Week 25 ~ Solar Eclipse!

What an exciting week! Lots of science & discovery…

The girls did a fun activity about density with layered liquids, then adding various solids. This was so cool! And easy! The instructions were complete & included all the ‘whys’ as well as the ‘hows’3

 

Here is Elianna working on her maths…

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Rosie playing with her toys, while listening to Fairy Tales. Of which there have been many.  She likes to remind me of the Einstein quote:

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”

Which usually results in more Fairy Tales 🙂

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Thursday was glorious! We headed off to our local pond. I sat in the sunshine, reading & sketching. Rose took her bathing things & went paddling! I am not sure it was that warm, but she stayed in for over an hour!

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Friday was the solar eclipse!It was so very exciting! We had friends join us & it was fascinating to watch & experience the changes. We had about 90% coverage here, so it wasn’t completely dark…more like the light at dusk, & everything went very cold..

 

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We discussed ancient Eclipse myths

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then the big girls had their science lesson: pressure in gasses, changes of state, & sublimation.

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The little girls hunted for frogs in the garden…

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Elianna has spent a lot of her free time painting this week, Rose acting out all sorts of games with her toys. Another lovely week.

One more of Elianna’s Molecular models:

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All the regulars, English, maths & Latin.

Some of the books we have been reading this week;

Rose:

Favourite Poems Old & New

The Song OF Hiawatha

Grimm’s Fairy Tales

What Is A Living Thing?

Gazzilions of the Usborne Beginners

Elianna:

The Children Of Odin

The Annotated Anne Of Green Gables

Anne Frank: The Diary Of A Young Girl

I am finding these ‘teacher guides’ helpful:

Anne Of Green Gables Teacher Guide

Anne Of Green Gables Teacher’s PDF

We are meeting with our home ed group this afternoon…

Happy Weekend!

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