We had a very busy week. We started off by finishing off our Celebration of National Popcorn Day!! We visited a Popcorn Museum. One of only two believed to exist worldwide. It was such a cool experience. We saw so much popcorn memoribilia and ways that popcorn was sold throughout the last 100 years.
Joey and I have been studying about popcorn using the Amanda Bennett Unit Study. It was really cool!!! This is our experiment of growing popcorn kernels. We have two small plants growing right now.
And as a homeschool family, what kitchen sill would be complete without a few more "Experiments" growing in the windows. These were from our visit to see Side the Science Kid.
Each child has a project picked out for World Travelers this month. The country is Ethiopia. So this week, we did a few little activities to see their culture.
We read folk tales from Ethiopia and played with Geographic patterns to create art. We actually did this twice.
Here's their finished art.
They use gourds as storage, so we found some dry gourds and they decorated their own storage bowls.
And we read this really great book!!
We drew our designs.
So even though a hair dryer worked for Nicholas Cage in National Treasure....it didn't work for us. Now the only variable that we have that could change our results (because not all our pictures showed up), is the type of lemon juice we used. I had store bought Real Lemon juice. Supposed to be 100 percent...but you never know. And it was also refridgerated. Both these elements could change our result.
We learned about the State of Georgia...and then made gluten/dairy/egg free peach cobbler!! It was yummy, even though I almost forgot it in the oven.
lapbook from Homeschool Share.
We made our predictions. And then Thursday morning we watched the live Internet stream from Pennsylvania to see what Phil had to say! Lydia actually cried, it was kind of sad and cute all at the same time. She was upset because she didn't want to be wrong and on the other hand she didn't want anymore winter (as if we have had a hard one yet). I told her spring would be here before she even knew it, and we haven't even gotten to build a big snowman yet!
100s boards to color.
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