I guess you can see from the total lack of posting that we took last week off. :) I did decide to do a second week of the insect theme with ds4 (week 1 here) as we had so many more resources to use that one week just didn’t do it justice.
Here ds3 is hard at work on his spelling, and ds4 is working on his alphabet with the Caterpillar ABC file folder game from KidsSoup.
This was a fun little bee craft from KidsSoup as well. You just paint a paper plate green, fold it in half and staple the sides, make a little bee out of construction paper, push a skewer through the plate and attach the bee to the skewer. Now the bee can frolic all over the “meadow.” Ds was anxious to play with this and did not want to take the time to embellish his “meadow'” with flowers or other such nonsense. ;) My little sweetheart falls in love with the strangest things…he named the little bee “Wings” and has carried it around (sans the skewer) everywhere.
Now he was supposed to glue them on the “jar” but like I said before, he gets attached to these little things so we used little velcro dots to make sure our insects could leave the jar. Sorry, I can’t remember where I got this download.
A real life butterfly was sunning on my Hibiscus and allowed us a nice close-up look at his beauty. He sat still for quite a while and we observed lots about him.
Another cute game, matching the insects. While I can’t remember where I got that one download, the other projects came mostly from KidsSoup and Kinderplans, both of which require purchases but are so worth it! I have used both resources numerous times with great success. We came away from our two week insect study having had lots of fun together but more importantly, ds has learned a lot, from phonics to math to language arts to science (“Hey Mom, this ant has three body parts and six legs!” Yep, I was bursting with pride.) Next week is supposed to be Gg for Goat but I may substitute some Thanksgiving themes, haven’t decided yet. For more weekly highlights head to Mishmash Maggie’s!