This left me wondering "Why? Why can't we find rocks in our neighborhood or along the nature trail? Further south where we used to live we could always find a couple." One of the days in the unit provided the answer. It turns out that due to glacial deposits and such most of the rock locally is buried deep under the dirt. If we were to find any rocks, we needed to visit a river. Ah, a river! Another field trip opportunity.
In the end it wasn't a bad collection. Lesson learned, if we need to look for rocks out here, head to water! T and I looked at them under the magnifying glass. Then we tried to identify them in his rock book. I just wish the unit had been longer, or we'd been visiting my family in the desert. Lots of rocks there!
Fine Motor/Life Skills:
We read Brown Bear Brown Bear and made brown:
T surprised me with his coloring.
We wrote down every zoo word he could think of, and came up with a good list.
This week we started a new theme on Zoo Animals (Animals Around the World). The first day we read a book called "A Trip to the Zoo" together. Then we headed out and spent the rest of the day enjoying the local zoo.
A dolphin show too! There's a small aquarium at this zoo with more exhibits than I'm showing here. When we get to our Oceans unit we'll either return to the zoo or drive 1.5 hours to the nearest large aquarium. I like the idea of this one being right here, small as it is.
In the grasslands we found his favorite giraffes. In fact, he got to feed them. At this zoo they fed them carrot sticks.