Yes, we are back in school and enjoying it. What an interesting school year so far. Anna and Caleb are learning about bugs in Science class and the teacher suggested that they collect some bugs. Well, they didn't waist a minute. During their break, they were outside tracking down bugs. We have had crickets, grasshoppers, flies, a bee, and a frog.
Yesterday while I was outside hanging up clothes on the line, I found a praying mantis and called to the kids. They were outside in a blink of an eye trying to get it into a jar.
Now we are left with only the frog and the praying mantis left as the frog ate the flies and the praying mantis ate everything else, except for the bee, we let him go. As you can see in the photo above, He is eating the last grasshopper. It is so interesting watching him eat, starting at the head and leaving the stomach. But at the same time, it can get pretty nasty watching him eat the intestines. YUCK!
Caleb and Anna were out first thing this morning catching flies for the frog for breakfast! And shortly after they put the flies in with the frog, the frog was fat! ha ha That would mean nothing more than breakfast was good. :)
I'm sure on their break in school, they will be back outside trying to catch more insects!