This week we studied pilgrims and painted pumpkins (that the natives gave the pilgrims) and we painted our own Plymouth rocks. We also made little colonist houses complete with thatched roofs. Maxwell loves projects and would have me do them all day long if he could. I feel like I need to spread out my creativity and energy so I'm not always obliging. Maxwell then does things on his own. His favorite thing to do as of late is to make an elevator that he has Hyrum fill with odds and ends and then Maxwell hoists it up to the landing of the upstairs.
For science, we learned about Newton's 3rd law: action and reaction. We made rockets out of milk jugs, rockets out of balloons, pushed people on skateboards, and made little paddle boats. I think this was one of the easiest concepts to get through to kids yet.