No more Lesson plans to write. No more tests to grade. No longer are my boys my homeschool students. I am changing out of my homeschool hat into my personal hobbies hat. Gardening, fitness, photography, part time employment.
9:OO- Ki made pancakes. What better way to start our day? Me not having to cook and Yet there are still homemade pancakes to be eaten! He made Whole Wheat Pancakes; they weren't bad. I figured I needed to try one, though I was planning on just having a protein fruit smoothie. Ki told me they were whole wheat and had an extra egg white for protein. I'll have a Fruit Smoothie for lunch.
- I read one of the short stories out of our Jesus Freaks book and sent them off to read until 10:15. being that this is Forensics Month they had to choose a book that was a mystery is some sort. 39 Clues. The Mysterious Benedict Society. Hardy Boys. Mars Diary was added to the list. I want to see if I can find some Encyclopedia brown books at the Library.
10:30 - Forensic Class.
Define Forensic Science: The application of a broad spectrum ofsciencesto answer questions of interest to a legal system.[OR] Using Science to gather Legal Evidence.
Did Some Spot The Differences (from the same above link- scroll down further): Gavin was strongest in this area.
Then we did some Fingerprint Stuff. We used a thick graphite art pencil to cover our fingertips, pressed our fingers onto the sticky side of packing tape, put the tape, sticky-side-down, onto blank index cards and labeled them. They covered their entire care with packing tape and used their fingerprint cards as bookmarks.
The Finished Fingerprint Card. Gavin added tape to the bottom as well & uses it as a bookmark.
To Make these Fingerprint cards:
Step One: Make Tape Lifting Tabs. Pull out about 3/4 and inch of tape away from the roll.
Step 2: Fold this piece of tape so the sticky sides adhere to each other. You now have a non-sticky tab to hold.
Step #3 Cut so there is about 1-2 inches of sticky tape. Set, sticky-side-up, into a flat surface
Step #4: either shave graphite off of a regular pencil or use one of those FAT Charcoal Art Pencils to coat your fingertip:
Step #5: place your fingertip onto the sticky side up tape, gently rollback and forth once:
Gavin did 3 fingers at the same time
Step #6 - place your print tape tab onto a blank index card.
We didn’t have time to get to the other things I wanted for Forensic Class today, but we’ll get to them tomorrow and actually talk about fingerprints and identifying fingerprint characteristics.
12: ISH was Lunch Time!!
1:00 2nd half of J-Term.
There is not much to write about C&G's Computer Class. Their dad gives them assignments- actual computer programming. I gave them a list of research, notes, etc, that needs to be some by the end of the month. (CLICK to Read their Comp. Program List) They are to spend about 30-45 minutes on my research and the rest of the time doing the computer programming.
Ki does THEATER on Mon./Wed./Fridays.
Ki started by reading to me out of a book called "Three plays written by Thornton Wilder". It is written in script format. He liked that it is written in script format.
Then we did some online research and note taking. Playwrights vs Screen Writers. Early Playwrights. Homophones (wright/write/right). Looks up some Greek Theater stuff (the Muses & the masks)