Monday, 28 November 2016

Home Learning Weed 12 - Bees, World Book, Lip Balm, Seeds

Science - Bees

Watching documentary, discussing, asking questions, planning, collaborating
So, we're going to get an actual queen bee. A real queen bee. How do we get the queen bees? The queen bee is always inside the hive. You have to wear protective gloves.

Will she tell us what to do to get the extra honey without killing any of them? That's the fun part about bees: when you're trying to get honey, bees don't actually let you get the honey. They sting you. Remember Mom? They don't let you.

Geography, Writing, Communication - World Book Project

With Becky, at VLC - mind mapping, giving opinions and information, researching, using maps, writing, editing, addressing envelope, mailing letter, waiting

Let's put it in. Oh - it lost its stickiness. How's it taste? Not very good... not really tasty. Where's the stamps? Will we buy them today? I want something to get that taste out of my mouth - I'm going to get something out of my lunch kit. Where's my lunch kit? Found it! Something not disgusting, and something yummy!

Science - Turning to the Light

Following directions, predicting, observing, comparing
Look at that! It looks like pepperoni! Let's see if it smells like pepperoni! No, it doesn't... what do we need to do? Oh, put the seeds on! You open it because I don't want to spill them. They look so small. Do they smell like anything? No... tastes like mustard, though. They smell really weird and taste really weird... they smell like vanilla, Mom! See what I mean?

Your HAND smells like vanilla.

Fair enough!

You actually have to let them have time to grow.

Science, Cooking, Health - Home Made Lip Balms

With Tammy - reading and following directions, measuring, heating, pouring, waiting, testing
We can do hair DIY's and feet pedicure and then ... I don't know... DIY conditioner and make shampoo and do hair styles! Ha ha ha!

Reading: Critter Club - Amy and the Missing Puppy

Oral reading - 1-3 chapters/day - slightly more challenging than Junie B. Jones
There's a picture on every page! Look!

Sewing, Recycling - Zero Waste Denim Purse

Materials: jean pocket factory samples, discarded feather trim, upholstery piping scraps
Sorting, planning, imagining, threading a machine
I can make a purse and I can keep it when I'm a grownup and I can use it for my kids! This will be my teenager bag. Because this will be way fancier for a kid to use.

I'll be a fancy teenager. Do you think I'll wear belly shirts?

Other Home Learning Posts

Home Learning, Day 1, Grade 4 - Smoothie, Recycling Rigid or Soft Plastic, Transfer Station, Compost
Home Learning - Week 2 Chai, Fruit Fly Trap, Garden Kiosk, Albinism
Home Learning - Week 3 Apple Taste Test, Gymnastics, Back Brace, Subtraction
Home Learning - Week 4 Subject/Predicate, Squash, Mint/Calendula Face Mask
Home Learning - Week 5 Slugs, Radish, Mushrooms
Home Learning - Week 6 Thanksgiving, Earthquake Kit, Soaring Eagle
Home Learning - Week 7 BC, +/- 1, Braces, Bees, Rain Water
Home Learning - Week 8 Pizza, Alberta, Halloween
Home Learning - Week 9 Dogs, Earrings, Adding White
Home Learning - Week 10 Christmas List, Cupcake Face Mask, Green Poodle
Home Learning - Week 11 Mango Lassi, Saskatchewan, 10 Partners, Cat
Home Learning - Week 12 Bees, World Book, Lip Balm, Seeds
Home Learning - Week 13  Memory, Sewing, Back Brace Adjustment
Home Learning - Week 14 Snow,  Salad, SPCA, Manitoba, Bison
Home Learning - Week 15 Christmas, Manure, Evil Sister
Home Learning - Week 16 Gerbil, Slime, Hummingbirds, Cocoa
Home Learning - Week 17 Ontario, Apple Taste Test, Denim Purse
Home Learning - Week 18 Thank You Notes, Math Without Help, Term Two Reflection
Home Learning - Weeks 19+20 Nerd Outfit, Quebec, Birthday
Home Learning - Week 21 Emotions, Ordering Numbers, Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Soaring Eagles #4
Home Learning - Week 22 Valentine's Day, Science World, New Brunswick
Home Learning - Week 23 Worried, Adding Tens, Nova Scotia, Science World #2, DIY Lip Gloss Soap
Home Learning - Week 24 Real-Life Math, Nap, Lonely, Wolfdogs, Spring, Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
Home Learning - Week 25 Schedules, Yukon, Pysanky, Bank Machine, Regrouping, Loved, Term 3 Reflections, Soaring Eagles #5
Home Learning - Week 26 Rotten Food, Embarrassed, Newfoundland and Labrador, Can Opener, Skating, Teacher Screecher, Rain Water, Slugs, Word Search
Home Learning - Week 27 Cheer, Fish, Digit Sequences, Spelling "ea", Sad, Spring 2, Matching Pictures, Butterfly Books, Math Review, Private Questions 2
Home Learning - Week 28 I Spy; Subtraction of Numbers Larger than 19, without and with Regrouping; Spelling "ee"; Frustrated; Ancient Greece; Nunavit; Quinoa Veggie Salad; Cat Whiskers; Dog Biscuit; Butterfly Cage; Baby Alive Food DIY
Home Learning - Week 29 Kitchen Scraps, Northwest Territories, Butterflies, Fort Langley, Bike Riding, Estimation, Helpful, Banana Orange Smoothie
Home Learning - Week 30 Watermelon, Money, Tired, Butterflies, Handsome Warren, Catnip, Water Measurement, OT Assessment 2, Rounding, Contractions, Silly, Soaring Eagles 6
Home Learning - Week 31 Ella Enchanted, Butterflies 3, Money, Story of Life 1, Watermelon 2, Sweet Pea, Tomatillo, Disappointed, Visual Memory, Adding Tens, Garden Beds, Muffins, Thank You to Carol, Contractions 2, Butterfly Cage, Ken
Home Learning - Week 32 Encyclopedia Brown, 41st Ave., Money, Chrysalides, OT Assessment 3, 600 Million Years, Mishka, Related Tens, Round-Offs, QE Park, Mother's Day Card, Acting and Dancing
Home Learning - Week 33 Butterflies, Estimating Sum and Difference, Thailand, Money Book, 600 Million Years 2, Library Holds, Mara the Meerkat Fairy, Soaring Eagle 6
Home Learning - Week 34 Castles, Planting Veggies, Long and Short "a", Butterfly Release, Banana Smell, Estimating Sum and Difference, Drawing v Colouring, Horrid Henry, Poppy Seed Pasta Salad, Pond Water 2, Trike Planter, Lush Gift Card, Beekeeping
Home Learning - Week 35 Money, 600 Million Years 3, Long and Short "e", Cirque de la Symphonie, Farm Visit, Sharks, Appropriate Questions, Microscope, Pandora, Telling Time, Estimation, Cheer


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  2. Well done ... lavender lip balm, sounds nummy!

  3. I wonder if there are still any slugs in your garden? Or maybe you got rid of them all?

  4. Hi AZ, we had a lot of fun making lip balm. I wonder which one is your favourite so far. I'm looking forward to more DIY projects.