Thursday, May 24, 2012

An Invention, Law Making, Cooking with the Sun & More

With the blogging, Pumpkin has been working on his spelling a lot more readily.  I saw an idea for kids to make their own dictionary's.  We took 3x5 cards and printed and wrote the word he misspelled.  (In addition we added a capital letter to the word incase it is ever at the beginning of a sentence.)  It came in handy when he went and made a card for his Latin teacher ;-)

Need a recipe box to alphabetize.  

Pumpkin has been into doing "other things" with milk jugs, mainly bird feeders (that never make it out & up).  The other day he had the idea of putting one in the fish tank for "hiding places".  I was nervous about the idea, but allowed him.

 Turns out it was a success.  The fish explored it one at a time and still hang out in there.  
Not too bad of an idea.

On Monday, the boys experimented with food coloring. 

Fireball Coyote was thrilled when he made purple.
 He used two drops of red and one of blue. 

Pumpkin got in on the mixing and called his chemicals.
(CM1 & CM2)

Later that night we were invited to a roller skating b'day party.

On Tuesday, the boys did some computer work. 
 Pumpkin went to his last art class with Nona. 
 Fireball Coyote worked more on
They both did Law Craft.
They learned about the political parties, making laws and getting them passed.

On Monday, Pumpkin, caught two butterflies mating.
we watched two kid movies from the library - The Penguins of Madagascar & Phineas & Ferb - The Fast and the Phineas.
 We released the butterflies after some observation.

We had a male & female black swallow tail. 

Pumpkin worked on his art from Nona.

We did suffix houses together.

Pumpkin & Fireball Coyote worked on 170's.

Fireball was into cooking dinner yesterday and made two meatloafs, beef and turkey.

Bubbles have been a BIG hit lately.

Mickey Mouse?
We had a nice history lesson yesterday watching Nova's Killer Subs of Pearl Harbor and Missing in MiG Alley.  We talked about the difference between what they watch regularly with M*A*S*H and saw on Nova.

Today, Thursday, 

We had a solar cooking lesson and project with the homeschoolers.

The kids lunch was made in this one: potato, nachos, or quesadillas. 

The temperature was about 104* or more at this time.

Making the boxes.

Needs black paper lining. 
 Ate lunch and then made dessert!
Dessert: S'mores or Banana Boats.

 While everything heats up they learned more about the sun.


Pumpkin wanted to make a sundial with his plate from class,
but turned it into a puddle jumper.

Tonight, baseball.

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