Yesterday was a LONG day. We left the house at 9:00 am and didn't get home until 7:00 last night after our Homeschool Co-op, errands, dinner in the park (easier than driving all the way home) and soccer. This is the last time we will have a day like this because soccer season is coming to an end.
The day started with our Homeschool Cooperative Learning Day. The children got to have a lesson on and identify several fish. The older children also got to play a BINGO game with reptiles and fish while the smaller children read a story about the life cycle of a tadpole and drew pictures of frogs. After lunch the children got to build their aquariums. We used empty 2 liter plastic bottles that they filled with gravel, greens, and creek water. Then we added the living creatures. The fish didn't make it, but all the children got tadpoles. There was also water bugs, beetles, a leech, and a worm (we picked numbers for the things that there weren't enough for everyone.) We were very excited about the tadpoles. They were really big and will become bull frogs. We ended up with 4 tadpoles so everyone but Christian has their own. After assembling our aquariums, those that wanted to got to see a fish dissected (I opted out of this activity but all my children but Christian watched.) It was a fun filled day of learning for everyone.