Wednesday, November 24, 2010

B is for butterfly.

I meant to get to this earlier because we did this last week...but, B is for butterfly. We jumped to a different curriculum in homeschooling. Its one of those things that you kind of have to try a bunch of different things until you find what fits you best. Well, I think for right now this is it. It is very hands on...lots of projects, lots of nature, lots of science, lots of art...Gator loves it.

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All of her work is done in blank notebooks like the one shown. This is her letter book. We already did the letter A and part of B - each letter has two pages. We also have a number book, a science book and well...who knows what other books will come (it comes with 6). I think she did a fabulous job on her butterflies for B...I assisted in coloring the orange butterfly per her request. She did all the other work solo :)!

Part of this week's lesson was talking about Butterflies which is why I was so happy to have had the opportunity to take Gator to the Museum of Science in Boston to see the Butterflies...and soon (in the Spring) we will get a butterfly kit and grow our own!! (Thanks for that idea E!)

The week's lesson has lots of things that go together...it wasn't all about butterflies but a good portion of it was. We read this little poem and Gator thought it was the best...

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And, then as part of the lesson we had creative play. The girls took our playsilks (which we love...some we bought, some we made) and they tied them to their arms and pretended to be butterflies!

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They both loved running around and waving their arms...

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Peanut's pigtails really make the outfit in my opinion!

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I hope you can see from their faces how much of a blessing this has been...how much they love this activity...

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It was definitely a great part of this week (well, last week...but this week in the homeschool curriculum).


1 comment:

Erika said...

oh, that is just awesome! i love her drawing- and her writing is great! love the imaginative play. you will love raising the butterflies- i want to get another kit with the painted ladies soon, and possibly order some monarchs. it's so fun watching them go through the lifecycle. SUCH a great learning experience!!!