Skunks at Christmas Time

I've been trying to teach about mammals now because I'm moving on to penguins and then oviparous animals when we return to school.  To make sure I cover everything, I've been teaching about a different mammal each day for the past couple of weeks.

It's amazing how much children learn in just a few short months.  My kids were reading and writing in their science logs and one of them showed me how long his entry was for the day and it was over a page long!  Yes, I know he didn't start from the left margin, but he has improved so much from the beginning of the year.

Here is a sample from the first day of school:
He actually went back on his own to his beginning of the year entry and he was shocked at how he used to write. He said he couldn't even read what he wrote back then.

And here he is now:
He was so proud of himself!  And so was I!

We also learned about skunks and wrote about them.  I used Cara Carroll's Camping Unit for this adorable craftivity.  I chose to show you these two because they made everyone smile:)  Warning...They may not be the most factual pieces of work. 
 Here is another one.  This one is priceless!
We ended the week with a visit from two special people.
Santa and...
our dear friend Jack!  He even sent us a special gift from the North ant farm!  It made it on time to be unwrapped by the end of the day!  How did Jack know that I didn't want anything with hair or that needed to be taken home on the weekends??  He knows it all I guess :)
I am linking up with Teaching Maddeness for Flashback Friday.  Now it's your turn to link up!


  1. Thanks for linking up to share! The skunk writings are priceless! ;) I know you're incredibly proud of your little fellow...he has improved SO much! Kuddos to you and your hard work, too!

    Teaching Maddeness

  2. Thanks for your great ideas on your blog! I would like to nominate your for the Liebster Award. You can read about it here: A Little Tech Congratulations, and keep up the good work!

    A Little Tech


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