Thursday is often bit of a different day for us. We have homeschool co-op in the afternoon. It changes up our schedule for the day. And yesterday was another shake-up. There was no co-op.
So we had Science PALOOZA.
In the morning we made exploding, er fizzing, candy corn foam dough.
We did the fizzing in the area Stuie used to spend his nights when the bladder was failing. Some of the yellow leaked out of our experiment box and the girls kept yelling, “Stuie’s back.” Trust me, the vinegar, baking soda, shaving cream and cornstarch was much more pleasant to clean up than his presents.
You need to check out this fizzing foam.
Then it was on to phase two of the volcano.
Turns out the photographer got bored and only took this picture. We tried two different recipes for our paste. The first one involved boiling and was goop. It was not what I remembered using in school. So I tried again. Turns out, you just need two parts water to one part flour. Dip the strips in and pile them on the form. The form is currently drying, with the help of a fan. The goal is to paint it today and go KAPLUIE sometime this weekend.
Here’s your chance to vote. Should we use a baking soda and vinegar mix or 6% peroxide and yeast mix? What do you think will give us the biggest KAPLUIE???
As a few side notes, we caught up on our science reading while working on our projects and will be doing some reading about volcanoes as we prepare for KAPLUIE. Also, I am new to this, but here is my attempt to explain a co-op. It is a group of homeschooling parents that work together to provide additional classes for the kids. We go each Thursday for three hours. There are a few sessions each year, but for this time around I chose a class on Johnny Appleseed for Caitlyn and Sue, puppet making for Caitlyn, Inside/Outside games for Sue (focuses on Christian attitudes when winning or losing a game), Geography for Caitlyn and National Parks for Sue. Patrice is in preschool all three hours. I volunteer in the first hour (Johnny Appleseed) and third hour (preschool). It gives the girls a chance to interact with peers, continue to use and learn classroom/group etiquette and for me to interact with other homeschoolers. There is a woman there that has been homeschooling her kids since day one. Her oldest is working on her Ph.D, another is at Harvard, two are at Wheaton and the last is getting ready to graduate high school. That encourages this mama a ton that it is possible to raise educated, well rounded kids…and possible to teach them how to read and write!!!
Survive til you Thrive!
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