This week's row is The Salamander Room. Since we were already on bug themes, we decided to just continue on with it. We picked up a Butterfly Garden a while back, and we have been waiting for the weather to warm up enough to order our caterpillars. It finally started to warm up, so we ordered them! You can get a butterfly garden here: http://www.amazon.com/Insect-Lore-Live-Butterfly-Garden/dp/B00000ISC5/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396181991&sr=8-1&keywords=butterfly+garden
The caterpillars are so TINY when they arrive, but they grow very fast. Lily couldn't wait to see how big they got before they started to spin their cocoons.
I had a LOT planned for this unit, but we had a death in the family, so we kind of ditched the 2nd week of activities. The beauty of homeschool-when LIFE happens, you can alter your plans for schooling, and it isn't a big deal. We may come back to this book later, we may not.
We had a lot of fun talking about different reptiles and amphibians. We took a trip to Animal Jungle-a pet store with lots of unusual pets. We specifically went to see the reptile room.
We did a few art projects this week. We colored some salamanders. We made coffee filter butterflies, and bingo dauber frogs.
We found a frog that grows in water (again, at the dollar store). We put him in the water at the beginning of our unit, and left him there the entire time so we could see how much he grew.