Thursday, March 1, 2012

Metal and Gladiators

I'm ending this week early because we're going on vacation.  In fact, I don't know when I'll write again.

This week we had a great science class.  I even recorded my science kids singing their science songs, but the older ones who knew it were in the back being quiet, and the younger ones who kind of know it were in the front being I decided it wasn't impressive enough to share.

We learned about they have lustre, are malleable, are solids (except mercury) are ductile, conduct heat, and our favourite, conduct and even help generate electricity.

I was sooo happy that my potato-battery kit WORKED!  I had tried and tried to make a homemade battery last year, and couldn't get anything to work.  That's why I bought a kit this time to show how the metals copper and zinc can help make electricity.

We learned about gladiators/Christian and slave suffering this week.  OH MY GOODNESS!  I can't believe how retched ancient Rome was!  I've never really thought about gladiators before, but I've read the Hunger Games trilogy recently and I was hosting a book club about the first book, and since we were already studying ancient Rome, I did a little extra look at wow....I could go on for hours on the things I read, but this blog needs to fit in a book by the end of the year, so I'll just say, reading "Gladiator" by Watkins is a good place to start.

I found these cute books at the DOLLAR STORE! that weren't actually all that cute because it had kids colouring and cutting out men and women being eaten by lion and tigers....but well, that IS what happened.

And they played a little gladiator themselves, but they actually made these weapons to represent the full armour of God, and they wrote CTR on the shields, but I thought I would include it anyway.

And I know I've slacked on recording Maxwell's scripture verses, so here's one.

And of course I do teach little Daniel a bit, even if I never mention it, and here he is being the cutest little boy ever reciting his ABCs:

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