Wednesday, July 22, 2009

You know you're a homeschool mom when. . .

They're pond critters. We have tadpoles, water beetles, pond skaters, crawfish, and may be something else??

They had critter night for the preschoolers at church last Sunday night, and since the man doing the presentation is good friends with Joel, and knew we were wanting some tadpoles, he gave us all of these! The crawfish are disgusting looking, but I'm really excited to have something interesting to watch. Now, let's just hope we can keep them alive and see the tadpoles turn to frogs!

11 comments:

Christy said...

That is cool!

Susana said...

I have always wanted to watch the whole tadpole to frog process. My daughter watched it her 3rd grade year at school and talked about it daily!! I hope y'all have lots of fun with this and it turns out super for you!!!! Hope you are feeling super too!!

Mom, M.Ed. (Jessica) said...

We have a backyard pond & buy tadpoles every spring. The tadpoles are scavengers-eating the algae in the pond and (along with the snails) they keep it clean and clear (chemical-free!).

Tadpoles eat A LOT of algae, so you'll have to ensure they are well fed to keep them alive. Crayfish are scavengers who eat carrion.

Maybe you already knew this--but I thought I'd share just in case you didn't! :)

Jenny said...

How neat. I'd do without the beetles and crawfish, but the tadpoles would be fun!

Denise said...

How cool! We've been wanting tadpoles but haven't had any success finding them on our own. What a great experience this will be for your kids!

Elise said...

Oh...that's cool!! I know my kiddies would love to see a tadpole turn into a frog.
I ended up putting the vintage sewing machine up on that old black cabinet in my school/craft room. I think I like it there!!
Elise

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

Fun! Emily caught some tadpoles last summer, but we never kept any to watch them turn into frogs... what a neat idea!

Debbie said...

What a great learning experience!! You're such a great Mom and I admire your energy!!

Teaching My Little BookWorm said...

we've raised lots of tadpoles!!! they are super fun

my hubby raised crawfish from babies and he said they are super super stinky!

Susana said...

I just gave you an award!! Stop by my blog to pick it up. Below is the direct link:

http://ourhomeschoolfun.blogspot.com/2009/07/you-guys-are-great-thank-you.html

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

HI again! I wanted to let you know that our Super Summer Swap package arrived this afternoon, and it was fabulous!! What a fun project you organized!! :-)