Poem of the week~ Um, I accidentally messed up the schedule, so we kinda skipped this. We did however start reading this at lunch time!
Poem of the month~ We didn't spend much time with this poem this week, but as it's rather short, I'm not concerned.
Silly Poem~ Noses! The silly poem talked about noses, and how the feel when it's hot or cold outside. Ava chose to draw a picture with one half showing how her and her nose enjoy a hot sunny day (by having a water balloon fight with me) and how her and her nose enjoy a cold winter day (by snuggling in a blanket on the couch with cocoa and marshmallows). Cyrus initially said he wanted to participate, but I think it's pretty clear he changed his mind somewhere in his artistic process. He also chose to do a hot/cold drawing, he shows himself, and his dad tossing a water balloon on one side, and a very cold blue man under a moon on the other. Oh my goodness he's silly.
In Social Studies/ and Art....
This week we talked about Maine, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.
For various reasons "Kitchen Lesson" was skipped again. It seems to be the one that gets cut when things get busy (or lazy). I wont fret though, I've noticed I have a lot more eager helpers in the kitchen since we started this. The time together may be subtle, and not always be structured, but isn't that why I homeschool?
I ran out of time! Again! We are preparing for a weekend trip, and poor music get shoved aside so I can pack.
In Art Study..
In Science We..
Reviewed Solids, Liquids, and Gasses and started talking about Gravity, and Air as a Substance. I checked out some books from the library to go along with our discussions and experiments. Some of the books were more popular than others, and the balloon experiments were so well liked that I'm going to write a whole separate posts about them!
Solids, Liquids, and Gasses
What is the World Made of? All about Solids, Liquids, and Gasses
Ice to Steam, Changing States of Matter
The Facts about Solids, Liquids, and Gasses
Forces Make Things Move
Up, Down, All Around, A Story of Gravity
Experiments with Gravity
Windy Weather Days
I Face the Wind
Let's Try it in the Air
In Math We...
~Wrote equations represented on the math balance
~Continued practicing 'trading' on side 2 of the abacus
~Partition 15 on the abacus, and the math balance
~Add 1 to various numbers
This week we are officially half way done with our school year! We made it to the park for a homeschool play date, and our curriculum for next year came in the mail. Working Cyrus into the Science lessons seems to be successful so far. It's been an overall great week!