For the past few weeks we’ve been doing a study on oceans using a unit study by Amanda Bennett. We’ve combined it with two FIAR titles- Night of the Moonjellies and Arabella. We are still working on this study, but here is what we’ve done so far.
For Night of the Moonjellies we made menus to our favorite hotdog stand Mar-Gra’s and we reviewed hot and cool colors with a collage.
For NOTMJ we reviwed New England States. We talked about things we’d find in the ocean. Here I-6 dictated a few things to me.
The older kids have to define some words related to the ocean and draw pictures. For the ocean study, there is a quote for everyone to copy each day- makes for great handwriting practice.
In both NOTMJ and Arabella the characters have a treasure. I asked the kids to each collect some treasures to share about. I-6 gathered up his best super hero gear!
R8 chose her beloved hippo, a flower book to represent her art, and one of her favorite books to represent reading. She decided representation was best because she couldn’t possibly fit all her favorites into one bag.
Our FIAR theme meal from last week- lobster rolls and oven fries from the FIAR cookbook. I modify the recipe- no paprika for us! It’s Old Bay all the way!!
The finished product- I’m thinkin’ a real, live Maine lobster roll would taste waaayyy better than this one! It did remind me we need a trip to the Maine coast to get some yummo fresh lobster and butter sauce.
Right now they have all chosen and island to research in secret and will report on them this evening at dinner. We may have to extend the deadline by one day since I think many salt dough maps of islands want to be made. I’m not sure how much longer these island studies will remain secret. I’ll update with the remainder of our ocean study next week.