Even though we were out of "school" last week, we decided to dissect the cow's heart while grandparents were in town. Grandma Sue was looking forward to it, even if she won't admit it! It all went well and we learned a lot. The big teen had some trouble finding all the parts, but we will review with some workbook pages this week. It was harder to find the parts than I thought it would be. We did find some good videos on the Internet that helped us locate some of the smaller veins. I wanted the big teen to do the heart since he was born with numerous heart defects. Below are pics~
Now that you made it through that, on with the International Night pics! The big teen did Colombia, and we were fortunate that a family member had visited there and brought back some nice things for his display table. We are blessed to have so many homeschoolers in our area, and there are several large support groups. There was a good turnout, considering how much illness is going around our region right now. There were about 20 families. The kids had a blast eating all the different foods! I liked the French pastries and the cheese soup from Scotland. YUM!
Yes! He managed to spill food on himself before I got the picture taken! Too bad I didn't get a full length shot of him, since he had on Grandpa's cool cowboy boots. He was going for the look of a coffee planter.
He learned that flowers are one of the largest exports from Colombia, so it was a great excuse for me to buy flowers! They looked great for a week!
He made guacamole with hard boiled eggs and plantain chips and Maria Cookies with a caramel sauce (cookies not shown). They were both popular. It was a fun event, as always. I hope my little ones can get in on the act next year.