This week, we're working on science to prepare for our trip to the beach. We're reading the following books:
- Take a Beach Walk
- One Small Square Coral Reefs
- One Small Square Seashore (I want to find this one)
- Encyclopedia of Animals
- World of Animals and God's Design
- Glow in the Dark Fish
We started by reading a section on oceans in the Encyclopedia of Animals and then read about the different types of worms: segmented, round and flat worms. They think parasitic worms are gross, but segmented and tube worms are pretty cool.
I'm hoping to mow through a three weeks of material this week so that we can have a good understanding of the ecosystem that is the beach.
Here the kids are drawing giant tube worms that live around deep-sea hydrothermal vents.
These are what we started with and you see what they are drawing. I love their creativity. We needed to accomplish a bit more than we did today, but they'll have Math and Language Arts at Granny's house.
|Photo by: Paul Sutherland, National Geographic|
Emma did see these in the image list on Google and thought they were the coolest things (aside from a furry snail) that she'd ever seen. I think that is the origination of her spiral.
On the list for later this week:
- Blog posts about Maine (from both kids) that we'll put on our Around the States blog
- Blog post from Emma about a topic of her choosing that she'll put on her blog, Emma's Learning Journey
- Blog post from Matthew about his latest Lego creations that he's worked so hard on these last few days. It will be posted on his blog, Matthew's Epic Journey Blog
Hopefully, we'll get it all done!
Make good choices ^_^