Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Bug and Doodle found this evidence of Beavers- going to have to keep checking back to see if the Beaver gets his tree chopped down.Pam, Doodle and Bug taking a breakWe had a fun time exploring- saw hawks flying overhead, a bunch of deer, frogs, a woodpecker, and snakes (EEEEEWWWW!)
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
(Side note- our notebooks are sort of a lapbook/notebook combined. We tried lapbooks- and they just seemed to be in the way- and I didn't know what to do with them. We've since tried this hybrid- with lapbook elements glued onto cardstock then hole punched and put in a binder. That way we can include other things like copywork and other papers that are 8x11 size together with our studies.)
After reading LOTS of Beatrix Potter Tales- Doodle decided that The Tale of Peter Rabbit is his favorite. The 3 folds that are closed - "Hpw many days in a fortnight" "Setting of the Story" and "what is a naturalist" Doodle wrote on the wrong side- and I wasn't going to make him re-write ;) Doodle did some research on Hedgehogs- since Beatrix Potter had a pet Hedgehog.
Top- venn diagram comparing frogs and toads (after reading Mr. Jeremy Fisher) bottom- graph comparing different garden vegetables, and their days to harvest.
We only have about 5 Beatrix Potter books- the rest we read online- Here's a few places we found them:
A few other useful sites in our Potter study
- LOTS of fun stuff on here for the kids to explore- puppet shows, movie clips, games http://www.peterrabbit.com/us/index.asp
- Fun applied Math worksheet
- This "Planning the Garden" was a fun activity to do.
- Each day we did a "Character study sheet" and wrote about one character in a story
- For fun Doodle did a kittens maze
- We also compared 4 stories using this chart and Doodle wrote his own Animal story- This page helped him plan his story- And here's his story-
"One day in the woods there was a rabbit named Nutkin. He stole some food from Mr. Bird. One day he gives it back. He gets scared by Mr. Bird. He learns not to steal."We had a great time with Beatrix Potter- Dh and I watched the movie Miss Potter not long ago on Netflix- but decided it wasn't a show my boys would be interested in. But we did find a stories of Beatrix Potter dvd that the kids enjoyed.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
The boys had fun skipping rocksRoo drew a smiley face in the sand :D"Mom.... PLEASE let me get wet." My reply- "NO! It's freezing cold and windy today!"
And in full circle- Roo told us all about how this water is salty- and an egg could float in the Great Salt Lake. :D