Well, since daughter wasn’t interested in the math activity I had in mind for my Math Links post, I’ll write my late Science-early StArt post instead. To be honest, the science and book part of it was written a week ago, but the “art part” happened this weekend.
This spring brought a lot of April showers. I don’t remember so much rain in my 8 years here. Anna was happy to go out and test her new rain slicker. She enjoyed tasting the rain and measuring it with her bucket (2 inches in 2 hours is A LOT for us). We read several books about weather, and Anna liked All About Weather even though a lot of information in this book is over her head. She requested it many times, and was able to read parts of it on her own. A couple of pages deal with the water cycle – evaporation and condensation. My virtual friend Debbie at Children Grow, Children Explore, Children Learn had a great and simple experiment for Selena a few weeks back, and I was itching to repeat it at home. I especially appreciated the fact that I could do it as part of dinner preparation. I don’t have any picture of this, since I didn’t want to leave daughter next to boiling water, but Anna was very excited about cloud making and immediately wanted to make cloud as big as our room. I had to explain to her that this would require a lot more water that we have in our pot.
Lately my husband and Anna got into making stories together. He is a much better artist than I am (his spelling, however, is a different story). Anna made up the story about jumping in the puddles and going back for hot cocoa, and she helped illustrating it by drawing puddles. By the way, her middle name is not Maria, but somehow the character in all her stories is always Anna Maria.