids

How Stuff Works – Electricity

Study Jams – Electricity

 

To Buy

Magic School Bus Science Kit – Jumping into Electricity

 

 

 

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Viking Study Theme


Viking Norseman Mascot Stabbing with Sword and Shield Image Stock Photo - 10780334

 

 

Our next history unit will be VIKINGS!!! Fun!!
Here is a list of resources that I have come up with.

 

 

Books

Viking (DK Eyewitness Books)

DK Eyewitness Viking

Leif the Lucky

Leif the Lucky

 

 

Viking It and Liking It (The Time Warp Trio Book 12)

 

Viking It and Liking It РTime Warp Trio 

 

 

 

Vicious Vikings (Horrible Histories TV Tie in)

Vicious Vikings – Horrible Histories

 

 

Viking Ships At Sunrise (Magic Tree House, No. 15)

Viking Ships at Sunrise РMagic Tree House 

 

 

Who Were the Vikings? (Usborne Starting Point History)

Who Were the Vikings?

 

 

Eye Wonder: Viking

DK Eye Wonder Viking – read for free at We Give Books

 

 

Printables

Viking Lapbook – Dynamic 2 Moms

Viking Coloring Pages – OnColoring.com

Viking Crafts and Coloring Pages – DLTK-Kids

Early Explorers Pre K Pack – Living Life Intentionally

Viking Notebooking Pages РHomeschool Helper Online (you have to scroll down a bit)

Viking Notebooking – Twinkl (free sign up)

Viking Multi-book Theme Unit – Homeschool Share

The Vikings Project Pack – In The Hands of a Child

 

 

Online Resources

History of Vikings for Kids – Squidoo Lens

Learn About Viking Longships – Squidoo Lens

Viking Unit Study – Just Mommies

Viking Craft and Lesson Plan – Crayola

A to Z Hands on History Day 5 – Adventures in Mommydom

Horrible Histories: Literally – The Viking Song – YouTube (older kids)

Norwegian Viking Music – YouTube

Viking It and Liking It РTime Warp Trio РPart 1 РYouTube (also found on Discovery Streaming)

How to Draw a Viking Ship

NOVA РVikings (lots of hands on)

 

 

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Learning About the Presidents


Here are some of the resources that we use in our Presidents studies.

I keep a binder with all the printouts in it that we have done so far.

Books

The Everything Kids’ Presidents Book¬†

The Little Giant Book of American Presidents

The Little Giant Book of American Presidents

Presidents (Eyewitness Books)

DK Eyewitness Presidents

Sometimes a certain president will have LOTS of book about them. Here are a few series that are very helpful.

Who Was Abraham Lincoln?

The Who Was Series 

. . . If You Grew Up with George Washington

If You Grew Up With ……..

George Washington: Young Leader (Childhood of Famous Americans)

Childhood of Famous Americans Series

George Washington (Heroes of America)

Heroes of America Series

American Presidents Coloring Book (Dover History Coloring Book)

American Presidents Coloring Book

 

 

Printables

US Presidents Coloring Pages 

President’s Day Activities

Lapbook – Homeschool Share

Presidents Notebooking Pages

Crayola Presidents Coloring Pages

Presidents Lapbook – Squidoo

President Notebooking – Notebooking Fairy

Printable Presidents Game – 30 Handmade Days

 

 

Online Resources

The Homeschool Mom – Presidents of the United States

Info Please – U.S. Presidents

People & Places of the US – A to Z Kids Stuff

President’s Day Andy Warhol Style – Toddler Approved¬†

American Presidents

Slide Show and Bio of Presidents 

Teaching Kids about the Presidents – Learnist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope this helps!!! ūüôā

 

 

 

 

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