Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Our Week with Ping

Ping holds a special place in my heart because this Five in a Row unit was the very first thing that Z-Man and I ever did in the way of "official" homeschooling. This week, I was so happy to re-visit it with Little Man!

Some of the things we did:
  • Found China on our huge, shower curtain map from Target. That was a great purchase.
  • Read about China in our atlas and found the Yangtze River.

  • Tried our own colored pencil sunsets, using one of the pictures in the book as a guide.

  • Read the book, Ducks by Gail Gibbons and learned about different types of ducks.
  • Learned how preening makes the duck's feathers waterproof and did an experiment where we tried to mix oil and water.

  • Read the book, Floating and Sinking by Franklyn Branley, and did our own buoyancy experiments, using this chart from We discussed what a hypothesis is and I taught Z-Man, who couldn't resist tagging along, how to calculate percentages.
All in all, a great week of fun and learning!

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