Poetry Tea Time

Hey Guys!

If you are a homeschooler, then you have probably heard about Poetry Tea Time. It’s one of the latest trends in the homeschooling community, although it has been around for awhile now, it’s just now gaining a lot of popularity.

This school year we have joined the bandwagon and started having our own Poetry Tea Time once a month. So far we have only had 2 Poetry Tea Times, but i thought today i’d share with you all how its been going.

Our first Poetry Tea Time was in September and we did a Fall theme. You don’t have to do a theme for Poetry Tea Time, but i have decided for our family we will be doing themes. For our “Tea” we drank Apple Cider and we each read a Fall poem that we had found. We also had some fun snacks (apple flavored Oreo’s, Maple leave cookies, etc.). The kids really enjoyed it!

For our next Poetry Tea Time we did a Halloween theme. We drank red fruit punch for our “Tea”, we had some Halloween treats (candy corn, donuts, pudding with crushed Oreo’s and pumpkins, etc..), and read some Halloween poems.

My children and i aren’t big fans of poetry, however i feel like this little get together once a month will help broaden our horizons.

What are your thoughts on Poetry Tea Time?

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Themed Learning {Apples}

This past week we learned almost all there is to know about APPLES!!!

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And today i’m sharing all we did during our themed learning week.

Books we read:

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Fun Stuff we did:

#1 – Science Experiment

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We put apples slices into 4 different jars. One jar had just air, the next had water, the next had oil, and the last one had vinegar. We observed them all day to see what would happen to the apples and we put our results in our journals.

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#2 – Bobbing for Apples

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This is such a fun activity to do with the kids, all my kids loved it! My 10 year old has even requested that we do this activity on his birthday!

#3 – Worksheets

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Life Cycle of an Apple, Apple Pop ArtApple Unit,  and Pattern Block Puzzle Apples. All of these are free downloads on Teachers Pay Teachers.

 

Food we ate:

Apple turnovers – Super easy and delicious!

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Fun lunch – Apple shaped sandwich, Apple Pie Oreo, Applesauce, apple slices, and apple juice.

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That’s it for our Apple Themed Learning week! I hope you enjoyed it!

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Themed Learning {Halloween}

A few years ago I shared about doing a themed learning unit, Winter. I remember how much fun that was for the kids, so I decided to bring back themed learning units. Yay!

Of course with Halloween being only 1 day away, what better theme to start with…

Halloween Themed Learning

 

We started our Halloween themed learning unit last week, and here is everything we did.

Books we read:

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Fun stuff we did:

#1 – Halloween Sensory Bin

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You can read all about our Halloween Sensory Bin, HERE. The kids had a lot of fun doing this.

#2 – Carving pumpkins

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We carve pumpkins every year. It has been a tradition of ours for about 12 years now.

#3 – Candy corn, corn on the cobs

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We first tried our hand at this a few years ago, and it was a lot of fun so we decided to try it again. You can find really cool ones on Pinterest.

Food we ate:

Pumpkin shaped sandwiches – We made peanut butter and jelly, but you could do any kind of sandwich. You just need a cookie cutter. I paired the sandwiches with oranges, Jello (orange), Carrots with ranch, goldfish, Halloween Oreo, and a homemade pumpkin looking pretzel.

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Mummy hot dogs – So cute, fun, and easy to make! You only need hot dogs and crescent rolls to make these mummy hot dogs. Recipe can be found HERE.

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Roasted Pumpkin seeds – Use the seeds from the pumpkin carving, roast them in the oven (350 degrees F) for about 20 minutes.

 

Movies we watched:

 

That’s it for our Halloween themed learning week! I hope you enjoyed it!

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