Saturday, May 29, 2010

Fleet Week 2010

Fleet Week is a NYC Memorial Day tradition. Kevin and I have gone many times, but this was Mikro's first Fleet Week. He learned about what Memorial Day means, got a bit of World War II history, and had huge fun checking out the U.S.S. Iwo Jima and her equipment, and chatting with the Marines, from whom he also got a tutorial in gun safety. I asked him his favorite thing and he said: "I don't really have a favorite. I liked everything!"

Homeschool Update

More books, mostly history related...

Science class was about meteors and comets. There was an experiment with flour (about meteor craters) that Mikro had to sit out, due to his wheat allergy. But Nitro John let him assist in a demo, so he was OK with it. They made a dry ice comet, and then made superball comets (with sparkly tails) to take home.

Reptile Boy enjoyed coloring these wooden lizards with wood markers (both from Oriental Trading Company).

And in honor of our Roman History studies, he made this dragon mosaic (with some help from me whe he got bored filling in all the blue sky pieces...)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Catch of the World Seining at Beczak

Back at Beczak for another fun River Explorers program! The kids learned about fish native to the Hudson River, and from around the world, and then donned waders and went seining. They caught 73 critters: 57 anchovies, 8 blue crabs, 4 shrimp, 3 white perch and 1 tomcod. They did a little math, too, adding their catch to the totals for the month.

A Day at the Park