Revival to Revolution:
I really got picture crazy this week with RevtoRev - lots of memorable moments I guess!
We are just loving this stage of the year. One of our favorite activities was the science experiment. Two balloons were blown up, and one had only air, and the other had air and a small bit of water in it. Wyatt had to hold the balloons one at a time over a lit candle (the plans said this required adult supervision). Of course this was something everyone wanted to see, so they were all gathered around to watch. Well, Wyatt started with the air only balloon, and it was only a few seconds before it BURST!
(Emmett was still covering his ears, just in case.
) The boys were shocked and LOVED it, or course! The second air/water balloon could be held over the flame and never did pop. The boys thought that was amazing - what fun!
This was teaching about molecules and how temperature affects their movement.
Wyatt has been learning about Samuel Morse, and he loved the activity of writing out the first Morse code message, "What God hath wrought" for his little brother to decipher. They've told me they have grand plans of adding this way of communicating to their spy missions with the cousins.
We did 5 days of school this week, so he did Unit 20 Day 5, and Unit 21 Days 1-4. He finished coloring his stage coach, and it turned out so well...
Wyatt loved retelling the Andrew Jackson story for his written narration this week! I'm so glad he his putting his personality into his written narrations more and more - I love his personality, and his good sense of humor. His timeline was neat too, and as usual, he has a lovely history notebooking page to show for it, thanks to HOD's neat pages.
The inventor study has been such a neat connection to the "Exploration Education". The Inventor Student Notebook is sooooo neat. I like the written narrations telling the story of the inventor's life, the pictures of the inventions, and the timeline of the important inventions. This week Wyatt learned about Henry Ford.
Wyatt also sketched and colored a log cabin this week for his history, and we talked about how my Dad attended a country school as well. He even rode a horse to school!
The history project was a BIG hit with all the boys this week. Wyatt made Greek cookies called Koulourakia, and they were mmmm, mmmmm, good.
HOD is turning my ds into an excellent cook, and our entire family is thankful.
In R & S English, we are learning about the different types of pronouns. To help him better remember them, their usage, and clues as to how to choose what is proper, I made him some index cards. I am so impressed by R & S English - what a thorough program!
Wyatt started basic Algebra this week in Singapore. He thinks it is so easy. I think it's easy because Singapore has taught him to use bars to find the unit forever, and the unit is the algebraic term now. Ya gotta love Singapore for its "thinking" ahead!
What a super week - hope you enjoyed yours too!