- launching cars to see which one goes farthest
- finding out what happens when milk is added to water, and then adding in oil, peanut butter, pepper,curry, dish soap, consomme, mixing it up and predicting what will separate
- printing out and coloring a map of Greece
- adding Aleinu to davening
- watching Magic School Bus Bakes a Cake
- playing with Mighty Mind tiles
- launching Lego guys and testing their helmets
- going to Publix: finding coupons, checking out groceries, bringing groceries home, putting away
- launching cars down the steps
- tracing sand letters
- stick-fighting in the backyard
- sharpening sticks for arrows
- checking on the pit
- cleaning off muddy shoes: washing the dirt off, using detergent, finding out that warm water works best
- watching surveyors on our block
- counting how many minutes and seconds till taekwondo
- going on a sleepover at grandma's and packing their own bags
|7 yo asked what happens when milk and water are mixed, and immediately found out. Then he just HAD to add oil, and soap, and peanut butter, and spices...|
I also saw that 9 yo wrote an elaborate list of science things he wanted to do ( paleontology, periodic table, nature hike, make a model of dinosaur), but he did not do any of them. I brought his attention that he did not get to his to-do list despite having a whole day. Now I think that maybe, just maybe, he is not as science-inclined as he wants us to believe. Or maybe simply not focused.
7 yo started with this: "I hate schoolwork, especially math. Can I just launch my cars and measure which one goes the farthest?" And that's exactly what he did.
No tantrums today!