This week, we learned about Adam & Eve, Cain & Abel, and Noah. We had a couple of hands on activities involving light, but I managed to forget to photograph both of them.
We went outside yesterday and measured out how long the ark was. It's a little hard to see the tape measure on the left side, but we used 2 tapes and 3 kids, and leap frogged our way down the street until we hit 437'.
From the end of one to the start of another.
We started at the fire hydrant at the cul de sac at the end of our street.
And finished here, in front of our neighbor's house.
I'm standing at one end of our "ark" taking the picture. Jack is running to the other end. There's a tiny white dot at the end of the street. That's the fire hydrant we started at. I found myself singing God Is Big after this project. It was a neat way to put a concrete image in our heads of how big Noah's ark really was.
What do the babies do while we're homeschooling?
We do most of our book work in the morning between school drop off and lunch. Katie can play independently for a while, but she eventually wants to know what we're doing. When she comes into the school room, I occupy her with one of the buckets of manipulatives.
Remember how last week we tried a homeschool exercise event, and my kids just weren't into it? It was with considerable trepidation that I packed them all up again for today's homeschool art class.
However, I needn't have worried that they wouldn't enjoy it.
They had a great time, and created surprisingly nice artwork.
Miss Julie of www.justaddart-sac.com is a kind and engaging teacher, and the kids learned not only about oil-water resist techniques, and pastel blending, but they also learned about fish.
I'm glad someone else was in charge, because giving a roomful of 4-13 year olds oil pastels sounds like a disaster waiting to happen to me, but Miss Julie knows what she's doing. It went great.
Jack's fish is Bubbles from Nemo, an the orange thing is the bubble chest in the dentist's tank in the movie. I love the white bubbles that resisted the blue watercolor!
Eli not only did a colorful and nicely blended fish, but also a sea turtle, an octopus, a couple of jellyfish, and a stingray!
Most of the projects, drying. Brianna had put hers in the stroller already.
After the class, we went outside to play for a little while, and Jack was instantly up a tree.
Next week looks to be interesting with more about dinosaurs, The Tower of Babel, and a cuneiform project in the works.
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