So....we're changing gears again.
Thankfully it's only January and we're not scheduled to finish first grade until sometime in April.
Jasmine had requested a science focus for next year.
No, that's not completely true. She asked that the only thing we do next year was science.
Thankfully, her favorite part of science is my reading to her. So though I am making plans for more activities and experiments, I know the primary requirement is good books. I can do books!
I've decided to go through history, starting with the Biblical account of creation, and through to modern history, and we'll cover things as they were discovered/invented. So we'll cover gravity when we learn about Isaac Newton.
It means making a lot of decisions...do we cover astonomy when we do ancient Greece, with Aristarchus, or do we wait until we get to Copernicus?? I haven't yet figured that part out, but I did find an awesome book that may help steer me: I just got notification that it's been shipped. I can't wait to look through it and see how much it steers things.
Our main book is going to be the Usborne Internet-Linked Science Encyclopedia (Usborne Encyclopedia).
I've also found a couple books for next to nothing (love buying used books!!) with tons of fun child-friendly experiments. I think we should have a fun year!!