"Of course, we get a snow day. There is snow outside, isn't there? I have lots of wonderful snow science and art projects ready for today!" ~ Mommy
"What?!? We meant no school snow day." ~ Kids
"Sorry! That's for public school kids, not you poor enslaved homeschool kids." ~ Mommy
Well, we were blessed with three inches of snow the other day and the kids had a blast with their "snow school day". First we bundled up and played outside for about an hour. Yes, we were out there at 6:45 am. Yawn.
For physical education, the kids went sledding, made snow angels and kinda shoveled the walk.
After a yummy breakfast of yogurt, hot chocolate, and toast with jam, it was off to science time.
We did science by collecting a cup of snow and then everyone guessed how much water would be left in the cup after the snow melted. The big teen's guess was exactly right! The big teen also made a snow gauge the night before, but the wind blew it away.
For art they reviewed how to mix colors and made water color pictures in the
Moving on to geography, we studied Eskimos for a little while and then made a sugar cube and frosting igloo. The big teen did all of the research for us and then corrected the teacher with all of her facts! That boy is getting too smart. Then the kids wanted to add a totem pole to the igloo. That sounded fine with me, but the big teen pointed out that Eskimos live in Canada and that totem poles are from the Pacific Northwest of the United States! As I said, he is getting to be a real smarty pants! LOL Well, I just made up a story about a Pacific Northwest family bringing a totem pole as a gift to the Eskimo family. The kids thought that was just fine with them.
(They even included a fishing hole for the family, but I'm not sure what the arch block is for.)
I had planned on making snowman cookies for math; but at the last minute the big teen's ancient world history class decided to hold class after all, so I had to race to the other side of town. One thing you can say for living in the South is that the snow sure does melt quickly. The roads were clear by 1 pm.