Over the last week, we have been studying the Five in a Row book, The Bee Tree. The setting of the book is Michigan so we started out reading some books about that state, doing a coloring page for the state bird and the state flower, and locating it on our map. Here is a picture of our story disk on our map.
We discussed and read books about gold rushes. We found the Yukon Peninsula on the map. Then we studied bees.
Here are our notebooks.
Some of the lapbooks we did: where is Michigan, where is the Yukon, Yukon goldrush, life cycle of a bee, hexagons, types of bees, bee dances, and hive robbers.
Today we made bees for a snack.
They are made by mixing peanut butter, powdered sugar, butter, and graham crackers together and shaping into ovals. Then melt some chocolate chips to make the stripes and eyes. The wings are almonds.