We have successfully completed our first week Exploring Countries and Cultures, and it we enjoyed ourselves!
Here are some of our highlights.
We prayed for our neighbor Miss. Linda and the kids served her by helping her weed her flower beds.
She made her John 3:16 poster.
Big Ladybug looked a the difference between a map and a globe. We drew the continents on an orange and tried to lay it flat.
She really likes the Beginning Geography book.
- She was introduced to the 7 continents and 4 oceans.
- She looked at the compass rose and a map key.
She also began her geography vocabulary notebook. (She thought this was fun!)
Some other reading we did in addition to Maps and Globes.
What is a Niche? What role does the animal or plant play in its environment?
Big Ladybug chose to look at…………slugs…….eewww!!
She made a slug niche and we learned all about the slimy critters!
The slug hunters!
And this one not only hunts them, but she loves them. “Oh…he soooo cute mommy!!” Bet you didn’t know a slug likes to get his belly scratched :0)
So we set them up in a tupperware habitat, with some added worms and pill bugs……..couldn’t let the slugs get lonely. She added some dirt, rocks, leaves, grass, and sprayed it all with water to wet it down. She added sliced tomatoes for them to eat, which was pretty neat to watch.
She enjoyed doing her slug report and presenting it to her co-op class. But, it didn’t take very long for them to get stinky, so no pet slugs for us!
The kids enjoyed reading A Slug’s Life.
Animal Study: Pigs
Big Ladybug got to choose a farm animal to study this week, and she chose a pig to lapbook. We got our resources from Homeschool Share.
ECC Co-op Class
The kids went on a nature walk and dug in the back yard to complete the backyard habitat worksheet.
And they made their world cake.
Well most of the kids did………..other’s just ate the left over icing :0)
Did you know???
Slugs lay eggs on the surface of the soil, under leaves. The eggs can survive for several years, until the conditions are right for them to hatch.
Thank you to Kathi at A Heart Like Water for launching the MFW Highlights, but due to her busy year, it will now be hosted by myself and Monica at Discover Their Gifts. We will alternate hosting every other week. You can join in on the fun by either linking up, or just stopping by to encourage one another. The purpose is to share and to be inspired.
You can get the updated button code off my sidebar that links to the updated info and guidelines page. (Thanks again to Amber at Refined Metals Academy….she rocks!)
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