Friday, September 09, 2011

Whew! We made it through the first week of school and we all survived and had some fun too! :)

After school one day we went to the lake and ended up with an impromptu science class! Jake caught this crawdad! We had some great observation, and then a little "nature" lesson... the kids caught a minnow and put it in with the crawdad... they now know how a crawdad searches, finds, and eats his dinner!
We found a random inch-worm on the beach, the little ones enjoyed watching him inch around my hand.

Today before school we learned about heat rising and wind patterns at the balloon races. It was great to get so up close and to talk to the balloonists!

And in regular schooling news we got our nature table set up and added a few new things to it!


Yeah for on the fly learning and learning at home! And yeah for our first week being great!!!


Cherish said...

Isn't it amazing how many learning opportunities surround us in everyday life?

Anonymous said...

Go Mama! Starting off the year nicely and everyone looks so cute! love,lisa