Here's a few pictures of some activities we've done in the last few weeks...
Our science experiment - Solar Energy. What color should solar collectors be painted? Which color absorbs the most heat? So, we tested the colors: white, green, and black. They each got an ice cube and the same amount of sun exposure and we timed the amount of minutes it took for each piece of ice to melt. Make your guesses and then scroll down to see what we found out...
|Green sort of took off!|
|The black paper made the water puddle up under the ice but it didn't really spread.|
|The green is taking over the white!|
|Finally the black puddle starts to move out|
|Black was the last to melt. Green was soaked and the white took it's time.|
|Only minutes apart!|
|We got to enjoy a "fall" day in SC yesterday. We started our morning with our devotional on the porch. Maddie said it was the best homeschool day ever. Guess we need to get away from the dining room table every now and then!|
|Fun with pattern blocks and teddy bear counters|
|Maddie's pictograph - family members|
I think it's easy to get into a "homeschool rut" because we do the same thing each day. Right now I'm still a newbie so haven't really branched out yet in my creativity. I tend to stick to the schedule and outline of their curriculum. Thankfully I have many years to grow in this area! Thanks for all of the encouragement. We are all very thankful for the opportunity to have one-on-one learning time and lots of great memories. :)