As you can probably guess, I did not plan on having formal school today. After all, there were many demands in the kitchen and the Macy's parade to watch on TV. HOWEVER, those silly homeschooled kids of mine wanted to do school! In fact, Tom Sawyer (5) specifically wanted to do science experiments on the raw turkey blood, and was really surprised that I had not planned some projects to do. LOL!! Well, who am I to deny learning? So, thinking quickly, I thought it would be fun to look at the turkey blood under the microscope. Well, that lead to celery, onion, salt, and gravy all under the microscope. Hence, the title of this entry! As if that wasn't enough, the kids then wanted to look at the fingernail that fell off the big teen a month ago (why he kept it I just don't know)!
The girls were really helpful at making the cranberry bread from our FIAR book, Cranberry Thanksgiving. It turned out really well and was gone before I could even take a picture of it.
After our lovely dinner, the kiddos reminded me that I had promised to make hand print turkeys with them. Since we were doing art, we went ahead and did a silhouette of one of the kiddos for a Cranberry Thanksgiving book activity. All and all, it was a fun, restful day and I got ART and BIOLOGY done! Who would have thought it?
Earlier in the week we did the starch experiment from our FIAR book. We took a potato slice, apple, bread, celery, powdered sugar, egg, almonds and flour and put drops of iodine on each item. If they had starch in them, then they turned bright blue. This was really fun and a great way to learn about starchy foods.
I hope all of you had a lovely Thanksgiving ...