'Tis the season to find Pfeffernusse at Trader Joe's. We discovered it's tastiness last year when we studied Germany. Our read aloud right now is Treasures of the Snow, which takes place in Switzerland, so these cookies went well with our story time.
We are still working on memorizing The Ten Commandments and learning about Moses and the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt.
During our story times, the kids often do something to keep their hands busy. They may knit, or make paracord bracelets, or color, or play with a set of manipulatives. I'm thinking about putting some Thinking Putty into stockings this year. Seems like something they would enjoy messing with during our read aloud sessions.
The weeks started off well for our butterflies,
But didn't end so well. We lost 1 on Monday, 2 on Tuesday, 1 on Wednesday, and 1 on Thursday. We're down to the very last one now.
This week in Art we began learning about the color wheel.
One of my students loves art and is talented in that area. The other two, not so much. But it's something we can all practice, and I like exposing them to things that make them stretch and grow.
When we got to secondary colors, we birdwalked a bit, ending up playing with our clear blocks, after pairing up primary colored blocks and looking through them to see what secondary colors were created.
During our ACE years, we really didn't do art, music, or creative writing, so I'm enjoying the additions. Speaking of music, we finished The Story of Bach in Words and Music this week.
In science, I challenged the kids to use a piece of string to pick up ice in a glass of water, without touching the ice.
Eli managed to snag a cube by tying a knot. Then I lay my piece of string on top of the ice, salted it, and waited a moment.
The ice melted and refroze around the string, and I was able to lift the cube. (I shudder to think what my kids will do the next time they're bored in a restaurant.)
Speaking of busy hands, Brianna finished a butterfly latch hook kit this week.
My crazy boy is licking the hot dog in his math book. I think he's trying to tell me it's time for lunch.
Another science project. Dirty pennies.
Vinegar, salt, water, shake shake shake
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