Friday, August 24, 2007
Back on track...
Yesterday, we finally got back to our beach/ocean theme lessons. For a couple of weeks we've been a bit off, only doing stuff here and there. Between birthdays, company, trying to catch up, doctor's appts., and work, it's been hard to get anything done in any timely fashion lately. Hopefully things can slow down a little again, and we can work again on some sort of schedule and order.

So anyway, yesterday, we learned about whales and dolphins. TJ got a lot from it, like they are mammals, they sing, baleen is like big, long strands of finger nails, sperm whales can hold their breath for over an hour (and TJ can for ten hundred thousand hours), dolphins nod to tell their kids to stop, that kind of stuff. They also painted pictures of dolphins and whales, or so I told them:




Taryn's is the one w/the big blob, which is supposedly a turtle. TJ's has worms, and the big red spot is the whale, eating the worms.

Today, we learned about crabs and lobsters, and the general crustacean (which, to quote TJ, is like Playstation!) family. TJ now knows that they use their pincers to catch their food, they have their skeletons on the outside, they have antennae, and they crawl on the ocean floor. He even cut out the main body part of his crab he made, and I was so proud of him! His patience was wearing thin by that point, as he was frustrated that it didn't look perfect, so I took over from there. He and Taryn both glued their pieces together. Can you tell which one was Taryn's?
 
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3 Comments:


  • At 9:40 PM, Blogger Julia

    I bet they learned a lot. I like Taryn's crab. ;)

     
  • At 6:46 PM, Blogger Kurt

    Nice easel. I wish I was allowed to paint in a diaper.

     
  • At 7:22 PM, Blogger k8

    coolio! you've got crabs!!!