Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Hindsight is 20/20

When you live at the beach, you might not be the sharpest tool in the shed if you decide to teach your child about sharks for Science class.  Yes, that would be me, Phillips here.  You see, I have this collection of Scholastic readers that are on all different subjects and I thought sharks would be fun.  Right?  She was scared from the beginning.  She protested as much as any seven year old can.  And then some.  I tried to lighten the mood.

She was not buying it.  Until we did some really cool projects.  First, we made sharks out of cooking spoons.

If you think this is as cool as they did then you can click here to see step-by-step instructions.  This definitely requires adult help with the gluing (there was some E6000 involved), lest you desire it all over everything.  In that case...go read a book and let them have at it.

Our next project makes me smile...it didn't cost a dime or a penny.  The one thing I learned really quick, in my homeschool world, was that we should never throw away a toilet paper or paper towel tube ever again.  Ever.  So we have a stock pile.  It is embarrassing.  We have four girls in our house.  Enough said.  


So there.  Super cute.  Super easy.  Super cheap FREE!  Get your detailed instructions here.

I am thankful to tell you that we survived the shark study...thanks to the crafts.  As usual we read some neat books to go along with the study.  Here are two of them.  They are easy reads and make learning fun!

Found here
Found here

Now you understand why she was s.c.a.r.e.d....  

All else is calm in our homeschooling world right now.  Pilgrims and Indians just don't give off the same kind of vibe.  ;)

-----The Schooling Mama
(A.K.A. Phillips)

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