Our caterpillars have arrived in the mail and have already started making their chrysalis. This is the third year that we have ordered monarch butterflies from Insect Lore and it never gets old for my two girls. In about 3 weeks the butterflies will be named and released into grammy's garden.
I am so excited to be using our new science curriculum called Living Learning Books, created by veteran homeschool mom, Sandi Strenkowski. In level one science we will be learning about animals, human body, and plants. The best part about Living Learning Books new format is that you are now provided with weekly lesson plans and an easy downloadable format for both vertebrates, invertebrates, and the human body (coming soon). I love that these lessons can be used for multiple ages and you can add as much to a subject as you would like or keep it simple with just the basics. Each lesson has coloring and activity pages, crafts, cooking, and suggested reading.
Our Butterfly Lesson:
Read- Monarch Butterfly by Gail Gibbons
Waiting for Wings by Lous Ehlert
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
The Butterfly House by Eve Bunting
Projects- Antennae headband
Baggie Butterfly Garden
Cooking- Butterfly Apples
I think this is a good start to the week ahead...plus as an added bonus their is a free sample unit to download on Sandi's site here!