Monday, October 19, 2009

A Few Things...

The curriculum(Alpha Omega Lifepacs) we chose this year is giving us the opportunity to learn about many things. The kids are loving it!! I am loving it too!! It is keeping their interest and they are excited to learn. It has taken six years, but I finally feel like I have found the perfect curriculum for my children. Here is what we have been up to recently in Science.
Silly guy is currently learning about Ecology and how man depends on God's plan. He
has learned about God's resources, the food chain, populations(plants and animals),
and the balance of nature. He will be learning about the different communities(water, fields, desert, forest, human) and how man depends on them, also conservation/preservation. I am excited for my silly guy!! He loves Science!!

Sweet girl has just started a unit- Earth in Space. So far, she has learned about the ancients and their beliefs. She has had an in depth study about the constellations and is is currently working on a six page report(yikes) about them. She has also been tracking the sky every night to see how it changes(over a 30 day period). This unit is going to fill her with knowledge. She will be learning about the different philosophers and astronomers, their theories about earth and space. She will also be learning about the different tools astronomers use. The picture below is something she did in addition to her current assignment, the constellation report.. I had her make some of the constellations on paper w/ glow in the dark star stickers. We wanted to use black paper but it was already packed in a box.


Here is Little man making his constellation too. He loves participating in their projects. Afterwards we went into the closet and looked at his constellation in the dark.

2 comments:

Jess said...

There is nothing like finding the right learning that works for our kids. You said something was packed in a box are you moving?

Megan said...

It is like a breath of fresh air Jess!!

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