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Saturday, May 21, 2011
We just finished reading Capyboppyby Bill Peet to go along with the Mammals unit that Cole is doing in Science Class. We finished it in two days, and he really enjoyed it. It's a cute, endearing, true story about a families pet capybara. A capybara is A South American mammal (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris, family Hydrochaeridae) that resembles a large guinea pig. It lives in groups near water and is the largest living rodent. they can grow up to 4.3ft in length and weigh up to 140lbs, now that's one BIG RAT! lol
Now Cole wants to go to the zoo to get one! Unfortunately the Honolulu Zoo does not have any Capybaras, but check here to see if you might have the opportunity to visit them at your local zoo
You can also check out this page for some original pictures from the family in the book (on which the illustrations were based)
We have one more week of mammals & birds left, and since he has already completed his project that is due this coming Thursday, we will be focusing on mammals throughout the week. Then we'll have a week off (though I use the term 'off' loosely, we still read and do fun educational activities, and of course we do scriptures). The first full week of June (June 6th) starts our official school year, and science class will begin 4 weeks of reptiles and amphibians. We may get a jump start on our 'off' week and begin reading Magic Tree House #45: A Crazy Day with Cobras (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) with Magic Tree House Research Guide #23: Snakes and Other Reptiles: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #45: A Crazy Day with Cobras (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))
Some other books we have planned for Science in June:
We will be hitting up the library soon too.
Cole will be attending science class through July. Then we will start our own Science program. He will return to class in November for the Oceans unit as supplementation to our own 10wks of Ocean unit study.