Saturday, April 28, 2012

Ice Cap

From the Amazon Rainforest we traveled south to the ice cap of Antarctica on our trip around the world.


SCHOOL ROOM STUFF
We didn't have many Antarctic things laying around the house. But, we did find a penguin puppet & a few books.
Passport Stamp.
I know it actually doesn't snow much in Antarctica, but this stamp is the best I could come up with.

Front of Capt. N's postcard from Antarctica

He took quite an interest in leopard seal's this week. So that's what he chose to do his short animal report on.

I made up this mini-book just to give him another option for his reports. I like the small size so that it can be added to his animal notebook without taking up the entire page.

This is our method for measuring distance from one place to another.

One inch on our globe measure 660 miles. From the Amazon rainforest to Antarctica was about 9 inches or 5,940 miles.

Geography chart with ice cap info.

A closer pic (although not much better).

Just because I already had this put together & it is penguin themed, I had Capt. N do this antonym activity.

This file folder activity is from an Evan Moore Literacy Centers book.

Penguin artwork. To see how he made this painting click here.


OTHER


We didn't make it on an Antarctic themed field trip. But, we did watch 3 Antarctic movies:
March of the Penguins
This documentary didn't have near as much action as the shows my kids are used to watching, but they still enjoyed it very much. Capt. N even seemed to have learned a few things.

Encounters at the End of the World
I had high hopes for this one. I thought it would be so cool to see how the researches live day to day. Although, Capt. N & I both did learn quite a bit, the show itself was kind of boring. My two youngest didn't even stick around to watch half of it. Maybe it was that the guy narrating didn't have much drama in his voice.

Planet Earth: Ice Worlds
My kids love the Planet Earth shows. This one discusses both the North & South Poles.




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