We are so thankful for this rain! I hope it goes on for days although I don't think it will. Those of you who know me IRL (in real life) know that I love rainy days. I find them to be incredibly soothing. Today is no exception! Baby and I bundled up and headed out on our standard morning walk in the rain. It was blissful.
|We had not yet worked on the spelling of the planets so we'll work with him on that. But he got the planets and their order correct which is exactly what I asked him to do.|
This afternoon we had art and using shaving cream, glue and food coloring made awesome puffy planet paintings! The kids LOVED this!! It is shaving cream, Elmer's glue and food coloring. The mixture is approximately 3 parts shaving cream to 1 part glue. We used paper plates to mix the shaving cream, glue and coloring with craft sticks. They used the craft sticks to put the mixture onto their paper and used toothpicks to make details. The kids created their own Universe on black construction paper. They sprinkled everything with glitter when they were done and VOILA! It was such a fun project!! This needs to be left overnight to dry. The texture is super cool and fluffy!
|his - an awesome Universal explosion!|
|his - a close up|
|hers - a close up|
|hers - a candy Universe! A girl after my own heart!|
After this and while the baby was still having his afternoon nap, we snuggled down to continue reading about the beginning of the Earth.
I introduced the time periods:
We then briefly touched upon Charles Darwin. The kids were FACINATED! We talked about genetic traits that move on and why they move on and why some animals carry on and others die out.
We then moved onto something a little different but themed to go right along with what we've been learning this week. We read from the D'ularies Book of Greek Myths. Not only are the stories fantastic but the illustrations are AMAZING!! We started at the beginning which is titled in the book "In Olden Times" then we read "Gaea, Mother Earth", "The Titans" and we started "Zeus and his Family". The stories we read drew parallels to the beginning of time, earth and all of our living things. We talked a LOT about how these stories influence some of what is believed today but that a lot of it was simply people making sense of what they could not understand during their time. Kendall asked a VERY good and observant question which was "Mummy...is this book like the Bible?" I was floored. I thought that was a very good correlation to the myths that we were reading. I told her that that was exactly right! The Bible is a book of stories that people believe to be true. I explained that some of it may be factual but that a great deal of the information in the Bible is simply stories that people wrote down to explain what they could not understand. Just as a note...these are our personal opinions - if you don't feel the same that's totally fine! No haters here please!
|Gee...I look a bit tired! lol!! It was that kind of rainy day!|
|He had a BLAST!!!|
|Heads down reading about Gibbons! I love the focus...|
Tomorrow is busy with lots of fun!! See you then!