Saturday, September 11, 2010

l.i.f.e. Academy~

One of the perks to homeschooling...




You can study anywhere you want......






and how ever you want...




September's Goals:

~English~


All about NOUNS; common noun, proper nouns, abstract nouns, collective nouns, pronouns (personal pronouns- 1st, 2nd, & 3rd person pronouns, -nominative, possessive, & objective case) *phew* and rules of plurals.
~last month was prepositions; that was much easier =)
Homonyms
- with long A sounds.

~Fine Arts~

Artist- Vincent Van Gogh
Painting- Cafe Terrace at Night

Composer- George F Handell
Musical piece- Water Music

Poetry- All Things Bright and Beautiful
Poet- Cecil Francis Alexander


~History~

Christopher Columbus

~Math~

Katie- times table 0,1, 2,3,5,10,11
review carrying (re-grouping) of large addition problems.
measuring

TJ- negative numbers, estimating, fractions
review times table

Nick- Celcius vs Fahrenheit, ratios, areas of solids, volumes of cylinders, cones, & pyramids.
refresh on fractions.


~Literature~

Katie- Farmer Boy with mom; Bobbsey Twin series
TJ- Call of the Wild
Nick- Swiss Family Robinson


~Science~

Matter in Motion-

Projectile possiblities; planning trajectories.
(aka Rockets)

Nature Studies-

End summer observation of wildlife.
Dissect a Bee Hive.



The last 3 photos are from our "Mentos" (aka projectile) experiment. We dropped 12 mentos in each container.
Sparkling Water, room temperature: 12 inches *not shown*
Sparkling Water, refrigerated: bubbles over barely
Dr. Pepper: 2 feet *not shown*
Diet Caffeine Free Coke: 10 ft

We all thought the Dr. Pepper would be the big hit, but apparently the lack of caffeine/sugar makes things more explosive? We knew the refrigerated one would be a bust, due to a experiment we did last year on what keeps your pop fizzy. =)

1 comment:

Marla said...

Love it!We are the same around here.Love the pictures!Blessings,Marla Grace