Thursday, December 15, 2011

Lego Bricks in Space

Lego and the International Space Station have teamed up to do a new program starting in the new year.
From off their website:
LEGO Education and NASA have teamed up to invite teachers and students from across the United States to participate in an educational program designed to inspire the exploration of science, technology, engineering, and math. Through the LEGO Bricks in Space program, students will work alongside International Space Station (ISS) crew members to conduct activities that test the effects of microgravity on simple machines. To download materials and watch crew videos, visit www.LEGOspace.com and click on the Education tab! For more information, contact LEGOspace@LEGOeducation.us.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Sickness...

We have been hit with sickness since Thanksgiving. Thank goodness we are finally getting better. Now, to get our blog updated this weekend...

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Birds of a Feather

We are learning about birds and feathers this week for Science.
Here are some of Ethan's drawings on different types of feathers.

First comes Downy for the little baby chicks. Then the birds develop pin feathers.

Here's a tail feather, and then there is the whole bird covered in feathers.

Kung Fu Graduation




Ethan and his friend Jack at their Kung Fu class.

Ethan graduated from his first Wing Chun Kung Fu class on Saturday. He was very excited to get his certificate of completion.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Here is Ethan's report on Mozart: 

Mozart was born January 27,1756.
Mozart lived in Salzburg, Austria.
His full name was Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, but he went by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Wolfgang’s house in Salzburg, Austria, was made into a museum.

He wrote his first piano sonata when he was four. At age six,he traveled all over Europe playing music. At age twelve he composed his first opera.
Constanze who was Wolfgang’s wife.
Mozart had six children, but only 2 lived.
Mozart made music for a living.
Mozart wrote more than 600 works .
A lot of people like one of Mozart’s greatest opera’s: The Marriage of Figaro.
People from all across the world came to see his operas at the opera houses.
Wolfgang also played in churches too.
Mozart died December 5,1791.

My favorite work Wolfgang created was “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik”.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

It's Exam Week...

We have finished our first term of home school. What an accomplishment! Ethan is busy with exams all week. It's good to see how much we have all  learned over the term.

We have been studying the works of French Artist Jean Honore Fragonard. Ethan had to choose one of his paintings and give an oral report and interpretation of the painting. He chose to do his report on, "Le Petit Parc" (The Little Park), also known as "The Gardens of the Villa d 'Este at Tivoli". 

 

He also had to give his own version of one of the Aesop Fables we studied. 
Ethan also did his Spanish exam. I think he surprised himself by how much Spanish he remembered. He can also speak basic sentences. Here is his Exam Schedule.