Wednesday, March 28, 2012

More

See now you can't shut me up. LOL

These last few months have been crazy but filled with a lot of fun too. We went on a field trip to Stop and Shop (thank you Danielle for planning it). We used the little workbook they gave us on nutrition for our health class. She has done an art class that Danielle ran and she had so much fun. It ended today, She went to a homeschool ice cream social for Valentines day. We continue to got to Mops, this is our lest session I should have stopped last year but they needed me to continue doing the creative activities.

Lets see we traveled back to North Carolina to meet the newest baby Evee my adorable granddaughter spent time with Mike and his family. Then we welcomed Nick home. Such a tearful joyous occasion. The look of pure joy on Nicks face when he saw use looking for him. Seeing them roll out the red carpet for our soldiers to walk down coming home to the waiting family. Spending time with Nick touching him. Just to be able to touch him. Samantha couldn't keep her hands off of him. She didn't want to let him go. So sweet she really missed her brother. (So did I)

We learned about St Patrick's Day and made a Leprachun trap. Sad to say we didn't catch any but they left chocolate coins around the house. :) I remember the year I covered the kitchen in tiny green foot prints boy was Sam freaked out. LOL. She learned about the potato being a main part of the Irish's diet. We are doing a experiment and it is NOT working. You know you try to get a potato to grow roots well ours wont! I have no trouble with them growing in the kitchen but try and do it for school not happening. She has a record book that she only wrote in for 1 day so far..... I can't have her write every day nothing happened.

So after the potato failed ( its still there waiting to see if it grows anything) we are trying to see what happens when you put food color in water and put a celery stalk in it. Thankfully that one has worked!!! She is learning how the water travels to all the leaves. She also put carrots in water and is waiting to see what happens. Only the top but not with leaves on it. We will see what happens. What should happen is roots will grow off it and leaves will grow from the top.

Today we read all about inventors and inventions and she had to draw what she thinks future phones might look like....hmmm not sure what she was trying to achieve.

We also do Five in a Row. Each week I choose from a list of books and we read it each day. Then we take information from the book. This week we are doing The Glorious Flight. doing this She has learned to write roman numerals 1-10, about making up for doing something wrong even when it was an accident, saying sorry. About inventions and how not to give up when they don't work at first. I am really loving this curriculum. Some people use it as their base. But we use it as extra fun. We both really enjoy it.


Pictures to come tomorrow!


2 comments:

happy's mommy said...

Look at you with all your groovy science experiments! LOVE it!

And I loooove seeing what you're doing too! Good stuff!

If I do art or Swahili next year...you totally need to do Science! :P

...danielle

Jen said...

The science is from a box! Its one of those kits you buy at AC Moore. LOL but if you really wanted I am sure I can find some fun science things to do. :) It would be worth it do learn Swahili! and yes I will stay in the room and learn along with Sam.