For today’s home learning activity, we gave T a magnifying glass and went for a nice walk to look at ants and the beauty of nature up close.
T has been learning about ants for school this week. His teacher gave us a series of online books and videos about ants, fictional and factual.
One story, Hey Little Ant, taught T about the importance about respecting all living creatures, even the small ants.
I also taught T that ants are able to accomplish a lot through team work and hard work.
We were blessed with a warm and sunny weekend. We had a nice walk around the block with the magnifying class.
It was so enjoyable to see T so engaged in his activity, holding the glass right up to flowers or ants on the ground and pressing his eyes close to the glass to examine each object.
It was the best return on a $1.50 investment at the dollar store for fun and interactive learning.
During our walk, T asked if he could see the germs that’s been keeping us at home with the magnifying glass. I told him he’s going to need a much stronger device to do that!
But it did make me smile warmly and feel good inside to know that the wheels in his head are turning and asking these kinds of questions!