Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Weekly Wrap Up: Week 20- A lot of Science and more...

Our week...
A couple of weeks ago, I sent out an S.O.S. to a yahoo group looking for a homeschool group and a nice lady responded to me.  We had such an awesome homeschool group in our last town and I hadn't found one locally yet.  She invited us to join and we were thrilled!  So on Monday, we joined the homeschool group for a P.E. class.  The kids had a good time getting some exercise and playing a friendly game of dodge ball.
Little Man finished All About Reading Level 2 and is so excited to jump into level 3.  Woo Hoo!!

My husband was home on Monday so he was Sweet Girl's lab partner who had a cow eye dissection in Advanced Biology:  Human Anatomy.  Little Man wanted to join in too.
I just love the look she's giving me in this picture..."I have to do what?"
The Lens
Sweet Girl also had an experiment in chemistry this week, "Household Acids and Bases".  She tested common household items using litmus paper to find which were acids and which were bases.
Silly Guy had a lab in General Science "Factors that Affect Bacterial Growth".  This was an interesting experiment.  He concluded that salt and low temperatures hurt the growth of bacteria.  He had two other experiments this week "Yeast as a Decomposer" and "Vegetative Reproduction". Both of these experiments have to sit for a few days, so he'll finish them up next week.

Little Man studied invertebrates this week in science.  We read about the worm, snail, and octopus. In the beginning of the year he chose to make a rainforest diorama for his animal project.  As we've learned about different animals throughout the year, he's been adding the ones who live in the rainforest to his diorama. This week he added the worm and the snail.  He also added the animals to the "Carnivore/Herbivore/Omnivore" chart.
Sweet Girl joined the 4H Dog Project when she was twelve years old.  She competes with Roxy in agility, obedience, rally, and showmanship.  They have received Grand Champion a few times in several different classes.  It's a lot of work but these two are a great team and I've enjoyed watching them grow over the past 4 years. This week they returned to training again, taking an obedience class.   We are hoping to find some shows this spring.

Little Man studied the poem The Flag Goes By by: Henry H. Bennett this week.  After studying the poem throughout the week, I copied it for him to put in his notebook.  He decorated the page to reflect the poem's meaning.
He also was inspired by the poem to make a Lego American Flag.
Our new read aloud is Little House in the Big Woods by: Laura Ingalls Wilder.  He drew a page in his notebook comparing where he lives to where Laura lives.

After reading Colossians 3:12-17 he made an origami shirt.  On the inside he wrote what God wants us to have inside our hearts;  love, compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.  He tried to put it on his bear but it was too small so he glued it in his Religion notebook.


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