This summer in the Red Snail classroom has been crazy fun! We studied like mad for our state test to pass to seventh grade. I can't believe that seventh grade is already upon us, but I love how we've grown over the years with our homeschooling, and love even more how much Skylar has grown into such a great young man. Here's what we've been up to this summer, so far.
1. We learned about the waves and why the ocean is blue. We learned that the moon controls the tide and the ocean is blue because of light waves. We made a wave jar with water, vegetable oil, and food coloring and watched how waves are formed.
We created a wave jar with oil, water, and a bit of blue food coloring. The oil won't mix with the water and blue food coloring makes the waves really come alive in the jar.
2. We studied about the planets and made our own visual planet board to aid in our learning.
We made flaps on the visual to put specific information about each planet under the flaps.
3. We did some Kiwi Crates
First one was the Arcade Kiwi Crate
Second one was the Coral Reef Kiwi Crate
We made a floating squid and some jellyfish. We also learned about how important the coral reefs are to the ocean environment.
5. We got a new stamp for our book donations to the Free Little Libraries. We are excited to sit and stamp then donate them to others that can enjoy them. We are loving he little red snail at the top of the stamp. Special thanks to Rubber Stamps.net for working with us and creating such a great stamp that represents out classroom completely!
After stamping and ready to donate.
This Free Little Library was near Eddyville, Oregon, and they gained a few extra books from the classroom.
6. Getting ready for the class year.
The day before out class was about to start, we got up early to organize everything we needed for class in the morning. It was about 8:00 a.m. and the sun was greeting us through the classroom window.
My awesome seventh grader. I can't believe it!
First day of class was a slow start for us, but once we got going we were good to go!
The first day of class we took it easy and did some catching up on last year's assignments that got pushed aside.
One of the assignments was learning about bugs
One of the other assignments we talked about was the history of Japan. We also got out folders for the year organized and prepared for the coming year of seventh grade!
Seventh grade, here we come!
Our class daily schedule is as follows:
Class starts at 8:35 a.m.
Lunch is taken at 12:35 p.m.
Class ends at 4:35 p.m.
The sign above our classroom door. This year is going to be a great year!