Wheels On The Bus Homework Enrichment S.T.E.M. Activity!
I just finished it yesterday and had to post
it free for the next 24 hours
for all of our blogging buddies! Very cool!
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It is very similar to my Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater STEM
that I posted free (for a short time) last year.
My favorite part is that my kiddos who need enrichment
will definitely get that, and all I have to do is:
2. Choose a date for our classroom's Bus Race
3. Wait for fabulous buses to show up!
Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy!
My parents who are always looking
for enrichment activities for their children
LOVED my Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater STEM last year. I'm sure they did!
I taught 3 rotating classes of first graders.
Each class of 18 students,
brought in an average of 6 pumpkin houses.
Keeping that in mind,
our Bus Race Day will be
comprised of small teams.
Whoever brings in a bus
will have a group of classmates
on his/her team.
The students will see if the bus has
wheels that "go round and round,
wipers that "go swish, swish, swish"
and a door that "opens and shuts".
Then they'll see whose
bus can roll the furthest.
They'll measure the distance,
and compare numbers
using inches, paper clips, or unifix cubes.
Fab, fab, fabulous math day!
You're like the STEM guru. And I know you. Just saying...
The teachers going to school say,
"Yay, yay, yay!
Yay, yay, yay!"
The teachers going to school say,
"Yay, yay, yay!
I'm making plans for a fabulous day!"
Enjoy! Thanks for sharing!
Update: 9/22/15 Holy Toledo Batman! I have GOT to share these pics with all of you! Seriously?! Is there a little comic book loving little boy trapped in your head? You have GOT to be the only one I hear use that phrase! LOL I sent this Homework Enrichment STEM home with my first grade students. They came back with the cutest buses.... with wheels that went "round and round", wipers that went "swish, swish, swish", and doors that went "open and shut". This was an optional homework activity, and the majority of the kids (and their families) decided to participate! Woo-hoo! Awesomesauce!!!
The buses that look like they don't have wheels....do...they actually DO roll... the wheels are just underneath.
See the smiley face bus? It's my favorite! One of my 6 year old students made it with his 14 year old sister. Notice the wipers? Two striped paper clips did the trick! So super cute...and 100% kid made!
I hope your students and families enjoy doing this activity as much as mine did! Happy STEMming! :) Regina
language arts materials! That's right. You math teacher you!
I just have to share some
sprinkles with our blog followers!
Here are some pages from my
Alphabet Handwriting Practice in Print: Super cute!
How about I give you the letter Q page for Queen? Thanks for sharing!
and the letter C page for Chaos.
Here are some
Gray Scale Line sheets. Angela these are for you!
Here's a letter A page for Attagirl.... Thank you my friend.
and a letter F page for Funnies.
The last style is Modern Manuscript.
The first 2 schools I taught at ages ago
in Texas required this type of print:
I'm giving you a letter R page for Regina.... When I first started teaching, I seriously struggled with writing this way! I'm such a block printer that I was so NOT used to these fancy tails! LOL
and finally a letter D page for Davis.
I feel like a cheerleader!
Give me a Q!
Give me a C!
Give me an A!
Give me an F!
Give me an R!
Give me a D!
What does that spell? Q C A F R D
Which could mean:
Quick! Call a friend! -or- Quick! Catch a fast ride! -or- Quick! A frog is there!
Quack! A friend rode a duck!
Don't you love reading your kids sentences at the beginning of the year and seeing how much they grow by the end of the year? Teaching Kindergarten at the beginning of the year is a lot like childbirth. It's unpredictable and can be pretty painful. Your brain allows you to forget this pain so that you'll do it again another year. But yes, it is very rewarding to see how much progress your kids make from the start of Kindergarten to that last day. In that regard, our jobs are pretty awesome. Just saying...
If you liked these pages, check out the entire alphabet available on Teachers Pay Teachers.
I have a new 100 Sight Word Sentence Builder. Here are three sample sheets that you may want to try out! I LOVE doing cut up sentences with my kids!
BTW: I feel like the little, old lady at Sam's Club with my cart of cheese samples! "Here my dear....you'll just love one of these!" "Why thank you little cheese lady!"
Here are the answer sheets so that you can get a good idea of what the expectations are. Students will count the number of vowels and consonants in a word...add them up for the total number of letters in the word. They'll trace the word repeatedly with rainbow colors, they'll cut and glue the words to create a sentence. They'll write the sentence, and check their work with an easy to use checklist.
If you like these sight word sentence builders, check out the entire set of 100 words on Teachers Pay Teachers!
A+ 100 Sight Word Sentence Puzzles...Building Sentences, Handwriting + Addition
I'm also working on a set of alphabet books, but these are seriously going to take me a while to complete....I don't know...maybe years. I.kid.you.not. Girrrrl, you have WAY more energy than I! There is a reason that I have shied away from committing to alphabet books.... I just keep adding and adding and adding. I must have some kind of disorder that prevents me from keeping it S-I-M-P-L-E. It's called over-achiever! But....here's small sample from my letter Aa book.
There are actually 27 different words that can be found in the download on Teachers Pay Teachers. This set also has all of these words in black and white, small books, in a word wall, syllable counting, with word finds and word puzzles. SHEESH!!! Did you not sleep or what?! Whew! See why this is going to take me a while?! So far I have the Letter Aa Book:
Did you happen to notice that there are THREE letter Bb books? What is wrong with me? Maybe there's a pill I can take. Now do you understand why the complete alphabet may take me years to complete? I have issues. I hope you enjoy your little taste samples. As always, thanks for being so generous!