|Some of the owl books we read|
I think Owl Babies was the favorite book of the week for all the kids. We also read many books about the moon (I showed a picture of them in my weekly wrap-up), Crinkleroot's Book of Animal Tracking, and a section of Winnie the Pooh about tracks.
|Peanut butter sandwich with sides cut; banana slices and chocolate chips (or raisins) for eyes; almond for beak. Molly insisted she needed pretzels on the bottom for branches.|
I ordered owl pellets for the kids to go through.
|Bones from the pellet|
|Attempting to put the bones together to see what it was.|
|They also spent some time working with a virtual owl pellet.|
Paper Plate Owls
|Molly said hers is a snowy owl because she didn't want to color it|
We made two kinds of owl cookies. When I shaped one of these to show the kids, Colin asked if it was a cat and Caleigh thought it was a bear. So I'm not sure they really look like owls, but the kids had fun decorating them anyway.
For these, I added cocoa powder to some of the cookie dough. I rolled the white dough into a log. Then I rolled out the chocolate. I put the log on top of that and rolled it all together. Then I sliced them and laid 2 of them side by side touching, added an almond nose, and baked. Once they were finished, we added chocolate chip eyes.
We also learned about the moon. Most of our time was spent talking about the phases of the moon. We used Oreo cookies to demonstrate them.
Telling time file folder game with owls.
These are the owls we got to see at a library program we attended on raptors.
|Colin and Caleigh used all the same lapbook pieces so their pages are pretty much the same.|
|The other side of the extension I added is still blank. I'll print a picture or two from the week to put there.|
|These are Molly's pages. She didn't do the language arts stuff except for similes. She liked making sentences for that. One of hers was "The moon is large like Colin's head." Ahh... sibling love.|
|She did this extra book about owls, where she pasted pictures in for the answers.|
For our notebooks, we used lapbook pieces from:
Homeschool Share Owl Moon
Homeschool Share Owl Babies
Homeschool Share Nocturnal Animals
Lapbook Lessons- Owls
They each drew two owls to include on their pages, one from directions in Draw Write Now and the other from Literature Pockets.