Some things we adapted to our weather:
- In Sarah's corner of the yard a new hole was dug and crayon sail boats were set to float in a child made pond. Totally adorable. We learned that if you coat paper with wax it keeps the water at bay. This is how they use to make boats, well not wax --our method was wax.
- Then we did "Stained Glass" pastels.... well I did, Sarah said she created a coloring machine. She is a coloring machine, and a cutting machine..... *grin* she loves cutting paper, etc.
- We baked bread, brownies, muffins, and made corn bread together in our cast iron dutch oven.
- Saturday Hubs and Bear spent a long time in the back yard looking at things in the microscope. Moving things. Moving things from standing water.....
- We even did a couple work sheets this week.
- Of course we had our tea party picnic on Friday.
- We dug out some old CD's from when Sarah was a baby, even before she was born and one was "Meet the Orchestra" and Mozart. Sarah really enjoys classical music, Mozart in particular and I can't help but think its because while she was in utero and for the first two years of her life she heard it every day. Has anyone else, who played classical a lot for their child while very young, noticed this?
- We finished our display together for the homeschool groups end of the year celebration. I was thinking we didn't do a lot, but looking back over the last 9 or months, we have been busy! That's only a small portion of it too. There is a lot more we didn't print out for want of time, space and cost. Amazing. I am willing to bet most homeschool families do much more than they really think they do when it comes right down to it. The whole world is a laboratory and it's open for our kids to explore.
We welcome and embrace the summer exploration and the classroom it provides!
|The finished drawing of the "Color Machine"|
|She made up the list of stuff (along with a few reminders--|
the best thing she said she did this year was 'tea parties')