We've done fire safety, chemical safety, kitchen safety, and something else. Today we're doing animal safety. We talked about safety around dogs, cats, wild animals. The lad asked about "poisonous spiders and Poisonous snakes". So we talked about the rattlesnake which is the only poisonous snake in Ontario and how to be safe around them. We did a variety of puzzles, learned the words yes/no, and counted.
I'm also starting to go through our bible materials box and today we have "the golden rule".
I printed out this copywork sheet. And went through a variety of pictures and we talked about what you should do in a given situation. Sharing, caring, helping, and such like. We'll pick a package at least once a week and work on it. :)
We did a language lesson from First language lessons. We learned about fables, and took the opportunity to do some art at the same time. :) Drawing pictures of lions and mice and answering questions about how the story went. It was interesting how this story tied in with learning about the golden rule.
I did something different for our animal of the day. I pulled out my temperate zone books and gave the lad a choice. He chose deserts. And of the animal pages in the book he was intrigued by the fringe-toed sand lizard. We looked it up and found them to be quite an interesting little animal. They can swim in sand like a fish does in water! Complete with nostrils that seal and jaws that can clamp shut to keep the sand out. Quite fascinating the creatures that God creates.
Well.. I was going to show you a foot, but apparently it's a copyright violation to show it to you. So I'd suggest you go check out this site and check it out for yourself. :) They have these are special scales that help the lizard move in the sand.
We had fun getting trounced at Playing History. We played a battle in England between the Vikings and the English and well.. as is true to life, we got trounced. :) and then he did some logic games over at CoolMath4Kids.