Recently we have been following a bit of a snow theme with our homeschool group. Today we did a Snow Math Mystery, which was a very interesting way of getting the kids involved in the story. We also learned about snow flake, starting off with building water molecules out of toothpicks, marshmallows, and candy.  We ended up by watching a really interesting video.  The kids asked some really great questions.  I love it when they do that.  It shows not only that they were paying attention, but that they are interested in what they have been learning!

We sure are making great use of the projector and screen we invested in last year.  It’s so much easier to share with a group using these tools than it is all crowding around a laptop like we used to have to do.

We also learned how fat helps insulate animals from the cold weather and build ourselves our very own thermometer.  What I really love about our group is the size!  It really allows us the flexibility to explore little rabbit trails as they present itself, something that is hard to do in a bigger group.  Today was a perfect example of this.  After building the thermometer and not seeing a lot of excitement we were able to supplement the plan by filling one large bowl with ice water and another with hot water from the kettle, so that the kids could switch their thermometers back and forth from one bowl to the other to see a bit more action.