We ended up finishing up our Bug Unit a few days late. Our last topic was Caterpillars and Butterflies. We started by watching The Magic School Bus The Butterfly and the Bog and doing an activity from the Magic School Bus Activity Guide. We talked about how the coloring on butterflies protects them from predators and then colored our own butterfly with protective coloring.
I'm going to re-work our schedule for when Georgie is back. Currently, math and reading are in the afternoon and we often don't get to them since the kids get tired or hyper. I've rearranged things so that Math and Reading are done everyday in the morning (or at least early afternoon on our class days) and the Theme activities come after. They are usually more excited about the Theme activities since there tends to be a lot more craft and creative stuff there. The kids are still really young for us to worry too much about formal activities and schooling but I'm using this time to experiment with what works best so that when it is time to get serious, we know what to do.