C took a break from learning his letters for summer. We have been working on getting R into a routine so C has been doing some workbook stuff. I planned to start their school together but delayed him a few weeks seemed to make the transition to 2 in homeschool a bit easier. C is doing the letter a week method to learn his letters and the sounds that go with them. This week we focused on the Letter G. It was a ton of fun!
G is for Gravity – Gallileo is famous for finding that items falling from the same place at the same time will land at the same time. First I let C have some good fun dropping things off his play center to explore gravity.
We then did the experiment with a sheet of paper and a toy. If the paper is flat you will find that the items don’t hit the ground at the same time. However, if you ball the paper up they will the ground at the same time.
If you have Netflix I recommend Beakman’s World. It is a great Science show for kids! Even better in the first episode of the first season, “Galileo” does the gravity experiment. It would be a great deal of fun to watch this, pause it before the drop, and try it with your children.
We also worked with Gravity by jumping as high as possible. I encouraged C to try and jump so high that the gravity wouldn’t pull him down.
G is for Gift – This week was C’s 4th birthday! We read The Perfect Gift by Mary Newell Depalma. This is a great children’s story! It helps children to understand the importance of moving on when things don’t go our way.
You can find this book at the library or on Amazon.
G is for Giant – We discussed the difference between Giant and Tiny. We also talked about opposites. We looked at the “Giant” swing set at the play ground and his “tiny” one from when he was little. We went on a giant/tiny search.
G is for Goats – We checked out a few books on Goats. It was fun to read about them. We discussed Goat milk and Goat cheese.
G is for Giving – Because we had C’s birthday we focused on giving to others. He made a point of giving small gifts to each guest and giving others a turn playing with his new toys.
Join me next week for the letter H!