Sunday, November 27, 2011

What starts with the letter I?

Wow. If you are reading the blog, you might be under the impression that the Raney school as ended. That is not the case. We are going strong, but my blogging is sadly way behind!

For the letter "I" our Animal Alphabet friend was an inchworm. We did some fun crafts with worms.


For this activity, Cohen was instructed to put the worms in order, largest to smallest.




We learned about Insects as well. We went on an insect walk. Cohen found an insect, and then proceeded to try to squish him with a leaf.



We did a little science experiment to see what food ants like best, peanut butter or a marshmallow. They preferred the peanut butter. This was a really neat lesson, because it taught Cohen why it is important to clean up our food items in the house. If we don't, ants will find it.


We learned about indians and Israel as well...but I didn't take any pictures of that.

Now for the reading list:

Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly by Wendy Straw
The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle
Snug As a Bug by Michael Elsohn Ross and Sylvia Long
Hungry Hoppers: Grasshoppers in Your Backyard by Nancy Loewan
Diary of a Fly by Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss
Dot & Jabber and the Big Bug Mystery by Ellen Stoll Walsh
The Best Bug Parade (MathStart 1) by Stuart J. Murphy and Holly Keller
Zigby and the Ant Invaders by Brian Paterson
Fox Song by Joseph Bruchac
Many Nations: An Alphabet of Native America by Joseph Bruchac and Robert F. Goetzl
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble
Star Boy by Paul Goble
Mystic Horse by Paul Goble
This First Thanksgiving Day: A Counting Story by Laura Krauss Melmed and Mark Buehner
Bugs (Let's Look Series) by Lorenz Books
Simon & Schuster Children's Guide to Insects and Spiders by Jinny Johnson
The story of the Milky Way: A Cherokee tale by Joseph Bruchac

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