|We will be doing plenty of this over the next day or two!|
|Boomer is loving the snow!|
|Dear Husband got the day off to play in the snow!|
We also learned about surface tension on water. We even made a water dome.
We then learned about "tearing" the surface tension with a drop of soap on the finger. The pepper runs away from the soap as it breaks the surface tension.
Games ~ You know it is winter around here when it is game night every single night. Here are the games we played this week.
- 10 Days in Asia
- Apples to Apples
School Days ~
The rest of our week was filled with learning. Snow interrupted a field trip and our co-op classes this week, but we got lots done at home. Anne finished her math book, Stand Up Math (180 Fun and Challenging Word Problems for Kids). Dean will be done with his book on Monday. They have been doing tons of workbook pages both in reading comprehension and cursive handwriting. They are loving Leonardo for Kids: His Life and Ideas: 21 Activities. We are skipping most of the activities in the book because we have done them before. Instead, I am pulling out the clay for them to create while I read. We are also working our way through The World of Columbus and Sons. We finished up Prince Caspian The Return to Narnia and will be going on with The Voyage of the Dawn Treader next week. We also did lots of cooking on Thursday in order to prepare for the possibility of losing power during the storm. There were other accomplishments, but that is the highlights of our school week.
|Anne made her first roux for homemade mac and cheese.|
We also found the closest recipe to my memory of what an Orange Julius tastes like. I haven't had one in decades! It is from the Pioneer Woman website.
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon meringue powder
- 1/4 heaping cup powdered sugar
Blend all ingredients together and enjoy!
Well, we are off to look at the snow in the dark and play another board game! Happy weekend. I am joining ~