In Our Homeschool This Week…
Our lessons this week almost fell right into our hands. literally! While watering our herb garden I noticed some of the ends looked as if they had been sniped off and I knew it wasn’t me. After further investigation we captured the culprit and are now holding him hostage as our science investigation!
|We think it is a caterpillar to a Black Swallowtail Butterfly!
After researching the care of caterpillars on the Internet we built it a nice home. Yesterday it entered it’s next phase!
I had some fun activities and books that I had already gathered because we were going to try to do this unit along with our botany unit next year. But, when opportunity knocks I guess you answer!
There are some great resources out there including Montessori Print Shop
(where these printables are from) and Deb@ Living Montessori Now
. She also has a Pintrest board
completely dedicated to cool butterfly life cycle ideas! We are going to continue using these for the next week at least!
Also Happening This Week…
I have been working on VBS which starts next week! I am teaching 5th & 6th graders! I’m not quite use to working with the older ages but this will be good practice for when I take over the Bible quizzing program in the fall. I will update you on everything next week!
Things I’m Writing About…
I usually don’t “advertise” my other blog writing here but I think that some of you might find these useful. I wrote a 4 part series this week about getting ready for back to school. We actually call in NOT Back to School! It is full of tips, printables, and fun ideas to get you and your children excited and ready for the upcoming year.
Here are the links to the four entries:
I hope you all had a good week and I look forward to reading your weekly wrap-up posts! Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed week!
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