We're still doing our modified school schedule for the month of December... so today was art and science day.
We started with a project from our art curriculum (Atelier). We were to draw the Cat in the Hat. Here's how we did...(I over-edited this picture.... not happy with it, but too tired of it to start over)
Guess which one is mine! I'll give you a hint... it is NOT the one with the unfortunate tail placement and it IS the one that looks like a cross breeding experiment between a cat and a sock monkey. :-)
After that we got out the Yuck Specimen Jar and started doing experiments. We made snot, slime and "yuck crystals". I was impressed that they included scientific explanations for what was happening. We have "recipes" for some of this stuff in a book... but it was just to have fun making it... not to really learn anything from. I felt like we came away with some knowledge about what was really going on... although if I was going to do it again, I would prepare a bit more so we made more background knowledge before beginning.
Here's Alex making snot...
I'm really thinking about starting a separate blog about homeschooling. I feel the need to ramble on more about what we did, what worked, what didn't... but I'm not sure here is the place to do it. I may start a new one... with just homeschool stuff. Hmmm.... now to figure out a name for it.
Okay... my kitchen is a disaster of dinner dishes and science experiments... gotta run!