so, homeschooling is in full swing around here and while I do encourage the kids to do some self directed learning we do like to get together and do family unit studies at least once a month.... so in August our topic was ......
We spent some time making some places for our garden snails to hide from predators
and some time making snail families.... out of clay
and then we took on the garden science experiment to discover how many snails lived in our garden....
we marked 50 snails with dark blue non toxic paint
were very curious
held a snail olympics (not really)
but we did study their behaviors and mannerisms
found out each one had an individual personality
and even got a little silly
I love doing unit studies with the kids. I think there is sometimes more that you can learn as a group from one another. We did some other stuff too. A snail lapbook from homeschoolshare.com as well as some water color paintings of snails. we read a few good online articles here & here and even wrote a few creative tales about them! My younger kids even did some fun phonics printables about them!
and this time anyway, we even remembered to take a few photos! and videos!!