Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Archeological Dig

We have been doing a small homeschooling group every Friday with two other large families. We each have a topic we teach once a month ( mine is art , of course) and on the last Friday of the month we go on a field trip. It has been going really great. We are going to the bank this week for our field trip. It should be a lot of fun.

My friend Jen is doing history each month and she really topped herself this month. She made an archeological dig. It was great. She dug up two "sites" and added sand. Then she added coins, jewlery, plaster bones and pottery pieces. Then she roped off sections for each child. They had to use brushes to uncover there treasures and place each one in a bag. Then they came inside and cataloged each "find". It was so fun.

My other friend Megan (who has science) has had the kids making ice cream in baggies filled with ice. They have to shake them for awhile to get the cream to turn into ice cream. She has also had them test spices and stuff in cabbage juice to see if they are acids or bases.

I did mini frescos and have fun plans to make stain glass windows with melted candy. It's so fun to be doing these as a bigger group and not have all the planning to do.


Jennifer said...

I love the archeological dig idea! Alex would go crazy for that.

Kimberly said...

It was so awesome! You should do that or even a treasure hunt with a map would be fun.