I'm working on getting my pictures from our vacation uploaded and sorted, but thought I'd play a little catch-up until then. I uploaded so many pictures before we left thinking I would just post some things while we were gone. Instead, I spend most of the vacation off-line. It was fine and we all had such a great time!!!
This is our 3rd meeting of the George Washington Carver co-op. In this session we talked about composting, soil and worms. These books were some of the resources that were used.
They enjoyed holding them and were surprised when I agreed to hold one too. LOL Its fun to surprise your kids sometimes so that their expectations of you can be shifted and broadened a little.
This is the view from the top of the bottle. We brought this home to watch.
After finishing their bottle, they helped some friends with their bins. Tearing up newspaper into strips and then getting it wet and placing it in the large bin. The bins already had holes drilled into the bottom of them for drainage purposes.
The next part of the co-op was focused on a messy art project. We learned that George Washington Carver loved to paint and was quite talented at painting. He even considered making a career out of painting. Thankfully he chose differently as he impacted so many people with his contributions in the field of science as well as helping many to improve their living conditions.
We made our own paints and colors. The bases were all the same and each child was given choices to add in paint to form their own colors - as light or dark as they wanted it to be. It was neat seeing them experiment with shades and colors.
As always, learning in our co-op is fun and informative. I always look forward to these days!