The theme of Unit 11 of My Father's World Kindergarten was Insects. The Bible theme was "I am a wise child, so I work hard." We learned about ants and other insects and how hard they work every day.
We made lady bug snacks with apples, peanut butter and craisins.
We made ants on a log with celery, peanut butter and craisins.
We learned how bees make honey,,,and tried some! Mercedes LOVES raw organic honey. This day, we also read and discussed Psalm 19:7-10 "The law of the Lord is perfect...the rules of the Lord are right...they are sweeter than honey that is taken from the honeycomb."
We read some insect books from the library in addition to our internet research.
We painted ladybugs using giant flat marbles.
We used craisin "ants" to learn simple addition and subtraction concepts. "If 3 ants go to a picnic, and they invite 2 more friends to come, how many ants will be at the picnic? If 5 ants are at a picnic and one goes home, how many are left at the picnic?"
And Mercedes' FAVORITE activity that we've done this whole year so far has been observing the ants in her ant farm! She LOVES watching them build tunnels. It has been so fun watching the tunnels progress day to day!