Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentine's Day Party!

Out last body class was on Valentine's day, so Adena planned an amazing party for the kids! I love it when we can get together and have some fun! As homeschoolers, sometimes it seems like they miss out on some of those little moments of fun that kids in school a Valentines Day party! :) So we decorated and planned out a great lunch! Plus we had crafts, and games! It was everything wonderful like a party should be!!!! We started off with secret message hearts! The kids water painted to reveal the message! Then they got to decorate some bags to put their valentines in! They were super excited about that! Then we headed up for some lunch!!!! We had little pizza's with pepperoni hearts, strawberries and cucumber hearts, rice krispie treat hearts, mini brownies, and some amazing chocolates!!! It was super fun and the kids LOVED it!!!! After lunch, the kids played bingo using conversation heart for markers and they played it forever! I think that they had more fun with that then any other game they could have played! It worked for the older ones and the younger ones! Perfect! Here are some pictures of the fun!

We had a wonderful Valentine's Day and I hope that you did too! Stop back next week for our next Body Study Post! See you then!

Body Study~ Week 3

Well this week we were talking about the skeleton! The class started off by watching "Dem Bones" which is a really great, short movie about the bones in your body and how they are connected! While they watched, they learned some of the names of the bones, how they work, where they are in the body, and the total number of bones in the human body! Super fun! The kids loved it! Then it was time to add some bones to our life sized bodies that we traces a couple of weeks before! This I think that this was a highlight of the today! To end the study we made a model of the living bone out of food! At first we thought that only the older kids would get this, but if there's food there's kids!;) Everyone wanted a part of this! It was really cool! All the kids got to take home a skeleton to take home and make! I think Julie did an amazing job and it was alot of fun!

Here is the living bone model:
Bread for the spongy middle of the bone
Jelly for bone marrow
Twizzler for the blood veins
Cookies for the hard layer of bone
Tortilla for the outer protective layer.

Pretty neat huh?

So that was another  amazing study! Thanks to Julie for organizing and making this really memorable! I mean, who can forget a bone that you can eat?! ;)

Body Study~ Week 2

Well everyone, I have been really bad at getting things put up here on the blog! So sorry! Last week we learned all about the skin! We talked about the different layers of the skin, how the oils protect the skin from the outside, how our fingerprints are different, and how there are many different colors, but it all does the same thing! I think that it was a really great lesson and so simple and wonderful! Here are a few pictures of our day!

This is a Bible Verse that we used to talk how wonderful God made all of us!

Here we were making finger prints to see how different people have different fingerprints!

This little experiment showed how the oils on you skin protect it from the outside. We also used it to explain why your skin wrinkles in the water when you are in it too long!

Working on the layers of the skin

These are some people that we made. Each one will have a different body system on it when we are done!
It was a really great lesson and a really great start to our study! Stayed tuned, another post is coming right up! Happy Schooling!