We are in the homestretch – only 3 more days left until summer!
I’m gonna be real honest here. I did not have any lesson plans for this week. I had activities printed off and crafts prepped we could do, but I knew I needed something more engaging.
Since we’re a STEM school, I thought it would be fun to focus on a science topic we hadn’t gotten to cover this year – states of matter.
We began with this fun video from Harry’s Kindergarten on Youtube:
We also read this book together as a whole group and brainstormed through the writing portions:
This is a freebie from Once Upon a Classroom.
And of course, it wouldn’t be right to end the morning without making oobleck!
To make your own oobleck:
- Add 1 part water to 1.5-2 parts cornstarch.
- Use your hands to mix them together. The subtance should feel like a solid, but begin to melt when in contact with the heat of your hand. If it does not melt, you may need more water. If it stays a very runny liquid, you may need more cornstarch.
- DO NOT pour this down the sink!!!! It WILL clog your drains. Thankfully, it scrapes off tables and bowls easily and turns into an almost-powder. Washing the excess off is finethen.
It was a big ol’ mess in our room, but a lot of fun! Not bad for some last minute planning.