Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Solar Oven smores

Our 1st science experiment was to make a solar oven and talk about reflection and how the sun heats us.
 1st you need a pizza box.  Then you are going to cut out the top of the box 1 inch from the outside all they way around.

 Then you are going to attach foil on both sides of the hole and then cover the foil with saran wrap and tape to make air tight.
 Then you will put foil around the inside part of the bottom of the box.

Put black construction paper under your smores and take it out and let the sun pre-heat it for 15-20 minutes.
 Close the lid and check every 20 minutes or so.  Ours took about 35 minutes to get right, but our weather is in the 100s

Daddy made it home in time to enjoy the smores with Conner.  I am saving the box, so that we can do it again.  We did this experiment to go along with our FIAR (Five in a Row) book The Story of Ping and discussed reflection!


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Monday, July 16, 2012

1st day of kindergarten!!

1st day of kindergarten was today!!  He did awesome!  I was afraid he would get tired of doing school for so long (2 and a half hours), but he really done well!

Our curriculum for the year consists of
Calendar notebook
Positive Action for Christ - kindergarten
Horizons math and Math-U-See Primer
Various Kumon books and mazes
All About Spelling level 1
All About Reading Level 1
Five in a Row Volume 1 including the Christian addition- in the afternoon
Various Art lessons from Deep Space Sparkle
Kindergarten art program from Home Art Studio
Elemental Science for Kindergarten
Horizons Kindergarten Health
Language Lessons for Little Ones #2
Critical Thinking books:
 –we are still finishing this up from pre K before we move on to:
1+1+1=1 Sight word program

Seems like a lot, but it is being spread out throughout the year along with various other studies, crafts, and projects!