Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Teaching Silas to Color

Brenna has been teaching Silas to color. She was very proud of his work of scribbled art afterward and was very proud to show it to Grandparents that night on Skype. I thought I would give a quick update on school. ACE curriculum in working very well for us. JEB continue to do school during our Language School time. They usually only have a small amount of work left when they get home. They say they really like it. It's amazing, because this year's favorite subjects have switched around for everyone. Brenna is finding out that she likes Science, Josh likes English, and Beth just likes them all. We leave for Niagara Falls on Friday (I may mention more about that tomorrow) and I'm glad they are able to bring school with them and not fall behind. That is the hardest thing about homeschooling...when you fall behind it feels very overwhelming to "catch up!" We did a really neat Science project. Here's what we did:
~Fill a glass half full of water
~add three large spoonfuls of salt to the water and stir until dissolved.
~place egg in salt water. (It's really neat because the egg floats!)
~now, very carefully and slowly, pour fresh water over egg until glass is full. (Don't mix water)
~Egg should still be floating in salt solution, but on the bottom of fresh water! So Cool!!
~then, stir water and watch the egg rise to the top!
It was an experiment to see how solutions affect things. We were so excited it turned out! Sometimes school experiments don't always go as planned!

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