Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tt is for Turtle

We are spending one morning a week with another family and doing a “theme” day around the alphabet.  This week was letter T.  We used the turtle theme from Confessions of a homeschooler

To make it more Australian we also read Yakkinn the Swamp Tortoise – the most dangerous year.  This follows the first year in the life of an endangered tortoise.  We  really enjoyed the pictures (the illustrations have an aboriginal theme to them) the story was well written and we will be looking for the next book.  I want to add this one to our personal library!

The girls illustrated the book by making pictures depicting the seasons as shown in the book. 


We made turtles out of collected gum nuts.


We had turtle bread for lunch – each child making their own turtle out of bread dough.

We had fruit turtles for afternoon tea.


Turtle FUN!!


  1. Just thought I would say Hi. I stumbled on to your blog somehow and realised you had me in your blog roll, thank you.

    I like your blog, I'll be following from now on. :)

  2. VERY cool!
    I host a feature on my blog called The Ultimate Alphabet Craft Collection. I would love it if you would link this idea up.

    You can view the master list of Alphabet crafts here:

    Your fellow sonlighter!