Our co-op had our second zoo field trip this week. Last month we went at the end of our Bird unit. This trip we focused on mammals, and we kept track of all the animals that we saw. As we observed the different animals and their names were recorded, we discussed if their names came from … Continue reading Learning About Mammals
This month Kyri has participated in one of the wonderful Science courses offered through SREIT, a local educational resource that provides Science enrichment activities for students of all ages. If you haven't checked out their course offerings, you are missing out! Kyri participated in a two-part class called Big Bugs, Little Bugs. She learned many different … Continue reading Big Bugs, Little Bugs
As part of our Science curriculum, we have an ongoing project this Spring observing the lifecycle of the Painted Lady butterfly. We bought a butterfly habitat redeemed the enclosed certificate through Insect Lore. Within a few days we had five caterpillars shipped to us. Our caterpillars (the butterfly larval stage) were only approximately 1.5 cm … Continue reading Butterflies!
If you haven't had a chance to read any books written and illustrated by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace, you are really missing out. The author has written several books which cover science topics, and her books are geared toward a younger audience. We have read several of her books now, and just love them! This week we … Continue reading Book Review: Shells! Shells! Shells!