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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Field Trip To Shired Island on The Gulf Of Mexico, Madagascar 2

Friday November 7th, was our Ocean Field trip, to Shired Island. Shired Island, is on the Gulf of Mexico, and about 1 hr from our home. It is sort of secluded and quiet, and as you can see from the pictures, a beautiful place to visit. It was 80 degrees, with no wind or clouds, absolutely perfect for a field trip. Because we went about an hour after high tide, there were tons of sea shells to pick. They are soaking in bleach water, to use for crafts. We did not get to see any Horseshoe Crabs, which are usually abundant, at this location. We did see some Blue Crabs, that had been caught, in a trappers cage. They were young ones, and can get to the size of dinner plates. We saw lots of birds, a small jelly fish, some fish, and some small crabs. The Pelican was camera shy and would not let me get a picture of it. All in all, it was a great day.

Yesterday, we went to go see Madagascar 2 Escape to Africa. It was cute, and Caitlins first trip to the big movie theater. She was good, until all her snacks were gone, and then she wanted to go home. I still think the first one was better, but this one was good too.

Tomorrow is a Half Day, and here are our lesson plans:

Writing: Write about your field trip to Shired Island
Reading: Read Chapter 5 of Pirates Past Noon
Finish Planets themed unit
Math: Division
Spanish: Food and utensils
Fire Prevention: Write about having an escape route
Science: Life cycles of animals
Arts and crafts: If time permits draw Pichu, and turkey craft
If we do not get to arts and crafts, they will be added to another day.











3 comments:

Eryn at HomeSchooledYear.com said...

Wow, I am SO jealous! I hope that the field trip and the movies was good for the case of the blahs!

The pictures are beautiful, I want to go!

betchai said...

wow, glad to see your kids having a good time in the beach melissa. and another wow, i love those blue crabs :) one thing i can not be 100% vegetarian is because of seafoods :) glad the weather cooperated with you, just look at those blue skies. my favorite pictures are the one with your little girl and your kids with the birds (last).

Melissa said...

Thank you, to both of you. This is my second time, to this particular part of the Gulf, and it is so peaceful and quiet there, not to mention very clean. The blue crabs were beautiful, too bad they were dead.