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.
Blueberry Counting and Addition
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).
We read a cute poem about hibernation and pretended to be bears hibernating in a cave.
We practiced our letter B’s with Handwriting Without Tears.
We did a few lapbook worksheets that went with the book.
Libby also wrote a letter to her cousin, Nathan.
We made our own blueberry bushes with sponge painting. Then we added blueberries by making blue fingerprints.
We sang “The Bear Went Over the Mountain”.
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.
Ian and Daddy made homemade blueberry pancakes and Libby and I made blueberry crisp! It was a delicious week!