Lots of interesting presentations this month! Josiah made a telegraph out of legos.
Then he made a simple one using an electrical circuit as described in the book. Josiah and his dad used a very large battery so there would be lots of sparks. Always fun for a boy!
"Ma Jeni" holding Rina for me.
Naomi taught us about "Sheep Sorrel".
Alli told us all about different breeds of chickens. She and her mom are backyard chicken experts!
Rina Babbina is always in the mix and being cute as usual.
Gracia is the first one to complete her bonnet! So proud of her.
Gracia presented her report on Mexico.
The next week we decided to do a Mexican themed Prairie Primer day as it suggested we have a fiesta. We learned about the war between Mexico and the US as well as the Mexican culture. I did an impromptu flamenco dance for the kids. They loved it!
What fun to have an excuse to do the Flamenco again!!!
Gracia made this adorable frog pinata!
Josiah, never to do anything conventional, had to hit the pinata "Indiana Jones" style!
The kids learned how to translate some sentences in Braille as that was what Mary was learning at the college for the blind.
Alli made her own beautiful name cards and told us how they became popular and why they are still popular today.
What a fun month, jam packed full of more things to learn. The kids are getting better and better at presenting and doing their own reports with very little (if any guidance from the "Mas"). They are learning to look things up on their own and what it takes to make an interesting report.
On to "These Happy Golden Years"!