Friday, May 6, 2011

Ocean: Week 1

We are starting our study of the Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day...

The kids are very excited.  I went over the chapters with them and we tried to pick out a few to "skip" because of time restraints but they wanted them all!  We went over all 14 chapters!
So we are just going to jump in and DO!  I am sure we won't get to everything, but we will do all we can!

We started today with just the discussion of what we are doing. 
I had gotten a playdough sea set, so the kids set to work on their own sea bed! 

They played with playdough for about an hour!  Then after dinner they started again-- they are making a model of the ocean in a box.  We will continue working on it through out the unit.

Next we snuggled up on the couch to begin our unit with NONE OTHER THAN:

... we love Nemo!

We watched The Living Seas

and Ocean

We are also reading Down, Down, Down by Steven Jenkins

Man Fish: The story of Jacques Cousteau

The copywork for this chapter is:

Praise the Lord from the earth, you great sea creatures and all ocean depths. ---- Psalm 148:7

Kaitlin immediately started sketching...


Tristan said...

I can't wait to try this book one of these years. It looks just amazing!

If anyone wants to do some lapbooking to go along with the different ocean creatures Homeschool Share has a lot of different pieces. We did a Finding Nemo lapbook one year and pulled pieces from several HSS lapbooks to make ours. I love that it's all free!

H-Mama said...

looks like fun! we are trying to figure out which book we are going with next. since this was our first yr with apologia, we have much to choose from! :)