Learn how to make your own paper plate sundial! It is super easy to make and it is fun to observe time as it passes. The reason for the sundial experiment was we are learning about astronomy. Today we talked about calendars, moon phases, constellations, and seasons. People used these different things to tell what time or season it was.
A sundial is a clock that uses the suns position to tell time. The sundial has a rod that sticks up and the rod casts a shadow. On the surface there are markings that are used to tell time.
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Art is one of my favorite things to teach and do in our homeschool. My daughter has a huge passion for both arts and crafts, and she has really been enjoying the Entire Level 1 from ArtAchieve. She has learned how to draw different things. Most importantly she has put thought into how she is drawing and with what. I will explain that more later in the review.
One of the things that I like to do with the kids is practice their penmanship, as my daughter still struggles on making bigger letters then she should. She has really been enjoying Patriotic Penmanship Grade 2 by Laurelwood Books.
Patriotic Penmanship Grade 2 contains 30 lessons. Each lesson equals one week’s worth of work. However, you can adjust it to your child’s capabilities. It also gives you great instructions such as making sure the pencil is sharped and gripped firmly, instructing a child to leave a “finger space” between words, and explaining the difference between a letter and a word. Also reminds us to give some leeway to the child’s creativity in handwriting.