At 5pm, we quickly squeezed in a science lesson before rushing off to my daughter’s weekly wing chun lesson on Tuesday. At 5pm, children are normally exhausted from ‘normal’ school and the last thing they want to do is learn. I find that my daughter wants to learn all the time because her education is not fixed to a 9-3 schedule. Anyhow, it was quite fun doing science so late in the afternoon/early evening. We are working on Properties of Materials at the moment (and yes you can teach that to a 3 1/2 year old!)
There were two other pages of the book, but I can’t seem to upload the pic. For the other two pages, I used wooden pegs to describe something that is hard as well as a prickly glittery piece of string-wire to describe something that is prickly.
All we did was pick things from around the house and discuss their simple properties. We then made a little book recording our results. I shall be sticking it up on my daughter’s wall. She adamantly asked that I stick it on her wall in a low position so that every day she can run her fingers over the objects and tell me ‘how they feel’. I was so happy (alhamdulillah) that she is interested in still referring to work that she has already done.
One content homeschooling ummi!