Tuesday, February 16th, 2016
Boys completed the fact sheets for China and then, updated the graphs. Kabir has no space left in the religion graph and so, he did not update the religion graph. He helped Arjun update his religion graph. However, Kabir did update the population graph.
They made a 3D model of China with clay. This time boys worked together (at least tried to!). This was so worth it as we learnt a lot by doing this project. The boys did this project by themselves. I helped them only when they got stuck and also, I made sure that they got it right.
Arjun did a presentation on Ancient Chinese Inventions. We read Magic Tree House #14, “The Day of The Dragon-King” and the fact tracker #31, “China: Land of the Emperor’s Great Wall”. The fact tracker really helped us a lot.
Kabir did a PowerPoint presentation on the Abacus. Both boys learn to use Abacus and they love it. If you wish to download the PowerPoint presentation, then here it is: Abacus. Kabir wore the Mandarin hat with braid while presenting.
This morning we met for the presentations. We had only 4 kids that did present. I made spring rolls. Other homeschoolers made egg rolls, fried rice, and rice with tofu and vegetables. Everything was so delicious. It was very interesting that we had the presentation in the library where they have a statue of Guanyin – the Chinese Goddess of Mercy.
After the presentations, we took the kids to the park. I did update the kids’ pretend passports with China sticker. Now, Kabir has 12 country stickers in his passport while Arjun has 6 country stickers.