{BFIAR} Blueberries for Sal

 

We rowed Blueberries for Sal in mid-May and the weather was perfect for blueberry fun!

We started off our blueberry unit by having a race to ‘pick’ the most blueberries (blue pom poms) and put them into a tin bucket.  They LOVED these blue pom poms and spent the next week throwing them around and then gathering them up again.  DSC_0367

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Math

Blueberry Counting and Addition

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Social Studies

We looked at the kitchen in the book and discussed the differences and similarities between it and our own kitchen (the kitchen was from the 1940′s/1950′s).

Science

We read a cute poem about hibernation and pretended to be bears hibernating in a cave.

Language Arts

We practiced our letter B’s with Handwriting Without Tears.

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We did a few lapbook worksheets that went with the book.

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Libby also wrote a letter to her cousin, Nathan.

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Art

We made our own blueberry bushes with sponge painting.  Then we added blueberries by making blue fingerprints.

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DSC_0397Play-doh blueberry pie

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Music

We sang “The Bear Went Over the Mountain”.

Field Trip

Of course we had to go blueberry picking!  The kids had such a fun time and were so excited.  They especially liked listening to the ‘kerplunk’ as they put the blueberries into their tin buckets.

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Ian and Daddy made homemade blueberry pancakes and Libby and I made blueberry crisp!  It was a delicious week!

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blueberry crisp

3 thoughts on “{BFIAR} Blueberries for Sal

  1. Who would have thought you guys could have so much fun with blueberries! Glad to see Alex is still making the “Daddy pancakes” they look delicious as does the crisp! I love how you can take such ordinary things and make such fun projects that can relate to all subjects, math, reading, music, art etc! Such a great way to learn and I can see that Libby and Ian are really responding to it!

  2. Where did you go Blueberry Picking? I also live in Southern California and will be rowing BFIAR next May and I was planning on starting with this book!

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