So we are doing Rodentia in science... for you non science minded people that is rodents... mice, rabbits, moles, schrews, beavers, rats!
We did most of our study on beavers... I am trying to pick one or two animals from each chapter to put a lot of focus on! I am also trying to add things for Emily to do to get out of the science that is really TOOOOOOO advanced for her! Also to help Matt and Kate get more of the hands on that they need!
So on to our Beaver unit:
My mom helped the girls make Beaver lodges! They are awesome!
I had to give you a close up of the beaver pushing the branch in the water... do you see his hands! I LOVE IT!!!
Emily worked on the copywork- Beavers are Busy Builders.
Our character training word for last week was Diligence so we focused on the fact that Beavers are such hard workers!!! They are busy.
We also learned the poem Idle Hands, becasue we have been having trouble getting in trouble when we have nothing better to do so we talked about being busy keeps the devils mischief at bay!
Emily also made a beaver mask and Kaitlin made an awesome beaver tail! So it made a cute costume!
We studied about beavers and different rodents from our Jonathan Parks Goes to the Zoo!
We LOVE this series and we love this particular one. It give quick, GODLY facts about animals and how and why they were made and how different animals show what an awesome God we have!We read Paddy the Beaver