The highlight of the octopus unit was definitely discovering the Indonesian Mimic Octopus! Wow!! I never learned about anything like this in school! Stumbling on amazing things like this and learning new things is such a huge part of why I love homeschooling!
We made our own underwater scenes with "finger octopi":
|Miss K's masterpiece|
|...and Miss H's...|
|Ze artists at work!|
|Singing the "Short Vowel Song"|
When I told Miss K that we are moving on to our next letter and unit today, she exclaimed, "What!? But we just started o-o-octopus! Why was it so short?!" I was able to console her by explaining that the next unit is W-w-water, so technically, we could keep exploring octopuses. We're looking forward to water, though, especially with all this snow on the ground! We even started our new week with a physics lesson, otherwise known as... sledding! :)