|The great seal of the state of finances was stamped on the outside of the building.|
|A cube of 1 million 1$ bills, actually it is hollow inside as a million dollars weighs over a ton and the floor of the building couldn't support that weight according to the guard:)|
|Once we arrived we watched a short film on how the federal reserve got its start back in 1913 but didn't really tighten up on regulations until the 1930's|
|This is the original bank tellers window that were used in this building until the 1990's|
|Learning exactly what the Federal Reserve responsibilities are|
|There was lots of hands on activities explaining how the economy works|
|MarioFan found out exactly what he needs to do for his chosen career:)|
|Learning how long $ is in circulation before being destroyed|
|Watching a video on workers sorting old money|
|That is a whole lot of money to be holding:)|
|Understanding how our currency is marked to protect it from Fraud.|
|All the kids loved playing the buy and sell game. Mario did better than me and made tons of money! hope his luck continues into his adult life;)|
For book club this week the boys read about Amelia Earhart and we did a few activities.
|The boys played a game on flight learning about Drag, weight, thrust, and lift.|
|We got out all the paper airplane we built (five different types)|
|and took turns launching them|
|and measuring the distance they flew|
|Next the boys wrote down the measurements and graphed the results and then noted which airplane was the best and which was the worst.|
|There was a clear winner the classic dart:)|
|measurements aren't exactly accurate as some planes flew further than our measuring tape went so we did estimate a bit:)|
The boys had a lot of fun with this activity.
We also mapped out Amelia Earhart's last flight but somehow I forgot to take pictures of that:(
|Firedrake is loving learning the Japanese language and is coming along very nicely. She meet with a tutor once a week and studies very hard!!!|
That is our week in a nutshell, always busy. The kids in our coop are voting this week for the Presidential elections and the results will be next week. I for one will be very glad when this election season is over!