Mar. 12, 2013

Unschooling.....



Messy science fun :)


Abigail did some messy science using skittles.  First of all she learned about density columns caused by the amount of sugar in the skittles - how to create a rainbow in a glass AND how fast skittles dissolve:



She then learned that if skittles are left to soak in a bit of water - untouched - all of the colour dissolves quickly and then the tiny 's' on each skittle floats off on its own :)  


She then tried the food colouring in milk with dish soap experiment that Sam did last week:



We used this to create marbling effects on paper too:


Sam and I mixed up some flour and water, and added food colouring to it.  We then soaked cotton balls in the mixture and then baked the balls at 300c for 30 minutes.  



They come out all rock hard and crispy, they are fun to play with and smash up - the insides stay fluffy so they are very strange:  


St Patricks Day themed work...


Thanks to Pinterest I found some great themed work based around St Patricks Day -  a lot of the work included using Skittles,  shamrocks, rainbows etc etc....



We did work on math and language arts.  Sam did syllables and also addition and subtraction.  Abby loved that and has asked me to do some for her tomorrow.  Today she wrote two essays based on prompts I gave her.  


Sam had to do all kinds of math using skittles too - including measuring with them.  Abby had to use them to do fractions and division:



Sam had to measure his tiny thumb - so cute as it is only 4 skittles long :)  



The printer was busy today:


snapshots of life here....


Sam and I are big fans of black licorice so we shared a bag from Bulk Barn:


Sam chose a giant balloon at Dollarama on Sunday:


This Itty Bitty Kitty drives me  nuts but is so cute:





I finished the book I was reading for this months book club - can't wait for 
the get together next week now:



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