Instead of going with the spooky or pumpkin theme for Halloween this year, we are going with candy. We have been reading Charlie and the chocolate factory together and working on a lap book from Confessions of a homeschooler.
Here it is all finished:
|Lap book cover|
|The reallife wonka candy factoy in IL, the factorie's rooms in the book, vocab definitions from the book,|
|Candy math, Time line and book report|
|Miss K's candy invention, character outlines, how and where Charlie lived.|
We just finished the book and the Piwis both loved it. (I suspect the amount of candy involved in the story is helped keep their attention!).
Miss K was disappointed that we couldn't meet Willy Wonka or visit his amazing factory. However when I showed her the real life Wonka candy brand online she seemed feel better. Of this meant we needed to find some of the chocolate to try. To date we haven't found any of the chocolate bars in store but the kids did get a box of everlasting gobstoppers which seemed to to live up to their expectations.
These are the Unit activities I have planned (Along with the lap book).
- Make an Ad for your new Candy invention: Lately we have been talking a lot about advertising so we are going to work on making an ad for the candy Miss K has invented as part of her lapbook. There is a printable here but I made up a simpler template.
- Chocolate science from Candy experiments: Separating the ingredients of chocolate...I found a cool experiment to create and find out about 'chocolate bloom' -you know when the chocolate goes white and gross looking...
- Make a Dio-rama of your favorite room in the factory
- Write your own Ommpa loompa song
- Watch the Movie & compare it to the book using a Venn Diagram
Other great links I found
Real life Wonka candies
Use the Wonka imaginator to create a piece of art and post it in the Gallery
Leaping into 5th grade's Charlie and the Chocolate factory Unit has some great Literature resources
Drawing Pilgrim threw an amazing Willy wonka themed party that has some cool pics that inspired me to make some candy themed halloween decorations...did I mention I was over the spooky Halloween theme?