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I'm a mom, a teacher, a student, a wife, and a scout leader. I am actually an education major currently working on my practicum in a 2nd grade classroom. I also home school my two children. I'm also a cub scout leader, a girl scout leader, and at church I'm the children's music leader. ;) I tend to stay a little busy. My state requires homeschoolers to keep a portfolio. I am going to use this blog as my portfolio.

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Friday, April 24, 2009

Caterpillars

Day 1:
I don't know what happened to my Day 1 pictures. *shrug*. I'll just tell ya what we did.
For the craft we were going to make egg carton caterpillars but I realized the cardboard egg carton I had saved and was sitting on the counter was gone and all I had in the fridge were the Styrofoam ones so.... we scratched that idea. =( You just cut one side of the bottom part and paint it and use pipe cleaners for antennae. Very easy!

This day was spent learning about caterpillars. We learned about the life cycle and Collin colored a picture of the life cycle that I found online -- egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, and butterfly. We also talked about what they eat and sang some songs.

Day 2:
We were working on patterns. The one on the left is Collin's and the one on the one on the right belonged to a friend. I was babysitting today so they did them together. I had a bunch of red and green circles cut out and they made their own patters. Caleb changed his pattern several times throughout. ;)

We also played a game where we pretended to be a caterpillar and curled up in our chrysalis (blanket) and then came out as a butterfly. We recited a poem as we did it. There were also a couple of songs.

1 comment:

Linda said...

I'm in a hurry and don't have time to log in so I just wanted to say... yes, I typed red and green but I do know they are yellow and green circles. LOL!! I have my moments!!! =D