A very busy morning running errands. Katie also spent her birthday money from her grandparents on painting supplies -acrylics, canvases, brushes, etc. and was a very happy girl. She plans to paint more seashells to sell at a Christmas Bazaar. After lunch, we did some of our usual table work, among other things...James practiced handwriting and the various ways to spell the long "o" sound...and made up his own addition problems.
Sam determined the area of various shapes, and the mechanical advantage of a screw, with and without a screwdriver...Alex started a lapbook for General Science Module 1...We took out our Papyrus Paper kit and began soaking the strips of dried papyrus. Katie helped Quentin with an "E for Egg" project- making Deviled Eggs. Katie started her own project of making a quill pen from a feather.
At the park with friends.
Adding Phonetic Heiroglyphs to the Pictographs
Rolling out the papyrus again.
Living Math (Red Riding Hood Math Adventure) with paper cookies.
Pepsi-Coke challenge with Mentos
The afternoon is for games and pastimes in which sometimes only they know the rules,
reading just because you want to and building things.
Katie tried to make them a secret special treat, but secrets are hard to keep in this houseful,
and soon they got into the act of helping to make it -an ice cream candy cake.
Roasted Spaghetti Squash (not pictured) with braised mushrooms and cherry tomatoes and pork strips, (for those not vegetarian), all topped with a spicy basil vinaigrette. Yum!