I have been so busy the last few days that I haven't even had time to blog about how our first week of school has been going. The kids have adjusted well to being back in the school mode. Mom, on the other hand, is exhausted! I know that with prayer and a few more days of acclimating to our new schedule I'll be just fine. I'm definitely looking forward to the weekend! :)
Today Bookworm and Mickey Mouse spent some time designing covers for their zoology notebooks. They'll be using these notebooks to record what they're learning about in science class.
We also conducted our first zoology experiment. All of the kids participated, right down to the three year old. I've been amazed at how she's been so interested in everything the older kids have been studying. Our focus for the experiment was air pressure and how it relates to a bird's ability to fly. For our experiment, we used a cup full of water and two straws. One of the straws was cut so that it was 1/2 inch above the rim of the cup. The other straw was held at an angle and used to blow air over the immersed straw. As a result of the lower air pressure being blown over the straw, water came up through the straw. The kids had so much fun sputtering water all over the place, and they now have a better understanding of one of the principles of flight.
This afternoon I headed to town for Bookworm's first lesson with her new piano teacher. Mr. C and I have been praying for quite a while that the Lord would provide for a smooth transition when the time came to switch teachers. Today's meeting with the new teacher was such an answer to those prayers! She and Bookworm hit it off right away, and I can tell that Bookworm is going to thrive under her instruction. The Lord teaches me to trust Him completely in so many ways. My nature is to fret and worry about something like this change, but there is great peace that comes from leaving all the details to Him.
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