I'm so glad that my boss's horse show is always at the end of October because it is my favorite time of year and Halloween is Jack's favorite. We finished up our Greek Mythology unit study and this week we are learning about the skeletal system and the usual reading , writing and arithmetic. We are still reading Charlotte's Web and it is so easy to tie in our craft and science lessons to include spiders, bones and farm animals with a Halloween twist.
We did a few cool science experiments using skittles today. We compared skittles in warm water and cold water and what happens. It was so cool to see the edible S sticker from the skittles float off. We also did the density of sugar with skittles. One glass had 8 skittles of the same color the next had 6 then 4 then 2 then 1 and then you drop the colored liquid into another glass and the liquid with the most sugar will be the most dense and will be on the bottom.
We did a few fun crafts but Jack's favorite was the paper plate, pipe cleaner and googly eyed spider . Then we went to the library for some more art and research. In a chapter in Charlotte's web , it discusses the local birds and part of the study guide that I had printed off has the child researching a bird and writing and presenting a report about it. Jack picked hummingbirds to research. He was also introduced to how to use the library's online search database.
After our day was over , I went back to the library for yoga. They have yoga at the library twice a week. I love it. I have arthritis and sciatica issues and I always feel amazing after yoga.
I also made a new recipe for breakfast: bacon , egg and cheese Hash brown nest muffins. I made them to go along with the bird research project. I made Italian meatloaf for dinner too. I love actually having the time to cook. When I work it is a quick meal or a crockpot meal or a casserole that I prepared the night before and Jason puts in the oven when I'm on my way home.