Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Truman's Aunt Farm & Ant Unit Study

Most of our focus was on the study of ants since we did this to go along with the Zoology 1 section on ants.
We did spend time talking about homonyms, homographs, aunts, and repetition though.


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Books we read


We made an anthill cake. The anthill is crushed graham crackers with chocolate sprinkles. There are also chocolate sprinkles inside the cake.

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Egg Carton Ants

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Molly and her gold ant

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Caleigh with the giggles

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Colin and his moustached ant

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Notebook pages (printables from Homeschool Share and Aussie Pumpkin Patch)


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We do have an ant farm I planned to use. When I mailed away for the ants, it came back undeliverable though. I gathered some ants from our yard, but they quickly escaped. I think they were small enough to get through the air holes. I know the kids would love to see ants tunneling so I'm going to try to find some bigger ants.

4 comments:

MissMOE said...

Sounds like a great unit study. The anthill cake really looks like it has ants!

amy2blessings said...

Hi,
Nice anthill cake.
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Blessings
April

Our Side of the Mountain said...

Aren't those ants cute! Love the cake too!

Did you get those lapbook binders/notebooks from Bare Books? The idea of making a NOTEBOOK appeals to me much more than the folded manilla folders!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Sarah said...

They are scrapbook albums. We use one per child per year. I like having it all in one place and they can add pictures, postcards, pamphlets, etc.