Children of the Sun

Kabir wrote a poem on the Solar system and then both Kabir and Arjun created illustrations with the help of Mrs. Vicki Farmer.  Here’s a little back-cover summary of the book.

Designed to introduce children to the solar system, this book attempts to teach facts about the planets around our sun, from Saturn’s Rings to Jupiter’s Great Red Spot. However, in this case the story goes a step further. What if… every planet wasn’t just a sphere of rock or gas? If they each had personalities, what would they be like? Here is one artist’s attempt to represent their unique personalities, each with his or her own distinctive qualities and behaviors, through The Children of the Sun. Follow this poem through our solar system, and read for yourself these special virtues of each of the children of the Sun. At the same time, readers can learn scientific facts about the solar system. We hope that you may enjoy this poem, written and illustrated by children.

Please buy this book at Lulu.com (you should be able to find coupons).  It’s a 50-page full color book.  You may prefer Kindle version of “Children of The Sun.” You may want to purchase the audiobook of “Children of The Sun.”

Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.

Here’s are the social media pages: Facebook page for Children of The Sun, Twitter page for Children of The Sun,  and Instagram page for Children of The Sun.

Continue reading Children of the Sun

Chess

We had 4-week, 1-hour group classes with a chess coach at home. There were 7 kids (including Kabir and Arjun) in the group. It was fun! Kabir has joined the chess club and Stanford OHS and enjoys playing online with his friends once a week. Arjun tries to get Amit or Kabir to play with him whenever they have time.

Fungi and Other Life Sciences

Arjun and I have been studying life sciences. After studying about fungi, Arjun collected mushrooms, grew mold on a piece of bread and did a presentation about fungi.

Having studied bacteria and other organisms, he created Jeopardy questions. Amit and Kabir participated. Kabir won! The 4 categories for Jeopardy were: Diseases, Organisms, Bacteria and Definitions.

 

Homeschooler Days in Memphis Zoo

Arjun participates in as many homeschooler days as possible this academic year.

September: Zoo in Motion! What goes up must come down! They explored motion in a zoo-tacular way. Ever wonder why ducks fly in a V or how a sea lion moves so quickly through the water? They discussed and examined Newton’s three laws of motion and how they apply to the Zoo every day!