Friday, January 16, 2009

January Science Study

OK, so here is the plan for the second half of the year regarding the subject of Science for both Shelby and Grace:
This is the table of contents from Everything Your First Grader Needs to Know. We will not be covering all of it, but will be concentrating on the animal kingdom, habitats and the world of plants going into the season when we will be plowing up an acre of our property to garden on.
I will be saving Physical Science for early next year after Grace is 7.
We often discuss the activities of the sun, moon and planets as it is a natural interest of the whole family.
Additional resources we will be using for this block are "Among The Forest People" by Clara Dillingham Pierson, the Christian Liberty Press Nature Readers, the DK Encyclopedia of Animals, Back To Basics, Anna Comstock's Handbook of Nature Study and Earth Child 2000.

In a spur of the moment study of color, we made some home-made salt dough complete with all the colors on the wheel and made vibrant ice cubes and watched them melt a rainbow.
I love homeschooling.....