Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Another busy day
Whew! I am really playing catch up on all of our homeschooling. I will be glad to be back on schedule. Today we contined our study on mammals and differentiated between wild animals and domestic and also between wild animal babies and pet babies. David colored some pictures of wild animal babies and pet babies and then glued them onto contstruction paper. Then, we took some straw and made a cage over the wild animal babies to show the difference between the two. We also printed a picture of a porcupine off the internet. Then, we took some clay and formed it into a porcupine shape. We stuck some spaghetti noodles into the clay to look like the porcupine's hair and then took popsicle sticks to make four legs for the porcupine. It was a really cute craft and taught David how porcupine's look and feel. Our space and planet study continued today also with reading some books on the subject and we also began our two-day planet mobile project. We took two clothes hangers and stretched them out and connected them and then we tied nine pieces of yarn onto the hangers. We will make the planets to go on them tomorrow for science. I read a book about shapes to David and we did some fun look and spy games for shapes around the house. Later today when Dad gets home we will make a geoboard for David to practice his shapes with rubberbands. Have a great day everyone and see you tomorrow.