Math: Finished another Life of Fred book together
English Language Arts: Read a poem together on parts of speech and posted it on the fridge; played a rhyming guessing game at PPA, independent reading; reading together; working on science report; working on fiction writing.
History: Focused on Black History Month, we watched a short video of inventions brought to us by Black people: everything from traffic lights and mail boxes to super soakers. We also looked at some amazing photos of Misty Copeland, America's first Black principal dancer at ABT, recreating famous Degas paintings.
Science: We learned about the scientific current event of the century, the discovery and proof of gravitational waves that Einstein predicted the existence of. This led to a question of what exactly Black Holes are. Helena's two favorite places to look things up are Brain Pop.com or YouTube. We watched an Astronomy Crash Course on Black Holes on YouTube. Crash Course videos are awesome! And did you know spaghettification is a real scientific term? It's what would happen to you if you fell into a black hole. The gravitational pull on your feet (presuming you fell in feet first) would be so strong it would stretch you out crazy-long and thin like spaghetti. Yep. For realz!
Helena also watched a short video on chlorophyll and photosynthesis to help her better understand the concepts for the iMovie she's creating for her science project.
And we could also count funny animal videos as science! :D
Arts: Helena is a big lover of the arts! Today she did Playful Performing Arts (PPA) class with me, and she also finished her iMovie, learning more editing techniques in the process such as the Ken Burns affect.
Practical Life Skills: housework, cooking, caring for her animals, set-up and break-down of room for PPA; figuring out the best way to keep our 2 hens warm in the predicted NEGATIVE 12 degree temps coming up...
Health & PE: cleaned chicken coop, PPA class, healthy food choices, slept when tired, woke when rested
Fine Motor Skills, Spatial Reasoning, Geometry, Geology: Video games, spec Minecraft
Culture: Facebook, Skype, Video games, cartoons, hanging out with friends at PPA