Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Nature on the roads

Today hubby called me from work and he wanted to go to Corpus Christi so off we went to pick him up at work and look what we saw on the side of the road. As a car would drive by they would quickly go into their homes. There was one on the road and I got out to get it out of the way. Yep, I got out of my van and ran to the middle of the road to get that turtle out of the way. First though I had to show the boys. There were lots of "oohhhhs and aaaahhhhhs" from them.

There was lots of shrimping going on down here. We saw about 10 boats in the area.
On the way home we drove to hubby's work to pick up his truck and look at this Texas dog. hehehe Not really, this was an armadillo. There were two roaming around. It was dark and had to use the flash but we got a picture of this guy. That was our cool nature part of the trip.
Now on to the best part. Well, besides going to eat at Olive Garden, YUM!! we had to stop at Barnes & Noble. What would a homeschooling mom be if we didn't stop there? So what did I find? We got a few books for history. Then I saw this book which I really liked. It has all the rules of grammar and punctuation and some tests and answers to those tests. I need that book for myself. I am so bad with my punctuation. My oldest is much better than I am. That was our day out of town.

Update: I always forget to add the titles of the books and was going to put them in but forgot again. So here it goes....The books I got are from a series called History Maker Bios. They have different authors but they all say Barnes & Noble on them. I did look on amazon but they only showed one copy and it was a hard cover and way to expensive so I didn't add that next to The Blue Book link. These are small softcover books and they have lots of different titles. If you go to Barnes & Noble and look on their kids history section I am sure you will see them there. Ferdinand Magellan's author is Elaine Landau, Sir Walter Raleigh by Stephanie Sammartino McPherson, Lewis and Clark by Candice Ransom, Christopher Columbus by Susan Bivin Aller. They are all $5.95US and $7.95Canada. Don't forget to get your teachers discount. I like these books because they are short, have lots of pictures, have a timeline, have some further reading options and websites to go for more info.


Nancy said...

Too bad I didn't get to make it.

Glad you had a good time without me anyway! Ha, ha!

School for Us said...

What a great day! I don't remember when I've ever seen a live turtle in the Houston area! And, I don't think I've ever seen a live armadillo, either. I need to start hanging out with you. :-)

And, the books look like fun, educational reads. They vaguely look familiar, but I don't think we've ever read them. Can you give me an author's or the series name so I can look them up?

Brit said...

Wow! I have never seen an armadillo in person, but I would love to! Sounds like a neat trip.

Robin said...

My son really enjoyed the pictures of the turtles and the armadillo. What cool finds!
We found a box turtle in our driveway once, but he was only palm-sized. He was big enough to terrify my little poodles, though....LOL!

Just Carolyn said...

Oh wow!! What an awesome nature day you all had! I love turtles...they are one of my favorite animals.

I will have to see if I can find those books on the barnes and site...they look like they would be a nice addition to our bookshelf too! Next time you come back to Canada, you will have to bring them to show me!

Love ya Sis,