The first week, we followed the MBTP curriculum, and read "Owl Babies." What a sweet book! Lily loved it.
We went to the library and found some books to go along with our Owl theme this week:
On our first day of the unit, I made Lily an owl shaped sandwich.
One of the first activities for the unit was to make owl cookies! Lily loves to cook, so this was super fun!
How cute are these? Yum! Lily definitely approved of this activity.
Lily made an owl out of shapes.
The next activity was to go online and research owls. Lily found this very interesting. She learned a lot during this exercise.
Lily enjoyed this exercise so much, that we did the extended activity option, and did a little more in-depth research. We made a poster of different owls and facts about them. Lily really got a chance to practice her cutting skills with this. I am noticing a HUGE improvement in her cutting skills in the past couple of months.
MBTP has a cutting/pasting sheet with every unit. It also has beginning letter sound sheets and handwriting sheets for each unit.
I added a few extra activities into the unit to keep Lily interested, and because they were fun. :) We made owl Christmas ornaments out of clay. When the clay dried, she painted them silver and gold, and I sprayed them with clear sealer.
Lily painted an Owl Babies picture using a bath poof. They turned out so cute!
We added in a couple more extras. We played this board game, and watched a Wild Kratts episode about owls. All in all, it was a fun week, and Lily learned a lot about owls. :)
As we go through our units, and Lily completes projects, we put them on the walls. Our living room is overrun with all kinds of owl projects this week, but it just means we had a lot of fun. :) I love that our walls are covered with her completed pictures and projects. It keeps everything fresh in her mind until we take it down to make room for the next topic.
So, that was our week of Owl Babies with MBTP. Next week, we are going to do Owl Moon as a FIAR unit. Since we have focused so much on owls this week, we are going to take it in a different direction. We will focus more on the forest habitat and forest animals. Stay tuned! :)