Wednesday, July 30

Once Bitten Twice Shy (Great White)

 duunnn dunnn... duuuunnnn duun... duuunnnnnnnn dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dunnnnnnnnnnn dunnnn   -(Jaws theme song)

July has turned into Ocean Month at Gypsy Road.  We're not travelling this month, and being in the middle of Oklahoma, the ocean seemed the logical topic of study.....  (best of luck finding the logic)
We have focused on history (primarily pirates) for the past two weeks, and are switching to a science focus this week, with the emphasis on sharks and the marine food chain.  Next week, we wrap it up with shipwrecks and marine biology.
As part of our study on ocean currents, we are sending out a Message in a Bottle.  It will travel from Oklahoma to the Gulf Stream, where an active duty Coast Guard family member will drop it straight into the current.  We promise to share its journey as we receive updates!

Shark unit study :

How to make a clothespin shark           

You will need:
  • 1 clothespin
  • blue paint
  • paint brush
  • 1 blue googly eye
  • silver glitter glue
  • blue glitter adhesive foam
  • glue
  • scissors
Cover an entire wooden clothespin with blue paint, make sure to get all the little nooks and crannies. When dry glue a blue googly eye on the top edge of the clothespin. Below the eye, use the silver glitter glue to make three pointy shark teeth. For the shark fins cut two triangles from the corner of an adhesive blue glitter foam sheet. Attach one fin at the top and one on the bottom.
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