There's something so beautiful about being a part of your children's soaking up of knowledge.
Today we started our school season with a fun science project out of Apologia's "Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy & Physiology". We did the "Edible Cell" project.
|Jello "Cells" with "Organelles" ready to be placed|
|Centrioles & Mitochondria|
|Lysosomes & Golgi Body|
|Ribosomes, Nucleus, & Endoplasmic Reticulum|
Once the Jello hardened, the girls were able to place the "organelles" into their cell.
The girls had their "Cell Wheel" (from the Notebooking Journal) they had created as a reference - so as the different organelles were being placed into the cell, they'd tell me the function of each one.
|Yummy cell #1|
|Yummy cell #2|
|My hubby even got involved...because it was candy ;) So he added LOTS of organelles!|
It was a wonderful day back at school - and a small taste of an amazing year to come...I am believing it!!!!!
I didn't realize how much I love & missed doing school because by the end of our last school year, we were about ready to hang each other off the roof by the toes - and very ready for a break. I think my favorite scripture when it comes to teaching my girls is Lamentations 3:22-23
22 It is because of the Lord’s mercy and loving-kindness that we are not consumed, because His [tender] compassions fail not.
23 They are new every morning; great and abundant is Your stability and faithfulness.
And one of the most beautiful gifts is that my girls mirror God's mercy during those days when I need EXTRA...because there are times it seems my "receive-mercy tokens" should have run out.
I was grateful for the break so I could step back, PRAY and implement new "policies" to make the year just that much smoother, more fun & productive. By the time they graduate, we'll have it all figured out...NOT!
So here's to an AMAZING year for us, and all you wonderful homeschool families out there!!
|Eating the Cell - YUMMY!|