This week, we…
- Had Christmas in September
- Made some new homeschooling friends (yay!)
- Went on an African safari
- Loved books!
- Discovered both good and diabolical uses for poison, including defensive, predatory, harmful, and medical.
- Became architects and constructed a bridge
- Dawned our aprons and made crab cakes
- Painted a rainbow
- Was fire-blasted by a dragon
- Had lessons at Panera
Homeschool Day at the Museum
Monday was the Homeschool Day at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. It was our first time going to a homeschool day (I guess, many of our local museums have them.). Each family had name tags, so it was easy to spot other homeschoolers as we made our way through the exhibits. A room was reserved especially for homeschoolers that had different craft tables set up and playing blocks. Although I didn’t meet all — even most — of the homeschoolers there, it was kind of neat knowing that family beside you shared a similar educational focus. We watched 3 IMAX videos: Galapagos 3D: Nature’s Wonderland, Secret Ocean 3D, and Journey to Space 3D. I think I learned as much as my kids! Did you know collaborative space programs are planning to put people on Mars by 2030? ZooKid loved learning about the habitats and quirky animals on the Galapagos Islands — so much so he is starting an interest-based project on it. Our museum had 2 temporary exhibits: Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns, and Mermaids and The Power of Poison. Both were super fun and interesting! Fun Fact: A poisonous substance early craftsmen used in the making of hats affected their brain chemistry, causing some of them to go crazy. Lewis Caroll portrayed this historical phenomenon in his character the Mad Hatter. I love museums!