In history, we spent the week learning about the Pilgrims. We made another map from Interactive 3-D Maps: American History. (I'm hoping to make a separate post about that book soon!) This map shows the voyage the Pilgrims took from England to North America.
And here's the notebooking page Hannah made for her U.S. Notebook.
|She said the Pilgrims on her Mayflower were Mom, Dad, Hannah, and Millie. Mom and Dad are frowning because we're seasick and scared, and she and Millie are smiling because they always have so much energy! :)|
|The obvious difference that you can see here is that the sheet with oil is transparent and the one without oil isn't. But when we picked up the oiled paper, it was amazing how strong it was! It felt like waxed paper!|
|The oiled paper is on the left, plain is on the right. You couldn't see through the oiled paper, but there was a noticeable difference in the amount of light it let in.|
|We were able to pick it up and move it around without any tears or holes. (Well, until they started really trying to tear it!) Since the paper had already soaked up the oil, the water just rolled right off of it.|
In Bible, we continued to explore the concepts of Jesus being the light of the world and what it means to live in darkness versus living in light. In Kindergarten and 1st grade, our Bible verses changed every week. This year we stick with each verse for two weeks, and it has been such a special time because we get more depth and we've really had some priceless moments studying God's Word together!
The kids each made another suncatcher this week, but we tried a different method. Instead of using crayon shavings and waxed paper, we used contact paper and tissue paper. I can't even begin to tell you how much easier it was! Our window is beginning to look a little crowded, so the girls and I decided we'll make a trip to the nursing home this week and give our suncatchers to some of the residents so they can hang them up on their windows.
|Hannah wrote her Bible verse from memory! Go, Hannah! :) She was super-excited when she spelled "light" correctly without any help.|
|Here's Hannah using the yardstick to measuring 600 inches, or 16 2/3 yards.|
I put her under the ceiling fan in the living room and had her face one of the walls. I asked her what she saw, and she told me what was on that wall. I turned her 90 degrees and asked her the same question about the next wall, and she answered. We repeated this for each of the 4 walls. Then I asked her to look above her and tell me what she saw. She said the ceiling fan. I told her the ceiling fan is like the North Star because it's always in the same place, and she's like the earth because she's spinning around and seeing different things depending on what direction she's facing. She got it!
Hannah is my science kid. She simply can't get enough of it. For Christmas last year, we got her several science kits, and every now and then she wears us down and we'll get them out and do one or two of the experiments. The experiment we did this week was to illustrate surface tension, which is basically how water molecules stick together. (Picture a dripping faucet—the drip gets bigger and bigger and bigger before it finally falls. That's surface tension.) Anyway, our experiment was to see how many drops of water we could fit on the surface of a penny.
|Hannah carefully added one drop at a time. Any guesses how many drops of water one penny can hold? We did the experiment three different times and got the same answer every time!|
|Here's the penny with 22 drops of water. On the 23rd drop, it all rolled off the surface onto the countertop.|
|Here's Mrs. Pauline showing the kids where Nigeria is on a world map.|
|Here's Hannah and one of her best buds, Kailian.|
|Here's proof that I really do exist! Usually I'm on the other side of the camera, but one of my besties grabbed my camera and took this picture while I was reading the book and discussing it with the kids.|
Ack! I just realized I made the pictures of a bug larger than the pictures of my children!
For a look at what others did this week, visit Kris' Weekly Wrap-Up at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers!