I set out our petri dishes, gelatin, and vegetable bouillon. Haley and I added the ingredients to a pot of boiling water. We left it to simmer on the stovetop Haley marked one dish "washed" and the other "unwashed". She poured the mixture into our petri dishes, we covered them immediately, and set them aside … Continue reading Sonlight Core E – Growing Germs (Week 31)
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)