Today we discussed the meaning of groundhog day and made this cute craft. Mr. K actually helped the little ones make it rather then making his own...he is so great with them.
She has a bit of a "cutting" obsession right now! LOL
During our discussion Mr. K asked what the difference was between a ground hog & a beaver. We both discussed the obvious differences (beavers live in water, ground hogs live in burrows etc.) He wanted to draw a picture of a groundhog for his unit study book but wasn't sure what one looks like so he asked me to google it.
I googled an image and while he was drawing googled and found this page:
While he drew I read the page to him and at the bottom there is a chart for comparing the two.
Something really cool happened next! I took out a piece of lined paper & made a little chart the same as the one on the internet. Mr. K grabbed a piece of paper & said "mom lets do one of these!" excitedly.
I was very surprised & said "do you know what that's called?" he said no and I said "it's a Venn diagram". I know it's really not THAT exciting but I was very excited he thought to make one & that he was so excited to get filling it in.
I am so proud of Mr. K today! He has come so far lately in his spelling & in his reading....before homeschooling he struggled so much with it. What I am most proud about him though is that he is really starting to develop a love for learning new things :)