Since it has been raining all week this is the first opportunity we’ve had to be outside at all! So, we went on a nature walk! We found lots of pretty wildflowers, but also found a few other things too! I have tried to look for the names of these wildflowers to identify them, but it is still hard for me to always tell what it is! So, if you see one that isn’t labeled correctly OR you see one with no name at all and you know what they are, please fill me in! UPDATE: thank you to my new friend, ... Read More about Another wildflower walk
This week we are rowing Glorious Flight. A loooooong time ago I found these styrofoam planes at Big Lots and bought them for when we row this book. They have been in the bag in my room for many months. We finally got to use them! Daddy helped the kids put these together and we went into the backyard to watch the planes fly through the air. Daddy was able to get the planes to do all kinds of cool tricks like turn flips in the air and come straight back to us! And when I snapped a ... Read More about Glorious Flight Fun!
This coming week our FIAR adventures take us into the air…learning all about airplanes and the some of the first adventurers in the air. I think our week with The Glorious Flight will be a fun week! Books we will read Other activities and lessons *we will introduce a few names like the Wright Brothers and Amelia Earhart and add them to our timeline *HSS has a lapbook for Glorious Flight! From these lapbook components, we will be doing: label an airplane, ... Read More about Glorious Flight
Today we had all kinds of squirrely fun! First of all, we took the idea from MacBeth’s Grey Squirrel Project and had an acorn hunt in the backyard. I printed off a bunch of acorns, because we didn’t have any real ones. We also wrote the kids initals on the acorns. We gave each little “squirrel” a pile of acorns and told them to pretend they were squirrels and were going to quickly hide all their acorns to save them up for winter. Hiding their acorns… Next, the little squirrels came ... Read More about Some Squirrely fun!
We actually got a head start on our squirrel-y learning yesterday! And 2 of the books that we read were SO good that I wanted to share them. Again. This first book is called Earl the Squirrel. It is written by Don Freeman, who also wrote Corduroy. Though I had never read about Earl the Squirrel, I figured if the author of Corduroy wrote it, then we couldn’t go wrong! This is such a cute story! And the illustrations brought back such fond memories…as they look similar to the Corduory ... Read More about Starting our Squirrel unit