My Week in a Word: Slower

We had a busy Monday this week, but compared to other weeks we’ve had lately, the rest of this week was S-L-O-W, and I am grateful for the change of pace!

We did our lessons this week, and next week we’ll be spending time talking about the history of Thanksgiving and doing crafts and science projects related to Thanksgiving. This will be the first year we haven’t taken off the entire week but will incorporate the excitement of the holiday into our lessons. We’ll do lessons differently next week, but we’ll keep going!

We ran across a science experiment during our reading of Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder. The girls asked to do what the book mentioned, so we tried it and were surprised that it works!

It’s very simple. We started with equal sized glasses of milk and popcorn. The milk needs to be up to the brim of the glass.

Then you begin adding the popcorn to the milk, a piece at a time.

The fascinating thing is that the milk is never displaced by the popcorn, so there’s no spill (unless you bump the glass, like we did a time or two)!

The kids were amazed that all of the popcorn fit into the milk, and so was I. Give it a try! It’s simple family fun.

What simple activities have you enjoyed with those you love this week?

Photo credit: Jennifer A. Janes

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2 Responses to My Week in a Word: Slower

  1. Sonita Lewis says:

    What a cool experiment, we may have to try that!

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