So, for weeks I’ve been talking about how we have been aiming for Homeschool Expo. How our days are just the basics. Math and then work on display boards and projects. Well, and a few other benefits of homeschooling. This week, it all came together.
- 7th grade science project – check!
- 6th grade science project – check!
- 3rd grade science project – check!
- family Hodgepodge science project – check!
- History display board – check!
- children’s notebooks of school work – check!
- goofy, fun slide pile up photo of children – aw – didn’t get to that but it’s time for one!
Science Fair: The judging will take place and tomorrow I will post results. We’ll enjoy watching two of our talented girls in the Talent Show. Plus, there are cousins in town!
So, for now, I’ll share photos of the completed projects and an accompanying explanation. Would you give them a ribbon?
All kinds of ‘wands’ were used. From paper towel rolls to cookie cutters to hands. A wonderfully sticky mess that everyone joined in on. Nana also taught a bubble pastel, which third grader included in her display.
Sixth grader asked the question, “How is weather measured?”(this photo taken before the conclusion was posted on his board). Following assignments in our Answers in Genesis Weather and Water science text, he made a rain gauge, wind sock and a tornado tube.
He tracked our local weather in his notebook journal. Explained the water cycle all the way to the formation of a tornado. I like how he added ‘fun facts’ on weather. And used his pastel pictures of a storm cloud and tornado from past lessons.
Seventh grader set out to find out which egg substitute works best as a binder. Which results in the best taste? She picked double chocolate cookies as her test recipe. We got to enjoy the results! She says, “Cookies are my joy in life.”
Hodgepodge family science project. This year the science fair includes a family category. So we couldn’t pass that up. Especially since we all enjoyed our unit of study with Answers in Genesis’ Our Universe. We’ve learned about the sun, the moon and its phases, asteroids, meteors, the space program, astronauts and more. We’ve stood outside in the driveway and watched the International Space Station fly over.
With our display we will include the phases of the moon Oreos!
For our family table for Homeschool Expo: The Tapestry of Grace history display board (which I need to get a photo of!) was a joint effort of our middle schoolers. Seventh grader made a time line of 20th century presidents. Sixth grader made a time line of air and space. This one isn’t quite complete because we are still studying this period of time. They have talked of adding the major conflicts and struggles – but that list might be long.
The neat rainbow that three-year-old noticed on the ceiling. “It’s a rainbow, Mama!” And sixth grader said that proves that rainbows are round. Usually we only see part of it. This was reflection of a CD.
Preschoolers: And don’t forget five-year-old and three-year-old! They are each sharing a notebook of their best work this year. Painted handprints, fun projects from Answers for Preschoolers. Plus, five-year-old designed her own display board for our Thanksgiving Tapestry of Grace Unit Celebration. She’ll share that as well.
Pastel lesson perfect for upcoming spring breaks – at the beach. To be posted soon!
A signs of spring nature study with the Outdoor Hour Challenge and an unexpected backyard bird visitor – in the house!
Need a cake for a spring celebration? I shared our favorite in my monthly post over on $5 Dinners.
I’m so grateful for homeschooling. For our homeschool group and all the opportunities it offers for moms and children alike.(Psst. Plus, this Mama is grateful these projects are under our belt. Time to celebrate -big time! And settle into finishing up this school year. Spring break ’round the corner too!)
Update! Photos from Homeschool Expo. Click Homeschool Highlights
How was your week?