Friday, November 18, 2011

Weekly Wrap Up

We have moved on to step 2 of out monarch mounting. We have relaxed the wings in a container with wet paper towels for 3 days in our refrigerator. After the wings were re-hydrated and able to be moved we could position is how we would like for display. It will take two weeks like this for the wings to dry out again and remain in the position that it is now.

Continuing with our ocean/water/thanksgiving theme we were lucky enough to have a beautiful sunny 60 degree day to go up to one of the great lakes.

I took this picture with Robin's camera since my DSLR is currently broken. Her shutter was stuck and didn't open all the way but I really thought it created such and interesting picture.

Here we discussed how all water leads to the ocean so we cleaned up litter that washed up on the shores.

We gathered natural items from the shores and threw them off the pier into the water to see if they would sink or float.

Falcon found this interesting item washed up

We asked a gentleman at the beach and he said that it is a type of flower that is grown in the swamps. It had a bunch a bigger seeds inside it. He did not know the name of it though but it was rather cool.
There was a man that was wading in the water with a metal detector looking for treasures. We joked around saying he was a shipwrecked pirate looking for his gold!

Falcon watched this great movie, it has quizzes at the end which are great.

WE made peanut butter dog treats Falcon thought it was funny to use the people cookie cutter so he could feed the dogs people!

Falcon finished up his personal narrative that has been working on. He also started his studies on the Korean War. He wanted to take a break from the ancients to study the Korean war. He started watching this movie as well as reading a few books on the war.


Caseybumpinalong said...

Looks like a great week - love the people biscuits :)

Sonshine Classical Academy said...

Looks like you had a great time at the lake. The people dog treats were cute ;).

Our Homeschool Reviews said...

Love the dog treats. My dd would love to make our dog some. Thanks for linking up to the NOBH. :)