Saturday, October 08, 2005

Tangram Train

Can you see it? Danya made a train engine out of tangram shapes. After googling "tangrams" and printing out a black and white outline of the shapes onto colored construction paper, the girls cut them out and made things with them. They had so much fun that I'm considering actually buying them a plastic set of them. In the meantime, when we were finished playing with them, we put the pieces into a plastic baggie to use again another day.

This week and last we were studying insects. We read some books about ladybugs and made our own out of paper plates cut in half and joined at the top with brads. The girls painted butterflies and used pipe cleaners and toilet paper rolls to make butterflies. We read about the life cycle of a queen bumble bee, here's a link to the wonderful book we read The Bumblebee Queen

I just got back from the library today. Danya helped me pick out some books about the desert for next week. We are going to learn about the land and the animals. If the girls enjoy it this week, then next week we will cover ancient Egypt and pyramids. We are trying to plan a trip to the "Little Sahara" desert in NW Oklahoma within the next couple of weeks to go along with our lessons.

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