HomeSchool Wednesdays – May 24, 2017

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          Here is a quick recap of Wednesday, May 24 (related resources below) 

 

The middle and highschool groups continued their dissections with a worm.  

The younger scientists read Are You a Butterfly? by Judy Allen: (“did you hatch from an egg…”) looked at the life cycle of a butterfly and butterfly migration.

Literature Studies

    Remember – come prepared to share with the group a book that you’re reading!

High School

More Shakespeare?!? We took a look at Shakespeare’s most delightful play: Much Ado about Nothing

Middle and Elementary Book Chats.

This week we looked at the wide world of non-fiction.  We talked about types of books we might find in the non-fiction section of the library like: classics (like Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling and Stickman Odyssey Christopher Ford), information books (Find Out about Birds Green; Secret Life of a Snowflake Libbrecht), and how-to books (Kids’ Embroidery Nicholas;  Lanyard Gryski; Camp Out! Brundle),  

Youngest Readers

The youngest readers also talked butterflies and made a butterfly chrysalis:

        Gotta Go, Gotta Go (Sam Swope) 

        Fly, Monarch! Fly! (Nancy Wallace) 

Resources

– General Biology

Illustrated Guide to Home Biology Experiments; Robert Thompson

– Worms and More:

Yucky Worms by Vivian French

Rocks, dirt, worms & weeds : a fun, user-friendly illustrated guide to creating a vegetable or flower garden with your kids  by Jeff Hutton   

Worm dissection instructions

– Caterpillars and Butterflies:

Gotta Go, Gotta Go (Sam Swope) about monarch migration

Fly, Monarch! Fly! (Nancy Wallace) about a field trip to “Butterfly Place”

Butterfly anatomy diagram

–  Shakespeare

Much Ado about Nothing

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