So like I predicted, I've totally fallen off my "unit" plans. Last week our theme was "fall" and we managed to decorate our tree for the fall.
The next two are from the local Not Back to School picnic. First is Isaac and a ladybug.
And Margaret with a pop up book.
Margaret is still enjoying her science class. She's testing different materials (brown sugar, cinnamon, sand, salt, etc) to see if they dissolve in water.
And here she is with the group pretending to be molecules of gas running around and bumping into each other.
And they learned about how chemical reactions change substances and you can't easily get them back. Basic baking soda and vinegar (with green food coloring for fun) trick:
She wrote "chANgE" and there is supposed to be a fire above "chANgE" with an arrow to the ashes on the right to show that burning a log causes a chemical reaction. On the left page, which is difficult to see, is a picture of a physical change (ice melting).
Oh, and yes, on Sunday was the Primary presentation. I accidentally had the camera set to video instead of photo when she was up at the pulpit, so I had to do a screenshot of the video to put here (notice the UI of iPhoto sneaking in on the bottom there!)
This week's homeschooling "theme" was stories and I had great ideas of making books together and drawing pictures and "writing" stories, but Margaret kept saying she didn't want to write a book, so we didn't. She has been very interested in hearing us tell stories, though. I know she's gotten McKay to share the story of how we met and her birth when putting her to bed. She's asked me to talk about Isaac's birth and asked for stories of my childhood.
This Saturday is her last class for her music class and after this, she'll start private lessons. Emailed a prospective teacher this morning, in fact.