Reading, Comprehension, and Science

We did a great deal of reading today.

We read a new book, called "bad kitty gets a bath".  This is just a fun book.  I got it to encourage the boy child in his interest for reading. he can read the simple words of kitty, bath, cat, hate etc.  Today we finished it, and then later in they day I spotted him looking through it very carefully.

It's just a fun read for a child.  It also has a remarkable number of good scientific facts in it as well.  Always a bonus.

We continued reading The ultimate guide to wildlife in North America.  We'll read a page most every day.  Today we learned about the star-nosed mole.  The picture in the book didn't show eyes on it so we looked up whether they had eyes and they do indeed! 

In the fall when we went to the creation seminar in Kitchener we had picked up this book called "the lamb" by John R. Cross. It's the story of the bible for children - with comprehension questions. 10 easy lessons. We are up to Lesson Three in the book.  It's a good read.

Today we went to kids Art where we did the The Craziest Art Lesson Ever! This is what we came up with:

Start your crazy art project by drawing a picture of a giant lizard with a shirt on its head. Make your drawing with three crayons and a black feltpen. Then crumple your drawing paper into a ball the size of a camera lense and stomp on it with your feet for one hundred minutes. Now your drawing is well crushed, so unfold it quickly and spread it out on the worktable. Tape down the edges with melted chocolate . Mix up a big batch of paint in a ziploc using two cups of water and a spoonful of sandwich . Spread lots of this yellow paint onto your drawing with a wrench and let it dry for a hour . Hang your beautiful work of art in the living room until it is discovered by Children's Museum . Suddenly you will be a famous artist, become a regular guest on Knight Rider and make lots of money painting portraits of Captain Pichard surrounded by lemmings . 

This was a hoot and immediately the lad wanted to do it again. :)  so here we go....

 Start your crazy art project by drawing a picture of a giant Alligator with a pants on its head. Make your drawing with 144 crayons and a green feltpen. Then crumple your drawing paper into a ball the size of a cd and stomp on it with your feet for 100 minutes. Now your drawing is well crushed, so unfold it quickly and spread it out on the worktable. Tape down the edges with mactac . Mix up a big batch of paint in a jar using two cups of vinegar and a spoonful of aero bar . Spread lots of this yellow paint onto your drawing with a screwdriver and let it dry for a a million years . Hang your beautiful work of art in the green room until it is discovered by Toronto Children's Museum . Suddenly you will be a famous artist, become a regular guest on Monk and make lots of money painting portraits of Adrian Monk surrounded by lizards .
we had fun discovering new books over at We Give Books

Since we've been reading in our world history book about knights and castles I picked up a book at mastermind toys the other day about knights!  it's a sticker book and the lad is having fun reviewing what he's learning while dressing the knights and telling me what is happening in the book.  today we learned abit about the crusades, I find this a sad time in history so I didn't get into a lot of detail with this six year old.  But he did learn the basics...the British went to fight against the Arab Muslims over the city of Jerusalem.




And then we headed off to look again at the junior science kit we started yesterday at Gramma's.  Yesterday we dug up fool's gold and then did some tests on a variety of rocks to test hardness, and other stuff that I can't recall at this exact moment.   Today we'll see about making some crystals and digging a geome (I think).

2 comments

  1. I am afraid that this statement is not correct"
    Now your drawing is well crushed, so unfold it quickly and spread it out on the worktable. .'elaborate this please.Thank you.

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  2. if you went to the link it would immediately make sense. It was a nonsense story that made the lad laugh as he started to learn grammer. he had to find verbs (action words), Nouns (things) and such like. It was just fine. Did it make sense? NO.. but that wasn't the point. :)

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