|Last month we took him to a baseball game, and the Cardinals won! MarioFan loves going to the games:)|
2 weeks ago was the last week of our Coop where the kids were taking a few classes. We are very disappointed that the two teachers that teach the classes my kids are interested in are leaving the coop to start up their own more conservative coop. Because of this we will not be able to continue taking classes with them. I am waiting to see who will replace them in the current coop and see if we have a coop to use next year:(.
At the Brain discovery class the kids were looking at synapsis and did an interesting experiment using round worms.
|First they had a short talk about what is a synapsis|
|Next they were given two liquids to pour into containers with grids on the bottom|
|A round worm was placed into each container|
|The kids were asked to watch and count the movements of the round worm|
|Close up picture of the round worm, I am told the triangle end is their tail, not their head which is what I thought.|
At home in Science we have been working on learning about plants and this week we dissected a Lilly.
|We examined the parts of the flower|
|dissected and labels the different parts|
|Compared leaves and determined which was a Eudicot|
|and which was a Monocot|
|Several days later we even noticed the sticky liquid coming out of the pistil of the flower.|
Last week was the last week of our mini book club and the boys have read the book wonder and did a few activities to go along with the book.
|This is a great book about bullying, kindness and acceptance. I found a literature guide on pay teachers for about $6 so we had a few activities planned for the boys|
|the boys used a poster to describe what made them unique and different and MarioFan surrounding his with pictures of things he like, which is mostly electronics:)|
While we are officially finished with our local coop, we school year round taking breaks as we need it. We usually do a much smaller schedule so the kids can do other things. I am still working on our summer schedule which I will post soon:) right now we are just taking a little breather:)