We had plans for a very busy week. Monday we were supposed to have a special field trip, class to the local NASA center to work on solar projects. I even moved my neurology appointment so that we could go. But it turns out they neglected to remember it was President's Day. So we were disappointed at a very last minute cancellation. Fortunately the field trip coordinator was able to work out with them to reschedule an awesome learning day in the next couple months, so our work on solar energy won't go to waste...lol
Since we were going to be out so much this week, I planned work on Sunday afternoon this week, just so that we could stay on track with the work we need to accomplish this year. After the field trip cancellation though, I managed to spread out our work to make sure that we got it all accomplished. I also added in some extra fun videos and coloring pages to go along with Art and our Ancient Math art class we have been watching online.
In MathArt in Ancient Cultures class, we learned about Indian Rangoli's, Moroccan tiles, and Mayan Art. Watch for our review in March about this very interesting program. To go with India, the kids had the choice to make Indian Rangoli's with either chalk pastels or glitter, but a couple chose both.
Brayden's project dripped. It's a flower in the rain.
Caty's project - very colorful flower within a flower.
These were coloring sheets I found to show intricate patterns like they would find in Morrocan art tiles.
For the last lesson in this series on Mayan art, we discussed glyphs and their calendar. Then the kids created a spring flower glyph/chart.
They officially finished the MathArt in Ancient Cultures class and I printed their certificates.
This week in Ohio History we learned about the Native tribes of Early Ohio. We made a list of the different periods and put them on a timeline. In a couple weeks, we'll have a field trip to a local historical center and they are giving us a presentation about the early Native Americans.
The girls were invited to a swim party and the boys were able to come too. It was a nice swim party at a local therapy pool. The kids were exhausted when they were done.
Art study this week is about Van Gogh. I had them color several works of his art, as well as do an oil pastel of Starry Night.
Caty struggled with coloring Iris... so she did Bedroom in Arle instead.
This week we started our Math review games. I stocked up on new math games to play with all of them. It's going to be fun the next couple weeks!!
This is Math Builder from Logic Roots.
Sum Swamp (we've had this one for a while..this is our second game board...lol)
Real World Math - Paycheck, bills and all using a check register. Just whole dollars, no cents. But a fun way to see those unexpected expenses that can happen.
In Science Club, the kids are learning about hydraulics. Pascal's Law
Working with the hydraulic arm.
Joey is taking an online class on the Mental Health for Teenagers (from Outschool.com). This is to go along with his own work on anxiety and also his 4H project on Learning Good Mental Health strategies for teenagers.
Game about the eating struggles for some mammals.
Measuring and learning about mammal skulls.
I came up with a Spanish vocabulary game for Caty to play. I made new study cards for our Candyland board. This has been fun to play, since Caty is super competitive.
We, of course, had the typical stuff such as riding.
The girls gymnastics
The theme of the dance was Night in Paris.
After Caty's drum lesson on Saturday we took a trip to the Toledo Art Museum. Lydia has been begging to go and see the Impressionist area, since we have been studying that time period. Also our museum has their mummy display on right now. So we also wanted to see that. They only display the mummies every 8-10 years!
The theme this time for the display was Egyptmania. How the world went nuts for Egyptian culture after the opening of pyramids/tombs by archaeologists.
It was a busy week. I didn't get much done at home. I'm grateful for Kroger Clicklist that kept us in groceries!! No matter how much I didn't want it, it's going to be busy the next few weeks. March is going to be nuts! I guess that's normal. Hoping that I can get a rest in for May, so that I'm ready for our very busy summer!
Hope everyone had a wonderful week! Linking up with other moms at:
Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers
Homeschool Coffee Break
Homeschool Review Crew