Butterfly presented two biography reports. Next week, we will be working on not hiding behind her paper.
They had a great audience!
This week all the kids worked hard on memorizing the books of the Bible. PF has already earned the books of the Bible pin and was able to recite them again. Ladybug got really really close to getting them all in order. Dragonfly spent the rest of the day singing the song that the girls were using to learn the order of the books.
To finish out our chapter on insects and to review over what we learned, I had the kids create their our insect following the characteristics of God's insects. We didn't have alot to work with (most of my cool stuff is in storage)but we made due with what we had and no one seemed to mind.
Dragonfly's creation had wings and a sponge mouth. The legs were great for crawling.
On Fridays, the kids have the opportunity to to present reports and projects to our "class". This week Camrynn shared about her oak tree project. The younger kids shared about their endangered species.
We started the chapter on insects today. We did an intro to the chapter today, took notes, copied a Bible verse. The kids got done quickly so we had time to look at the insects PF has collected over the summer and do some insect related fun activities. The girls wanted to put together the ladybug puzzle. Logan took over the insect cards and Dragonfly sat down with an eye spy book.
To finish off our first chapter of science, I decided to give the girls an assignment to practice their report writing skills. I was really impressed with how well all three of them were doing. Dragonfly was so excited to copy down information for her report.
We started with a few minutes to let the kids jump, run, and burn off some energy. Then onto math.
The younger to finished up with math before the others so they got to play with little people. Will was taking care of Dragonfly by bring her all the veggies. They did really well taking turns coming up with what pretend idea was going to take place next.
We had a short break and then onto science. Today's lesson included the topics of extinction, endangerment, and habitats. After taking notes, we proceeded to the glider science experiment. Each of the kids made a glider with a different wing width. They predicted which one would fly the furthest.
We concluded that the one inch wing width was the best for longest flight. The one inch width was our smallest. Some of the kiddos were not thrilled that their glider didn't go far.
We ended the day with lunch while watching a documentary about birds.