1. read the paper. No...didn't read the whole paper with a seven year lad but I read headlines and the comics and then we talked about them. Whatever grabbed his interest or mine. This leads to some interesting discussions at times.
Garfield's comic this morning had Jon reading from the paper
"If space aliens were to invade earth, they could take the form of animals"
Jon stares at Garfield
"do you come in peace"
"take me to your refrigerator".
I asked the lad....(after he finished laughing)... why was that funny?
BECAUSE mom... Garfield didn't say Take me to your leader...He likes food too much!
Then I asked....do you see what Jon did with the paper?
(that drew a blank)
...he read it!
yes, he read it...but what else did he do?
He believed it mom.
Ah...he believed it. Do you think he should have?
No...he's being silly mom.
It's good to read the paper, but one always needs to be aware that it's not always telling the truth.
We read a bit from his current breakfast book "Ghosts don't eat potato Chips".
Then did Adventus (at lesson 12 now I think?), A-Tutorsoft Math (continuing our work on multiplication), and Target the Question.
The lad's been making balloon pigs and said MOM....do you think we can make a pig inside another balloon. I told him TRY. He tried, he failed and so he asked his mom to help. I blew and blew and about gave myself a heartattack (not really)....but that was tough going. BUT finally we got the balloon to expand...and it popped out of the other balloon mostly...can you see how we have a covered expansion? Fascinated the lad but we couldn't get it to duplicate with another balloon (and I ran out of breath).
To that end we made magnet dance, we made a snake that could wag it's tail, learned we have some super strong magnets that will pinch your skin if you aren't careful, had fun with iron filings - scaring them and calming them down, and just generally were well amused by how magnets work. We are hoping to see how to do electomagnets works as well...but not today. :)
Do forgive the blurriness that lad tried mightily.