We had another really busy week here with getting our new online store up and running but we managed to get quite a bit done in school, too.
We learned more about Benjamin Franklin this week in Heart of Dakota’s Bigger Hearts for His Glory. We read about his kite experiment and Kevin made a simple kite. He learned about mixing colors as he painted a piece of paper in rainbow colors and then we cut it out into a kite shape.
We studied about different inventions Benjamin Franklin made. Kevin was also supposed to make an invention, so he made a marble separator from these neat planks that separated light plastic marbles from heavier glass marbles.
The light marbles were lighter so they bounced onto a different ramp than the heavier marbles.
We also read about how Benjamin Franklin published Poor Richard’s Almanac and Kevin made a notebook page about some of his wise sayings. He couldn’t think of anything to draw so I had to give him some ideas.
In Science, we started reading about John Audobon. We discussed the different ways birds fly and Kevin acted out the various ways. Then he added a page to his science notebook about the activity.
He also made a map showing the swallows migration route. Drawing is not his strong point, but I thought he did a good job on North America. It did take a him a long time to do, so I didn’t have him do the rest of the continents. I was encouraged how much easier the writing is coming for him. (I see a mistake or two I didn’t catch.)
That’s all for this week. I really am looking forward to having all the start-up of our new store behind us and getting back into our regular schedule. Thanks for reading!