Chapter 8 of Weaver was all about Animals. This was by far our most favorite unit of the year. We read stacks and stacks of books about animals from the library, and watched hours of Netflix documentaries and Planet Earth DVDs. They learned how the plant and animal kingdoms depend on each other, and memorized the classification of animals. (Remember that mnemonic you learned in school for Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species? Like riding a bike.) You can find the PDF file we used for animal classification here. A mom from a Weaver Facebook group shared the website.( If you use Weaver, it's a great source for support and great ideas!) They learned what a mammal is, and how animals protect themselves while under attack. They each made their own animal notebook, filling out pages for each of the animals they learned about. Many of the papers were completed during a trip to the zoo and aquarium.
My sweet babies.
We spent lots of time watching the sea otters play.
The next day we spent some time at the Science Center. This was in the model train room.
Loving the homeschooling life!