Sugar and Salt: During S week, we did an experiment with sugar and salt. I included all three kiddos. I asked them if they though it was sugar or salt. Then they compared the two. We actually only had cane sugar on hand, so you could really see the differences. Then, they tasted the two by putting them on different spots of their tongue. It was quick lesson on taste buds as well!
Painting Canvases: Painting canvases has been a project I've been wanting to do for a while. We finally got some new paint and did it this week. We did it in stages and learned several techniques along the way. They painted a base color first. Next, we put down tape and made designs. They painted over the tape and then we pulled it up. For the finishing touches, we used sponges, thinner paint brushes, and made polka dots using the end of a paintbrush. I am just as excited about these as the kids are. We are letting them fully dry before finding a home in their rooms!
Daily Reading: I have this stack of books on my table.
Science Experiments: We are still waiting to see how the Emerald City Pennies turn out. Unfortunately, they crashing colors didn't turn out as expected. I used to get upset by this. Now, I use it as a lesson in and of itself about how things don't always work out and there are often many failed experiments before getting it right. Often times, great discoveries are made during the "failed" attempts. This not only applies to science, but also life!
What are some highlights from your Homeschool this week?