Sunday, October 7, 2012

Fall Unit Study Wrap-up

For the month of September, our unit study was "fall." Graham did lots of fun activities and projects to go along with our unit study. Among them were:
*Made fall tree cupcakes
*Made a fall "wreath" out of leaves and acorns collected outside
*Completed a "Leaf" booklet
*Made a picture frame out of acorns
*Did a science experiment to help us understand why leaves change color
*Made "Bountiful Beauty Baskets" and went on a nature walk.
Here is Graham on our nature walk:
And here is little guy along for the ride!

On our nature walk, we found these fuzzy balls on the backs of leaves.  We (I) assumed them to be caterpillar eggs of some kind.

Here's Graham looking over his "eggs" a little more closely back at the house.
We decided to put our cute little eggs in our butterfly observatory.
After a few days, nothing happened so I decided to do a little investigation.  It turns out they were actually unfertilized wasp eggs.  YUCK!  Back outside they went.
With all of our collected things from our nature walk, we made a giant graph on the cement.  First we graphed by leaf color, and then we graphed by type of item.
For this unit study, here are some of the fall-themed books Graham and I read:

Our next unit study will be on voting, elections and presidents.  Although most of my monthly units are for Graham,  this one will also involve Isaac.  I am so excited to teach the boys about our great nation and help them learn a bit more about our upcoming election!

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