Monday, April 21, 2014

After School Link Up

Welcome to the After School Link Up!

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I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  We had a beautiful Easter weekend with our family.  We kept things basic with the eggs this year and went old fashioned food coloring, plain and simple.  My parents sent us a new set of resurrection eggs, which was good since we were missing some pieces.  I love that my kids are starting to grasp what Easter really means.  After church, we had a delicious lunch at my in laws and the older cousins played Easter bunny and hid eggs for my kids.  

What have you be up to After School this Week?

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We would love to have you link up your School-Age Post (Ages 5 and up) about your learning week after school including Crafts, Activities, Playtime and Adventures that you are doing to enrich your children's lives after their day at school, home school or on the weekend! 

When linking up, please take a moment to comment on at least one post linked up before yours and grab our after school button to include a link on your post or site! By linking up you're giving permission for us to share on our After School Pinterest Board or Feature on our After School Party in the upcoming weeks!

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Monday, April 14, 2014

After School Link Up, Dolphin Lesson Plans

Welcome to the After School Link Up!
dolphin lesson plans elementary age

We'll be traveling to Florida again later this month to accompany my husband on a business trip.  In order to have the kids approved for missing school, I need to submit how this trip will be educational for them.  

I've booked us for a dolphin excursion tour, so I thought we would learn more about dolphins before going.  The boat is captained by marine biologist that are participating in a bottlenose dolphin study that tracks the movements and behaviors of these animals in Florida.  I've probably given the school more than they really want, but hey, might as well really learn if we're going through the motions.  In the end, I'm hoping they can work together to complete this animal report.  

Dolphin Lesson Plans (this would make a fun summer theme week)
  • Non-fiction
Dolphins and Sharks by Mary Pope Osborne
Nat Geo Kids Dolphins by Melissa Stewart
Dolphin Talk by Wendy Pfeffer 
Face to Face with Dolphins by Flip and Linda Nicklin
1-2-3 Draw Ocean Life by Freddie Levin

  • Fiction
Dolphins at Daybreak by Mary Pope Osborne (ages 6-9)
The Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'dell (ages 9-12) (this book is not about dolphins, but is a good book for Little J's age-9yo)

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