Saturday, March 26, 2016
We took a week off last week for "Spring Break" (which was really just a chance to let me and E recover from the flu). Towards the end of that week, I asked the twins to take an online CAT test for 2nd grade. They both did an excellent job, scoring far above average in each category. It's good to know that homeschool hasn't left any major gaps in what they need to know (I always worry about this, since we got a slow start to the year with a new baby and we're picking and choosing pieces for each subject rather than going with a box curriculum). This week everyone was feeling better and we're back to a school routine. Here's what we worked on...
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
L (age 6.5) is currently reading one of my favorite children's books, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin. In this novel, the main character, a girl named Minli, makes her own compass using a needle and a bowl of water. Since we were learning about magnetism and the Earth's poles in science, recreating Minli's invention was a perfect experiment.
Monday, March 21, 2016
The kids and I have been so engrossed with science lessons over the past couple weeks, that we've been neglecting our Art and Music studies. I found some fun (and free) art lesson plans from the Getty Museum. We had a fabulous time with the one titled The Art and Depiction of Dance, about Edgar Degas.