“Fun Friday!” Projects and movies and art!
N (age 11):
- Reading: N read two chapters of I am Malala.
- Science: I performed an experiment for N and C. for the experiment, I was supposed to pour blue-colored, salt-saturated water into a clear container of plain water the deeper blue salt-saturated water was supposed to settle at the bottom and not move as much as the lighter blue water on the surface when the bowl was agitated. The experiment would have been a dismal failure (the water didn’t separate like the book said it would) but for the fact that the clear container I poured it into had a white film on the bottom of it from being microwaved. The kids thought the white film was the salt water which, of course, didn’t move when the container was agitated. Score! The girls also watched Jacques Cousteau’s “Voyage to the Edge of the World.”
- History: N and C researched artists’ renderings of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and then drew their own interpretation of it.
- Geography: N and C filled in their South and Central America maps, and then filled in all the countries they’ve learned so far on their Middle East maps.
- Art: N and C practiced intermediate contour by drawing crooked steps and floating pencils.
- Music: N is continuing last week’s song. I worked with her on her timing.
C (age 9):
- Reading: C read a chapter of Moby Dick (abridged).
- Science: Combined class with N.
- History: Combined class.
- Geography: Combined class.
- Art: Combined class.
- Music: C began a new song. It’s in G Major and is in 3/4 timing. That particular timing has proven to be very tricky for my kids. I think it’s time to break out the metronome next week. C does better with a metronome.
S (age 6):
- Math: S and I counted to 100 together. Then, we made a pictograph of each family member’s favorite winter activity, grouped as “indoor activities” and “outdoor activities.” We interpreted the pictograph.
- Reading: S completed a coloring sheet review of the letter F. We sang the alphabet song together and she located the letter G. I read her a poem about goldfish. She colored a picture of the letter G in a goldfish bowl and glued construction paper seaweed around the letter. We played a physical rhyming game today: We sat together on the floor. I said pairs of words. If the words rhymed, she stood up; if the words didn’t rhyme, she stayed seated. I read S a chapter of Charlotte’s Web.
- Writing: S copied the capital letter G on a worksheet I made for her.