I figured you all might be getting a little tired of hearing my two-cents worth so I thought I would turn this post over to the boys. This year I haven’t been requiring them to type up summaries like I did on our previous blog sites (click here and here) mainly because we’ve been doing a much better job of recording what they’re learning using the notebook method inspired by Shannon at ihavenogreaterjoy. Anyway they are all eager to tell you about what we’ve been learning about some of God’s silliest creatures: monkeys and apes.
My favorite monkey is Spider Monkeys. We made spider monkeys out of modeling clay and Kix and wiggly eyes and pipe cleaners. Then we had them hang on strings and branches and we played with them all day (Sam, 5).
We made monkey bread. You can make it too. Open 4 cans biscuit dough and cut the biscuits into quarters. Mix 1 cup brown sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon in a big ziplock bag. Add the biscuit pieces and shake it all up. Put all the sugary pieces in a pan and then pour 1/2 cube of melted butter on top. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes at 375 degrees. Turn it upside down on a plate and eat it! (Nate, 7)
One thing I like about orangutans is that it’s the smartest ape in the jungle. It eats fruit, nuts and bugs. They swing around in trees like madmen looking for a nice place to sleep for the night. As orangutans get older their cheek flaps grow bigger and bigger (Joel, 9).