Friday, February 27, 2015

Five In A Row: Night of the Moonjellies

We recently started another new-to-us book that LittleBear REALLY likes called Night of the Moonjellies.  It's about a little boy in New England who finds two moonjellies on a beach and then after a hectic day helping in his Grandparents' beachside restaurant, finds out more about where they belong.  It's out-of-print, expensive and very hard to find, but we hope to find a copy to add to our library since LittleBear likes it so much.

 the other one whose paws I could not get into our first picture...

Forgive the scarceness of pictures this week.  I'm not sure what happened there...

We also enjoyed talking about the beach, the ocean and jellyfish, including their anatomy and what they do all day.  Also, much of my family is from New England, so we learned a little bit about the regions of the US and continued our attempt to learn all 50 US States and their Capitols.

LittleBear also learned how to tell time on a clock with hands!  He expressed interest a couple weeks back and I realized we didn't have a clock like that in our house, so I found one I liked at Hobby Lobby and put it in the bathroom.  About that same time, our Math-U-See book started teaching lessons on it and now he's got a pretty good grip on it!

All in all, it was a good week and we are looking forward to the next book!!

Resources and printables I used for Night of the Moonjellies can be found at:

Go Along Books we used for Night of the Moonjellies (* indicate ones we especially liked):
*Hello Ocean by Pam Munoz Ryan
*Ocean Day by Shelley Rotner and Ken Kreisler
*Our Wet World by Sneed B. Collard III
*The Seashore Book by Charlotte Zoltow
*Jellyfish by Leighton Taylor
*Jellyfish by Rebecca Stefoff
*Discovering Jellyfish by Loriijo Metz

*See Under the Sea by Kate Davies
*Clam-I-Am by Tish Rabe
Southern New England by Thomas and Virginia Aylesworth
Northern New England by Thomas and Virginia Aylesworth
Connecticut by Susan Evento

Adding our story disk to New's a bit crowded on our map.  Lots of great stories!

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