Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Viscosity Experiment for Older Kids

Here is the Viscosity Experiment for the older kids. This one Mr. Man really had fun doing.  He loved that he got to choose what to use and that there was no "right" or "wrong" choices. 

As I said in the "Viscosity Experiment for younger kids" post 
"I don't want to label this experiment via  "grades" as all kids learn at their own pace.   I know my BubbyDooDoo Bear "gets" things a little bit "slower" than the "norm" for his "grade".  So read through the experiment, YOU will know if your love is able to do this experiment or the older one." 

If you are wondering what "Viscosity" is: "Viscosity" is the measure of how a liquid flows.  It is all explained in the worksheet, so do not worry. 

Here is the experiment:

Page 2

Scientific Method Chart

To get your 3 Viscosity Worksheets, click here.
If you think your love would do better with the "Viscosity Experiment for Younger Kids", click here.

Here is Mr. Man's video of this experiment:

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Viscosity Science Experiment For Younger Kids

Viscosity testing makes for a great experiment.   My loves enjoyed this one so much because they got to pick what liquids they wanted.  There was no "right" or "wrong" to it.  

What is "Viscosity" you ask?? It is the measure of how a liquid flows.  The first worksheet explains it all for you and your loves. 

Time for the experiment and to fill in the Scientific Chart.

These sheets are for the younger student.  I don't want to label this experiment via  "grades" as all kids learn at their own pace.   I know my BubbyDooDoo Bear "gets" things a little bit "slower" than the "norm" for his "grade".  So read through the experiment, YOU will know if your love is able to do this experiment or the older one. 

Get your Viscosity Experiment Worksheets here

Here is BubbyDooDoo Bear's video of this experiment. 

Memory Jar for 2015.

I am all about traditions.   To me these are a huge part in making memories.   Also, they are something you can pass down to your loves and they can do with their own loves and on  and on.   
We are starting a new tradition this year after the ball drops to bring in 2015. 
A Memory Jar

I think this idea is wonderful.  Through out the year, write down things that have happened on a slip of paper and put it inside the jar.  On the next New Year's Eve, gather your family and read  every "memory".  A great way to reflect on the year. 

A Memory Jar is very easy to make. 
You decorate it the way you want to.  You can even use different colored paper to represent each person in your family. Make it personal and your own.  That is the beauty of this project as it represents YOUR memories of the year.  

Here is ours:

If you want to preserve these memories I have a great idea!!
Put all your "memory papers" into trading card pages. They would fit nicely in each section.  Then keep all these pages in a binder. Use the insertable tab dividers for each year! Great family project. 

Grinch-y Ears "Step by Step" video.

My first YouTube video!   I will be doing more of these as I learn much better by seeing "How" than just reading 'How". 

Check it out and tell me what you think!

Click on the picture below to get the 3 Free worksheets.

Gingerbread Man - Math Game-Addition and Subraction

A fun math game for you and your loves.   
I had a great time making this one.  

All you need:
2- dice
1- penny
1 pawn per player

Add in some hot chocolate and have a great time!!

You can download this great game at my Tpt Store - here or you can get this at my Etsy Store - here.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Teaching U.S. State History For Free!

Depending on what your state you are in, you may be required to teach "State History".    I know where we live, it is a requirement. 

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I found this great site that does all the work for you. 

They have compiled so much information for each sheet along with coloring pages, word searches, puzzles and more printables. 

Just click on your state and let the adventure begin.

Favorite Pins This Week - 12/27

Time for my favorite Pins of the week.

This looks so hearty and delicious.  Especially for those cold winter days. 

I need one of these posted to my refrigerator. This is a MUST for any kitchen.

How adorable is this??  What kid isn't going to love it...AND they learn, too?   

This made me laugh just way toooooooo hard!   

Loaded Cauliflower Mash Bake!!!!!

Great healthy appetizers for New Year's Eve!!

What a great twist on Sugar Cookies!!!!!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Grinch-y Ears - Science Experiment about Sound

 This maybe the last of my "The Grinch" inspired worksheets for now.  I hope you have enjoyed them as much as I have making them and testing them out! 

