This week's poem was Robert Frost's "Gathering Leaves." It's a perfect time to study a poem that has to do with gathering leaves in the fall. Autumn has just begun here in the Midwest. The leaves are just beginning to turn, and the weather is cooling down. I'm starting to feel it's time to slow down and enjoy the slower days of fall.
Aedan is really enjoying his watercolor time. As he was painting this he said, "I'm really starting to love painting!" It's so fun to see him develop this new skill. At the end of each week he reads the poem for us. He's getting really great at taking his time with reading the poem, and being more expressive.
Our history project this week was to make the breastplate of an ephod. Aedan took a lot of time putting detail into each stone. I helped him form a few of the stones, and he did the rest. Each stone represents a tribe of Israel.
Aedan chose to copy the portion of our history reading about when God caused a wind to drive quail into the desert. The Israelites were complaining about manna. Aedan's interpretation is always comical :)
We ended our study of the geography and people of Turkey. We celebrated with Turkish Delight, and Turkish tea. Well....it wasn't really Turkish tea, but it was still tea :)
The boys love when we have projects that involve food!
Aedan's study in science centered on the rodent world. He also learned about anteaters and the platypus. His science activity had us measure a 2 foot piece of yarn to represent the length of an anteater's tongue. Anteaters tongues have a sticky substance that helps them gather ants. Aedan tried to pick up chocolate chips with his tongue. It wasn't easy!
We measured a yarn to show how long an anteater's tongue is compared to Aedan's.
Science is Aedan's favorite part of school. I never gave much of a second look at Apologia's science books, but now I have to say I really love them. Aedan absolutely adores reading his science book! Well that's a wrap! How was your week?