Well, last week was family time and field trips. Daddy was home most of the week and we kept busy. So, today was back to the real world and kid #4 and I were not ready. I had several full hampers of dirty laundry to tend, dishes to wash, furniture to dust, etc. So, we made it project and chore day.
We had a few school projects to finish up and I decided today was the day. We did some chores and I had her read for a while. Then I sat down and we read some more. Then she worked on a coloring project she started the other day and watched the Food Network. She has been interested in cooking, so I let her listen to a few shows while she colored.
Then, it was time for the celery project. She removed the xylem from a stalk of celery and stuck it in colored water. Then another stalk with it's xylem intact went in a cup of colored water. Within an hour we could see some red in the leaves of the stalk with it's xylem. She thought that was cool.
Picture below is today's update on the great celery project. What a great demonstration.
Next up, we baked two layers of a cake to make maps of the Eastern and Western Hemisphere. This was a project from our History curriculum. We are using My Father's World: Exploring Countries and Cultures. We used an idea from a fellow homeschooling blogging mom and we outlined the continents with chocolate chips. It is, of course, not exact. However, she had fun making it and eating it. We are saving the Eastern Hemisphere to share with grandparents tomorrow. I think they will be impressed. :)
Here she is filling in the continents.
Next came outlining with mini chocolate chips. It was two on the cake and two in the mouth at this point. ;o)
The finished product!
The proud baker and decorator. I must say, I love our school curriculum!