PHEW! Four day weeks can be very tiring! Especially the four day week that comes after the holiday break! I always try to cram five days worth of learning into four. Well, we made it through and ended the week on a fun note. We've been working on "living vs. nonliving" in science. I love the AIMS materials when it comes to engaging learning activities. On Friday, we were able to fit in a fun lesson about the difference in pets. What do we have to do to keep our pets healthy and safe? Why? Because they are living things. We learned a quick song, and then got busy making a pet that didn't need to be fed, walked, brushed, etc. We made pet rocks! We simply picked up some bags of rocks from Dollar Tree, dug out some eyes and a few other things to decorate, and tah dah! Cute little critters!! Some of the kiddos named their critters, and I even saw one little one give her critter a little kiss. Then we talked about the differences between this pet and live pets.
The kids got to take their new Nonliving Pets home! I hope they are taking good care of them!! :)
Have a great weekend!! Got to go and take care of my living pets!! :)