Autumns first day of at home learning involved plenty of activities. Arts and crafts are a favourite, including painting with forks, spoons and fingers - making a collage from kids national geographic and creating edible slime with Dad and Floyd. Handwriting was also accomplished today with Autumn writing a story about our cat John the Fisherman. She is such a gorgeous creature, involving her younger brother in learning as well,
Rika decided to buy a postcard for her Poppa Bob and to write him a letter. We are going to send this postcard to Canada this week.
Rika set up a hair salon at home. She set up shop in the lounge and prepared a chair and a cape for her customers. She also created an amazing hairstyle menu.
Rika has been showing interest in photography. We took a trip to Sumner Beach and climbed up on the rocks so that she could practice taking photos.
Today I picked loads of grapes with mum - we used a special tool to cut them down rather then hand picking like we have in the past.
Then I had the slightly boring but satisfying job of plucking the grapes from the stems. My mum and little sister helped.
We then heated the grapes in a pot and poured hot syrup over them while packing them into canning jars.
I got to see the process of picking, preserving and bottling at first hand.
I learnt that, in order for the seal to 'seal' properly, the canning jars needed a hot water bath!
Today I created a cat out of clay, baked it, then painted it. I loved it, we used acrylic paint.
Today Farrah experimented with using different baking methods to produce a different product. We decided to try scones, in which she learnt how to rub butter into flour, practise her egg cracking and whisking, shaping, not over mixing and grating cheese.
Spent the day hanging out at home reading the Wimpy kid "wrecking ball", pretty much read cover to cover 200 pages straight without a break, definitely a new record!
Don't usually like reading so much but this story was good.
I again just have been doing paint by numbers but that's because I struggle with getting straight into work without having long enough but I did a bit of maths, I have been late two mornings where I came right near the end of my SDL block but I'll be starting to work on more now as we are getting somewhere in all my UE subjects. My posts will be about that but our paint by numbers is almost finished and ready to be up in the media room!!!
Black holes die very slowly over a very slow process called Hawking radiation that is when particles pop into existence and destroy each other but instead the black hole eats one and the other escapes.