Here it is! I promised you a surprise, a special gift just for my readers. Putting the study together to use with my kiddos was a breeze compared to getting it all typed up, proofread, links double-checked…this was definitely a learning experience. I hope you enjoy it, or at least find some worthwhile resources here.
This is a mini study, intended to quench a desire to know about something, but not intended to totally replace your regularly scheduled studies. It was born of one child’s desire to know about flying fish. Use it as a one day vacation or as a science supplement. Or add some books and math word problems and turn it into a full-blown unit study.
You can download the teaching notes for this study (5 pages) from Google Docs (click the highlighted words). The teaching notes do not provide a schedule, more like a list of resources (complete with links) for you to use as you wish, followed by notes of how we used them. All of the resources mentioned are available for free on the internet (clickable links provided in the pdf) or have been created by me and can be downloaded at Google docs (links provided). Click here to access all the files I created on flying fish, including the teaching notes, in one folder.
You may use this study as you see fit. I only ask that if you wish to share it with someone, please direct them to the original post at Homeschooling Hearts & Minds where you found it. And if you find it useful, please leave me some feedback…a little positive reinforcement could go a long way to pushing me to do this again.;0)
Thanks a bunch, and have fun!
Lapbook pics (sorry about the quality, my camera is still DOA, so I borrowed my son’s):
For those of you who prefer to put together your own materials or just want a few resources on flying fish, I’ve included some of the resource links below.
Note: I always recommend previewing any web resources before sharing them with your kids. Web pages are frequently changed, sometimes ads are added or changed and everyone has a different idea of what’s ok and what’s not. I try to note any potential issues.
Teaching Notes for the Flying Fish Mini Study (includes all weblinks)
Attack of the flying fish (funny video, but an example of how easy it is to catch them)