But finally we made it. We try to go every week or two until public school lets out. Then we avoid it all summer until school is back in session and enjoy beautiful fall days there. It's open on Fridays and that makes it perfect for home schoolers like us. We enjoy perfect weather and no crowds. The perks for home schoolers just keep on coming.
Here are the highlights of our day.
|The Gang minus Kayleigh|
|Home schoolers are weird. LOL|
|Kayleigh's very first roller coaster ride. Mackenzie ditched her bff because she wanted to ride on the same train as Kayleigh.|
|Her BFF's first time on Apollo's Chariot|
|They seem to think it's fun|
|Signs of spring from our glorious Creator|
|Woot! Saved me a trip to the mall.|
We did do school the rest of the week. We're still studying WW2. Mackenzie got her worst "grade" ever. A 73% on a math test. I think she'll start checking her work now because that crushed her. LOL
We finally were able to finish our first lesson on insects because the weather decided to cooperate. We were able to find some insects to experiment with. The second experiment was really...something. It was called the Lazarus Experiment.
We were supposed to find an insect. Hold it under water for 3 minutes, or until you think it's dead. (I know, right?) Then lay it on a paper towel and cover it with table salt, then gently blow it off. Wait for 5-10 minutes. The insect should "come back to life" and crawl away. Should, she says.
It doesn't drown because it can close the spiracles in it's abdomen. Which is helpful to little creatures stuck out in big rains. When they're dry enough they can open their spiracles and go on their merry way. The salt speeds up the drying process.
So we caught this guy. We called him Lazarus.
We attempted to drown him. It's unnerving.
Lazarus wasn't having it. He was under for over 8 minutes and just kept crawling around like it was a party. We kept chasing him with the spoon. He refused to "die". So we set him free. We're not sure if we're willing to attempt this again, although we are curious.
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