Grinch-y Ears Science Experiment #1 

Here is what BubbyDooDoo Bear used: 

Let the fun begin with Part A.

Mr. Man helped.

Onto Part B.

Time to fill out the worksheet.

On to Experiment #2

Here is the Chart you will need.

What he used:

Let the fun begin...again...with Mr. Man's help...again.  

Time to use the Scientific Method to find out what will help The Grinch.

To get all 3 sheets, click here or the picture below. 
I hope you enjoy this fun Science experiment as much as we did. 

Grinch-y Behavior - Creative Writing Printable

Still being inspired by The Grinch!

A fun sheet giving your loves situations and then write about what they think The Grinch would do and what THEY would do. A great way to inspire some writing from those who don't like to writing.
Get this printable by clicking here.

You can also get this sheet in the "Grinch-y Language Arts" set in my store. 

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Grinch-y Antonyms - Printable

Making some new printables inspired by The Grinch !

Grinch-y Antonyms - Just click here to get this sheet. 
You can get this sheet in the "Grinch-y Language Arts" set at my store. 

Restore a Dry Erase White Board

A dry erase white board is a very useful tool for Homeschooling Mamas.   I can't even begin to count how many I have bought over the years because I can't get them clean anymore....even when using that "special" spray they sell you.   

I was overjoyed when I saw this  on Pinterest:

Check out the 10 second video at wikiHow and you will never have to buy a new dry erase white board again!!!!   

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Chocolate Raspberry Crescent Ring

Oh my wonderful does this look??

I love chocolate and raspberry together.   

Go check it out and get the recipe at Pillsbury.Com!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Literate and Create - The Gingerbread Man

BubbyDooDoo Bear and I did a really fun Literate and Create today!  The Gingerbread Man and the oven.  Inside is a sheet that your child fills out about the story. 

 I will warn you, the pictures didn't come out well (I need better lighting), but they do tell how to do this craft!

We read this book via Kindle today.  It was only $.99!!!!!
Click on the picture below to get my FREE printable for this craft.  I made it to follow exactly what is going on in The Gingerbread Man (Keepsake Stories) from Amazon.  Have your love fill it in before you begin the craft. 

Let's Begin!

Here is everything you will need:
1 - Gingerbread Man printable
1- white sheet of paper
1- brown sheet of paper
1- black sheet of paper
1- piece of aluminum foil
1 - gingerbread man cut out
ruler, pencil, crayons, a card (playing card), penny, bottle top and glue

1. The Oven
Fold the white paper, but not evenly, you need to leave room for the oven dials. 

Mark the paper at 2 1/2 inches from the right side.

Draw a line to the top...

and cut.

2. The Oven Window

Using the card, trace around it on the aluminum foil and cut.

Glue the window on the front of the oven.

There is your window.

3. The oven door handle.

Measure 6 1/2 inches on the BLACK paper.  You want a little extra because you need to fold each end.

Glue on your handle.

How cute is that?

4. The dials

Using the bottle top, trace circles on the BLACK paper and cut out.  Using the penny, trace circles on the WHITE paper and cut out. 

Glue the black dials on the top part of your oven. 

Glue the white circles inside the black ones.  We wrote "Off, H, M,L" on the dials.

Your oven is now done on the outside!  We will get back to the "inside" in a moment.  Time to make our Gingerbread Man!

5. The Gingerbread Man

Using the cutout of a gingerbread man, trace it on the BROWN paper and cut. 

With the pencil and crayons, decorate your Gingerbread Man.

6. Inside the Oven

Cut out the filled in printable on the dotted lines.  

Glue it to the inside of your oven.  Make sure you have it even with the bottom, that way it won't show up over the top of the door. 

Glue your Gingerbread Man where you would like to, but so he is peeking out, ready to jump!! 

When you re-fold your oven,with the printable inside, if there is any excess hanging off either side, just trim it.   

Voila!   You have done it!