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Monday, June 14, 2010

Summer Learning: Butterflies

As I mentioned previously, the Tumbleweed has a whole book of summer learning activities this summer. And while we don't spend all of our time "working", she is enjoying finding things to do in her "orange book". She doesn't necessarily work in order or on one particular topic, rather on whatever she is interested in at the time. She has tried at least one thing in almost every topic, and just finished the requirements for her first patch!

Here she is modeling her new explorer hat with her first patch sewn on:


Topic: Butterflies
Patch: Fuschia

Handwriting- practice writing the following words: Monarch, Mariposa, Moth, Larva, Caterpillar

Math- learn about symmetry and create a symmetrical butterfly

Vocabulary- learn the meanings of these words: crysalis, nectar

Reading- read two books about butterflies

Writing- keep a daily journal about our caterpillars as they turn into butterflies

Craft- use sidewalk chalk to draw butterflies on the driveway

Puzzle- put together the butterfly jigsaw puzzle

Collecting- plant a flower in the garden that will attract butterflies (we planted a Hollyhock at the recommendation of a butterfly garden worker)

Field Trip- visit a butterfly garden (we went to Perrault Nurseries in Grafton, it's FREE!)

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