Tuesday, December 30, 2008
It is a really cute robot helmet. I also included some shots of each of the boys trying it on.
Monday, December 29, 2008
As you can see Gabe was completly full of energy and never stopped moving. When the bread basket was empty he asked if he could play with it. Silly me I thought he was going to use it as a boat. Nope straight on to the head! LOL. Can you tell that his big brother was a little embarrased.
Friday, December 26, 2008
On Christmas eve the boys each got to open one gift. They choose the gifts that were from each other.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
2.) Turkeys can drown if they look up when it is raining.
3.) A wild turkey has excellent vision and hearing. Their field of vision is about 270 degrees. This is the main reason they continue to elude some hunters.
4.) Turkeys’ heads change colors when they become excited
5.) Male turkeys gobble. Hens do not. They make a clicking noise.
6.) The heaviest turkey ever raised weighed in at 86 pounds -- about the size of a large German Shepherd -- and was grown in England.
7.) Gobbling turkeys can be heard a mile away on a quiet day.
8.) Domesticated turkeys cannot fly. Wild turkeys, however, can fly for short distances at speeds up to 55 miles per hour. They can also reach speeds of 25 miles per hour on the ground.
9.) Turkeys sometimes spend the night in trees.
10.) Domesticated turkeys cannot fly. Wild turkeys, however, can fly for short distances at speeds up to 55 miles per hour. They can also reach speeds of 25 miles per hour on the ground.
1.) Otters are found on every continent except Antarctica and Australia.
2.) Otters are the only marine mammals that have fur instead of blubber. Otters must groom their coats constantly to keep them from becoming matted. A grown otter's fur can contain up to one billion hairs.
3.) Otters mark their territory with droppings called spraints that have a very distinctive odor that resembles fresh mown hay.
4.) Sea otters are often referred to as "Old Men of the Sea" because they have long white whiskers on their face.
5.) When baby sea otters are born they are almost as big as their mother.
6.) Otters can dive down over 55 feet when they are chasing a tasty fish. That’s more than eight times deeper than a swimming pool.
7.) River otters can hold their breath for up to 8 minutes.
8.) Eyes of river otters have special lenses that aid in underwater vision.
9.) Old male river otters often have white body fur.
10.) River otters have ears and nose with a special skin that closes and keeps them watertight underwater.
Any one have ideas of what we could do for our next animals. What would you like to see us do for the fact list. Just leave me a message and I will try to get them done.
Friday, December 05, 2008
Gabe's Class was about invertabrates. At first the class started off showing different invertabrates, such as a live trantula. That of course freaked Gabe out. I understand though because I was a little nervous of it. It was in the cage the whole time to though. LOL. Then she showed lots of different exoskeletons, which were really cool. At the mid-point the class went outside to have a scavengerhunt for invertabrates.
Now time to explain the photos from his class. Dh had the camera in Sam's class so we did not get pictures of Gabe's begining. Dh joined us when we came in from the scavenger hunt. For the last half they showed animals that eat primarily invertabrates.
This picture was of my brave little boy touching the most adorable little hedgehog. After all the kids had a chance to touch it, she set her down so she could feed.
Our first stop on our world tour of the Christmas Holiday had us landing in Nigeria. Oh yeah I guess I better translate the title. It is pronounced "EH-koo oh-DONE eh-BEE hay-SUE", This means "Happy celebration on the birth of Jesus Christ" in the language of Yoruba. A tribe in Nigeria.
The project that they share in the book is decorating palm branches. The Nigerians actually decorate palm trees instead of evergreen trees at Christmas. They believe that palm branches are a sign of peace and a symbol of Christmas.
Make sure to check back for our next stop on the world tour.