I've been trying to transition Caleb to using regular wide lined paper. Apparently, writing the verse was too restrictive for him and he went a little crazy with the reference number! We've been having a lot of fun in science, using this book:
Below are pictures of raisins in a glass of white soda. We learned about fizz! The gas collected on the raisins, and they floated to the top (2nd picture).
This was baking soda and vinegar.
Here, we made "fizz in your mouth" from our book. The ingredients were, powdered sugar, citric acid, and baking soda. When you put it in your mouth, it fizzes. It really did! It didn't taste very good though. Caleb didn't wait for my instructions that he should only take a little on his finger, and he put a whole spoonful in his mouth!!! Ha! It started fizzing in his mouth and he started yelling, it was SO funny! He didn't try any more! Rebekah liked it though. I recommend only making a quarter of the recipe though, it made way more than we needed. I bought the citric acid in the canning isle at Walmart, I'll use the rest for canning tomatoes in the fall.
In history, we learned about California and the Gold Rush.
Caleb did his summary all by himself without any complaining or whining, so I didn't make him write a third sentence like I usually do.
Rebekah finished her 100 chart this week! We had jelly beans to celebrate.
I got the egg carton idea from a friend. She put 10 jelly beans in each section to make 100, then we all ate a bunch!
She also started a simple addition/subtraction workbook. She LOVES having her own math book and has been doing a lot of pages!
Here are a couple of her student pages. She did the math page all by herself, I was impressed she understood the equations already (she did this before she started her math book above).
One morning while I was still sleeping, they both made their own ipads and cell phones out of cardboard, complete with paper cup chargers! They've been a little obsessed with watching other kids play their ipads at church. I have one ipod I let them play on occasionally, but not very often. This really made me laugh. Especially when Caleb was playing with his when he was supposed to be doing his math, I thought I was going to have to take away his pretend cell phone!
They also played a lot with this building set.
And I found this matching book at Goodwill that they had fun with too.
That's all for week 26. Thanks for taking a peek. I'm linking with: