Monday - B...Bubbles Day...we made homemade bubbles (your son/daughter should have brought home the recipe) and used items from the kitchen to us as wands. Then we came in and graphed our favorite and least favorite wand.
Tuesday - C...Career Day...BJ was a baseball player, Lucy a cook, Claire a doctor, Parker a hunter and I was a wilderness EMT. We all did an impromptu speech (getting us ready for letter I!) about why we choose our career and a little bit about it.
Wednesday - D...Donut Day...Ericka, Claire and Henry brought donuts from a bakery in Kalona. They were amazing!
Thursday - E...Experiment Day...Laura came and did three different experiments with the kids. The first was a baking soda and vinegar reaction, the second was a little like a magic trick where she got a soft boiled egg to enter a bottle and the last experiment was Oobleck. We took video and once Laura puts it up on the blog you have to check the egg trick out!
Friday - F...Favorite book Day...we each brought in our favorite books and shared a little bit about them. Then we read a few pages of each book.
Next week is game day, hat day, impromptu speech day, joke day and kite day (please bring your own kite)
Also next week on Tuesday kids should bring in something that makes a sound (either by tapping on it, blowing on it, rubbing something on it, or moving it) to possibly use in our musical garden. Betsy and I are going to keep it simple unlike this awesome you tube video we shared with the kids...
Another thing to watch is our Alfabeto song on Facebook...
Other things that happened this week was a mini history lesson on the history of Earth Day. We covered it on Monday but the kids were a bit distracted due to it being close to lunch so we went over it again on Thursday. We made a timeline of major events that were paper clipped to a ribbon so we could talk about amount of space in between events depending on time elapsed.
We also flipped family trees to see if we understood how the chart was working. I asked a question like, "name one of your person's cousins" and then we got to check each others answers. A difficult question was "How would you find one of your parents cousins?"
Finally, BJ and Lucy's dad, Brian is traveling in Great Britain because he won the ABC Traveling Fellowship. Laura had a great idea and created a few things for BJ to research so he could learn where and what his dad is doing. I have had a blast learning along with BJ about all of these castles Brian's going to and watching you tube clips of places visited. We found out that at one castle you could pay for a 1/2 day or full day of trout fishing. We had to convert Euro's into dollars to see that it wasn't too expensive either. I bet Brian didn't have the time for that and was disappointed! Hopefully BJ will really enjoy talking with Brian about his trip now that he has some background knowledge about it!!
Oh my! I forgot to add that we painted the garden fence today because tomorrow I am picking up our plants from the plant sale! We will plant them next week! YEAH...spring!?