Saturday, March 3, 2012

Pp Penguin Homeschool Highlights in MFW

Our first week back to school after having a baby was not as easy as I was hoping!  We did Pp penguins, and ended up having to stretch it out over two weeks.  A few days we ended up skipping school because Joshua just would not cooperate.  Most days we ended up doing school in two or three chunks, sometimes over two days!  And because we took three weeks off, the kids were out of the routine, and we'll just say they felt the need to test me during school time...  But we all survived and did enjoy learning about penguins in the process.  Above, they are playing with ice burgs (in the baby's bath tub!) after learning about Antarctica. 

Instead of painting I broke out the shaving cream again and they made penguin pictures, and then did construction in Antarctica, which meant covering the entire table, and most of the chairs, with shaving cream.  Good thing it wipes off easily!

Below is our zoo mural that we started during Ee elephant (found at The Learning Page, registration is free).  It's finally colored and up on the wall!  The next couple weeks as we do Kk Kangaroo and Zz Zebra, we will add more animals to it.  The kids thought it was great fun putting all the animals where they wanted them to go.

Our bible words for this unit were "I show love to everyone, especially my family."  We read a lot of books about Emperor penguins and also watched the movie, March of the Penguins.  They have such a unique and loving family structure. 

And lastly, our lap books.  The printables came from DLTK and Homeschool Share.   I just love Caleb's drawing of a polar bear, the lower paper, box #1.  Can you see that it only has 3 legs?  Love it!

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