Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Great Migration

In our classroom lately we can't seem to get enough science, which is weird.

I never, ever liked science. Earth science, biology, chemistry, physics... b.o.r.i.n.g.

As you might deduce, I wasn't very good at them either. It's hard to be good at something you're not interested in, isn't it?

BUT... this year we're learning about bugs and animals and the classification of living things, and - dare I say it? - it's fascinating stuff. We decided to take a break from our science curriculum this week to return briefly to the study of Sam's beloved wildebeest, so I decided we'd all learn a bit about migration in the process.

If you're looking for some weekend reading to cozy up with, might I suggest some literature on migration? Manatees, elephants, monarch butterflies, pacific salmon, loggerhead turtles, ruby-throated hummingbirds, Canadian geese, gray whales, caribou, and emperor penguins - to name just a few - all migrate for various reasons. It is so interesting to learn about the survival instincts of these animals! I'll leave you with a photo snapped this morning of Sam and his dear wildebeest "Lagoon;" my mom spent hours on the internet trying to find this; as it turns out, not many children want a stuffed wildebeest for their birthday. We adore  our unique little dude.



  1. Laura! Have you guys watched Winged Migration yet? You can get the DVD from netflix or purchase it. we watch it every year in september - whent he air begins to chill. it's a gorgeous movie about geese migration all around the world...but what is even more incredible is the making of the movie, and how it was filmed. beautiful film and overall kid-friendly (we have watched it several times with all of our boys) but the cinematography and music is amazing@

  2. Liz, You're the best! I just put it on the top of my Netflix list, and put family movie night on the calendar for next week! I'll let you know how we liked it :-).