We visited Master Grafix in Tupelo to learn about screen printing. It was fascinatingly educational opportunity!
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.
Here’s lifecycle of a butterfly:
Arjun and I learnt about cells and so, we made cell model.
Arjun hopes to participate in as many homeschooler days as possible this academic year.
April: Dissection of mouse.
February: Critter connections – Would you dare fly into the mouth of a crocodile or catch a ride on a whale’s back? Animal friendships are everywhere! Can you feel the love (or the lack thereof) amongst our animal companions?
January: Explored nature’s acoustics throughout the Zoo. From quacks, to moos, to cock-a-doodle-doos, Arjun learnt how animals communicate by using their own unique styles. He created a popsicle stick harmonica and learnt about sound waves and wavelengths.
November: Dissection of snail!
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!
We are going to try host 2 geography fairs for homeschoolers per semester. We had one today. I will update this post with photos of each of the geography fairs we host this academic year.
In September, Arjun presented Ethiopia. Rest of the homeschoolers presented Italy, Egypt, Mexico and Yemen!
In November, Arjun presented Nepal. He created a brochure for Nepal. Other kids presented Japan, Brazil, USA, Netherlands, Australia and Ghana. Kabir hosted a jeopardy game for all 6 kids. Also, we had momos from Nepal, Gouda Cheese from the Netherlands and a rice dish from Ghana. It was such fun!
In January, Arjun presented Ireland. He created a suitcase filled with lapbooks on Ireland. He made boxty and barmbrack to shared it with his friends. Rest of the homeschoolers presented New Zealand, France, England, Japan, Turks and Caicos and Mexico. At the end, Kabir hosted the Jeopardy game for the presenters.