Build a Cell Cookie: I made some round sugar cookies, whipped up some yellow icing, and dug into our candy stash for nerds, jelly bellies, and the-like. I set out a "build a cell cookie" plate for each kid. Haley used her science diagram as a blueprint for her cookie design. Haley had such a … Continue reading Sonlight Core E – Edible Cells (Week 31)
Haley was reading Plain Girl and learning about the Amish community. Baking Amish bread would be a great activity to pair book. Haley gathered her ingredients and measuring utensils. She followed the recipe, measuring each ingredient. We leaned a little on modern technology to help mix our dough. She floured and kneaded the dough. Then … Continue reading Sonlight Core E – Amish Bread (Week 29)
Astronomy & Space Inchies Art Project: I happened upon an art project referred to as "inchies" and thought it would be fun to incorporate this art phenomenon into Haley's art repertoire. The idea is to create 1 inch cubed "canvases" and combine them to create a larger squared project. I set out a box of … Continue reading Sonlight Core E – Constellation Inchies (Week 29)
Haley has been learning about the solar system in her science lessons. First, she watched a watercolor tutorial on our Sonlight Core E playlist. She started with Neptune and Mercury. Then she decided to paint all the planets. She did a beautiful job!
Haley received a Make Blocks robot and really wanted to start programming simple commands. She's learning about robotics in her Science lessons, so I thought this would be a great time to incorporate a robotics programming activity with Daddy. She noticed I scheduled a DIT (Dot It Together) robotics activity on Thursday. She was chomping … Continue reading Sonlight Core E – Robotics (Week 19)
This week Haley learned about Aurora Borealis (the Northern Lights). I added a National Geographic time-lapse clip to her Sonlight Core E playlist. Northern Lights Art Project: The boys were learning about the Arctic, so a Northern Lights art project was just perfect for everyone. I gave each kid a Sharpie and a sheet of … Continue reading Sonlight Core E – Northern Lights (Week 21)
Haley has been learning about WWI, the Stock Market crash, and the great depression. I thought it would be fun to shake up her lessons with a little baking adventure, relevant to what she was reading about in her U.S. History. Food rationing was a serious issue for most Americans. People couldn't rely on staple … Continue reading Sonlight Core E – The Great Depression Cake (Week 19)