Amelia's first grade science has us learning about FISH this week! The first week was MAMMALS and last week was BIRDS.
I am really enjoying these themed science units. The curriculum gives us the theme and then leaves the rest up to us! Our routine has been to gather and read lots of books from the library and to do a craft. I also have her to some copy work.
For our MAMMAL unit, we did a collage. We kept it displayed for the week, but I've since taken it down so there is no picture. For our BIRD unit, we just made sure that our bird feeders were all filled up. We were going to do a home made feeder (pine cones, peanut butter & bird seed) but, there are very few pine cones on the ground right now. I did find a couple, but they were still immature. I could have gone to the craft store and bought some, but this just didn't seem like the right thing to do. We'll save this activity for another time.
This week, we made an "easy-peasy" paper plate craft: