The animal notebook was something that we worked on a lot. As always the wonderful elements that you will see can be found at Homeschool Share....for FREE! This is a picture of Annabelle's drawing of an elephant, and her picture that she colored.
Working hard and learning about elephant senses.
We learned about so many different, wonderful things that make elephants special.
This page focused on elephant height (seen on the left), and elephant families (on the right). The big blue square is the cover for our little elephant family (you will see what's inside it momentarily).
Annabelle measured things around the house and graphed it against the height of an elephant. I think that this helped give her a concept of how tall an elephant really is. Measuring her toy tote....
....and her stuffed animal....not even close. :)
These are the pictures that are in the little blue book in her notebook.
Our Little Elephant Family:
Annabelle elephantWe had a fun family night and made elephant ears. Yyyyuuuuummmmm!!! Annabelle thinks that they are literally elephant ears from Africa.
Then we watched The Lion King while eating them. Fun night!
We also wrapped up a couple projects during the last couple of weeks. This is her diorama of an African Savannah.
These little guys came with the curriculum. She cut them out, I laminated them and then hot glued them onto poker chips so that they can be moved around and stand on their own.
Ta-da. She actually prefers to use her little toob animals. A lot of getting burned by the hot glue gun for nothing.....oh well. :)
We also talked a lot about Honey Badgers and Honey Guide Birds. These little guys are really interesting animals! Then we made a little honey treat of our own.
Peanut Butter Honey balls.
We also did some observation practice. I went into the backyard and took pictures of things close up. I printed them out and mounted them on these little tags that we have.
I gave them to Annabelle and she had to find where they were in the yard. This was really, really, very fun. One of my favorite things so far.
Letter H was the letter of the week. Here is a really lame humming bird. lol
A collage of Happy Faces
AND a 'hairy' H. At least this project kept her busy while I was reading the very last reading of Born Free. :)
We are done with the African Savannah! Wow. Onto bigger and better things.....if you can call swamps and wetlands bigger and better. :) Happy blogging.
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