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Busy week 5

We had such a busy week filled with learning and fun! I don’t know about your kids but mine is fascinated with bugs. All kinds! You name it slugs, spiders, caterpillars, beetles and butterflies they are all her favorites. We read several books about bugs including The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. This has been a favorite in our house for a very long time so we read it often . If by chance you have never read it and have small children I highly recommend it. It’s colorful and has fun pages with small holes cut out. This book covers counting , days of the week, identifies different fruits and teaches the life cycle of a caterpillar to butterfly. We will most likely need to buy a backup copy soon because ours is looking a little shabby.
After reading our beloved caterpillar story book we made our very own caterpillar , cacoon and butterfly wings using pompoms, a clothes pin , watercolor pencils on a coffee filter, and white yarn wrapped around a toilet paper roll. Not only did Vera really enjoy making these but she has continued to play with them every day.
We went for a short hike where we saw millipedes, spiders, butterflies, dragonflies and a black bug that I have never seen or heard of before … I wish I had my camera. Vera was very excited by the millipede. She followed it around for a good amount of time before it crawled into a patch of poison ivy and we redirected her attention.
There is a beautiful documentary called Microcosmos that we watched split up over a couple of days. This is an up close look at many insects with minimal narration. I was able to talk to Vera about what was happening in the film in terms she understood. She really enjoyed this movie until a storm hits and she was a little sad that the water was washing away the bugs.
One day I made a bug themed treat that involved brownies, animal cracker crumbs and raisins. It was an edible ant hill! I made it in a clear cup so she could see the layers. It was really yummy and a sweet treat.
I’m looking forward to this weeks healthy foods:) we will be eating lots of good foods 😉 and work on hygiene as well. Happy schooling!

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