Hard to believe we're 1/3 of the way through our school year already! The checklists have been a huge help for both the kids and I. We're back on track and getting all of our tasks accomplished.
In History we learned about Ancient China. We made our own pictograms and Ming bowls.
|Rolling out the clay|
|Putting clay on the molds|
|After letting them dry overnight we were able to paint them.|
In Math Megan began long division with remainders. It took a couple days before she really got the hang of it but I'm happy to report she's cruising right along making great progress. Michael is still working on 2 digit multiplication and basic division and is doing well with both.
In Science we finished up our unit on bones by doing some fun activities. First we dissected cow bones so we could see the different parts first hand. Megan insisted she was not touching them and Michael was near tears because it was "so disgusting". After about 10 mins though they were both digging in and telling me how cool it was. :)
|Checking out the difference between the bone, spongy bone, and bone marrow|
|Scooping out the marrow|
We also found it hysterically funny to do the "thumbless survival test". I taped the kids thumbs to their palms and then had them try to do all sorts of things.
|Trying to write our name|
|Trying to open a pack of sweet tarts|
The kids are still taking art class with Ms. Molly and loving it! This week they made self portraits. I might be biased but I think they did a fantastic job. :)
Hope everyone had a great week! We're really looking forward to Thanksgiving break, one more week to go. :)