Friday, November 13, 2009

Our week

The week seems to have flown by. It has rained all week as predicted. We have not complained though as it has given us a good chance to stay home and focus on our learning.
We have been learning about insects in our Zoology studies and our silkworms have been emerging from their cocoons as moths, and laying hundreds of eggs. It has been amazing to watch the complete metamorphosis of these fascinating creatures. It is so fantastic to have a real live example of what we are learning about right before our eyes. I think it really helps cement the learning for the children. It is not just a bunch of facts but something they can identify with as they have seen it.

They have had fun making these shrink art insects while I have been reading " The Voyage of Doctor Doolittle" aloud. We love our read aloud time together and often they beg for just one more chapter....

J had some fun making a working model of the lungs and diaphragm for his science module. As you pull the plastic down, the balloon inflates, resembling the action of the diaphragm and lungs.

Well , its weekend now and after his extra Karate training, J has gone off with some good friends and their dad to the airshow at Bredarsdorp. They will be staying in Hermanus overnight and should be back tomorrow evening.

Hubby will be playing cricket tomorrow , weather permitting. I will be at Tae Bo for the 5th time this week .... gearing up for the 3 hour Tae Bo marathon next Saturday morning. Sometimes I wonder why I put myself through it all BUT I still love it and keep going back for more!

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