School has started in full swing this week. We’re reading, incorporating more fun, and lessons are shorter and more varied than previous years. It’s pretty exciting to be coloring a map and have to say, “Ok, put your map away until next week!” and hear groans all around the table. Today in school, besides reading about the Oregon Trail and decimals, Elijah made this fabulous K’Nex slap shot set-up and we had fun filming our version of Dude Perfect.
In science we learned all about air pressure. The moving air across the top of the straw could not press down as hard on the water in the straw. Since the water inside the straw wasn’t being pushed down as hard as the water in the cup, it was pushed out of the straw! The spray surprised us all!
Reading, writing, drawing, coloring, making movies, and much more have been scattered across the hours. Right now our house looks like a whole lot of action has been had inside its walls. Canning and running and sweating were all a part of our day, and my body is aching to fall into bed.
A little chalkboard fun; making a movie about The Enlarging Machine, Jack is a master builder with pennies; Betty was proud of her sunshines she made out of K’Nex; coloring, sword drills, and a little Pink Drink make our mornings fun.