We have nine days left of school, and that’s a good thing because the kids are getting Summer Fever really badly! Really, our school is starting to wind down. Kara and Luke are both finished with the video portions of their classes, so that shortens our day quite a bit.
Today was Western Day in Brock’s video classroom. He remembered that I had cowboy hats and asked if I could get them out. Of course when one kid has a special day, they all want to participate! So, everyone got a hat, and we have been “cowboying” around all day! They made up a really cute game while I was fixing lunch. They called it The Tumbleweed Game. They had a small wad of paper on top of one of our lap boards. They blew it back and forth and seemed to have similar rules to Ping Pong. It looked like fun–they sure were laughing and carrying on!
We had Camp Fire USA today after school. We started our last project for this year called Discovering Nature. This lesson was called “Look Up!” It was all about clouds. I used a poster that John had gotten from Scouts to show the differences between cirrus, cumulus, and stratus clouds. Believe it or not, it was SNOWING today, so we couldn’t really go outside to observe the real thing, but the poster worked pretty well! 🙂 We made thundercloud collages for which we needed to paint cotton balls gray. Have you ever tried to paint a cotton ball?! It’s kind of tricky to do!
We also talked about how wind moves the clouds, and to demonstrate this, we put a blob of shaving cream in a pan full of blue tinted water and blew that around. I know–that sounds rather strange, but the kids liked it! Then we made “Cloud Sundaes” out of canned fruit and whipped topping. This was a big hit with Cosette and Kara who can never seem to get enough whipped topping!
This weekend will be a busy one. John’s birthday is on Sunday, so everyone is all excited about that.
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